December 24, 2014

Birthday Celebration

Is anyone even still following along with this blog?? 

If you are still out there, you are in for a treat today :) Not only did I decide to come out from the shadows, but you will be served up a few super pretty images of a Birthday Celebration for a one year old! - nope, not Lilly's, but Eva's… I don't know Eva, but she sure is darling :)  I came upon these images after I researched a dress by Coco and Ginger of Bali, and you know how the internet swallows you up sometimes…

Tee Pee perfection if you are a one year old, I suppose, but I was drawn to the "water colored" balloons! Don't they look fun? The feathers below were hand painted for the occasion, and wait to you see what they were used for…

I mean, really… such cuteness, love the feather inspired cookies!

And a Dream Catcher! The theme was soo well executed, I can feel the boho vibe of this miniature birthday party, right through the images!!

Eva is not only adorable, but she was very lucky to have such a beautiful and girly birthday party, as her first. It set's the tone for what is expected going forward, does it not?? :)

If you still follow along, Thank You so much, obviously it has been slim pickings this year! I find that it has been really difficult to find the time… being a FT mom, and working PT, there simply have not been enough hours in the day, so something had to give, I am sorry to say. I do post a lot to Instagram, so if you care to follow along there, this is the link. I will try to do better in 2015!

Hope you have had a fantastic year!!


Images via a_little_stylish and thecakethateateparis, both in IG

July 17, 2014

White Beauty

I have always loved bougainvillea, to me they are synonymous with Summer & Sun, though the ones I have been drawn to have been hot pink or magenta… 

Now… well, look at these white versions in all their glory, how pretty are they???

Happy summer, y'all!

Images via Northern Light Design on Pinterest

July 6, 2014

Nectar and Stone; Sweet Edible Art

I'm totally smitten!! … and when I am done with this post, so will you be, no doubt about it!!

Everyday I am treated to an amazing, delicious-in-every-way photo from nectar and stone, via my Instagram… I study each image; I can almost taste the chocolate and the cake, imagine the sugar jewels in my hand, smell the scent of the flowers… an absolutely beautiful experience, for all the senses!!

The designer in me, is loving everything about this picture…LOL! I mean, paint chips for color inspiration!! Think about this for a minute. Perfect for a pulled together party, color coordinated desserts, does it get any better??? :)

Mini cupcakes with the most luscious colored frosting…

Yes, Please, I will take a box of those!! I mean, really, so tasteful and elegant! Even the amount of a few sprinkles and chocolate shavings. Perfection!!

The macaroons… so delicate, love the color coordinated "drizzle". The devil is in the detail for sure.

Chocolate "anything" goes over well in my book, how pretty are these miniature cupcakes? 
I'm thinking baby shower…

Edible gold, such a pretty little detail.

... I mean, really? Are you drooling yet?? The complete attention to detail, in every sense of the word! Nectar and Stone have figured out how to stand out, how to please all the senses, in one amazing moment!!

If you would like to see dessert Designer Carline's full website, it can be found here. I love to follow her Instagram page - all the sweet goodness, without all the calories - and there is a Facebook page as well.

Bon Appetit ,

All images via nectar and stone website & IG page.

June 6, 2014

Nursery Cuteness! Vol. II

I know, I know, Too cute for words, right?

Came across this little  "Nursery Made for a Future Fashionista" story over on the Domaine website. I just had to share!

We have all - I think - at one point or another been trying to figure out how to incorporate these baby Animal Portraits into our lives - they are all so cute - and what better way than in a Nursery??

What do you think of the soft blue, painted, trim work?? (It's Arctic Blue #2050-60 from Benjamin Moore). 
I think it is so fresh and pretty, totally balances out the feminine wallpaper, and makes this room even more light and pretty!!

Should you want more product info, such as this cool wallpaper, head on over to Domaine.


All images via Domaine

New on the Virtual Newsstand...

Keeping it Short & Simple today. Few new Magazines on the Virtual Newsstand for you to check out…

Rue magazine makes me want to redo everything on my back patio, if only I could get rid of the mosquitos… This looks great, and I really like the dark market umbrella!!

… and then there is Matchbook magazine, with the coolest little story on Emily Henderson… LOVE her and her sunny and fun style :)

Happy Friday Reading!!

