Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am wishing each and everyone of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it will be a day of reflecting on all that is good, spending time with family and enjoying wonderful food. 

My favorite thing about thanksgiving, well other than spending time with family...cranberry! I know the picture isn't cranberry, but it is the closest I couldn't find, that I liked. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

(Image. Style at Home)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bakker Made With Love & Happy Monday!

Nothing like a jolt of color, and prints to get a week started! Happy Monday everyone! I hope this is a great week for you, and in contributing to that goal, I've decided to share this beautiful room with you today.

Those lanterns, to me is what is so so special about this room. Imagine your teenage self in a bed like this. How about that bubblegum pink birdcage, my 31 year old self would love that.

Have a great day y'all! :)

(Images: Bakker Made with Love via Milk Magazine)

Beautiful Sunday Through My Lense

Are you having a lovely Sunday? I hope so! It's hair day for us, which basically is an all day affair. However, the weather today, forces you to take things easy, it is a grey, rainy day, and I am loving it. I am finally having a quiet moment after taking the kiddies for their naps.  I am drinking a nice cup of ginger tea and going through pictures. I am seeing pictures that I didn't even know were there, and they are all putting a smile on my face. We had a better summer than I realized. It's great and sad at the same time that we are able to take so many wonderful pictures with digital cameras and phones, but because we have so many we just keep them on our computers and are lucky if we go back and look at them. For two years now, I have been saying that I'll start putting pictures together into photo books. I've only done one...shame on me. In the spirit of unleashing pictures from the confines of my you go.

This was one of my presentation boards for my final project in Fundamentals of ID

A random collection right! You should see my entire photo files...I am obsessed with capturing every little thing that grabs my attention. I love going back and seeing all the cool things I was able to immortalize in photos. 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

(Images: Fatou Bah)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


... I long for nature, peace, beauty, and quiet.

(Image: CNT Traveler)

Grey, White & Pink

I just came across the work of photographer Line Thit Klein's work, and what gorgeous images she's captured. She is a Danish photographer who is described as "an adoring foodie, a lover of all things delicate...". Her work is very clean and beautiful. I am especially loving this series that I'm about to share with you.

I am curious about the stylist behind the spaces that Line so beautifully captured. I love how pink was incorporated into an otherwise monochromatic scheme, using a tint and tone of pink adds a delicate touch to an otherwise tough room.

Are you having a good day? I hope so. :).

(Images: Line T. Klein

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Inspiring Interior Spaces

What better to get you over hump day Wednesday than some gorgeous interior spaces?! I have gathered some gorgeous spaces, all with clever designs to inspire you in your own projects. They are all unique, but all so drool worthy...ready?

via Bonnie Tsnag
If interiors had a 5 hour energy pick me up this space will be it for me! Harmony doesnt' only come in soothing spaces, I think this space proves that. Pairing different patterns and colors like this requires a common denominator, and that is the tribal feel each pattern and color elicits here.

via House to Home
This room, though, quieter than the first, it, by no means has less personality. Having a neutral background allows the green chair to really pop and stands as the focal point. Adding the Zebra print rug is also a great way to add interest to the beautiful tile floors. A lesson here is you don't need everything in a room to be be bold and bright if you are not comfortable with that. You can have your neutrals and have one or two pieces to bring in color and pattern to add interest. The colors of the chair that would have been probably a bit on the muted side in the first room, stand out in this neutral space.

Really this one had me at yellow painted table, paired with black and white. I really never can resist that combination. The toile wallpaper is so dynamic, definitely a great room to start your day.

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How adorable and smart is this dining room. The use of top hats as lights is beyond clever, and I think it works especially well, because everything else in the room is serious, making the quirkiness of top hat lights truly shine.

via House to Home
This is a great use of a space that is usually neglected, or assigned to store a bench at best. Having it jeweled up like this, serving as a cozy nook to read or whatever one might feel like is wonderful. Notice the drawing around the clock?

I hope these beautiful rooms add some beauty to your day!

(Images: Linked Above)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Beautiful Party Decor

My baby girl Jalika turns 5 in a month, and I am in party planning mode. I love planning my girls birthdays, and this time it's extra special because she has some ideas of what she wants. First, she selected a Hello Kitty theme, she is about Hello Kitty everything! She is also telling me to make sure I invite a number of friends from school, and let me tell ya, the number keeps growing..we'll have to work on that. Yesterday we had our first discussion of which shade of pink cups to go with - my girl :-).  I came across these images from Engel, and I was immediately captivated, and inspired.

This setting is deliciously perfect! From that beautiful cake (love the pattern and visual texture) to the bunting that are made by Sabien Engelenburg. I love that it all started with her wanting to throw a special birthday party for her daughter that she will forever treasures!

I like this idea of laying the buntings around the cake/food table. It would be a fun idea to cut construction paper into circles and scatter them as decoration on the table...hmm I think I have something to go on here.  I was thinking of having some sort of a craft project, and I'm thinking using the cutouts to double as the craft project for the kids. Have some glue, pompoms, glitter and other fun things for the kids to glue on to the cutouts - pretty and functional!

I am a fan of banners especially at kids parties, and I am really liking this idea above...crocheted buntings. I like that you can use Sabien's creations multiple times, in different ways.

(Images: Engel)

Monday, November 5, 2012

House Tour: Carolina Herrera's Madrid Home

Happy Monday! Ready for  this week? Last week was a really tough one for me, I hope that this week would be a bit easier. Loosing a loved one is never easy, but I am trying to remember my dear friend for the happy times than the sad end. So in honor of my Patti, and with hopes of starting a brighter week, I thought we'd start this week with Carolina Herrera's gorgeous Madrid home. It is a very feminine, sophisticated space, and this first image has the best pink ever.

What I found the most gorgeous and inspiring about this house, besides the gorgeous prints and brass accents, is this nail head trimmed door. I have never seen this before and it is on the list of best ways of ornamenting your home as far as I'm concerned

Notice the nail trim again, and the pairing with the bold stripes, gingham chair and that beautiful upholstered bench. I am in all kinds of love with that bench!

Don't you love all the beautiful patterns and colors! This living room with the day bed (can't think of the fancy name) is so wonderfully decadent.

Have a wonderfully joyful week!

(Images: Elle Decor)