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



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?

Flamingo Fancy

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Funny how things pop out at you simultaneously, I was reading the new Rue and my friend Cristin from Simplified Bee is featured, her daughter’s room is delightful with its fab flamingo wallpaper, then I was browsing Kate Spade and the flamingo is all over her merchandise. That pink bird is popping up everywhere!

flamingo wallpaper

flamingo wallpaper and art

rue magazine, design by cristin priest

The pink flamingo lawn ornament has enjoyed a history of kitsch, going from trendy to tacky then back again, now people with great taste position pink flamingos around their yards as a symbol of good times, pink flamingos are also trending in fashion and d├ęcor. I think they’re especially fun at a party in summer, don’t you? You can buy a pair for your yard, here’s a roundup of additional finds in his popular motif so you too can get your flamingo on.

flamingo finds


handbag / dress / pool float / sneakers / espresso mug / iphone case / audubon print / cupcake toppers / plate / pillow / tank / wallpaper / cake candles / sheets

Also don’t miss these two fun DIY projects made with plastic lawn flamingos, the first is a croquet set from The Apron blog, the second is a flamingo sprinkler from Rain on a Tin Roof.

flamingo diys