BHG + NYC + FHD
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by {darlene}

I might just be a weeeeee bit excited…….

BHG + NYC + FHD

today, my handsome husband put me on a train.

We rocked that scene like a Turner Classic Movie. One tear in my eye. And he blew me a kiss after helping me aboard with my luggage.

BHG + NYC + FHD

For the next few days, I will be hanging out in the Big Apple with some of the most wonderful, ingenious, and creative minds in magazine-land and blog-land. And when these two worlds collide, you KNOW that some amazing inspiration is going to be happening.

I hope you will follow along with our adventure this week. Check out instagram and twitter for the hashtag #BHGSTYLE .

Oh, and be sure to compliment me on my outfits. Haha. Any outfit I am wearing is the result of a binge diet, and a postpartum fit of trying on clothes for 2+ hours {Can I still use the word postpartum now that Georgia is one??}.  I nearly fit into my beloved designer jeans, but alas… had to leave them at home. I couldn’t sit down.

I digress.

The main thing I hopped on to say is… I am STINKING EXCITED! And I am READY to be inspired by the amazing editors of Better Homes and Gardens. And I am more than thrilled to meet all of these genius bloggers – new friends and old. And I would be lying if I did not confess with a loud squeal: I am soooooooo excited to meet Nate Berkus {check out some Nate love from last Monday’s ditto}.

See you on Instagram, my dears!!! #BHGSTYLE

xoxo

P.S. Just for fun… leave a comment telling me a brilliantly witty thing you think I should say to Nate Berkus, the Beautiful.

 

 


 

 

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ditto-worthy :: home tour :: Europe in the Sonoran desert
Monday, September 15, 2014 by {darlene}

Europe in the Sonoran Desert

Happy {ditto} Monday! Ditto posts: learn how to ditto a designer room

This may be a Sonoran desert home. But the moment I set eyes on it, I thought of time spent in Italy.

I could live here. Without a doubt.

Europe in the Sonoran, a ditto worthy space via @fieldstonehill

Europe in the Sonoran, a ditto worthy space via @fieldstonehill

Europe in the Sonoran, a ditto worthy space via @fieldstonehill

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Europe in the Sonoran, a ditto worthy space via @fieldstonehill

Europe in the Sonoran, a ditto worthy space via @fieldstonehill

Europe in the Sonoran, a ditto worthy space via @fieldstonehill

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{all images and brilliant design work via David Michael Miller Associates}

 

Here are the overarching themes that I find so ditto-worthy:

1. The natural elements everywhere

2. The huge chunks of wood everywhere

3. The fireplaces everywhere

4. The farmhouse simplicity everywhere

5. This place is truly rustic. Not some cheesy-trendy version of rustic. But actual, original rustic.

6. Real art and pottery on the walls.

7. Stunning, show-stopping light fixtures {no wallflowers here}

8. Soft linens to balance all of the rough-hewn materials

9. That pool. My word.

10. Skillful editing leads to uncluttered living

11. I am such a color-girl. But this monotone living really makes texture come alive and rule the day.

What do you think? Which room is your favorite?

What would YOU ditto??

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided taking any medicines during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Be sure to check out the July freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

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stuff i love // weekend links for living with beauty in the every day
Saturday, September 13, 2014 by {darlene}

Stuff I love. // #livewithbeauty

Welcome to my sixth edition of “Stuff I love,” Weekend Links. Sharing some of my faves with you today:

Stuff I love {weekend links via Fieldstone Hill Design}

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my favorite girls’ accessories evahh!//

I may be just a teensy weensy bit excited about this company. And I may as well have stock there.

Do you see these headbands? And those shoes??? Oh, and my cute daughter???? Well, the shoes and headbands are from the amazing company Gracious May and their sister company Snugars. I heart everything they make…

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so I just about did a backflip when Grace of Gracious May sent Georgia Lu a birthday present!!:

Gracious May Fall shoes for girls

Yes. They are gorgeous. Be looking for uber-model, #georgialu {she has her own hashtag. but her mom made it up.}, sporting these beauties on Instagram. And thank you so much, Gracious May. What a delightfully gracious b-day present – a girl’s favorite shoes!

 

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this awesome concoction//

Try this!!! You will LOVE it. It is my newest guilty pleasure. Plus it has healing benefits, detox effects, and is true aromatherapy. I kinda sorta feel like a spoiled princess when I lounge in this bath:

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I use the Lemongrass oil and the Relaxation Massage oil from my affiliate sponsor, Young Living. Their oils are amazing and yummy and I am pretty much addicted, hook-line-and-sinker. Thanks for using my affiliate links! You all are wonderful!

