Blue and White

My love affair with Blue and White

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have a deep affection for anything blue and white. China, teacups, soup tureens, ginger jars are always what I look for whenever I am vintage shopping. Diamonds and sapphires are my favorite gemstones.  I’d even own a blue car if I could! It wasn’t until I was in college and had to …

Style Inspiration: Black & White Glam Kitchen

When people usually think of kitchens and words to describe them the most common adjectives would be “Practical. Functional. Full of storage. Cooking zone.” Things along that line. But what if we also included descriptive words like “Decorative. Fashionable. Eclectic. Glam.” into the mix? Does something like this even exist? Well, in the home of blogger Christine Dovey, it sure …

Paint Color Dilemma

I have a bit of a paint color dilemma…and I’d love your feedback to help me make a decision! I really REALLY want to paint our living room. Since we moved into the house, I have had my paint color all picked out. Revere Pewter. Soft. Warm. Modern. Neutral. Safe. But in the last few weeks….maybe because of our extra …

First Home Buying Adventures

I promised that I would tell you the story of how we purchased this house and the crazy story that went along with it. As with many things in life, the road to reach the desired goal isn’t always smooth, or under ideal circumstances, or anything close to picture perfect! For us, buying our first home required a lot of …

Spring: Colorful Florals

Maybe it’s because I was an 80’s teenager and I loved chintz, maybe it’s because roses are my favorite flower, maybe it’s because Spring is my favorite season, but I just LOVE a good floral pattern! Artwork, fabric, cushions, bedding…you name it…if it has blooming flowers I stop and take a look. I am loving that it is making a …

Elegant Eruo Bathroom

Rooms that Inspire Me: Elegant Euro Bathroom

So let’s break it down…what are the elements in this space that elevate it and make it stand out? 1. The first thing that stands out to me is the tile—both the floor tile and the wall tile. A herringbone pattern is a design element that screams Parisian elegance and never goes out of style. It is a basic rectangular …

New Living Room Custom Drapery

The right fabric for drapery can either make a room ho-hum, or make it sing! Even with fantastic views, drapery panels just frame that gorgeousness—especially when the colors chosen don’t compete with what is outside the window. I gave a lot of thought to the fabric I chose, all detailed in a previous post, and because I went custom, the …