October 26, 2013

... and Baby Makes Three!

She's here... A few weeks early, healthy & so super sweet! Our little girl's name is Lilly, and we feel so lucky to have her in our life :) She arrived last weekend. We are now all home, settling in to our new life and routine. Feeling better everyday, we are enjoying spending time with Lilly, appreciating all the text, emails and house visits from friends and family!!

I will be taking a little time off from blogging - I think - so please bare with me, as I learn to balance everything! 

Natasha & Lilly

Image NHH for the Northern Light Blog

October 17, 2013

(Thursday) Morning Java

Clean & Simple start to the day!! - Reminding me to dig out my French Press and enjoy, not only the coffee, but the clean lines of the press, the aroma of coffee brewing, the yummy color of the coffee .... 

Hope you have a great start to the day!!

Image vis Pinterest

October 16, 2013

Pretty Table Top Inspiration

I just received my daily Domaine Home Inspirational Newsletter, and while there are days I just don't have the time to click through, today was different...

These pretty images were from Lindsay Lohan & Kathryn Irelands project, featured briefly on The Million Dollar Decorators, where KI was decorating LL's home, but prior to us seeing the reveal, LL ended up in a car accident... and we never got to see the finished project. Well, check out this link, and you can see what was created. I remember from the few episodes, that I really liked LL's home! The light & the vibe, but the interiors were awful ... LOL! 

Meanwhile, these table top images were what stood out to me, love the eclectic feel, the colors and the casual vibe of outdoor entertaining! 


Images via Domaine Home

October 14, 2013

(Garden) Baby Shower

Yesterday I was the lucky recipient of a beautiful baby shower! The weather was perfect, the setting couldn't have been better (as you can see above), and the friends that put it all together are amazing!! 

Thank you!

Image NHH for the Northern Light Blog

October 13, 2013

The Nursery

The time has come, after many, many requests from friends and family near and far, to please share Baby L's room decor with everyone... So here we go, these are the elements of the room; When I have a quiet moment, I will take some actual images of the Nursery. 
It was my intention to do an all white nursery with pops of Coral, absolutely no pink! I was even considering blue... Turns out there really is not a whole lot of Coral baby stuff out there, at least not while I was trying to get this together, in between client projects. I found some super pretty fabrics on my travels, but that just meant that I would have to have everything custom made... and that's was not happening! 

SO, Hot Pink it was, all the while still sticking to the "All White" and I am happy with the outcome!

We registered for this Pink Hearts Crib Skirt and Blanket from Land of Nod, and was lucky to receive it quite early on, it set the tone, and I think it's darling!!

A comfortable chair is a must, I hear! I selected this Wing Back Chair from RH baby & child, it glides / rocks & swivels, has a slipcover, so it's easy to wash. It's one of the first things that arrived, and I just LOVE it, so comfortable.... well, ask me in a month or so, if I still think so... ;)

Got to be comfortable and spill proof, so this leather pouf just had to come home with me... I have always been wanting one, and this was my chance! + the added benefit; no hard corners and the right height for Baby L to climb :)

The dresser / changing table... Long story short; This was a VERY nice Baby Shower gift from two Clients, however, the price for these things are crazy - and I am in the business - sooooo, I found a floor model, in a not so pretty cream-ish yellow color with round wood "country" knobs. Needless to say, not what I had in mind, but the slightly modern lines of the dresser legs spoke to me, so I sent the dresser to my furniture re-finisher, who finished it in High Gloss White, and now I LOVE how it looks.

These Glass Knobs I had put on the dresser, rather than the round wood ones it came with...

For a little bit of the unexpected, I found a similar Antique Elephant Garden Stool, she is so darling and she makes me smile... (Our Elephant is White all over, has a broken trunk that has been reattached - part of the charm - and where this one has blue flowers, ours has pink flowers.) My husband on the other hand, after carrying it ever so carefully up to the room, was not so happy with my purchase to say the least... "You spent what ?" & "We need an Elephant ?? Really ?" is what comes to mind. Now that it's all together, I think he gets it, but would never tell me ;)

We were in desperate need of a light fixture, and just picked up the Floor Lamp version of this lamp. I chose to show you this one, as I really like the lines and detail... the all white, with the "brass" hardware and Black & White Fabric cord.

As for Art... I am awaiting a large piece back from the frame shop. A very similar image of a white orchid, only it's hot pink inside. I selected an 8 ply matte (thick) and about 4" wide, with a High Gloss White simple modern gallery frame. Can't hardly wait to see it done!!

