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9/18/14

Paradise Is A Walled Garden

With our new house comes new landscaping opportunities and ideas...the fall being a great time to get started.  We're currently in the process of putting up fencing ~ due to the deer population and for pool safety. As our new property starts to take shape, I love the idea of adding ivy and espaliers to soften the wood fencing.

We first put this concept to the test at our place in Florida (last image below) where the ivy grows so fast you can almost see it happening.  I'm hoping we can achieve a similar look up here in the north...

Images via:  Hedge Gardens;  Howard Design Studio; House Beautiful

9/17/14

Fall Outfit Inspiration

 Images via:     Olivia Palermo  Fashion Mugging and Song of Style

I'm up to my eyeballs here in paint, wallpaper and kitchen hardware samples, working with Muse Interiors in an effort to get our new house "move in ready" by the end of October.  I've been Instagramming the design progress, but every time I sit down to write a full blog post about our new home, I either get so stressed out over all the details that need to happen between now and the end of next month or so emotional over leaving this house that we've loved so much since October 2000, that I end up abandoning the whole idea!

The other day, in an effort to calm down and re-boot, I took part in some retail therapy. Scroll through to see what I came home with (using the above as my inspiration)...a little leopard, a some black leather, a few basics . I still feel overwhelmed, but there's something to be said for that shopping serotonin rush!






9/16/14

Fifteen Favorite Things

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
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Katy Byrne (of DBK) tagged me in her Favorite Things post. The idea is to share fifteen favorite things I use and really love on a daily basis...it's a great way to get some solid reviews and recommendations if your looking to try something new.  I went with a range of prices, gift ideas, home decor, beauty and fashion...Here's my list:

9/15/14

Book Review: Modern Country

I absolutely love the tension that comes from combining rustic, country style with modern, industrial pieces. So, today's book ~  Modern Country: Inspiring interiors for contemporary country living, is right up my ally! If the name of this new book by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, doesn't give this theme away, the stunning images inside will drive this visual point right home. Each page contains unique photographs from the archives of French interior magazines. Every picture is a beautiful example of how to integrate traditional design elements with a more modern edge.

Monday's P.O.P.

purple pleasures

Images via: HouseBeautiful
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