Monday, March 7, 2011

MARDI GRAS madness...

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

("Let the good times roll!")



FAT TUESDAY is almost here!

So get your beads and MASKS ready and your plastic babies hidden because it is right around the corner, literally!

Whether you will be celebrating Fat Tuesday in NEW ORLEANS or throwing beads in your own back are sure to get into the MARDI GRAS spirit with these purple, green, and gold interiors!


girl's rooms - purple walls white sunburst mirror linen wingback bed headboard nailhead trim purple lamp purple pillows green silk pillows ivory nightstand purple drapes green ribbon trim bamboo roman shades white green purple striped curvy chair ottoman

BEAUTIFUL girls room by designer, Phoebe Howard.

Not sure what's my favorite...the white sunburst mirror
or the green pillows!


living rooms - Aluminum Wine Table Purple walls fireplace purple ottoman aluminum wine table glass floor lamp gray tufted sofa  Purple Living

Purple RAIN???

Purple living ROOM!

living room is the perfect example of
GOLD and silver accessories mixed tastefully!


Purple walls and GOLD drapery give this sitting room a FAR EAST Moroccan LOOK!


living rooms - purple green rustic wood iron console table purple abstract art cream chair green lattice silk throw pillow small round white accent table espresso stained wood floors wall paneling crown molding living room

My FAVORITE mix of colors...
PURPLE and Green!  ELEGANT to the MAX!


bedrooms - green wallpaper headboard bed rug green fuchsia chair white nightstands bench  Beautiful. From Firmdale Hotels.  Green wallpaper,

Even HOTELS are breaking out the MARDI GRAS color palette...

This Firmdale hotel suite is oh so SHEEK with VIBRANT
purple and GREEN accents!


bedrooms - white mirrored floor screen white wingback bed French brass round nightstand white purple floral bedding green velvet pillows purple bolster pillow wood parquet floors

A SUBTLE mix of the purple, green and GOLD color palette...

I could definitely catch some ZzZz's in this room after the CARNIVAL celebrations!


BRIGHT and cheery BEDROOM with classy touches!


living rooms - Meurice 2 Tier Table Zebra Rug purple circles floor screen green garden stool navy blue white cowhide zebra rug gold faux bamboo tables blue accent chair sisal rug French windows white walls paint color living room

MY FAVORITE designer, Jonathan ADLER, mixed with my FAVORITE color combo...

You can not help but to SMILE when you take a peek in a JONATHAN ADLER room with all of the FUN accessories!


Throwing a FAT TUESDAY party at home???

Try this Oh so....delicious CAJUN Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya RECIPE from Coastal Living!

(send some my way too!)

Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 2  tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 1  pound  andouille or other spicy smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1  large onion, diced
  • 1  bell pepper, diced
  • 3  celery ribs, chopped
  • 4  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2  bay leaves
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 2  teaspoons  Creole seasoning
  • 1  (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with juice
  • 4  cups  chicken broth
  • 2  cups  uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1  pound  shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4  green onions, chopped


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon; set aside.
2. Add onion and next 7 ingredients to hot drippings in Dutch oven; sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in reserved sausage, tomatoes, broth, and rice. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3. Stir in shrimp; cover and cook 5 minutes or until done. Sprinkle each serving with green onions.


My final TRIBUTE to FAT Tuesday...

now off to BED!! ZzZz!


 Bye YA'LL! Katie Nelson


(1)(2)(4)(5)(6)(8) via decorpad (3) via elle decor (7) via eliza blog

(8) via coastal living (9) via the paris apartment

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