Friday, September 30, 2016

A designer's chic and charming Texas farmhouse!

When designer Bailey McCarthy is not spending her time in Houston designing pretty bedding or updating her popular blog, Peppermint Bliss during the weekdays, she is at Bellville with her family in their charming Victorian farmhouse during the weekends. Decorated with entertaining and hospitality in mind, she incorporated six guest beds, a renovated trailer and a fire pit in their weekend home. Intrigued? Let's take a look at her effortlessly chic and charming farmhouse, shall we?

Photo credit: Lesley Unruh

Reflecting a collected yet refined country chic vibe, this farmhouse looks truly fresh and unique. Every room is filled with lots of delightful pieces no matter where you look. The dark classic kitchen and airy dining room are particularly my favorites. Such a layered and inspiring home, what's not to like? Are you a fan of country chic style as well? What are you mostly drawn to? Your thoughts?

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Energize your space with this vibrant, delightful classic double gourd shape lamp! Available in 10 custom color combinations.

This glamorous gilded tiered lotus lamp is absolutely swoon-worthy! I would put this beautiful lamp in a living room or a bedroom to make a chic design statement.

Love this gorgeous modern, industrial inspired pendant! I would use this delightful pendant in a dining room or kitchen. Perfect for a rustic farmhouse or a modern, industrial setting.

Transform your home instantly with this beautiful and timeless lantern! Available in antique silver as well.

Exuding style, luxury and timelessness, this stunning chandelier is perfect for those looking for a touch of glam for their homes.

This sleek and stylish wall sconce is the perfect mix of modern and vintage. I would use it as a pair to highlight a beautiful artwork or a modern mirror. Available in bronze as well.

Make a huge design statement in your foyer, living room, bedroom or a bathroom with this gorgeous, glamorous mirror!

This stunning Chinese Chippendale mirror will add some 'wow factor' in your home. Place it on your foyer, living room, dining room, bedroom or bathroom to add some Asian flair. Available in white as well!

Inject some style and beauty in your home with this handsome cowhide rug! Available in two other patterns as well!

Animal prints are the new neutral and this classic pattern couldn't be a more perfect fit for a chic, glamorous abode!

Create instant style and "wow factor" in your space with this gorgeous, decorative pagoda shelves etagere. Such a perfect piece to display your precious personal collection! Available in white as well.

Don't forget to check out Shades of Lights to explore more exciting lighting and gorgeous home goods!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Favorite room of the week!

I can't get my eyes off this gorgeous library! The contrast between the tufted beige linen sofa and the dark navy built-in bookshelves are simply marvelous, drawing your eye to the lovely details of the beautiful sofa. I really like how the stylish acrylic and brass coffee table and the fabulous geometric rug are visually "lighter" to balance the heftiness of the darker bookcase. A chic, cozy and thoughtfully designed room space with great styling and delightful accessories, what's not to love? Are you inspired by this room as well? 

Three fun weekend hobbies you should consider!

Weekends can be an excellent time for relaxing and having fun, but sometimes it really feels like that time has passed in a haze, and that not much has been achieved. That is where a hobby can really come into play. When you consider that according to the Office Of National Statistics, in 2009 and 10, almost 9 in 10 (89%) adults aged 16 and over in England watched television in their spare time- which is all time that can be spent in a much more productive and fun way. You spend your weekdays slumping on your sofa after work, do not do the same during your time off too!

So how should you spend that time? Here are a few ideas to get you started: 


Gardening is a really relaxing way to spend your time, and it is beneficial for your health too. Not only will it get you outside, in the fresh air, soaking up the sun, it will also help to lower your blood pressure, increase your brain activity, and keep you much happier. Not only that, but gardening is something that can be enjoyed by everyone- no matter what your age or lifestyle is. There is absolutely no reason that you cannot give it a go. 

Sometimes it is nice to slow down and take stock of life, and gardening is an excellent way to do that. 


Knitting is another activity that is often overlooked for a hobby, but can be a whole lot of fun. This is a hobby that you can take up alone, or in a group. There are often knitting groups in all areas, so you should be able to find one that is not too far away from where you live, helping you to widen your social circle at the same time. 

Not only is knitting also good for your mental and physical health, it can give you an amazing sense of pride when you have created something for yourself or one of your friends or family members. It is inexpensive too, for example the knit pro knitting needles offered by The Aussie Co are just one range that is very reasonably priced. This particular company offers a large range of knitting needles in various materials, and in different styles too ensuring that your needs will be met. 


People are often intimidated by the prospect of taking up photography- even if it is something that they really want to do. But all you need to do to get started is a camera and some enthusiasm. Curb your fears by reminding yourself that you are only doing this as a hobby, and the pictures you take only need to be for you.

Depending on your budget, you can experiment with all kinds of different cameras, accessories, and photography styles. By starting this new hobby, you never know what you are going to unleash inside yourself. You will find your creative spark, and it might make you see the world a whole lot differently.

So now that you have seen other ways in which you can be spending your precious days off work, so why not get started now and see what a different it will make to you. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cool designer alert- Jessica Bradley!

Introducing Atlanta-based designer, Jessica Bradley. With a penchant for creating traditional rooms with a fresh feel, her work exudes a sense of timelessness and elegance all at once. Without further ado, let's check out her gorgeous portfolio, shall we?

Jessica Bradley

I am swooning over her beautiful portfolio! There's a sense of warmth, tranquility and elegance in all the rooms she creates, don't you think? I really love her wonderful, classic approach to design, what about you? Are you drawn to her timeless interiors as well?

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