Monday, April 30, 2012

map wallpaper

The simple wainscoting mixed with the arial view map is a fun mix. The wallpaper keeps your eyes constantly moving!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

office inspiration

Although my office is usually on a comfy chair or propped up in bed, I do love a good work space. An office is a place to think up wonderful things and be inspired in. Make sure your space is right for you, organized with lots of space to move around. Allow for good lighting and I always love a window for sunlight to be let in. Always have lots of magazines and books that let your imagination run wild!


Friday, April 27, 2012

closet ready for summer

Now that the summer weather is slowly approaching, this is a great time to organize your closet to be summer ready! I have been pulling my dresses from the back to the front of my closet and I sorted through my winter clothes. The items I never wore went straight in the give away bag to a second hand store. Why hang on to something that is taking up closet space?

I love having all my hangers coordinate for a clean and tidy look. For wardrobe organization essentials, visit Practical Princess for all the goodies you may need!

Jenna Lyons' closet in her Brooklyn, New York townhouse


Thursday, April 26, 2012

save the date scrabble

If you are having a summer wedding the time has come to send out your "save the dates"! Get creative with how you and your hubby tell your friends and family about your wedding. Scrabble letters have been a personal favourite of mine lately! 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

orange & navy love

My summer love colours are always orange and navy. They work wonders on the boat or in the house!


Monday, April 23, 2012

DIY: hide that vent

What can we do about that unwanted vent, how do we hide it? Build around it! Cover the vent with a screen for airflow and build shelving above to hold decorative items. Wallpaper the background or paint for a lovely touch! 


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

joan's on third

In LA this weekend? Stop by the delightful Joan's on Third for a delicious treat. They serve breakfast and lunch as well as daily scrumptious specials.

If you're planning on going for a picnic, they have you covered! They can create a basket of goodies to take to the beach or park for you.


Friday, April 20, 2012

industrial loft

This stunning Netherlands loft has it all - original brick, oversized windows and all the space in the world!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY chalkboard powder room

A small space on a budget calls for a fun detail! Paint the wall with the sink in a powder room with chalkboard paint and draw your daily inspirations of polka-dots, hearts or doodles. This is also a great "memo board" for reminders!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

comforting grey

Grey's are a comforting and cooling colour. They are perfect for bathrooms, change rooms and places you want to relax. 
Add some grey to your home!

Take note of the floor - love!

Painted wood - classic and unique!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

retro wallpaper in the bedroom

Hello wallpaper! This accent wall has completely made this room to be a retro boudoir. The floating wood bed and furry pillows compliment the colours in the wallpaper. I love how vintage patterns pop back into style now and again!


Monday, April 16, 2012

overgrown garden patio

These luscious and overgrown garden patios are spectacularly wonderful. Set in the city but with the feeling of being in your own far away jungle. 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

mirrored kitchen islands

Kitchen islands are an essential component to most kitchens. They provide great storage, an excellent and spacious food prepping area, a place to entertain, cook and clean. Since they can get quit large, why not make yours nearly invisible by mirroring it! This will reflect your gorgeous hardwood floor and make the area around it more spacious. 


Friday, April 13, 2012

DIY scrabble coasters

Scrabble coasters are a fun and simple DIY weekend project to get ready for the summer. Great for entertaining, these coasters will always have your guests talking. Get creative with the words as you only have four letters! 


What you will need:
- Scrabble letters 
- Heavy cardstock 
- Glue gun
- Felt (for a smooth bottom)

Measure the size of 4 letters by 4 letters and cut a piece of heavy card stock. Glue the scrabble letters down and wait an hour to dry. Then, cut a piece of felt to go on the bottom to protect any surface you wish to place the coasters on. 

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xo sara

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

weddings with burlap

'Tis the season to plan to get married. Burlap is an economical and stylish way to dress up your table. 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

atlanta home

Interior decorator, Suzanne Kasler, opens up her Atlanta home with Architectural Digest. Her outdoors are magnificent, luscious and green. What a wonderful place!

Photography by Pieter Estersohn