It's hard to believe that 2013 is already over. I took a break from blogging in the beginning of the year and relaunched LDB in June with an overwhelming response and incredible support from all of you. The last month has been hectic and that can be seen in my lack of posts during the last couple weeks. Instead of the post I had planned showcasing New Years Eve Party ideas I decided to share some of my favourite spaces, design elements, fashion and food with you accompanied by brief descriptions. In the new year look out for my New Years Resolutions post as well as a lot more fashion and food and of course my first love, design. Thank you all for your support this year and lots of love ***
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Often when asked what my design aesthetic is or taste in fashion I find it hard to give a definitive answer as I can appreciate many different design styles or periods and the same applies for fashion. While I'm more inclined to rely on the basics ( see post here ), sometimes the GLAM factor is necessary. I love the simplicity of this all black outfit but the fabulous belt and cuffs add just the right amount of shiny to elevate the look. The same can be said for the table setting, coffee press and watch below. See more of my fashion picks at the bottom of the post and click the links to shop the look. Happy Friday and lots of love ***
Christmas is here and while I've been trying hard to avoid the inevitable Christmas posts about decor or Gift Guides I cannot help myself. Below are some of my picks and their sources including a modern and classic take on holiday decor, a cute holiday cutter set, trendy diy ornaments and chic gift wrap ideas.
Stunning Gold and Glam Christmas Decor Via Elements of Style. See more here
This year my blog has seen quite a change with the undeniable presence of Christmas. The change is reflective of my newfound excitement for Christmas and for those of you that know me well know this sounds strange! Christmas day will be here in two weeks and while I still think the actual day is anti-climatic I have given in to the season and started decorating yesterday, better late than never! I do not have a traditional Christmas tree but am on the hunt for branches, driftwood or even a palm tree that I can put a creative coastal Christmas spin on.
I personally cannot believe December is here already and in less than three weeks it will be Christmas Day. I am a little behind on decorating, in fact I haven't even started yet but it was hard for me not to be inspired when I visited the Archers Hall Design Centre in Speightstown. The historic building dating back to the 1700's is not only filled with its beautiful and unique furniture pieces and accessories but at this time of year is overflowing with a fabulous collection of both traditional and contemporary Christmas decorations and stunning decorated Christmas trees.
I came across this blue and white coastal beach house interior on one of my favourite interior design blogs, House of Turquoise a few weeks ago and filed it on my desktop for inspiration. This show home in a coastal community in Northwest Florida was decorated by Bella Beach Home and in my opinion is just as a coastal cottage in Florida should look. The colour scheme, comfortable and textural furniture pieces and even accessories make for a laid back yet polished space.