Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Spruce up your Entryway

I have a 'go-to' for my front porch geraniums and ivy with a few impatients thrown in. The beauty of geraniums is that they can go full sun or shade. The pop of red never disappoints or disappears and they don't need a ton of water...which can be a pain with planters because they dry out so quickly. Don't forget to work with the scale of your home. For example, if you have a super tall front door or porch ceiling, don't place a stubby short planter out there. Most importantly, do what makes you smile and happy every time you come home! Here are a few inspirations for what may work for your planters.

blue flower container gardening front porch entrance plants
Ferns, hydrangeas and sweet potato vine.

Evergreens and Annuals container gardening entrance home
Evergreen, pansies and ivy. Super simple and low maintenance.

entrance container gardening front porch
Great shade loving combo.

great flower planter front porch entrance
This Cast Iron Plant LOVES the shade. Very elegant look for your entry

front porch planter purple flowers
Beautiful mix

large planters black door elephant ears container gardening
Located in a tropical location? Want something simple? I love this dramatic impact with elephant ears.

southern front porch planters
A unique and colorful combination.

front entrance container gardening
Gotta love a turquoise door and the pops of yellow.
Plants in blue pots front porch blue painted floor
Love how the blue pots match the floor and the use of one flowering plant.

flower planter garden
A pretty little mix.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wine in Decor?

I knew that would attract your attention! Wine spheres or demijohns are old wine or spirit jugs that have been around forever in decor. Mostly used in groupings for their pale green or blue/green color atop a shelf or bookcase, these glass pieces are now moving from vases to lamps and now pendants. The pendants are becoming super popular and super expensive. Personally, I love a single glass piece with a palm frond or other large branch displayed. I also pulled together a few items in the end that are a bit more affordable than some of the vintage pieces you may find out there.

wine sphere interior design pendants lighting demijohn

sullivans island house beach decor interior design south carolina shell chandelier
dresser as a console table decorating
 pot rack over island exposed white brick  
glass lamp clear all white neutral bedroom

abstract art blue and ivory bedroom

all neutral living room built in shelves around windows flanking fireplace

Wine Spheres & Demijohns

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Only Four Days Left!

There are four days left to pick up one of my gold paintings in a larger size and matted/framed in white!! Or, pick up one of my paintings on sale in a print to canvas. Just visit the Vibrant Space sale for a Preppy Bedroom going on at One Kings Lane until Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. EST.
Jennifer Latimer, Flamingo print painting
charleston sc abstract artist
Jennifer Latimer, Coral II
Jennifer Latimer, Springs First Blooms

Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Home Resource: Domaine

Have you checked out Domaine yet? LOVE this new site. Founders of WhoWhatWear pulled this Decor and inspiration site together. Yes, I read all about Kristen Bell's nursery and baby must haves, poured over actual interiors and found sources for featured pieces, rummaged through some "how to's" for around the house...well, you get the picture. Adding this site to my favorites!

black and pink interior new york apartment interior decorating

gray and brass gold kitchen white countertops new york apartment

Project Urbane Bachelor Pad

red curved console table white triangle chairs vintage luggage decor decorating interiors

Monday, May 6, 2013

Porch Time!

The pollen is gone! Here in Charleston, days of rain have obliterated all remaining traces of pollen. That means, time to hose and wipe off porches and embrace outdoor living. At least, until it gets too unbearably hot:-) Here are a few porches to inspire!

small bungalow porch idea herbs plantings taupe and white
Remember, you don't just have to spruce up a side or back porch. I love what they did with painted striped floors, curtains, herbs and a vintage crate planter.
blue paint porch ceiling beadboard decorating porch rug wicker blue
covered porch white sofa coral

slanted roof porch wicker modern furniture 2013 decor
Who knew there were rocking chaises? I need one!

cottage style porch enclosed
Simple, bright and colorful.

palm and caladium planter sisal rug
front porch decor chevron outdoor rug