Well wouldn't you know it, I finally get around to posting some pictures here that I took and my iPhoto froze up! It's fixed now, however not in time to get my pictures posted. So today I bring you a little taste of Spring-dining style. Gorgeous linens, a touch of color and lots and lots of light. Let the Sunday brunches begin!
Have a wonderful day!
image via: 79ideas
Hello everyone and welcome to a new week!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Easter holiday hunting for eggs and eating way to many jellybeans (ok, maybe that was just me)! I am off to a new (hopefully productive) week scouting finds for new clients and prepping for a fireplace remodel (my own) and we'll see how far I get on that. Getting ready to sand and paint my fireplace stone got me thinking a ton about texture and what it really does to the spaces we are living and working in. Without it, we would have a blank, virtually seamless space with almost nothing for our eyes to grab on to. Sure there's color, but texture adds depth and interest and really gives us a feeling of multiple layers when there really may be only one. You can achieve texture by simply adding wood with a beautiful grain to your room, or mixing various fabrics with different textures on your sofa or bed. This first photo really gives a sense of what multiple textures can do to your space-white tile, reclaimed wood, stainless appliances, fabric window coverings, you get my drift...all together they create an inviting and interesting space. What do you think? Need a texture boost?
Enjoy the day everyone and be sure to check in tomorrow for a new Everyday Life post!
holy lighting fixtures-well matched and well placed, i could bake in this kitchen for days!
via: an ordinary woman
this sofa says it all-mixed with the lovely softness of white linens and neutral objets
via: architectural digest
flowers always give off beautiful textures (without even trying)
via: nellie johansson
a wonderfully curated eating nook in this new Brooklyn restaurant. white brick walls, wood and so much to look at!
you can't go wrong with dip-dyed macrame-just a touch of color is all you need
via: studio raw
i'm not a huge fan of glass tables, but this seems to work well in this space among all the other textures-like!
via: remain simple
Have a great weekend everyone! Relax, enjoy and spend some time with family and friends this holiday Sunday. Stay tuned next week for a new Everyday Life series (it's been way to long) along with a new Monday Finds and more!
egg diy via: fine little day, tulip photos by: desirae wilkerson
Simple is my motto today! Enjoying the simple things in life and the spaces around you, helps you appreciate the bigger picture. Pay attention to the details-it will make you happy (I promise). Have a wonderful day!!
images via: click on the pic
Hello everyone, how was your weekend?? It was gorgeous here in Seattle this weekend, but unfortunately a nasty cold kept me inside for most of the day today. I had dreamy plans of yard work and landscaping and I even purchased a new set of outdoor Edison lights that I was all set to hang today. So sad, but I am on the mend and ready to hang and work tomorrow as the weather will be gorgeous again! The one thing I could manage to do however, was lay still with my computer and browse for inspiration (I am never to sick for that!). Now that Spring is in full swing and the flowers and trees are showing their true colors, there is no better time to start planning your outdoor spaces. I am truly amped this year to begin some projects I have been dreaming up for the last couple of months and while budget wise I will have to keep things in check and use a lot of what I have, it only makes my projects seem a little more thoughtful and perhaps a little more creative. The one thing I know for sure I am never sorry about spending money on though is, plants (and as you know from my post last week-you can never have enough of them). What it's store for your outdoor spaces this year? There is one thing I will be on the hunt for this year-outdoor furniture and I am seeking as we speak! I hope you are off to a wonderful start of the new week, enjoy the day!
don't forget your blanket for comfortable sitting or covering up when it starts to get chilly! i've been lucky enough to find these at my local thrift shop but if not, you can get them here: nipomo picnic blanet at hello nipomo
the perfect outdoor day-food, blanket and good book!
image via: marie elisabeths rum
i may not be able to get away with all of these plants year round in seattle, but i can improvise-gorgeuos!
nicholas roberts via: the art of tranquility
images not noted can be found by clicking on the pic!
