White Kitchen Wonderful

Thought I'd share a few pics here from a kitchen that I completed recently. White tends to be a running theme for me. Whether it's a simple solid white finish or more of a distressed look, white always feels right!

This was an especially fun project. I love the antiqued custom finish we did and the beautiful brushed nickel handles. The marble is a personal favorite because it has a vein of brown in it that ties in the walnut colored floor.

On Garden Style

I can't wait to sit down with my latte this morning and browse through my copy of On Garden Style, by Bunny Williams. This is a re-release of this beautiful book. Filled with gorgeous new photos, this compendium of garden inspiration is sure to motivate you to get out there and feel the earth between your fingers! I was lucky enough to receive my copy courtesy of Bunny herself! Bunny was a speaker at the Design Bloggers Conference that I attended in Atlanta in February.

Filled with great ideas and detailed lists for creating a beautiful garden, this is a must have no matter the size of your landscape! 

I Have My Eye on Iometro

Coveting the emerald and brass Garland Lamp from Iometro. This green is one of my favorite colors right now.  I can't wait to use this piece to add a pop of color into a neutral living room that I'm currently working on. I can also see this gorgeous lamp mixed with great artwork and vintage books in an office or library. If you haven't checked out Iometro yet...You need to! They offer modern home furniture with a twist. All of the components you need  for decorating an entire house as well as fabulous accessories if you're just looking to change up your decor without breaking the bank. I've got my eye on Iometro!

Traditional Home Magazine Easter Table Settings

I'm so honored that Traditional Home Magazine chose to share my Easter table setting on both Instagram and Twitter! There I am up in the top, right corner! I absolutely LOVE setting a beautiful. I honestly believe that the right table-scape can make any meal more more enjoyable.

Here's the original re-gram from Traditional Home. So fun to know that hundreds of people got to see the table that I set to share with my family and friends. Green is such a great color for Spring and I loved mixing it with a little floral. I stepped out of my neutral "color box,"  for this one and I'm so pleased with the way it came together. Think about using an unexpected touch of color on your own dining table! A beautiful table is the backdrop for wonderful food and memorable conversation. Even take-out can be special when the backdrop is beautiful!


Mindy Laven

Just a simple mid-western girl with a love for making things lovely. I create inspired, personalized, interiors on a budget. It's a beautiful life! Let me help you decorate it.

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