Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dining Room Wish List


I'm still here!! Just in case anyone missed me, lol.... Not sure who reads my posts, just know the view count has been going up lately even though I've been missing in action!

I have been caught up in a whirlwind of work, work and more work..... even the days I have off involve some sort of activity. I have been relaxing and catching up on pinterest time today (see images below) and found some dreamy inspiration for my future dining room! For some reason I am drawn to this tropical/fresh lemongrass colour (as seen above on drapes). It is such a great colour, full of life. I designed my dream dining room around a pair hung in my dining room. I added a sisal rug, this pretty pendant fixture, a dark rich table and linen chairs (from Paula Deens' collection) and some prints I fell in love with at WS Home a while back... It has a subtle touch of BWI/British Colonialness to it. I'll add all the pieces to my ever growing wish list! 

Lemongrass drapes against clean, bright walls!

Pretty buffet arrangement.

Stunning mirror and lush green bamboo for above buffet.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Art and plants

(Please forgive the annoying date/time on the camara, it's new and I'm still getting used to it!)

I thought I'd share a few of my favourite new and old things from around my home. It's been a while since I shared anything from my own home so here goes.

I bit the bullet the other day at the grocery store and bought seven bamboo stems from the floral section, combined with a $8 bargain vase from Hobby Lobby I have the beginnings of my Londolozi inspired floral arrangement!! Hopefully mine will grow as lush and verdent as theirs (see previous post).

Then an old favourite, a painting of the Pacific Coast Hwy in California. Hubby and I honeymooned in this area and took a photo almost identical to this piece of art we bought home with us, it brings back great memories of a once in a life time vacation.

Here's an old love with a new. Our home (rental) has lots of little nooks and arches, this one leads to my daughters room and the guest bedroom. The painting is from Greece, of a perfectly set dining table over looking the ocean... I wish I had more of this artists work.. I regret not buying the other two pieces that I loved when I bought this one...

The new is my FREE!!! palm frond!! I love the faux palm fronds for sale at PB, but I cannot bring myself to spend $20 something dollars on one stem, so sneaky me found this one (already snapped from the plant) at our local Mexican restaurant, so really I consider myself to have rescued it from near death in the Texas heat.

This final piece of art hangs in our office, my husband isn't a fan, but since my dad nearly had to trade his sneakers for this painting in the Dominican Republic, I consider it to be extra special! I love the bold colours and shapes, it feels pretty tropical to me, it sits above my daughters banana leaf toy hamper and adds a nice splash of colour to the boring cream walls.