July 30, 2011

Back Yard Beauty

I have a list of chic reads that I visit everyday and Camille Styles blog is one of them.  She always has fresh new ideas for her readers! This week Camille hosted a soiree at her home and her lovely friend, Tolly, took these shots of Camille's home.  Make sure to visit Tolly's blog for all the details on this Food and Flowers soiree.

I particularly loved the photos of Camille's gorgeous backyard! What a beautiful setting she has overlooking the water.  I just had to share this design inspiration with you!


July 29, 2011

Chic Paper Straws

I've gotten many emails asking me where can they find those fabulous straws that bloggers are using in their photos.  Guess what! There are many companies out there that sell them, but I really love this company called, Garnish.  Since, it's the first that I found with these fab straws, I've decided to share it with all of you! You can buy just one straw if you want! This company is so flexible! 


July 28, 2011

Summer Raspberry Lemonade

I'm just a girl who loves pretty summer drinks. 
Here's one to love, too!

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Absolutely Beautiful Things ~ Online Store is Now Open!

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you about a new store that was launching online called, Absolutely Beautiful Things.  Well, today it's open for the first time!  Color, color, color and more color!

Click here to see the original post I did on this fab designer, Anna Spiro!



What I'm Loving Now ~ Restoration Hardware Patio Furniture

I have to confess.  I wasn't loving the new look of Restoration Hardware when they made their design change last year. But now, I've had a change of heart and can't get enough of their gorgeous design inspiration!  I am so loving RH's new look with the weathered gray tables and chairs. It's so chic! Here are a few assembles that really stand out to me!



July 27, 2011

Chic Neutral Porches

I've been searching for ideas for my pool and patio area and these beauties really strike a cord with me.  I love that they are neutral and blend in well with the environment.  Do you have a beautiful patio area or are you dreaming of a beachy one like me?

Seaside Style Porch

Chic Balloons ~ Geronimo!

Want to surprise your sister or BBF for her wedding day? Stop over at 100 Layer Cake for a special sale on the super chic balloons that Geronimo has to offer! The savings are as big as the balloons!  Here is a post I did on Geronimo's balloons gorgeousness! Ciao!


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July 25, 2011

Chic Design Inspiration ~ Cadiz, Spain

Hi everyone!  Hope you're enjoying your Monday!  I just got back from a delicious lunch for my dear friend's birthday. We had burgers and french fries at a very cool place! Oh my! Thank God I run! 

Now, for a little design inspiration! As you may know already, I've been in the color kick lately and loved the photos below when I came across them.  This type of design is not something I would usually be drawn to but, they would work for me in a lovely beach home setting.

To me this kitchen looks coastal and the table near the cooking area is a fantastic idea!
Check out those chic bowls!



July 24, 2011

Nantucket Beach Cottage

This bright Nantucket beach cottage was designed by Lynn Morgan.  It has two bedrooms, one bath and a beautiful ocean view.  I'm in love! 


July 21, 2011

Chic Outdoor Photo of the Week

I love taking photos with a beautiful backdrop.  I think this lovely outdoor room would be perfect for a small gathering of friends enjoying delicious food and coastal drinks. 



Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tory Burch Getaway - Summer 2011

July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Now {J.Crew}

I had a little shopping spree the other day at my local J.Crew and my sweet friends there at the store always treat me so well!  I bought three fedora hats that were on sale.

While I was there, I thought about what I could wear to work when school starts again.  Fall is all about color and I don't know about you, but I am tired of wearing black! Below are just a few new colorful things from J.Crew that would be perfect to wear to work. 

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July 19, 2011

Beach Chic ~ California Style

Here are some design ideas to get that west coast California style that's so laid back and chic.  I'm loving all of the neutral colors that could take us from summer right into fall (sorry I said fall).  Can't believe school starts in about a month.  Until then, I'm enjoying new ideas and inspiration to change things up a bit! Enjoy!

Scenic Getaway

July 18, 2011

St. Barts Paradise

Good morning! Hope all of you had a great weekend! Today, I have a beautiful beach house to share with you in St. Barts. This home has unbelievable breathtaking views and modern amenities. Let me know what you think!



July 11, 2011

Seaside Retreat in Punta Mita, Mexico

This beautiful 40,000 square foot home belongs to a Hollywood executive who loves to entertain in first-class style.  I am head over heels in love with the bamboo ceiling that is found in many of the rooms of this beachside retreat.  I would love to hear what your thoughts are!  Hope you have a productive summer Monday!



July 08, 2011

Inspiring Summer Beds ~ One King's Lane

Who loves a comfortable summer bed?  I think we all do!  Here are a few inspirational photos from One King's Lane to give you ideas in creating the perfect summer bed. 

When I was a little girl I dreamed of having a canopy bed.  How wonderful would it be to have one like this now!



I adore the beautiful white linens simply placed on the bed below.



This cozy summer bed is symmetrical and casual chic. Gotta love the natural fiber rug underneath.



Which one is your favorite?

Have a lovely Friday!

xoxo,
Desiree'

Tory Burch Getaway - Summer 2011



July 07, 2011

Colorful and Beachy ~ Absolutely Beautiful Things

A very exciting online store called, Absolutely Beautiful Things, will be going live on Thursday, July 28th, 2011!  Be sure to mark your calenders!  This designer, Anna Spiro, is passionate about color and loves to be surrounded by things that she loves.  I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!  Her work does make me smile!









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Bathroom Bar Cart

This lovely bathroom bar cart is from Erica of Moth Design.  I love the framed sea fan and the shiny nickel bar cart filled with all essentials for the master bath.  Beautiful idea!







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What I'm Loving Now ~ Spending Time with Girlfriends

This summer my calender has been quite busy spending quality time with friends.  I have different groups of friends; friends I run with, friends I work with, my book club friends and the list goes on.  We've gone to the movies, out to lunch, dinner and the beach.  It's been a fun summer looking forward to the next get-together! Next up, a beach party to celebrate a birthday!


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This fun photo is from Camille Styles via Coco + Kelley.


How you do to spend time with your girlfriends?


 
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July 06, 2011

What I'm Loving Now ~ Summery Concoctions

Girly drinks and summer make a good match.  Actually, I'd have to admit, my husband would love these, too!


Peach Collins via Cupcakes and Cashmere



Strawberry Rosemary Sangria via A Cozy Kitchen





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Bright and Pretty Coastal Porch

This lovely porch caught my eye because of it's bright throw pillows and beautiful greenery.  It's one of those porches that encourage you to sit and chat with your friends forever!


I love this cute idea for using an antique cart as a mini bar.


These bright pillows finish the room off perfectly.  Bravo to the design team who succeeded in brightening up this mostly white room with colors that make a bold and pretty statement.







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July 05, 2011

Summery DIY Tea Towel Runner

During a trip to the grocery store today, I decided to visit the magazine section and see what was new in the design world.  The first page I flipped to in House and Home was this DIY table runner project.  I've always loved white and blue striped tea towels and I thought this would be worth sharing!  The gorgeous table setting isn't too shabby either! :0)


House Home Photo DIY Tea Towel Runners

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Click here to get the simple details on how to create the great summery look!


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What I'm Loving Now ~ Chic Sponsor Serena and Lily

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What's not to love! Their collection is chic, simple, and beachy!



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Hope you had a great 4th of July!

xoxo,
Desiree'



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