Friday, July 2, 2010

Coastal Cool in Saskatchewan




I fell madly in love with this floor when my reader Meghan from Regina,
Saskatchewan sent me these photos. She and her husband just bought and renovated their first home, relying on a strict budget and inspiration from the design blogosphere. The couple spent the last 3 years living in Halifax, Nova Scotia going to school, so the their porch is their ode to the coast and to the ocean-side cottage they can never have on the prairie! (I hear ya sister!) I know you are all wondering what paint she used (Cloverdale oil paint "Aqua Infusion" - #7506). Don't you love the red from the retro table and chairs?? Red, white and turquoise, my kind of 4th of July!!! I hope you all have one fantastic and safe holiday weekend!!! :D

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turquoise Surprise

Pretty sure those hutch doors would always be open if I had this delightful secretary desk in my home! Talk about a surefire way to guarantee smiles when putting dishes away though! I love the little blue boxes too...so cute! Via nice*room

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

“The Aerie” by Benjamin Dhong








Ooh la la! This sitting room designed by Benjamin Dhong is a meditation on winged flight. Located in the tower attic of the 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the room was inspired by a romantic Parisian garret. I love the serene vibe of the space, it really feels like a cozy nest (albeit an incredibly chic one!) The fabrics on the pillows are scrumptious and add the perfect pop of color to the room!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Amie Weitzman + Fun news!

I love how cheerful and fresh, not to mention functional, this bathroom is designed by Amie Weitzman. As soon as I saw it, I put it in my own inspiration file. I'm so excited you guys because as I'm writing this, I'm finally moving out of my apartment! Chris and I are moving in together and I couldn't be more thrilled. Obviously to live with him and take that next step, but also to have my own HOUSE. There's still a ton of work ahead, it looks like a tornado went through right now, but I'm so excited. We have a lot of great ideas (and he likes turquoise!) As my facebook peeps have already seen, my new office is painted...but I can't wait to share the end result with you. Hopefully sooner rather than later! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lisa Teague












I'm so excited to share this delightful home belonging to New Hampshire-based designer Lisa Teague, and photographed so beautifully by none other than James Salomon. Lisa is known for her keen sense of color and custom wall finishes, which are clearly demonstrated in her amazing home! Her neighborhood of brick homes, known as Atlantic Heights, was architect-designed and built in 1917 for shipyard workers. (And is currently one of the best neighborhoods in the North East to buy a home, according to This Old House.) Her home boasts a view of the Picataqua River, and I thought it was cute that Lisa said she kept pretending it was a boat and outfitted it as such. She said that even though it's only 700 sq ft, it functions beautifully. If you live around Portsmouth, you should be aware that Lisa teaches classes in color concepts and organic plasters and finishes. So cool! She also has a blog filled with inspiration and great photos! For more of her work, view her website here, and for more from James, head here!
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