How to make your own Water Bar
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by {darlene}

How to make your own Water Bar

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

Gorgeous display is essential to good design.

But so is usefulness and practicality.

Friends, we can have both. In fact, I pretty much live by it. #Livewithbeauty is not just my motto, it is something I truly believe.

Why drink out of a plastic happy meal cup, when you can drink out of a lovely glass or ball jar that makes you smile? And then display those ball jars in a happy row on an open kitchen shelf? Rest assured, tossing your happy meal cups and replacing it with lovely ball jars does not happen overnight. But devote yourself to these little changes, and bit by bit…. voila: GORGEOUSNESS. Design truly is in the details.

Now, don’t faint: Today I am sharing a borderline DIY. Let’s just call it a “project,” shall we? I don’t want to get a reputation. heehee. And, as always, you can count on me for simplicity and high impact beauty, so this is a simple one!

This is more about shifting your mind to a brand new idea of  ”The Bar.” {<- tweet this}

Bars are a gorgeous display option for the home. They are

1. inviting
2. practical and useful
3. hospitality focused, and
4. offer an excellent opportunity to add some glam details to our space.

bar display{via Elle Decor}

But not all of my clients are drinkers, and then – for those who are – some already have a bar in their home, but want another gorgeous display option for another room that is also hospitality focused. My solution, that I am rather tickled about? The Water Bar.

How to make your own Water Bar

It truly could not be simpler to make your own gorgeous water bar display. Here is what you need:

1. A tray

Select a tray that is large enough to hold your goodies and that you love to look at. Never underestimate the joy of selecting things you love for your home.

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

2. Various waters

Select waters that come in simple and pretty glasses. My top recommendations are the San Pellegrinos and Perriers. I also love Metromint. {You can find links below in “shop the post”}

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

3. Pretty Glasses

Here is a fantastic opportunity to go glam. Have you always wanted a set of gorgeous glasses? Here is the perfect spot to use and enjoy them.

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

4. A bowl of citrus

Offering water with lemon is such a hospitable gesture for your guests. Before friends arrive, cut several slices of lemon, lime and/or other citruses into wedges. Display in a beautiful bowl.

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

5. Accessories {optional}

Stirrers, Ice bucket, a pretty book on hospitality, a small vase of flowers.

Of course, here is where you can start to really have fun. All of these are just extras, so don’t let these stop you from throwing together your very own Water Bar today!

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

 

 



 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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five faves :: gorgeous red white and blue rooms
Friday, July 4, 2014 by {darlene}

Five Faves from Fieldstone Hill Design

Five Faves :: Red White and Blue Rooms

Red white and blue rooms

Happy Independence Day, America!

Today, when sparklers blaze and fireworks fill the night sky, I hope that your day is filled with precious family time and wonderful memory making moments. And, if you find yourself relaxing for a bit, enjoy these pretty and gutsy Red White and Blue rooms. Soak in some Americana.

 My Latest, Most Favorit-est Red White and Blue Rooms:

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{Red white and blue is perfectly at home in the lake house. Has there ever been a more perfect space saving floor plan? The stairs are dresser drawers, people. That rug is completely amazing. Lake living: Pure heaven and completely ditto-worthy. via}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{This welcoming foyer. In actuality, the rocking pineapple wallpaper is black. But I like to believe, as a die hard navy fan, that it might just be navy. Permit me to dream. The richly painted black and gold furniture. Hello awesome red glossy door. Do you see the red ants? Pretty sconces. And the perfect, welcoming bunch of daisies. Ditto. via}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{Why be anything other than gutsy? LOVE this bold wallpaper, in all of its red white and blue goodness. All other elements can stay understated as the walls steal the show. That mirror is perfection as well. via.}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{pretty. and classy. and a stunning way to bring some Red White and Blue into your home. Hello pretty blue and white toile headboard with red taped border. via}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{I love this space. Design brilliance. It is bold and fun and offbeat and fabulous. If you ever think a wallpaper you picked is too bold, remember this paper, and take courage. George Washington agrees. via}

and. hopping into my sixth fave – because I always like to break the rules, here is a bit of Americana for you:

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

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Itching for more Red White and Blue?


