28 May 2010

Sum Sum Summertime...

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The Treehouse in Port Washington, Seattle

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Tom Leighton via Desire to Inspire

Thom Filicia via Mimi and Meg

Ahhhhhhh! The beginning of summer! What a wonderful weekend. The idea of it just relieves us of so much stress and hustle that we experience the other 9 months of the year. A slower (albeit hotter!) relaxed time to enjoy life at the pace we should all year. I have so many incredible memories of summer as a little girl. Texas is so darn hot in the summer that I usually think of some sort of body of water, loose clothes, bare feet and "no school" nights! Fun and happy times!

Here's to making wonderful summer memories this year!...

20 May 2010

Work It Baby...

Aerin Lauder's Office via the late Domino Magazine

Melanie Acevedo via Under a Paper Moon

via The Devil Wears Prada

Aerin Lauder's Office via Vogue

Amy Fine Collins via Elle Decor

via Lonny

via Dress Design Decor

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Traditional Home via Create Girl

Suzanne Kasler via Dress Design Decor

Steven Gambrel

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What can I say? I spend waaay too much time in mine!

Blue skies this weekend!

11 May 2010

Shelf It Mister...

via Elle Decor

Sally Wheat via Cote de Texas

via House Beautiful

Steven Gambrel via Elle Decor

Steven Gambrel via Elle Decor

via Desire to Inspire

via Lonny

Open shelves are such a fun way to design a kitchen IF (and that is a big if) you have the discipline to keep everything somewhat in order. Otherwise you, your family and your guests could be viewing a huge natural disaster scene! Open shelving is not as functional as cabinets for obvious reasons, but if you have a good amount of matching dinnerware (not necessarily same patterns, but same concept) then I strongly suggest taking some organizational courses and going for it!

I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend before heading off to the mountains for a work trip. I hope everyone enjoys theirs...

09 May 2010

Happy Mom's Day...

via Coco + Kelley (I think!)
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

06 May 2010

Layer Cake...

Rob Southern

Red Velvet Cake via Martha Stewart

I have always been a fan of rug layering. Usually it is a luxury, but I think a small rug on top of a larger area rug or on top of wall-to-wall carpet is such a fun extra detail that is certainly able to add a punch or even enlarge a space visually. My favorite is layering on top of seagrass. Layering does not come as naturally for me on other rugs, but that is not to say it is not accomplished. It just takes a little more playing around!

Happy weekend to everyone!