Monday, August 27, 2018

FLOWERS W.O.W !

F  L O W E R    P O W E R



This did it for me. I saw this William Sonoma photo and I don't know if it's because summer is almost over and I'm soaking in all of the color and flowers I can, but all of a sudden I'm into florals! 

I try to keep fresh flowers around the house, but that's pretty much the extent of my floral fixation. Then I started looking around and found floral wall covering.  And, kinda fell in love! 

Now I just have to find a wall. Maybe my headboard wall in the bedroom? Maybe my foyer? I'll keep you posted!

There are a few ways to achieve this look aside from wallpaper. Peel-off temp paper, hire a muralist, stencils. I may just dip my toe in and paper a large piece of foam core and put up panels.  













Credit: Spring Mural by Mary Moser RA (2nd photo from the bottom), wallpaper by FifthandFoster.com, Scalamandre wall covering, Pinterest for photos, and for stencils try: royaldesignstudio.com  and stencilsinc.com and cuttingedgestencils.com





Monday, July 16, 2018

I'm feeling blue...

Hello friends!

I've been absent from the blog lately, but no matter how busy I get, you know I will always come back when I have a great photo to share.

I was laying on the beach down the shore and the color of the ocean against the bright sun looked (and felt) like heaven.

So I thought I'd bring heaven back to NYC.   Inspired by the colors on the beach I decided to (once again) paint my living room mirror.  This time I chose this fantastic blue color that reminded me of the ocean-- crisp and cool yet somehow warm and comforting. I think it looks really amazing with the sun-yellow forsythia.

.... and heavenly.



 So soothing.  Just perfect. Here are a few other versions of that color you might enjoy.








The Jersey Shore (always my inspiration)






Photos: Me,  Proven winners, 1st Dibbs, Pinterest






















Monday, March 26, 2018

Bedroom fireplaces

C o z y    B E D R O O M    f i r e p l a c e s...
Fireplaces. Always wanted one.  Unlike most people who want them in the living area I always wanted one in the bedroom-- my nest, my sanctuary, my haven.   
They add that unmistakable glow...
That extra detail...
That texture that comes with the surround whether it's wood, brick, stone, metal...










I leave mine on all day sometimes.  Write, eat, hangout in the bedroom-- why not? It's the ultimate cure for the end of winter blues...

...and, my dog enjoys it too!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Winter wonderland...?

Mmmm. Winter coziness. Who doesn't want cozy?
Hey I do. I do!
Especially now with me two weeks into having the flu. (Sniffle-sniffle. Cough-cough. Scream. Yell. Throw things. Punch a pillow. ) I'm just freaking out that I'm missing winter.
Yeah. That's right. I wanna enjoy the chill in the air, the fireplace crackling, hot tea, a cashmere blanket and a good movie or book without a tissue box and a fever. 
Hard to do because it's 60 degrees this weekend. Bleh.




I want another snow storm so I can catch snow flakes on my tongue!
Hold on a sec... maybe that's how I got the flu...nah. 

Sure I can't wait for spring.  But, now that I'm starting to feel better I just want a few more weeks of winter and all it's glorious-ness.

And now I'll stop whining.




photo credits: pinterest
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