It’s time for some visual delight….so feminine and deliciously stylized


An example of well selected pieces, on all levels, style, color, scale, finish, texture and placement…these individual pieces may not appear to make sense together, but the entire finished look, it works…reflects selection wisdom and casual comfort, approachability, if you will.


Perfection of material juxtaposition…in it’s simplest form, this is a complementary palette—on the color wheel, of orange and blue….typical of an assignment I was given (back in the day) in color theory class; but looker closer, you see the mix of the rugged and distressed wood flooring, against the rich color and the textural sophistication of the sky blue mohair covering this clean lined rosewood chair—yummy, simple and smart.


Ode to Shabby Chic; the lovely Rachel Ashwell….such a warm hearted talent..can’t wait to see what she shares with us next…it is bound to be beautiful.


Thoughtful vignette…notice the traditional architecture, mixed so well with a contemporary take on the classic bistro table and chairs, nicely varied with the pop of chartreuse and slate blue…warm tea, freshly baked scones, laughter and sprinkles of honest sharing abound here.


I’ve been craving a road trip….of the zen travelling, two lane road, small town locals and campground fires variety….there is something about breakfast cooked on a camp stove that can’t be matched…wherever do we find the time to do all that we wish for?


Yes, as you have seen before, I’m a sucker for the blend of decay and feminine materials and lines—that back wall is to die for, and these peekaboo crocheted lacework pillows, the soft lines of the bench against it’s rustic, rugged finish…….add in the long stemmed roses, a perfect touch. 

Each of these images were shot by the photography talent that is Chris Everard.   His work is threaded with such taste..always appealing yet calming at the same time.

Have a lovely weekend…We’re planning on a bit of work, a bit of play, a bit of outdoor grilling, and maybe some garden time….our garden needs some tending to, some loving.  I find a renewed appreciation for my home when I regularly love on our garden.  I’d love to hear what helps you appreciate your home, your living space?


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  1. Amy on July 10, 2009

    Great photos – especially that outdoor space! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. jana on July 10, 2009

    I know, the outdoor space invites me. Thank you for being here. You have a lovely weekend as well Amy :)

  3. Lucinda on July 10, 2009

    I appreciate my home when it’s organized and clean (when someone else has dusted), when it smells fresh and showcases fresh cut flowers. I appreciate seeing my collections neatly displayed on bookshelves with a designed flair. I appreciate having living space outdoors. I don’t really have that right now, and I miss eating on summer evenings al fresco with candlelight.

    Good weekend wishes to you!

  4. Elizabeth on July 11, 2009

    This is my first visit to your site and I have really enjoyed my visit here! Keep up the beautiful work.

  5. tiina on July 12, 2009

    i love that first picture. so beautiful arrangement, i wish i had it all.


  6. Katrina on July 12, 2009

    Hey, just found your blog and I am lovin’ it. I fell in love from the first pic. This post was great, a real feast for the eyes. Keep up the good work!

  7. Sylvia on July 14, 2009

    Jana, I realized how much I’ve became addicted to flickr lately as I wanted to leave the notes on the pictures here!!! That is scary ;) The last two photos are amazing, they really speak to me ;) I love checking on you – You always surprise me with great stuff!!! :*

  8. Joanne Flynn Black on July 16, 2009

    love the road trip van. i could see you taking that cross country.

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