Plants & Pretties // Outdoor Lounge

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For most of us, the winter months drag on with not much sunlight and we easily over consume every carbohydrate we see to help with hibernation. Growing up in Michigan, I know a thing or two about a lack of vitamin D and serious craving for summer days during these dreary days.  Today’s post if for all of you summer craving individuals that need a fresh new look for the upcoming warm weather.  How incredible are these handwoven hammocks and hanging seats made from a family of artisans in Masaya, Nicaragua?  I was searching the web for my company BASH Event Design and came across Veronica Colindres.  She is a california native but moved to her parents homeland where her family has traditionally gained its income from creating beautiful Hammocks. Both her parents, siblings and herself are involved in the process, carefully putting together each hammock by hand.

Check out Vernoica Colindras product line on Etsy!

My Pin Boards // Cute Bakery/Pattisseries

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This months pin board is dedicated to some of the most well designed bakeries in color and overall ambiance.  Your more than welcome to Pin the board and share with you friends for inspiration! See below for my insights on the exterior and interior design: 

Peggy Porschcen: London
Photography:Georgia Glynn Smith
I absolutely love the color palette used for this bakery in London!  I am always looking for creative ways to incorporate great design with great color choice. This is a useful example for all of my followers! I love the rustic wood flooring and the off white paint used through out the space.  The colors of the actual cupcakes and cakes are what make the overall ambiance of the space come together perfectly.  The blend of light pinks, tans, and off whites make this a very harmonious space!

Laduree Patisserie: Paris, France
The mint green is used magnificently in this European Bakery.  I love how the boxes on the back shelves embark that same mint green color with pops of light purple, and deep purples.  The use of color in this bakery really has a “WOW” effect on anyone who enters the space.  The crown molding in a beautiful off white really brings the space all together.  This is a great example of an exterior really setting you up for an even more spectacular interior.

Back In The Day Bakery: Savannah, Ga
The use of pink and aqua makes for a fun flirtatious look.  I love the use of gold in the details with the chandelier depicting glass flowers.  You could get this look easily by bringing in furniture pieces in a light pink and aqua and bringing in the same gold through hardware and chandeliers.

Sweet Mandy B’s: Chicago, IL
Many Saturday mornings I found myself getting a sweet treat and coffee at this bakery in the Chicago neighborhood, Lincoln Park.  The yellow exterior always brought a smile to my face on the most dreary of Chicago days.  The bakery is hard to miss with its statement yellow and light pink features as you walk by.  I loved the use of turquoise on the banners above the windows that brought the color scheme, overall signage, and concept together.  There cupcakes are “TO DIE” (Amazing)!  I do have to say…I know sprinkles Cupcakes are delicious, but Sweet Mandy B’s are a grand competitor to Sprinkles.

Other Images shown:
Patisserie Morlaix: Paris, France Photography by Larry Myhre
Chocolate boutique, LES MARQUIS DE LADURÉE:  Paris, France
Banquette with Gold glassware: Photography by Wren & Field Photography

Cool Product: Up In The Air Somewhere By Susan Dwyer

 

UP IN THE AIR SOMEWHERE

I am always looking for inspiring artists to captivate my readers.  I am blown away with these adorable ceramics and housewares by artist Susan Dwyer.  Shop her collection on Etsy!

Plants & Pretties

plants and pretties diva on a dime interiors

 

 

1. Pebble Planter

2.Macrame Plant Hanger

3. Copper Patina Planter

4. Birch Bark Candle

5. Outdoor Melati Hanging Chair

Bed Linens by HAY

pretty bedding diva on a dime interiorsHow adorbs is this unique bed linen?  You can check it out at HAY