I am loving pops of pastels this Spring…and as much as I love colorful denim, I am still just as fond of a light wash pair of blue jeans. Happy Friday!
Oliver Peoples Rayford Aviator Sunglasses // Stella and Dot Coral Campari Necklace // Reed Krakff “Atlantique” Nude Bag // Prada Crocodile Stamped Butterfly Nude Platform Sandal // J Crew Blythe Silk Blouse // Acne Washed Blue Mid Rise Skinny Jeans // Elizabeth and James New Sammi Mint Green Blazer // Mulberry Evelina Belt Camel Leopard Haircalf // Tiffany Somerset Gold Knot Earrings
After seeing the amazing ivory leather nailhead dining chairs and benches in Susan Hornbeak Ortiz’s home yesterday, I have been on a mission to find a set of my own. This style has literally been around for AGES. I recall learning about just how old this design really is in my History of Furniture class when nailheads were called Chatones. I think its safe to say that nailhead trim detail is here to stay. Though I love this look on headboards, couches, desks and more, I am particularly fond of the way it looks on dining chairs. It is an unobtrustive way to add something extra special to an otherwise ordinary piece of furniture.
I love seeing the personal homes of great Interior Designers. I absolutely adore this home by designer Susan Hornbeak Ortiz, the creative mind behind Shine by S.H.O. Susan shows such restraint in her home. I like how it is not over-decorated, but still looks incredibly interesting due to unique textures and accents. Throughout her home, she has incorporated splashes of peacock blue and bold patterns from her own collection for a look that’s minimalistic, yet eclectic.
Source: Angeleno Interiors
Oh, how I love a great window seat. They are perfect for reading, chatting on the phone or even taking a nap. I also just adore they way they look in a room.
Window seat benches are also a great solution to small spaces
Images via Pinterest
I love this 80 degrees weather! I am feeling awfully inspired to pull out all of my favorite Spring pieces… Especially Spring essential jewelry by Lauren Hope. Her pieces are fresh, fun and completely affordable.
Gold by Giles Mint Green Nail Polish // Lauren Hope Coral & Turquoise Stud Earrings // Splendid White Ribbed Tank Top // Pink Halston Heritage Pleated Maxi Skirt // Lauren Hope Turquoise Necklace // Nude Tory Burch Leather Clutch // Kate Spade Lindsey Wedge
My favorite meal of the week is Sunday brunch. I love pancakes, waffles, cut fruit, omelets and lots of pastries with tea or fresh squeezed juice. If I could have a massive brunch every Sunday, than I would not hesitate to indulge! My dream house will definitely have a perfect Sunday brunch breakfast nook.
This one isn’t exactly a breakfast nook, but this dining room at the Lyford Cay Club by Tom Scheerer looks like a spectacular place to have brunch.
Breakfast bars are equally as appealing to me! I love mint green accessories, appliance and paint!
Happy first day of Spring! Although Spring didn’t technically arrive until today, I think it is fair to say it’s been Spring-like in Boston for weeks now. Thanks to the abundance of sun and warmth, I have noticed plenty of pink and yellow tulips and daffodils already sprouting up around town. I’m so happy that Winter is behind us and warm, sunny days are ahead.
White walls, ceilings and floors…I am loving it! I love the minimalistic approach that can either create a completely dream-like, ethereal feeling or can showcase dark moody furniture, yet maintain an airy quality. I especially like the look of a high gloss finish, interior shutters and amazing crown molding and trim work!
Typically, I wouldn’t dream of hitting up McDonald’s. I personally do not like the taste of fast food, nor do I like the idea of eating food from a fast food restaurant. However, once a year, I feel an overwhelming urge to swing by McD’s for one of their Shamrock Shakes. I am a milk shake fanatic and when you add mint to the mix, it’s sometimes just too hard to resist. This year, I fought the urge, but also found a great compromise. This do it yourself Shamrock Shake recipe is 10 x better than anything purchased at the drive-thru and its so much more fun to make at home. Plus, you can enjoy this shake all year round!
Emerald mint milkshake recipe ♣ Makes 3 servings
♣ 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream or yogurt (I prefer Batch ice-cream because of its simple ingredients!)
♣ 1 cup milk
♣ 1/2 teaspoon Pure Peppermint Extract
♣ 1/4 teaspoon Green Food Color
♣ Whipped cream, mint leaves and green sprinkles (optional)
1.) Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.
2.)Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream, mint leaves and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.
Source: She Knows