Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Room Service...

Having trouble configuring furniture in a small room? What an amazing excuse to treat yourself to a little getaway and gather industrious space saving interior ideas from hotel room layouts. Furniture placement and multi-purpose pieces are carefully planned to stylishly provide guests with function and comfort - two things everyone could use more of!

We are fresh from travel and overflowing with inspiration. Enjoy these cocoon like sleeping areas perfectly situated for cozy children's spaces, reminiscent of the snug quarters of boats, trains & charming inns.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Global Glossy...

Our apologies for infrequent posting lately. We are packing our bags for a whirlwind trip overseas and promise to return with insight on new design, color trends and tons of pictures. The bright side to long flights and cramped airports is most definitely the international magazines. With interesting perspectives, insights and unfamiliar styling, these publications rarely disappoint. We've kept this Australian copy of Mindfood among our most cherished archived magazines. Enjoy their recipe for Pregnancy Trail Mix!

Pregnancy Trail Mix
Makes 4 cups

100g almonds
50g walnuts
50g pecans
50g sunflower seeds
100g raisins
100g dried cranberries
50g Carob rice cakes, roughly chopped

Cook nuts and sunflower seeds in a frying pan over medium heat until golden. Place all ingredients in a bowl & mix to combine.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blue Moon...

We get all warm & fuzzy this time of year, after all it was only a few years ago we were planning a very big, life-changing event with celebrations in two wonderful cities: Key West & New Orleans. While strolling the streets for inspiration, we fell in love with the beautifully traditional porches, all with a common thread: blue painted ceilings. Memories came pouring back after seeing the Apartment Therapy post today on this phenomenon. Some believe the color wards off evil spirits, while others belive it keeps pesky bugs at bay. Whatever the reason, we love it not only for porches but for living rooms, kitchens & kids rooms. Enjoy the view!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where in the world...

We are coming off the long weekend rejuvenated, refreshed and super excited for more summer vacations! Family trips can sometimes seem stressful but the memories last a lifetime. We should all remember to take deep breaths, appreciate our surroundings and the one's we love.

Enjoy these rooms that inspire a globe-trotting mood and remember to always explore... good times, good design & inspiration can be right outside your back door.