Archive for August, 2010
Theres something so exciting about the Trina Turk boutique that draws me in every time I pass by. The graphic prints and colors evoke happy feelings!
Here are a few of my favorite ways to bring some of those happy feelings to your home:
The higher end….
Looking for a steal…..
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So many of us hate silk flowers and refuse to
decorate with them. I unfortunately wasn’t born
with a green thumb and have found some arrangements
that make fake look good.
Fill up a clear vase with shells and add
a piece of coral. If you you wanted you
could even spray paint the coral to match your decor
If you prefer a more modern decor, this organic
arrangement is a nice way of softening those
This wire container is great with nothing in it, but if you want to add some color and texture here is an easy way. Mix some cattail clusters and rope balls for texture.
So there you have it. Some easy ways to not have to get out your watering can. Simple is
There are a few small things you can do to update your decor without any heavy lifting or major remodeling. The easiest way to update your look is to decide a direction you would like to go with your style, and then change the small items in the room that take away from that feel. Then replace with a few new items that bring a new feeling in.
These “small items” or accessories are the elements in your room like lighting, area rugs, pillows, books, frames, vases, etc.
For example… if you are trying to brighten a room and create a more relaxing feel, here are 4 key elements to accomplish that look:
PILLOWS: Change out your old pillows with tassels and fringe and bring in some natural textures like linen, cotton, or hemp.
AREA RUG: Bring in some seagrass or sisal to ground things.
LIGHTING: If you don’t have enough light in the room, add some more lamps! If you have the space for it, hang a chandelier! If you have an outdated light fixture or pendant, simply replace it with something fresh and new!
ACCESSORIES!!! (vases, books, bottles, found objects, trays, flowers, etc…)
True Food Kitchen is the new Culinary Creation in Newport Beach. The simplicity in food and decor concepts make for one of our new favorite hot spots for lunch. Laura and I loved the clean lines, pops of color, and organic feel. The whole enviroment feels light, bright, and fresh. The food is so unbelievable tasty that I could not believe how healthy it was! The hummus is a must!
I love the lime green and the fresh grassy plants all over! Simple, fresh, and fabulous!
Love the succulent centerpiece? It’s a cheap and chic centerpiece idea. Succulents are oh-so-easy to care for… all they require is a lot of sunlight and a tiny bit of water.
Want to DIY?
Grab a terracotta pot, brush on a mixture of white acyrlic paint diluted in water . The paint and pot can be found at michaels craft store, and choose a succulent from Lowes. The whole look will cost about $7!Place one in the center of a table or group 3 together to make a bigger statement.
If you decide to stop in and try it yourself, make sure to try one of their natural refreshments! My favorite is Andy’s Elixer, made with Olivello Juice, Agave Nectar, and Soda water. It’s packed with anti-oxidants and actually tastes ahhhhmazing!