Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Coastal Living

Lazy days at the beach, dining al fresco, warm sunny days, outdoor showers, picking flowers, lemonade stands, dips in the pool, these are just a few of the things I am looking forward to this summer. Spending my days by the ocean is truly a blessing. Here's a peek at two seaside homes, one large and one small, but both lovely! Enjoy the escape. xx


 Images via: Elle Decor


Interior Design by: Chango and Co. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Shelter Loves

I've missed y'all. I am back today with Friday's post! It's a beautiful day and I am finally working from the office! Besides some amazing jobs, the last full week of school for my kiddos and meetings galore, below was tops on the list! It's a gorgeous day out, isn't it  amazing what a little sunshine and a warm breeze will do for your outlook? 

1. When I am feeling down or stressed, a walk on the beach always helps me refocus my thoughts.
2. I have never owned anything this color, but I just bought a dress in this exact shade. I am excited to wear it with bone colored bracelets and gold. This one is also cute, horray for dress season!!
3. Loving the The Real Raleigh series on I Suwanee. This entire house is clean and simple but full of interesting moments. A home does not always need to be large to shine. 
4. I started my tomato garden on time this year, I planted five varieties. I could live on healthy salads during the summer months. I am going to make this tonight.
5. VERY TRUE. With age, I have gotten much better at focusing on the positive and doing everything I can to change what I do not like in my life.  I try not to complain too much,  a few bitch sessions with my besties, works wonders. Then we MOVE ON. 
6. I have become a bit obsessed about keeping my skin moisturized and healthy. I am not getting any younger, so oils are a part of my daily routine. This resurfacing peel is the latest and greatest addition from Beautycounter! I am ordering mine today.  xx

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Love the Look - Kate's style

Hello all! Not sure how it is already Thursday or how an entire week has passed since I have been able to sit and blog! (My business is booming).

 I was very sad to hear of Kate Spade's passing. She was a visionary and a huge inspiration to me when I was brainstorming on how to launch my career in a creative field circa 1990-something!! (I worked in fashion before interiors) Kate's designs were fresh, colorful and always happy! I remember saving my money as a twenty-something year old girl woman for one of her newly released, "Sam" bags. I think it was the first time I stepped foot in Barneys. At the time, they were the only store that even sold them. (I am dating myself) I hope I saved that bag! Depression and anxiety are a very scary and powerful thing.  My thoughts are with her family and daughter, Bea. 💔

In celebration of Kate's life and talent, I've rounded up pieces that were absolutely her style. I recently listened to How I Built this on NPR. It's a great Podcast with Kate and Andy Spade. 


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Love the look - Graduation Party

Graduation season often brings an array of celebrations! Here's the perfect look for almost any summer grad party.

Congratulations to the graduates in your life! (or if you are graduate) Cheers! If it's an "of age" grad, I also show up with a bottle of bubbles!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Curb appeal - Classic style

I am working on a whole lot of great interior design projects but at home I am turning my attention outdoors this weekend. My small veggie garden is planted so next up is beautifying my entryway. I love a clean, classic feel with modern appeal. Here are some inspiration photos and my board for a "classic style entry".

A favorite!!!

*  Believe it or not, I found my asian planters at Ocean State job lot this year!!

** I am planting pink zinnia's or something similar in the asian style planters and hydrangeas in the zinc planters. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale - Shelter picks

There are a ton of sales this weekend, one of the biggest being Nordstrom's half yearly! I've rounded up my favorite finds and most are 30-50% off! Happy Shopping, enjoy the long Memorial weekend that usually kicks off the warm weather season. Thinking of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.   


This Chloe is adorable too 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cottage Love - #68

I've long been a fan of Laura Resen's photography. Her cozy, rambling ranch located in the hills of Sonoma County is a beautifully curated collection of gorgeous neutrals, textiles and found objects. Her mix of mid century furniture and style vignette's are also fabulous.
 It’s important that I arrange things so that there’s a dynamic quality to them—I don’t want anything to disappear. - Laura Resen

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Down time is something we all NEED! I have not had enough lately and to top it off my brain is working overtime at 2 a.m.! I am thrilled to have a second to sit and blog tonight. It's something I usually love to start my day with but I've had a number of early morning meetings instead. (no complaints - I do LOVE my career) but blogging keeps me grounded, as does exercise. I needed some bohemian influence this week for a project so I decided to hop over to one of my favorite insta sites - Rebecca de Ravenel.  I live by the beach so I am ADORING her latest earring collection and ready to wear collection. Hell, I basically love everything else she designs, wears and resides in!! Take a peek - Follow Rebecca on instagram: here


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