Thursday
May312012

Recreating a bath on a Budget

As I am still gawking over the home I posted yesterday I though it would be fun to recreate the bath. I only assume it was the children's, but could easily see it working for a master also. What I liked most is that the bath was rather basic. No fancy marble and the like. It reminds me of my own that I would love to give a facelift to without spending too much.  I think adding a few of the above elements would make that possible. The pendant I featured lacks a bit of the gorgeous detailing, but is much cheaper than the original one from Restoration Hardware.

1. pendant from Home Depot

2. Mirror by Madegoods and can be ordered through Brooke.

3. faucet from faucet direct

4. Paint Benjamin Moore White Dove

Wednesday
May302012

A Beauty in Crestline {a local home}

Here's another local beauty that is currently on the market. I so do wish I had seen it furnished, but alas I did not, but even bare boned the home is gorgeous. The entertaining that could be done here would be quite astounding.

I honestly think I could be one brilliant chef in this kitchen...

My organizing skills could be brought to new heights in this office. It even has wrapping paper dispensers installed. Wowzers.

All the lighting is quite beautiful. Oh, and let's not forget the two limestone fireplaces.

I wonder if the mirror stays? I think I would work it into the contract if not.

I am sure any little girl would feel like a princess in this room...

KJ wants a black bedroom, if it looked like this then maybe I would say okay...

This bathroom I adore. I also think it would be easy to recreate...

I could live among the gardens and terraces. Divine to say the least.

*As always if you are interested in this home send me an email and I will get you in touch with the listing agent.

Tuesday
May292012

Indian Summer with Chance

As I admired Katie's new blog design by Gagabout I instantly fell in love with her post featuring Chance. It was so good I knew I had to see more. I have always loved Chance striped tees, I do have a slight addiction to stripes after all, but I had no idea they featured such beautiful imagery. Photos that evoke the feeling of wanting to be that girl, at that party, eat that wonderful meal, etc. makes me swoon to new heights. Chance happens to do this well, very well, so for today I want to be that girl exploring the countryside with a tall glass of lemonade taking in the wonders of the world.

On that note I also wouldn't mind being Marylynn Piotrowski, former model and shop owner, for a day or at the very least lounge in that very hammock. Does she not look so fresh faced, laid back, and chic?

Images 1-4 from Chance photographed by Jody Rogac

Final photo taken at her shop Tauk by Reagan Glazner

Friday
May252012

Our Life {in photos}

A smattering of our life over the last couple of weeks...

hope you all have a great weekend! We have a wedding tomorrow and it will mark the end of our spring time rush of brides. Bitter sweet I must say, but we have already started booking next year brides. Oh, and no worries our summer, fall and winter brides are just as special just not back to back. KJP really has been such a blessing.

Thursday
May242012

Southern Charm {Old Try}

I love living in the south. I am not homegrown here, actually a transplant from Ma years ago, but I have embraced the southern charm with arms wide open. My drawl is subtle, but I adore a good Arnold Palmer, magnolias have quickly become a favorite flower, and gingham is in constant rotation in both the Mr and I's closet. Needless to say when I came across Old Try, a southern print shop, it was love at first sight. Here are few pieces that I am quite smitten with. Oh, and you know the "Love me some Jesus" print is a must for KJ's new room. 

Of course, I won't be able to pass on this Auburn dedicated tee. They just need to make a few children sizes and our whole family will be able to tailgate in style.

What might be my favorite part is the little message that pops up on Sunday's...

 

Be sure to take a gander at the rest of the shop. It really is such a delight.

 

PS - thank you for all your thoughts, advice and good wishes on yesterday's posts. They mean the world to me.