Atlanta’s Designer Showhouse Tour

Take a peak in this beautiful Atlanta Designer Showhouse.

Take the House Tour

Have a great weekend!  Happy Mother’s Day!

Jessica

 

 

Custom Built Home Tour

Hello all, hope this blog post finds you doing well and enjoying the beautiful October weather.

I’ve been in South Carolina now for about two months waiting on my husband to finish up his training in Oregon.  While here I’ve  enjoyed checking out a few sites in the area.   It’s no surprise, Charleston is still my favorite, the city is full of historic homes and sites.  If you’ve never been you need to add Charleston to your list of things to do.

While checking out the area I found a building company owned by Richard Jackson.   The company is Jackson Built Custom Homes it’s based in Daniel Island, South Carolina.  This builder has amazing taste, the homes are beautiful down to the smallest detail.  Their website has home tours that leave you wanting to see more.  I am not affiliated with this company in any way, but just thought I would share one of their house tours.  Click on the pictures for more details and contact information.

This screened in porch with fireplace has to be my favorite along with the kitchen.  A great room for watching a little Alabama football.

I think most women have a dream kitchen, this one is pretty close to mine.  The white cabinetry with Carrara marble and three windows centered over the sink, overlooking the back yard are amazing.  The copper hood, the cabinetry, the ceiling details, the beams, all show what wonderful craftsmanship this company puts into their homes.

 This butler’s pantry has an abundant amount of storage that will eliminate any clutter in your kitchen.

The dining and living area are open to one another.  The neutral color palette is timeless and not to mention great when decorating for the holidays.

The built-ins and molding are beautiful, I can just see a fire burning and my Christmas tree sitting in the corner.

Hope you enjoyed taking a tour of this beautiful Jackson Built Custom Home.  If you are ever in the Charleston area check them out.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Jessica

Provence, France

If you are looking for a dream vacation across the pond I’ve found a few stunning rental properties that might suit your fancy.  Take a peak and get your passports ready.

This lovely home is in the heart of the Alpilles of Provence, Le Grand Mas .  The six bedroom home will run you about 1,100 euros or $1,400 per night. The home is minimally decorated allowing the architecture and views to speak for themselves in Provence’s most highly sought after region.  This provencal house of old stone, surrounded by a great pool house and gardens, is just a short walk away from the center of Saint Remy de Provence. It stands in a flourishing and manicured park of olive trees and roses. The sublimely decorated home boasts modern amenities and gorgeous scenery.

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Provence is most famous for its striking, fragrant lavender fields which bloom in early summer.  Other notable destinations include the Roman city of Arles, the city of Avignon with its famous medieval bridge, the Pont d’Avignon, and Les Baux de Provence, a fortified hilltop village.  On the coast of Provence you’ll find the fishing village of Cassis, where you can take a boat tour of the harbor.  Further west you’ll find Marseille, France’s oldest city and an important trading port throughout history.

Amphitheatre – Arles France

Avignon’s famous medieval bridge

 Cassis, France

The next home is equally beautiful, the main house offers great views of the Massif d’Etoiles. Guests have access to most of the estate including the tennis court, swimming pool, gardens and olive groves.  The house sleeps 12 and runs  about $2,000 per night.

Hope you have enjoyed taking a little peek at the lovely Provence.  The homes shown above have clickable links for more pictures and details about the properties.

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Jessica

 

Girl’s Dorm Room Ideas

Last week was all about the young men in our lives,  this week it’s the girls turn.  Decorating your daughter’s dorm or first apartment can run into a lot of money.  There are many different creatives ways to decorate her room on a budget.  Check out a few of these great ideas,  all the pictures below have clickable links for ordering details.

via  www.dormify.com  In keeping with same theme as last week, I thought I would start with this cute pillow as  sweet reminder.  This pillow is priced at $59.00.

via  www.pinterest.com  Last week you may have noticed I am loving the tapestries and this week is no different.  This picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.  The way they have hung this tapestry over the bed it almost feels like cloud, a very inexpensive way to decorate your daughter’s room with a big impact. Any light weight fabric ,for example a flag or scarf would work.

via  www.flickr.com  I have used this picture before in a another post, but I love the way this small tapestry is hung from the ceiling.  This is simply hung by each corner and could removed without any difficulty.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  This tapestry is so versatile you can use it over the bed as pictured above, as a room divider, a bedspread, or on any wall as a focal point.  Measurements of this tapestry – length: 84″ – height: 100″ and priced at $44.00

