As you’ve probably guessed, I adore the color. And love the shabby-chic thing it has going on too. What’s more, the adorable “holiday” pillows in pale pinks and blues are so unexpected for Santa Season.
But at almost a grand, this little bench won’t be gracing my front porch. Instead, I’ll search out a vintage one for about 1/20 of the price in one of my nearby antique markets.
I love outdoor entertaining. And it just so happens that our outdoor space happens to be the most perfect part of our living space.
Our red market umbrella and red Adirondack chairs, along with grass green iron table and dining chairs, pop against a bricked-in patio and plenty of normally lush landscaping. Fun dishes, and of course table linens, are also imperative for great outdoor fêtes.
I decided to look for outdoor dining pieces on BoatmanGeller.com, and I couldn’t help bug oggle a few all of them!
But if you love anything personalized, check out the most amazing selection of fun prints. The selection of stationary, melamine, desk accessories, phone accessories and more are in all in one place.
Take a gander at these scrumptious pieces and patterns…
Aaaannnd, a dear friend of mine runs a booming business called Mommy Wisdom, where you can order some of Boatman Geller’s cutest products!
Guests who see it for the first time always exclaim, “It must be so nice to have that big Whirlpool tub!”
First of all, we NEVER use it. It’s two floors away from our bedroom. Secondly, aren’t Whirlpool tubs kindof 80’s, like having an outdoor, free-standing jacuzzi in your back yard?
Moving on. The tile, which covers much of the walls around the infamous Whirlpool tub, is a sortof pink-ish, beige-ish color with a sea green wash to some of the trim tile. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be Southwestern or Tuscan…
It’s a great-sized bathroom, but the space is wasted as it really functions as the “powder room” because there is no guestroom down there either.
The vanity is oak, and kountry with a “k.” Think craft fairs and wooden shelves full of knickknacks and gimcracks. Sock dolls and wooden hearts hanging on rope. To add insult to injury, the pulls are brass. Not cool brass – like flowery, also kountry brass.
Above the ugly vanity is a mirror that I put up because I had no other place for it. That I like, but it does not match in any way, shape or form the “disco” sconces that hang on either side of it. I can’t fully explain these enough, so I must include this picture…
Throw in scuffed up, pale vanilla walls and cream-colored toilet and countertops, and you’ve got yourself one fugly bathroom.
I think I’d prefer it look a little something like this… because if it did, you wouldn’t get me out of it!
Summer is going fast. My darling husband’s job is demanding, and not allowing for much of a summer vacation this year.
More than ever, our family could use a little R & R. A little downtime. A little un-plugging. (Join the crowd, I know!)
I keep daydreaming of a lonely seaside home. A place where we could breath fresh sea air, sit under the stars and bury our feet in hot sand. A place where we could ride bikes and lazily read in beach chairs. A place where we could just be a family — without the hustle of activities, engagements, responsibilities.
This New England waterfront home looks like as good a place as any, right?
I love painted furniture in bright poppy hues and am always looking to add those statement making pieces to my own house. While my bank account doesn’t include many of these items procured by designer Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz on GILT.com, I do like to virtually browse for ideas that better fit into my budget. Here are some of my faves…