Friday, July 20, 2018

Bamboo Friday July 20,2018


I’ve seen this image “floating” around (see what I did there?) IG* and Pinterest.
And I’ve come to some conclusions....


I need this amazing floating bamboo tray. 
And I need a fabulous turquoise-y pool.
With lush tropical foliage. 
And,
if someone wanted to put that delicious spread on it and float it on over to me,
well, I’d be fine with that too!



*I found the image on @lovefordesigns

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer Memories




A bamboo shelf.
Blue and White.
Shells.
Coral.
Inherited seascape oil paintings.
Photos of beach vacations through the years.
A glass float purchased in Charleston.
Hand painted bowls from mission trips.

A few of my favorite Summertime memories.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Bamboo Friday!

It's been a while since I posted on "Bamboo Friday" 
but when this daybed popped up in my feed...



Well, I'm in love.
I want it now!!
I would have to rearrange my entire house but who cares?!
It's too much fun!


Honey Rattan Daybed

Well done, World Market!
It is $549.00 (plus oversized shipping)(plus plus you still have to get a mattress)

It is much less expensive than other bamboo/rattan daybeds I have seen lately.
And can't you just imagine lounging around on it with a good book 
and a drink in your hand?? 
Perfect nap spot for sure! 

Imagine it piled with gorgeous pillows and a soft throw...
(Here's some inspiration - as if I needed ANY! I'm already in love!)

Lorenzo Castillo courtyard in Madrid - Indigo upholstery on vintage 60s bamboo daybeds, breezy and bright summer luxury


Sweet, Rattan Dreams

Monday, July 2, 2018

Current Room Crush

I am currently obsessed with this small (800 sq. feet it says) apartment
 located in Charleston SC.


I was born in Charleston and head to the Lowcountry every time my landlocked self gets a chance.
 I consider one of my greatest parenting successes to be that I raised Mollie to be in love with Charleston and everything about the Lowcountry 
(except the extreme Summer heat which I do not mind but she does!)

Anyway - back to this room. It is in the latest issue of House Beautiful.
It belongs to J.P. Horton, a local Charleston decorator.
 He is renting. Doesn't look like the rentals of my past!

There are so many things I love but the first thing that caught my eye was the turquoise curtains.
I have been considering putting these turquoise curtains 
(along with bamboo blinds) at my family room windows for at least a year and a half.
 Yep - I'm speedy on these types of things.
SANELA Curtains, 1 pair IKEA The thick curtains darken the room and provide privacy by preventing people outside from seeing into the room.

 My curtain choice is obviously the low end of a high/low knock off situation. 
Believe me I will post a picture on my IG if I pull the trigger any time soon.

Other things I love that could be pulled from this room on a budget are:

1.The Palm   I love big plants, I cannot lie.
I've never met a palm I didn't love.
The one in his apartment is a Banana Palm. 
I have blogged about my love for them before.
Isn't this botanical of the Banana Palm fabulous?

Image result for banana palm

The palm is elevated on a wooden stand and in a huge glazed pot. 
Palms are currently everywhere in Atlanta and are available for $10.00 to $30.00 depending on size. If you have to go smaller with the palm then you could simply place it on a taller stand to give it more impact. 
Small tables and plant stands can be found in thrift and vintage stores.

Pots are available in every size, color and finish in every price range at discount stores and home stores like Home Goods and At Home.
Of course, I think you could put it in a blue and white chinoiserie planter as well!

2. That Picture centered over the neutral couch! It is a framed piece of hand painted wall paper and I'm sure a bit pricey. One way to have something similar is to find a scene online that is free to the public and can be reprinted without copyright infringement. Then you can upload and print in a large format. I use a site called Poster My Walls. You can quickly design and download a large scale printable. I send it off to my local Walgreen's and have it printed 24 x 36 for under $20.00. If you go with black and white you can do an engineer print for under $6.00. Spray an inexpensive poster frame with gold spray paint like I did here and you've got a pretty good knock-off!

This image is an instant download from an Etsy seller.
Find something you love on Etsy or the many copyright free sights and print it in a large format!



There are lots of options to give you a look similar to the one in the inspiration room.

3. Ghost Chairs  IKEA has some great looking clear chairs for under $100.00. I've seen them in person and they are nice and not flimsy or wobbly.

This chair is only $39.99. I've never seen it in person but what a price for a clear chair!


It is from Classroom Essentials.


I love so many things about this gorgeous, elegant and inviting room. 
There are so many great elements to examine and use for yourself.
I can't stop looking at the room and finding new details to love and use in my own home.
What's your favorite detail?