This has been the longest day and I simply cannot say anything more than-FED up! I wish things could work out just as fast as they fall apart, but unfortunately that was not in the cards for me today. Some days they do, some days, they. just. don't! So as a part of my self pity (party) I've collected a little inspiration of spaces or things to keep my spirit lifted and dreaming of brighter days. Who doesn't love small fairy lights or a moody dark wall with a sprinkling of holiday decor? It's been enough to get me going so I have decided to end out my week with some beautiful pictures and the thought of my happy place which involves inspiring home decor-why not right? Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I will see you next week with a new series of Everyday Life which involves, can you guess? Holiday decor of course!
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Happy mid-week all! A little blue hue for your Thursday in respects to the blue sky, cold weather and a tiny obsession of mine called, "I'm obsessing over blue decor and furniture right now"! How can you not? Beautiful rich fabrics and dark moody walls that won't make you the least bit depressed, but rather warm and fuzzy all over. I hope the week has taken you great places so far and I'm already looking forward to the weekend ahead!
Have a wonderful day!
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As the weather gets colder and the holidays seep in, the only design I am drawn too right now feature cozy spaces surrounded by warmth and serenity (and a beautiful shower or bath). I find rooms with scattered objects neatly placed on shelves and tables to be quite an inspiration anytime, however on cold, dreary days those objects provide a comfort as I sit at my table or nestled in my favorite chair. The more the merrier (as long as it's somewhat organized), and after long weekend of Thanksgiving fullness and a lovely trip down south, I am finally getting ready to hang the holiday decor and get things Christmas ready around here. Here 's a dip into my latest finds that provide my soul with a little comfort and enough inspiration to actually dream that maybe one day they will be mine-haha. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and if you are anything like me, you are in full panic mode right now because you have done zero xmas shopping yet! Here's to great week!!
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It's now the time we give our thanks to so many and so much in our lives. However, my cranberry chutney is taking forever to cook and it's been a long day with still more preparation to do for this turkey day. Am I thankful for this? Yes, I guess I am. I am cooking a meal for my wonderful family that I know they will enjoy (I have quite a few helping hands as well-bonus love!), and while hosting was not really on my agenda for the year, I am thankful to have a cozy home to share with all who come. Here are some pics that really struck a chord with me today and they have me all geared up for the next holiday-which BTW is right around the corner, yikes! Happy Thanksgiving to all and may your day be filled with love, laughter, overfilled bellies and if you are a fan, football!!
all images via: skonahem
Hello everyone and happy Monday! How was the weekend? This weekend was finally a relaxing one. No sports, no errands to run, just some chilly temps, plenty of sunshine and a little fall clean-up outdoors, which I have to say, I really enjoyed. Then suddenly I blinked and it's only 4 days until Thanksgiving-how did this happen? Where did the month of November go? In fact, where did the year 2013 go? I can't believe it's almost over and I still haven't finished painting my hallway, or taken a vacation that I can really scream about. I'm just in awe right now as it's all sinking in, and while I try and live in the moment and enjoy every breath, I think I'm starting a "want to accomplish" list for 2014 right away! However, back to this year now and the fact that it is almost Thanksgiving day. Do you have your table plans drawn out yet? Here are a few ideas inspired by nature and a load of diy. I love the use of feathers and small plants which are both something I could create from within my own home. Look around-do you have any small items you would love to see get the center of attention on your table? Look from within then buy around that-that's a goal I try to keep with every holiday setting I create and so far it's worked out well-however, a little inspiration never hurts!
Have a wonderful day!
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I took a quick look around my house today and realized I'm in desperate need of some new plants and trees among my indoor decor. I don't know if it's because the sky has been quite grey lately, or because the trees have now lost all of their leaves, but somehow I am feeling the loss of greenery around me and need to make a major run to the nursery for some new life and oxygen in my home. You can also bet that my latest Pinterest sit-down lead me to some rooms with added greenery that inspired me immediately. Ok, so on the agenda for tomorrow (unless I hear from my furniture guy with finished pieces-wink), a quick trip to the craft store for project materials and the nursery. Day. Done! Have a fabulous mid-week everyone, I hope it's trekking along nicely and maybe sunny for a change?
all images via: blood & champagne
What would a home be without details? The light sitting on our piano not only poses as function, but also as a form of inspiration and beauty and frankly, because it looks good there. The planter hanging from your ceiling. The plant provides oxygen and the planter may serve as a necessity for the plant, however let's all be honest-we want a planter that reflects us, in color, shape and form. These are the little things, the details in our home that create a whole. Details add our personalities into our surrounding spaces and provide a glimmer of who we are and what we'd like to be. I have hope that one day all of the details in my life and home will be arranged accordingly, but for now, I will take what I have and line them up just so, so that I can enjoy them everyday, because that's what details are, something to enjoy!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and now into the new week we go!
beautifully rustic and modern with a large cowboy to boot!
via: house and hold
a lovely diy for your door or wall (ps-i love anything that hangs)
a beautiful collection-except i could probably do without the doll head, maybe 15 years ago?
via: sf girl by bay
a light filled house with a little color
via: the style files
i've been hanging onto this picture for almost 2 weeks! i just love the rustic colors and interesting finds
via: the selby
and last but not least, a little holiday hanging cheer!
via: in honor of design
I couldn't quite pin down my though of the week, so I am replacing it with a quick little photo of an inspiring space. Now I also couldn't decide which I liked better, this hanging wood table or the festive paper decor. It's all so joyful and completely cozy-why should I decide? I like it all! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, enjoy!
Sukha Amsterdam via: life in sketch
Yikes! I knew when I saw this picture and it instantly inspired me, that I had to share it today and create a good mid-week vibe. Look at that gigantic painting behind the bed! And even though this bed has somewhat of a headboard, this painting looks stunning in this large, light filled concrete room. I'm not a huge fan of the bed, but doesn't it look comfy? Awww...to go back to sleep right now, perfect.....
Happy mid-week everyone!!
image via: Pinterest
Hello everyone! How was your weekend? We enjoyed a full day of much needed sunshine around here and even got outside to explore the park and have a nice simple dinner. Now that the weekend is over it's time to get back to the grind of daily work and exploring the opportunities that lie ahead. It has been some time since I've featured an Everyday Life series here on my little blog, but I've finally had the chance to look through my pictures of late, do some editing and post. My camera was attached to my hip all summer and I swore I would never leave it's side, but man, school starts and suddenly the life that was once laid back and peaceful becomes crazy and disorganized! However, I am determined to bring the bond back I once had with my camera and start documenting my inspiration once again-and what better time to do this than during the holidays when huge transformations start to take shape inside the home, craft projects become reality and the food is more than delicious, yum, yum, I'm excited! Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!
photos by: Desirae Wilkerson