Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Beachy Bath

When I fall in love with a house, it is usually beacuse of two rooms.  Yes, the kitchen is an obvious guess..but I love a beautifully detailed bath.  The best part about a bathroom is that you can be whimsical, bold and really think out of the box. We see the ho-hum bathrooms every day- so when you see a new idea or fresh design, it makes the house so much more interesting. I remember vividly, a friends home in Connecticut where the ceiling was painted a vibrant metallic was drop dead gorgeous.  Wouldn't a navy and gold bathroom be stunning? Gold striped walls? Here are a few of my beachy favorites....

 Coastal Living
 Decor Pad
 House Beautiful.....more formal than my taste...but can you imagine walking into this? Lovely!
 Phoebe Howard
 Southern Living
Southern the antique medicine cabinets

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Loving Color!

I am loving all the color throughout the house- really makes it feel like an escape 

       I will always love the Ann Sacks blue tile- perfect for a beach house kitchen.

The powder the stripes.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

pulling it together

Spending the weekend down at the beach. 
Finally getting around to finishing up a few projects. Here is the foyer console before and after.

 The boys room.....added an adorable anchor ribbon on the lampshades (glue gun )- really happy with how they turned out. I found some darling accessories at Home Goods.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Derby Bound

I am headed to Louiseville tomorrow with friends to the Kentucky Derby. To tell you the truth, I can't believe it.  Having watched it for as long as I can remember, this seems like a dream.  The hat and outfit process has been a bit stressful- I mean, you really need the perfect hat. After all this is a once in a lifetime event. You just have to have the perfect hat. Actually I need 2 perfect hats.  Thanks to a friend's tip, I found a lovely woman who had a fantastic collection of hats in the basement of her store.   I made the one with the flower and ribbon- glue gun city :)

 On Friday,we will go to watch the  Kentucky Oaks (for fillies only.) Friday is pink day- and Saturday is the actual Derby.  Can't wait- stay tuned. Did I mention that Vineyard Vines is a sponsor this year?  Check out their Kentucky Derby collection. Heaven.