Feeling organized :)

I just had a wonderful and relaxing stay-cation (vacation staying home). A vacation at home has some great advantages such as: no need to pack suitcases, no traffic jams, no eating hours, and I can wear my pajamas all day if I feel like it! 🙂 It is also a great opportunity to organize my home! I started with my linen closet. Before, I could hardly find what I needed and it was driving me crazy.

So, after removing everything from the closet, I worked shelf by shelf and voilà! After about a half-hour, my linen closet was organized! I can’t tell you how amazing it makes me feel. 🙂

I also took advantage of the door and organized the first aid and bathroom supplies. 🙂

…And just for fun, my kitchen drawer–I know this is a bit too much…

…And my kitchen cupboard. 🙂

…And one more thing, my office. 🙂

I am ready to tackle the rest of my home! I hope this inspires you to feel organized. 🙂

Posted in closets, Design, Design and more, design professionals, designers, diy, ideabook, kitchen, Office, organizing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday to My beautiful sisters :)

These are my beautiful sisters Sara and Vera… It is their birthday today…Vera is turning 36 and Sara would have been the same age today, because they are twins… Sara left us one year ago… I love them both so much, and I will never forget Sara… Miss you so very much… Happy B’day, my dear sweet sisters… ♥

Posted in Family, sisters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!!! You are always an inspiration in my kitchen :)

Here is a link to the Smithsonian exhibit of Julia’s kitchen: http://americanhistory.si.edu/juliachild/flash_home.asp

Posted in chef, Cook, food, gourmet, kitchen | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Casual Entryways…

Entryways don’t have to be fancy, they just need to be inviting and practical. In my home I need a place for mail, keys, purse, coat, and anything else I am carrying in. So, I created my perfect space, simple and yet efficient! It works for me!

My entryway:

Here are some other casual and fun entryways for inspiration. Enjoy!

1.Made By Girl 2.Pinterest 3.Small Space Style 4.Jennifer Rizzo 5. Apartment Therapy 6.It Followed Me Home 7.My Ideal Home 8.House Beautiful 9.Pinterest 10.Pinterest 11.Remodeling Guy 12.Home Remedies 13.Decor Pad

Posted in Color, Design, Design and more, design professionals, diy, homeowners, Houzz, ideabook, Staircases | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pinch Pleat Drapes!

I had seen this before and it was on my to do list–DIY Pinch Pleat Drapes.

I finally got to try it on my bedroom drapes. I was so happy with the results that I just had to share it!

Here are my drapes with curtain rings:

Making the pleats: 

My kitty likes to help 🙂

…and here is the final product!

Posted in Design, Design and more, design professionals, designers, diy, homeowners, Houzz, ideabook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What to do with old T-shirts!

Have some old t-shirts around? Maybe you can put them to good use! Here are some fabulous examples:

The T-Shirt Chair ‘rag edition’ Designer Maria Westerberg-http://www.greenfurniture.se/collection/T-shirt-Chair

Image

The Rag Chair by Droog
Design by Tejo Remy–http://www.allmodernoutlet.com/droog-rag-chair/

Image

The Rag chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana from Brazil–http://campanas.com.br/

Image

The Foldable rag chair–http://www.rehandledwithcare.com/  Also on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cheersforchairs?ref=seller_info

Image

The Multidao Chair by Fernando & Humberto Campana–http://www.bonluxat.com/a/Fernando_and_Humberto_Campana_Multidao_Chair.html

Image

Posted in Color, Design, Design and more, designers, homeowners | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Modular Molecules…

Create your own galaxy on your ceiling with Skydro, by Ross Lovegrove for Artemide!

Image

Image

Image

Courtesy of: http://3rings.designerpages.com/2012/07/10/modular-molecules-skydro-by-ross-lovegrove-for-artemide/

Posted in Design, Design and more, design professionals, designers, homeowners, Houzz, ideabook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment