Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Take two…

wed1 I say take two because this wedding makes me want to take two on mine. I love all the details that were so meticulously executed in this wedding. It took place in Toowoomba, Australia and had a French Provincial Garden Party theme. I’m not going on and on about how much i love it because the pictures speak for themselves!

wed2 wed3wed4 wed5 wed8 wed10 wed12 wed14 wed16 The talented photographer behind these images is Darren. You can see more gorgeous wedding pictures on his site, CK Metro. Also, you must check out this beautiful wedding cake over at Krystal's Village blog. Happy Tuesday all! xx


Monday, August 30, 2010

Meet Cabbage Rose.

cabrose     Hello my friends. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to face the Monday blues. I know this post today will have you saying, “what Monday blues?” I postponed my house tour to feature this amazing blogger who has been an inspiration to me over there in what i refer to as “tumblr land.” I’m talking about the tumblr called Cabbage Rose that makes it seems  like  the word Wow is the only word you have in your vocabulary when you visit. At least, that’s all i say anyway when i am there.
     Cabbage Rose showcases all realms of design.  This tumblr rivals any design magazine and you get the added bonus of not having to deal with page after page of advertisements(like in the magazines) I found Cabbage Rose  the day i opened my tumblr account. I followed her immediately and she is actually the reason i started to post to my own tumblr because she started to follow me too:-)
So, who is the amazing lady behind Cabbage Rose?

     Her name is Katherine. Katherine’s love affair with tumblr began when she discovered what a wonderful venue it is to share your passions and make connections. She originally created Cabbage Rose out of her own long-term passion for all things aesthetically pleasing and beautiful to the eye. Cabbage Rose has since evolved into a resource for architects, designers, and students; and a haven for those who simply love architecture, interior design, and eye candy. Additionally,  Katherine warmly acknowledges her  fellow tumblr-ites and states that it is fantastic to be able to exchange posts with each other.  Reblogs are such a crucial element of tumblr and they facilitate that sense of community that tumblr is known for.
     Besides being an avid tumlr-ite, Katherine is also a wife, mother, student, an on call designer for family and friends,   runner, lover of coffee, city dweller, and owner of a charming Norwich Terrier named Rufus.
Below you will find a sneak peek of some of what you will see on Cabbage Rose

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favorite13favorite14favorite15 There is so much more “awesomeness” to peruse at Cabbage Rose, so head on over and show her some love! Have a great day everyone!  xx

{images via cabbage rose}

Friday, August 27, 2010


Cello is a bar/cafe, located in Kilkis, Greece that i’m just in awe of right now! It is designed by Lime Studio and has a swagger style/design with amazing architectural features.  According to the designers:

The design aimed to expose the height of the space by colouring all the infrastructure of the ceiling. With polished concrete surfaces untreated wood, classic and custom furniture, the space has an industrial yet warm and inviting interior.

I love the brick arches and did you see the musical instruments on the wall? I would sink my buttocks anytime of day into those lovely Eames chairs too:-). 

cello6 cello7 Perfect setting for TGIF!

cello8 Isn’t it cool how the bikes are mounted on the walls? Lovely industrial -like art.

More bikes. I also spot a Wegner chair and i’m loving his red shoes!

This was a bit random. She has nothing to do with Cello, but i just love her look and her style. Also, since it’s all about bikes at Cello and she’s on a bike, i think she fits right in with this post. Don’t you?:-). This week, we’ve had beautiful weather here(not the unbearable heat of past weeks), and the weekend’s forecast promises great weather for the weekend too! Hence, the perfect ingredient for some major outdoor gallivanting with baby Z. I hope that you will all have beautiful weather this weekend so that you can enjoy the great outdoors! Xo

PS. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dining Alfresco + CSN Giveaway

dining1 Although summer is coming to an end, dining alfresco will still very much be one of my treasured outdoor activities. Actually even more so now as the weather cools. I’ll be able to linger longer outside without having to constantly swat annoying bugs from my ears:-).

dining2 How lovely are those birdhouses!And i adore that place setting with the touch of purple.

Dining alfresco would not be complete without

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some beautiful dinnerware sets. Guess what? You get to go shopping for some of  these beautiful dinnerware sets courtesy of the kind folks at CSN! They want to give my readers another great opportunity to win a $60 gift certificate. How awesome is that?

If you’ve got enough dinner plates for your dining alfresco rendezvous, do not despair because CSN has over 200 sites and you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.

So here’s how you can enter to win the $60 CSN certificate…
You have to be a follower of Design Addict Mom. If you’re not, you can remedy that by following me via google friend connect and let me know that you’re a new follower:-). Thank you!

For an additional entry:
  • Tweet or Post on Facebook about this giveaway and let me know that you did
 Please include your email in the post so I can find you if you win!  Thank you! Also don’t forget to head over to the CSN stores to check out their products.

This contest will end on Tuesday, August 31 @ 10pm EDT and the winner will be chosen at random.

PS: This giveaway is only open to US & Canadian residents.:-(

Thank you to CSN for another great giveaway here at Design Addict Mom!
Good Luck to all!!! xo

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I bookmarked heyhome some months ago and had totally forgotten about them. I have to wade through my bookmarks(i have way too many and i keep adding more). There was a reason i had bookmarked heyhome. It is a Danish site that showcases gorgeous features from its publications. These features include but are not limited to; architects’ homes, design products and just plain and simple fabulous eye candy. Here is a sneak peek…

heyh9 heyh7 heyh4heyh8heyh3   A Ferm feature. I love Ferm!

heyh13 I know, i know. We’re nowhere near Christmas, but i couldn’t resist posting these!

heyh11hey10heyh12 Happy Wednesday my friends! xo

{images via heyhome}