Homespiration: Florals

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t think I have just one style when it comes to fashion and home decor.  I feel like its constantly evolving and changing…hopefully for the better.  My mom likes to remind me that in my younger years, I used to tell her that I liked the “lived in” look, to try to get out of cleaning. She’s pretty happy to know that I no longer prefer that style and care much more for a beautiful space that I can admire, but still relax in when at home.

I still wish that I had a little bit of a better idea of what I’d be content with for more than just a few years, so that I can start investing in pieces that will stick around for a while.  So my plan is to create a blog series called Homespiration, so that I can figure it out.  I’ll start with this one, focusing on florals.  I hope you enjoy!

 

floral artwork

floral bedroom

Flowers can brighten up any day or mood or living space, am I right?  I don’t think you could sleep in, dine in or just plain live in any of these rooms and not feel happy when being home.  I’d love to incorporate some of these elements into our home to make my day just a little bit brighter, especially the UH-MAZING dining room below.

 

floral diningFloral Chairliving room floralfloral bed

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to add a few floral pieces in to your home, here’s a great pillow, an interesting vase and a beautiful frame that would work perfectly.

Photos credits from top down: Apartment Therapy, A Storied Style, Jaclyn PaigeAB Home Interiors, La Dolce Vita,   Anthropologie

Closet Cleanup!

This past Sunday started off as a very lazy day at our place. That is until I brewed up some Cafe Bustelo..or as I lovingly call it, Cuban crack. I grew up watching my grandma brew this in her kitchen and it’s become a staple in mine. As you can imagine, I had a super high energy following my couple of cups, so I was looking for a daytime project. What better than a little spring summer cleaning!

As I do a couple of times a year, I took practically everything out of my closet and drawers for some refolding and a little purging. A few bags to the Goodwill later, my closet is feeling much lighter and ready for some pretty new pieces. Cue Pinterest!

My closet is small, but like this post about our patio, it’s definitely an upgrade from what we had down in LA. It’s funny how a little organization can not only make everything look better, but it just creates so much more room. Here are a couple of space savers that also helps in presenting your things in a beautiful way.

pretty dainty things

Bag Storage

The organizer not only helps to see what you have and make your dainty things look beautiful, but also keeps the lace out of danger of the hooks! (photo via Marcus Design Inc.)

This handbag cabinet, made easy by just removing the doors off any cabinet, is wonderful for organizing purses by size and seeing what you have. (photo via Lucky Magazine)

And just for fun, here are a few of my dream closets.
black closetwhite closetSATC ClosetNo closet post is complete without a little Carrie Bradshaw action.  I would die and go to heaven for this his and her closet.

Closet images in order from top down.  (Photos via Shelter Interior Design, Tumblr, Sweet Things Blog)

Top 5 Event Ideas of the Week

This post is all about tablescapes and enhancing themes with small touches.   I love ALL of these ideas because they are able to take you out of reality and into the world the event is trying to create…without going overboard.

Event Ideas - 6-111) These glass terrariums seem so perfect for an event in a botanical garden.  It reminds the guests of where they are in a beautiful, yet subtle way. (photo via Tumblr)

2) I love the centerpieces on this table.  It is so out of the box yet simple in that they are just over-sized leaves.  It would be perfect for an event in a tropical location.

3) These hot air balloons are adorable. If someone loves these balloons in the sky or was perhaps proposed to in one, this would be a way to tie it in beautifully.  (photo via WedLuxe)

4)  We all know blue and orange compliment each other, but I think it looks extra amazing in that they’ve mixed these two patterns as well.  Don’t be afraid to play around with colors, textures and patterns. (photo via Style Me Pretty)

5)  LOVE LOVE LOVE these animal place card holders.  If I ever had the chance to plan a gala for a zoo, I would hunt these down like there is no tomorrow. (photo via Style Me Pretty)