Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Faucet Facination

Sometimes I think we get into a design rut and stick with what is tried and true or always done. SO BORING!!! Just imagine what we could create if we took the time to search and explore! Let's take a simple bathroom faucet for example. Here is a typical bathroom faucet. Now this isn't anything to get all giddy over, is it?Now look at these faucets... Wall mounted Funky shape Wall mounted and traditional
Funky and functional

Practical and coolSnake-likeNeed some water?Give your water a little ride
Cool shape and color
Funky and interesting traditional and sophisticated
Here's some colorful fun. I'm sure those of you with kids can already imagine that your kids will delight in these colorful faucet displays
I like the idea of a different color every time
Amazing aren't they!! Now a few of these are probably a little pricey but I bet with a little more research we could find a similar look that wouldn't necessarily break the bank. And think every time and I mean EVERY time you wash your hands or brush your teeth when you turn this water producing machine it will make you smile! Now that is what we should be focusing on when we design our homes, finding a reason to appreciate and smile! Even at the simply maybe unassuming things that we are surrounded with. I love design!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Round Window Love

I think a round window can add a great architectural element to any space. This kitchen is to die for!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Layered Caribbean Chicken Salad

  • 3 cups Shredded Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 cups Cubed Cooked Chicken
  • 8 ounces, weight (2 Cups) Shredded Reduced-fat Colby-Jack Cheese, Divided
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Can) Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1-½ cup Diced Peeled Ripe Fresh Mango
  • ½ cups Chopped Seeded Italian Plum Tomatoes (1-2 Medium)
  • ½ cups Thinly Sliced Green Onions½ cups Cashews
  • 2 containers (6 Oz. Each) 99% Fat Free Piña Colada Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons (up To 4 Tablespoons) Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Caribbean Jerk Seasoning

In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate while making the salad. In a 3-4 quart clear glass serving bowl, layer salad ingredients in the following order: shredded lettuce. chicken, 1 cup shredded cheese, black beans, mango, tomatoes, remaining 1 cup shredded cheese and green onions. Spoon half of the dressing evenly over the salad; sprinkle cashews over the top. Serve the remaining dressing on the side. Makes 4-6 servings. Found on

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Indoor Place for Plants

I love plants and pots by a window. It looks so crisp and summery and lovely. And I bet is smells good too!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Clean white and bright cobalt blue. AMAZINGHuge bay window, stainless steel appliances, huge island, fantastic lighting. A cook's dream kitchen and a designers dream space!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Like Things To Be Pretty

I like having my binders of ideas and such to look pretty. I have this cookbook/binder that my mom put together for me when I went to college. I've sense added to it and it's in this boring black binder. So today I got a cool clear blinder and made this fun cover. I think it will be funner (yes I said funner!) to cook now or it will at least be prettier to look at. Here are some other fun binders I have.For quotes and ideas and things I just LOVE.
For all my fun design ideas!!
A client's binder

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dream Big or Go Home

I wish big houses didn't cost so much money. I love the cedar shingles and big windows.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Something to Work On

I've been super sick all week, and sense the only thing I really feel like doing besides sleep and TV is meandering around on the Internet I came across this checklist of things to do to make your love last. I like it. I hope you do too.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sunshine and Windows

So open and light.
Refreshing and calming. What a view! Bright and clean.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Few Things

I like these mirrors
Fun turquoise island
I love this huge photo

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Welcoming Door

I love this red gate door. It seems like the wrapping on a present, just a glimpse of the goodness that is behind it!
I've been slacking on my blog posts, life is crazy and I guess it's like that saying, “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” So my blog suffers because my life is so good! I will however try to get a few posts a week on here.