Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Anniversary Trip - Newport Beauty

Everything in Newport seems to be pure eye candy. Around every turn there was something even more amazing than the last...and these images give only a taste. Gorgeous dahlia gardens, grand mansions, romantic sail boats...even a just married couple whom we stumbled upon being photographed in the most impeccably beautiful setting I can imagine! It was all a little too much to handle, but I loved every second of this little weekend getaway. It was the perfect trip to celebrate our 1st anniversary.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

I took a little break from the blogosphere and rightfully so! Today was our first anniversary and spent some quality time in Newport RI this weekend. I'll post pics from the trip perhaps tomorrow - but in the meantime enjoy our thank you photo. We posed for this pic at the end of our wedding night 1 year ago. This was the photo we used on all our thank you cards. But - I'd also like to take this opportunity thank everyone who has been so supportive of my blog. To all those who share my passion for gorgeous stuff - much love!

I am happy to say that although our wedding was 50 degrees and raining last August (I am sure I have previously mentioned it was also a hurricane that day)...this weekend was glorious! We couldn't have asked for better weather - it was dreamy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Zebra

This inspiration board is inspired by some absolutely amazing plates I found on macys.com (Kate Spade Collection). I love the chocolate brown, paired with zebra print, red and a touch of fuchsia. The colors pack and punch and are so perfect (says me) - that an entire wedding could easily key off these plates. Wall flowers need not apply.

Flowers: Cymbidium Floral
Chair: Ballard Designs

Chocolate Cherry Zebra

Who Enjoys the New Zebra Rug Most?

Ollie has a favorite new spot, smack-dab in the middle of our new zebra rug in the great room. Thankfully he stays off the furniture - but that's mostly because Pier 1 wicker chairs behind him are just not that comfortable to actually sit in. He is smarter than he looks perhaps.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pineapple Passion

Some of my favorite pineapple inspired home decor.

Photograph: Fosterbk 

Pineapple Pillow: Bayleafhome

Pineapple Parade Art Print: gisellegonzalez

Pineapple Block Printed Note Cards:  Pineappleaisle

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Zen TV Room Gets Some Wall Love

Well, the walls in our TV room have been bare since we painted it months ago...and finally, we decided to put up some art!

Those pretty botanical prints are from Young House Love. I found $10.00 frames on sale at Micheal's that were exactly the right size (I lucked out since 12 x 12 frames are surprisingly hard to come by).

The Muir Woods poster is a special find we came across during our honeymoon in the gift shop at the red woods reserve. This poster had been rolled up in the tube for almost a year, waiting for the right spot to hang in. The colors in the print ended up working perfectly on the  BM Crystalline walls here.