natural elements~objects from the sea

Hello! I hope everyone is well! I thought I would continue on my natural element phase. We'll call it a "series" since phase sounds a little flaky and obsessive! Objects from nature are a wonderful way to accessorize a room adding texture, color and beauty. I like a subtle color palette of greys and whites, …

natural elements~antlers

Antlers. I will be the first to admit that I didn't exactly, how do you say, "like" them for a very long time. But, I am a person (though I don't really like to admit this) who is influenced by media. More specifically, design publications. debrahalllifestyle Now, I have always loved objects of nature. Bird …

s is for symmetry

Hello friends! Summer just seems to be flying by and I feel like it has just finally gotten started! I enjoyed cool ocean breezes and came home to upper 90's and forest fires..... ugh! Wouldn't it be nice to live somewhere that has balance in the weather?! Speaking of balance.... (how'd you like that lead …

whatever is lovely

When life seems to be getting a little hectic and I am bombarded with visual stimulation I am drawn to calm and serene spaces. A place where my eye can rest and my mind can be free to ponder the deeper things. A soft, muted color palette of whites and washed greys instantly calms the …

outdoor rooms

Spring has been absolutely beautiful here and I am finally enjoying being outside working in the yard. No wind. No freaky snowstorm. Just wonderful sunshine! As I spend more time outdoors I like to think about bringing the indoors~out. These are some beautiful outdoor spaces to inspire. picasaweb.google This outdoor room has it all! Would …

country living fair

Greetings! Four women. one SUV. one quick stop at a fantastic furniture warehouse sale (think Restoration Hardware). a feast of a lunch at a funky hip cafe in Austin. someone reading a GPS navigation AWAY from our destination. and we finally made  it to the Country Living Fair!! Yes, we finally arrived at our destination …

mum’s the word

With Mother's Day approaching, what a perfect time to take out those special items that make a table beautiful! And what a better way to celebrate Mom, than bringing out the things she loved. Blue and white Staffordshire ironstone, always a classic, handed down from my Mom. She actually gathered it piece by piece from our local …

road trip

Hello Everyone!! It's been a while! I was feeling a little guilty for taking off on a road trip when I should have been working here... These were taken a few years ago and I am glad to report my neighbors have removed all the cars.....and the trees and shrubs have matured as planned...... to …