Friday, April 30, 2010

Out of Commission

My computer decided to act up this week and is at the Apple store getting fixed, so I will be away from blogging for a few days. I will be back soon but until then enjoy the beautiful Spring!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday- April 27, 2010

A wonderful collection of fabric. Which color would you choose? The depth of color is so beautiful, I'm not sure I could pick just one! It would be so fun to design a room around some of these colors. I have a new fascination with orange and would really like to design a room with it. Have a lovely Tuesday!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Absolutely Beautiful Home!

Monday April 26, 2010
The very talented, Australian Designer Anna Spiro had a wonderful feature in this month's issue of Canadian House & Home. The issue features the designer's own home in Brisbane, Australia. Anna also has a blog that I have been reading for awhile. I think it was one of the first blogs I followed regularly. I love the way she uses color and her love of pink. Enjoy!!
This designer has used Schumacher's Imperial Trellis in many different applications. It looks so wonderful in her study.

A quaint bathroom. I really like the mis-matched mirrors.

Designer Anna Spiro with a beautiful grouping of flowers.
A wonderful pop of color against white walls.
Be sure you stop by Anna's blog: Absolutely Beautiful Things!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Girls Weekend!!

Friday- April 23, 2010
The high heels are coming out and all the cute outfits! It's a girls weekend for me and I couldn't be more excited! I'm taking off to Kansas City to spend the weekend with the girls! Good food, shopping, & lots of fun are in store and maybe if I'm lucky I can talk them into an estate sale or two! Have a great weekend!! Meghan

Blue & White!!

Friday April 23, 2010

I love the classic look of blue & white! It is beautiful, refreshing, & so fresh looking. I have lots of great images to share but these are some beautiful interiors to start with. Next week I'll be sharing some wonderful products to help with your blue & white scheme. Enjoy!!!! Meghan

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Enjoying the beautiful day!!

Wednesday April 21, 2010

We are having fabulous weather in Des Moines right now! It is so refreshing and wonderful to spend so much time outside! The sunny days are also exactly what I've been needing! I came across this website on my friend Kate's wonderful blog. You can check her blog out here. More on that later!!! But I really liked this picture and thought the styling was really great. I hope you are able to enjoy some time outside!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Outdoor Fabrics- Trina Turk

Monday- April 19, 2010
Trina Turk is a well known fashion designer based in sunny California. Trina is known for her geometric patterns that are mixed with prints derived from natural motifs. Her philosophy is to create wearable, optimistic fashion that incorporates the best aspects of classic American sportswear. Trina's boutique's are bold and stunning! The following are some of here stores throughout the country. As you can tell she isn't afraid of color which is so refreshing to see!

Trina Turk partnered with Schumacher fabrics last year & came out with a wonderful collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics. Many of the fabrics were originally designed for her resort collections and are inspired by her poolside lifestyle. The fabrics of this collection are fashion- influenced; bright and breezy shades and full of drama. I love the modern appeal of these fabrics! The following are some of her fabrics for Schumacher.

Photos: Trina Turk, Schumacher

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Designer's On Design Seminar at The Mansion

Thursday- April 15, 2010

On Saturday I am leading a special design seminar at The Mansion. I am giving a talk on Outdoor Spaces. We'll be looking at all the beautiful indoor outdoor fabrics & also be talking about how to make your outdoor space one of the favorite rooms in your home! The seminar is at The Mansion in Des Moines and begins at 1:00 PM. It is free and is open to have anyone attend! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Go Red!

Tuesday April 13, 2010

I really like the idea of being bold and going with a Red sofa! So often people want to be safe and go with a neutral sofa. The commitment to a red sofa might seem daunting to some people, but many times you end up loving it more. So my message today is to not be afraid of color! Have a great day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Wedding Season begins!

Friday- April 9, 2010
We are kicking off our season of weddings this weekend and I couldn't be happier! I'm looking forward to getting out my dancing shoes and hitting the dance floor! My childhood friend is getting married and I am so honored to be a part of her wedding! It's supposed to be a beautiful Saturday and the Spring flowers are starting to bloom. I had so much fun planning our wedding last year and have missed scouring the wedding blogs for pretty pictures. So needless to say I'm happy to share some beautiful wedding pictures with you! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I'm Loving.....

Wednesday- April 7, 2010
I'm Loving... this over sized mirror over this cantilevered sink. I also love the marble floors and chic accessories. What a fantastic look!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday's Top 10- Thomas O'Brien Products

Tuesday- April 6, 2010

Thomas O'Brien's Top 10 Product Designs
10) Wakely Tufted Sofa
Yes, Thomas designs upholstered pieces too! He has a great selection of upholstered chairs & sofas but this piece is one of my favorites!
9) Terri Cube Lamp
This is a great small lamp that can fit in so many tight places. Plus the quartz makes for a unique lamp.
8) Brookhaven BedSide Table
This piece is so cute! I love it in a weathered or rustic finish like it is shown!
8) Batik Rug
A beautiful graphic rug! It is a magnified botanical field of floral vine.
7) Austin Floral Indigo Place Setting
A fresh botanical pattern inspired by a 19th century European set of transferware dishes.
6) Chandelier
Thomas O'Brien has so many wonderful chandeliers but this one has nice lines and can go in so many different rooms!
5) Dara Barstool
The Dara Barstool paired with my next selection make for a great kitchen! The photo above shows them both together.
3) Lenox Kitchen Island
2) Chippendale Ring Rug
A wonderful geometric rug that can be intermixed in so many different styled rooms!
1) Hallings Secretary
A beautiful functional piece of furniture! This piece is as unique open as it is closed.