2014 SPRING SUMMER READING LIST

SUMMER READING 2013

SUMMER READING 2013  2014

I noticed that this photo on Pinterest has been getting a lot of action…as everyone gears up for SUMMER and dreams of relaxing with a good book…..ahhh SUMMER…..I LOVE reading, but like many things I adore and swear I will do more of…, the habit of reading has fallen to the wayside…LAST summer I MADE a concerted effort to get back on the reading wagon. I  chose a number of John Green books because Phoebe WAS also reading them which GAVE us an opportunity to share what we have liked…not liked…read together….

Phoebe is a HUGE John Green fan from his History Study Guides, (I cannot say enough about how helpful these are..and FUN!!!) Phoebe had already read “LOOKING FOR ALASKA” and loved it…so without further ado…

The following books I successfully finished last summer….my favorite was FAULT IN OUR STARS…though I lost a lot of water weight in tears with that one……ALL are great SUMMER or anytime READS!!!!

SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY MAYBE – BY LAUREN GRAHAM

I am and was a HUGE Gilmore Girls fan, and so when I heard that Lauren Graham had written a debut novel, I ordered it right away! I am about half way through and I LOVE IT. (FINISHED IT..LOVED IT) It is bringing back so many memories of my NYC days, pounding the pavement, auditions, directors, friends, agents, answering services…all of it…the story and relationships are wonderfully written…I highly recommend! (maybe a further TV series?)

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amazon.com

The remaining books on my list I have not cracked yet, so I will give you a brief, AMAZON>COM synopsis…please chime in if you have read any of these, but no spoilers please!!!!

LOOKING FOR ALASKA – BY JOHN GREEN

“Sixteen-year-old Miles Halter’s adolescence has been one long nonevent – no challenge, no girls, no mischief, and no real friends. Seeking what Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps,” he leaves Florida for a boarding school in Birmingham, AL. His roommate, Chip, is a dirt-poor genius scholarship student with a Napoleon complex who lives to one-up the school’s rich preppies. Chip’s best friend is Alaska Young, with whom Miles and every other male in her orbit falls instantly in love.” amazon.com

LOOKING FOR ALASKA

LOOKING FOR ALASKA

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – BY JOHN GREEN

TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012!
The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

PAPER TOWNS – BY JOHN GREEN

“Quentin Jacobsen, 17, has been in love with his next-door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, for his entire life. A leader at their Central Florida high school, she has carefully cultivated her badass image. Quentin is one of the smart kids. His parents are therapists and he is, above all things, “goddamned well adjusted.” He takes a rare risk when Margo appears at his window in the middle of the night.” amazon.com

PAPER TOWNS

PAPER TOWNS

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES – BY JOHN GREEN

“When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines” AMAZON.COM

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATERINES

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES

and ….BOOKS FROM LAST YEARS LIST WHICH I STILL AM EXCITED TO READ!!! 

NO ONE COULD HAVE GUESSED THE WEATHER – BY ANNE-MARIE CASEY

“When Lucy Lovett’s husband loses his job, she is forced to give up her posh life in London and move their family to a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where her husband has managed to secure a lowly position. Lucy finds herself living in the center of cool and hip. Across from their apartment is a trendy bar called PDT—whenever Lucy passes by, she thinks, Please Don’t Tell anyone I’m a middle-aged woman.
 
Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon embarks on the love affair of her life—no, not with her husband (though they’re both immensely relieved to discover they do love each other for richer or poorer), but with New York City and the three women who befriend her.” amazon.com

NO ONE COULD HAVE GUESSED THE WEATHER

NO ONE COULD HAVE GUESSED THE WEATHER

THE SILVER STAR – BY JEANETTE WALLS

“It is 1970 in a small town in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who “found something wrong with every place she ever lived,” takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that’s been in Charlotte’s family for generations.” amazon.com 

THE SILVER STAR

THE SILVER STAR

THE ENGAGEMENTS – BY J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN

“Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years—forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love—the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it’s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife’s family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding—beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings—and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own.” amazon.com

THE ENGAGEMENTS

THE ENGAGEMENTS

THERE IS ONE MORE I HAVE ADDED, at the suggestion of my cousin ….

