Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cacti Love.

cactus in the kitchen

succulents and cacti

cactus in living room

cactus in living room

cactus in painted pot
cactus in terracotta pots

I just love these prickly creatures and the texture they add when placed in interiors. However, one has to be careful to place them out of reach of little hands. Are you a fan?

{images via my tumblr}

Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting Colorful with Inside Out Magazine.

colorful bedroom

A trip to Barnes and Noble is high on my to do list this weekend to purchase a copy of Inside Out Magazine(one of my faves). I am already drooling over these preview pictures spotted here. 

mismatched chairs in colorful dining room

colorful design

such a cool design on the island!

I hope your weekend is as bright and fun as these spaces! xx

Monday, March 23, 2015

Exciting News!

I know I haven't blogged in a while, but some exciting things have been happening around here, hence my absence. Instagram has become my second blog of sorts as it's so much easier and less time consuming to share there. With that said, I've already spilled the beans there that Better Homes and Gardens is shooting our home for their Christmas issue! How exciting, right? The talented and really cool BHG stylists, Christina and Kim have actually been here since Saturday. Tomorrow I get to meet the amazing photographer, David A Land who will be photographing our home and our family!

I owe a BIG thank you to Nicole of Live Laugh Decorate who told BHG editor, Sally Finder about my Christmas decor(i had no idea she was going to do that and will have to send her some bottles of Jamaican Stone Ginger Wine:-)). Sally then visited my blog to take a peek at my Christmas pics and subsequently sent me an email indicating that she and the team loved it all and like they say, the rest is history...

To be continued... xx

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Longer Days and a Winner!

sunlight rays and books in dining room

It's such a joy to still have the sun shining brightly at 6pm. Woo hoo! Spring is in the air!


Big Congrats to Hollie who made comment #10.  I will be in touch shortly Hollie. Thank you to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for more fabulous giveaways. xx

Thursday, March 5, 2015

White and Bright: Spring is in the Air.

Bringing in the Outdoor

This approximately 584 square feet apartment is drenched in natural light, bathed in white but the mix of textures, accessories, and plants throughout make it far from boring.

white and bright space

lovely fern plant

Kitchen styling

I have that same orange pot; love it!

Lovely wallpaper

white kitchen

neutral palette

Neutral bedroom

Neutral bedroom

bright bathroom

Outdoor space
Yesterday, we got up to a high of 81. Unbelievable. Though we are back to cold temps today, I woke up to the birds chirping and can't help but feel optimistic about the approach of Spring. Have a lovely day everyone. xx

Monday, March 2, 2015

Getting a Better Sleep with Peacock Alley and a Luxury Bedding Giveaway.

peacock alley coral sheets

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the lovely people at Peacock Alley who worked with me to choose the perfect bedding to enhance my sleep. I was sent different samples to choose from.

Peacock alley coral sheets

Peacock alley coral sheets
I ended up choosing their sateen Emma Collection in Coral. I fell in love with the color(of course) and the modern geometric diamond pattern that almost looks like polka dots. Also, I have allergies and I am very particular with the type of fabrics I come in contact with.  Sateen sheets are a great choice for people with allergies as they are 100 percent cotton with a high thread count and a lustrous sheen. They are woven from combed, carded, or long-fiber cotton threads that are then mercerized, meaning they're soaked in lye and then in acid. This process not only strengthens the cotton fibers and makes them more durable, but also gives sateen sheets their signature sheen and helps them accept dye evenly.

Since then, I've been enjoying the sheets so much that I don't even want to get out of bed to have breakfast. Breakfast tastes better in bed on these sateen sheets; just don't spill anything on them!

patterns in the bedroom

Isn't that exciting? Value is almost $500 for this luxurious bedding. Directions for entering giveaway are below:

Choose your desired color and size of the Emma Collection .

Mandatory: Must be a follower of Design Addict Mom. Like Peacock Alley Page on facebook.

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Giveaway  opened to US and Canadian residents only AND ends Monday March 09, 2015. Good luck everyone! XX

P.S. I was furnished the bedding to review but all opinions expressed of said review are my own.