"Flair is a primitive kind of style. It is innate and cannot be taught.It can be polished and refined. When a person has flair, a grounding in the principle of design, and self-discipline, that person has the potential of being an outstanding designer."
Albert Hadley:
The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Fling

Some of my favorite things that remind me of spring.....ahhhh (calm and blissful sigh).
Seaside Tote
J. Crew

Lacquer Nail Polish
Cotton Candy by Sephora Collection

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Nothing says spring like a new white eyelet Lilly Dress like the "Taryn," sooo presh!
Lilly Pulitzer

Samantha, "Wanted" espadrilles

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade by rkazda.

Lemonade with a twist-Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Seersucker Cadet

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Pink Peonies (My wedding flower)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Tip {Inspiration Boards}

Making an inspiration board is such a great idea to help collect, organize, and analyze your ideas and thoughts before designing a space or home. The best an easiest way to make one is to first, grab a bunch of thumb tacks and a cork board. Next, gather magazine articles and clippings of rooms you like, pictures of pieces of furniture and accessories you like, paint samples and fabric swatches you like, and everything else that gives you inspiration. Then, try and find a common theme between all your pictures and items you found. Themes may include colors, design styles or periods, fabric patterns, finish options (metals, wood), shapes (circular, straight or angular), or any other common themes you may find. Last, design and decorate and enjoy!! I am in the process of making my own inspiration board to use when I hopefully get my own place after I graduate, I will keep you posted on my progress, meanwhile, enjoy the inspirational, inspiration boards.
Made By Girl

Made By Girl

MA Belle
Lonny Magazine

Canadian House & Home

Country Living

Coco + Kelly

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Monday, March 15, 2010

Luck of the Irish

For last minute St. Patty's day outfit ideas, here are some cute pieces I found that can be found pretty easily at a mall.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Closet Couture

Closet inspiration, love a closet that is boho chic, but organization is always nice. Oh to dream...
Canadian House and Home

Canadian House and Home

Canadian House and Home

Canadian House and Home

Apartment Therapy

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Black, White, and Yellow all over

A black & white color scheme in a space is a very polished and sophisticated look, but at times this color scheme may become monotonous and somewhat too formal. A great complimentary color for that timeless color scheme is yellow. Yellow paired with black and white give a playful and contemporary quiet sophistication to a room. Pairing items in odd numbers, or better yet threes, is more appealing to the eye, so giving a black & white room a splash off yellow (or another color depending of your taste) will add interest and style to a space, but make sure there is thought in the placement, just not "there." I love black, white, and yellow together because to me it gives off a almost new age-retro feeling with a pop of sunshine, very refreshing and always a crowd pleaser. But caveat emptor, one must be fully committed to this color scheme and look and love it dearly before applying it, because of it's borderline trendy look, you might be "over it" before you know it!

Apartment Therapy


Homes & Gardens

Ideal Home

Mary McDonald

Apartment Therapy

Country Living

Country Living