THE INTERESTINGS…

the INTERESTINGS

the INTERESTINGS

“In that self-obsessed, hyperaware, and mordantly ironic way of privileged teens, Ethan, Jonah, Cathy, Ash, and her brother Goodman dub themselves “The Interestings” when they reconvene at their trendy creative-arts summer camp in the Berkshire Mountains. Jules, née Julie, Jacobson is both flattered and flabbergasted to be admitted into their little enclave, where she uses her sardonic wit to compensate for a lack of beauty, money, or social graces. To her surprise, golden-girl Ash adopts her as her best friend, while the dorky but brilliant Ethan becomes mired in unrequited love. After a tragedy affects two of their members in very different ways, the remaining group slogs their way into adulthood, embarking upon careers and relationships with varying degrees of success and satisfaction. Despite being rooted in a wealth of pop-cultural references, from Nixon’s resignation to the Moonies to Wall Street scandals and even the aftermath of 9/11, Wolitzer’s clique of narcissistic friends turns out to be not so interesting after all. –Carol Haggas –” FROM AMAZON.COM

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So there you have my spring/summer reading list. I was happy to read even a few of these wonderful novels last summer and hope I can meet my goal of ALL of them by the time my niece NINA starts  my ALMA MATER – FSU (YAY NINA!!!!GO NOLES ) AND Tate AND Nina’s sister, my niece Haley begin their  senior years of High School, gulp – how did that get here so fast? ..

…In LIFE and IN BOOKS ….I feel like I am embarking on a voyage…through time and space…into all of these lives and experiences…I cannot wait to get back to my books!!!

LOVE THIS READING NOOK!!!!

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SOUTHERN LIVING UNDER THE STAIRS READING NOOK

Do You have a summer reading list? PLEASE SHARE..LETS START A LIST!!!!

Perhaps we should keep a running list on this blog of our favorite books, books that we can read and our kids can read too…and books that are just for US…like the “Shades of Gray” series….

Happy Reading!!!!

SUMMER READING 2013

SUMMER READING 2013 2014!!!!


Leslie

PASTELS – THE ART IN NATURE AND THE NATURE IN ART

BENJMAIN MOORE PASTELS: BASHFUL BLUE, PINK PEONY, FRONSTY MINT, AMBIANCE, LIGHT GREEN, GEBERA DAISY, BLUE SEAFOAM, FROSTY LILAC, WINDMILL WINGS

BENJMAIN MOORE PASTELS: BASHFUL BLUE, PINK PEONY, FROSTY MINT, AMBIANCE, LIGHT GREEN, GEBERA DAISY, BLUE SEAFOAM, FROSTY LILAC, WINDMILL WINGS

MATTY MATT CREATIVES

MATTY MATT CREATIVES

 

NEVER AM I MORE INSPIRED TO PAINT THAN SPRING. NEW LIFE AND NEW COLORS…IN ALL DIRECTIONS…MY PASTEL LANDSCAPE IS ART PERSONIFIED AND NATURE AND ART ARE AS ONE…HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE PASTELS…IN ART…AND NATURE…

BREATHING LIFE INTO MY WINTER WEARY SOUL…

AMBIANCE

AMBIANCE

HOPSCOTCH AND GRACE

HOPSCOTCH AND GRACE

BASHFUL BLUE

BASHFUL BLUE

BLUE FLOWERS CYNTHIA SELAHBLUE FAN POP

BLUE FLOWERS CYNTHIA SELAHBLUE FAN POP

MALLORY PAGE "EVER WONDER"

MALLORY PAGE “EVER WONDER”

BLUE SEAFOAM

BLUE SEAFOAM

NAUTICAL COASTS

NAUTICAL COASTS

SCOTT UPTON summer rhapsody 2013

SCOTT UPTON summer rhapsody 2013

FROSTY LILAC

FROSTY LILAC

STYLE ME PRETTY

STYLE ME PRETTY

CHRISTINA BAKER

CHRISTINA BAKER

FROSTY MINT

FROSTY MINT

FLICKR

FLICKR

TEIL DUNCAN - THE ENGLISH ROOM BLOG

TEIL DUNCAN – THE ENGLISH ROOM BLOG

gebera daisy

GEBERA DAISY

PEACH

PEACH

orange & pink paint circles...UNFORTUNATELY WENT TO A DEAD LINK..WOULD LOVE TO CREDIT THIS ARTIST!

orange & pink paint circles…UNFORTUNATELY WENT TO A DEAD LINK..WOULD LOVE TO CREDIT THIS ARTIST!

