Thursday, April 17, 2014

{thursdays take two | lazy hair day}

Today's Take Two comes from the blog "Honey Living" The post if from June 20,2012 but we think it will come in super useful for this summer. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Love the hair inspiration!

Lazy Hair Day"With the heat the way it's expected to be today, there is nothing to do but put your hair up and leave your neck free to breathe what air is available. loving these braids as inspiration."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{within works | elevator lobbies galore}

Good morning! Happy Wednesday!
Today we wanted to share with you a remodel that we are currently working on for a large office building in Tucson. We have been hired by a large corporation to remodel all 17 elevator lobbies as well as their public restrooms on each floor. Here are some of the inspiration images that we shared with our clients. We cannot wait to show you the finished results!

Our goal was to create a refined, sophisticated, and warm contemporary interior for the elevator lobbies. We are going to recreate this look by combining crisp white walls, brown laminate elevator door surrounds, new taupe/gray blue carpet and taupe/gray blue porcelain tile on the floor. It's going to be fabulous!
Stay tuned!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{to sigh for | the lightest face cream ever}

Hello it's Florencia again! I'm here to share with you my latest obsession in moisturizers! I recently was introduced to DDF Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew...they had me at "dew". I got mine through Birchbox, but I'm sure you can find it online as well. I've mentioned before the I live in the desert and it gets really dry here. I have a bad habit of layering on the moisturizer and then having this "cake" feel all day. Well hold on to your sombreros because this amazingness is the lightest moisturizer yet! I have acne prone skin, and I can vouch that this product will not break you out. 
DDF® Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew
Here are my bonus points:

  • lightweight
  • "dew" like feel
  • oil-free
  • aloe vera
  • vitamins A, C, and E
  • grapeseed extract
  • fragrance-free
It's currently sold out, but you can get on a wait list for it. I guarantee it's worth it!
Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 14, 2014

{within-spiration | 4 bathroom backsplashes}

Don't you get overwhelmed with all of the options out there for backsplash design? We definitely do! So we picked 4 of our current favorite designs to share with you. From left to right, here are our current faves:
1. Penny rounds or hexagon minis
2. Chevron pattern with larger tiles
3. Straight stacked stone 2x4
4. Classic 1x1 glass with monochromatic color

One thing to notice is the use of grout. Think how different #1 and #2 would look if the grouts used were flipped. 

Do you have a favorite?

Friday, April 11, 2014

{simply sweet | happy birthday florencia}

Today's simply sweet post is dedicated to our principal, Florencia DeRoussel! Happy Sweet Birthday! Enjoy your fabulous day!

Photo thanks to The Gingham Owl.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{thursdays take two | house of turquoise}

Today's blog share comes from House of Turquoise. I hope you enjoy these fantastic photos as much as we did! Below you will find three posts from this fabulous blogger! Enjoy!


North Island Seychelles

I love when the internet rabbit hole sucks me and I discover something amazing like this! These incredible images were taken by John Locke and Jackie Caradonio of Lion in Oil of a super-luxe private island resort in the Seychelles called North Island. (Apparently it's where Will and Kate went on their honeymoon!) Above is Villa 11–known as Villa North Island, and at 5,000 sq ft it's the largest of the eleven handcrafted beachfront villas on the island. Absolutely amazing, right??? That deck!!! *sigh*

The above photos are enough to leave me dreaming for days, but below are even more photos of North Island Seychelles so you can get an even better picture! To see even more and to read all about this unbelievable vacation destination, head here!

Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!


R.M. Buck Builders

What is it about the Lowcountry?! I cannot get enough of the houses there! This Seabrook Island, South Carolina stunner was built by the family firm R.M. Buck Builders and photographed by Holger Obenaus. It's so light and spacious with a beautiful blend of light and dark woods, natural textures and soothing sea-inspired colors! The great room is particularly gorgeous, don't you think?? I am loving the rug in the dining room too! See more the home here, as well as more projects from R.M. Buck Builders here!

Have a great weekend! :)

Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!


Rachel Reider Interiors

It's a given that a home designed by Boston-based Rachel Reider Interiors is going to be fresh and colorful, but this Rhode Island beach house photographed by Michael Partenio and styled by Stacy Kunstel kicks it up a notch! I can't even begin to tell you guys how much I love this one! From the sea-inspired backplash to the always-fabSara chandelier, this entire oceanfront home is carefree, vibrant and fun! I love that the master suite tones things down a little though–it makes for such a relaxing space! Pick up the March issue of Coastal Living to read all about this incredible home, and visit Rachel Reider Interiors for more photos of this and other equally as amazing spaces!

Let me know if you have any source questions on this one, I have the list!
Backsplash - Stone & Pewter Accents
Kitchen pendants - Visual Comfort 
Chandelier and custom sconces - Canopy Designs
White cocktail table - Oly Studio
Bedding - Matouk
Kitchen, dining and living room walls - Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
Cabinets, ceiling, sunroom - Benjamin Moore White Dove

Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!
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