Friday, October 31, 2008


Bedrooms are such an important space. Whether it's the master, or a guest room, they should be comfy, stylish and hospitable. I love these...

Blue is such a soothing color. I could just crawl in this bed with a breakfast tray, a great magazine and some coffee, and poof, the day would be over before I knew what hit me.

How cozy is this romantic spot? I don't think I'd be doing too much reading in this sir, I'd be in REM for weeks.

I have always loved two twin beds in a guest room. There's something about these rooms that get me excited to stay at someone else's home.

Again, same routine as bedroom #1. And look, the tray is already there. It was meant to be.
Images via

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Got kids?

So, Anna over at Absolutely Beautiful Things, blogged about her son's room. (Loved the post and your blog!!) Kids' rooms are sometimes a challenge. The marketing companies have done such a great job of brainwashing them that their idea of a neat room is having one that looks like Disney threw up on. I thought the little girls room featured above is such a nice and simple, yet beautiful, space for a little princess to grow up in. Which got me thinking about ways to preserve the "adult" space...

Anyone with kids knows that keeping your beloved home decor in decent shape is close to impossible. But a great idea is to cover it. I know it's been showcased to death, but Schumacher's "Chiang Mai" is featured above. It's a great way to have your cake and eat it too. I don't know about you, but I am always freaking out on my kid (poor little dude) when he runs around like he's possessed and jumps all over my furniture. Here's a possible solution. I know it's not ideal because you don't want to seem like a grandma, but I have yet to find a better solution. Ideas? Please discuss...

Images via Domino

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I could never...

GET SICK OF THIS! The set of "Something's Gotta Give" created a frenzy when it first came out, and still to this day I never tire of these images. Set decorator Beth Rubino did a fantastic job creating a timeless coastal chic look. And how about the artwork of R. Kenton Nelson and Edward Henry Potthast above the mantels. Just beautiful. Perfect, perfect, perfect.
Images via Architectural Digest

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Which is your fave?

OK, I admit it. I have a kitchen fetish. Especially ones that have a coastal vibe, such as these. And the fact that I live in a beach house might explain it. Which one is your favorite and why? I think 2 & 3 are my favorite, although I love each and every one of them...I just can't decide. I'll take them all!

Images via Coastal Living

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

T. Keller Donovan

I just love T. Keller Donovan's's so crisp. These images are of his little gem in my hometown of Palm Beach county. Check out the before and after photos. Such simple ideas can completely transform a room. Who doesn't love blue and white in a bathroom? It's so fresh! All of his ideas are great and budget friendly.

Images via House Beautiful

Monday, October 20, 2008

French Love

How beautiful are these colors together?! One of my all time favorite combos. This home is in Houston, TX and featured in House Beautiful. My love affair with interior design all began with French Country and has now developed into an appreciation for all styles. I am so excited to start taking classes once my kids are in school full time! I can hardly contain myself!!!