Friday, July 29, 2011

A perfect dinner party

I think this is a beautiful dining room and I think it has a nice summer feel to it as well. It makes me want to host my own dinner party. Which got me thinking to what a good dinner party needs, besides the food and wine of course. A few neccessities to a great dinner party include:
Great access to the kitchen from the dining room,

A beautiful table setting, and
Ambience in the room is a plus too! A beautiful buffet setting or drapes. Now, I just need to figure out my menu! Have a great weekend!

Photo: Traditional Home

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I am off Biking today! As of 4 months ago I didn't even own a bike and today I'm off riding 70 miles. I'm taking part in RAGBRAI. It is a huge week long event and thousands of bikers take the week off to ride the state of Iowa. I've also been told it's a pretty good party, but I'll let you know about that! I have really enjoyed biking and might be officially hooked to the sport! Wish me luck today!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sizzling Summer Accents!!!

The Summer heat is upon us! Nothing adds a little summer sizzle to your home than some new accessories. Here are some fun red hot accents for your home!

All Items available at The Mansion

Sunday, July 24, 2011

High Heels for High Hopes

This Thursday is a fantastic event in Des Moines put on by The March of Dimes. It's called High Heels for High Hopes! It is a fashion show and a fun ladies night out! You can find out more information about the event here. There is still time to get tickets to the event or donate to this worthy cause. Plus you can see me attempt to be a model for the evening. I'll let you know how that goes! It all goes to help babies so I am happy to do it! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Contemporary Living Room

Isn't this a lovely room to sit and read a book? I like the collection of books on the shelves and the clean aesthetic this room has.

Photo: Elle Decor

Monday, July 18, 2011

White Out!

No, I'm not talking about the all white snow kind. Although it's been unbearably warm the last few days, snow sounds a little refreshing! I'm talking about this beautiful white out room. I think this is a stunning all white room. It has a very pure look and I love it!

Photo Credit: Elements of Style

Friday, July 15, 2011

Restful Weekend!

Summer has been in crazy mode for me. Which is exactly the way I like it! But I am longing for a weekend where I get to sleep in and be a little lazy. I guess that is what winter is for! I think this bedroom is the perfect sanctuary. Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get a little time to rest and relax!

Photo: Traditional Home

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Sun Shiny Room!

Enjoying the sun filled feeling of this room!

Photo: Traditional Home

Monday, July 11, 2011

The 5th Wall

The 5th wall in a room is often the most neglected. Rather than slap some white paint on the ceiling think outside the box. I think this sitting area is a great example of how to treat the ceiling. Not only does it make the area seem bigger it also adds a little drama to the space. This ceiling is really quite stunning!

Photo: Traditional Home

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Navy & White

I like the clean, crisp, aesthetic of these navy & white interiors! It has a beautiful look!

Photo: House Beautiful