When I think of white, I often picture wintery scenes. It’s easy to forget about pure summer whites. To look at them one already feels cooler. White is calming and soothing. The sum of all the colors of light add up to white.
Is there anything better than crisp white sails against dappling waters or the grace of a swan? Summer umbrellas, daffodils wafting through the air, lace and white linens and all the lovely whites that summer brings with it.
I found Anders Schønnemann Photography via Pinterest and as I browsed through all the sumptuous images I couldn’t help but notice that many of them were very summery! I’ve collected a few of Ander’s photos to share with you – because this is what summer looks like to me. Riding my bike, fresh strawberries and vegetables, packing up the car for a long weekend and enjoying the outdoors. Fresh lavender, sidewalk cafés, pretty blooms. The season is so short so enjoy!
all images via Anders Schønnemann Photography
Do you ever look at photography or art and wonder what it would look like in your living room, office or boudoir? Art.com takes the agony out of deciding what type of art to put in your space.
Simply log in through facebook or sign up and browse through their fabulous art collection and create your own galleries by choosing the art you love. Once you’ve created a gallery, just upload a photo of your room (or choose one of theirs), see the art on the wall and move it into the perfect place. Voilà! It takes the guesswork out of decorating with art! I especially love their curated collections.
Another favorite blog of mine is wunderschön gemacht. In English, it means beautifully made. Just look at this visual eye candy and cornucopia of colour. It’s like a tea party for grown ups! The table settings and craft ideas are endless. The flower arrangements are so effortless and pretty. Party inspiration galore!
all images are the property of wunderschön gemacht
I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award thanks to Fat Girl Getting Fit. You must visit the blog for some motivation on losing weight and to try the delicious low calorie recipes!
This is the deal with receiving such a nomination:
- Link back to the blogger who nominated you – done
- Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere. – done
- Tell us 7 facts about yourself.
- I was born and raised in Toronto Canada
- I have the most amazing man in my life
- The cute little dog in my Gravatar photo is really named “Princess Alexis” a.k.a. Lexi
- I am a Design Co-ordinator and Graphic Designer for the food industry
- I love wine and cheese – oh and of course CHOCOLATE!!
- I have big dreams for my tiny apartment, which I hope to document on my blog
- My passion for interior design, styling and photography has never dwindled
Now, nominate 15 others blogs you like. Mine are in no particular order
- Post a comment on each of your nominees’ blogs telling them about the nomination. On my way!
I’m really loving interior designer Amber Lewis’ beautiful home via the glitter guide. The key to her design aesthetic is balance. Her big ticket items (such as the sofa) are neutral and she accessorizes with bold, bright colour and pattern. Amber mixes different styles and adds unexpected touches – which is what makes her space so unique. Vintage finds, crazy patterns, exotic textiles, and natural accents are the perfect formula for those of you who love this bohemian look!
Home & Delicious interviewed Emma for this first issue, so if you are interested you can read it on page 180-181. The magazine takes you away to view some beautiful Icelandic homes. The photography is spectacular and the styling is amazing. This magazine is packed full of home decor inspiration, DIY projects and delightful recipes. Check it out here! The sneak peek is below.
Today I’m curating a great blog for those of you of who like fashion, but don’t want to break the bank.
Meet Lindsay Turner. Esthetician, Professional Makeup Artist and self-proclaimed thrift shopping addict. I’ve been following her blog for a while and she never ceases to amaze me with the unbelievable outfits she puts together for less than what some pay for a pair of shoes!
Lindsay’s blog Thrift and Shout is jam-packed with thrift tips, inspirational outfits and a house tour complete with more bargain finds!
To give you an example of how thrifty Lindsay is, here is the cost breakdown of the two outfits shown above (in US dollars):
1) Vintage dress: Goodwill $4.99, DIY jean vest: gift $0, Belt: Goodwill $1.99, Bracelet: Forever 21 $5.90, Shoes: Goodwill $3.99, Total Cost: $16.87
2) Floral Top: Goodwill $3.99, Banana Republic Skirt: Goodwill $3.99, Vintage Clutch: Goodwill $1.99, Colin Stuart Shoes: Goodwill $3.99, Necklace: Goodwill $5.99, Bracelet: Target $10, Sunglasses: Target $13, Total Cost: $42.95
For more thrifty inspiration visit her blog!