Thursday, June 30, 2011

Peek-A-Boo...

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"Every doorway, every intersection has a story."
 
+ Katherine Dunn


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The NEW mag, HIGH GLOSS, has strutted it's way into the 
ONLINE magazine WORLD and they have some truly 
INSPIRATIONAL style to take PEEK at!


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I'm in LOVE!



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Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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1) via HIGH Gloss Magazine



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Red, WHITE, and BLUE...

"I love my freedom.  I love my America."
  + Jessi Lane Adams


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With July 4th creeping our way, nothing screams 
PATRIOTISM like the color scheme RED, WHITE, and blue. 

This BOLD and Bright combo brings a 
CLASSIC AMERICAN feel to any 
INTERIOR!

Personally, it makes me want HOT DOGS 
and SLIP n SLIDES!


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This CHILD'S room designed by 
ASHLEY Whittaker is a POSH 
take on PATRIOTISM!


EVERY detail from the star print CARPET 
to the AMERICAN flag 
WALLPAPER gets me in the SPIRIT for the fourth!


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A great mix of PATTERNS make 
this a more subtle approach to the COLOR palette!


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girl's rooms - red damask paint wallpaper turquoise blue desk lamp chair nailhead trim turquoise blue leather twin headboards built-ins cabinets bookcases red silk drapes silk cushions blue bed skirt accents
This teen's room has an UPSCALE feel with the Crystal
CHANDELIER
and the non-traditional  
TURQUOISE substituted for BLUE.  

I HEART the BOHO feel!




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MIXING different colors 
makes this a  BEACHY and FUN porch!




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RED, WHITE, and blue even works in a KITCHEN!




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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hJbIbFTXqpQ/TC40yI0_-WI/AAAAAAAAA2E/-3g80Fx5jIM/s1600/red+porch.jpg
I might be a TINY bit OBSESSED with this PORCH!


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HUM...OH the IDEAS from this 
FOURTH of JULY inspired tablescape!


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Need a July 4th RECIPE....



 
My WAIST line wants me to eat this...


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But my "I don't care if I end up a MILLION pounds, 
this LOOKS Amazing" side...

SAYS DO IT! 


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 Happy FOURTH of JULY!

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Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Color me Happy: Turquoise

"The tones of gray, pale
turquoise and pink will prevail."

+ Christian Dior

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This SEASON, I keep seeing TURQUOISE everywhere!
From clothes to INTERIORS.

TURQUOISE is a great way to add a
POP of color to ANY room!
ACCESSORIES, paint, or FURNITURE!


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Need I COMMENT?
FLOOR to ceiling AMAZING!


 
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bedrooms - turquoise desk  Unexpected color makes the room pop
The DESK and CHAIR LEGS
are unexpected TURQUOISE!

 

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Pink + Turquoise = BEAUTIFUL color combo!

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Chartreuse + Turquoise = TO die for STYLE!

 
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kitchens - turquoise white kitchen stainless steel windsor barstools plants pots stove pot filler turquoise blue glass subway tiles backsplash marble countertops glass pendants
A little BIT can really SPICE up a KITCHEN!

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TURQUOISE ACCESSORIES!
THROW pillows and VASES
can be inexpensive ADDITIONS, so go CRAZY!
YOU can always change them later!

P.S. For you METRO jackson
FOLKS....KALALOU has this same VASE!

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This CHAINDELIER makes me HAPPY! :)

 

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MAYBE overdone, MAYBE not? 
What do you THINK?


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REGARDLESS,
turquoise is my COLOR LOVE for now!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

cool DAD...

"Fatherhood is pretending the present
you love most is soap-on-a-rope."  
+ Bill Cosby


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What to get DAD?  
Always the question for FATHER'S DAY. 
This year, I have decided to forgo the 
TRADITIONAL 
Father's Day tie and/or 
soap on a rope
and try for something a bit more TRENDY
and out of the ORDINARY.

These gifts are so SUPER stylish, that NEW dad's and 
new at HEART dad's will LOVE, love, LOVE them!

 What are YOU getting your DAD?


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WHISKEY stones chill  
DAD's drink without DILUTING it!



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Google Image Result for http://www.jbcsignatures.co.uk/Images/Gifts_Images/edwi 

Edwin Jagger, Old SCHOOL SHAVE set, 
is the best of the BEST!


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Ray-Ban® Caravan® sunglasses

STYLE dad up with Caravan RAY-BAN's!


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SOLAR charge your GADGETS???
Dad will look like TECHY McTECHY 

with the Switch Solar Charger Bag!

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The Monte CARLO poker set from
 
RESTORATION HARDWARE is just as HANDSOME as pops!


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The Swiss Railway Watch from
MOMA 

is a CLASSIC COLLECTABLE!


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So long to  DAD'S old 

leather briefcase and HELLO BBQ Briefcase!


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Have DAD styling like  

BRAD PITT in JCREW's Chambray Trilby STRAW hat!


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Brooklyn BEER Shop's Beer making  

KIT is the ULTIMATE man GIFT!


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P.S.  Father's DAY is SUNDAY!


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Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm on a BOAT...

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"Shine like a star, dream 
like a child, fly like a bird. No rules. No limits."
 -Unknown 


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 This crazy SUMMER heat makes me wish
I was on a BOAT in my
FLIPPY FLOPPIES....
  

Here's to DREAMING...


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 CUTEST picture EVER!
  

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Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Party TIME...Outdoor DINNER Party!


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"I love entertaining 
and doing Martha Stewart stuff. "
+ Laura Prepon


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While it might be a little HOT here in the South, 
nothing screams SOUTHERN 
 more than an outdoor DINNER party for friends and family! 

I'm in the process of planning an EXTRAVAGANT outdoor dinner party 
in my head and 
wanted to SHARE these LOVELY and ELEGANT settings 
with you for you next 
Outdoor FIESTA!  

MY THOUGHT:  
Outdoor Dinner Party's = PICNIC but BETTER!

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This tablescape is from a 
NEIGHBORHOOD get together 
to CELEBRATE the completion 
of their NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN!

GREAT idea to meet the NEIGHBORS!


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FAVORITE pass time as a CHILD = sitting on the ground!  

How CLASSY and effortless is this set up?

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 Bohemian OUTDOOR Dinner anyone?


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 END the dinner with a MOVIE night outside?  
TOTALLY RAD!  
I WILL be working out the LOGISTICS 
of this for my backyard!
MIGHT skip dinner and just POP POPCORN! 

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HAPPY entertaining!


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Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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