Spring interiors: bliss indoors and out

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Spring Interiors

The weather has been so wishy-washy. Teasing us with a 70 degree day, and then bringing us back down by dropping to 50 overnight! But, the leaves are finally on the trees, and the days are longer – so it’s safe to say Spring is here.

I love the longer days…so beautiful
via KML Design

Domino Mag

…and fresh flowers. The first image is flowers in tea tins. I do this, but my tea tins aren’t water tight so I put a juice glass with water inside the tea tin and just put the flowers in the glass. The second image is a cute idea: use some glass bottles (they don’t have to match), wrap some jute or hemp around them – and you get a lovely handpicked, country centerpiece.
via Country Living

….weekends in the country….
via NiKreations

Love the lanterns hanging from the trees!
via Scandinavian Chic

Meals outside..
When I was a kid, we out outside every evening in the summer. We didn’t have a patio, so we just set up chairs and a table right out in the yard

2 images above via Rue Magazine

The ultimate—poolside…
via Design Interior

How do you enjoy spring?

Organization ideas: Inspiration for all you organization junkies out there…

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Organization Ideas

If it involves baskets or bins and labels I can’t resist…

 

Matching labels and matching canisters….!

Vintage suitcases as memorabilia containers!

the above and below are AMAZING

 

An artist’s studio with organizational furnishings down to a T!

Check out the baskets with all the fabric swatches archived…

Paint cans mounted as spool reels! Also check out the buttons and other notions in small magnetic tins on the mirror!

1. Snakk Klikk
2. Pinterest  (labels free for download at BHG)
3. House to Home
4. Real Simple
5. Real Simple
6. Life Work
7. Little Green Notebook
8. Pinterest

Dressing Rooms: Tips for creating a superbly glamorous dressing room

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Dressing Room inspiration

Jane, a Decorology reader, wrote me asking for inspiration for a 9×9 room she wants to turn into a “fit for a star dressing room.” So I’ve done my best to compile some super glamorous dressing rooms. I’ve also found a few “glam dressing room” essentials and where to find them. Even if you don’t have a dressing room, I hope you enjoy this eye candy!

One of my favorite dressing rooms – the dressing room of JCrew Jenna Lyons as seen in Domino.
via Abigail Ahern

Another one I like -I guess I really like the windows with natural light, which is good for makeup.
via La Dolce Vita

I think the mornings would be easier to face with a beautiful wall of beautiful shoes.
via Qwikstep

via NestEgg

A dressing room is a great place to try out that bold wallpaper or paint color you’ve been eyeing as it’s a more private, smaller space.
via La Dolce Vita

A super eclectic dressing room.
via La Dolce Vita

I adore this shot – a perfect vision of glamour.
via Country Living

Another one of my faves.
via Architect Design

via Apartment Therapy


Here are some items I would use to create a starlet dressing room.

Top left: A staple of any glam interior – a chaise or settee. This one is from Montauk sofa.
Top right: Chandelier, like this one from Graham and Greene
Center: A tufted ottoman, this one is from Serena and Lily
Bottom left: A mirrored vanity is quintessential glam. This one is from Graham and Greene
Bottom right: A pretty little table like this one from Oomph Online

Summer Entryways and Foyers

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Summer Entryways and Foyers

There are your “traditional” elements that no entry or foyer should be without – but shoe storage and a key tray don’t necessarily make an entry way that makes you smile when you walk in the door.  Here are a few elements that do…

Art with impact.

via Pinterest via Waiting on Martha

Live plants/flowers.

via Pinterest via 11 Magnolia Lane

An oversized mirror.

 

A dramatic entry rug.
…and of course, your best friend waiting for you.

 

Penny Tile Inspiration

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Penny Tile

Penny tile was a major thing in the 20th century and although you don’t find it in many homes now, it isn’t as retro as most people make it out to be. Used correctly, I think it can be very modern!

Young House Love Blog-blacksplash with pennies
via hgtv
Would you use penny tile in your home?