LIGHT GREEN

LIGHT GREEN

SARAH RAVEN

SARAH RAVEN

JOSHUA AVERY WEBSTER

JOSHUA AVERY WEBSTER

PINK PEONY

PINK PEONY

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MICHELLE ARMAS - END OF END

MICHELLE ARMAS – END OF END

WINDMILL WINGS

WINDMILL WINGS

PRETTY SERENDIPITIES

PRETTY SERENDIPITIES

FELICITY NAYLOR - "SWANAGE"

FELICITY NAYLOR – “SWANAGE”

DUCK BEACH 2013

DUCK BEACH 2013.

IT IS ALL RIGHT THERE FOR THE TAKING…when I open my eyes I see…

the ART…in NATURE…and the NATURE in ART….XO

Leslie

“PINTING” GRETAS BEDROOM – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRETA!

GRETA!

GRETA!

My Best friend Trish’s youngest daughter, Greta,  who turns 9 today, was struggling with the family’s upcoming move.They were just moving across town, but Greta had known no other home and the impending change was causing undue stress for Mom and Daughter.  We were visiting and I sat Greta down, and did what my MOM used to do when we were planning a move…I got her excited about HER NEW ROOM. Talking about colors…And I introduced Greta to something that was not available to me….

PINTEREST

I set up a BOARD “GRETA’s BEDROOM”, gave her a two minute tutorial and my laptop to use and Greta started….

“PINTING” (Rhymes with minting)…

…as she called it. The next thing I know, she had “pinted” over 175 pins…and when I took a look…well let’s just say…my heart about burst with love for this amazing little girl and what her perfect Bedroom might contain…

Lets take a look at a sampling from Greta’s Pinterest board, shall we?

…she starts out with the usual, beds, practical and lots of room for friends to sleepover…

PB TEEN

PB TEEN

…some creative storage…

planetfur

planetfur

…her new bedroom actually has a little nook for her bed and THIS is an genius solution…

Tales of a retro modern housewife

Tales of a retro modern housewife

…and here is another built in nook…

BUILT IN NOOK STYLE CARROT

BUILT IN NOOK STYLE CARROT

AND THEN SHE RAN WITH IT!

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every little girl should have a pink tree….she actually loved this tree so much she “pinted” it twice…

…or a pink PIT….LOTS OF ROOM FOR FRIENDS THERE!

MIDCENTURIA

MIDCENTURIA

…now THIS is calling my name!

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…and a GIGANTIC HAMMOCK! Imagine the summer naps you can grab there!

…I guess she was picturing a whole house to go with that Hammock…

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…or perhaps a more RUSTIC abode….

what kids does not want a waterfall!

what kids does not want a waterfall!

this works for me…

pinterest

pinterest

…lets bring the fun indoors shall we?

the meta picture

the meta picture…I will have to make more visits to Trish’s for sure!

…I  love this next one…

a magic forest in Shanghi

a magic forest in Shanghi

..A GIRLS GOTTA EAT!

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…and back to practical matters…

scrubs island

scrubs island

...elephant bathing...yep

…elephant bathing…yep

….THIS BED IS ADORABLE!

COMBINING HER LOVE FOR ANIMALS AND BEING COZY...

COMBINING HER LOVE FOR ANIMALS AND BEING COZY…

…AND THIS BED IS AMAZING!

une-deux senses

une-deux senses

…over water..or under water!

underwater room!

underwater room!

AND ONE FINAL PIN…THOUGH I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT THE HUNDRED OR SO MORE…THIS ONE SHE ALSO PINNED TWICE…AND I CAN SEE WHY!

UNUSUAL LIFE

UNUSUAL LIFE

…..like I said…Greta pinned over 175 NEW BEDROOM INSPIRATION pins HERE …and may WE ALL take a lesson from her “PINTING”..somestimes …maybe all the time…we can dream and

DREAM BIG

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…who knows were it can take you!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRETA!

