It’s been a good week. I got to see my parents, my sister and my precious nephew in New York City, and upon my return it is finally hot here in Charlotte. My sister and I had hours of great conversation and while we were discussing books, she recommended Anna Quindlen’s Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. I’m up for any title remotely close to that, so on my flight back to Charlotte I became hooked. In the story the narrator’s persona is older than I am looking back at my time in her life (mid-thirties, working mom and wife with young children). Of this stage she says,
“It’s that we’ve done a pretty good job of becoming ourselves, and that is, in so many ways, the time of our lives.”
That made me stop and think, I guess I’m in “the time of my life” and I’m slowly becoming more of myself.
To be continued….
April showers bring May flowers, right? I sure hope that’s true for Charlotte this month. I love the floral trend I’ve been seeing lately in home decor. We have had a couple of rainy weeks here and I am ready for some sunshine! These floral pieces should do the trick.
I just adore this lovely teapot from Michael C. Fina.
Crisp spring sheets from Ralph Lauren Home.
Brighten any room with this area rug from Anthropologie.
“Global Chic” by Kravet is such a fun, young fabric. I love it in the Mint colorway.
John Derian’s decoupaged Hydrangea lamp is a subtle way to incorporate florals into a space.
I am not sure I could pull these off, but I like them!
What do you think of the floral trend?
Photo Credits: Michael C. Fina (1), Ralph Lauren Home (2), Anthropologie (3), Kravet (4), John Derian (5) J.Crew (6)
Blue has always been my very favorite color. You can imagine my excitement upon seeing this kitchen on The Zhush a couple weeks ago – I’ve been thinking about blue kitchens ever since…
It’s so refreshing to see cabinets with color and the lacquered navy ones below by Miles Redd are just perfect.
I also love the lighter blues used in the next few rooms .
I love this shade with a bit of grey in it.
The walls match the cabinets in this kitchen, spotted on Houzz.
What a great inky blue in this space by Windsor Smith.
What do you think of blue kitchens? I can’t get enough!
Photo Credits: The Zhush (1), House Beautiful (2,6), Veranda (3), Pinterest (4,5,8), Houzz (7)