November 18, 2009

The Old Village



Just a few pictures taken from the Pitt Street Bridge in the The Old Village, Mt. Pleasant, SC.









November 15, 2009

McClellanville

Matthew, Kevin and I spent the day yesterday driving the scenic route down to Mt. Pleasant. We stopped through downtown Georgetown, McClellanville and The Old Village in Mt. Pleasant for some picture taking. My new favorite hobby!
Here's a little preview. Be sure to click on the pictures to make them bigger for full impact!




All photos by Pawleys Island Posh

fun in the mountains

Some pictures from Chateau Morrisette taken during our trip to the mountains back in August that I just found on my computer!

Enjoy!







All photos by Pawleys Island Posh

November 13, 2009

Glamorous Classic



I have a serious on-going love affair with HomeGoods. It started my sophomore year of college when I moved into my very first apartment. I was willing to cypher beer money into my a newly started decorating fund in order to purchase a few colorful picture frames and a decorative pillow. The look started a passion for design on the cheap that still holds true today. Nine years later. I think I just threw up in my mouth.

Anyway, just found an awesome interior design style quiz that I wanted to share with you.



Obviously, I already took the quiz and here is what I found out. Shocking results. Really.


Glamorous Classic
You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty and craftsmanship. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a balanced layout give order to a room. But you definitely like to shake things up with some unabashed luxury and glamour to keep things from getting boring. You go for rich materials like velvets, one-of-a-kind objects, lady-like touches, glimmering accessories, and a sense of old-Hollywood romance that makes your home dramatic and elegant.
You value order. You feel happiest if your home is well organized. You understand that when your house is in order, your mind feels clearer. Rather than a lot of meaningless objects or overly-designed items, you are happier with a few well-placed things. Your home is your respite from a busy life. Try to avoid letting things into your home that you don't really love.
Putting Your Style to Work!
With your style and needs in mind, here are a few tips that will help you make your home a little happier.

1. Your Design Challenge:

EXPERIMENT

The last mile in decorating is the hardest, because that is when you really take the risk in expressing yourself. As with fashion or jewelry, one bold piece can set the tone, and the others complement the look. Don't be afraid to experiment, drag stuff around and make mistakes. Use what you're passionate about to inspire your home, whether it is a love for patterns, travel, gardening, family or the sea. Consider a collection of books, pictures or objects on your passion. Giving yourself parameters helps you choose things in keeping with your true style—which is precisely the point of HomeGoods StyleScope. But also think of colors, a country, a movie or words you love when you're shopping, so that you can check that these pieces match your unique sensibility before you bring them home.

2. Your Happy Place

Choose a color or two that harmonizes with the tableware you already own, and collect things like linens, glasses, dessert plates, or platters in those hues. This is a fantastic way to liven up a plain, white table setting. And if you can, set the table the night before a dinner party, so you can really take pleasure in tending to the details.
3. Be Party-Ready All the Time!

Scent:

The first thing you notice about a home is how it smells. Use naturally fragrant cleaning products. If you find a scented candle or fresh potpourri you love, stock up on it. Any scent you like, whether perfume or linen spray, can be used on upholstery, bedding or just spritzed into the air.

Mood:

Nice, flattering light makes us feel good. So nix the harsh, direct light from overhead fixtures in favor of the softer glow from floor and table lamps. Also, stock up on some votive candles and a couple of hurricane lanterns for setting around the room.

Food:

Devote space in your pantry or on a shelf for go-to party essentials: crackers, dip, chips, nuts—whatever you like to serve. Keep on hand a collection of attractive bowls and cocktail napkins, and you'll be able to set a spread—instantly!

Drink:

The simplest and chicest thing is to have a drinks tray or table always set up. Include a mix of pretty glasses, an ice bucket, a lovely pitcher, and bottles of soda and water. When the bell rings, just add ice and limes.

You know your style.


Your Colors:




PUTTING COLOR TO USE:

You are probably not one to go in for crazy color, and you may want to keep things fairly neutral and sophisticated overall. But try selecting a duo or trio of colors that work well together, and introduce one or more of them into your curtains, wall color or rugs. This will tie the overall palette together in a coherent way. You could even incorporate your color palette in smaller doses, like in your tablecloths, cushions, throws, or bedspreads, for example.


HOMEGOODS BLOG:

There is also a fun blog written about decorating and entertaining tips that seems pretty helpful!


http://openhouse.homegoods.com/