Friday, February 20, 2015

ok...I styled it



Do you ever take a "mental health" day? I'm taking one today. It's just too cold here on the "riviera" to  head outside. I've been enjoying that second cup of tea while taking a Friday morning blog stroll. I stopped by one of my favorite spots, La Dolfina, a decorating and lifestyle blog, originating from California, and authored by the stylish Therese Long. (Check out her etsy shop too, she has fabulous things.)
Today La Dolfina,  and several other bloggers, are showcasing their own coffee tables that they have styled. Some are professional decorators, while others are design obsessed bloggers. If you want to find out more, head over to her site, (address below) check out her table, and get directions to the other participant's blogs.  








Disclaimer: I did not "style" my coffee table. This is how it always is. It's not fabulous or anything, but it works for me.





Everything on the table means something to me. Nothing was expensive. 
My favorite British mags, insulator collection, found antler and coral, capture my style, or lack of it.





This pretty old box holds the fireplace matches.




The table is large and square and you can see the rug through it. It has plenty of room for drinks,  food, and feet.... yes, feet....USE your table.




Above is my favorite bouquet. (oyster shell ball) I love it because it represents where I live (beach/bay community) and more importantly, you don't have to water it.

 *If there was a thought bubble over my dog's head: "you're an idiot". 



Have a great weekend!

-k-






Monday, January 26, 2015

window shopping






West Elm








Areo Home









Land of Nod














Waterworks







Anthroplogie











Dering Hall





(yes, you can order one)





and finally...to wrap it all up for delivery...



Mothology





-k-


Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015...looking forward



 things that I would like to see more of this year...


wood







non-white kitchens
















persian rugs








start 'em young







wallpaper
yes, you can do it
















it can solve problems...





china
get it out
use it










velvet
channel your inner Costanza



















creative slipcovers and upholstery









sofas...in pairs





they don't have to match





statement lamps











brick backsplash for your kitchen
(and hidden outlets)











dark painted home exteriors















my inspiration...






Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.




May we live to learn well, and learn to live well.
May you live as long as you want, and never want
as long as you live...

-k-