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  If pinks and florals are not your daughters cup of tea, how about a woven cotton tapestry finished with a pretty Parisian view?  Perfect for topping your bed, couch, wall or favorite chair, and doubles as a beach or picnic blanket, too!  Priced at $69.00.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Versatile metal table that doubles as a TV tray. Finished with handle cutouts for no-fuss portability.  Available in multiple colors. Priced at $39.99.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  This lovely rug is vegan, measuring  3X5 and id priced at  $159.

via  www.landofnod.com  This lovely green campaign desk has two solid wood drawers that provide plenty of storage and its brass colored drawer pulls and corner accents give it a refined touch. Plus, it’s available in multiple bold colors that’ll stand out in any room.  Measurements 40.25″Wx22.25″Dx30.25″H.  Priced at $339.15.

via www.amazon.com  No assembly required, sturdy acrylic chair is perfect for a small desk space is priced at $76.  Armchair also available for $97.

via www.target.com  This gully gold hue and ombre design, it works with a wide range of home décor. Pair it with the lamp shade of your choice to achieve just the look you want.  Priced at $42.48.

pink shadevia  www.target.com  This shade is $12.99 and would look great with the ombre lamp above.

via www.target.com This black shade with silver lining is another option for the ombre lamp, priced at $19.99.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Deck the walls with this extra long double roll of self-adhesive, vinyl-coated wallpaper topped with an eye-catching, modern design. These easy-to-apply sheets are sure to update any room. Best of all, this wallpaper is easy to remove and reapply, so you can change your walls as you change your mind! Instruction included. Enough wallpaper to cover 56 square feet.  Priced at $98.00

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Removable wallpaper to update any space! Easy to apply and easy to remove, this innovative peel + stick decal-like wallpaper is topped with a vibrant Indian-inspired print. Perfect for dorms, apartments and the indecisive.   Priced at $68.00 per roll, great for all my fellow Bama fans, and would look great with black and white accents.

via www.dormify.com    Design that sticks. There’s a reason why wall decals are one of the hottest trends in interior design—it’s because they’re chic, easy to apply and really breathe life and color into a space.  Dormify.com has several different options to suit your style.  This one comes in a variety of colors and is priced at $60.00.

via  www.tradingphrases.com  These vinyl decals are easy to apply to any clean smooth surface and can be used on walls, wood, glass, tile, furniture, floors, windows – the possibilities are endless. Your graphic will last indefinitely if you wish, or you can simply remove it when you are ready for a change.  Available in 63 different colors and styles.   These decals are priced at $69.99.

zebravia  www.target.com  Every girl needs a little animal print. This pillow from Target is very reasonably priced at $23.99.

via www.landofnod.com  This pillow paired with the Eiffel Tower tapestry above would make a cute combination.  Priced at $19.00.

via  www.target.com  Cheetah flock print pillow is priced at $19.99.  This black and white pattern will work with any color scheme.

via  www.target.com  $24.99  This Mudhut™ Handwoven Toss Pillow (18×18″) comes in multiple colors and patterns.  Priced at $24.99.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Geometric terrarium fitted in a sturdy metal frame, priced at $44.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com   Love phone bike mount for mapping out routes on our smart phone and for pumping up the volume on our MP3 player during long rides.   This super-easy-to-install device securely fastens to any bike’s handlebars and allows for adjustable viewing angles.  Perfect gift for your college student, priced at $16.00.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Cool shower curtain with beautiful bright accent colors to liven up a boring bath.  Priced at $89.00.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Romantic Floral Scarf Shower Curtain is another favorite, priced at $44.

Hope you have enjoyed this blog post and can use a few of these ideas when you’re decorating your daughter’s space.  Whether you have a teenager still at home or she’s moving out into her first apartment this post will help you find a few cute on trend goodies that she will love.  Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

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Jessica

Teen Girls Room

Teen Girls Room

This color scheme is bold and the style is eclectic.  Perfect for your daughter’s first apartment or dorm.  More than likely she will be sharing space with one or more girls and there will be a mix of  many different colors and styles.  The items listed vary in price but are to give you an idea of how easy it can be to mix styles and colors.