Hello and happy mid-week! How hard is it for you not to buy a new plant when you are at the nursery? Or the hardware store, or any store that carries plants? This is that one item I can never say no to and honestly, you can never have to many of (so no guilt here)! On a table, on a shelf, hanging from above, bedside or tub side, you can never go wrong with a brand new plant to brighten up your spaces. The other great thing about them is, they can continuously be re-arranged and added to new rooms depending on how much light is needed for them to thrive. So go buy a new plant (or two) and have a wonderful day!!
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Hello everyone and happy Monday!! After taking an unexpected couple of weeks off to organize and re-generize my creative flow, I'm back with some refreshing little items that have inspired and laid claim in my Monday Finds folder. To be honest, these images have been building up for about 2 weeks, however they are just as fresh and inspiring as when I first saw them (and that's how you know when a design has truly moved you in some way). Simple is what I'm seeking here and unfortunately there are just days (or weeks) when simple just simply does not occur (why, oh why I ask?). However, having the power to create simplicity around you and in your life is much easier when thinking in a non-critical and optimistic way. Perhaps you paint a wall. You've just simplified that crazy feeling you get when you look in a certain direction in your home. You organize your closet and get rid of everything circa 2002 (that's over 10 years ago people!). You've just simplified the chaos of your morning routine and made room for more modern pieces in your wardrobe. It all works, but most of all, you've decided that the lack of creativeness in your life has nothing to do with what you do, but how you approach what you do. It's about taking a blank and thinking of it as a canvas for new ideas. Therefor you've simplified how you do things by simply thinking differently. I feel that this advice to myself (and others) can be said for many things in our lives, including our homes and workspaces. And honestly, if I didn't feel this way I would never be an interior designer. I like to make other peoples lives as simple as possible while still feeling like they can live their lives amongst creativity and inspiration-and it's hard to take your own advice sometimes isn't it? Anyway, I know I've run completely off topic here and sorry for the ramble, but simple is the key word here and no doubt you will get that feeling when you see my Monday Finds below! I hope the weekend treated you all well and I'm back on the attack for the rest of the week! Have a wonderful day!
i'm thinking an indoor/outdoor work space is a must for the summer months-simple and refreshing
Nanette Wong via: Houzz
this just feels like spring!
image via: Purranders
a cozy little corner for record listening (and great use of a tight space)
via: lovely life
a little easter inspiration with quail eggs
photographed by: Kara Rosenlund
i love the brooklyn studio of designer Rebecca Atwood-full of the simple things and tons of gorgeous creativity!
via: Apartment 34
this may have to be my next jewelry purchase-it fits me to a t!
via: jewel mint
a tranquil, light filled bathroom-would you look at that tub!?
photography: Martin Lof via: Elle Decor
Some beautiful images to end this week-flowers of course because I'm thinking of Spring (and it is Spring, yay!). Look at these succulents, a classic favorite for any season. Happy Friday everyone, have a wonderful weekend!
This room is feeling bright and springish-without being too bright which is what I love about it. Soft pinks, oranges and yellows with visible flowers and plants. I'd say that's all the inspiration I need to finish my Spring cleaning and decorating, how about you? Happy mid-week everyone!
image via: design is what you can get away with
Good morning everyone and Happy Monday! Today's monday finds are a focus on objects and just how well one object or two can truly define a space. Whether you look at an object on its own and visualize what it may look like in a space (and think, perfect), or else you have the perfect space already and an object stands out so much it really pulls everything together. I've found a few images that really inspire me and I hope they inspire you too! Take a look around your own home-what object/s do you covet the most? Chances are there are many things you love and the ones you don't...you always have the power to change!!
Have a wonderful day!
a cozy thinking chair is a must for any room
loft space, all white and wood-these gorgeous floors really make this space, i'll move in as is thank you!
i'm absolutely nuts over these arrow serving spoons-gorgeous
bohemian wingback chair via: robyn thompson and this grey/white lamp shade by julien renault objects
i think these belong in the same room-what do you think?
this is such a great use of space-and those stairs, beautiful!
clipboards might be considered old school now that we have tablets, but i would find great use for these simple wood ones!
i would love to share a meal at this table amongst tons of natural light and brick walls
via: the grounds of alexandria