sea blue

Spring is just around the corner and today I’m thinking of the sea and the many shades of blue it can be in a matter of moments.  Living by the water, I remain intrigued with the color changes that happen over a period of hours, minutes, or even seconds.  Each shade of blue captivates me.  So many times I think I have a “favorite” blue as I watch the waves lap at the shore or cross over a bridge, and slowly it morphs into a color even more interesting.


I spotted this beautiful bayside home tour by talented designer, Joe Lucus, which much like the sea, reveals a gorgeous range of blues from the palest of pales to rich, deep hues.

Love the airy living room with its touches of light blue.

I died a little when looking through more pics of this home (and his overall style) on his website – a must see.  The custom sectional in this home nearly stopped my heart.  Here’s a sneak peak of the exterior to entice you to see more…

And just as soon as I thought I loved the living room pale blue accents the most, I was equally intrigued with this deep hue on the bookshelves in the study.

The color of these cabinets is Sherwin Williams Slate Tile #7624.  It reminds me of the deep sea on a cloudy winter day.  This rich hue really anchors the space.  I’m going to mark this color in my dreamhouse files…maybe it could be a future study color.

See the rest of this beautiful home over here.

Cheers to the many shades of blue!

Posted in Design, Living Rooms, Paint Colors, Studies | 1 Response

3 things i love

I’m excited to start a post series sharing various things I find and love in our day-to-day life.  These items will range from beauty products to fashion, books, recipes, design goodies, and more – basically anything simple and special I think you may enjoy as well.  Here are three things I’m loving right now:

1.  This lotion by Obagi I recently discovered at my dermatologist’s office.  I’ve been searching my whole adult life for a creamy, hydrating lotion that keeps my parched skin hydrated but isn’t greasy, heavy, or ridiculously priced.  If you have dry skin, I think this is the one!  Bonus: found out you can order this at Walmart for a great price (here).

2.  It’s so easy to get stuck eating the same foods week after week – I’m guilty of this.  This lovely, free produce guide lists what foods to eat each month and how it benefits your health, local farmers, and the environment.  I love that this list is beautifully illustrated and simple – makes it much easier for me to pay attention and not feel overwhelmed, which I often feel when cruising “healthy eating” recipes.  She also provides a free printable desktop calendar listing these items.  Love! Here.

3.  An inspiring organized-pantry round up with links to pretty and practical canisters – nice! Over here.

I really love this new post idea because it keeps things fresh and fun.  Let me know what you think and if you have any topic requests!

Posted in Accessories, Beauty, Budget projects, Closets, Design, Food, Kitchens, Organizing | 7 Responses

white beauty

For your midweek breath of serenity, here is the most beautiful and restful bedroom image I’ve seen in a long time.  This is yet another example of how to use white lamps to brighten a room – previously discussed here

This home is by Atlanta designer Heather Dewberry.  You can enjoy more of her gorgeous work on her website here.

And if you love that boudoir pillow as much as I do, the fabric is Belvedere in Sky by F. Schumacher.  Check it out here.

Wishing you a day filled with productivity and inspiration – may you take a moment to pause and find something beautiful in your day.

Happy Wednesday!

Posted in Bedroom, Design, White Spaces | 2 Responses

pretty room tour + a miracle

Wanted to pop in and share serious inspiration for your day:  something pretty, something healthy, and a mind-blowing miracle that recently happened in our town.  The miracle is my favorite part of this post (and will give you goosebumps), but I know this is a design blog so I’ll start with that first.  Plus, I like to end on a note that inspires you spiritually. 

Love this wooden chandelier in this modern farmhouse master bedroom tour by Becki Owens.  This room is beautiful and I’m in love with the clean white, masterful pops of blue, and rustic wood accents.

photo via Becki Owens

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Posted in Accessories, Bedroom, Design, Faith, Happenings Around Town, Life, White Spaces | 13 Responses
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