NuLOOM pink area rug
burkedecor.com

Bed accessory
dormify.com

Rosato abstract wall art
$325 – zanui.com.au

NLXL scrap wood wallpaper
$330 – design55online.co.uk

Zebra home decor
wisteria.com

Laura Ashley green stripe wallpaper
$45 – lauraashley.com

LSA International glass home decor
$23 – occa-home.co.uk

Nailhead trim ottoman
allmodern.com

Boy’s College Dorm/ Apartment Ideas

The time has come to send your precious one off to college,  you want to create a nice cozy apartment or dorm without breaking the bank.  I’ve shopped around for a few affordable, yet very cool ideas to make his space a home.  I started with the guys apartment/ dorm because we all know they are difficult to shop for and the options are more limited than with the girls.  The majority of this blog post was found at Urban Outfitters,  check out their site for more ideas.

via  www.fab.com  This is the cutest and an absolute must for the boys, a perfect daily reminder!

via  www.brookstone.com  This Privacy Pop Bed Tent is designed to provide a snug fit over most common twin, twin XL, and full beds. The tent has zippered doors on both sides and plenty of room to move around. Mesh windows allow for airflow and light. An opening for cords allows cell phone or laptop users to charge and use electronics while in bed. When not in use, this bed cover folds flat and stows in a compact carrying bag, making it easy to store and travel with.  Prices start at $119.  This would also be ideal  if your roommate is a night owl or you just need some privacy.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com    Woven cotton tapestry topped with an image by photographer Laura Kicey. Perfect for topping a bed, couch, wall or favorite chair. Fits Full/Queen measuring 100″l, 84″w  Priced at $59.00  Urban Outfitters has several different cool tapestries depending on the theme you are looking for.  This is an affordable way to create a statement wall without using paint or wallpaper.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com    Another tapestry option, priced at $69.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  This tapestry would look over a bed, it’s priced at $59.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Notice how this tapestry is used as a room divider for additional privacy.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Cotton rug woven in a hypnotizing offset-stripe design.  I selected this bold yet neutral rug to go with the tapestry and wall decals.  Prices starting at $29-$89.

via  www.modcloth.com   This cardboard buck trophy-making kit by Cardboard Safari, which includes illustrated instructions and eight pieces of black corrugated cardboard, laser-cut and ready for you to assemble.   Priced at $29.99

via www.bedbathandbeyond.com   These Power Bed Risers raise beds 7″ off the floor to increase under-the-bed storage space.  One bed riser features twin 110-volt, 15-amp grounded power outlets, as well as twin USB 5-volt DC outlets with charging light for convenient charging of handheld devices.  There is a 6′  cord plugs into the nearest outlet.  Priced at $29.99.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Industrial-inspired pendant in caged metal, comes complete with a cord kit.  This pendant is a great option if you don’t have the floor or desktop space for a lamp.  Priced at $49.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  This is cute bedding for your young man, the pendants are a nice addition, see above picture for pendant details.  Bedding priced at $69 — $99.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Versatile metal side table that doubles as a TV tray.  Finished with handle cutouts for no-fuss portability.  Measurement are length: 14.8″- width: 14.8″- height: 14.8″.  Priced at $39 and comes in a variety of colors!

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com   This whimsy wall decal in repositionable vinyl – instantly adds a fun, rustic touch to any space. Perfect for sprucing up any dorm room.  Measures – Length: 16″- Height: 34″.  Priced at $18.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Measures- Length: 32″- Height: 48″ and priced at $62. This decal would look great paired with the antelope decal shown above or alone.  A perfect purchase for all you BAMA fans, it makes a grand statement!

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  This decal measures  length: 42″- height: 26″.  Priced at $26.00

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Cut down on clutter by hanging a few invisible bookshelves.  These measure 5.5″w, 7″d, 6.5″h  This powder coated steel shelf hides underneath stacks of books, giving them the apparent ability to float. Mounting hardware included.Holds up to 15lbs.  Priced at 2 for $25.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Hanging bike rack crafted from powder-coated steel.  Holds 1 bike (not included), ideal for small spaces, and an essential for your college student. Priced at $49.00.

via  http://tankscape.blogspot.ca   Add a cool fish to your sons room to make his space feel like home.

via  www.walmart.com  This simple, yet functional futon comes in multiple colors, with good reviews.  It would look great in any dorm or apartment.  Transform this lounger into a comfortable bed in minutes for overnight guests.  Priced at $99.

via  www.walmart.com  If the futon is not what you’re looking for, check out this 6′ media lounger.  Priced at $99.

 

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Priced at $54.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  This bath mat is priced at $24,  and would look great paired with the shower curtain shown above.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and it has given you a few ideas.  Please let me know if I can help you in any of your decorating needs.  Thank-you for following my blog, don’t forget to subscribe and share with your friends.  Have a great weekend!

Jessica

Seaside on Highway 30A

After checking out Alys Beach last week, next up is Seaside.  This community is known for its tin roofs, pastel paint and picket fences.  The cottages are strung along 80 acres on the Gulf of Mexico, located between Panama City and Destin.   Seaside is a pedestrian-scaled beach town with 423 residences, 42 specialty retail shops and 12 restaurants and eateries.  Established in 1981 by Robert and Daryl Davis.  Most of the homes are rentals listed below, the homes for sale start at around $1.5 million,  so start saving for your little slice of paradise.  Check out the links attached below to book your next vacation at the beautiful town of Seaside.

via  www.cottagerentalagency.com  This is a balcony shot, notice the lovely pastels and the lookout balconies on many of the homes.

via  www.flickr.com/photos/slicesof30a/5198593151/in/photostream  A sky view of the town center and shops.  On Fridays in the summer through late September they have movies under the stars on the Amphitheater Lawn.  So bring your blanket and lawn chairs out to enjoy these great films.

via  www.flickr.com/photos/bbordelonphotography/3001778510/lightbox/ The Coleman Pavilion.   Robert, the co-founder, envisioned the pavilions as open gateways to the ocean shared by everyone living and staying in Seaside. The beach pavilions mark the end of every street, beckoning beachgoers to play in the waves, build castles in the sand or relax in the sun. And after a long spell at the beach they stand ready to welcome them back in again.

via  www.vrbo.com/277572  Imagine watching the sunset from this porch with your closest friends or family.

via  www.cottagerentalagency.com  This one is perfection,  love everything about it!

via  rentals.cottagerentalagency.com    Southern charm around every corner.

via www.jennysteffens.blogspot.com

via  www.vrbo.com/362199  This home is equally beautiful on the inside, click the picture to view the interior.

via  www.ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.com  The homes range from small one bedroom cottages to houses that sleep multiple families.  This one is adorable.

via  http://rentals.cottagerentalagency.com/rentals/SeasideRentalsResults.aspx?UnitID=82&Page=0&bedrooms=3

via  www.rentals.cottagerentalagency.com/rentals/SeasideRentalsResults.aspx?UnitID=465&Page=0

via  http://rentals.cottagerentalagency.com  Most of the homes have a screened-in porch on the lower level and open air porches or balconies on the upper levels.

via  www.vrbo.com/362199

via http://rentals.cottagerentalagency.com/rentals/SeasideRentalsResults.aspx?UnitID=265&Page=0

via  www.30arealestateguide.com

via  http://rentals.cottagerentalagency.com/rentals/SeasideRentalsResults     This is a simple, traditional kitchen that is completely opposite the kitchen above it.  There are all style types to suit you and your family’s needs.

via http://rentals.cottagerentalagency.com

via  www.vrbo.com/277572

via  www.vrbo.com/583373   Adorable bunks for the kiddos, I’m partial to the patriotic gingham.

via  www.vrbo.com/356710

via  www.vrbo.com/557305

via  www.vrbo.com/583373

via  www.outsidetheboxseasidefl.com  This ultra-modern kitchen looks amazing.

via   www.vrbo.com/583373

via  www.vrbo.com/422939  Imagine this at sunset, not too shabby.

via  www.vrbo.com/422939  Every detail gorgeous!

via  www.vrbo.com/422939

via   www.seasidefl.com/real-estate/#top  This picture is from a one bedroom home that’s for sale,  check out the genius space planning.  It’s Beach Front Cottage 12 , 1BR/1BA ,  784 sq. ft.  priced at $1,595,000.
via  www.vrbo.com/259633  This would be a nice little getaway after a long day at the beach.

via  www.vrbo.com/259633  Such a sweet room for a group of little girls to feel like princesses.

via  www.outsidetheboxseasidefl.com

via  www.flickr.com

via  rentals.cottagerentalagency.com

via  www.vrbo.com/422939  Check out this private residence with a nice little heated lap pool.  Click the picture to view the interior and all this home has to offer, it’s amazing.

Hope you enjoyed this post and taking a peak into these beautiful beach homes.  Next time you’re in the area, take a ride down highway 30A and soak up the sites or better yet, rent one of these beauties.

Highway 30A Beach Beauties

The beautiful homes found on 30A inspired me put this blog post together.  Being from the south and having lived in the panhandle area for three plus years this highway of upscale communities is packed with sites and activities for your family to enjoy.   If you are not familiar with the area and are visiting Eglin AFB or Tyndal AFB, this is definitely a must for a road trip.  The shops and restaurants are extraordinary and the water is a beautiful crystal blue.  You will not be disappointed, Alys Beach first stop, beware of  eye candy overload.

