Friday, June 29, 2012

Trend Alert: Penny Tile

As much as I love a good subway tile or mosaic glass tile backsplash, penny tile has become a new favorite of mine!

Penny round tile is both historic (it's been used for many many decades) as well as neo-modern. It's become a big trend in kitchen and bathroom design in recent years and is considered a fresh and new option for many homeowners. The shape and size of these small tiles gives it it's name and it comes in so many different colors and materials. You can purchase this tile just about anywhere now (in fact I saw some great penny tile options at Home Depot just yesterday!)

via Young House Love

via Sarah Richardson
via BHG
via Houzz
 How gorgeous are these metalic penny tile kitchen backslashes?!

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via Cococozy
Penny tile is traditionally used on the floor, more specifically in bathrooms. . . although it looks great in modern applications as well!

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via Houzz
via Laura Casey Interiors
via Pink Wallpaper
Speaking of using penny tiles in a bathroom, why not tile an entire wall with this versatile tile?! It creates a great focal point and major impact in small or large bathrooms.

via Decorpad
via Rock House Remodel

Another great use for penny tile is on a fireplace. . . 

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 So what do you think of this tiling trend? Do you think it's here to stay?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Room of the day

I absolutely adore this bedroom designed by Katie Rosenfeld! Of course I always love a space that has large doses of white (walls, bedding, drapes, etc.) balanced with pops of bright colors and patterns. This playful-but-sophisticated bedroom and bathroom has it all, don't you think?! Although it's not a large space, it definitely is has HUGE style. Great job Katie! If you would like to see more of her work, you can view her portfolio here or visit her blog here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My 30th Birthday Party

I mentioned on the 8th that it was my birthday and that some family and friends were throwing me a cocktail party in my honor. We had about 40 guests come and celebrate my 30th birthday on Saturday, June 9th. The theme was pink and gold and there were all sorts of glittery decorations, pink flowers and fun details. We had tons of finger food appetizers and desserts as well as a champagne bar and fun mixed drinks! Here's a few pictures from the big event;

All sorts of tasty appetizers!

Dessert bar. . . Yes those are oversized champagne glasses filled with pink hydrangeas!
That's me in the pink dress in the middle

My sparkly gold shoes!

The champagne bar was a huge hit!

. . . And so were the pre-made mixed cocktails. Raspberry Mojitos and Sassy Strawberry Lemonade

Hydrangea centerpieces in gold spray painted bottles

A million thanks go out to Melissa, Michele, Jean and especially Carol for all your hard work and for throwing me such a fun party!!! Love you girls!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Are you as obsessed with this app as I am?! I recently got the new iphone 4s and am amazed at how awesome the camera is on the phone. (It was the main reason I went for this phone in particular.) I've been having a ball capturing images and altering them with my new favorite app - Instagram! Here's a peak at just a few pictures I've taken lately;

My updated living room pillows

Veggies I picked yesterday from my backyard garden!
That's my pup, Roxy

A sneak peak at an outdoor living space I'm working on

Dahlias that are in bloom in my yard!
Wine cork board I'm in the process of making
A close up of my pretty dahlias
A custom art print I created for a friend who just had a baby

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day weekend! I attended a Caribbean themed party on Friday night which was a lot of fun and then went wine tasting on Saturday with some friends. Yesterday I relaxed at home, worked in the garden and cooked my husband an authentic Hawaiian dinner that was so yummy! I'm hoping this week I can get back into the blogging swing of things so check back later for more posts. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I've been working with an online-design client for several months to help her transform several rooms in her home. We started off with the living room (you can see the design board here) and she has been pulling the room together ever since. I thought I  would share a quick 'before & after' with you, you know, just a teaser ;) Once the room s completed (the gallery wall is still a work n progress) then I will share more photos of the space. Until then, here's how the fireplace wall is shaping up;


These photos were taken the day of her daughter's birthday party - isn't that photo garland adorable?! I really love the way the gold sunburst mirror looks above the freshly painted, white fireplace. Oh, and did you catch a glimpse of the turquoise ceiling?! YEP, I said turquoise! It turned out fabulously and I am so happy that my client went with my suggestion. . . More photos of the space to come later so stay tuned! :)

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