Selasa, 31 Mei 2011

One room 2 Looks with: Hi Sugarplum!

What a fun "job" it is to be a blogger in this day and age. I get to meet amazing ladies through cyberspace everyday! I don't think I ever had so many "friends".  One lover in particular is Cassie, blogger extrordinare from the lovely Hi Sugarplum!. I know if we lived in the same zipcode or state for that matter we would be pals. Probably drinking pals that just blab about fabric but still, pals nonetheless. I am happy to have her showing us her "one room 2 ways" today. She is so smart she thought outside the box and chose her backyard room. What a smartypants!

Go visit and follow her if you don't already

Hey guys! I'm Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! I think Amber, her blog and her skillz are amazeballs (stalker, much?), so I'm super excited she asked me to participate in her series! I think I'm cooler by default, if only for today.
When Amber asked me to show "One Room, Two Ways," I immediately thought of my current favorite 'room' in the house...our backyard! When the temperatures rise and the sun is shining, you'll find our family hanging out back.
Picnik collage
(Disclaimer: This shot is from last Summer, things haven't advanced this much yet.)
Most weekends we eat out on the porch. This is how it might look for a family-friendly afternoon cook-out.

Disposable plates and napkins, fun straws and a mix of backyard treasures for the centerpiece.
day picnic
But when the sun sets and the kids are stashed tucked in bed, it's liquor Mommy/Daddy Time!

outdoor night party
Twinkle lights and lots of candles set a relaxed and romantic mood. Common elements rounded up from our indoor decor make for a great centerpiece, and help keep things in place if the wind kicks up.
Picnik collage
I like to use real flatware and linens so the evening is a bit more polished, but still mix in melamine dishes and stemware so no one has to be too careful.
Picnik collage
I don't know which way I like better, but I know this room will get lots of use in the coming months! Amber, the table is all set for you and the South baby!

Thanks Cassie! Love the birdcage filled with plants and the great seagrass placemats! Thanks for all your images and deets. 

Senin, 30 Mei 2011

Member this on memorial day?

Do you remember this? It's was from a W magazine spread back in 05' of Kate Hudson's Pacific Palisades home. It's one of those articles that has inspired me for years. I still refer back to this room all the time. Its got lots of white but with some added ethnic flair and it's moody all the same..I LOVE IT!!! 
It might help that it was decorated by some of my all time favorite designers Roman and Williams.
you dig?

It's like living in a giant cotton ball....dreamy.

I absolutely have to share this!


This weekend I was surfing on the internet, to find some antiques dealers addresses in the UK, and came across some wonderful websites, not only related to antiques but even to the English gardens! As this address of ARNE MAYNARD, one of the most talented garden designers in the UK.


“Attention to detail, both in the planting and the structure of the garden is paramount, and natural materials, from stone to timber, figure prominently and these are always sourced and selected for highest quality. Arne's designs draw on a wide range of references from architecture to garden history, and from interior design to often long-forgotten traditional crafts and techniques. He will use details such as the coping for a wall, the design of a gate or a garden building to add another dimension and bring to a garden a further layer of interest and complexity.” is explained on Arne’s website.



Arne Maynard’s garden in Wales.



Arne Maynard has a holistic approach to design and believes that to succeed, a garden must relate and respond to its surrounding landscape, its history and to the buildings within and around its confines, as well as to the needs of its owners.






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Arne Maynard has some wonderful garden related products you can order on his site, as this apple collecting sedan. Isn’t that just gorgeous?


To see more of the beautiful gardens of Arne Maynard, visit his website HERE.

To order one of his products, click HERE.



Arne Maynard Garden Design Limited
Second Floor
14 Baltic Street East
London EC1Y 0UJ


The second address I absolutely want to share with you is LANTIQUES, an antiques dealer situated in the heart of the Antiques region of West Sussex. Although Lantiques is renowed for its wide selection of French farmhouse tables for everyday living, you will also find some beautiful individual pieces of period painted furniture and seating.

I posted some of my favorites!



19th century English chair in walnut with charcoal linen



19th century French carved walnut table



Gustavian style mirror with original distressed paint



19th century French daybed in the style of LXVI



A set of 6 povencale chairs



Rare large tilt top vineyard table with poplar top on oak base



19th century Swedish clock with original paint



19th century Swedish corner cupboard with original paint


To discover more of the gorgeous tables and furniture, please visit the Lantiques website! You won’t be disappointed!




I hope you enjoyed this post about my UK finds!

Wish you a nice new week!



Sabtu, 28 Mei 2011

What would you wear if you were rich?

Seriously, if I was really rich, I would own all of these things and then buy you all this Kaftan just cause.

It's raining money Bitches!


Happy Three Day Memorial Times!

Jumat, 27 Mei 2011

Outfit turned room: Black Pink and Go

It's probably the most classic and played out color combo out there but I don't give a rat's! I am forever drawn to it and I haven't met a stripey top I didn't buy or a white door I didn't want to paint black. Even in my day to day, my must have wardrobe staple is something Black or's my go to garb!



Where to buy the outfit:

Here are some more black white and pink rooms just for eye candy

images via my PINTREST

Kamis, 26 Mei 2011

if you need me I will be up in my Tree House

I got nothin but a bad back, A REAL BAD BACK and some tree houses.

Word, to the next episode.....

Get into me on pintrest folks...HERE