5.13.2011

Making the Switch...

I am trying to make the switch...
For some time I've tried to continue a lifestyle blog + my shop blog, Modern Palm. I am finally trying to simplify and am going to consolidate and continue my lifestyle + shop blog all in one: Modern Palm Blog. Please make the switch with me! Don't forget to change your blogrolls, subscriber lists, and/or save that link and visit me there. I so appreciate your visits and hope you'll visit often at Modern Palm. Thanks!
Today I'll be sharing what's in my makeup bag...
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5.10.2011

Stacey Kent: Raconte- Moi


I am a fan of Stacey Kent's music and am adoring her latest 
French album: Raconte-Moi.
Her voice is so clear and soothing and her music just makes me happy.

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Porch Planters


I have had a hard time finding the right planters for my porch. 
Just couldn't find the right size, style, and color all in one. So, I finally went to 
the Homey-D (Home Depot) and purchased the size and style I wanted,
then conveniently went to the paint section and selected a fun, bight yellow spray paint 
and adapted the planters to what I wanted.  
I'm happy with the bright, summery statement that they make. 
I still need to add flowers, but am waiting for the weather to cooperate.

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5.06.2011

Striped Walls in Mudroom: Gray + White


It finally happened! I have wanted horizontal stripes for quite some time now, 
I just couldn't decide exactly where... hall, bedroom, or mudroom?
It ended up in the mudroom and I'm so excited. Every time I pass through our mudroom,
I have a smile on my face. The stripes just make me happy.

**The organizer above is from IKEA and holds the socks and shoes for my 4 kids. 
They each get a baskets for socks and one for shoes.  
For us, it's hard enough to get out the door even with this organizer, 
but it just simplifies the process a little more. Anything helps, right? ;)

***The random cabinet door on the wall is our hidden organizer.
When we built our home, I had them do a cut-out to put in a cork board 
so we could have our messy papers hidden: 
our calender and all our papers from dance, gymnastics, piano, baseball, etc.
Right now, I'm tempted to paint it with that chalkboard paint so it can be a chalkboard/message board too...


 
Everything is almost complete... 
I just need to find the perfect mudroom rug-- 
with my track history this could take awhile...
I want something funky, bright & the perfect color to hide dirt since it is in a mudroom.
I also need to hang something, possibly hooks, on the wall above the bench.
But for now, I'm super happy.
We did a little more painting... so more photos later! 

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5.05.2011

Coastal Cookies


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Now, on these cookies...
Today I wrote about these cookies over on MODERN PALM'S blog
How darling are these cookies? 
Are you surprised that I'm obsessed with these coastal cookies & cookie cutters? Probably not. ;)
Can you imagine a fun picnic on the beach and pulling these out for dessert? Insta-hit!
Or, a summer BBQ, party, or luncheon? Simply darhlin'!
Yummy Sugar Cookie +  fun coastal design + bright frosting =  perfect cookie!

Recipe is found here
photos from here
Cookie cutters from here

5.02.2011

A Royal Room


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Hope everyone had a lovely royal weekend! 
I didn't watch the entire wedding, but I was able to see bits and clips.  
I was so tempted to have a little "tea party" and watch with friends, however, 
I was a bit preoccupied with another special occasion of my own... 
my 8-year-old son was baptized and we had family and friends over for the occasion.  
I was able to squeeze in a Royal movie, though, and finally watched The King's Speech
Have you seen it? I really enjoyed the movie and thought the acting was fantastic. 
I always love a good historical film.
I was trying to explain all the excitement and significance over the Royal wedding 
 to my kiddos, when I realized how neat it REALLY is... 
there is something really historically amazing about  how far back the Royal blood line goes and how Great Britain has held on to the tradition of Royalty. 
I love these photos and think they capture the excitement 
that the British must feel.


4.29.2011

Bon Appetit & Some Exciting News!


in a Mother's Day Gift Guide.
Check it out here! 
There are some great ideas in their gift guide, but the best gift idea is this apron! 
Modern Palm has a great selection of aprons and tea towels to match.
Thanks  for including us Bon Appetit!

4.28.2011

Weekend Highlights


Hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend!
I'm grateful that we had a little snippet of good weather so at least the
kids could hunt for eggs outside. 


My sweet nephew had a superhero party and since then, 
J Boy has been a superhero non-stop! 
He even had to wear it for the Easter egg hunt. We have to call him Superman and 
he has saved us quite a bit. I love how he stays in character while dressed up. 
Adorable.

  
After years of thinking about getting chickens, we finally did! 
Just in time for Easter. The kids have already had fun taking
care of them and holding them.


4.22.2011

Know a Deserving Mom?

 
It's that special time of year to celebrate all the wonderful moms in the world! 
Mothers Day is around the corner (May 8th), 
and Modern Palm is here to help you give 
a wonderful, thoughtful, and unique gift...
Just the perfect way to say "thank you," "love you," and/or "rock on!"

Who is that deserving mom in your life? 
you, your mom, your mother-in-law, sister, friend, grandmother???

no matter who it is, we have an incredible selection of gifts.
Don't forget there is free shipping on orders over $100.

4.20.2011

Maps Book

I have this thing for maps and globes... maybe I'm just dreaming of traveling. 
I've been looking for maps to frame for my wall gallery,
and came across this fantastic find of a book: Maps by Lena Corwin.

Lena Corwin began illustrating city maps monthly for an interiors magazine in 2004 
and decided to gather her forty favorite maps and make a book.  
There are 20 maps of cities in the United States and 20 maps of cities outside the US.
I think this would make for a fun gift to someone who loves a good
coffee table book and/or who loves to travel.

