Category Archives: Pretty Rooms

Wallpaper, Color and new inspiration…

Hello! I just got back from my trip to Montana and slowly but surely, I am gaining a lead on the mounds of laundry! woo. Vacations are always so lovely but catching up with everything can be a bit of a drag.

However, all that R & R gave me a wellspring of domestic energy and  I am determined to further my decorating efforts. In fact, I just finished color blocking my collection of books. If you are wondering what that means…see below…

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no, mine doesn’t look that cool…but it was a drastic improvement, plus it made me feel like I was seven again – I used to line up my crayons in rainbow order. It made me happy.

Anyway…I digress, today I wanted to talk about Wallpaper! Its come a long way, hasn’t  it? It used to be gaudy and over the top, often thematic, with an overflow of flowers, grapes, hot air balloons, plaid, fruit, sailboats, palm trees…I could go on…my brain has a special place that stores away the painful memories of wallpaper.

Today, (thankfully) it seems to have evolved. In measured doses, with gorgeous color, pattern and texture wallpaper can become art!

Check out these beautiful installations and projects via BHG

How stunning is this patchwork wall? Love the soothing colors!

Why not pretty up a dull built-in by papering the inset doors?

A simple headboard becomes a whimsical focal point!

Wallpaper creativity overload on this one! Drawers, lamps, wall plaques…oh my! The options are endless…

Inexpensive wooden plaques are covered with scraps of wallpaper in harmonious shades to create this one of a kind wall treatment! Love it!

Go here for all the details and DIY instructions for these projects and many more.

Do you have wallpaper in your home now? Is it a love or hate relationship?

Have an inspired Tuesday!

xo,

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Canopies to adore

With summer approaching, I often think back to my childhood in Sydney, during the steamy hot months! We had no air conditioning and the nights could be rather uncomfortable to say the least. I remember laying perfectly still, sweat rolling down my forehead as the fan made a hypnotic whirring – its cool breeze, my only comfort. The cicadas would be singing a chorus and I would gaze up through the gauzy mist of the mosquito net that floated all around me. It looked so pretty in the moonlight.

Ever since then, I have a thing for canopies…they are a bit magical to me and my Grace has had one over her bed since the day she was born…see…

I thought I’d round up a few more canopied masterpieces to inspire you…

the perfect spot for tea and a good book…

I adore the peach tones in this room…lovely and ladylike.

shades of sky blue evoke such peace and calm…

this one is just plain dreamy…I would spend all day there.

and how simple is this? Pull the cushions off your outdoor lounge and make yourself a summer tent…yum.

Love this vintage lace curtain with tassels. So romantic…

Beds aren’t the only things that deserve the royal canopy treatment…what about your bath? Instant drama!

See why I love them so much…

Hope your week is going well.

xo,

Images via here.

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Pretty Rooms: Summer Hues

Yesterday was blissfully sunny and today…non-stop rain…ah tis the Northwest way and while it can be slightly annoying, I can’t complain (too much).

I spent yesterday treasure hunting and running around town, with the windows open, inhaling the sunlight and today, while the rain falls, I can reflect on my finds, do some photography editing and yes…blog about pretty rooms that remind me that summer is not too far away…

Take a break and wander through this light filled home…I’m completely enamored with the soothing palette of blues, yellows and greens. Dreamy!

I hope you are having a beautiful week!

xo,

All images via here.

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Dining Al Fresco…

The past couple of sun filled days have been blissful. Although Grace has been home from school with a cold, I still made sure we spread a quilt out on the lawn and rested in the sunshine.

In the summertime, we spend most evenings outside, grilling fresh food, sipping cold wine and taking it all in. I’m longing for those days…so I thought I would share some simply gorgeous images of outdoor dining done to perfection…

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Dreamy right? How precious is this last one? It’s like a sweet fairy ring. Okay, I gotta go get me some more Vitamin D!

xo,

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Pretty Bachelorette Pad

I found this adorable space via this blog and I am so in love with this tiny little home.  Such a treasure of eye candy and lovely details. Perfectly arranged and so pretty! Had to share…

Don’t you love the soft colors, vintage finds and the natural light? I could definitely spend some time here…

xo,

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Pretty Rooms: Touches of Pale Pink

I’m not typically a pink girl. I don’t often wear the color nor decorate with it…but…I really do love, love, love the touches of palest pink in these gorgeous rooms.

So pretty right? It’s amazing how this color instantly softens a room and adds such a feminine touch. I may be a pink girl after all…

What about you – do you like this shade?

Hope your week if off to a good start! The sun is shining here so that is making me smile…especially when it’s supposed to pour the rest of the week.

xo,

 

Images via here.

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