PINTEREST

PINTEREST

 

 

Leslie

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE SHOWHOUSE

"PRINCESS TRUTHFUL"

“PRINCESS TRUTHFUL”

I AM SUPER EXCITED TO TELL YOU MY EXCITING SECRET/NEWS!!!

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A while back, my buddies John and Sherry from Young House Love asked me if I would like to contribute some ART to their Upcoming Showhouse…

I thought about it for about a half a second and said…

HELL YEAH!!!

I am so thrilled for you to see the pieces I have contributed…MOST of them are brand new never before seen pieces…and you will have to stay tuned to see them!!! ALL will be on sale…more on that later.

What a spectacular room!!!

What a spectacular room!!! any girl would love this fun room…you will have to check out more on the Showhouse on YHL!!!!

For MORE INFORMATION of my Paintings and CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS

go here

PicMonkey Collagethanks!!!

Leslie

MONDAY MAKEOVER – SEA SALT LIVING ROOM

LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER

The Living Room paint job is finished!

I LOVED the BEFORE and I LOVE the AFTER !!!  What do YOU think?

I LOVED the BEFORE and I LOVE the AFTER !!! What do YOU think?

PAINT COLOR: SHERWIN WILLIAMS “SEA SALT” IN BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PEARL

SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT

SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT

TRIM – BENJAMIN MOORE CHANTILLY LACE

CHANTILLY LACE

CHANTILLY LACE

 

living room

Just wanted a change…and BOY the change is amazing…the room feels bigger, taller, and yet…cozier..if that makes any sense at all…

this photo from "Blooming Hearts for Home" pretty much sums up why I LOVE this color so much!

this photo from “Blooming Hearts for Home” pretty much sums up why I LOVE this color so much!

I repainted the interior of the pink cabinet…from BM Springtime Bloom…

SEA SALT LIVING ROOM

SEA SALT LIVING ROOM – PINK CABINET IS BENJAMIN MOORE PARADISE PINK

….to a slightly warmer and softer BM Paradise Pink!

paradise pink

PARADISE PINK

…and LOVE the results!

…the deciding factor with Sea Salt WAS how it changes color with the light and with the surrounding colors…FROM GRAY to BLUR/GRAY…to BLUE/GRAY/GREEN……AND BACK TO GRAY ….I love it.

NEW PAINTING - "PRUDENCE"

NEW PAINTING – “PRUDENCE”

…I made one MINOR mistake while painting the room. I taped off ALL of the trim, including the picture Moulding and the 3 windows and the pocket doors and the entrance door…literally the taping alone took 1.5 hours…I painted ALL the trim. halfway through I ran out of paint and switched to a new can. It was only when I Had finished and was closing the can did I realize that I had switched from “Chantilly Lace”  to “Mountain Peak White”… I started to rectify my mistake…except I could not tell where the paint was different…so …I let it go! But the doors and surrounding trim are all CHANTILLY LACE.

THE BIG WHITE DOORS ARE SO LOVELY

THE BIG WHITE DOORS ARE SO LOVELY

the kids have claimed the chevron sofa...as theirs!

the kids have claimed the chevron sofa…as theirs!

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SEA SALT LIVING ROOM

SEA SALT LIVING ROOM

I am in LOVE with the SEA SALT!

PARADISE PINK CABINET

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Leslie

A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

LAST YEAR ON THIS DAY

WE CELEBRATED 3 BIRTHDAYS IN OUR FAMILY…

FORD, (my brother) POPPI (my father in law), MAURA (my sister in law)

This year…two of those Birthdays, Poppi’s and Maura’s,  will be celebrated in Heaven AND on Earth.

As much as I love to write and always have, I am at a loss for words for how this day feels.

Imagine looking across the beach…at the end of the day…when the sunset is at it’s absolute most beautiful..the kind of colors that make you reach for your camera but that you can truly never capture. You can stick your toes in the water and feel the excitement of the surf, and the life it brings…but the sunset eludes…it leaves before you have time to grab your camera and you are left to remember how it made you feel…and how it made you feel…. was like you are perfect…

….because it is perfect. and beautiful. and precious.

I Wish FORD…..

