Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guest Post: Design StILes!!!


This is definitely not the first time I have gushed about Irene on the pages of All Things Bright and Beautiful...this girl has such an amazing and bold style and I just love every second of it! I think she actually liked that I scheduled this on Cinco de Mayo...it fits, because there is never a dull moment with this one! (c;


Hi all readers Bright and Beautiful! Aubrey is way sweet to have asked me to participate in this fun feature. Love her blog and love that she totally gets me.

This whole making our home our own has been quite the process. We've completely remodeled two bathrooms, laundry room and replaced our kitchen floors (it never ends), but I think it's the bits of personality that have made our home feel more us.

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One of the very first things we did when we moved into our house was paint our front door turquoise. I think this was done even before we were finished unpacking. I feel this expresses to our guests that we don't take ourseleves too seriously and, well, aren't afraid of color. You can totally see me in the reflection. Whoops. Oh, and my little flamingo is pretty fun too.

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All the credit on this one goes to The Husband. I kill plants and here he is with a burgeoning garden. Here you got yourself some basil. The day we did a walk through of our house, he was like, This space will be perfect for a garden. I had held hands with him dozens of times and never did I notice a green thumb. Thanks to him we have our own mini farmers' market.

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Color, pattern, vintage finds. Our home would feel blah without said elements.

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All the light fixtures were so generic and one by one I've been switching them out. This one from our laundry room is my current favorite.

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And I can't leave here without mentioning my dogs. Our home would not feel complete without them. We got Bams (over on the right) four months after we moved in and he made coming home that much more exciting. He needed a friend, so that's when we got Nora. Here they are waiting for us to come in. For now, these are my babies.

Holy cuteness, fabulousness, and creativeness...

I *die*.

'Nuff said.

Thanks so much for being here, Irene! You're a rockstar.

You can check out more of her rockstar ways on her blog, Design Stiles...

Up tomorrow to finish up the Series:

Jane from Modern Jane!

20 comments:

Things That Sparkle said...

Irene's home is stunning beautious!! Love every single bit. And loved getting to see some new peeks today. And those pups, I die!!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love the door and the light fixture in the laundry room. The pups are adorable too.

Jenna Lee said...

The laundry room light fixture is my favorite too! Its awesome! What a cool light...Simple but beautiful

http://jennaleelac.blogspot.com/

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Seriously swooning over that turqoise door!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Irene is awesome. Love her home! That door is awesome.

Cat said...

Making your home your home can be tricky and quite the decorating/remodeling journey!

Love your turquoise door...what a lovely sight to come home to each day {and such a pleasent color to greet visiting guests with!}

xx Cat brideblu

Diana Mieczan said...

Im totally in love with the turquoise doors and the amazing mirrors:) Wish you a lovely day, kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Sima Gilady jewelry GIVEAWAY today!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, another new blog to love. I know I'll like her because anyone who paints her front door turquoise is a friend of mine!

Kristine - A Graceful Home said...

The turquoise front door is so fun! Love this series! Off to check out her blog!

Angel @ | 77inspire | said...

Uhhhh that turquoise door...amazing. Now i want a turquoise door.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I need that door in my life. I really do.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Love her turquoise door, I'm headed off to check her out. You just introduced me to another blog, that's two this week!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm just so tickled pink that everyone is enjoying this series so much...Everyone that I ask to participate are people that I think have fantastic homes and style that I *LOVE* so it makes me happy to know that you all love it too! Irene, you are the bomb.com. Thanks so much for guesting!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

And this just in: Irene's turquoise door is awesome. That is all.

Bud and Leo said...

Loving that door!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I'm in love with her front door (and the puppies-so cute!)

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Hi Aubrey!!! Lovely blog you have and I'm really digging the guest series! I love the pillows and that lamp shade is fabulous. Those pups, J'adorable!!!

Thanks for stopping by walkswithBella.

newest follower! - Tamra

hi-d said...

I like her style! She does a great job of combining vintage with bold colors...

Julip Made said...

Couldn't agree more with you Irene about... well everything... but the dogs in particular and yes its a dog person thing, but it's true!

designstiles said...

Thanks so much Aubrey. Sorry I've been MIA. Will be back and at it on Monday.