Tres Chic Traveler’s Home

Posted under Home Decor by on July 16, 2014

This fun and colorful Euro Pad is nothing short of tres chic! The mixture of vibrant and pastel hues works in harmony on a neutral and bright background. Between traveling mementos, flea market finds, and whimsy sayings, how could you not fall in love with this space? Perfect for a single gal’s loft or the traveling couple, showcase your happy memories on your walls. Replace your coasters with agate slices and photo books of your favorite places. Keep your memories and mind alive with this fun and totally steal-worthy look!
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Glamour Defined

Posted under Kitchens by on July 14, 2014

This dreamy and glamorous kitchen needs no introduction. Classic cues such as White Subways and Golden Accents help accessorize what could be defined as the Little Black Dress for your kitchen. Nothing less, nothing more, this simplistic, yet glamorous design could stand the test of time.

Dressing up an entirely white kitchen offers a fresh spin, while you can still change your mind and season of additional accessories such as floral arrangements, dinnerware, and even paint color. The attention to detail is apparent through the gold touches on the range hood, the light fixtures, and even gold accents on the bar stools. Custom looks always take on some sort of repetition of motif, material, or lines. What does your Dream Kitchen look like? This design is definitely on my Dream List!

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Layer On the Lacquer

Posted under Bathrooms by on July 9, 2014

Just like a shiny new manicure, these glossy fuschia walls take on their own personality when mixed with rustic brass. This eclectic look is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Whether you opt for fuschia or teal blue, coats of high gloss are IN and here to stay. The Rivet brass medicine cabinet from Restoration Hardware compliments the brushed brass deck-mounted faucet. The Crate & Barrel sconces help tie this rustic look together, but the fuschia lacquered walls are the show stopper.

Choose a wall color that stops you in your tracks. Peacock Blue or Emerald Green would also be an excellent choice paired with the rich look of brushed brass. Add white accents such as our White Subway Tiles in the shower, and wall art such as this flock of birds. Adds a modernized touch, while creating a whimsical escape. Be sure to layer on the lacquer for one slick look this summer!

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Tourist for a Day Tips in Your Own Town

Posted under For Fun by on July 7, 2014

Explore your town this summer through the eyes of a tourist. Make use of these travel tips for a fun day exploring your own city, and you may be surprised to learn something new. Get your walking shoes on, and be sure to grab your camera!

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Hit the Road. Pack up your camera, a bottle of water, and head to a local hotel or motel. Sure you can explore your own city online, but you can ask the Concierge where they recommend  visiting. You may also discover the best times of day to visit a certain landmark or location so you can plan your day accordingly.

Try Something New. If the Concierege recommends hiking a trail that leads to an amazing waterfall, Do It. Never been kayaking in the bay or lake, Go For It. Never visited that “haunted mansion”, Get the Wits Scared Out Of You. No matter the challenge or landmark, try it out! Memories are not made sitting around.

Take Cheesy Photos. From selfies in front of 100 year old statues, or standing in a group on a landmark bridge, the whole part of being a tourist is capturing your experience on camera. #touristforaday

Move Along Differently. Rent a bike to tour your city, or get on a tourist bus! Whether by land or by sea, you get to see your town through the eyes of a tourist. You may learn a new tidbit about a specific building, plus you get to explore your city from a different perspective.

Eat Local. Of course you may know they best spots in town for a great meal, but hit up the most touristy restaurant in town. They may claim they have the best tacos, tenderloin, or brisket. You be the judge. This gives you the upper hand when it comes to recommending the most touristy restaurants in town when you are entertaining visitors.

Cheer On Your Local Sports Team. Go ahead and buy tickets for a night baseball game, or hit the field for a local soccer game. There is something about supporting your local teams with peanuts or a cold beer in hand. Relish in your whole day of exploring historical sites, new adventures, and all the incredible #selfies you took throughout the day.

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Vintage Independence Day Dessert Table

Posted under Holiday by on July 2, 2014

Instead of piling up the sweet treats after the BBQ on the table, take pride in this great holiday in an All-American way! Take these decorating tips to the next level with fabric you may already have hidden in your linen closet, and bring out the 4th of July Decor that you have accumulated over the years. Use boxes or plastic bins to hide under your tablecloths to showcase your dessert plates at various heights, and weigh down the tablecloth with a few vintage American pieces to add that special touch!

Serve up patriotic cupcakes, and dip Marshmallows in White Chocolate & Red or Blue Sprinkles for a White Chocolate S’more Pop! Decorate a cake or prepare your grandmother’s favorite berry pie.  After all, what great American BBQ doesn’t end without some berry pie or cobbler?

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DIY Independence Day Picnic

Posted under Holiday by on June 30, 2014

Whether you are heading to a 4th of July BBQ or not, the Fireworks Show will be the main event. Grab your cutie and set up a romantic fireworks worthy Picnic! Collect these stunning gold and blue accessories to set the mood for one unforgettable night. These Gold Poofs and Navy Striped Pillows offer comfort and support upon a Golden Blanket that you can reuse on your patio. Not your average picnic, add even more ambiance with gold hurricanes and battery operated candles that will last through the fireworks. Serve up berries, cheese, and champagne to toast to one perfect Americana Night!
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