30 September 2011

Perfectly Pretty Powder Rooms

Wow!  What a fabulous powder room!  The wallpaper is spectacular and sets the tone for the entire space. This is a room that your friends will talk about for sure!

This bathroom has my heart!  I just love the bling!  Silver accessories, a hammered nickel sink, and faucet set against a perfect slab of white Cararra marble.  Ahhh, perfection!

Beautiful wallpaper from Thibault combines with terrific traditional features here to create a spectacular powder room in aqua.  Wallpaper  in a powder room can make a space sing with vibrant color and pattern that paint can't begin to do!  For those on a budget, it can be more affordable than tile.  Check out this sweet space below!

Sweet and sassy describes this glamorous powder room below.  Don't you just love the minimalist hat box throne by Toto, and the sleek shine of the mirrored vanity set against that oh-so- pretty pink wallpaper? This is a room your besties won't want to leave!  The pops of black on the marble vanity, the marble floor tile and lampshades is just the right amount to ground the space in the sea of pink.

This graphic wallpaper adds such a powerful punch and keeps this otherwise all white space from being ho-hum boring.  And check out the bath below where the limited use of  in your face yellow creates a virtual color explosion for your senses!  Love this....

Belgian style rustic charmer with concrete counter and integrated sink; oiled bronze faucet and a sweet little  mirror with grille \keeps the style consistently gorgeous here!

This powder room illustrates how even the most basic builder bathroom can be made pretty with the right accessories:  shelves, pictures, etc.

Have a great weekend!  


27 September 2011

Pretty Perches to Park Your Perky Buns On

Still feeling pretty sick but at least I am now awake more than I am asleep. Yes, this IS progress ...but I can't wait to feel 100% better.  With  so many projects going on right now, I  find it really frustrating to be stuck in bed too sick to actually work on anything.  But at the same time I'm not so sick anymore that all I can think about is what I should be doing! Ahhh!    

 To relieve the boredom, here are some spaces that are just so pretty they could cure a terminal case of the design blahs!  Wouldn't you just love to be sitting in any one of these oh-so-perfectly lovely spaces right now?  

This lovely bedroom reminds me that it's time for a nap!

Love those subtle yet bold touches of lavender! (above)

Have a glorious day!

26 September 2011

Loads of Fun!

Feeling a bit under the weather due to pneumonia that hit me like a ton of bricks on Saturday.  While I recover, here are some of my fave inspirations for a laundry room redo!

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This closet laundry room/ broom closet is so clever!  






23 September 2011

Happy DIY Day!

How brilliant are these starburst mirrors made from cereal boxes and wooden skewers?  Amazingly clever aren't they!  If you have scissors and a glue gun you can make a few of these ingenious goodies for your own pretty casa.  Just follow the link  to  bystephanielynn.com.  The weather forecast here is for rain all weekend, so I'm pretty sure there won't be any cereal boxes left in my house!

Been so busy with the coastal kitchen renovation! (Kitchen Inspirations ) Today we are recovering Michelle's island in the bead-board we purchased at Lowes and painting it a rad shade of turquoise. A special thanks to the nice man at the store who cut all the panels and trim for us -- despite our measurements of "31" and three lines past the half mark!" (Note to self, re-learn third grade math!)


I also bought a few bottles of porcelain paint at  Michael's and mixed up turquoise for the old white tiles I found in my basement.  Yup, gonna paint all the tiles in this beautiful turquoise then apply a small crackle finish,  add some dark glaze to showcase those cracks, and finally apply a high gloss finish to protect them.  A lot of work to be sure, but I think the results will be fantastic and so worth it!  This is the inspiration: gorgeous, aren't they!


Can't wait to show you how they came out!

Have a wonderful weekend! 



22 September 2011

A Homage to Summer


To See the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie--
True Poems flee.
- Emily Dickinson

via pinterest

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability
- Sam Keen

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
-Wallace Stevens

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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

Farewell summer!