Archive for April, 2010

life’s a beach

April 23, 2010

Having a lovely time here in Vero Beach.  Sunny, eighty degrees and my skin is hydrated. Yeah!  I’m supposed to be relaxing but you can’t take the real estate agent out of me.  My Dad and I have been discussing the market since I got here and I love it!  We took a drive in a charming area near the Rio Mar golf club.  Giant mangrove trees drape a cross the streets, all the homes were painted beautiful colors you could only get away with at the beach and they had crunchy gravels driveways. Ah! I wish I could hop on a beach cruiser and never leave. Here are a few home I think could work. Happy weekend!

There was yellow, peach, pink but his was my favorite color with a hunter green door. This home is listed at $649,000 with 3 bedroom 3 baths pool. Not bad.

This house is a little bit more expensive $1.9 million to be exact. It's on a road called Painted Bunting Lane. Hmmm. interesting

I could totally get into this backyard, Vodka tonic anyone?

Love this little cottage. Ha! $1,895,000

And this for $1,995,000

We're going up $2.1 million

Not sure this is the kitchen of a $2.1 million dollar home but I like wallpaper and the butcher block counters

$1,495,000 for this yellow honey.

I have to admit this was a my favorite I'm a sucker for a fixer upper $799,000.

New from Nate

April 22, 2010

Nate Burkus just launched his new line for HSN and there are some real goodies!  Check out some of my favs.

Decorative stripe and velvet pillow set $29.95

Chevron stripe rug $29.99- $399

4 piece water-color bedding set $114.95

Herringbone throw $29.95

Vintage ring hurricane $34.95

$99 or this fun metallic pouf unfortunately it's sold out!

before and after

April 21, 2010

I love this before and after I found via Design Sponge by Katyo of The Green Door.  Embrace the old, make it work, you don’t need to tear it all out to make it look better.  This is yet another example of that and Ah! I just love this.  I personally have a blue and a pink bath circa 1950something and didn’t even come close to what Katyo has done here.  This bath is fun and fabulous!

tuesday’s find

April 20, 2010

WOW. Have you been there yet?  It’s that new orange sign you see at the exit of I-25 and County Line Road.  The “WOW” stands for weekend overstock warehouse.  It’s only open Friday, Saturday and Sundays and when you walk in there is an army of knowledgable yet commission driven sales force.  I managed to slip past a few so I could explore without pressure.  Ha!  They have accessories stacked warehouse style on metal shelves as you walk in.  Then it opens up to two stories of wall to wall furniture, with a big mattress and rug area in the back.  Keep in mind there was a lot of cheesy goods but I did manage to find some pretty pieces at a great prices.  Worth the trip if you are looking for something specific I’m sure they’ve got it!

I was drooling over these driftwood lamps. $249


Here is another lamp I loved. I couldn't get a great shot without getting some ladies backside in there too. But it was a huge arching silver lamp. Perfect for a loft. $1589

Wish I had somewhere to put this chair $349

Upholstered queen bed $589

Dresser $1289

Club Chair $589

Small leather chair $599

Club Chair $899

club chair $599

This chair was killer and it was one of six around a round dining table.($899) (again couldn't take a picture as some had parked it at the table????)

View from 2nd floor

standing tall

April 19, 2010

Here are a few of my favorite standing lamps.  Enjoy!

It's going to take a big room to handle this XXL lamp. But isn't it fun?

Much more interesting than your standard pharmacy lamp.

Typically I'm not a fan of brass but there is something just beautiful about this one

I like this lamp it has some presence without being to big and solid

Simple sleek and affordable

This is so pretty it could stand all on its own.

Last but not least! A fun one from Straydog Designs. I love the oversized finial and graphic shade

1)serien slant 2) jielde floor lamp 3) biblioteque floor lamp 4) Chance brown lamp 5) Metal floor lamp 6) Solaria lamp 7) Royal master light 8) Oopsy daisy floor lamp