Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adding A Touch of Orange

Spring brings so many beautiful colors and hues of pastels! Why not add orange in to the mix this year?

maria-barros1- love the wallpaper
via homedit

Is orange a color you could picture in with your decor?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Country interiors that are clean and fresh, not cluttered and frilly!

I was born and raised on a large farm in an old colonial farmhouse.  I will always love old wide plank floors, exposed wood beams, and wavy windows. That being said, I have never been a fan of "country" decorating.  Ruffled valances, roosters, chintz and faux chipping paint make me cringe.  Country can be fresh and clean and beautiful - see below...

Farmhouse Hall by South West Interior Designers & Decorators Sims Hilditch

Gotta have your florals or toile? Then keep the drapery, linens and upholstery tailored and crisp.

Farmhouse Bedroom by South West Interior Designers & Decorators Sims Hilditch

Keep your light upholstery for a room like the bedroom - any room close to the house entrances is more subject to the dirt brought in from gardening and livestock.

Farmhouse Bathroom by Chicago Architects & Building Designers Northworks Architects and Planners

I would also save white cabinetry for a bathroom - the kitchen of a farmhouse gets far too much traffic!

I would never have the heart to touch these floors or beams, so keeping the linens and walls white keeps the space fresh.

via Country Living

While I LOVE white cabinetry, it's very tough to keep clean in a farmhouse.  Between farm dogs and dusty boots, go with a cream or off-white if you can't do dark cabinetry.

via Country Living

Ranchers with low ceilings need all the light they can get.  A white ceiling, a mirrored wall, and glass doors make the most of the light.

via Country Living

Farmhouse Bedroom by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

LOVE this too.  You don't need ruffled valances to decorate this space.  The treetops are more than enough.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Bringing the Balcony Back to Life

Temperatures are slowly rising and the outdoors are getting liveable! Let's take it up a notch and make it loveable. It doesn't matter if you outdoor space is big or small, even a balcony can come back to life. Take these ideas for some inspiration on your balcony:

Pretty Cozy Patio | 16 Ways to Deck Out Your Deck
via brit

Adorable small balcony ...perfect for breakfast. IKEA MÄLARÖ Table + 2 chairs, outdoor, red
via ikea

Which is your favorite balcony space?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Light Bright Kitchen

Light and bright does not mean you have to do head to toe white! If you are looking for a nice bright kitchen without it being completely whitewashed, here's a little inspiration that can help:

Ilot central, carreaux de ciment, chêne clair, fenêtres arrondies... and so on...

A light natural wood will never steer you wrong! It goes great with the light and airy feel and looks clean too.

Not into wood? A simple gray or tan can keep your kitchen nice and bright and pair's nicely with white accents for a timeless feel.

Guehne-Made - Kansas City | Home Remodeling | Home Styling | Custom Woodworks | Custom Furniture: Home Tour | A 1927 Tudor Mansion

If you are dying for a little color stay on the pale end of things. this light blue is almost white but it's not! Paired with white upper cabinets and a blue back splash make this kitchen feel colorful, light, and airy.

Home | Jillian Harris, light gray cabinet, faux tile wood floors, gray and pink bathroom, pink and grey bathroom

If you have more of an eclectic style you can use a variation of different natural hues that tie together to complete that bright kitchen you desire. 

Industrial warehouse look kitchen with exposed red brick and sunlight with wooden beams. Love the hanging iron pans - adds so much character!
via lushome

If dark hues are more your style, go big on lighting and natural lighting. Nothing is brighter than the sun! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring time Outdoor Parties

It's going to be gorgeous tomorrow and all I can think about is hosting our first outdoor party! Big or small, it is always a good time. Here's some inspiration to get your outdoor parties ready:

Are you ready for some outdoor fun?


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