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“Five faves” is a great way to focus in on interiors that you truly love. Try it yourself! Gathering several of your MOST fave pics is an excellent exercise in helping you to define your personal style.

Which one is your Fourth-of-July fave? Do tell!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I am SUPER IN LOVE with the new foil-pressed personalized stationary, just released on Friday, from Minted. It is absolutely gorgeous. This one is my fave. I am thinking it would look lovely with Fieldstone Hill Design at the bottom!

foil minted

Click below to get your own, plus the Fourth of July sale!

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ditto-worthy :: the drop dead gorgeous home of Olatz Schnabel
Monday, June 30, 2014 by {darlene}

The Drop Dead Gorgeous home of Olatz Schnabel

 

I am absolutely freakin’ WILD about this ditto-worthy home.  Parisian former model, now interior designer and owner the luxury linen shop “Olatz,” Ms. Schnabel has created a drop dead gorgeous NYC home.

Ditto Worthy:

Spare and opulent, all at the same time. Globally inspired and filled with gutsy color choices. A fellow fuchsia and red lover… and throw in some royal purple and seacoast blues for good measure. It is hard to believe that this apartment lies in SoHo. Every drop of it breathes Europe to me. Especially her floor and tile choices. And that headboard; straight out of a hotel I once stayed in in Northern Italy….

But her bed coverlets. I am ready to give a king’s ransom!

Consider me inspired.

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{all images via The Selby}

{for more images of this amazing home, head here}

I would ditto the coverlets, the rich rich rich colors, the under filled rooms, the rugs, the European and globally found tiles {especially that bathroom}, the bold red around her wardrobe, that headboard, the gorgeous architectural door framing in the picture above, and – probably the only item I can ever truly hope to ditto – the teapot.

What would you ditto from this home?

 

 

 

 

 

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colorful design board & client sneak peek
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by {darlene}

A Colorful and Happy Living Room

This is a design board that I finished a while ago, and am now getting around to sharing it. What a cheerful space this is!

My client was eager to have a cohesive and comfortable space that met the needs of her family. Particularly important was finding comfortable seating for the comfort hounds in her life. She also wanted color, and a bright and cheerful feeling, while finding a confident mix of patterns. We worked together, first to find a vision for the space that she loved, and then piece by piece to find the perfect resources that would meet her entire family’s needs.

LOVE  the result:

ChristinaS Family Room Design Board, design by @fieldstonehill

{for more design boards from my portfolio, click here}

What I love about this space:

1. This room is all about color. The citrons! Limes and lemons and tangerines. These amazing shades keep this space feeling fresh and alive.

2. Every shade of green. To take the color scheme of citrons one step deeper, I really played around with the greens. I used tones all the way from deep dark moss, to the bright chartreuse of a new leaf. I love how this gives dimension to the space.

3. The dramatic contrast of navy. Navy has the power of contrast in this space because of all the fantastic citrus brights. And because of all the brights popping to the front, the navy has a grounding effect in the room.

4. Fun with pattern. I am so proud of my client for having the guts to move forward with the fun mixings of pattern! Having the guts always pays off!

5. The pops of poppy! A splash of a gutsy color goes a long way. There is cohesiveness with the same shade of poppy spread around the room in lots of little ways. My faves? Those chairs.

6. Neutral sofas… but not much else. This room includes two of the neutral sofa that you see pictured on the design board. We stuck with neutral for the large purchase of the sofas, but then got brave with everything else. Even the upholstered chairs! And the effect is worth it.

Now for the fun part:

Some pics of the room, in progress. So exciting to see it unfold:

Colorful living room, design by @fieldstonehill

Colorful living room, design by @fieldstonehill

Colorful living room, design by @fieldstonehill

Colorful living room, design by @fieldstonehill

Colorful living room, design by @fieldstonehill

 I am so excited to see this space with all of the final touches!!

A special thank you to my client for letting me share these pics while her home is In-Progress. Thank you for welcoming us into your home! It is really looking amazing!

 

What do you think of this eDesign?  Would any of these ideas work for you in your home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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{affiliate link. Thanks loves!}

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 – like ALL of us! My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Here is the June freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit via my sponsor number. You get a TON of oils to try, plus a diffuser that fills your home with spa-like fragrance. Enroll by clicking here.

This post is generously sponsored by:

june giveaway young living

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