All posts tagged: decor ideas

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.

Decor: Some Things to Think About

There are million and one suggestions to consider about decor – mostly outside of hiring a professional. Like if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, you could spend months contemplating everything from color to a throw blanket or not. To ease your research hopefully, here are some suggestions I found pretty useful: And finally here is my obsession right about now – about an old dresser I use as a TV console and how I want to paint it just like this: