Thursday, June 28, 2012

Simple Pleasures

A giant beach ball, the best ice cream , girlie pizza's, and ice cold watermelon. 
This is our summer.









"In summer the song sings itself"
~William Carlos Williams~



Monday, June 25, 2012

Cool Rooms

It's so hot here in Houston our faces are melting off.  These easy breezy interiors are pretty enough to take one's mind off the triple digit temps for a while:

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Love the art in the above image from The Slug and The Squirrel. It feels perfect for summer and looks like a fun and easy art project.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Installations Antiques


One of the best antiques and design stores in Houston is making Saturdays special with early summer
hours. Becki and Jur van der Oord of Installations Antiques are opening their doors at 8am for special sales (some great prices!) and breakfast in the garden to clear out their storage.
Becki's gift for curating, displaying and mixing styles is an inspiration. She is a true artist and her love of detail is apparent throughout this historical brick warehouse located in The Heights. This is one of those rare shopping experiences that is more than looking at stuff...it's an art show for the home.















































We had delicious breakfast tacos from H-Towns Treats after loading up on some sale goodies.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Company's Coming

We've got a house full of dear friends this week. Before they came I had fun getting the house ready and summer'd up .

That means bringing out some coral and shells. My favorite!





We've had so much fun already this week, but an unexpected project happened when I pulled the big chalkboard down and started my own version of chalkboard art based on our week together. The whole gang ended up contributing and I love it!




 The dad's even had an artistic moment...no one can resist the chalk!




The kids helped, too.



We're halfway through our time together and we've run out of room on the chalkboard. Hope your summer is as full of fun!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Kinda Work

I've had the best time gathering props and setting up shots for the summer issue of Souvenir magazine. Sign up now and you will be notified as soon as the next issue is available (July, I believe).




We have welcomed Summer with open arms and quickly settled into a routine of staying up late, sleeping in, swimming and playing outside. We've had visitors and expect more in a few days so I'm pulling together a guest room that's been a storage room (pics later) and giving the boys upstairs bathroom a quick little makeover. We love paint! 
Client work and blogging seem to slow down in the summer as family becomes more of a priority. I predict my boys will grow as tall as me in the coming months, fed by so much fresh air, sunshine and sleep.









all images via instagram 
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