Friday, October 29, 2010

Southern Highlands Reader's Home

Oh to call this home! The serene space actually belongs to my reader Ali, who lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (about 2 hours south of Sydney). Ali is a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones (in addition to being an aspiring designer!) who is obsessed with the bluey/greeny/grey colors we all can't get enough of. They recently built the home of their dreams in the country, but sadly have to move back to the city for a wider choice of schools for their son with Aspergers Syndrome. Gosh, I wish I lived in Australia right about now because their home is now up for sale. To see the listing and for more photos, just head here!

And with that, I wish you all a fantastic Halloween weekend!!! Be safe!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cute Colorful Cottage

How cute is this cottage in Greensboro, North Carolina that was featured in Canadian Home and Country?! The 1939 Cape belongs to photographer Stacey Haines (a fellow turquoise lover) and her husband Steve, who renovated the space for less than $2,300. So many of the lovely items you see come from flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores, and they did all the work themselves. I know you all love that's just enough color that they only painted the one wall. Talk about pure heaven paired with all the white! Read more about this charming space here!

Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Diamond and Baratta

If anyone knows how to make a strong statement with turquoise, hands down it's Diamond and Baratta. I've shown you the vibrant home from the first image before (how could you forget it?), but I just came across the foyer and had to share it too. That chandelier made my heart stop! The other entrance I found on Absolutely Beautiful Things is from another Florida home designed by these two color geniuses. Granted we might not want to live in either home, but how fun to look at or visit. You just have to hand it to these guys for taking such bold risks!

Thanks for all your great suggestions yesterday about my upcoming trip to New York! You guys are so awesome! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

John Willey...and Your Help!

"Life's too short for an all-beige room." I couldn't agree more with John Willey of Willey Design LLC who designed this amazing Hamptons home featured in this month's issue of East Coast Home + Design and photographed by David Jacquot. I love the personality of the entire's sophisticated, but fun-loving and comfy too. You really can't go wrong with Mother Nature's beachy color palette, sunshine and all!

If you guys were reading along a year ago, you may remember last November Chris and I actually took a trip out east to the Hamptons and NYC. You guys gave us so many fantastic ideas of what to see and where to go, we had such a blast. Well we've decided to return again this year, but for 10 days. So in a few short weeks that's where I'll be! You don't even know how excited I am. I just have to ask you guys again, since I have a lot of new readers now, do you have any recommendations?? Where to stay, eat, play, etc? We're hoping to spend 5 days on Long Island around the Hamptons (with a car), and 5 in Manhattan (with good shoes). Plenty of time to see and do a whole lot! Thanks in advance you guys, I can't wait to hear what you have to say! Oh and if you want to email me any advice too, please feel free! :) THANK YOU!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bring the Seaside Inside

If there's one thing we can all agree on (since we love turquoise and all) it's that we all appreciate homes with a coastal vibe, like this stunner designed by Massucco Warner Miller. Whether you're steps away from the beach, or landlocked smack dab in the middle of flyover land like me, bringing just a little seaside inside is always a good thing! The colors here are glorious...all the browns, blues and greens, so natural and fresh. I especially love the collection of blue vessels in the last picture! You must see see more of the lovely home here!

Speaking of coastal decor, the Outer Banks Trading Group, one of my sponsors, is filled to the brim with the chicest coastal accents I've ever seen. If you love throw pillows like I do, you don't want to miss their huge selection...we're talking over 1,100 pillows! Here are some of my other favorite products from their store:

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