Lakeside Exotic

Love this Michigan Lake house featured in House Beautiful. Designer Martin Horner left the predictable nautical design behind. Instead he treated the house with exotic patterns and beautiful textures and rich blue hues. The details are exquisite!

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Are you missing Ms Mary MacDonald? She has some words of wisdom she shared with Ok! Magazine on how to transition your home from winter to spring.  I’m sooo rolling up my wool living room rug!

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Are you in a DIY mood this weekend? Love the idea of trying the faux zinc finish on a dresser, table ect. ect. It looks great! Unfolded blog has all the details

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Incase you have missed it Kate Young, stylists to the stars, debuted  her clothing line for Target last week. It’s sleek and sultry with a girly flair. I picked up this dress in the black version. Think it will be a total staple in my wardrobe this summer!

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Bold

Bold

beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action;imaginative:

Love this bold bathroom by Christina Murphy the tile work is totally out of the box and the wallpaper compliments if perfectly. So pretty!

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What to wear: summer suits

Yes I know there is still a bit of snow on the ground here but swim suit season is right around the corner, so forgive me while I fast forward through spring here and start plotting my summer  swimwear. I can’t help but get excited with the throw back retro suits that Anthropologie has right now. They have unique patterns and slimming silhouettes. I love so many which one to pick!

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What to do?

What to do?

Do you have a big dining table in your kitchen? or do you love a cozy nook for people to sit and relax while your whip up gourmet treats?  I’m partial to the cozy nook. It just seems to make more sense. But then again doesn’t a table to sit and eat make sense too. What would you do?

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Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend as much as I am. Mine is packed not one but two dinners with friends. A little lot of” me” time. Facial, massage and yoga! And I have a stack of new magazines I can’t wait to read.

If you are looking for some insightful things to read this weekend.

Check out

1.Camille Styles tell us how she GSD on Meg Biram’s blog I love how she has a works a 4 hour day. Right up my alley!

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2.If you are a lover of all thing French too, you must check out

Paris in 4 Months

A pictorial diary of Carrin Olsson’s time in Paris. It stunning!

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3.Do you love an organized fridge? I’m kind of fanatical about it

Sqwakfox tells you where is all goes to stay in it bet shape. Good to know!

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5.As a newly turned leaf I’m trying not to eat dairy which isn’t awful, not much to miss. But who doesn’t love a little ice cream?

I’ve been making a frozen banana coconut concoction which is great. But I’m looking forward to trying this strawberry version from the primal home!

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sublime

SUBLIME 

impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.

Isn’t it?

We have had a couple rounds of snow here and more on the way. NOT complaining we need the moisture. But I most certainly looking forward to opening the windows and doors and letting the warm air in!

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What to wear: A skinny cropped jean

I’m seriously trying to shed some winter LBS because I have about 4 pairs of totally cute cropped jeans that fit me ooooh two years ago, but can’t fit my big toe in right now! So I’ve added a little Tracy Anderson dance DVD to my repertoire because it’s too darn cold to go for a run. Hilarious! I’m just flailing about in my office/sunroom/gym trying to mimic her ridiculous moves. Damn you Tracy making it look so easy. In an interview on the dvd, Ms. Paltrow said it took her a year to be good at it. A year!  So if you want a good laugh just come around back of my house around 5:30 and see me attempt to bust a move.

BUT I promise…

 I will love as chic in my cropped jeans!

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Not just another pretty picture

As I continue work with clients to create beautiful spaces my perspective on how to approach the accessories has changed. It’s not about having it look totally perfect. Like we just had a photo shoot and that’s the way it should stay eternally!  People live there and life comes with all sorts of  recently read newspapers, kicked off shoes and a curled up pup. There is total beauty in those imperfections. They become the accessories and style that make the room.

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