 

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buy real art //

I recently discovered this Brazilian artist and I just LOVE her paintings – especially her florals – and I also love the price tag. I am a huge believer in using real art in your home. There truly is no replacement. But the price can be daunting. So I say: start small, but start REAL. It makes ALL the difference in gorgeous interiors.

Original Art by Brazilian artist, Cristina Jaco:

Cristina Jaco art

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this life-giving article//

Many of you know that I am a home-schooling momma. This article meant so much to me as we rebooted another school year. I need to remind myself of this calling often!

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this scarf for my girl//

 I have had  my eye on these amazing infinity scarves for toddlers, for quite some time. They are handmade from the Rugged Closet. But, Georgia was a spitter upper, so I had to go with bibs, for sure. The scarves had to wait.  Well, she is probably barely old enough to wear these scarves, but fashion before function, I always say. Or is it #livewithbeauty ? Go getcha some of these pretties for your favorite little toddler. {also, check out her bibs. so cute for boys and girls}

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this #masterdesigner moment //

I have to share this pic from my Instagram feed. {Are you Instagrammy? I share tons of daily life pics. Maybe not so glam, but oh, so real. And oh, so good. Especially if you like cute, bald, baby girls}. We had our annual vacation at the lake not long ago. It is one of my favorite places in all the world…. right in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of America. Perfection.

This shot was taken from the dock, the evening that my hubby and I spent a night out at the lake on our own. The sunset was indescribable. This is taken with an iPhone, and no filter. I think I need to paint this. Or Angela needs to paint it:

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Have a great weekend, friends! Happy Weekend Browsing!

 

 

 

 

 

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ditto-worthy designer :: nate berkus
Monday, September 8, 2014 by {darlene}

Ditto-Worthy Designer :: Nate Berkus

First of all, thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on Instagram, Facebook, and on my love-letter post on the special occasion of Georgia Luisa’s first birthday. We have had such a wonderful weekend, soaking in our baby girl, and just celebrating! Your sweet words about my baby darlin’ made it all the sweeter!

Today’s Ditto-worthy designer is Nate Berkus. Um….. heck yes.

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{via Decoist}

Honestly? What has taken me so long to post about Nate? I love Nate’s style. Have for SO long. Mr. Nate is one of my top three favorite design inspirations {my other two? Tyler Dawson and Katie Ridder}, and I am thrilled to tell you why.

But first… one more teensy thing. In two weeks, I am hopefully going to have the opportunity to tell Mr. Berkus how amazeballs he is. Ya know. FACE TO FACE!!! {I am totally calm. totally calm…} THE. NATE. BERKUS. is the Panel Host at this year’s Stylemaker’s event with Better Homes and Gardens in NYC. And lil’ ol’ me is going to be there…. tripping him “accidentally” in the hallway…. meeting him and thanking him for his amazing and inspiring design aesthetic.

{P.S. Why ditto?? As you pour over the following rooms, keep in mind the following design concepts that I believe make his spaces SOOOOO ditto-worthy! And don’t forget to think about what YOU would ditto from these spaces!}

Nate Berkus‘s spaces are ditto-worthy because of:

  1. his ability to edit like a BOSS!
  2. his awesome and regular use of velvet.
  3. his gift at making his spaces breathable and fresh.
  4. his knack of making beautiful, masculine spaces that have just the right touch of feminine.
  5. Drapes!He hangs a mean and lovely drape in nearly every room. Man after my own heart.
  6. his ability to mix simplicity and posh.
  7. his love for gold, velvet, and architectural impact. Sound like anyone you know?
  8. his ability to create interest with form and texture {he does not use much pattern, with the exception of bold stripes or checkers here and there}.
  9. his skill for making the understated to ‘read’ as drama.
  10. his use of wood in design. Can’t think of anyone who can touch Nate’s skill at incorporating wood variety and wood paneling into a space without making it heavy at all.

Not only is he a genius with space and design, Nate also wrote an inspiring book, that sits on the top of my coffee table, reminding me to decorate with what I truly love. I definitely recommend it.

{click here to buy The Things That Matter
via Amazon. This is an affiliate link. Thank you, lovelies!!}

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Oh, Nate. You had me at velvet.

Feast on his ditto-worthy talent:

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{all images via Nate Berkus’s Portfolio}

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Which room is your favorite? Why?

What would you ditto?

Are you a huge Nate Berkus fan? Spill the beans.

 

 

 

 

Reminder!!! Today is the LAST day to enter the awesome Signature Style Giveaway!!! Go enter… quick! SUCH Gorgeous goodies to be had!!

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 MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided taking any medicines during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Be sure to check out the July freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

This post is generously sponsored by my YL :

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