Alys Beach is a new urban community that has joined Bermudan architecture with the gracious private courtyard living. The homes posted below are mostly rentals, click the picture for details.  There are a few available for purchase in the 1-8 million plus price range,  a girl can always dream! via  www.tutudivine.com via www.alysbeach.com via  www.alysbeach.com/amenities/caliza-pool via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/25-moongate-court via www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/223-north-somerset-street via www.pinterest.com via www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/251-north-somerset-street via www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/30-north-charles via www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/75-governors-court via www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/251-north-somerset-street via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/38-whitby via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/30-north-charles via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/49-governors-court via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/30-north-charles via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/100-north-charles via  www.vrbo.com/482496 via  www.alysbeach.com/rental-properties/84-nonesuch-way via www.alysbeach.com via  www.alysbeach.com/alys-beach-availabe-homes/c6-140-charles-street via  www.alysbeach.com/alys-beach-availabe-homes/f3-22-whitby-court via  www.alysbeach.com/alys-beach-availabe-homes/a1-16-seven-wells-court via  www.alysbeach.com/alys-beach-availabe-homes/f3-22-whitby-court via  www.alysbeach.com/alys-beach-availabe-homes/c6-140-charles-street Hope you have enjoyed taking a look at Alys Beach, if you are ever in the area stop by and take a stroll.  Next stop, the lovely Seaside community.  Thank-you for reading my blog, please share and pass along with your friends.  Have a great week! Jessica

Easy projects with big impact for your daughter’s room

Hi all, I’ve been away for a few weeks with family in Alabama.  Looks like we will be on the road for a while, final destination Okinawa, Japan in late October.  Looking forward to posting our travels.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer with family and friends.

Today’s post is about cute DIY ideas for your daughter’s room that will make a big statement.  The pictures below are one day projects you can do with your daughter without breaking the bank.  Hope they inspire you to get crafty with your daughter.   All the pictures below have clickable links, most with step-by-step instructions.  via www.hankandhunt.com  This idea would be cute in front of your daughters windows, above her headboard, or outlining her bed.  You could use your daughters favorite colors and change-up the sizes and shapes.via www.alltheluckintheworld.nl/blog/  Create this work of art with your daughter using her favorite mementoes  to hang over her bed. via www.pinterest.com   What a cute idea for a night-light, use your child’s name to personalize her space. via www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=4322062   The lights pictured above can be found at Lowe’s in various lengths. via www.mycakies.com/2014/02/a-heart-light/  This is the same concept as above with twinkle lights and simple wire formed to the desired shape. via www.pinterest.com/pin/76420524899658229/   These are made of tissue paper and would look great in a group of five or six hanging in a group at various heights. via www.honestlywtf.com

via  www.pinterest.com/pin/283234264034583607/

via www.brightnest.com  My daughter would love this over her headboard.  Simply a combination of the tulle fabric or tissue paper flowers and ribbons tied to a curtain rod.via www.pillowthought.com  This is an easy was to add color and interest to a room, nursery, or special occasion party.

via www.somewhere-in-the-middle.com   Cute idea, using the inner ring of a sewing loom and ribbon.

Hope you all enjoyed the post, have a wonderful weekend!  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and share with your friends!

Jessica

Glamorous Girls Room

What little girl wouldn’t love to sleep under canopy every night?   A canopy could be used in a shared bedroom to give each child a sense of  privacy. You may decide to use one of these ideas to create a reading nook in your daughter’s bedroom.  There are so many cute DIY options for your little princess.  Try personalizing your daughter’s room with a canopy by using her favorite colors, perfect if you’re in a rental. Most of the pictures below are simple curtain rods that are not too difficult to install, simply  hang from the ceiling.   The canopies chosen can easily be completed on a budget.   Here are a few simple ideas for your darling that she is sure to love.

via  www.shelterinteriordesign.blogspot.com

via www.younghouselove.com

via www.highstreetmarket.blogspot.com

via  www.flickr.com/photos/8230585@N06/3267877180/in/pool-dominomag. This is my favorite and the most simple to install.  A cute scarf, flag, or a light weight fabric tacked to the ceiling adds drama to any bedroom, young or not so young.

101244589.jpg.rendition.largestvia www.bhg.com

via www.littlemothdesign.blogspot.com

via www.pinterest.com

This simple curtain hardware is $4.97 at Lowe’s.

This is another option for hardware from Target, $16.99 – $23.59.  Just remember when purchasing hardware to mount from the ceiling it must have a ring to hold the rod secure.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it has inspired you to get creative.  Thank-you for following and please share with your friends.

Jessica

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