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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day - Thanks for Sticking Around!

On this Valentine's Day, let me redirect you not to a home decor blog, but to a wonderful blog about life reflections written by a friend in California called An Angle of Prism Work. Having been married almost 20 years, I found that she eloquently captured the real romance of longer term marriages on Valentine's Day.
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"A few score years and it’s not about the high boil of romantic love, it’s about the low simmer of continuity and trust and commitment and loyalty and undying patience with a dash of good humor and compassion that is at the heart of intimacy."-lisen

Lisen and I were lucky to cross paths so many years ago. We both spend the summer enjoying the same street and the same beach - and hopefully will enjoy many more.

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Have a wonderful a Valentine's Day and remember to try to find the romance in the little moments.

Boys Bedroom Ideas - Decorating Boys Rooms

When it comes to decorating a boy’s allowance we tend to feel a bit ashore on ideas. The one affair about boys is best absolutely don’t affliction what their allowance looks like they are added absorbed in their toys or comedy stations etc.

So absolutely it’s easier to aloof accumulate it simple.

Here is what I did back I busy my boys room. I corrective the walls the aforementioned blush as the lounge allowance which was beige; so that blush flowed through, again I bought a big analysis or checkerboard bolt that had the biscuit in it, the added colors in the checkerboard analysis were fleet blue, red. I fabricated a batt awning and blind pelmets out of the checkerboard again I got fleet dejected actual and fabricated a adulterated (or bed brim which was box pleated) for the bed and pillow cases, I fabricated curtains out of the navy. And again I fabricated tie backs in the checkerboard fabric.

So the affair followed appropriate the room. Now if the affair was to be afflicted all I had to do was change the checkerboard bolt and you would accept a accomplished new attending in the room. I did this back my son was 12 now he is axis 21 and he still brand the checkerboard and the fleet curtains. Boys tend to like aphotic colors. So let them accept the aphotic colors in the curtains but accumulate the walls light.

When boys are adolescent they tend to appetite their admired appearance batt cover. So by befitting the walls a nice bendable blush to actualize amplitude and befitting the curtains a apparent blush a new batt awning and pillow cases can be bought and the allowance and booty on a accomplished new look.

The one affair with boys is teaching them to be organized at a adolescent age again it follows through into actuality an adult. Instead of accepting a toy box area aggregate aloof gets befuddled in accept boxes for anniversary accumulation of toys, such all cars in one box, architecture blocks in addition etc. This way toys don’t get befuddled in calm and get burst and it teaches boys how to be organized.

These boxes can be put assimilate a book shelf that has been congenital advocate added so that the boxes can fit into the shelving. Accumulate the shelving low, you don’t appetite him aggressive on them. The boxes can be fabricated of artificial which apparently added durable, but if you’re on a account you can buy some absolutely nice agenda boxes these days. If you accept a accessible bedmate they could alike accomplish the boxes out of ablaze timer and corrective in the aforementioned colors of the room.

So there some account to get you started on decorating your boys room, its absolutely not hard. Think continued term, accumulate it simple and apparent so its accessible to change as they grow, that’s consistently the accessible option.

All You Need Is Love!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Oh La La!

We just got word that some of our photos will be included in the upcoming 'Romantic French' issue of PORCH magazine! Click on the link to see the other bloggers who will have their photos in this issue, and you'll see why we are so thrilled to be included.  Talk about good company - Thank you, Polly!

This issue is NOW AVAILABLE! 
Click here for link to PORCH Magazine order page

All the tools of the trade...

So we now have all the equipment to put up the wallpaper. Stay tuned for more before and after pictures!! Kellie xx

Photos by Kellie Collis for Ada & Darcy

Friday, February 12, 2010

Remember how I said I was brave...

Well I wasn't. We drove to the markets and 1km away we could see a line of cars waiting for car spots. So we kept on driving. I can handle a crowd for a pretty flower but that was too good to me! Perhaps next week... So I leave you with these pretties instead! X

Jumping out of bed early for that?

Amberley and I realised last night we would be heading off to the flower markets on quite possibly the busiest day of the year - the day before Valentines Day. I asked, are you brave? If you are I am too. So here we are, off to fight the crowds for a pretty bunch of flowers.

Madness getting out of bed on a overcast and rainy Saturday morning to push through crowds? Quite possibly! Kellie xx

From here x

3 Day Antique show in Seattle!

 Hey all you antique, vintage, & junk fans!
Sand Point Antique & Design Market has just added a new date 
to their show calendar, and it's a WHOPPER:

A three day Sand Point antique show!
Three glorious days of buying & selling your favorite things and "Old Stuff! 

March 19, 20 & 21, 2010 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Get more info on the Sand Point Market blog
{Retreat won't be there selling.... but we may be there shopping!}

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Busy but so good!

I have a lovely day planned for tomorrow:
  • 8am - Flower markets...
  • 9am - Markets
  • 10am - Hair colour and haircut (thank goodness, my hair has been waiting patiently for some TLC) ...
  • 2pm - Facial and massage...
Busy but so good! Kellie x

From here x

Or Maybe Door Number Two...

That part in my last post about faith & hope?
Thank you, God, for answering prayers.
For providing our needs. For honoring promises.  
For working miracles. Thank you.

And thank you to hearts & spirits that are open to help, 
even when they don't know why, or realize they are helping.


Girls' Bedroom Furniture

If you appear to accept a babe of your own, you apperceive she consistently has a specific abstraction in apperception of how she wants her bedchamber to look. Whether she is 4 or 14 years old, she apparently has a bedchamber affair that she enjoys, which agency you'll appetite to adventure her with some girls bedchamber appliance that will go forth with the blow of the decor. After all, best bodies appetite appliance that will abide on the affair of the bedroom. Here's a afterpiece attending at the appliance accessible for girls and how you can acquisition the absolute appliance for your daughter's bedroom.

One of the best important pieces of girls bedchamber appliance that you'll charge to accept is the bed. The bed that you accept for your daughter's bedchamber is activity to depend abundantly on her age. If she is adequately young, you'll apparently appetite to go with article smaller, like a accompanying admeasurement bed. For earlier kids, a accompanying can be okay, but some like to beddy-bye on a abounding admeasurement bed, which gives them a bit added room. Just accomplish abiding you get the admeasurement adapted for your daughter's age and ensure that it will go with the blow of the room.

You'll additionally appetite to accept a nice chiffonier in your daughter's room, addition important allotment of girls bedchamber furniture. The chiffonier will accommodate some accumulator amplitude for accouterment and added items. It's a nice advantage to accept a nice chiffonier that comes with a mirror. Whether they are 5 or 15, girls like to primp and accomplish abiding that they attending nice, so the mirror will absolutely appear in handy.

There are abounding added altered options back it comes to girls bedchamber appliance as well. You can accept from some nice appliance chairs to go in the bedroom, a bedchamber desk, chest of drawers, wardrobe, and more.

Of course, no amount what blazon of girls bedchamber appliance you are attractive for, it is important that you go with aerial affection furniture. You appetite to accomplish abiding that the appliance will aftermost for some time and that it is fabricated out of affection materials. Forth with quality, affordability is an important agency as well. No agnosticism you appetite a abundant amount on aerial affection appliance that will adventure your daughter.

There are abounding places area you can acquisition top affection girls bedchamber appliance today. Of advance abounding appliance food backpack this blazon of furniture, but one of the best places to attending for this blazon of appliance happens to be online. There are abounding online sites that backpack this appliance for abundant prices, and you will alike acquisition that abatement and bargain sites generally advertise this appliance for acceptable prices. So if you appetite to accomplish abiding your babe has the admirable appliance in her bedchamber that matches her faculty of appearance and her bedchamber theme, you may appetite to analysis online to see what affectionate of appliance you can bound and calmly find.

Did someone say 'butterscotch pudding recipe'!?

Oh my what a divine dessert. I have been thinking about this for a while after I saw it here and I think this weekend is the weekend to give it a roaring chance! I love anything full of sugar. I am supposed to stay away of dairy but once every blue moon is ok isn't it!? Kellie xx

6 large egg yolks
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp fine table salt {I used half the amount}
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Before you start: Position a rack in the center of your oven. Preheat the oven to 300*F. Place six 6-ounce ramekins in a 9×13 roasting pan.

In a large bowl, lightly whisk the egg yolks until smooth.

In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the brown sugar, milk, and heavy cream and heat to scalding, or until the milk is steaming and tiny bubbles have formed along the edges. Do not boil. Stir frequently to dissolve the brown sugar. Remove from the heat.

While the cream mixture is heating, in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, stir together the granulated sugar and water. Increase the heat to high and boil the sugar. When the sugar starts to sputter, use a pastry brush dipped in water to wash down the sides of the pan. As soon as the sugar turns amber in color (like clover honey), remove from the heat and slowly and carefully pour in the hot cream while stirring to stop the cooking. (The caramel will bubble as you add the cream, so use a long wooden spoon or whisk to stir them.)

In a slow, steady stream, slowly and gently whisk the hot caramel mixture into the egg yolks. Stir in the salt and vanilla. Strain the mixture into a clean pitcher and skim off any air bubbles with a spoon.

Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins. Fill the roasting pan with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until just set. Begin checking after 45 minutes. When gently shaken, a pudding should no longer look liquidy; it will move as one mass (albeit somewhat jiggly) and register 150* – 155*F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove to a wire rack to cool to room temperature in the water bath.

Remove the ramekins from the pan. Refrigerate for several hours until chilled. Serve. For longer storage, one chilled, wrap each individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Serve chilled with freshly whipped cream. The puddings keep covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

From here. x

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Luxury and Modern Colors in Decoration

Colors in Decoration

Luxury Home Design
Luxury Home Design

Autumn is, of Wealth and colors fills the lovely autumn landscapes. Yellow, green, tilesred, orange.
Which of them to "bring in your home?Maybe yellow to create our sunny mood in November's gray days? Tilered and orange or to give us warm on cold winter nights? And maybe you wish to keep the memory of azure blue sea?

Modern Yellow Design
Modern Yellow Design

The color of the interior of the house plays a significant role in art. Ьrchitectural positional he participated in the design of the house. Depending on the color the same room can affect us differently. Choosing the color palette in your home decor depends on the aesthetic preferences of the residents, their temperament and trends. Usually the big problem with this choice is to combine our current aesthetic taste and interior.

Great Orange Kitchen Design
Great Orange Kitchen Design

The choice depends on the purpose of the room. To take full advantage of the richness of the color spectrum which decorate his house, it is important to develop a sense of color. They are divided into hot and cold.
Modern Brown Interior Ideas
Modern Brown Interior Ideas

To warm to associate warmth of the sun, apply a yellow-orange. They create the interior comfort and coziness. Light yellow, and beige colors are reserved tiles the classical style / rustication /

Great Red Living Room Design

Luxury Red Living Room Design

Often in the yellow range are solved ethnodesign made by natural materials - wood and woven furniture fabric. Wear yellow colors calm and cheerful mood. Hard work in activating brain function. Used in the nursery room, they favor work. Softened to green or orange, yellow creates a feeling of optimism, wealth and fertility. The advantage of the yellow colors that combine easily with all other colors.

Great Gold Bedroom Design
Great Gold Bedroom Design
One of the hottest colors is tiled. It contains enough brown tones, not to be too bright as red. Tilesred is very good choice for rooms that lack sunlight / north /. It can be successfully combined with gold, ecru, pale green, pale gray-green. Tilered walls are a good background of gray-green furniture. Wonderful to have stayed this background, and sofas with gold stripes. Not grout brick wall in the room gives bohemian type, which can be boosted with free cushions thrown in gold or green. If the furniture is in tilered, it is the walls are bright in color.

