Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~ Lao Tzu
Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers in your life bloom on their own. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~ Flora Whittemore
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. ~ Pablo Picasso
Every moment is a fresh beginning. ~ T.S. Eliot
Be your own muse, the subject you know best. ~ Frida Kahlo
P.S. Thank you to all who entered our Style Secrets giveaway! The winner will be contacted via Instagram.
According to House Beautiful‘s Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, every room needs a splash of unexpected color, glitter and glam, a “wow” moment or even something that says “touch me”… And in her new book filled with the best and most beautiful rooms featured in the magazine, you’ll get simple and elegant advice from some of the biggest names in interior design to achieve the home of your dreams.
For instance, in the chapter Every Room Needs a Grand Gesture, you will learn that “overscale is not the same as overdone” and that a “majestic” mirror can make a world of difference in creating space.
How about a lipstick red dining room to make an impact on your guests…
or adding a bit of Chinoiserie as a nod to the past?
Nature and flowers play a big role in bringing a room to life and this can be as easy as a large vase of spring blossoms in your living room or opening the French doors to incorporate an outdoor terrace.
One of the highlights of our visit to NY NOW yesterday was meeting Sophie in person and having her sign her book. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, this beauty can be yours in this Giveaway! If you’d like to win this signed book, leave a comment below, like today’s post on Instagram or Facebook or send us an email at TheBuzz.Giveaway@gmail.com with “House Beautiful Style Secrets” in the subject line. You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 11, 2018 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. ~ Audrey Hepburn
It’s Groundhog Day and if Punxsutawney Phil decides spring is not on its way, we’ll be feeling a little gloomy… A condition that will most likely be cured as we unpack the gorgeous stems we bought in Atlanta for our new Fall/Winter 2018 collections.
Moody blooms have always appealed to us and they’re all we see on Instagram these days. From window shades to wallpaper, fixtures to fashion, designers are loving this trend.
Inky blossoms in dark shades of purple and burgundy have a brooding romantic quality, and we plan to mix the dark hues with pale pinks and soft peaches to lighten the mood.
You don’t have to wallpaper a room or reupholster your couch to bring moody blooms into a room (a bigger commitment than you might want to make!) – you can always just buy one of our bouquets! But you will have to wait until fall…
See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer