Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nantucket Retreat

The island of Nantucket is a perfect summer vacation spot. And to add to the appeal, most of the seaside homes are decorated to reflect the local history and culture. Coastal maps, handmade quilts and vintage sailboats are just a few traditions on this Massachusetts island. Here are some wonderful decorating ideas perfect for a Nantucket cottage - and for your own home!

Nantucket Retreat
Nantucket Retreat on Polyvore

Stylish white & blue - Better Homes & Gardens

Den with nautical touches - Traditional Home

Sunny breakfast nook - Country Living

Nantucket blue - House Beautiful

Attic bedroom - Country Living

Airy screened porch  - Traditional Home

Friday, July 31, 2015

Styling Summer Dresses

Fifty dollars can buy a fabulous summer dress - and lots of accessories, too! Plenty of inexpensive dresses can be found at SheIn, H&M and Chicwish as well as numerous other sites. Below are a few Polyvore sets that style summer looks without breaking your budget :)

Tree Print Dress at SheIn

Dress Under $50/ Nothing Over $50
                  Dress Under $50 by lgb321

Striped Dress at H&M

H&M + Short-sleeved Dress by karineminzonwilson 

Breezy Shift Dress at Chicwish

Blushing :) by gooroo

Now that you've got some ideas, get shopping!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pantone Color Cues

Looking for a new color to update your home or wardrobe? Look no further than the Pantone Color Matching System located at While bright colors like lime and fuchsia can be great accents, Pantone typically picks a more traditional color as its an annual "Color of the Year". Here are a few of Pantone's yearly picks as well as some bright, vibrant choices.

Pantone Lime
Pantone Lime on Polyvore

Lemon & Lime from Sweetie Pie Style

Colors of the Year (2012-2015) Hello Magazine
2015 - Marsala
2014 - Radiant Orchid
2013 - Emerald
2012 - Tangerine Tango

Dining room painted in Pantone Marsala
Faith Sheridan Interior Design

Variety of items in Marsala - monacurls

Radiant Orchid in a bedroom - Pinterest

Happy orchid items - boca magazine

Emerald green mixed with lime & white - House on the Way

Simple emerald green jewelry worn by celebrities
Guest of a Guest

Tangerine Tango in a colorful Spanish home

Fashion pops with bold tangerine
The Thread

Pantone Colors on Polyvore