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.
Images via here.
After living in Portland for eight years, you come to realize that, at times, January and February flirt with Spring like conditions…but, like always, the rain has resumed. As the gray closes in, I found myself drawn to the lovely interiors created by Suzanne Kasler.
I really love the soft, pastel hues in these rooms…reminding me of the first blooms of Spring…
So soothing to the eye…I could look at her rooms all day – imagine living in one! I wish!
To view her amazing portfolio of work check out her site.
Hope you are seeing signs of Spring where you are!
All images via suzannekasler.com
Just discovered a new home design store named Canvas, that opened in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Their goods are stunning. Simple, modern and timeless.
Here’s the big plus – their items are sustainable, ethically sourced and many are created by artisans in developing countries. Canvas’ founder, Andrew Corrie, sits on the Aid to Artisans Board – an amazing non-profit organization leading a handmade revolution, while supporting artists and strengthening communities around the world! You gotta love that.
Check out the eye candy…
I need this chair. Seriously, I do.
So beautiful, right? And good for the planet! It’s a win-win!
Have a fabulous Friday.
all images via canvashomestore.com
I’ve always been a sucker for a cozy cabin in the winter…but this home takes it to a whole new level and I’m all for it!
Check out this sumptuous space – a lovely balance between rustic and elegant.
Don’t you love those shots of royal purple? I do.
Bundle me up…I don’t care how cold it is, I’m going to sit out here and drink wine!
I want that bed and that chaise…
Pure brilliance here – these bunk beds are perfect for the kids.
And of course after being a snow bunny all day, you’ll need to defrost in this stunning tub.
Don’t you wish you could spend your winter days in this space? Yum.
Okay…well, I have a sick husband and a hungry daughter so I best get back to my day job. Hope you enjoyed this beautiful home.
All images by Miguel Flores-Vianna via Elle Decor