Friday, May 27, 2016

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

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10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend

Many of us will be celebrating the long weekend outside on our porches;  grilling, hosting get togethers, or just chilling with friends and family. The following patios showcase beautiful outdoor furniture, pretty colors, and lots of greenery to inspire you as you prep your outdoor spaces to entertain.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.
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10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.
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10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

10 Beautiful Porches to Inspire Your Long Weekend.

A quick note: As a military spouse, just a gentle reminder to remember the reason for Memorial Day-a day to remember and honor the MEN and WOMEN in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Have a great weekend everyone! xx


Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Paint Color Inspired by My Sukhi Rug and A Painting Tip.

New Paint Color Inspired by My Sukhi Rug and A Painting Tip.
Last year I posted an updated version of Ian's bedroom, but it wasn't too long after that I would change the wallpaper used in his room update(pictured below).


Wallpaper Behind Bed

It wasn't lively enough nor did it  reflect his personality at all. 


New Paint Color Inspired by My Sukhi Rug and A Painting Tip.
I painted the bed head wall(the one that was wallpapered) with this left over Benjamin Moore Gentleman's Gray color at Christmas. It was livelier than the wallpaper, but it wasn't THE ONE.

New Paint Color Inspired by My Sukhi Rug and A Painting Tip.
Fast forward to recently when I received this AMAZING handmade Alisha Sukhi felt ball rug. Sukhi felt ball rugs are handmade by artisans in Nepal.

Once an artisan has finished creating a rug, her name is placed on a label attached to the rug. The wonderful artisan who made my rug is Binita Khad Ka. Thank you so much Binita! The Sukhi rug has the most vibrant colors(so me), is beautiful, well made,  and feels amazing underfoot.  As soon as I saw it, I thought it's going in Ian's room and it will be the inspiration for his new wall color. And so it was.
New Paint Color Inspired by My Sukhi Rug and A Painting Tip.

Meet Benjamin Moore Tangerine Dream. 
The color goes beautifully with the Sukhi feltball rug and complements the adjoining walls painted in BM Brittany Blue nicely.

Colorful Kid's Room


Colorful Accent Wall in Kid's Room
The color reflects Ian's happy and fun personality. Coincidentally I learned too that Sukhi means happy... Imagine that!?


Painting Tip to Add Height to Bed Head Wall
The room while it's not the attic has similar features of an attic space and the  height of the bed head wall has always bugged me because it's shorter than the other walls and while I could place the bed on another wall, where it is now is the best spot. So this time around while painting, I decided to extend the paint all the way to the ceiling to give the illusion of height and it worked. 


Colorful Accent Wall in Kid's Room
Ian playing hide and seek with his little Minion friend(pictured under the blanket)

Kid's Art Work Displayed
His little art wall. Big Bird in the cute socks was done by the wonderful artist, Charlotta Ward

Colorful Kid's Room
My Sukhi felt ball rug is much more beautiful in person and I absolutely love it! Thanks to the lovely ladies at Sukhi rugs for this beauty!xx

Cozy Reading Corner in Kid's Room
The rug looks right at home anywhere in the room. In fact, I think it would look great just about anywhere in our home.

P.S. I was gifted this lovely rug but opinions expressed are my own and the rug is amazeballs!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Mellow Yellow.

Pop of Yellow in Outdoor Space


I'm really missing the sun this week. It has rained everyday this week with only brief peeks of the sun. This post is my sun dance willing the sun to come out and shine in all her mellow yellow goodness! 

Iris Apfel's Happy Style
Iris Apfel knows how to wear yellow! What a happy mixture!

Leaning Desk Is Great for Small Spaces/Office

Color Explosion in Kid's Room

Neon Pop in Living Room

Yellow Dining Chairs

How Cute!

Yellow Cabinet

Lemons

A Lovely Boho Corner

Ideas for Using the Color Yellow

What's the weather like where you are? I've read that some people recently had snow! I guess my lack of sun is not too bad compared to snow in May. Have a lovely weekend everyone! xx




Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pink and Brass.

Pink and Brass Details in the BathroomPhoto Mikkel Adsbøl
©Mikkel Adsbøl

Place brass against a pink background, especially when the pink is the shade of Pantone's Rose Quartz and the result is almost orgasmic. Yes, I said it. This bathroom above does it so beautifully and the grey finishes in the floor and vanities ground it all perfectly. Just divine! This is the bath in the home of photographer Mikkel Adsbøl.


Pink and Brass Interior
A trio of tables-two in brass finishes beside a pink couch create a glamorous scene. 

Pink and Brass Living Room

Have a pink couch? Pair it with with brass accessories for a glam look. I love how the black in the 2nd space adds a dramatic flair too!

Pink and Brass Details in the Bathroom/Photo Mikkel Adsbøl
©Mikkel Adsbøl

One more of this bath because I love it so much! 



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Where to Find Me.

Group Succulents Together for Impact
This time of year, you will rarely find me inside. This morning I drank my coffee on the porch listening to our chickens complain because they were ready to get out the coop. Did you know chickens can be noisy? I am finding out just how loud they can get. Happy Tuesday everyone. xx

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pretty and Bright Apartment in Stockholm.


Pretty and Bright Apartment in Stockholm

Different Colored Dining Chairs

Beautiful Pattern Chair

Pretty and Bright Apartment in Stockholm

Bright Bedroom with a Lovely Fiddle Leaf Fig

Lovely Wallpaper in Kid's Room

Subway Tiles in Kitchen

Great Way to Display Kitchen Items

Bathroom with Dark Floors

Pretty and Bright Apartment in Stockholm
Easy on the eyes with pretty furniture and such lovely details. Spotted for rent on Fantastic Frank. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Dare To Be Bold.

Art Pops An a Colorful Wall

It's no secret that I love color! It's been such a treat to see the saturated colors in use this Spring and no doubt will continue into the Summer. While I know these bold looks are not for everyone, they are so fun, so colorful, so happy AND after all it's Friday!


Home of designer Molly Luetkemyer in Kaleidescope by Gestalten

pink and black color scheme create high contrast

Orla Kiely's  kitchen

Strategic Use of Color Adds Wow Factor in Foyer

Beauty

Color Pop

What are your plans this weekend-maybe adding a little color?  I'll be gardening and painting so I'll have some colorful updates for you soon! Have a fabulous weekend everyone. xx