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!!
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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
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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!
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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
Spring is almost here! I have really been looking forward to spring this year and I'm taking in all of the beauty it has to offer right now. Fresh new blooms popping up in my yard, buds of green on the trees and my favorite fruit and veggie stand just opened for the season-all signs that spring is really coming! So I thought I would end this week by featuring some beautiful blooms (and herbs) to inspire you for the coming season. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and enjoy some time outdoors!
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Sometimes it just takes one particular piece of furniture to make a space look and feel exactly how you want it to. I'm quite fond of any sort of furniture piece that can be used for more than one purpose (and to be honest I can't think of many that do), however I did think of one that can be used for seating, a table, a footstool and in my case, a clothes hanger. I love an old wood bench-in an entryway or used as a side table only to be stripped of it's wares and used for additional seating when guests come over. I found some pretty inspiring examples while browsing the internet yesterday which in turn lead today's topic. There are plenty of wood benches that can be bought new, but the best I have found look as though they have history. Whether it's an old slab of wood pieced together or something a little simpler with modern legs, benches are a versatile piece that will fit anywhere in your home! Happy mid-week everyone, have a wonderful day!!
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Happy Monday everyone! Well it felt like Spring yesterday and I managed to get the windows washed, some weeds pulled outdoors and plants re-panted and arranged indoors. I was really feeling it and now today, rain! I am always looking for ways to lighten up a room and while pastels can be a little beyond my color style, they do add a touch of brightness to a room when used minimally. I prefer the look of weathered pastels, worn on the edges and mixed with wood. More of a vintage look perhaps without leaning to far towards scandinavian or modern styles. Don't get me wrong, I love Scandinavian style, but to much of one thing just throws me off! What are your thoughts on pastels? Would you use them in your home, or do you already? My favorites have got to be the Pixoss hanging lamps (shown in the last image) by Studio Moss Design and those gorgeous paper flowers in image two. Have a wonderful day everyone!
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