Sunday, January 8, 2017

St. Simons Sanctuary

HGTV has unveiled its 2017 Dream Home in St. Simon's, GA. I was thrilled that HGTV chose St. Simon's Island for their new dream home site. I have visited this lovely part of the Atlantic Coast several's a charming coastal town. Here's my synopsis of the St. Simon's Dream Home...
 This 3,200-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bath home was originally built in the 80s.
I love that HGTV renovated an existing home instead of building a new structure 
(photo: Rustic White Photography)

 My favorite part of the kitchen is this forest green subway tile with white grout....
it adds an interesting colorful contrast to the neutral gray cabinets.
(photo: Rustic White Photography)

This home also has a huge master suite. A wall was removed from the original structure to provide this extra roomy sitting area. (photo: White Rustic Photo)

Love this indoor/outdoor retreat that opens up to the pool area.
It has a fireplace and a wet bar. (photo: Christina Wedge)

Beautiful relaxing backyard with pool and fire pit. (photo: Christina Wedge)

In my opinion, this is the best view! (photo: White Rustic Photography)
For more info on this awesome house, check out HGTV.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bunk beds...not just for kiddos

One of my most fond vacation memories was when we stayed in a bunk room. At first, I wasn't thrilled about climbing up a ladder to the top bunk, but I reverted back to childhood quickly....staying up late, giggling and laughing until midnight like a teenage girl! Bunks are not just for kids anymore! It seems like "bunk rooms" are increasingly popular these days. They are smart space saving ideas for guest houses and rooms. Don't be surprised to find a bunk room in your next vacation rental house. I've posted a few of my favs below....

A cute dressing room built under this top bunk by Lauri Howell Design

Love the built in desks on both sides of these double decker beds by Freshome

An awesome design of space incorporating a queen size bed on bottom bunk
by Exquisite Surfaces

Lanterns provide lighting for these bunks. Photo courtesy of Coastal Living

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Keeping the green

The most popular home decor trend for the upcoming year has to be the 2017 Pantone color called Greenery. It is popping up everywhere! This is a color trend that I am happy to see...a bright green color that adds a little cheerful pop to the sometime boring neutrals that have been so popular on the home d├ęcor scene. I have to admit that we have a green wall in our house that I had been thinking about updating to a more popular color over the years. I was having such a difficult time picking a color to replace it because this shade of green was so inviting and happy. Since bright green is making a comeback, I've made the decision to keep the green. Thanks Pantone for finally starting a color trend that we can all appreciate! Below are some of my favorite "Pantone Greenery" examples...

 Apartment Therapy

The Brushed Bureau

Monday, December 19, 2016

Upcycled Santa

If you are like me and waited to the last minute to decorate, you can still throw together some great holiday decorations without going out in the crowded shopping scene. These ideas can be put together with everyday items around the house...

 Coffee can planter (Refresh Living)

Paint chips for Christmas tree gift tags (HGTV)

Winter Scene Gum Ball Machine (Salvage Sister and Mister)

Sports tree skirt made from old pennants (HGTV)

Colorful wreath made from old Christmas cards (Craftsy)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What's in store for December....

I'm posting a few more items that I have for sale. I spent the morning at The Sleepy Poet restocking merchandise and straightening up my space (N-14 in the new expansion). It was a total wreck from the gets really busy during the holidays! You can find just about anything vintage at the store. I saw a customer today buying a very cool framed Star Wars poster from the 1970s. The one-of-a-kind unique gifts are plenty at "Sleepy" from nice antiques to crazy "white elephant" gag gifts! Come check us out...

Glass candy dishes with lids...could be filled with holiday treats or used for DIY terrariums (SOLD)

 Small wood foot stool with striped upholstery (SOLD)

 Vintage brass trivets

 Assortment of small brass containers

Vintage brass lamp with bell shade (250W)

 Original impressionist landscape art with nice gold ornate frame

Bronze ceramic quails

Last but not least....crazy cat lady basket (SOLD)!
(this would make the perfect white elephant gift)

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Girls like a classic Christmas with a dash of glitter

Have you checked out The Girls with Glasses on TDN? I love their fresh style and hip decorating tips...especially their lastest show on holiday decorating. They added simple glitter wreaths to the front door, brought live miniature trees into the kitchen and even painted a cabinet bright red to showcase white pottery and ornaments. For more info on The Girls with Glasses, check out TDN.