Friday, January 30, 2009

Long Term Plans

Sparkling wine tours in Napa? Next time we have a free Saturday...
Image & more info-Sunset Magazine

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tell Me

What is it about stairways? There's such a romanticism to them and even a sense of adventure. Growing up the kids bedroooms were upstairs. The stairwell was a passage to our own little world.
Images-House Beautiful, Location Works.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


In my own home I need color but I am drawn to the simplicity of spaces like this where there is not one single focal point. Everything works together in a simple way to create a calm and beautiful space.
Image-Traditional Home

Monday, January 26, 2009

Kitchen Garden

This a fantastic kitchen space, I love all the rustic, worn materials. The highlight however is the vertical garden. It can be used outdoors or in as long as it's in a spot with direct sunlight and the growing options are endless. I know that if I had a spot for it in the kitchen, it would be full of lettuces and herbs.
Find the Vertical Garden at Smith & Hawken.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

External Beauty

There are so many great aspects to this house. The wisteria, the portico, the brick and on and on it goes. This is not a house, it's a home.
Image-Location Works

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009


Being that today is a holiday, I'd be inclined to take my coffee back to bed and figure out how my family might take part in a day of service.
Image-from desire to inspire found via indierockets photostream.

Day to Day

Rebel and I are firm believers in treating ourselves in little ways. What better way to start a day than with a special mug. It's a small way to add a bit of happy.
Whale, Verdant Acres, Coffee, Pink,
Spoon Coffee Mug, Growing Season, Monogramed, Butterflies,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Black, White & Art

Karyn has posted in the past about how individual art is to each person. I couldn't agree more. The art I tend to be drawn to is placed in large groupings. There is always a lot going on and each piece is perfectly placed so that the placement becomes the art within art.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Ultimate Definition of Shabby Chic

Love the contrasts in this space; chandelier, tablecloth, domed silver server, all in a space of such beauty and disarray. You have to wonder, is the renovation underway or is it completed? What do you think?
Images- Location Works

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Spring Has Not Yet Sprung

I've had the summer garden on my mind. It's too early for planting, but not for planning. Visit GRDN, you'll like it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Each Piece

As a whole, this room is a little too delicate for me but there are definitely aspects that I love. That's half the fun of seeing new spaces, I think, looking at each piece and seeing how it all came together to be the design and then envisioning them in other settings. Like these chairs, in my dining room. It would work.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Relaxation Recommended

Enjoy some quiet time over the weekend if you can.
I intend to.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Perpetual State of Happiness

In this room, there are no worries. It's inhabitants are barefoot & tan. The window is open to let in the ocean breeze. There is sand on those hardwood floors all of the time and it doesn't bother anyone.

Image- House Beautiful

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Style Defined

I love this turned gate-leg table. The framed art leaning against the wall. Perfect!

Image-House Beautiful

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

How Lovely Are These

Of course we're a bit biased, as we love all things french!
France French Postage
from Arizona Dreamer.

Friday, January 2, 2009

It's Personal

Like most people, when it comes to art, I only like what I like. Oversized art works for me. Sketched looking things work for me. A casualness about art works for me. Therefore, this piece with clamp light attached, works for me.


Thursday, January 1, 2009