Blue and White · Design · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors · Pink

Blue and White With Pink

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I focus today on the color pink and highlight how pretty it looks when paired with blue and white. Pale pink and pale blue looks soft and feminine: Pink and blue adds a Palm Beach feel when used poolside:   Shelley Johnstone Design via Pinterest Navy and hot pink is…… Continue reading Blue and White With Pink

Cake Design · Flowers · Inspiration · Weddings

Artistic Creations of a Flower and Cake Designer

On Instagram, I came across the extraordinary account of Natasja Sadi, a woman in Amsterdam who formerly was a wedding dress designer and more recently has become an accomplished cake maker.  She creates sugar flowers, for cake decoration, that one would swear are real flowers. In addition, as a hobby, she creates real flower arrangements that look…… Continue reading Artistic Creations of a Flower and Cake Designer

Design · Flowers · Home Tour · Inspiration · Interiors · Recipe

Friday Finds 2•9•18

Happy Friday! I hope you are all staying warm. Here are this week’s finds: Absolutely loved this Connecticut home designed by Ashley Whittaker in the latest House Beautiful.   I enjoyed perusing designer Sarah Bartholomew’s picks on Chairish.   One of my favorite desert recipes that is perfect for Valentine’s Day (it’s quick, easy, and decadently delicious, and…… Continue reading Friday Finds 2•9•18

Design · Flowers · Gift Ideas · Holidays · Inspiration

Planting Bulbs for the Holidays

Among my favorite gifts to give and to receive during the holidays are Amaryllis and Paperwhite Narcissus bulbs.  I enjoy watching the bulbs grow into plants and flower in a matter of weeks. Thanksgiving week is when I traditionally plant bulbs indoors for the holiday season.  I usually plant a mix of amaryllis and paperwhite…… Continue reading Planting Bulbs for the Holidays

Blue and White · Fall Decorating · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors

Fall Decorating with Blue and White

Although it still feels like mid-summer in Chicago, I have been starting to think about fall decorating.  I have been seeing many pretty autumn ideas that incorporate blue and white elements. Here are some ways that you can use blue and white in your fall decor. Outside: Place a pot of mums in a blue…… Continue reading Fall Decorating with Blue and White