Friday Finds

Friday Finds

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Hello hello and happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Do you celebrate? I always make the classic corned beef dinner and spicy mustard, so I’m looking forward to the traditional feast! I’ve spied some lovely links online this week so here’s another round of spaces and articles to enjoy this weekend. 

I really loved Michelle Adams NYC apartment feature in the March issue of Lonny.

march lonny

 

The Spring Issue of Sweet Paul is also brand new and as always filled with glorious recipes and inspiration.

sweet paul raspberry swiss roll

 

I’m not setting a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape this year, but if I was, it would be fun to do it with these green and gold favorites. 

st patricks day table

dinnerware / napkins / diy celtic tablecloth / hammered goblets / gold flatware

 

Two very cool ceramic studios I discovered while browsing on Etsy:

ceramics on etsy

 Pigeontoe Ceramics and Ingleside Pottery

   

And a few other posts I enjoyed this week:

Nate Berkus has a new TV show

The prettiest 600 square foot condo in Montréal

Over 100 designer’s tips and tricks

Very cool houses on wheels

The 96 year old (with 7 decades of experience) who shares marital advice

The power of “I don’t” versus “I can’t”

A tantalizing tour of Les Madeleines (I also sampled a few in January, yum!)

She refuses to be airbrushed

She gets to be his mom forever 

  

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! I’m finishing up my daughter’s room, stitching up some curtains for the closet and a few pillowcases too, I’ll share it all on Monday!

 

Have a great St. Patrick’s Day,

irish kate

 

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Friday Finds

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Hello!  So glad it’s Friday and the forecast is no rain! We’re doing a major “stuff purge” this weekend and getting rid of all that is unnecessary in our lives – I predict several trips to Goodwill. The trick will be not to go in the front and grab any more. :) Here’s a roundup of some favorite spaces and links from this week.  

It’s not often I find a home tour where I love each and every single room and not one but TWO caught my eye this week. The first is by Julie Nightingale Design, so fresh, modern, and welcoming, take the tour.

nightengale design window seat

 

The second is this Lake View Residence by Staples Design Group, I love all the contrast, lighting, and furnishings in this home, here’s the tour

staples design group

 

Holly opened an Etsy shop and the knitted blankets she sells at Hey Oyster are the perfect sofa accent – I love them all.

knit blankets hey oyster

 

More articles I enjoyed this week:

Well duh!  DIY measurements made easy with This Trick

25 Ways to display family photos with style

Adding white space to your home and day: The Power of Quiet

One blogger’s showdown: Benjamin v. Sherwin

A little paint + pillows + thrift store finds = a cozy and colorful living room.

Thoughtful words on why you should Fall In Love With Your Home

An Open Letter to All Paint Companies

How to eat oysters (Matt loves them but not me, it’s a texture thing)

Golden Age of Hollywood Stars at Home

Clever paintbrush packaging

A fun Best Picture guessing game with Oscar statues 

swirl

Another round of BOTB coming up this weekend . . .

. . . lots of great spaces + ideas to come!

Have a great weekend.

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Weekend Reading

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Friday hellos to you all, I made it safely home and it’s so good to be back. I was in Charlotte with the Rust-Oleum team as they unveiled some new stain products – I’ve been working with one of their new colors on an outdoor project, I’ll share that soon!  There are a few new articles over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog, hope you enjoy these. 

kid friendly study spaces

how to paint furniture

decorating with green spaces with something old

 

The latest Rue mag is out and there are some really lovely features inside this issue.

rue mag 2013

 

Here is a funny read for all of us Downton fans: catch up with the characters sharing their episode by episode Facebook Status updates (spoiler alert!  don’t read these if you’re not caught up on Season 3)

downton abbey on facebook

 

More articles I enjoyed this week:

Social Media Etiquette: dos and don’ts

Resources for customizing IKEA furniture

Shop talk: go with your gut

10 tips for starting an Etsy business

 

Today’s the final day to be voted into the top five nominated blogs in the Best DIY and Home Projects category.  It’s close, I need every vote I can get – vote now!

Be back on Sunday with another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere – all the archives are here if you’re looking to be inspired by older posts. Everyone in the wake of the blizzard, please stay safe and warm.

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