Summer Grilling

When I think of relaxing summer dinners, I think of grilling cheeseburgers, french fries and corn on the cob. Potato and egg salad sides are also a favorite. ¬†However, color always inspires Ma so the other day we went against the usual and went for the unusual! Shish kebobs were in order with lots of […]

Je ne sais quoi

Do you ever walk into a room and it moves you but you just don’t know why? It’s hard to pinpoint what makes it so special and inviting. Sometimes you have to really look into the details; details such as the wall moldings. It’s a successful room when it grabs you but not for something […]

Breezy Bayeaux

Bayeaux, France in Normandy looks like such a gorgeous town. It’s between the port city of Cherbourg and the university city of Caen. I’m now sitting here daydreaming about this place. I find this sort of thing so inspiring!! Do you? Well, I took it a step further and actually found the perfect rental. I […]

Friday Find(s) [car art]

As I’m in the middle of redecorating my son’s room, I’m so excited to have found the perfect art. The room’s color theme is bright green and navy blue. He is an extreme car enthusiast and loves, loves, loves to draw cars as well as “play traffic”. What could be better than this framed print […]

Don’t Shut the Shutters!

The color, texture, shape and material of shutters can add such character to a home. Shutters are the special touch that can really make a home pop on the street. The original use of the shutter is still used in some places. They provide privacy, keep the light out, and bring protection from wind or […]

A Gifted Art

Don’t you love getting a beautifully wrapped gift? Or do you hate to ruin the art by ripping it apart to see what is inside. Do you enjoy creating the gifted art? Since I have many more birthdays and events to attend in the coming years, these photos inspire Ma to present the best present […]

Accented by a Pillow

I seem to be on a constant quest for the perfect accent pillow. A room can be somewhat plain and ordinary but add a snazzy, colorful pillow and there you have it… a touch of pizzazz! My living room is gray with some tan which is across from the navy dining room with tan curtains. […]

Colorful Mondays {daisies}

When I think of daisies, I first think of the common ones, Bellis perennis, with white petals and yellow centers. Second, I think of the Gerbera Daisies which are much larger and more colorful. They bloom in almost any color. I love them. Well, I found an abundance of plants that belong to the daisy […]

The Beauty of a Vintage Poster

Large, framed posters add great color to a wall. I love filling a space with such a large piece of art with colors that are usually vibrant and crisp. The poster image shows a modern and fun life of the times. One of the original poster/printmakers is a Frenchman by the name of Henri de […]

Colorful Mondays {white}

I actually had a Colorful Mondays written about another topic but since I woke up to snow falling, I decided to post one about white. More specifically, this post is about Scandinavian interiors. As I look out my office window, all I see is snow falling! It is gorgeous, I must admit. The flakes are […]