Friday, May 31, 2013

Waterworks Lighting

Waterworks introduced beautiful lighting for the bath room. 
The Watt lighting line is inspired by the the glass globes on electric poles. 
Does anyone remember the green glass connectors on the telephone poles that lines ran on?
These are inspiration for this new lighting line. Lighting is one of the true statements of design. 
We are definitely considering these lighting options in our next cottage restoration project!

**Images Compliments of: Waterworks

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cowhide Rugs

I'm not sure if it's the Texas style rubbing off on me, 
or just my overall desire to use a cowhide rug in the living 
room of my new apartment, but these four options are fabulous!

We have used cowhide zebra patterned rugs in several 
projects recently, but these with the metallic splattered
on them would be the perfect addition to my space.
What do you think about using a cowhide rug?

*Images compliments of Chic Coles

Monday, May 27, 2013

Morcom Rose Garden

Today we spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying the company of our friends in the 'burbs. 
They are lucky enough to live right near the Morcom Rose Garden
Established in 1933 with Mayor Frank Morcom planting the first rose, it's quite 
a magical place. We walked around smelling all of the beautiful roses, each
species having its own special fragrance. 
Photos by Roger Crain and Cassandra Cole

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Outfit

This memorial day weekend will be spent enjoying the last few days of spring before the summer heat creeps up on us down here in the south. My go-to outfit will be a straw hat, my bathing suit, a navy cover up (of course... because what other color would you want to wear!) and some fabulous accessories - namely wedges, because they're the only kind of shoe I wear and a chevron beach bag. I always like to bring a scarf with me to the beach or pool in case I want to cover up a's really convenient! Do you have any fun plans coming up? I'm most excited to enjoy monday off from work!

Memorial Day Book List

Monday, May 20, 2013

Traditional Cottages for Guests

We are always so drawn to a traditional small cottage that can be used as guest accommodations. What fun to be able to have guests tucked into their own little house. As house guests with their own quiet space to relax and truly enjoy all of their visit with us. Any one of these charming little cottages would be wonderful to be able to offer any well deserving house guest.
Images Compliments of: House and Home

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mt. Washington Hotel Spa Night

Tonight, we had the pleasure of attending a spa night at the Mt. Washington Hotel in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Spring is in the air, flowers are starting to bloom, the whole landscape is lush and green and the view from the hotel is just magnificent! The spa they were treating us to tonight, 
was the most beautiful we had been to and I just cannot wait to visit again. But it's not just the spa rooms and the pool area - it is also the large dining area and the newly renovated rooms that give this hotel in the heart of the White Mountains such a tranquil and peaceful air. Although we have houses in the area, I would just love to have a quiet weekend away at the Mt. Washington Hotel.

*All images compliments of the Mt. Washington Hotel

Friday, May 10, 2013

Basecamp Hotel, South Lake Tahoe

For an upcoming trip to Tahoe, we were on the hunt for a fun place to stay. 
We've rented houses and condos in the past, but couldn't quite find one available with the right combo, 
cute and homey with the right price tag. Which is when a friend suggested we check out
Basecamp. Even the name sounds intriguing. From what the photos show, it seems to 
be the perfect mix of simple rustic.
All of the lighting is fantastic and the colors throughout are fun!
They even have air plants, which seem to be all the rage these days. 
You can even go "glamping". The tent inside of the room seems
like a great way to get that camping feeling while not actually 
having to go through the set up and bugs. Seems cozy.

All images from the Basecamp site.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Isabella Dean on Etsy

This post will be short and sweet just like the subject, but I just had to share 
a recent find with you - these sweet state necklaces by Isabella Dean on Etsy!
They would make the perfect gift - for graduation, Mother's Day, Birthdays - 
they are delicate and really beautiful in gold or silver!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Little Blue Throughout

Every once and a while we have to post on our favorite color blue. It is a color that can be used through out a house in every room. This Lake Michigan home designed by Martin Horner has used the color blue beautifully, layered in patterns and texture. What a beautiful classic home. So well executed in its design in keeping with the integraty of this lovely house.

Images Compliments of : House Beautiful