Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Recently I was happily reunited with a long lost lavender-colored favorite while doing spring cleaning and I realized that my love for the hue has come and gone throughout the years. I was immediately transported luscious lavender fields and in searching for lovely images that could translate my current inspiration, I found myself literally taken away to the fields of Provence, thanks to the lovely Sarah Klassen on her 'take me away' series for this is glamorous.

lavender fields via this is glamorous
lavender place setting by kt merry photography via stylemepretty

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


It is good to be back in this little space, I am sorry to have been amiss as I have been sidetracked by a beautiful upcoming project. There were numerous times within the past few days when I wished to have shared daily bits of inspiration, I wish nonetheless, to be able to share a bit this week and regain some momentum.

One of the beautiful sights these days were white magnolias, even on a cloudy day, the bright white elegance of these beauties brought a sense of happiness and inspiration. You might remember the beautiful  pink liliflora ones I posted at the beginning of spring, and these other species bring as much beauty to my surroundings.

white magnolias within bud vases: image photographed by Victoria Pearson for The best of Martha Stewart Living found via PW onbluepoolroad

many other lovely magnolia images were found via pinterest and were pinned within the 'florals' board. enjoy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I am inspired by the branding simplicity for  East of India office supplies.  Raw materials cleverly displayed and packaged to give new life to commonly used desk items. I would gladly handpick one (or two) of each for my work space, and if you wonder where these beauties may be found, go ahead and visit their shop.

lovely image found via a note on design

Monday, April 9, 2012


I hope you had a lovely weekend. I am very glad to celebrate these beautiful days of Easter where I am reminded of the many gifts of my life and the opportunity to make all things new; all of which can be greatly rewarding, especially after a long period of reflection. This might very well be the perfect time to work on some spring cleaning and redirect personal goals.

I was very glad to find lovely Easter projects from other bloggers, but I was particularly impressed by Kelly's (Fabulous K) elegant color choices; specially the beautiful gold, reminiscent of everything glorious and Mowie Kay's contrast between dark and light, which almost reminds me of an Easter Vigil Mass; where one goes from darkness to light as the celebration progresses;  truly a reflection of our own spiritual progress.....

P.S. Another little project that made me glad was Jessica's clever idea for Pantone color eggs on HowAboutOrange, such a fun take on Easter!

lovely images via vans-elle and boxwood clippings

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I am inspired by classic black and white stripes, which are always stylish and versatile; whether used for interiors, wardrobe or details. I am drawn to the idea of combining with neutrals which are especially nice during the day, and going for a more glamorous look by using black and white stripes on their own.

canopy image photographed by Style Art Life found via Style Me Ptretty 
striped skirt found via a note on design
shower image by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes Mag found via Mimi + Meg
Marisa Berenson in classic Halston found via Pinterest
black and white long dress (image source unknown) found via pw

Monday, April 2, 2012


Recently I had the opportunity to visit an exposition where ancient Egyptian treasures were gracefully displayed and beautiful carvings on granite, alabaster, and limestone formed intriguing statues and other objects. I was particularly pleased by the colorful combination of red,blue,turquoise and gold on some of the beading works and I could picture wardrobe pieces or a table setting using some of that lovely inspiration.

As I entertained my ancient musing, I ran across this beautiful shoot done for rue magazine during the summer of last year. It is perfectly put together and I love the use of different materials for the table setting, very reminiscent of those described above. I love the use of tall crystal cylinders to house smaller mercury glass candle holders. I am immediately inspired for an outdoor gathering using bold color and rich textures.

all lovely images by Jose Villa for Rue Magazine / summer 2011 styled by Canvas and Canopy