Many years ago we purchased a series of color photographs, all white roses while on vacation in New England. I had them re-framed with white mattes and white frames, but have not hung them in the room yet. Have not hung any of the art yet for that matter...

The Crib...
We were the lucky recipients of a crib that has been with my husbands family, similar to this one, right down to the color... yep, not happening! As you have probably picked up on... White is the theme, so off to the re-finisher it went, came back High Gloss White, and now it's no longer the Ugly Duckling, it's super pretty!! It's one of those beds that turn into a toddler bed, and a twin bed later on, so I didn't mind spending the extra monies on having it sprayed! 

It's been interesting getting this Nursery together, playing with both High & Low priced items, resisting the urge to go crazy, working with different styles (I know... we got everything under the moon here, but it actually works!!), and trying to make it "ours", trying to find some unique items that will have staying power, not just buying "the room" and calling it a day. Trust me, there were times when I was just going to order everything from Serena & Lily, cute as it is, and call it a day...

I will post images of the actual room at a later date, so come back and check in!

Resources and Links below:

Crib Bedding, Pink Hearts - Land of Nod
Wingback Swivel Glider w/ Slipcover, White Cotton - RH Baby & Child
Moroccan Leather Pouf, White - RH Baby & Child
Dresser, Refinished in High Gloss White - Young America via Bellini - No Longer Available
Antique Elephant Garden Stool - No Longer Available
Floor Lamp, White, Ranarp - IKEA
Orchid Photograph, Similar, Custom Frame - Art Addiction
Crib, Hand-Me-Down, Similar - Target

October 11, 2013

Friday Craving!!

... completely unrelated images and I am totally dreaming...  
This weekend I would go to this Dinner Party, and I would be wearing these amazing Camilla Skovgaard heels!!  (Psssttttt.... they are on SALE )

Looks like a Fab way to start the weekend, don't you think??


Image #1 via Northern Light Design on Pinterest, Loving Plum Board, Image #2 via Taigan

October 8, 2013

New on the Virtual Newsstand...

Don't you just love it when you get a reminder in your inbox, about the release of one of the virtual shelter magazines...? Especially when we all have hundreds of TV options, and nothing to watch.

Well, the new matchbook, October 2013, issue is out, and while I have not read the entire magazine yet, I did read the great editorial on Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus of One Kings Lane. Super interesting!!!

Happy reading :)

Image #1 cover via FB, Image #2 via matchbook magazine

October 4, 2013


Makes for a beautiful start to the weekend!


Image via The Boathouse on Instagram

October 3, 2013

Guess who's Baaack??

Domino Magazine is back!! 
In print and on-line, in every form imaginable... new Quarterly Print issues, new Website with shopping at your finger tips, on Pinterest, on Facebook & Twitter! Plus.... 
Currently an Instagram campaign is in the works, looks fun!

This is truly one of the most exciting news stories this week (Trust me, here in The States it's been slim pickings this week, to say the least!) So, I just wanted to share with all of you, in case you have been living under a rock... LOL! 

Oh, and by the way... Michelle Adams, formerly of Lonny, is the new Editor in Chief! 

Always love a good vignette, so I just threw these in for "good luck", perhaps they will entice you to check out the website...


Image #1 via domino on FB, Image #2 & #3 via the domino website

October 2, 2013

Orange Crush

Today... just a few simple words!

... and a few colorful flowers to brighten your day!

Happy Tuesday!

Images via pve

October 1, 2013

New on the Virtual Newsstand... Vol. II

Yep... another virtual magazine to keep you up to date! The New October / November issue of adore home is here.

They have been busy visiting the (US) West Coast, with features on Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Fransisco. Where to stay, what to eat & where to shop. 

So... go have a little fun, read up on all the places and spaces you must see :)


Images via adore home

New on the Virtual Newsstand... Vol. I

Brand new Lonny Magazine just landed on the Virtual Newsstand today... 
Full of pops of color and good ideas, with a modern vibe throughout the magazine.

As a bit of a departure from the rest of what is featured, I found the editorial on page 90 - 119, Hudson By Hand, to be the most interesting. A full on renovation, 8 years in the making of an old farm. A most beautiful job has been done, restoring and bringing back to life a simpler way of living. If you have any interest in seeing the before images, they can be found here.


Image #1 via Lonny on FB, Image #2 via Lonny Mag
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