FORD MY BRO

FORD MY BRO

and MAURA….

MAURA

MAURA AND ELLIE AUGUST 2013

and POPPI…

LENNY DEVITO AKA "POPPI"

LENNY DEVITO AKA “POPPI”

all HAPPY BIRTHDAY today…and THANK them for bringing such life to their days..

all THREE possess the ability to push past that last mile…bring life to any party…or should I say…bring the PARTY to life..and all THREE…wherever they are..are ALWAYS…

ALWAYS IN MY HEART.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I LOVE YOU. XO

Leslie

SPRING BREAK

TWO OF MY FAVORITE WORDS

SPRING…BREAK!

I cannot remember a more welcome Spring Break than this one…though I suppose we are always pretty beat up by this time every year. This winter in particular was rough…so much loss topped off by Charlie’s accident…well, all I can say is I hear the beach calling.

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SPRING BREAK 2013 THIS ENDED UP BEING OUR CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTO LAST YEAR!!!

 THIS  YEAR MIMI  (MY MOTHER IN LAW) IS COMING WITH US, SHE ARRIVED YESTERDAY…WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE HER TO OURSELVES FOR W HOLE WEEK..LOTS OF MIMI’S MEATBALLS!!!!

SPRING BREAK 2013 ---I CANNOT WAIT TO GET BACK

SPRING BREAK 2013 —I CANNOT WAIT TO GET BACK

We do not usually have great weather this time of year…but that is not why we go and not what we need as much as the peace, the freedom from our unrelenting schedules and deadlines and projects. All of us together for each meal for a whole week in itself is a treat! NO soccer Games or MathTests and Work…we leave them at home.

CHARLIE IS GOING AND THE SUN AND SAND WILL DO HIM GOOD

BEACH 2013 – CHARLIE IS GOING  OF COURSE…AND THE SUN AND SAND WILL DO HIM GOOD

We take our messy selves and move into a big beach house for a week and pretend this is our life. Charlie of course is coming with us…the Vet said the sand is actually good therapy as it is hard to walk in, help build back the muscles that have gotten so weak.

I LOVE THIS PHOTO AND WANTT O PAINT IT ONE DAY

Who knows what I will be inspired to write about at the beach, but I will write…EVERYDAY…I took a bunch of photos yesterday of the living room and will share those in the Monday Makeover.

LAST YEAR PHOEBE BROUGT HER FRIEND ERICA...THEY HAD SO MUCH FUN. TIS YEAR MY MOTHER IN LAW IS COMEING WITH US...WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE ER TO OURSELVES FOR W HOLE WEEK..LOTS OF MIMI'S MEATBALLS!!!!

LAST YEAR PHOEBE BROUGHT HER FRIEND ERICA…THEY HAD SO MUCH FUN. 

I am also going to be introducing cards next week, made from my paintings (like the one in yesterday’s post) that I am going to be selling through my blog and on etsy. Exciting stuff!!!

TE BOYS  - SPRING BREAK 2013

THE BOYS – SPRING BREAK 2013

BUT NOW…LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!! HAPPY SPRING BREAK!

I WILL BE BACK TOMORROW TO HONOR SO VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS.XO

Leslie

NOT EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE COUNTED COUNTS…

I don’t know about you…but I have a whole ritual I do when I get a new magazine.

Especially my NEW House Beautiful Magazine. I LOVE that magazine!!! I get giddy when I get a new one and I like to get all my ducks in a row before I sit down to read it. Such was the case yesterday when I sat down to read my April House Beautiful. I told myself I had just enough time to look at every page…but not read dive too deep into any articles…sort of like a first pass.

APRIL 2014 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

APRIL 2014 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

So I began flipping pages…and flipping and flipping and then I got to that page right before all of the main articles (PAGE 71) where the Editor in Chief, Newell Turner, waxes about the inspiration behind this months issue…sort of sets the tone..and BAM…I see it!!!

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL PAGE 71...THE CARD I SENT TO NEWELL TURNER.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL PAGE 71…THE CARD I SENT TO NEWELL TURNER.

I WAS SO TOUCHED…I met Mr Turner last year at the design Bloggers conference…we bonded..not over design, but over our dogs and I told myself that one day I would surprise him with a portrait of his beloved dog Jack who passed away. I painted the portrait over Christmas and sent the painting accompanied by that card with a note.

