Staying Cool This Summer

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There’s nothing like a nice dip in the pool to cool off during these hot summer days.  As the weather heats up swimming pools are the perfect escape.  Check out these spectacular pools, which one is your favorite?  What does your dream pool look like? Home Reviews   Freshome   My Paradissi   HGTV   Martha Stewart   Bonick Landscaping   BHG   Trendir   ...

4th of July Party Ideas

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Fireworks, and BBQ’s with family and friends…it’s that time of year again!  The 4th of July is only a few days away so I figured I better start planning the festivities.  While searching for ideas for the holiday I ran into some super fun and cute ideas I wanted to share.  From decorations to snacks ...

Celebrity Home: Ellen Pompeo

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Great style and inviting design are displayed in this celebrity home.  Actress Ellen Pompeo teamed up with designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, and together, achieved something magical. The Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills was the perfect backdrop for Mediterranean-inspired style that Pompeo is drawn and which celebrate casual entertaining, hearty food, and sun-kissed repose.  “Ellen’s basically a very easy, relaxed ...

The Season of “I Do”

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Ladies and gentleman, it’s wedding season.  You’re either planning one, going to one, or recovering from one.  My schedule has been very busy this summer attending weddings, and I enjoy taking in all the details.  No matter how small or simple you keep it, weddings are always a big production!  I’ve collected a few photos ...

For The Birds: Modern Bird Feeders

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This post is for the birds, well ok not really for the birds, but for those of your who want a great looking bird feeder in your garden. I have a strange little dilemma at home, which actually prompted this search for a great looking bird feeder. As many of you know my dog ...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re like most of us, you’re still searching for the perfect gift for mom.  I took a poll of fave gifts from fellow moms and came up with this list.  No surprise here, topping the charts of favorite Mother's Day gifts were things that can't be bought, such ...

FiLoLi

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A few years ago, I went on a trip to the Filoli House.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but when I got there I was certainly was amazed.  Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining ...

Cinco De Mayo Party

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Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away, and it's the perfect time to get your family and friends togther for a fiesta!  My favorite part of Cinco De Mayo celebrations (besides the food) is the fun and vibrant decor used.  From blue, pink, yellow, and green, it all goes.  Check out some great Cinco De Mayo decor ...

Celebrity Homes: Brooke Shields

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I’m sure you’ve all been wondering what the inside of Brooke Shields home looks like, well thanks to me and Architectural Digest… here it is!!! Well, maybe not so much me. I’d say my favorite aspect of the house and design is how open and bright each room looks.  The rooms leave nothing to desire, full ...

Designs For Doggies

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This post is in honor of my dog Bella who turned 4 (in human years) on Sunday.  Bella is an American Mastiff and the most adorable, sweet natured dog.  She enjoys regular spoiling from my parents who call her their "granddogger", my in-laws, our friends, the vet, the groomer, buddies at the dog park and ...

Earth Day 2012

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Happy early Earth Day everyone!  This Sunday marks the 42nd year of the celebration of Earth Day.  And what better way to honor it than some great recycled and Eco-friendly products for your home and a few ideas on how to celebrate the holiday? Recycled glass countertops: Recycled furniture:         Recylced Lighting:       Recycled Accessories:   Ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day: Plant a ...

Easter Treats

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Alright, we’ve given you some great tips and ideas to decorate your home in time for Easter, but now we need to address the most important touch to your Easter Holiday table – the food!! If you're not sure what to serve, or if you're looking for that extra special way to add some Easter magic ...

Easter Egg-tastic Decorating

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Easter is coming soon and I thought I would create a post about one of my favorite Easter traditions.... egg decorating!  If you're looking for some unique ideas for your Easter egg decorating this year; this post is for you.  Whether you are a fellow Easter egg decorator or not, I think you'll agree that ...

Cordlesss Lamp

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I recently lost two amazing roommates to new lodgings, but to look at the glass half full, I have gained two new living areas.    I now have the pleasure of browsing the internet and catalogs to find the perfect pieces to fill the space.  This has motivated me to give the whole house a mini ...

St. Patrick’s Day Green Rooms and Decor

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Happy Early St. Patrick’s Day everyone, and a special happy birthday to my lovely mother.  In celebration of the holiday I’ve rounded up some green interiors and décor to get you ready for the big day tomorrow. In color psychology green is known to have a calming effect and relive stress,  so what better day to ...