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2/27/12

LOVING BOOKS

AND LIVING WITH THEM

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." Cicero
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I admit I have a problem
I love books
classic literature - diy - art and design, gardening, craft, 
photography, travel and cook books
to name a few....

2/20/12

EVERYBODY'S CRAZY ABOUT A SHARP DRESSED MAN

AMEN, SISTER
Cary Grant
"what lingerie is to men, suits are to women"
admit it, girls...
there is class to dark gray flannel with slip of white cuff showing
there is power in a navy blue pinstripe with a deep red tie
there is elegance in an impeccably tailored suit
there is nothing more masculine than herringbone, houndstooth and harris tweed
why not add a little sex appeal to your home decor?

2/16/12

REFRESH

TIME FOR CHANGE!

HGTV
It may just be that a brand new year is here, but I have a tremendous itch to feather my nest
a little.  Everywhere I look I see things I want to change - for instance the interior paint I've been living with for about 10 years. (This is where my sweetie looks up and rolls his eyes).

I find that making a list helps me focus my priorities. It's more just the act of making a list - putting thought to paper - sometimes I don't even look at it again until months later.  (Sometimes that's because when I look at it I hyperventilate a little) - who knew a list could get so looooong.

2/8/12

THE FAVORITES

 PINTEREST FAVORITES

Have you joined the addicted?  If you haven't discovered Pinterest - you are missing out on an amazing resource.  If you have, you know just how addicting it can be.  Personally, I wish I owned stock.

I love adding images to my boards on Pinterest.  It keeps me focused on what I love, what I'm looking for and color choices.  It's also a great way to keep my finger on the pulse of what is important to my
readers and clients.  Join me there:  http://pinterest.com/yournest/.   Let me know if you need an invitation.

2/3/12

FEEL LIKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE?

These faux animal prints add so much fun to a space
take a look at how easy it is to inject a little exotic fun into a room

Dan Marty design here

I love the combination of fabrics and textures in this room
and the faux leopard/cheetah print adds an exotic element without overwhelming

2/1/12

LIGHT UP YOUR BATHROOM'S LIFE

LIGHTING . . . . . 

the finishing touch
the jewelry of the room.
Here are a few that I think qualify 
as that very element!
They are beautiful, substantial  [not spindly],
gleaming, gorgeous fixtures - like a lovely polished bracelet -
the perfect finishing touch to any room
and the perfect element to update a tired bathroom
without spending a fortune

(I should probably explain here that these are the
end result of a search for a client for the perfect bathroom lighting)
I've provided links so you can purchase them online.
[AF Lighting] Candice Olson - Margo sconce (here)
(also comes with black/chocolate shade)