June 24, 2015

Holding Flowers by Luisa Brimble

Holding Flowers 2 by Luisa Brimble

Holding Flowers by Luisa Brimble 3

Holding Flowers 4 by Luisa Brimble

Holding Flowers 5 by Luisa Brimble

I am absolutely loving the work of Sydney based photographer Luisa Brimble.  As much as words are my fave way to convey creatively, she makes me want to grab my camera and try to tell more stories that way.

I’m particularly taken with her photos of girls holding flowers!

Aren’t they stunning?  What is inspiring you, lately?

Photography by Luisa Brimble

June 19, 2015

Window Fort via La La Lovely Blog

Happy Friday, lovelies!

When it comes to summer time, I’m stuck on slow days and spending as much time outside as possible.  I want to sit and savor and soak in every ounce of summer.  I’m still slowly working on our outdoor areas (it takes so much time – and energy) and I’m finding the grace to just let myself work at my own pace so there is time for play and relaxing, too.

At any rate, my mind, and pinning pattern, seems to keep pointing to relaxing spaces, both, outdoors and in.

Although, we have no plans to build a play-fort right now, I keep wishing for a really cool one (probably more than my kids, even do).  How cool is this little window top retreat (above), complete with a basket to pass up and down.  I adore the idea of just being able to crawl out the window.

Outdoor love via La La Lovely Blog

I’m taken with this This Midsummer night’s dream by Eye Swoon.  There is something about this outdoor / backyard that very much reminds me of my home.  My home is not modern like this one, but the deck wrapped around the house with the pool close by is very similar and the woods look almost identical.  Besides that, I’ve always wanted to have a lush outdoor dinner party like this.  Maybe this is the year to not wish, but to do.

Hammock in House via La La Lovely BLog

Lastly, hammocks.  Love them outside and indoors.  This tiny indoor porch is big in style and has huge relaxing potential.

Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  For Father’s Day?  I hope it involves a space that invites you to sit back and soak in summer!

 

Images : Simply Divine Creation / Eye Swoon / Historia’s Day Casa

May 18, 2015

back patio love via la la lovely

I’m back patio planning.

It never starts in the snow.  Not even during spring rain.  But, when the grass starts growing, emerald city, green, and the tall trees begin to rustle and wave, and the new leaves work out their whispy whispers, then I feel I can’t keep in the cocoon any longer.

I have to be out their in it.  In the wind, warmed by the sun and welcomed by the bird’s songs.  I don’t just want to go out, I want to live out, as much as I possibly can.  Play out.  Eat out.  Read out. Relax out.  Be out.

The summer months are short, here, and so we have to make the days long.  We lengthen them by lingering, lounging and letting go of whats calling us back in.

It’s Monday and my mind should be on laundry and long lists of to-do’s.  But today, my one thing thats trumping everything is cleaning up my back patio.

 

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April 9, 2015

pink floor trend via la la lovely

pink floor trend via la la lovely

Have you ever thought of colored floors?  I love my white floors, and haven’t thought much of other colors beyond grey, but now I’m thinking pink.

I’m majorly crushing on this office space, located in Moscow.  The pink, although bright, really works as a neutral as well as a pop of color.  Design inspiration was drawn from Wes Anderson, so It’s no wonder I’m oohing and ahhing.

 

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March 19, 2015

vegetarian cottage via lalalovelyblog

Don’t you love a good window?  What about one that you can see in as much as you can see out?  I’m always taken by older homes, traditional in design and build, with a very modern element or addition.  This home, called The Vegetarian Cottage designed by the English architect firm, Cousins and Cousins, caught my eye a few weeks back and I had to know more.  Clearly, I have exteriors on my mind, at the moment.  And, England on my mind, always.  Because lush back gardens.  Because they name their homes (I’ve given my home a name – have you?).  Because old cherished.  Because new mixed in like it fits old like a glove.

I love the look, I keep seeing over and again, coming out of England

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