I think it's when I'm the busiest and most overwhelmed that I am most likely to daydream about beautiful travel destinations like Paris. Not just the destination itself but it's influence of beauty and style notwithstanding recent current events; my daydreams edit all of that. Below are some of my favorite Parisian inspired elements.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
I got the memo that marsala is the new Pantone color of the year but I was really hoping for a color like chartreuse. While I don't tend to like walls painted in dominating hues like this, I do love it as an accent. Nothing could be happier or chicer as we head into spring and summer no matter what your design style may be.
As you can see, you don't need to overdose on a color as strong as this one to get major impact. I want to add a few shots of chartreuse to my bedroom to freshen it up and I'm loving the bath towels as well.
It's Thursday and I am in my first week back in my teaching credential program and my kids have both started basketball practice. It seems we don't have a minute to call our own for the moment but who has? A pretty home is always welcoming when life is hectic, so keep it pretty everyone!
Monday, January 12, 2015
I came across this beautiful room on Pinterest. It reminds me of Paris, although that might just be because I've had Paris on the brain lately. My parents are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and my Dad was going to take my Mom to London and Paris, and the Cat and I were going to tag along. Unfortunately, that trip was canceled before it even got planned, but I still have Paris on the brain!
Friday, January 9, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I received one of the best gifts this Christmas from my cousin Lisa and husband Luis who are in the process of opening their own store in Memphis. By the gifts she sent I'm thinking this coffee shop and specialty store, City & State, (City & State Facebook page) is going to be my go-to for gift inspiration and resources. I really wish I lived closer but I'm hoping a little on-line shopping will also be possible.
These candles by Frostbeard Studio are cleverly cheeky and geeky and they smell amazing! Check them out:
I'm sure you will all want one of these candles now--and there are many more options available-- so head over to etsy.com and later over at City & State if you're local, to snap one up and make your home even cooler than, I'm sure, it already is.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
It's here again...another new year. whether you celebrate with a big bash or a quiet gathering there is just something so special and nostalgic about a fresh start that comes with the ushering in of the New Year.
In the words of Irving Berlin, "let the old year die with a fond goodbye and our hopes as high as a kite how can our love go wrong if we start the new year right."
Monday, December 29, 2014
For Christmas I received Sophia Loren's autobiography, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. I finished the book this morning and I must say that I loved this book. I wasn't looking for a tell-all with crass details and was pleased by Loren's classy and beautifully told anecdotes and remembrances. A New York Times reviewer passes it off with a statement of "nothing to see here" but I disagree; I learned much more about the legendary woman and respect her now more than ever.