Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Entertaining

Simple vases filled with small sequins add a bit of sparkle to bring in the New Year!
Champagne popsicles with silver spoons as "sticks" from Living at Home

Spring inspiration

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Keep a vase of fresh flowers on your coffee or dining table. And once again, colorful floral accent pillows are a lovely way to introduce spring into your decor. Switch out the pillows on your sofa with colorful floral prints mixed with a graphic patterns. Add a few large & colorful books to your coffee table.
One inexpensive way to instantly spruce up a room is by painting an accent wall! Add in a couple of white lamps and/or accessories for a fresh pop of contrast. And zebra print is always a fun way to create more interest in a space. Whether it's with a couple accent pillows or a rug, you can't go wrong with animal print!
If you can pull it off, a few pops of yellow add energy and cheer to a space. If yellow won't work, try another bright color such as orange, pink or green. It can be with pillows and/or new accessories. A little bit of color can go a very long way!
More ideas and inspurational pictures here:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Idyllic, Exotic Vacations in Goa, India

This house was built by Padre Luis Gonzaga de Santana Sequeira, who lived here until the late 1950s. Father Sequeira had his own canoe, which he used to cross the creek and say mass in the Mandrem Church.
Sharing the same idyllic beach as 'Elsewhere' Beach Houses is 'Otter Creek Tents'. Three exclusive, comfortable tents all in the most idyllic setting. All three tents are on the beach and face the creek, which runs parallel to the sea where tranquility, peace and purity prevail. Each tent sleeps 2 in a double four-poster bed and has a private en suite clean western style toilet and bathroom with running water and hot shower. Each tent also has its own sit-out and a bamboo jetty, over the creek.
More pictures here:

The golden beaches of Goa, India

The state of Goa in India, was a Portuguese colony until 1962, and is famous for its Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture. Goa's beaches reflect its colourful mosaic of history. The combination of the "sosegãdo" or laid back lifestyle, bracing weather and Goa's carnival-like nightlife has been known to lure many into a psychedelic trance. As you vacation in Goa and feel the soft sand beneath your feet, you'll find that there is no place like a warm, inviting beach in Goa to make you feel at peace with the universe.
Paradise Village Beach Hotel in Goa

Friday, December 16, 2011

ex·quis·ite: Extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.

’in each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. we’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. we’ve got to forgive ourselves that. i must remember to forgive myself. because there is a lot of grey to work with. no one can live in the light all the time.’ libba bray,gemma doyle trilogy
... my head says, ’who cares?’
but then my heart whispers,
’you do, stupid’ ...
Exquisite is the first word that came to mind
when I discovered Honeypieliving's extremely beautiful and delicate photography
a couple of years ago.

Splashes of orange for holiday cheer from one of my favorite bloggers - Maureen Bower

Warm, cozy, cheerful and effortless design.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beautiful Styling by Robin Zachary

The beautiful work of the stylist Robin Zachary.

Splendid Minimalistic Bedroom in Black and White

Colorful Collection by Manuel Canovas

I hope that you are enjoying nice weather this week and good company.
But even if not, here I have something pretty and colorful for you -
a new collection by Manuel Canovas.

Small Comfort

To live comfortable in 55m2 is possible.
This small pretty apartment in Guadalajara, Mexico proves it completely.
I just love this stone wall and the charming coffee table in the living area and also this so romantic bedroom.