JACK

JACK

He thanked me SO GRACIOUSLY…and we have had a few emails back and forth. But never did he mention that he included my card in his monthly collage!!! It really was the sweetest thing because unless I had told you this story the only people who would know the meaning behind that card would be he and I…like a secret little extra Thanks and my heart was bursting…the pleasure was indeed all mine!!!

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hhbandmy cardhi friends…I have a huge favor to ask…I am trying to beef up my instagram presence …I am such a visual person anyway…so if this is a social media that you you would you mind following me? click this  here Instagram and I will follow anyone that follows me right back and we can get the machine working!!!!!

Leslie

CURRENTLY OBSESSED – BOHO CHIC DESIGN

I have never aligned myself with any ONE particular design style because I feel like the minute I DO…the rest of the options are no longer available to me…and if there is one thing I know for sure…I LOVE CHANGE in my decor anyway.

BUT…if i WAS to declare a style favorite..it would probably be some kind of

COTTAGE, PREPPY , NOD TO TRADITIONAL….VERSION OF BOHO CHIC…

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT BOHO STYLE DESIGN?

Well, first I think it is more a way of APPROACHING LIFE AND DESIGN…and overall aesthetic and LACK of attention to detail…more loose and relaxed…like would like to be. What else do I like???

1. THE LACK OF CONSTRAINT. And yet it is one of the most practical design styles…youthful and fresh and relevant…it makes sense….and it is completely different to each individual…whereas with some styles they can become cookie-cutter…no two BOHO CHIC rooms are the same because each space reflects the special unique qualities and experiences of the occupant.

TUMBLER

REMAIN SIMPLE – TUMBLER

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ARCHITECTURAL ART DESIGNS

ARCHITECTURAL ART DESIGNS

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2. THE ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT OF COLOR...AND THE UNEXPECTED COMBINATIONS…I love it!

JENNY.GR

JENNY.GR

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS AN OFFICIAL BOHO KITCHEN , BUT LIKE TO THINK IT IS!

THE KITCHN.…I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS AN OFFICIAL BOHO KITCHEN , BUT LIKE TO THINK IT IS!

PINTEREST

PINTEREST

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3. THE INCORPORATION AND INSPIRATION OF VINTAGE .

STYLE ME PRETTY

STYLE ME PRETTY

GEMINOLA

GEMINOLA

CHARLOTTE MINTY

CHARLOTTE MINTY

DIGS DIGS

DIGS DIGS

4. THE SEXY FEMININE – BUT NOT GIRLIE – VIBE

PANDAS HOUSE

PANDAS HOUSE

DIGSDIGS

DIGSDIGS

ARCHITECTURE ART DESIGNS

ARCHITECTURE ART DESIGNS

THE GUARDIAN

THE GUARDIAN

5. THE MIXTURES OF PATTERNS AND TEXTURES…AND LAYERS THERE OF.

GEMINOLA

GEMINOLA

GEMINOLA

GEMINOLA . I die for this pink sofa!!!!!

DIGS DIGS

DIGS DIGS

THE GUARDIAN

THE GUARDIAN

6. THE WONDERFUL CREATIVE USES OF ART…

MARIE CLAIRE MAISON

MARIE CLAIRE MAISON

HEARTANDMADEUK

HEARTANDMADEUK

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refined-boho-chic-bedroom-designs

INDULGY

INDULGY
PANDAS HOUSE

PANDAS HOUSE

I have barely scratched the surface here…a mere sampling…of BOHO style and inspired style. I know my home is not so much BOHO but I like to think I employ many of the ingredients…color…whimsy…ease…practicality and loose flowing rooms…I hope I can continue in this direction…I just love BOHO chic!!! I want to be more BOHO! I think it would be good for my blood pressure! xo

….I am heading to Richmond today for sure..yesterday we ended up with 5 inches of snow!!! Talk about March madness!!!

Leslie

LOVING SPRING MINT

 

BENJAMIN MOORE : MINT GREEN, SPRING MINT, FRESH MINT, LEISURE GREEN, COPPER PATINA, LIGHT PISTACHIO, SHORE HOUSE GREEN, SOFT MINT, MANTIS GREEN.

