Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Inspiration


1. Better Homes and Gardens 2. HGTV 3. House Beautiful 4. Better Homes and Gardens 5. House To Home

Run ...

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                                                                                              shoes: mango,
                                                                                              jeans: pull&bear,
                                                                                              t-shirt: primark,
                                                                                              jacket: zara,
                                                                                              bag: parfois,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray-ban,
                                                                                              flowers: accessorize, h&m,
                                                                                              watch: michael kors,
                                                                                              ph. Ceca

Fresh start happens each Monday ...
New post, some small changes in layout, new song on repeat (this time "Run" from Snow Patrol) ....
I was wearing the same outfit from our night out, because many of you asked me about complete look, so here it is. My favorite comfy "semi" baggy jeans, striped shirt, black shoes and bag paired with flowers on my new denim jacket, and of course pink lipstick. Something that can be worn during the day or night. Don't you just love these types of outfits? ;)

Enjoy in this sunny day ....






Friday, April 27, 2012

Thinking About You

 A year ago today the tornados ripped through Alabama, changing so many lives.  Several of you e-mailed me after Wednesdays post to give your condolences about my client's previous lake house.  Thank you so very much, your kindness is appreciated greatly.  However, while any loss is sad, the real tornado stories are much deeper and well, tragic.  So, for those of you whose life was changed a year ago today this post is for you.  Some bright, happy pictures to make you smile.  Have a great weekend.





Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Progress...A Long Time In The Making

 Last year a Birmingham client hired me to help decorate their lake house a couple of hours outside the city. (Before)
Every inch of the house was painted or tweaked.  Lots of new furniture was purchased, gorgeous curtains were hung, things were looking great.  This picture was taken early on installation day...
 "After" shots were not taken because we thought we were returning in a couple of weeks to add a few finishing details.  Two days after this picture was taken the April tornadoes came through and the house completely destroyed.  Some pieces were salvaged but almost everything was lost.  So, this past fall the rebuilding process began.  This time we were designing every detail of their new family retreat.  Remember this picture?
 Well that space eventually became this...
 And last week it was back to the lake to check on the progress and this is what the house is looking like now...
Not much longer now and I will be showing you after pictures!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Explosions...of sorts*

Yesterday Henry's daycare called to say that he was running a fever so I hurried over to take that sweet baby home.  Perhaps sweet is not the appropriate word to describe a sick baby.  Perhaps explosive would be better since there were..ahem...outbursts of all kinds.

But every time I look down at him sleeping I swear I think it is my heart that might just explode right of my chest.

*Seriously? This is the best title I can come up with this morning?  I am blaming it on the lack of sleep last night.

Week through Instagram 2 ...

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                                                                                                ph. via Instagram

Quick Instagram post ...
Here are my last two weeks in photos:
1. time for my babies ...
2. weekend with my mom at the market (favorite thing to do on early Saturday/Sunday) ...
3. went with Jovana to visit one fashion atelier before grand opening ( Darko Kostic couture) ...
4. short family road trip and crazy sky ...
5. babies before their new haircut ;) ...
6. i also did some of arm swag ...
7. one more beautiful nature photo taken from the car ...
8. new foundation, pretty satisfied for now ...
9. get dressed for Coachella in my head ;) ....

What were you doing? ;)


Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Inspiration

 Just some things I pinned this weekend....Sliding screen doors for when I have a screened in patio...
Pretty lighting for when I have a pretty, high gloss, paneled hall...
 For when....oh let's not even go there!
 For when I have closet that has visible walls....
 Ohhhh yes, for when I have my dream kitchen, it will have thick counters and most definitely a wood hood.

Images via Pinterest- 1. Castle Homes 2. Opal Design Group 3. Atlantic-Pacific 4. Marcus Design Blog 5. Better Homes and Gardens

Friday, April 20, 2012

White interiors ... (+ giveaway winner)

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                                                                                          ph.via Pinterest


Last two weeks were very busy for me, i got ear infection ( which is luckily over now), had a short holiday at my grandparents house, where we celebrated Easter following our family tradition, and i also had some work to do, so here i am today ! :)
Until i manage to find some time, and make outfit post i prepared for you post with photos from one of my favorite boards on Pinterest called "Home is wherever I'm with you ..." (named by a cute cover from Jorge&Alexa Narvaez., love to listen their videos! Girls are adorable, check it Here). It's all about clean, white surfaces, walls, floors, furniture and some beautiful colored details. Fresh flowers on the table, and you have a pure joy in your home! I find these photos very inspiring, and they are perfect to steal ideas if you want to make some small changes in your apartment. The first thing on my "to do" list is definitely wall painting! Can you guess the color? White of course! :)


p.s. Romwe Giveaway winner is : nere_saphira@hotmail.com ( if I counted well :)) Congrats!




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