Big Colorful Art

I love the impact a big colorful piece of abstract art makes in a space:

I’m planning to add one in my living room right above my sofa. I’ll be flexing my artistic skills and painting it myself. Should be fun, I’ll let you know how it turns out!

image credits: 1- barrie benson, 2- via digs digs, 3- via amber interior design blog, 4- real living magazine, 5- janelle gaw
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Happy Weekend

Taking it easy today to recharge my batteries for the upcoming week. Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday!

image via danse de lune
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Beautifully Organized: Patterned Storage

I’m always on the lookout for storage options that aren’t just functional, but stylish as well.  Below is a round-up of patterned pieces that have caught my eye: 1-dvf square dot rectangular tray, 2- teal ikat storage bucket, 3- pink and navy ikat storage bin, 4- black and white patterned bone boxes, 5- yellow and white zig zag strapping baskets with lid, 6- orange and white chevron fabric basket, 7- black and white striped photo box, 8- multi colored chevron round covered boxes

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Happy 4th!

Enjoyed a lovely brunch this morning and planning to catch the fireworks by the harbor later in the evening.

Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July!

p.s.  Aren’t those wedge espadrilles adorable? They’re on sale here!

image credit: denise crew
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Coffee Bars

When organizing and arranging things in a kitchen, I like to keep similar-use items together. For frequent coffee drinkers like me, it’s nice to have a dedicated spot near the coffee maker, to everything you need to make your morning cup – the beans, mugs, sugar, etc., – essentially creating a convenient little coffee bar. Depending on the space items could be arranged in a cabinet, a shelf, or a tray on the counter:

Are you coffee person? Do you have a dedicated coffee zone in your kitchen?

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Stylish Storage: Silver Painted Baskets

Check out this beautiful entryway from the home of Catherine of The Life Styled:

She uses pretty baskets to stylishly store and keep shoes and dog toys out-of-sight.

They’re actually a fairly easy DIY project with a total cost per basket of less than $35. Learn how to make your own here!

image credits: 1- sarah yates, 2-johnny miller
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Lending Hand

Loving the wall mounted “hands” in these two entryways:

Quirky yet functional additions to the decor, and probably fun conversation pieces!

image sources: 1-apt therapy, 2-dabble mag
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How Jenna Organizes Her Makeup Brushes

Today participating in the How I Organize series is Jenna of the lovely blog The Three Little Birdies.  She shares with us how she beautifully organizes her makeup brushes.

With an increasing collection of makeup brushes and makeup itself, I found myself frantically searching for a specific makeup brush every morning while trying to get ready for work. With no rhyme or reason, I would just toss my brushes in a drawer and leave them to get smashed by the million other makeup items I would throw on top of them.

I got the idea from Sephora to use clear jars filled with a weighted object to display and keep my brushes organized. While having a hard time trying to find beanbag fill, I opted for a $1.00 bag of white beans to use instead. I filled each glass container halfway full of the beans and stuck my brushes straight in the beans to stand them up. I designated one jar for eye brushes and one jar for face brushes. It was a cheap and easy alternative to easily find a brush, keep them clean and keep them organized. Another suggestion is to use coffee beans as a filler; your brushes will have an extra special scent and might give you an early morning boost while doing your makeup!

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Currently On My Desk…

…fully open vibrant pink peonies from Trader Joes and yellow ikat fabric that I’m considering using for pillows for my shop:

Loving the pink and yellow together – a great summer color combo :)

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Beautifully Organized Space: Accessories Closet

Check out this accessories closet:

Beautifully organized by Flavia of Lulu Abroad, who lined up her shoes on shelves by type, hung belts on a row of hooks, used frames for sunglasses and jewelry, and cubbies for handbags.

Functional and looks great too.  Nicely done!

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