summer lovin’

March 22, 2012

Only two days into Spring and I’m already dreaming of summer!  It’s hot and humid here and everything is completely coated in pollen…from the street, my house looks like it’s glowing!  I have all the blinds and windows closed, in an attempt to keep the house cool, but this may be the earliest I’ve ever…

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glass bottle display

March 15, 2012

On my way to buy a new orbital sander yesterday, a sign for a hole-in-the-wall antiques/consignment shop I had never seen before caught my eye so I decided to pop in and see what was in store.  While there were definitely lovely finds – an antique secretary and a humungous aged brass chandelier among them…

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coral goodness

March 5, 2012

Tangerine Tango may be the color of the year, but coral is totally on my radar right now! Small doses of this beautiful hue – pillows, flowers, lighting, faux coral pieces – go an awful long way (I happen to especially love it paired with navy blue).  Even though it’s been an unusually mild winter…

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east hampton elegance

February 22, 2012

If you’ve ever flipped through Phoebe Howard’s portfolio, you know classic elegance is her forte, and this  East Hamptons home is no exception.  When I first saw the amazing kitchen (on Pinterest, no less), my jaw hit the floor!  Gorgeous vaulted ceilings made of reclaimed wood, a huge island and mirrored cabinets….it makes my heart…

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inspired: burlap

February 21, 2012

Burlap is a fabulous, inexpensive, industrial fabric-it’s great for when you want to add texture and warmth to a space, and at around $3 per yard, it’s super accessible for anyone’s budget.  Here are some of my favorite ideas using this textile.  First up, these beauties.  Toms are some of the most comfy shoes I’ve…

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twice as nice

February 16, 2012

It’s another manic day, and I’ve had nothing but computer issues all morning, so before I lose my mind, I wanted to share a gorgeous beach home designed by the wonderfully talented interior design firm, Black and Poole.  Founder Gretchen Kubiak definitely became a girl after my own heart when she designed a Victorian in…

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happy valentine’s day!

February 14, 2012

I’m quite a bit under the weather today, but I wanted to wish you fabulous readers a wonderful Valentine’s Day and thank you so much for reading!  I hope you all get to spend it with the one you love! Today, I’m thinkin’ pink…pale, barely-there, perfect pink.  Even those with an aversion to this hue…

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the inn at palmetto bluff

February 13, 2012

As temps dip to unseasonable lows here in the southeast, I’m dreaming of a weekend getaway at the beautiful Inn at Palmetto Bluff just a few hours away in Bluffton, SC. Quaint cottages, complete with your own bikes, kayaks and beach access, this is lowcountry luxury at its finest and I could happily fall into…

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sleeping beauty

February 10, 2012

This has been a rough week…the quote above pretty much sums up what I am going to be doing this weekend, and maybe getting out of my pj’s to catch Ryan Reynolds in his new flick (and possibly Channing Tatum and gorgeous Rachel McAdams’ new one, as well).  In the spirit of a lazy weekend,…

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red is for love

February 9, 2012

Red is a great accent color and makes a big impact in small doses-throw pillows, lamps, flowers and even books.  I love red-it was the color of my first car, I carried Black Magic roses in my wedding bouquet,  my closet is peppered with lots of red and, more often than not, my toes sport…

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