Friday, June 18, 2010



credit: Cococozy

French Finess

I am sticking with my virtual European vacation and now we are headed over to France.  I found this beautiful home, courtesy of Remodelista.  It is a Provençal stone farmhouse in Nîmes with whitewashed interiors, owned by an antiques dealer and decorated with accessories from the area. Via Light Locations.

 I love the use of weathered wood and the pale blue throughout the home, from the furniture to even the ceiling! (check out my older post about fun ways you can incorporate your ceiling into the design of your home)

below are some ways your can bring some of the french county side into your home;

(I love the X-shaped base of the table)


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Italian Getaway

I've been getting the itch to pick up and travel to Italy as of late!  I love the Rustic/Tuscan feel that can be incorporated anywhere from Italy to California!

Ah, Venice!  I love the brightly colored buildings!  Lime-based paint is a great way to bring Italy into your home!  below is a picture of a blue lime-washed wall that would be beautiful in any room of the house!  Side-note: many Italians use blue in the kitchen to increase appetites!

terracotta tiles are a must! whether it be for the roof shingles or for the flooring!
Note the terracotta floors, chestnut beams and stone walls!

and finally, what is a true rustic Italian home without a pillared pergola to sit and enjoy some wine and company?!

Want to give your home an Italian makeover?? here are some paint suggestions!

Tuscan Primary Color Suggestions
Paint BrandYellowRedBlue
Benjamin MooreDorset GoldSienna ClayCovington Blue
Sherwin WilliamsGusto GoldRed TomatoCote d'Azur
BehrArizonaCherry CobblierSurfer

Friday, June 11, 2010

Optical Illusions

I believe every room should have at least one fun "conversation" piece.  Here are some wonderful accessories I've found that are bound to keep the eye busy! (forewarning: I've been loving the chevron lately!!)





(also available in Blue & White)


Below are some African woven baskets that are not available in stores but they are too  beautiful to leave out!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Folk Inspired

I love bohemian/folk inspired things (this is the gypsy's window, right?!) so here are some recent finds i've made!  also, my apologies for not having posted in so long! i've been so busy with school and work it's crazy!

I love the grain pattern on this chest of drawers and it reminds me of an acoustic guitar!