Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday Words~

 "Imagination is everything.  
It is the preview of life's coming attractions."  
                                                                -Albert Einstein

Bed Swing- Perfection!

Creativity Is
Taking Risks
Breaking Rules
Making Mistakes
                                           -Mary Lou Cook
 Have you taken creative risks? I'd love to here :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Organized Entry~

Love this! the rustic wood, looks like it could be a DIY project
love the kids pictures w/ their own nooks
wood ceiling/slate floor~picture this in a winter/ ski home
curved paneled ceiling/ wood floor detail

I'm smitten for a barn door
built in cabinets/ amazing floor

french door/ horizontal stripes!

While watching the Oscars the other night I was also on a Pinterest binge!  My eye was drawn to all these beautifully organized mud rooms!   I feel, as of late, I've been so messy! I've just been dropping all my stuff as I come home on the kitchen bench.  It's so hard with the winter boots, big coat, bags and OK- laziness, its not pretty!   I can't help but dream of my own mud room some day, that will look as good as these do!   


Monday, February 25, 2013

Splash of Color

I popped into Home Goods the other day and was loving all the bright colors!  It so made me want Spring to be here!  Some great items to liven up your space with a no-guilt price tag!

Blue, Red, Orange what color will invigorate your space, add a Soft, Bright throw!

ikat slipper chair, what a great chair for a color splash in a any room   

This indoor/outdoor rug in my favorite colors! why didn't I buy you :(
This basket is made out of recycled newspaper-Amazing!

So perfect for organizing, toys, a large plant.. the uses are endless
Love this parsons chair w/ nail head trim, they had 4, so cute for a kitchen table or desk chair

Happy words~
Hope your weekend was good and the week ahead is even better!!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Inspiring Designer~ Kelly Wearstler

Her designs are Fresh, Bold and Fearless!  While her looks are not always my taste, she is a design genius in her own right.  Are you a fan?!

The beautiful Mom at home with her two boys

Kelly Wearstler's iconic Trellis Wallpaper

Loving it in a hallway!
Her amazing LA backyard

Stripes!!! This room may give me vertigo.
Whist at Viceory in Santa Monica, I would love to have a drink here!  Even better to stay at the Luxury Hotel, it's Stunning!!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Window shopping~

On my recent trip to Florida, I spent an afternoon visiting the great shops and restaurant on & around 5th Ave. in Naples.  What's better then shopping and having cocktails mid day in the sun, I cant think of much!!  My absolute favorite store was, "St Tropez Home"! 

The shops window, had me at Hello!

I wanted to take this Table home! &  Rope base lamp, for my summer home- that will exist one day :)!

They offer an amazing lantern selection

I have a slight obsession with natural coral, so beautiful!

How great would that rope nautical wallpaper look in a small bathroom in a cape house~Love!
Unfortunately, I have this syndrome of liking the most expensive item in any store, whether it's in T.J. Maxx, or a high end boutique it never fails.  So I wasn't that surprised when I liked a glass and bamboo tray, that would have been perfect for my coffee table ottoman, but the $1,725.- price tag was out of my budget!! Really, people pay that price! 

 My next stop was The "Island Company",  the Caribbean music they play just pulled me right in!  This store has that true island feel, love the casual clothes / decor and the company's motto is spot on.......

(sorry for the dark old iPhone pics, via Belle Design)


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lovely Day!

Whether you love to hate this day or love everything about this day, I want to send the love to, "Thank You" for taking the time out of your busy day to visit Belle Design each day! It means so much to me!!  I hope you feel the love today!

Belle Design loves...
Art~ Love poster by Made By Girl
one of my favorite blogs to visit!

colorful wildflower bouquet

 Yummy cupcakes, by "Sweet Cupcakes" in Boston

 perfect red nails/ gold watch / teal bubble necklace
Delicious seafood Fra Diavolow/ a glass of Pinot Noir
 Relaxing on a sunny beach!

 Happy Valentines Day!!

XO  Liz

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday Words~

Sorry I've been MIA, hope everyone survived the Blizzard!  I was in Florida on vacation which was extended thanks to Nemo.  It was so nice to be in the beautiful 80+ degree weather, but after ten days it truly is, "Good To Be Home"! 

 Have a Happy Wednesday!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Inspiring Designer~ Mary McDonald

If you love watching Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo, as I do, you know Mary McDonald.  She is the most relatable designer to me, she is witty, genuine and willing to take design chances.  I also love the indecisiveness she shows, even second guessing herself on her own home design choices and the occasionally client~designer compatibility.  I often feel the same way, I believe it's the Libra in me!  See why I'm a fan.....

As a designer, I find I always want to recreate my spaces to refresh, inspire and keep the design juices flowing!  If you have the design bug, you know what I mean!!

~Mary McDonald's home ever changing style~ What look do you prefer?

Mary's Kitchen before

Her new Ikat kitchen

Mary's previous office look

New simpler office style
Mary McDonald and Nathan Turner designing a green & white party, they know me so well! :)))

Check back for my post on Inspiring Designer~Nathan Turner, he's such a cutie!
Love her style you can see more, with Mary McDonald prints for Schumacher,  and her line of lamps by Robert Abbey!
(images via Mary McDonald, Veranda, Pinterest, Bravo) 
~ Liz

Friday, February 1, 2013

Go Red!!

 Today is National wear Red Day! 

Fight against heart disease, help the awareness and strut your best red!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!