Inspiration

Looks I’m Loving

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

This month I transitioned my wardrobe to flip flops and tank tops, tis the season. I haven’t given my home a summer refresh other than putting away the winter blankets and fluffing a few toss pillows since I’ve been busy with bigger projects. We did install a retractable screen door on the French door in our kitchen that leads to the rear courtyard, and that my friends is life changing when the sun goes down. Cool evening breeze + no bugs = happy CG, that little luxury brings so much contentment.

Having added nothing new to my own home this season other than that screen door, I am living vicariously through the decorating ideas of others. Looks I’m loving…

Mismatched Painted Dining Chairs

mismatched painted chairs

craftberry bush

mismatched painted dining chairs

 vtwonen

 

High Contrast Bathrooms with Patterned Tile Floors

quatrefoil tile bathroom floor

house and garden

dark vanity brass pulls patterned tile floor

amy bartlam

 

Botanicals Galore

ferns on mantel

hymns and verses

shelf of plants

better homes and gardens

For more inspiration on the topic of botanical filled planters take a peek at my latest article for Lamps Plus about stylish indoor and outdoor planters.

What looks are you loving this season?

Collections

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Did you catch the June issue of Country Living? It had so many great features, from the spotlight on classic pickup trucks to travel trailers, and a beautiful barn house feature on page 64, I recognized the image of mercury glass bottles from designer Rachel Halvorson’s portfolio (below). In the issue Miranda Lambert reveals she collects vintage salt and pepper shakers, and it got me thinking about the things we collect and how our collections are a window to our heart, often attached to some fond memory or collected simply because they speak to us in some way.

In my twenties I collected cheap mini monuments since I traveled a lot more back then, silly but sentimental, having them still reminds me of the many countries I visited. In my thirties I turned to decorative vessels, I have a mini collection of silver (I polished it yesterday), now I want to collect vintage glass but it’s pricey. I look for it everywhere and whenever I get to NYC I stop into The End of History to splurge on something new. I also subscribe to the notion that one really cannot have too many white shapely ceramic objects!

white pottery collection

rikki snyder

milk glass collection

 country living

mercury glass collection (2)

rachel halvorson

 

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