Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Canada Day Weekend!

Wishing all my Canadian friends a fabulous Canada Day long weekend. Here’s a little red & white to pay tribute to Canada’s Birthday. Whatever your plans, stay safe and enjoy!

canada day canada artworkb

canada day collage

To all my American friends, your day is coming ~ hang in there. Happy Weekend!

Photo Sources; poppy & pinecone, frost & fete, fanfare designs, dot & darmy, my own road, style me pretty, style at home, alannah rose, meet the dubiens, desire to decorate on tumblr and The Allison :: Andrew Richard Designs Kindle Heat Lamp.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My {Brass} Wise Owl

Remember on Monday I shared how Gold & Brass Animals are trending these days? That little ‘ol post sparked a conversation between Jen at Will & Bequeath and I – well, one thing lead to another and here’s my new brass wise owl.

wise owl

Isn’t he handsome? I love him. Thanks Jen!

Pop over to Will & Bequeath for more brass figurines… I’m also really liking the brass armadillo.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gold & Brass Animals {Love it!}

Has anyone else noticed the obsession with gold and brass animals recently? Tag it a spinoff from Harry Allen’s gold pig bank or not, I’m loving the gold and brass animalia we’re seeing these days. Of course, the real thing is always fabulous…

hippo high street market

brass elephant rue magazine

brass dog rue magazine

However, these DIY gold pieces are just as fun and whimsy…

brass elephant via caitlin wilson design

dinosaurs the glitter guide

elephant style me pretty

giraffe karas party ideas

giraffe sitting in a tree events

I have shared my little DIY dinosaur before here, but here he is again… with a sprinkle of gold for legs!DIY painted dinosaur gold dipped legs

What do you you of this craze? To see more DIY gold / brass animals feel free to pop over to my accessories pin board or DIY pin board.

Photo sources; High Street Market, Rue Magazine, Caitlin Wilson Design, The Glitter Guide, Style Me Pretty, Kara’s Party Ideas and Sitting in a Tree Events

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Outdoor Living Brings the Indoors Out

Creating outdoor living rooms has been growing in popularity in recent years and like many, it’s on my backyard wish list too. Recently I been seeing this notion taken to a whole new level – folks are  bringing the indoors out – literally. It’s gorgeous indeed.

indoors out style me pretty 2

indoors out style me pretty

indoors out pretty stuff tumblr

indoors out eddir ross

indoors out remodelista

indoor out

indoors out elsa soyars interior design

I’m thinking it’s not practical for everyday backyard fun however, why not go all out if you’re having a summer soiree with friends and family. What do you think? For more indoors out inspiration, feel free to pop over to my outliving pin board or earlier posts; the perfect pergola, beautiful backyards or outdoor cabanas.

Photo Sources; southern weddings, style me pretty, pretty stuff, eddie ross, remodelista, elsa soyars interior design

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ginger Jars

I have a love / hate relationship with ginger jars. While many are absolutely gorgeous, in a weird way they remind me of cremation jars. Have you ever had the same thought?

That said, I do love how a single enormous size ginger jar really makes a statement -

ginger jar

ginger jar lonny magazine

ginger jars grantkgibson

ginger jar marla schrank interior design

I also love them filled with fresh flowers…

ginger jar ada & darcy

ginger jar veranda house

What do you think of ginger jars? Feel free to pop over here for more ginger jars.

Photo sources; katie rosenfeld design, lonny magazine, grant k gibson interior design, marla schrank interior design, ada & darcy and verandah house

Saturday, June 9, 2012

{09.06.12} My Birthday

Today is my day.

I plan to enjoy it with family and friends – I’m looking forward to it!

birthday cake


Friday, June 8, 2012

Style at Home {Summer 2012 Trends Report}

Style at Home recently released their Summer Trends Report and oddly enough, I’m really appreciating Country Colours as a favourite. The earth toned colours which are part of their new paint line with Beauti-Tone has really caught my interest. The entire paint collection is calming and has a timeless appeal to it. I think you will agree, have a look at the Country Colours.

S@H Summer Trends Country Colours - Odd Couple

S@H Summer Trends Country Colours - Bountiful Beauty

S@H Summer Trends Country Colours - Staring at the Sea

S@H Summer Trends Country Colours - Monochrome

S@H Summer Trends Country Colours - Chateau Chic

Charming, no? So, whether you’re a cottage go’er or not, thank you Style at Home for making cottage-style a little easier to embrace – at home or the cottage! Wondering what the other two trends are? Aegean Blue, inspired by this season’s fashion and Kilim, a call to traditional Turkish decor.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beautiful Blue {Love it!}

Remember I shared that I’m coveting blue lately? Well, I saw this instagram photo via Meredith Heron yesterday and I was instantly captivated. Such a classic colour combination, yet its fresh and current. Love it!

blue via MHD

Here’s a collection of interiors with hits of blue that I’ve been drawn to recently…

blue atlanta home magazine

blue globe & mail

blue anne spiro wallpaper

blue fashionablefootinthedoortumblr

blue rue magazine

blue meredith heron design via style at home

Gorgeous, right? See more of my blue inspiration via my pin-board.

And, for a touch of fashion and other pretty things in blue… below is snapshot at my blue colour block on Desire to Decorate on tumblr

blue on d2d tumblr

Oh, and have you heard about pinstagram? It’s a neat instagram extension that lets you see your instagram photos on the web. Have a look ~

Sources; Meredith Heron Design, Atlanta Home Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Anna Spiro, Fashionable Foot in the Front Door on tumblr, Rue Magazine & Meredith Heron Design via Style at Home

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Lust List {June}

Yes, it’s my birthday month. I’ve pulled together some pretties that I have been lusting over lately.

The Lust List June

dress, earrings, MOR lip balm, bracelet, Miu Miu shoes, wishbone, Harry Allen pig bank, Diptyque Baies scented candle, vintage toast rack, camera strap

Oh, there’s things that didn’t make this collection – such as artwork, books and some gorgeous outdoor decor. Maybe I need turn this into a monthly series? Hmm. What’s on your lust list these days?


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