Saturday, May 29, 2010

*Al fresco*

How beautiful are these outdoor settings?  We are looking forward to some outdoor time this weekend in the garden, but boy it would be nice to relax in one of these outdoor areas after all that digging. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

*Images compliments of: Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Design tags

What a fun way to display fabric. We might start using this with our inspiration boards. The fabric name and color-way and all important information that can be written on the back, saving hours of research. Also, if extra fabric is hanging around, it is a great way to display it. It is a creative way to keep fabric organized for projects...the upholsterer will appreciate your organization.

*Images compliments of: Elle Decor, Coastal Living

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Carrier and Company

Although many of these interiors have been featured throughout the blogland, we are so intrigued and excited whenever we see the interiors done by Carrier and Company.  Their use of contemporary designs coupled with traditional elements makes for a unique design esthetic. We love their rooms with neutral colors as well as the ones with pops of color. The Vogue office with the natural woods and colors is one that always catches my eye...but then again how could it not?

*Images compliments of Carrier and Company

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in pink. Who does not look lovely in the color? Especially the soft petal of a spring peony looks so pretty in the color. All week we have ben searching for images with this wonderful color. This is the time of year that the soft petal pink lipsticks are pulled out or are on the radar to buy. With a tan it is almost all you need, a slpash of pink and you are all set. These interiors are like this as well, just a splash and the room is dressed and ready to go.
*Images compliments of :Emily A. Clark, Candian house and home,Traditional Home, Elle Decor, Marie Turner, Grant Gibson

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Light on Martha's Vineyard

How excited were we when we saw the June issue of Elle Decor. First we want to give a huge shout out to the ever talented Grant Gibson for making the best Five list of Elle Decor. Grant is a number one designer and we are so happy for him. Now on to our next favorite thing in Elle Decor is Meg Ryans beautiful house in Chappaquiddick on Martha"s Vineyard. It is a elegant clean lined home that the actress her self hand picked every aspect of, chandeliers, flooring, the beautiful tub. She toured other homes on the Vineyard for inspiration and is always tearing images from magazines. The light on the Vineyard is the most beautiful ever and Meg is infatuated with it. The home plays this up with the open air feeling the house has. She keep the rustic feel of the old camp with the exposed beams. What a heavenly home to get away from it all.

*Images compliments of Elle Decor

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom


Today is the birthday of our beautiful, talented and sweet hearted MOM! We have said it before and will say it a thousand times again, WE LOVE YOU and wouldn't be who we are today without your kindness, love and support. You are an amazing woman! Here's to you Mom...

Summer '09, Sugar Hill, NH

One of Mom's favorites, Lily of the Valley

And a few words from each of us...

Mom, I love you so much. 
You are the best Mom in the whole wide world!
I hope this year is filled with love and luck coming from everywhere. 
I can't wait to see you in 27 days! (yes, I am counting)
Happy Birthday! Love, Cassandra

Mom, I had so much fun with you in New Orleans.
I am so glad you were able to come down for graduation
because I woudln't be where I am today without you!
Love you so much and can't wait to see you in June!
Happy Birthday, love you! Melissa

Mom you are the best I love you!
 You are so nurturing and have a great way of showing your love!
 I will always love you and thank you for always being there for me!
Happy Birthday! Love, Leslie

Dear Wendy, I want to wish you a happy birthday and 
hope you have a great day. Enjoy your pedicure, manicure and 
lunch at Fresh Day Spa. 
With lots of love always, Ron


Friday, May 21, 2010

Spanx Bathing Suits

Did you know that Spanx had bathing suits? I was talking to a friend the other day and they informed me that Spanx now has bathing suits that hold you in and make you looked more slimmed down.  With the warm weather in New Orleans and summer approaching, I might have to get myself one of these.  My favorite is the one shoulder black with white ruffle...however, I really wish they wouldn't use models who don't need a Spanx bathing suit. These pictures give me no indication as to how the bathing suit will look on someone who isn't a size 0 and weighs 105. None the less, I think I will be picking one of these babies up before I hit the beach!

*Images compliments of Spanx