Monday, May 20, 2019

Inside a gorgeous globally-inspired Miami apartment!

When Brazilian designer Sig Bergamin is hired to transformed a luxurious, 7,500-square-foot Miami apartment for a longtime client, he looked to the sea for inspirations. With a keen eye for unexpected pieces and lively patterns, he transformed this vacation home into a globally inspired abode! Let's check out this stunning transformation, shall we?

Photo credit: Björn Wallander

Coastal accents, coral stone walls, vintage textiles, bone inlay pieces, bespoke tiles, latticework and contemporary artwork are some of the elements used to transform this home. Rich, beautifully layered and sophisticated, this apartment exudes style, elegance and timelessness. I am a huge fan of this global inspired abode, how about you, my lovelies? Any thoughts?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Inside a light-filled Ontario home with a boho eclectic style!

This beautiful light-filled vacation home in Ontario Prince Edward County belongs to real estate agents couple Rebecca and Steven Keyzers. To style their home, the design enthusiast homeowners mixed midcentury-style items with rustic, Scandi and contemporary pieces. The results? An abode boasting with style and personality! Let's check it out!

Photo credit: Kristan Keltanen

Such a lovely home! Thanks to a mix of patterns, contemporary lighting, a gallery wall and lots of interesting textures, this home exudes style and modern comfort. The combination of cold metallic elements and warm natural accents create a wonderful contrast and an interesting dynamic. Layered, stylish with a boho eclectic twist, what's not to love about this personality-packed dwelling? Your thoughts?

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

Photo credit: The Happy Housie

Today is the day to celebrate all wonderful, loving and hardworking moms! Hope your special day is filled with smiles, laughter and lots of love!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Inside designer Meg Braff's vibrant and layered Long Island home!

This gorgeous 60s-era home in Locust Valley, Long Island belongs to designer Meg Braff that she shares with her husband and four sons. With the help from architect Laura Casale, this ranch is transformed into a spacious two-story family home. See how designer Meg Braff injects style, color and vibrancy into her new home, shall we? 

Photo credit: Annie Schlechter

What do you think of this stunning home? Although her decorating style is not everyone's cup of tea, I find her fearless use of bold colors, patterns and textiles truly inspirational. A lot can go wrong with that much colors and patterns but I think she pulled it off with ease, thanks to her keen sense of style. Her abode simply exudes a feminine, layered, global chic vibe that I find to be quite charming and delightful. What are your thoughts? Are you drawn to this vibrant home as much as I do?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An unconventional modern rustic mountain house in North Carolina!

This four-bedroom mountain house with a lakefront view in Cashiers, North Carolina belongs to an Atlanta family. To transform their home into a weekend retreat, the homeowners hired interior designed Courtney Giles to give it a more youthful feel. The results? An unconventional mountain home with a modern twist! Let's check it out, shall we?

Photo credit: Jean Allsopp

What a gorgeous home! Thanks to a great blend of rustic and modern elements, this mountain home feels effortlessly fresh, warm and charming. The wide wood flooring, reclaimed wood ceilings, stone fireplaces and shiplap walls not only create warmth, they also provide visual interest. The bright and airy two-story living room, the cozy dining nook, the beautiful boys' room and the inviting back porch are especially my favorites. Do you have a favorite room or element from this tour as well? I would love to know! Don't forget to check out the stunning views here!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Engagement Ring Mistakes That Almost Every Guy Makes!

This post is provided by Will Bail.

Buying the perfect engagement ring is not an easy task; after all, you are buying a ring that is meant to capture the essence you share with your beloved. 

That is a big task that may feel overwhelming, which could be the reason some people make mistakes when looking for that perfect ring. The following are some of the most common mistakes made and what you can do to avoid them.

Size Is Not Everything

One mistake some engagement ring buyers make is concentrating only on the size of the diamond. Perhaps movies or shows have made it easy to believe that the diamond's size is all that matters, but that is not the case. 

For example, did you know that the diamond's cut ensures that the stone glistens beautifully, as the experts at Michael Arthur point out. 

Customization Works

Some people think the best thing to do is to simply buy a classic ring that is not unique. This is done to avoid the trouble of customizing your own, but that is not a good idea.

Your love is unique and so should your ring be. Now, it is important to admit that you are not a ring maker, so it is best to customize your engagement ring with the help of a designer to create something unique but cohesive. 

Going At It Alone

Others make the mistake of thinking the best way to shop for an engagement ring is to do it alone. The idea behind this mistake is believing you know best or thinking that it is more romantic if you go through this entire process on your own. 

Be humble and accept that your beloved has friends and family members who may know something you do not. Go ahead and reach out to them, and use their suggestions to formulate the best engagement ring idea you can come up with. 

Overlooking Comfort

Do not concentrate just on the overall look of the ring. Pay attention to the ring's comfort level. Keep in mind that your beloved is going to be wearing this ring a lot if not all the time. This means the ring should not only fit well but feel comfortable. 

There are a number of things to look for, like if the ring is made using only hypoallegernic nickle-free metals. It might also be a good idea to ensure that the engagement ring is designed with a quilted exterior that is there to make the ring more breathable.

These are just some of the things you can consider as you make your purchase. Of course, there are other things, such as making sure you do not purchase the ring from a store that did not source their diamonds ethically.

This is done through the Kimberly Process Certification system that is attempting to fight blood diamond mining. The chances are high that your beloved is going to love the ring if you avoid some of these mistakes.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Inside a serene and sophisticated seaside getaway!

This Mediterranean Revival-style oceanfront property on Georgia's Sea Island belongs to a couple with three college-age daughters. With the help from architect Thad Truett and long time collaborator designer Suzanne Kasler, the couple's dream home is transformed into a serene seaside getaway. Let's take a look, shall we?

Photo credit: Simon Upton

Isn't this home absolutely gorgeous? I really like how the designer uses a classic approach with a dose of modern elements for a fresh and updated vibe. The beautiful yet subtle architecture details adds another layer of visual interest in each room. Fresh, sophisticated and timeless, there is so much inspirations to take away from this tranquil seaside getaway, don't you think? What are your thoughts?