Weekend Reading

September 6th, 2013

Football season is here (yes!) and we were rooting for Denver last night since the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Superbowl earlier this year (boo Ravens, sorry fans). Speaking of football, I am smitten with this kitchen featured in Architectural Digest, it’s the LA home of quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen. Follow the link to see the entire home and show your man the weight room, he will totally drool.

home tour ad

via Architectural Digest 


More links loved this week . . .

Best painting tips from around the web.

I’m hooked on the WSJ House of the Day feature.

How beautiful are these photographs of monochromatic flowers? Buy them here.

A white Lego set (at last) for tomorrow’s architects and engineers.

Simple things to help your computer run faster.

Want Gwyneth’s arms and abs? Do this.

He said She said: ten fashion styles men can’t stand.

Flags made from food !

Food trends predicted by travel writers.


Find more of my articles here:

fall front doors

layered neutrals

Front Door Colors for Fall

Five Ways to Layer Neutrals

warm tones

plum palette

Warm Tones & Textures in the Home

Plum Palette Picks


Have a lovely weekend friends!


Decorating with.. Orange!

September 5th, 2013

September is my favorite month – not only because we celebrate our wedding anniversary (and my birthday!) but because when it comes to the weather, only October and May can compete. Sunny skies and turning leaves make me appreciate each day as the season changes from summer to autumn, and I can’t help but spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Today I’m continuing the Color Series with a hue we see so often this time of year, the color orange. I absolutely love this color in all shades from vivid citrus to earthier amber, especially paired with its complement blue (my favorite hue) or calming gray.

orange leaves blue vases bhg

better homes & gardens

One of my favorite spaces to spy orange is in kids’ rooms, it’s a gender neutral hue and makes a child’s space a happy one.

orange crib and changing table alice lane


orange nursery palette

blue and orange nursery

orange surfboard style headboards anne hepfer

orange and gray boys room lucy and co

orange and blue nursery

 alice lane / lilly bunn / finnian’s moon interiors / anne hepfer / lucy and co / new arrivals inc


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