April 29, 2010

Australian Architectural Firm

Environa Studio

Australia’s leading sustainable architecture practices

Innovative and creative

Practical and liveable

Cutting edge

Love the use of open spaces

And wood flooring

A bit on the industrial side, I know, but still innovative.


April 28, 2010

David Jimenez

David Jimenez
Interior Designer

Born and raised in New York City but currently residing in Kansas City,
David Jimenez is chic, clean and simple.

Love the splash of yellow, but more importantly
how everything works together.

He has great style through textures and layering.

If you want to see more
check out his website

Tell me if throwing a little yellow in your space is for you?

April 27, 2010

Stylist in Training...

My daughter called me into her room.
"Look at my rooms, Mom!" she says.

This is when I realized I had a little stylist on my hands.
Check out her mini room "looks"

*Pay mind to the outfits that coordinate with the decor.
Love my girl.

You know I LOVE green

This is the Master Bedroom

The "pillows" are an old package tie from Anthropologie

This is the Nursery
(again, notice the blue and yellow color theme...love it!)

Here we have the little girl's room

Love the set up...guitar and shades.
Rock star in the making!

Hello doggie.
The Teen Room

Love the bags hanging up ready for the next outfit change.

Rockin' to some tunes...

More bags...

Outfit for tomorrow...

"Here is my shoe!"

Love the book ends.

So that is the end of the tour. Hope you enjoyed as much as I did.

Okay, slightly corny but I love this stuff.
I will save these shots and pull them out as she decorates for her first place.
(She may not be thrilled that I posted this for all to see...
after a bit of convincing, she obliged)

As always thanks for visiting.

April 26, 2010

Spolight Artist...

I'd like to introduce a guest spot
for today's post


You may recognize that Pat and I share the same last name.

This happens to be the same woman who brought my dear husband into the world.
(Thanks for a great guy, by the way, Pat.)

Not that you might think I'm trying to get in good with my mother-in-law,
just wanted to share the wealth of her artistry.

Pat lives in Langley, Washington with her adorable husband, Ted.
They have been married for an impressive 48 years.

They enjoy a life of gardening, hiking and sharing the beauty of Whidbey Island together.

Here are a few of Pat's paintings that are my personal favorites:

Building F

I love the way the light casts shadows under the eaves.

Kruckenberg Tree

Love the shades of green that blend together.

Pat was nice enough to paint a very personal painting of my daughter
Madison which she will always treasure.
How special to have a Grammie with such talent!

Feel free to check out more of Pat's art on her website, PatBrookes.com.
Thanks for letting me brag about our Grammie!

As always, thanks for visiting.

April 23, 2010

Tween Room Re-do

Here is the final product
(without owning the place I am limited to wall color)
Yes, standard beige for now

Message Center

Two Twin Beds
...tried not to look to "girlie"



After one trip to Ikea

So what do you think?
Better with the shelves?

As always, thanks for visiting

April 22, 2010

Helen Green

Helen Green

I love her sophisticated simplicity


Subdued Palette


Helen Green has clean lines as well as simple elegant taste.
These spaces look so inviting to me.
All I need to do is hang up my clothes in the closet...

What do you think?

As always, thanks for visiting.
Feel free to leave a comment.