SINGING THE BLUES

I’m Singing The Blues, not in a sad way, but in an inspiring way. Blue is HOT, HOT, HOT, right now…..in Home Decor and Fashion. I wouldn’t say it is a trendy color, but a classic color that works wonderfully with so many other colors. I love it with Emerald GreenBright Orange. Shocking Pink, Bright Yellow, and Black, to name just a few. Of course, the color Blue, along with Red and White is particularly symbolic this time of year with the 4th of July happening in just a matter of days. Wow, it’s so hard to believe how fast this year is flying by. Nevertheless, I love the color blue no matter what the occasion and thought it would be fun to share some of my blue home decor, fashion and art that I find inspiring which I have curated from Polyvore. Enjoy my Rhapsody In Blue……

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If you’re interested to learn more about the items seen here, visit Polyvore.

Visions to Inspire, Designs to Enrich

Have a Lovely Day

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COLOR CRUSH ~~ BLUSH

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This pretty, whisper soft shade of pink can be found in many variations, from the dew-kissed petals of a pale pink peony to the almost iridescent shades on a seashell. It is a fresh, innocent color that is pretty without being too cutesy and it is an unexpected neutral that I am definitely crushing on.

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Pretty Blush Paint Colors

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Loving the pretty blush variations naturally found in these sea urchins, nautilus and pretty pinky toned shells.

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ROOM INSPIRATION

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A pretty bedroom by interior designer, Suzanne Kasler.

MY BLUSH INSPIRATION

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Via Polyvore

Images via Pinterest.

VISIONS TO INSPIRE. DESIGNS TO ENRICH.

 

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ~ GET THE LOOK

You may recall, I did a post on Alessandra Branca’s home in Rome, Italy. I really loved the warm colors that she used throughout her home and thought it would be fun to put together a Moodboard that provided some inpiration on how you might also Get The Look.

THE INSPIRATION ROOM

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GET THE LOOK INSPIRATION

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HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY

 

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WARM & COZY ~ ESSENTIAL DESIGN ELEMENTS

Winter has come in with a fury and for many living just about anywhere east of the Rockies, thoughts of staying warm and cozy, are, without a doubt a top priority. For those of us in Southern California, however, we don’t have to deal with such harsh weather conditions. Nevertheless, when our skies turn gray and the gods finally bring us much needed rain, I am in heaven. I love when weather gives you a reason to stay inside….getting warm…..staying cozy. Bring out the board games, light the fire, curl up on the sofa, sip a cup of hot cocoa, catch up on some reading or watch a favorite movie or two, whatever gets you through inclement weather. I also find it helps to have a few essential elements in place to help create a space that is welcoming and comfortable. Below are some images which I feel evoke a sense of warmth and cozy, whether it is from color, texture or lighting. Annnnnnnd, after you have enjoyed all of these inspiring images, I have created a moodboard with some of my Essential Warm & Cozy Elements. I hope you enjoy!

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Cozy and warm, Southwest style. Even though this space has lots of volume, it still feels warm and cozy with its large, timber-beamed ceiling, smooth, plastered walls in a soft, earthy color, large-scaled leather chaise, textured, natural area rug, niches filled with antique books, collected artifacts and, of course, a divine fireplace. Sipping a glass of cognac by the fireplace seems like a cozy thing to do in this room. Image via Traditional Home. Photography: Michael Venera. Design: Patti Burdick.

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Warmth from texture found on the fireplace and beamed ceiling. Lots of seating done in soft, earthy-toned fabrics, provide plenty of cozy places to curl up with a good book. Image via. Photography: Werner Straube. Design: Anna Clark.

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Nothing beats the roar of a fire when there is a chill in the air and what better than to get cozy in two club chairs with an ottoman to prop up your feet. A cup of tea, a good book and I’m comfy, comfy. Via Southern Living.

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A Moody Blue and Green Bedroom. Photography: Jon Jensen. Design: Jan Showers.

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A cool autumn seating area. Image Traditional Home. Photography: Grey Crawford. Design: Jeff Andrews.

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A warm and cozy bedroom in mossy neutrals, plump pillows, lofty down comforter and all surrounded with soft, patterned curtain panels. Simply luscious. Photography: Michael Garland. Design: Joe Ruggiero.

