Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fantastic Weekend

Happy Week!
What a productive weekend we had around the house and actually being in town for the first time in many weekends helped. The kids were so helpful, everyone pitched in and it was actually fun!

My first task...a "road trip" with all 3 kids in tow to IKEA for the "expedit" that my office has needs to hold various wallpaper books, fabric swatches, etc. Aka a work in progress!

So easy to put together ( my husband said) and functional.

I have loved this China Seas Nairobi fabric since it was featured in Elle Decor and I think I may be able to use it on a screened in porch off of of our bedroom...once again a work in progress!

I love this space and it functions well for my husband...mainly myself and our children. Everything I have found for the area I have found from places off the beaten path.

I adore my elephant fern stand that I found in a little antique store 30 minutes outside of Richmond, VA in a small town where my grandparents live...absolute steal!

A fern stand as seen in Lonny Magazine

My new glass lamp bases from IKEA that now need just the perfect shade.

Last but certainly not least I am so excited about these wicker chairs that I found at a consignment store this weekend and believe you me I scooped them up! New seat covers, although for the time being I am digging the white vinyl!

Maybe I will look as chic as Tory Burch perched in her wicker chair.

We worked on our wall photo gallery which is long overdue and I found black and white inspiration from M Designs which we currently have and was inspired with color by the image below...


Sunday a day of rest took me to a blistering day at the Flea Market where I scored a blue and white porcelain vase for under $20

I was actually able to take a nap and watch A Single Man which is fantastic, beautiful men, and of course Julianne Moore and Colin Firth are amazing.

Headboard in Tilbury Lapis and who wouldn't love to have that phone, gorgeous lamps as well!

Ending the weekend on a glamorous note, the Emmy's. I usually just watch for fashion and am normally a color gal but 2 of my favorite fashion picks this year were dressed in stunning black.

Kelly Osborne
and the lovely
Julie Bowen

The week is looking good, hope your's is too!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Favorites

Hooray for Friday...
So many fun things to do today so little time!
Here are some of my Friday favorites

Mexican Otomi Everywhere

Traditional Home

 Designer Windsor Smith who is out of this world


Jules Reid Tunics for Fall

Elle Magazine

Fabulous Closets, this one being at one time Julie Janklow's

M Design Interiors is off the charts awesome, exciting, fresh and inspiring

Windsor Smith for Kravet

Last but not least this Friday I am thankful for the best clients any gal could ask for, thank you!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

My daughter starts kindergarten today, what a bittersweet day. Seems like just yesterday we were thinking of her name, anticipating her arrival and now she is more than I ever expected, so beautiful, spirited, unique, and full of life. Here we are another chapter closed and the next ready to begin... what a beautiful day!   

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shades of Red

Rainy days make me happy sometimes, a reason to stay home, work on projects, play with the kiddos and stay in my pj's!
This last full week of August I am feeling transition in every aspect, school, fall, schedules, (thank goodness) and am drawn to beautiful shades of red. Gorgeous crimson drapes, a lacquered red bamboo accent chair or a vibrant to die for wall covering make a bold sophisticated statement in any space.

Barrie Benson


Speaking of super yummy and oh so luscious, the website All Modern, has all their Missoni Home up to 30% off until September 5th. Luxurious linens, throw pillows, rugs, and accessories are all on sale!

If you are not familiar with the brand, Missoni is an Italian knitwear line started by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in 1953 and continues to be a family run business. Missoni has evolved into a large fashion house as well as home accessory brand and they have even branched into the hotel world with a Missoni Hotel in Edinburgh, UK and another due to open October in Kuwait. Seeing that it is Tuesday, if you are a fan of The Rachel Zoe Project you can catch a glimpse of the chic home furnishings in Rachel's home, she obviously goes bananas for Missoni.

Missoni Hotel Kuwait

The Missoni 2010 Spring ad campaign shot by photographer Juergen Teller at the home of founders Ottavio and Rosita Missoni and the younger generation of Missoni.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Girl's Weekend

Luxe and Lillies

Don't you just love a weekend for girlfriends and me time??!! I know I sure do...I am packing it up this Friday and hitting the road for a little R and R and some girl time. How about you, anything fun planned? Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dreaming of Fall

Summer days are wearing me down...Fall fashions are arriving in stores, magazines are packed with luscious looks in rich hues, I can hardly wait!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Welcome back

I had a wonderful vacation and a lovely time with my family. The ocean was as beautiful as I ever seen it and my children and I picked up some of the most stunning shells along the shore! I am playing catch up today and there have been a lot of happenings while I have been away so here some of my favorite images with colors, textures and trends that are inspiring me today.

The Surf Lodge

I love this hip hotel with a laid back bohemian surf vibe in Montauk, NY. Luxe linens, wicker accents and a natural setting make me want to bring this look to our casual NC coast.

Yellow and Gray


India Hicks Island Living

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