Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Light and Airy Nest

An interior is the natural projection of the soul.
Coco Chanel

I am not sure how I missed this light filled beauty featured in Domino.  I have been obsessing over the brilliance of combining three hides to create this one spectacular runner for months, but had no idea the rest of the house was just as magical.  The home belongs to designer Lisa Sherry and her husband, Ron who purchased it once their nest was empty.  I love that!

Clever and chic.  Every house needs a touch of animal print.

The 6,000 square foot home sat on the market for almost four years.  Can you believe it?!  I cannot believe it wasn't snatched up immediately.  It has such character and eclectic charm.  I love how bright and open it is.  

This dining room is the perfect mix of modern, vintage and rustic. 

The all white bedroom is a fresh, peaceful place of leisure. The Louvre photograph taken by Ron adds graphic interest to the room.

 What a dream to have a vintage wall bar.  I love how Lisa surrounded it with various pieces of art.

 The pink tufted headboard adds the right amount of femininity to the guest room.

How fun is this ping pong table?!  This room has party written all over it.

all fabulousness via Domino

Have the most beautiful day,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Falling for Black + Camel

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just like the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Latte [side note: coming back August 25th], nothing says fall like the color camel.  Paired with black and gold accents, it is cozy and warm.  It's on the masculine side, I know, but I am really loving this vibe lately.  

I find camel so lovely but cannot wear it because it makes me look incredibly ill.  However, when I recently had this adorable x bench recovered in a lush camel velvet, I fell in love and knew we needed a little more throughout our home.

Have the most beautiful day,

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Weekend!

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poet's Society

First, I want to mention the heartbreaking loss of comedic genius, Robin Williams.  My sympathy and prayers go out to his family and friends.  It is such a shock to know that someone whose incredible talent touched billions with laughter was suffering so terribly.  Until depression can be accepted as the terminal illness it is, people cannot truly be helped. I know you are at peace, Robin.  Thank you for the smiles....

It has begun - that whisper of fall.  Even though it will continue to hang in the 90's in Houston until October, I begin craving jeans and sweaters.  I love my distressed jeans so much, I want to buy more. I have my eye on these, these and oh, these.

I have noticed the selection of heirloom tomatoes dwindling at the grocery and decided to make this delicious salad over the weekend while I still can. Andrew is having knee surgery tomorrow and needs some healthy sun-kissed dishes to make him feel better. Tomatoes are great for torn ligaments, I hear. ;)

Thank you once again, West Elm, for providing chic accessories at an affordable price.  These salt|pepper shakers are so Kelly Wearstler-esque.  I cannot afford any Kelly goodness, so I will have the gold pair, please.

I LOVE a good blazer and J. Crew schoolboy blazers are the best for the money.  They are well made, stylish and shrunken so they don't have that "Hi, I'm a realtor" look.  When J is having a sale, these should be snapped up pronto.  I ordered this baby while on vacation and got it for 1/4 of the original price.  Not too shabby!

Have a most beautiful weekend,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Writing Process Blog Tour

The mind is everything.  What you think, you become.

My beautiful friend Charity recently asked me to participate in The Writing Process Blog Tour.  I was very honored and excited to be asked to participate.  She has a fab lifestyle blog called Life After Baseball where she discusses many topics but her fashion and healthy recipes are my absolute favorite.  She is effortlessly chic and forever on the cutting edge of all things healthy.  I always learn something new from her when we hang. So, here is a little bit about what goes on in this head of mine pertaining to the world of blogging.

What am I currently working on/writing? I am in the process of creating a website for my interior design business, LMC Interiors.  I just had a photographer come and shoot my home which was a fun|exciting experience.  I am constantly changing our home, so it's nice to capture this moment.  I can't wait to see the site finally come together!

How does your writing differ from others of it's genre? This is why I love blogging and follow so many different blogs.  We are all different from one another.  We offer different styles in voice, opinions and perceptions even within the same genre.  I don't take life too seriously, so I approach my writing the same way.  I love to share things that I find beautiful and inspiring just like I do over lunch with a girlfriend.

Why do I write what I do? I find writing to be a creative outlet - a place to share and discuss the gorgeous world of interiors. I am obsessed with interior design and cannot see myself doing anything else.  My mind is always full of paint colors, throw pillows or lighting.  I use the blog to clear some of those ideas to make room for others.

How does your writing process work?  My process is probably a little disheveled but it's the only way I can do a post and my design work.  I am constantly making notes of subjects I want to discuss.  I begin with the photos and then usually walk away and come back later. If I am stuck with a thought or manner in which to say it, I replace the word blah until it becomes clear .  I have had posts where 95% of it was blah, blah, blah.  I have learned to take blogging lightly and not stress about it.  A blog is a fun little corner of the Internet that is only yours to share, inspire, discuss and motivate one another.  I hope I do that.

Have a most beautiful day,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dorm Life

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

My oldest daughter is several years from college, however, we have begun to quietly look at schools. The girls are all imaginative and B has shown an interest in Savannah College of Art and Design. Years ago, when I visited Savannah,  I remembering feeling regretful that I didn't pursue a college like this.  SCAD's campus is set within the hauntingly beautiful Oak trees and many town squares that this elegant city is known.  While I am not even one tiny bit prepared for them to leave,  I would be happy if she settled on such a highly acclaimed creative school. 

poster : lamp : wallpaper : pencils : pillow

Have the most beautiful day,

Monday, August 11, 2014

Travel || Miami Getaway

Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place.
Michael Mann

I had planned on blogging during our vacation.  However, between flaky Internet service and well, just having fun, I decided to let it go.  Let it go and have a fun time with my favorite people.  I had a preconceived idea of what I would find in Miami. I knew there would be beautiful beaches with warm ocean waters and interesting architecture, but what I didn't expect was the rad graffiti art.  It was everywhere and it was incredible!  This city is filled with so much talent, color and inspiration. I only wish I could have gotten the artist's name so I could have an original piece for my home.

It rained a lot but we managed to get a beach day between storms.  The water was like a soothing bath and so clear I could actually see my toes, which was great because I do not like murky waters [cue Jaws theme]. We had many delicious meals and I even managed to snag my favorite lobster roll on our last evening.  This might explain why my shorts are now snug!

Despite the rain, we made the most of our time in this beautiful city. But hanging anywhere with this crew is enough for me.

Have a beautiful day,

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Weekend!

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

Playlist || Iggy Azalea has fast become the star of my happy summer soundtrack.  Her catchy rap style and hilarious lyrics have me singing like a fool in the car.

T.V. || The new season of this show just started and I am yet again, hooked. Did I really need another reason to love Jim Parsons?  He is so charismatic! 

Perfume || Props to Sephora for carrying a plethora of perfumes in affordable rollerballs.  This makes it so much easier to try a new scent without investing so much.  I recently purchased this alluring fragrance and I smell delicious!

Blog || I have been hanging out here a lot.  Joanna is on vacation and created a collection of archived posts that have been fun to go through.

Beauty || I am so addicted to this gloss.  There are so many juicy colors to choose but Nicole has been my bestie all summer. ;)

Have the most beautiful day,


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