September 30, 2015

Green Driveways {Pavers + Grass}

I always remember some of the beautiful green driveways in Palm Beach. When you think about how much space a driveway takes up in the yard and many times it's just simple concrete. These "living" driveways take curb appeal to he next level. Not only aestheticlly pleasing, they are functional in that they can reduce heat & glare and can be functional in which they can let rain pass through to the ground underneath reducing runoff that can make your yard dirty and soggy.

Here are some amazing designs from South Florida firm Southwest Greens that uses golf course quality synthetic turf between the pavers for a lush, but low maintenace look. 

Few more vendors who use artificial turf

Aren't these are all so pretty? Would you be scared to drive on them? 

September 27, 2015

The Interiors of Nancy Meyers' Latest Movie, The Intern

Remember the amazing house interiors from Something's Gotta Give, It's Complicated or one of my fave movies The Holiday which had California modern chic and English countryside cottage? All were directed, written and produced by the famous Nancy Meyers whose interior film sets garner as much attention as her movies.

The newly released, The Intern with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro is the latest Meyer's movie which is set in trendy Brooklyn, NY. Hathhway's character, Jules owns her own beauty e-commerce company is set in a warehouse converted to trendy open office space. Her brownstone was said to be inspired by J. Crew's creative director, Jenna Lyons own Brooklyn browstone.

Meyers wanted to design this home as she thought a mid 30's family with one child may do as with the character and so she purchased some of the furniture from places like Restoration Hardware, Design Within Reach and Room & Board. The brownstone's architectural details are my favorite.

Get the look yourself

Vintage marine style pendant lights from the Haverhill collection from Hudson Valley Lighting

One King's Lane has the pink bed and pink & white club chair available for sale from Warner Bros Pictures so this is the one from the set. 

Pink Child's Bed - $399.00 from One Kings Lane

Pink & White Club Chair - $449.00 from: One Kings Lane

Interior photos courtesy of Architectural Digest

September 25, 2015

Adam Lippes Plaid Inspiration for Target

Target's next collaboration is a fun Plaid collaboration with Adam Lippes which features great plaids for your home, pets, and clothing.  It goes live this Sunday, September 27th. Lippes began his fashion career with Polo Ralph Lauren and then on to Oscar De La Renta where he grew to be one of the youngest creative fashion directors in the industry.

For his Target collaboration of buffalo check plaid designs he took inspirations from his country home in the Berkshires in South Western Massachusets. The home is named Casa Sandra after his beloved mother who he says taught him his sense of syle.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collaboration 

September 23, 2015

Sweet Fall Treats

Happy Fall Ya'll! Wow Fall came quick! I know everyone gets excited about everything orange and brown, apple picking and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! Here are a few of my favorite fall sweet treats to get you in the Fall spirit! What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Pumpkin Spice Macarons (you think they have this flavor at Laduree?)

Apple Pumpkin Butter made in your crockpot makes great gifts 

Want more Fall faves? Check out my Fall Pinterest collection!

September 19, 2015

Chinoiserie Blue & White Pumpkins

Mann, it's been a crazy year for us with travels, getting our house ready to sell, selling our house (which happened very quickly), then packing up, and moving to temporary housing until we find our next home!

So what amazing find did I come across that brought me back to posting? Ahhh, I'm so excited to share these chinoiserie pumpkin designs I saw at Town & Country! You know I LOVE blue and white everything, so I saw these pumpkins and thought what a great idea! I think I want to try to make one, but should I do it on a real one or the "fake" ones? So if you have a down weekend, grab yourself a white pumpkin, and some navy paint pens/Sharpies and draw away!

These are some of the pumpkins available for purchase from Indigo Home at Etsy. She also has some other great chinoiserie items such as adorable blue & white dog bowls (and she has a Cavalier King Charles too!)

That Southern Chick made a few designs. She studied some chinoiserie prints and  took some of her favorite elements and applied them to her pumpkins.

These beautiful pumpkins were completed by Karolyn of the Relished Roost and she also sells her pumpkins as well. 

These customized pumpkins were made for dinner party guests from Pretty Pink Tulips

These pumpkins were featured on Enchanted Home's blog and were painted by Karolyn of the Relished Roost

I love this top view of the pumpkins which truly shows all the great detail.

Here are some inspirations to get some pattern ideas or add to your blue & white collection!

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