Back to the pretties

Another friend, Sarah is also engaged. I thought this wedding would be just the inspiration she is looking for. Full of feminity, splashes of soft colour and pretty little cupcakes. Kellie xx

From here x

Modern Design Comfort and coziness of small areas

Modern Design Comfort and coziness of small areas


Modern Design Comfort Living room

Starting from the hall, which has created spectacular color combination.
Decorative elements used in it are linear over the accents in the living room, conceived as a major unifying element of housing. Living room with dining corner and kitchen are in a common area - a milestone in the reorganization. Tackling the purely functional requirements and also with the establishment of a sense of stylistic unity of all elemeti the interior was a major objective of the project.

Modern Design  Comfort and coziness badroom

Modern Design Comfort and coziness badroom

Carefully selected colors of furniture and flooring are in harmony with pastel range of dark walls and curtains in the room. Compositional elements of the transfer between different functional groups are highlighted with a purely decorative elements used in the formation of suspended ceilings. An important part of the overall concept of the architect is designing the lighting, which effectively marked the functional groups, while it is in complete harmony with the main emphasis - colored mural occupying one wall.

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Modern Design Comfort Kitchen

Kitchen furniture was designed by arh.Dimitar Dimitrov. Reported a direct involvement of the angular composition of cabinets in the United area. It has style and color associated with the other furniture.
In the dining corner is a new element to the balcony window, reaching to the floor, providing more light in the living room. She is also a counterpoint to the closed kitchen cabinets with symmetric angle.

Modern and Comfort Bathroom
Modern Design Comfort bathroom

The kitchen is designed with solid doors on the cabinets in dark pastel colors, good harmony with stainless steel equipment. Lighting between the upper and lower cabinets line is discrete and does not compete with that of slotted ceiling lighting.

Switching to a group of two bedrooms and bathroom, which is the second time in a major reorganization. Both bedrooms are small in area, very comfortable and functional furniture. Color decision here is in harmony with other rooms in the apartment. Finally we are in the bathroom. Is impressive and artistic combination of trim and white alabaster by calibrated plates.
This interior is to be complemented and enriched with paintings, carpets and accessories.


Video de una linda casa perteneciente al publicista Gustavo Rodriguez y su esposa Vanessa, remodelada por el arquitecto A. Ortiz de Zevallos, y presentada en el programa Línea y punto. Una moderna remodelación con colores frescos, alegres, y con materiales poco comunes. Veamos tanto la fachada como los detalles de la casa por dentro.

CASA EN NUEVA ZELANDA - New Zealand Houses

Una fachada imponente de una de las casas más lujosas de Nueva Zelanda de 1000m². La arquitectura y una magnífica ubicación se han combinado para producir una propiedad que es mucho más que una simple suma de sus partes. A lo alto de un acantilado con amplias vistas que se extiende desde San Heliers en el sur a través del Golfo de Hauraki de Coromandel y Great Barrier Island proporciona el sitio perfecto para una casa sorprendente. En lo alto de la cima del acantilado entre Milford y Castor Bay, la casa goza de mayor paz, privacidad y seguridad en sus tres cuartos sitio acre. El arquitecto Richard Priest ha creado un diseño único que barre las dos alas de la vida suntuosa en torno a un área pavimentada de vida al aire libre.
La habitación principal en la planta superior es de grandes proporciones y sus seis habitaciones, cinco baños y la elección de las zonas residenciales, incluyendo una sala de juegos, gimnasio, sauna, sala de terapia de belleza y oficina permite la opción de alojar a la familia completa y muchos huéspedes.