BENJAMIN MOORE : MINT GREEN, SPRING MINT, FRESH MINT, LEISURE GREEN, COPPER PATINA, LIGHT PISTACHIO, SHORE HOUSE GREEN, SOFT MINT, MANTIS GREEN.

I AM SO READY FOR SPRING!!!

…and I get very excited right now when I see this minty green color…AND I am seeing it everywhere!

BENJAMIN MOORE SPRING MINT

BENJAMIN MOORE SPRING MINT

GRAHAM BROWN WALLPAPER

GRAHAM BROWN WALLPAPER

sweet baby announcement

SUCH A SUPER sweet baby announcement

MINT  BIKE ON AMAZON

MINT BIKE ON AMAZON – HOLLANDIA HOLIDAY BICYCLE

COPPER PATINA

COPPER PATINA

WEDDING CHICKS- THIS IS AN ADORABLE WEDDING...YOU MUST CHECK THESE CUTIES OUT!

WEDDING CHICKS- THIS IS AN ADORABLE WEDDING…YOU MUST CHECK THESE CUTIES OUT!

CAITLIN WILSON

CAITLIN WILSON

CHANCE CUTEST RAIN SLICKER JACKET

CHANCE CUTEST RAIN SLICKER JACKET

light pistachio

LIGHT PISTACHIO.…i love this color!!!

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

ruth burts interiors

ruth burts interiors

PINTEREST. this could be my uniform right down to the boots

PINTEREST. this could be my uniform right down to the boots

SHORE HOUSE GREEN

SHORE HOUSE GREEN

the big house by lesli devito

the big house by lesli devito

SIDE BOARD - SHORE HOUSE GREEN

SIDE BOARD – SHORE HOUSE GREEN

SOFT MINT

SOFT MINT

Designer   Fawn   Galli   used    a   custom   paint   color   in   the   above   space.

Designer Fawn Galli used a custom paint color in the above space.

SUCH PRETTY THINGS BLOG

SUCH PRETTY THINGS BLOG

 

POTTERY BARN KIDS

POTTERY BARN KIDS

MINT GREEN

MINT GREEN

JASPER HENLEY TANK ANTHROPOLOGIE

JASPER HENLEY TANK ANTHROPOLOGIE

IZZIE HEELS KATE SPADE

IZZIE HEELS KATE SPADE

BENJAMIN MOORE LEISURE GREEN

BENJAMIN MOORE LEISURE GREEN – I THINK THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE ACCENT FURNITURE COLORS…HMMMM WHAT CAN I PAINT?

...and with the coral...they are killing me this is so beautiful! flikr

…and with the coral…they are killing me this is so beautiful!
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BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR CHATS

BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR CHATS

MINT PAINTED NIGHTSTAND...FOLLOW THIS BLOG!!!

MINT PAINTED NIGHTSTAND…FOLLOW THIS BLOG!!!…MAKING HIOME BASE

FRESH MINT

FRESH MINT

POP OF STYLE

POP OF STYLE

TORY BURCH JAMESON FLAT THONG SANDAL

TORY BURCH JAMESON FLAT THONG SANDAL

CHARLIE OXFORD IN MIND FROM NASTY GIRL

CHARLIE OXFORD IN MIND FROM NASTY GIRL

MANTIS GREEN

MANTIS GREEN

VIOLETTE KNOB ANTHROPOLOGIE

VIOLETTE KNOB ANTHROPOLOGIE

URBAN OUTFITTERS

URBAN OUTFITTERS

PROJECT NURSERY

PROJECT NURSERY

I REALLY CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF MINT!!!!  I BOUGHT NOT ONE BUT TWO MINT T-SHIRTS THE OTHER DAY ! I JUST LOVE IT…I WILL ADD MORE PHOTOS HERE LATER ….

I AM OFF TO RICHMOND TODAY ON A TOP SECRET MISSION…OF WHICH I WILL TELL YOU MORE SOON…VERY SOON…BUT FEEL FREE TO TRY TO GUESS…HINT…RICHMOND…XOXOXO

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN…AND DAVE….AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TOO….!!!XOXOXO

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