Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Architecture easy on the eyes


While on the subject of architectural details this week, I take a huge interest in architects and their work.  A beloved uncle of ours and his talented sons (and a few grandchildren) are architects, which I am proud to boast, and some of my all time favorite icons are Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Mies Van de Rohe and Le Corbusier.

 I have always drooled over the architectural creations of Andy Martin Architects, a London based firm, since spying this courtyard of a London home.  Here are views inside and out of his Mews 04 project. 

I love the fluidity of the lines, the light and the simplicity of pure design, oh yes, and the topiaries!




 This unique door is a beautiful art installation.


So much to love in these photos, like the art and statement furnishings. Andy Martin has designed furniture and objects both functional and for art's sake and claimed many high ranking awards. 

Beautiful, isn't it?


Monday, April 21, 2014

Architectural details


You never get a second chance to make a first impression, right? The outside of our homes is as important as the inside.

My current labor of love involves spring yard cleanup, replacing plants that didn't make it over our harsh winter and building a pool yard fence with my husband, (we bit off way more than we can chew). Outdoor architectural details are always on my mind and I've got some of these ideas on my exterior wish list.

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I'd love pergola awning's over my bedroom doors onto the deck, a phenomenal gate to our new fenced pool yard (must be dog secure- this one our Nicky could climb through) and custom made wooden garage doors (price of a new car).  What are you dreaming about for your house this spring?

Wishing you a wonderful week and consistent warm temperatures! We need warmth for our grass seed to grow!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Sunday




Wishing all of you a glorious celebration of spring, life and rebirth.





P.S  If you happen to have the chance listen to our 15 minute clip today on B101.5 at 8 am! (Northern Virginia- Fredericksburg and beyond!) You can check them out B101.5 on facebook or the web.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Morning, NoVA


Earlier this week, we taped a radio segment on B101.5, a local radio show, on decorating and sprucing up for spring! Pinch me!


Our host, Dee, was so welcoming and instantly made us feel at ease.  Although, we were total goobers -  rest assured.  I'm sure they were happy to see us go.  We had such a ball and giggled the whole way home.



If you are in the Northern Virginia area, you can tune in if you're in the car or have the radio on while cooking breakfast! Our segment airs on Easter Sunday at 8am (this Sunday)... but we will not be offended if you miss it, because who's up at 8am on Sundays (hint : not me).  We're so excited to hear our 15 minutes!