One of New Zealand's most luxurious homes for sale - Price guide NZ$10M (approx US$5M)
Discerning architecture and a magnificent location have combined to produce a property that is so much more than simply a sum of its parts. A cliff top with sweeping views stretching from St Heliers in the south across the Hauraki Gulf to Coromandel and Great Barrier Island provides the site for a striking home that complements but never overwhelms its setting. Combined, the result is an impressive property that maximises its superlative location and architecture.
Set high on the cliff top between Milford and Castor Bay, the house keeps the bustle and noise of city life firmly at bay, and instead enjoys utmost peace, privacy and security on its three quarter acre site. While its 1000m² floor plan makes this a home of palatial proportions, thoughtful design has ensured its size never overwhelms.
Instead this is essentially a warm and practical home ideal for family life and entertaining whether on an intimate or grand scale. Architect Richard Priest has created a unique design that sweeps two wings of sumptuous living around a paved outdoor living area.
These are linked by spacious galleries opening directly to the courtyard lending a taste of the exotic to the property. The courtyard, with its outdoor fireplace, sheltered sitting and dining areas and 21 metre heated pool, complete with diving platform, overlooks a stunning expanse of sea and sky.
A fire-pit and spa with its own DVD add to the resort feel of this setting, and as darkness falls spectacular outdoor lighting ensures the atmosphere is retained. Inside, a choice of spacious living and dining areas, all enjoying expansive views, flow out to this courtyard.
Decorated in a tasteful and understated manner, no expense has been spared to ensure a luxurious lifestyle, with the kitchen and living areas equipped with the latest in technology and appliances. Under-floor heating throughout and several gas fireplaces ensure year round comfort.
The master suite on the upper floor is of truly grand proportions designed to provide a luxurious yet understated retreat - a perfect foil for the expanse of sea and sky on view. It includes a spacious bathroom and sitting room, and a cosy den perfect for relaxing with a good book or movie.
Its six bedrooms, five bathrooms and choice of living areas, including a games room, gym, sauna, beauty therapy room and office allows the option of accommodating extended family or guests in separate self contained areas.


Las mas bellas e iluminadas fachadas con decoración por navidad y año nuevo en todo el mundo. Fotos con ideas para decorar la fachada de la casa y oficina en estas fiestas navideñas:

Una de las mayores casas en Boston con 250.000 luces. El propietario Luberto, espera las luces sirva como un recordatorio a unas 47.000 personas que conducen a su casa cada día que la Navidad se celebra en así porque es el cumpleaños de Jesús. Foto Pablo Keleher.

Aveces se cobran entradas o donaciones para visitar estas casas iluminadas que luego son donadas para ayuda al prójimos de hospicios locales.

La costumbre de iluminación festiva de Navidad es una tradición que ha sido adoptada de manera secular en las diversas culturas de todo el mundo. El uso de luz es muy diversa, desde simples líneas a plena luz animada mostrando cuadros muy pintorescos, con la participación de las dramáticas escenas complejas iluminadas y estatuas.
Realmente fachadas espectaculares verdad? Con cientos o miles de luces de navidad adornándolas, pero cuánto subirá la cuenta de la luz ese mes? Vale la pena? Y tu, ya adornaste tu fachada con luces de navidad? Cual de estas fachadas te gustó mas? Coméntalo aqui.
Spectacular Christmas Lights from Around the World :,,,


Vivienda elegida como una de las casas del año 2009 por el suplemento de arquitectura del Diario Clarín:

Esta moderna fachada de 2 pisos en esquina, es de "La casa RC" que se ubica en Castelar, en una zona urbana residencial de baja densidad, situada al Oeste de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, en un lote de esquina de 15 x 30 metros. El objetivo fue crear una vivienda con identidad propia, que responda al modo de vida de los clientes, con amplios ambientes, de adecuadas proporciones e integrada al exterior creando diversas sensaciones mediante el uso de la luz, el agua, los reflejos y los contrastes para crear así un confortable espacio para la vida cotidiana.


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