Friday, October 30, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tell the Truth



Remember, Don/Dick, Betty knows how to use it.

Mad Men Season 3 Episode PhotosMad Men Season 3 Episode Photos


How I adore this show!

So, what do think will happen next?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Understated & Fabulous

Subtle muted tones and classic timeless furnishings--this is my kind of house.
I wish I had the time to blog and dissect a photo like Joni,
but alas, time does not allow.
Just admire the quite details in this house.
The stairs are absolutely beautiful.
The mirror, the chandelier...



A peek of the kitchen.
Functional and simple, and quite elegant. I think it is truly the lack of "fluff" that makes this kitchen so relaxing. What do you think? Any other kitchen minimalist out there?

Just the right amount of pattern and texture to keep our interest.
This room would be the fall and winter retreat. I wonder if I would be as drawn to it in the spring? Do you search for the sunlight and brighter interiors?

Clean and not fussy. The mirrors give us all that we need.
A little goes a long way.
The marble countertops are an added lovely.
The ogee edge detail makes it for me.

My one hang-up here is the finish on the cabinetry. I think I would have preferred something more simple--like the kitchen cabinets.
Does anyone "faux" anything anymore?

A beautiful sunset to end the day.
(As a side note, this picture is from the front of the house, looking away from the main entry.)

Since all of our favorite interior design magazines are leaving us,
we may now be searching the real estate listings like never before.
The images above are from just that.

I welcome your comments.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Planning to Bloom!


I know it's hard to think about spring when fall has just arrived.


Did you know that fall is the best time to plant?


I'm dreaming big. I keep thinking about what may pop out of the ground in the spring.


Wouldn't you enjoy wandering around in a garden full of color and fragrance right now?

Have you planted anything in anticipation of the months ahead?

(photos BHG website)

On a deeper note, I was thinking about how we are all kind of like flower bulbs.
What, you ask? Well, think about it.
God has an amazing plan for all of us to grow, bloom and flourish.
We sometimes are dry, covered in dirt, feeling like the rain may never end--and look what happens with proper nourishing, good roots and time:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Congratulation are in Order

My super talented friend, Scot Meacham Wood has been selected as a winner in
All the Best blog Bedroom contest.

If you missed my super-fun interview, Inside the Designer's Studio with Tartansot,
PLEASE CLICK HERE to see more of his fabulous designs.
I'm so impressed by his work and you will be too!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Desire


photo: Lotos Club Library


"The Ex Libris candle is part of the Modern Alchemy collection by D. L. & Co. In this candle, antiquated leather-bond volumes of handmade papers and parchment permeate and seduce the senses."
I'm sold. I want one of these candles.
I think it must be the weather changing. It's officially fall.

What about this one:
"D.L. & Co's Modern Alchemy Salem candle is infused with scents of New England maple, hickory and walnut and are set ablaze in a ravenous bonfire consuming the imagination."
(Call me warped, but the name just cracks me up!)


Have you discovered any new "wants" for the season?
Pour yourself another cup of coffee, wrap up in your favorite throw and tell me all about it.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Everyone, check yourself today.
(Men can get breast cancer too!
Statistically, 440 men will die this year as a result of breast cancer.
Imagine that.)
20-something gals can get it too. Yall be aware!