4.19.2011

Amy Lau Design: Beach House

Beach House Bridgehampton modern living room

Beach House Bridgehampton modern living room

Beach House Bridgehampton modern bedroom

Love these rooms by designer Amy Lau Design.
I love the mix of natural elements and modern funky fun.
The chartreuse coloring is fantastic, especially mixed with aqua and gray.
Favorite part is the use of sticks/trunks as a funky part of the decor.
Amazing statement.

4.18.2011

TRADhome Online Magazine Premiere Issue + Modern Palm



Traditional Home and Lonny Magazine joined forces to create the new online magazine TRADhome
 Being the fan of decor magazines that I am, I was very excited to see their premiere issue for spring...
however, I was also pleasantly surprised and excited to find that
 Modern Palm was included in their issue! 
Our Katherine Rally Dallah Pillow in classic blue was highlighted.  
So excited to be included! Thanks TRADhome! And congrats to Katherine Rally for making such lovely, 
graphic & global exotic pillows! Modern Palm loves them, and it looks like others do too.


Babble Beach Guide + Whistle Bag



A big THANKS to Stephanie for including our Whistle Bag in her Summer Beach Guide. 
The Whistle Bag really does make the perfect beach bag... I've put it to the test! 
We also have some other great canvas bags that I think are pretty functional and fun.
Check out the rest of Stephanie's beach guide at Babble.



4.11.2011

Jonathan Adler & Happy Chic


Dying! No, Freaking out! No, Loving the Jonathan Adler Happy Chic line at HSN
These bud vases are so darn cheep and look so darn chic. 
Love them in white too!


and then there is the Greek Key blanket in black and white!
Perfection.


This rug is amazing too. 
 I had Jonathan's design books on my wish list for Christmas, 
and Santa was nice and gave me his fab books that I love to flip through, study, and cherish.
He just makes me happy. Jonathan truly does = Happy Chic! :)

4.10.2011

Katherine Rally Home Decor Pillows: Magazine Features

 
Did you happen to see these Katherine Rally pillows featured in the 
February 2011 Coastal Living Magazine
Super exciting!
Modern Palm has a great selection of Katherine Rally pillows,
including those lovely ones that were featured in Coastal Living. 
Come check out the bold colors and fantastic designs!
Also,
In December 2010, Travel & Leisure featured KRT pillows as well. Yea!
Congrats to Katherine Rally! 
Modern Palm loves your designs and is so excited to carry these great products. 
 
 

4.08.2011

Spring is Such a Funny Thing...




Warm, snow, rain, wind... sunny, snowy??-- what will the weather be today?


Time to change the winter berries and add eggs and bunnies...


 La, la, love this elephant mini palm tree from IKEA. It makes me so happy!


4.06.2011

Wall Gallery Inspiration


I'm working on a home project: a wall gallery.  
I have gathered a great selection of inspiration photos.
Today, I'm sharing my inspiration over 
on my other blog: Modern Palm Blog. Please, come on over there!
Hope everyone is having a lovely day. 

I'm Back...


I'm back from a nice vacation with the fam.  The kids are off track, so we went to Las Vegas with Mr. D and enjoyed some amazingly warm weather, while Mr. D had some work to do.  We went to a different park everyday and had frozen yogurt everyday... in fact, it was so warm that the kids were complaining it was too hot. Funny. Their little bodies just didn't have time to adjust! They went from snow & freezing cold, to hot & sunny 80-90 degree weather. We surprised the kids with a little 2 day trip to Cali too. Loved my time with the kids, however, I had a hard time being disconnected from the computer for a week. I usually put the kids to bed and hop on the computer... well, I guess the bonus to no internet is more sleep. :) I now have a lot to catch up with, but am always grateful for playtime with my kiddos. Will post more photos later.

3.28.2011

Inspiring Color: Chartreuse & Gray

 
New favorite color combo: Chartreuse and Gray. 
Also diggin' the thick stripes and Chartreuse tufted settee.

photo via here

3.27.2011

Designer Highlight: Meg Braff


There are many designers that I follow and adore... 
however, I am going to go out-on-a-limb and say that Meg Braff 
has become one of my favorite designers.  
I'm continually impressed with her style and la, la, love that she includes 
so many colors and textures. 
I'm also impressed with how her designs can be fresh and unique 
while remaining classy and timeless.  
Once again, Coastal Living, has revealed some more of her fabulous work, 
but this time, these lovely photos happen to be of her very own West Palm Beach condo. 

Hey Meg! Next time I'm in Florida, how would you like to get lunch? 
I'd love to come see this fantastic condo for myself!
Also shown on my other blog: Modern Palm Blog
 
 
I am such a fan of warm orange mixed with cool blue. It is a beautiful combo and this room looks 
amazing paired with bold white. The wallpaper Meg Braff used is so fun and unique.
 
 
 
 This dinning room is classy & simple, yet bold & vibrant.
Love how it is anchored with white, splashed with bright, happy colors, 
and evened with the green plant. 
 
 
Daring. 
I don't know if I would have ever had guts to create a bright aqua bedroom, 
but I certainly I'm impressed with this fun room.
 
 
 
The unique coffee table and shell-inspired ceiling fixture makes this room so whimsical. 
The bold aqua furniture paired with the green pillows is genius, 
and Oh! hello lovely yellow.  
 
**You can get this look by using the graphic batik patterned pillows at Modern Palm.
 
 
Although I'm not one for a pink attack, I love how the Asian-inspired wallpaper 
and a geometric print on throw pillows keeps this bedroom classy and mature. 
I just can't get enough of Meg Braff's designs. Can't wait to covet more of her work.

Photos via Coastal Living, Photographer Annie Schlechter, Designer Meg Braff
  
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