Image #1 via rue, Image #2 via Matchbook

May 30, 2014

Tropical Trend Watch

So, as it stands right now I "don't get out much"… That is, I do get to the park and an occasional visit to the mall from time to time, but with a baby, most of my shopping these days happens on the internet… well, research at least ;)

I - like so many of you - love Instagram, and I have found so many new resources (read; adorable Etsy shops) and from time to time while the baby is napping, I find myself getting lost looking at beautiful pictures from near and far. One trend that I have spotted (see, I do still pay attention) is that of big tropical leaves. Ok, so maybe you won't see me in a bikini this year, but if I were to pick one, this would be it! Did I mention it's a bargain?

… and if you are looking for the trend in a miniature version, I would select this Dolce & Gabbana dress and bloomers, I think is's so cute and kinda retro, but in a cool way.

… personally, I am trying NOT to hit the Sold Button for this D&G dress for baby Lilly! So, So cute, but really, how many dresses can one girl have, let alone in this caliber?? 

If you think this trend is cool, but would rather keep it inside, here is a fun PJ from India Hicks.

Happy Weekend, y'all!

Image #1 via Target, Image #2 & #3 via Barneys

May 21, 2014

Still here...

So it's not like I am trying to avoid everyone, it's just that I can't seem to find the time to properly blog at the moment! I have tons of ideas, lots of interesting spaces to show you, and millions of baby pictures. However, I am trying very hard to be true to the Interior Design "theme", and not overwhelm you with Mommy & Me pics :) - trust me, there are tons of inspiration there - but should you feel a need to have a peek at those, I do share a few on Instagram, so feel free to follow along there!

Thank you for hanging in there with me :)
Hope your week is amazing!!


Photo credit Rob Domjen via theboathousebb

May 7, 2014

Table Top Done Right

Many of you probably are probably just as guilty as I am, when it comes to Instagram…
I think we forget to read sometimes, just get carried away looking at pretty pictures, but when I came across this amazingly beautiful image on The Zoe Report on IG, I just had to go and read the article :)

I would love to sit here for a Mother's Day Tea Party, wouldn't you??? I am totally loving the dark table; Raw, matte and such an amazing backdrop for the Bohemian / English Garden floral arrangements. The Chintz napkins lend whimsy, the earthenware plates and "thrown together" look makes it all look very casual, yet this is one of the most stylish table tops I have seen in a long while!!

This party has a lot more to it! 
Check out all the resources here, and many more pictures from the event!


All images via The Zoe Report, Photography by Yayo Ahumada

April 27, 2014

Garden sculptures...

Ok, so I know this is a controversial subject for some… Immediately I think windmills and garden gnomes, and I'm totally turned off! NO, thank you, not happening!! … then I came across these images on Pinterest, and all of a sudden I am thinking "cool".
I guess once the plants have grown full and the sculpture is weathered and a sufficient layer of moss has started to grow, I could be convinced that this is an interesting look ;)

- and then I came across this pretty lady in a clients garden, tucked under a massive fern, by the back door, making an otherwise boring back entrance a place where you actually don't mind walking in and out. If done right, this totally works!!!


Image #1 & #2 via Pinterest, Image #3 NHH for the Northern Light Blog

April 24, 2014

Nursery Cuteness! Vol. I

Have you heard? Rikshaw Design has launched a Nursery line, and its amazing! 
… I guess it was in the works, while baby Lilly was also "in the works"  ;)

Having a baby girl automatically has me tuned into the pinks and girly colors, while otherwise I tend to go for the cooler colors. These bohemian prints all mixed together are just so pretty and fun, now I want to buy everything!!

I have been wanting this patchwork elephant in the worst way, he is just so darn cute, and now he is FINALLY available for purchase (here).

Take a peek for yourself, surely you will come away with something great!!


All images via Rikshaw Design

April 18, 2014

The Color Purple

I am so inspired by this super pretty jewel box of a home, featured on the Domaine Website today. If you look closely, the shell of this Southern Charmer, is neutral - white and beige - and then all the yummy color has been layered in, in the form of accessories.

Should you want to see more images and read about the home owner, check here, she happens to be an Interior Designer, so… "no wonder", right?

I love that she went for it, committed to the color, chose a slightly bohemian / Moroccan vibe and just "did it"!


All images via Domaine

Happy Easter!

I do realize my blog posts have been far and few in between, but if you are still out there, checking in from time to time… Thank you!

Happy Easter!


Northern Light Design is on Instagram as well, and at the moment I am much more active there, so come follow along!

Image via The Boat House

April 2, 2014

One more… to Adore

It's here… the new Adore Magazine, Perth edition! Lots of color and cheerfulness to brighten anyones day :)


Image via Adore on FB
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