WARM AND COZY ~ MY ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

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For my cozy bedroom, I love a bed with crisp, luxurious linens, a luscious down comforter covered in a beautiful fabric, pillows for a perfect nights rest, not to mention being able to prop oneself up to read a good book or look at the morning paper while sipping a hot, yummy cappuccino. Of course, good lighting, a must, chic and stylish…..a few personal objects for the beside table to keep items like a pair of reading glasses, if needed, or the t.v. remote…..a pair of comfy slippers and, of course, a cashmere throw (1), because cashmere is something beautiful, warm and very, very tactile. And, while we are on the subject of My Essential Warm & Cozy Elements, let’s not forget the bathroom. Candles, scented, perhaps like these (2) from this lovely company and, definitely thick and luscious towels (3), from here. So, there you have it, my Visions to Inspire and Designs to Enrich.

STAY WARM, BE COZY

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THANKS FOR LETTING ME SHARE WITH YOU

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MOODBOARD MONDAY

Inspiration~~~

Hi Everyone!! Happy Monday. Here’s a little inspiration I created for a lover of horses….

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VISIONS TO INSPIRE.

DESIGNS TO ENRICH.

 

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MOODBOARD MONDAY

Whu Who It’s Monday ~~~~ Moodboard Monday ~~~~ That Is ~~~~ Inspiration Chartreuse!

An earthy or electric color. . . . . this yellow-green hue brings a zingy freshness to this modern office concept.

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Does this Color Inspire You?

Stay Tuned for More Chartreuse Inspiration

Thanks for Stopping By

Enjoy your Monday!

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MOODBOARD MONDAY

A Traditional, Elegant Bathroom Concept

Happy Monday to all. We enjoyed our Sunday watching the final game between Germany and Argentina, as I’m sure many others were doing as well. It was quite a game. Congratulations Germany!!

Here’s a little concept design I put together for a elegant bathroom.

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Hope you enjoy your day.

Comments are always welcome.

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ~~ #6

Moody Monday Moodboard Musings

Happy Monday to everyone. I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. We started our 4th with our ritual visit to the Dana Point Harbor for bagels. Of course, our beautiful Vizsla, Duke, accompanied us. Enjoyed a lovely walk around the harbor and enjoyed seeing how many of the boat owners had decorated and set up “party” tables for the long days’ celebration. And, it is a long day of activities. As we made our way around the harbor, many of the activities were already well under way. One of the July 4th “rituals” is the “water fight”.  Dinghies, kayaks, SUPs, and outriggers galore, power up with all kinds of buckets and water guns and the “water fights” get under way as all the reveleries celebrate and enjoy  being doused. Knowing how crazy it can be in the harbor during the 4th, we know to escape its fury and frenzy sooner, rather than later……so we relaxed at the pool at the Monarch Beach Tennis Club, came home and grilled some steaks, followed by a little peak-a-boo view of fireworks from our backyard. Usually we have foggy skies and don’t get very crisp, clear fireworks…..but, this year, the clouds parted and we enjoyed a beautiful fireworks display…….and no traffic to deal with…..Happy, Happy!!!!

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Moody Monday Musings

An Inspired French Affair

Your Comments Are Always Welcome

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ~~ #5

I have a very discerning, highly opinionated, artistic (in the musical sense), young adult male client, who has been longing for a room makeover. That discerning client also happens to be my son. So after much discussion about likes and dislikes, I’ve finally come up with a design that meets his approval. Yay!!!!!

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To see these items, you can view them here.

Happy Moody Monday!

 

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ~~ #4

Monday Musings

Happy Monday!! Hope all the fathers had a wonderful day. Our day started off with a visit to one of our favorite spots in Dana Point Harbor, The Coffee Importer and Deli. We love to take our Vizsla with us too. We start off with the California Bagel which we like on their combo bagel. The California bagel is toasted and layered with cream cheese that is then topped with sliced tomato, avocado and thinly sliced red onions which is then sprinkled with lemon pepper…….. soooo yummy. Of course, it is all accompanied with a cup of hot coffee. We find ourselves a table…..they are not always easy to come by…..it is a very popular destination. It is also a great spot to bring your dog because all the tables are outside so they can hang out with you while you eat and then go for a nice walk around the harbor. Later, in the afternoon, everyone headed down to the beach for some sand time and body surfing. Actually, the only one who braved the water, as it is still a bit chilly, in my opinion, was my hubby. Hubby’s day ended with a fantastic Mexican dinner at Carmelita’s in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach. Fabulous, authentic Mexican food and voted #1 in South Orange County. It lived up to its reputation. Soooooo, all in all, I’d say hubby had a fabulous Father’s Day…….Happy, Happy…….

I have been seeing a lot of orange, in fact, I have another post coming up about decorating with this color. In the meantime, I leave you with my moodboard for Monday as a precursor to that post.

Turquoise Orange

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Have a Wonderful Day

Always Inspired

 

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