All posts tagged: decor ideas

Weekend Recap And Some Pretty Things

Considering the air quality across California, we decided not to venture outdoors – which was very difficult considering it is the only day of the week I leave the house and aim to connect with nature.  We did essential shopping early Saturday morning, and pretty much stayed indoors the rest of the time. Pretty boring – however, we also focused on what I refer to as a Fall cleaning. Movies were watched, dinners were prepared, and wine was consumed, while I stayed glued to this site, about the fires update. How about you? How did you spend your weekend? This week I am trying to maintain focus on all of the projects piled up on my desk/er I mean are saved on my desktop to finish up and try to meet the deadlines I agreed to – about the novels and sorts. So I might be taking a break here. We’ll see how it goes.  In the meantime, I want to share my picks for visual therapy.       featured image source and full …

Lifestyles We Share

I think we can all agree and some may disagree that we have lots in common during this pandemic lockdown/half-lockdown/possible opening/maybe closing/much reservation in the season ahead – that we have found new ways to keep busy or distracted. In my case, updating the house, swooning over travel destinations, cooking, watching movies on various apps, and tapping into my artistic side – oh and don’t forget walking, lots of walking (which I used to do anyway) I’ve never been a fan of the gym. So this Thursday, while juggling a bathroom renovation, painting the kitchen cabinets to a lighter color – grayish-blue, and updating the bedroom, I am mostly focused on home renovations and what I am taking from each one: What’s got you distracted, or busy these days?

Lovely Things On This Wednesday

I love the end of May in the city. Because it is the only week before the actual summer we get sun, warm temperatures, and no wind or very minimal.  Everyone is out this week, walking naturally this year, or sitting six feet apart at the beach or the parks. So with that mood, I feel the need to share a few lovely things on this Wednesday. Featured image source, 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5

Decor: Home Away From Home

As a child growing up in the middle east, my family spent the summers in Lebanon, visiting relatives. I loved my time there, and reflect upon it often, especially the Mediterranean style home in the mountains where my cousins lived. So you can imagine my fascination with this property so close to the home they owned in every sense of decor, and the need to share of course on this Friday, where most of us are learning to live in some form of isolation. Please hang in there – and stay positive and do everything you can to keep your loved ones safe

Just A Recap and a Favorite Recipe

I oversaw a huge event taking shape over the weekend, where I spend the entire week prior – prepping and designing and then on Saturday, floating about the venue making sure all things were in place, and everyone was happy. As a result, I left this happy place to simply float in space. Today is the first day back to almost normalcy and first stop to that endeavor is here with one of my favorite easy online recipes: INGREDIENTS 1 pound bucatini pasta 1/4 cup chopped guanciale, pancetta, or chopped unsmoked bacon 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 3 cans (14 ounce) San Marzano cherry or regular tomatoes freshly cracked black pepper 1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano fresh basil, for serving (optional)  {more} Also on another note – would you stay here for a week?   

Decor: Appreciating Architecture

Today I feel  the need to share some of my favorite finds on architecture, design and decor since I’m itching to renovate, revamp, recreate a living space somewhere in our home. Don’t you just love before and after photos of a first time home where you have the vision to create the best of living space for you and your hubs, but he doesn’t see the potential?

Decor: Trends in Color for 2019

Is it too early in the morning to discuss decor? I mean it could be – considering the time change and our efforts to adjust. Decor is secondary, unless you happen to be on a commuter train, scrolling through your phone to stay awake. In terms of decor, I always feel the need to refresh a room in the house – give it a new coat of paint, change the curtains, or move the furniture around and add a plant or two, even go as far as changing the light fixtures – anything to welcome Spring. And here’s what I am thinking: {source}  

Decor: Cotswold Family Manor

Here’s the thing. While I was fortunate enough to be chauffeured through the English countryside by a wonderful friend of mine last year and this one, to explore every nook and cranny of England, I couldn’t help but wonder what the interior of the homes looked like. I know some remained true to their traditional style, but I was also certain, some of the homes were remodeled beyond my imagination or hers, for you see, we were discussing decor throughout our adventures naturally. So, when I stumbled upon this article, I needed to share it: How the interior of a 16th Century Manor in the Cotswolds is tastefully transformed to include 21st century  amenities/conveniences.