July 28, 2015

Brass fixtures in a #kitchen via La La Lovely

I don’t know about you, but I’m still la la loving the brass trend.  Funny thing is, I have a good amount of brass in my master bath.  Not current brass, but the 90’s variety.  I loathed it, but now I’ve come to be cool with it.  Even, if it is a little too brassy.

I think brass works best when in the form of fixtures, whether we are talking lights or plumbing.  And, also in the form of little this and thats throughout the house.

Here are a few looks I like and few favorite pieces to shop, if you are keen to add a bit of brass into your domaine.

Brass Fixtures #bathroom

 

Brass #bed

 

 

Brass Kitchen

I love the idea of adding a brass bar in the kitchen with hooks to hang pots and utensils on.

Stay Awhile Wall #Hook via La La Lovely Blog

And, this little “Stay Awhile” hook is the perfect way to add just a little sweet brass something!

Are you still loving this trend?  Do you have any brass items or fixtures in your home?

 

Images via : Domaine Home / Miss Moss / Poppy Talk / Interiordesu / Urban Outfitters

May 15, 2014

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it’s raining and chilly here, but i am stuck on curb appeal today.   when it comes to adorning the exterior, my mind always starts with front doors and flowers.  i’ve long been a fan of pretty painted doors.  they always grab my attention (blue, black, yellow and pink are perfect shades).  but, beyond the paint i’m always drawn to the details on the doors.  things like door knockers, brass house numbers, unconventional door knobs and wreaths that look like they’ve been strung together from your wild garden out back.  details like this are the perfect adornment.

while flowers have been slow to bloom around here, i’ve been looking around the wreath depot for some light and airy floral inspiration.  my favorites are from their spring front door collection (my favorites shown above) and i love their great selection of lavender wreaths too (because lavender smells sooo good).  all of these wreaths would work great outdoors or indoors.

here is too more flowers and fabulous front doors!

 

this post is in collaboration with the wreath depot.  opinions are my own.

May 15, 2014

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when i was in england last week i was totally taken by the wisteria growing wildly on houses and buildings.  this is going on my one day some day list.

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sweet little pathways and decorated porches.  bunting, bells and lights.  looks like happy lives here to me.

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a painted door, a fabulous door knocker and a seriously very cool, very british, door knob (can we get ones like these in america?).  yes, please!

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the novogratz great barrington home has been a favorite of mine for years and the front entry way in particular.  yes, it needs a paint job (mine house does too – and probably yours), but that that doesn’t stop them from hanging a beautiulf light fixture and striped drapes.  an indoor looking light fixture and drapes in an entry way.  a worn, lived in, totally imperfect outside adorned with unexpected details is.  that is always the best kind of style!  lived in.  unexpected details.  perfectly imperfect.

do you feel like your home has curb appeal?  do you plan to do any adorning this spring?

images / pinterestapartment therapy / future domestic goddess / yossawat

April 17, 2014

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gold lamp | ice cream cone art | classic car art | ice cream cone pillow | acrylic bookcart | dog sheets | toy box | girl pillow | hello pillow |

there’s no hiding that i’m a huge land of nod fan (remember when they came to my house?).  i love their products, i love the brand and i love the people.  i always look forward to nod catalogs, every month, because they read more like design magazines and the styling is just that good.  i also don’t limit their products to children’s rooms or spaces because many of their pieces work great in any room of the home, my living room being a testament to this.  i’ve been spying so many great products, including all of the oh joy for nod goodness, that i just had to share a few of my recent favorites.

p.s. more on my home featured in Nod’s Real Families
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April 10, 2014

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a beautiful bathroom  has to be one of favorite things  (see what i mean).  i’m guessing it’s one of your favorites, too.  i like to look at bathrooms like a little escape.  bathrooms are basically your very own personal spa and a place to retreat to in your home.  retreat, rest and rejuvenate.  hopefully your retreat inclues taking a long relaxing bath.  because, after all, that always feels like a luxury (especially if you are a mom to young children).

while luxury comes to mind, when i think of decorating or updating a bathroom, i don’t think that means that your design style has to be over the top.  in fact, my favorite look combines a mix of modern and rustic with maybe just a hint of vintage or glamour.  nothing too fussy but always memorable.

a total bathroom makeover may not always an option, but making small changes works for most.  one way i love to make small updates for big impact is with bathroom accessories, (as seen in the above image).  often it is the little details that make a big impact.  details like pretty hooks, baskets, soap dispensers, candles, and shelves can make all the difference. keep an eye out for finishes and accessories that really contrast the other design elements in the room.

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however, if you find yourself at a place where you can make more substantial updates, then likely a tub or vanity may be on your agenda.  personally, i’m always stuck on the idea of a vintage tub.  however, when it comes to sinks i’m pretty smitten and sold on the look of modern bathroom vanities.  pairing a  modern vanity with a vintage claw foot tub  is my favorite combination at the moment.  and, if you don’t dream of claw foot tubs, like i do, then maybe mixing in a vintage mirror or chandelier may suit your taste.

no matter what your personal bathroom style is or how much (or little) you are able to update, the possibilities and style combinations are endless.

if you could make a big change to your bathroom what would you do? line

want to see more bathroom style inspiration?  you can find it here.

images :  elisabeth heier/  ark padthe style files / / april and may / skona hem / sunday desire

article in collaboration