Friday, April 29, 2011

Amazing Terrace

Hi there! How you doin'? I had the busiest, most unbearable day in months. Full non-stop. In these moments, I'm wishing for something like this all for myself. 

 house to home

Oh, how I need this! What would I do here, you ask? Hmmmm, let's see. I guess I could  take a nap, read books, devour design magazines, and then have a mojito with my amorcito if I tried. Still, tomorrow (I should be saying today) is going to be just as yesterday, so I hope to recover this weekend. All I know for fact is we're using our brand new camera for the first time. I'm so excited!!!

What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fresh Ideas- Decorating With Flowers

Today I'd like to share with you a few ideas to decorate your home or office with flowers. Now that Spring has sprung, and the weather is getting warmer, the season has come to use the wide variety of flowers available everywhere. Simple, happy decor.

Cute flowers can make a huge impact on any table setting.
On the other hand, if you're giving flowers to someone, this is a great way to go, place them in a gift bag! You can do this for your home as well, but you should put a container inside so that you can put water for your flowers. =)

Now, you don't need large pots for flower arrangements. This is a very cute idea, and all they're using is a glass of water. Ribbons make it prettier.

And of course, there's the orchid, one of my favorites. This is a great idea for napking rings, but then again, this flower is somewhat expensive (at least it is here). So, I say, why not leave the orchid in its pot, nice and pretty, and use a less expensive option, such as roses or daisies. Just as good!

And for all of those having no real flowers around, no need to worry. Here's something for you. Take some fabric, or paper, with a flower pattern, and cut a flower out. Glue it to clothes pegs, and put a magnet for your fridge. It's a beautiful way to hang memos and notes. I like this idea as a way to put a card on gifts.

It's almost Friday, yay!
images via wunderweib

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Scandinavian Space

Details are very important when decorating, because they help balancing spaces and giving them character and personality. This flatn in Copenhagen is full of accesories and great styling details, which contrast beautifully with the white. Can you find any favorites?

I love the dark colored flowers, following the black-and-white concept, especially how they keep the flat masculine. Pretty interesenting, don't you think? 
photographer: Kira Brandt

H & M Home

I just discovered H & M has a "home" store, besides its famous clothing stores. This is a whole new thing for me, and another good reason to ask them to bring the store to Mexico, pretty please?
These are some of the cool accesories you can find on their homepage.


What are your favorites?
I've only been to H & M a few times, but I've never been to a Home H & M. Have you? Is it as amazing as it seems?

images H&M

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dream Bedroom

For all of you coming back from the long weekend, a little dose of inspiration and may your week be the best! I found this lovely picture via jezebel, but can't find its source. Does anybody know where it comes from? I have a feeling it may be anthropologie =)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams".

Eleanor Roosevelt

image via jezebel

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Green Roofs and Vertical Gardens

Yesterday was Earth Day, and hence some inspirational works on green roofs and vertical gardens done mostly in Mexico. I love the idea of creating gorgeous, green spaces that not only are eco-friendly, but they actually do something for the environment. I wish I had a green roof at home! Happy long weekend for all.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Eclectic, Modern Home in Paris

This house, home of Virginie and Frédéric (decor stylist and stage designer) is a great example of modern meets vintage, with many accesories and furniture being recovered. The result is a very original and quite unexpected home, with a color palette of grays and lillacs I absolutely adore. Plus, there are several interesting details I know many of you will love.

I really like all of it, but if I had to choose, my favorites spaces would be the living room and the bathroom. I can't get over those silver and purple tones. Another thing I love is the use of bold art on the walls. How do you like it?

Messing Around With Photoshop

I thought it would be fun to share with you the "before" and "after" pics I did with Photoshop waaaaaaaay back in January. I know, things have not been as smooth as you would probably expect (I definitely knew it for sure), but we're gettin' there.

Move your mouse in and out of the pic to see the changes.

Here are the still images for you.

Of course this is only considering painting the cabinets.

My husband shouldn't read this, but I would LOVE to change the tile for the backsplash and then of course install dark countertops, and perhaps even new floor tiles? Let's just leave it in painting the kitchen cabinets. At least that's where I'm stuck for the moment.

Anyhoo, this gives you an idea of the first changes I'm attempting.
I really like the blue-grayish tones for the kitchen.

So, I would love to have some insight! Do you like it, or not?

A great day for all of you!