Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Decorating Trend

I love the fresh boldness of the chevron pattern.  The pattern has been used in hardwood floors for hundreds of years, know as herringbone. The geometric pattern has been so popular the last couple of years. It has been used for upholstery, rugs, wallpaper ect.. I love the versatility, do you have it in your home and what do you think of this trend?

photo credit: Decor Pad, Material Girls

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Cocktails

         Have a happy, safe and warm Memorial Day! 

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Outdoor Spaces

Well you can't tell around here today, but summer is just around the corner. Memorial Day weekend is coming up and it is suppose to be a nice weekend. It will be the perfect weekend to start getting my deck and patios ready for summer. Here are a few outdoor spaces I love!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trend Alert 2012, Leather Shorts, Would you wear them in the summer?

What I want now for a summer staple is some leather shorts. I have been looking for a pair and I think being a 40 plus mom, I better play them down a bit and go for a chic camel pair. I love Olivia's look below. Everyone has these shorts from Zara to Barneys'. What I want to know is would you wear leather shorts in the summer let me know??

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wrapping Station Ideas

Since my children were babies we always had a designated toy/ playroom in the house. Since it seems that they are finally growing out of toy stage, I think that it has finally come time we can 
use our toy room for some other uses such as a wrapping / craft area. (I am sure that my husband has some other ideas.) Look at these gorgeous wrapping stations below and the article from Dreamy.......

Separate shelving unit

Built in


Gift Stations Have Style Wrapped Up

Friday, May 11, 2012

Watermelon Margarita, Happy Weekend!

As you can probably tell, I am finally starting to feel it , summer is right around the corner, yeah! Here is a great low calorie cocktail I would like to try. Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon on the deck or this weekend!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Decorating with shells & coral

Since summer is almost here, once again I am changing around my accessories in my home and have been getting ideas on how to display my shell collection. Decorating with shells and coral can add texture to a space. Shells can be used in many different decor such as Sophisticated, traditional, and modern. Coral is one of my favorite accessories not only does it bring in texture it can bring in color as well. Shells and coral can be collected over time as well on beach walks and vacations.

Photo credits: House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Coastal Design

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Houzz, How to get a Coastal Modern Look