Posts Tagged ‘Seasonal’
Living in Atlanta allows for lots of outdoor living and entertaining and designing outdoor spaces is one of my favorite things to do because you can have a little fun with the color palette, the design theme and the accessorizing. I recently created a design plan for a couple whose goal was to extend their living space beyond the family room and take advantage of their beautiful tree-lined back yard.
The Goal:* A space for entertaining and lounging that would accommodate lots of people * A space with color and a modern Moroccan vibe * A space to be enjoyed during the day and into the evening * Plants and lush greens to add a cozy feel * Texture and color
The deck is fairly large so there will also be a dining table and chairs off to one side.
This design plan was executed in record time, the furniture has been ordered and now all that’s needed for my clients Cinco De Mayo party is the margaritas.
If you’d like help creating a home or outdoor space you absolutely love, CONTACT ME about my design services. Don’t live in Atlanta? No worries because our Door-to-Door e-design service was developed just for you.
While I love the arrival of spring, I also hate this time of year because the weather is just plain wacky! One day it’s warm and the next I’m back in my UGG’s or wearing my rain boots.
When the weather is so unpredictable, there is one piece of clothing I rely on. This piece allows me to layer without feeling bulky on cooler days and when the day is warmer, this piece is lightweight enough to keep me comfortable while giving me a little coverage. I also like that my g0-to winter to spring transition piece can be worn with jean and a tee or dressed up a bit with a maxi skirt and jewels. So, do you want to know what my favorite transition piece of clothing is? It’s the………….
When it comes to fashion I love a piece of clothing that can carry me from one season to the next and allows me to wear it in multiple ways.
In my book that is a true wardrobe staple!
What’s your go to spring fashion piece?
Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was awesome.
One of my most favorite things to do here in Atlanta when the weather turns nice is to head to the park. This weekend, despite mad crazy traffic, the hubs and I headed to Piedmont Park to enjoy the sun, take a walk and people watch. People watching at Piedmont is an adventure in itself.
The trip to the park also gave me the opportunity to take some pics with my new Canon DSLR camera. I haven’t even read the manual yet but thought I’d see what would happen it I played around with the settings.
So, to help you ease into your week, come with me on my walk in the park (as seen through my camera lens)….
The Buckhead skyline on the way to the park.
Once in the park, there are amazing views of the skyscrapers and hotels that surround the park.
There are several walking paths and the trees painted a beautiful picture of early spring transition.
There is a big pond in the center of the park, framed by more buildings.
Several docks line the pond where fishermen come for the big catch.
Or in this case, the not so big catch.
This gazebo is a hot gathering spot for photos and feeding the ducks. On the other side of the gazebo is a swimming pool complex.
I loved the shadows on these stairs. There are lots of stairs throughout the park which make for a great stair workout.
While I loved all the blooming trees, my allergies didn’t appreciate them much. I’m still suffering this morning.
And finally, this big beautiful tree that will be my lounging area later this spring, when the leaves will provide the perfect shade covered hideaway.
Spring is going to be great!
Today is the first day of Spring and what better way to welcome the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth than with a few Spring Updates around the house!
I try to keep a vase of fresh flowers in my home year round but spring is definitely the season to brighten your home with the colors, textures and scent of a fresh bouquet. While I’m not big on decorating for Easter, I do love the idea of mixing a few Easter eggs in with flowers to celebrate the holiday and put a spin on an ordinary flower arrangement.
Forsythia or cherry blossom branches are one of my favorite natural elements to decorate with. Branches placed in glass jars or even vintage rubber boots can be a fun addition to your spring mantle, tabletop or entryway.
Springtime means more sunlight and longer days. A quick way to freshen up your décor for the season is with spring inspired pillows. Bring the colors of nature inside with brighter colors, vibrant patterns and floral images.
The color yellow is a definite sign of spring and the sunnier days ahead. Lemons places in a jar will brighten your kitchen and can be used to decorate a bookshelf, windowsill or dining table. Combine green apples with oranges and lemons for even more vibrancy.
What better way to welcome spring then with fresh front door décor. Try replacing a traditional wreath with a basket of natural elements to say WELCOME spring.
I know it will be a bit longer before I can run through the grass with bare feet or go on a picnic but I’m excited that spring is officially here!
How do you welcome spring in your home?
Did you get the new Pottery Barn catalog in the mail? I got mine last night and immediately sat down and flipped through the pages. Wow, there are so many awesome new items that I am loving!
So over the top in love with this Cuisine Paper Towel Holder. And knowing me, I’d also try to find a way to use to as a gift wrap holder. Anyone know a company that makes small rolls of wrap??
The shape and hardware on the Jacquelyne Lidded Barrel Basket make it special.
The Arden Lockers would be such a cool piece for a kids room or basement.
Love the function and style of this adjustable Accordian Dual Kitchen Pendant.
This Ikat Drum lampshade is over the top gorgeous!
and this Wheel Barrel Bowl would be so fun to plan a summer party around.
I could go on and on with the items I love but I don’t want to spoil your adventure of flipping though the catalog.
Pottery Barn always seems to deliver a great selection of unique, stylish and adorable items to fit any décor style. As a designer, they are one of my go to sources for accessories and tabletop items.
P.S. You’ll love all the new bedding they just introduced and if Easter décor is your thing you’ll love all the rabbit themed pieces they have.
Enjoy the catalog and leave me a comment letting me know what items are your favorite.