28 July 2011

Tropical Beach Beauties

One of my all-time favorite outdoor spaces is Nikki Beach in St. Barth's.  Long narrow tables of au courant weathered gray wood, white toss pillows, umbrellas, and draped beds set against the most magnificent azure waters of the oh-so-chic French West Indies.  I was fortunate enough to have a lovely champagne luncheon there a few years ago.  Let me tell you, I was smitten - and it wasn't just from the great champagne we sipped, although I'm sure it helped -- but the symbiotic relationship of the design and setting were visions of loveliness personified! I've posted a series of tropical beauties below.  Maybe it will inspire you to design your own backyard paradise!

Bonne journée!




26 July 2011

Outdoor Fantasy Spaces


Good Morning! 
Hope these few lovelies brighten your Tuesday and remind each of us to not only dream of possibilities, but to make them happen!
Have a lovely day!



25 July 2011

Blissful Baths

Monday Madness?  What better way to relax than a long/ pleasant soak in the bubbles?

I have to confess I am obsessed with bathrooms lately.  The bathrooms in our house are seriously stuck in the 80s and are so ugly they make me cringe!  The biggest problem I have, and I bet many of you do as well, is that there are so many blissfully beautiful bath styles out there to choose from!  A plethora of exciting designs such as glitzy-girly glamour, vintage farmhouse, prairie chic,  not-so-boring- traditional charm, and clean contemporary style to name a few make the decision difficult!  And what about the dizzying array of materials and finishes!  Marble, tile, cement, or wood floors?  Recycled glass or porcelain tile? The list goes on and on! Faucets, knobs, towel rods, colors....whew!  No wonder I haven't redone the baths yet, it's so difficult to decide when I love them ALL!  Whether the bathroom of your dreams is simple or sublime, I hope you find something that inspires you!

By the way, this post is dedicated to my good friend Lee,who is visiting New England from Florida for the summer.  I am so inspired by her super creative, can-do energy,  and the uber chic spin she puts on everything she touches!  I will be blogging about her and the terrific things she concocts later this week!  By the way, she is also a wonderful hostess!  Thanks so much Lee!   


how about a horse trough for a tub?

This is the dreamy master bath I want!  Serene, traditional, and well, beautiful!

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