Thursday, March 5, 2015

Get the Look {Painted Turquoise Twin Beds}

The HGTV Dream Home is in Martha's Vineyard this year! I think it is so fantastic that each year they incorporate the surroundings and geographical location into the design aesthetic of each home.
So, with Martha's Vineyard/New England Coastal Style, they really out-did themselves again this year. I could seriously go on about all of the things I love about the main areas of the house.
Take the Tour!
Dana Dalrymple
But one thing jumped out at me about the pink and aqua little girl room...those aqua twin beds!
See the Video Tour with design tips,  HERE.

girls room in the 2015 HGTV dream home on Martha's Vineyard - Cuckoo4Design
Here is the Ethan Allen Turquoise "Quincy" Bed (Shown in Queen) that they used in the HGTV Dream Home Room. But maybe you don't have $1700+ to spend on a Twin Bed. Or if you did, maybe you still wouldn't want to...

A couple of years ago I painted Flea Market Twin Headboards for my two little ones who share a room. My girls' headboards are almost an EXACT color match for the HGTV ones. I used "Ocean Breeze" Spray Paint from KRYLON. It was a quick project. 

To learn more about Cape Cod Architecture & New England Coastal Style watch this quick video.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday {Farrow & Ball "Chappell Green"}

Amy Corley Interiors

Amy Corley Interiors

Monday, March 2, 2015

Downton Abbey Season 5 Finale {Love, Actually}


How fabulous was last night's EXTRA-LONG Season Finale? The Grouse Hunting Trip to Scotland AND the Christmas Special!?! I was in Downton Decor Heaven! Watch it again!

Because there were SO MANY Plot resolutions I won't get into too many of the episode's details...only the set details and as usual, the period, background elements that help to make Downton Abbey an exquisite way for all of us to spend our time.

Malachite Monday: BHG Color Palette of the Year

Light and Lively

These are Light, Bright and what they're calling  "Optimistic" Colors, I call "Happy Colors".
And look what I spy on that fabulous green sofa! 

Malakos, Malachite

Bridge City Blooms Pillow on White

Happy Malachite Monday!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Year of Change Challenge {February Reveal}

It's time for our February Year of Change Reveals! We each be addressing organziational ideas, tackling specific areas of our homes that are stumbling blocks to staying organzied. I know that I personally, spend so much time on the decor in my home, but sometimes struggle to keep things thoughtfully organized. 
I'm sharing how I turned my laundry room from 
PLUS: Some solutions for every day clutter.

Be sure to visit my gang of gals and their organizational projects this month:
and this month's Guest Blogger: Christina Williams
Chris is sharing her SUPER COOL Laundry Room Makeover 
and FREE Organizational Printables!!

I really couldn't wait to tackle my laudry room. I'm not someone who loves chores, but they're a necessary thing, aren't they. I had been putting off addressing this room for quite some time and let's just say it really needed an infusion of fresh and was seriously so dreary, disorganized, and a very un-utilitarian Utility Room. When we moved into the house it  became a sort of catch-all room. 
I always put off organizing it and needed to find space for all of the cleaning supplies, clutter, etc. 
I  set out to accomplish 3 things in my tiny laundry room:
1. Make it brighter, and more functional
2. Use a shot of bold color, but keep in mind re-sale 
3. Frugality. Accomplish this entire make over with the stencil + $20 + things I already had that I could re-furbish to work in this space

Ready to see?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Bees Knees: L I T T L E . R E T R E A T S

A few weeks ago, I had a lovely time at See Jane's L I T T L E  R E T R E A T S! Jane hosts creative get-togethers at her AMAZING home. This retreat was all about learning basic Calligraphy from Melissa Esplin.

Little Retreats by Jane calligraphy via seejaneblog
That's me, 4th new, struggling Calligrapher, from the left.
viaJane Rhodes, See Jane

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 8 {London Calling}

Who didn't LOVE last Sunday's Episode?
Who doesn't love a little recap?
If you haven't seen it or want to watch it again, here it is!
I'm going to skip over the plot details and stick mostly to set stand-outs!
Ok, how fabulous was it to really see so much of the Grantham House, the Crawley's London Townhouse?!

I think my favorite details are the:

Mehry Rug Oriental Weavers Revival Teal/Beige Area RugPantone Universe Expressions Red Oriental Area Rug