Design Crush: Half Baked Harvest

Design Crush Half Baked Harvest edited

One of my favorite visual treats is to peruse the lovely content from Half Baked Harvest. Beautifully styled eats in incredibly gorgeous photographs. Who could ask for more in a food blog? Tieghan, the young visionary, baker, stylist and photographer of Half Baked Harvest, has a genuine talent for creating visual works of art.  She has the ability to elevate each recipe she crafts into something truly amazing. I made her recipe for … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Gathered Home

Design Crush The Gathered Home dining room edited

The Gathered Home. I've always admired those lucky home owners, fortunate enough to have a large and spacious dining room. A room big enough for the whole family and extra friends to gather, eat much and visit often. Especially one with a fireplace.  And a cool lighting fixture.  And an awesome rug. Brynne, from The Gathered Home has such a room.  A lovely, groovy, dreamy collection of DIY and thrifted yumminess all wrapped up in the … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Doctor’s Closet

Design Crush The Doctor's Closet edited

Light, bright and pretty. Three words that accurately describe the beautiful home of Monika from The Doctor's Closet. Monika's home was photographed by Tracey Ayton and recently featured online at Style Me Pretty Living and in the April issue of Style at Home magazine. Monika's whole house is swoonworthy and her baby boy's nursery is absolutely delightful, but I definitely have a slight crush on her dining room.  Those white, upholstered … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Stylish in Portugal

Design Crush AD France dining room (rectangle house)

What is the one architectural detail that I prize above all others? More than gorgeous moulding, spacious kitchens, beautiful wood flooring or wall-spanning built-ins? My favorite detail, regardless of the style or size of the home, is big windows.  Yes, it's true. Large, expansive, open windows that let in beautiful natural light. My Design Crush today is a very stylish and unique home from Portugal with literally walls of windows.  … [Read more...]

Design Crush: 47PARKAVENUE

DesignCrush 47avenue(edited)

  My favorite thing about Pinterest is finding great new design images. Sometimes though, it's tough to find the original source. Frustrating when you want to find out more about that cool image, who the designer is or if there are more related photos. But every once in a while, through a little luck and a bit of serendipity, the image will cross your path again.  This time with the original source, designer and additional … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Hunted Interior

DesignCrush The Hunted Interior edited

  One of my favorite DIY designers is Kristin from The Hunted Interior.  She and her husband, recently transformed their backyard into a stunning outdoor living area. They painted, built, mulched, planted and designed the lovely space themselves.  I love all the beautiful styling, but I'm totally crushing on the floating deck.  (Or potential dance floor, perhaps?)  Either way, it looks as though Kristin will have some fabulous garden … [Read more...]

Design Crush: DIY Show-off

Design Crush DIY Show-off pantry edited

Super awesome, incredibly amazing pantry. (That is how I really wanted to title this post.) This gorgeous pantry makeover is the magic of the talented, Roeshel at the DIY Show-off.  Using plumber's pipe is Roeshel's secret to creating this rustic look. So go visit DIY Show-off where Roeshel gives detailed instructions on how you can create a cool pantry shelving unit for yourself. ~Miss Charming … [Read more...]

Blog Crush: Design Crisis

Design Crisis Erin Williamson Design nursery(sized)

I discovered the blog, Design Crisis, a few weeks ago during the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home.  I was immediately smitten. Erin, the talent behind Design Crisis, has incredible style and is a self-proclaimed, "...vintage girl in a modern world."  By combining thrifty finds with high-end pieces and interesting art, Erin is able to dress her clients' spaces (as well as her own home) in style and charm. So take a peek over … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Emily Henderson

Design Crush Oh Joy's studio edited

A few weeks ago, Joy, of Oh JOY, unveiled her new studio designed by Emily Henderson.  It's such a bright and colorful space filled with pops of pretty.  Looking at it just makes me happy.  (I feel as though I need to skip around the room with a bubble machine or something equally as fun.) Check out Emily's blog for more pictures of this incredibly "joyful" space. ~Miss Charming   … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Little Green Notebook

littlegreennotebook.  (Vinyl painted chair.)edited

I want that. That was one of the first thoughts that darted through my head as I first spotted that chair. That deliciously shiny black and white office chair redo from Jenny at Little Green Notebook.  Jenny took a sad little brown vinyl chair from the thrift store and worked her magic, transforming it into a piece with plenty of personality.  Pairing it perfectly with the rest of her office nook transformation.  So it's safe to say that … [Read more...]

Design Crush: DIY Show Off

DIY Showoff2 pet bed

One of my favorite home bloggers is Roeshel from the DIY Show Off.  I had the opportunity to meet her last year and she is just as lovely in person as she appears on her blog.  Roeshel is also quite stylish, which is evident in the completely adorable pet bed she made for her sweet pup out of an old drawer.  A pink parasol ups the glam factor and is the perfect touch for a relaxing CocoRosie. Be sure to check out more of Roeshel's creative … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Turquoise Iris

Design Crush the turquoise iris

Today, I'm crushing on the creatively eclectic style of Dionne from The Turquoise Iris.  Dionne searches for unloved pieces of furniture and then applies a little makeover magic, turning each piece into something special.  She also has mad styling skills.  (Combining a southwestern inspired rug with a beachy theme is pure genius!) So be sure to take the time to pop on over to The Turquoise Iris to see more of Dionne's creative talent. ~Miss … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Slipcovered Grey

design crush slipcovered grey patio

Have you ever had this happen to you? You're reading a blog post just minding your own business when all of a sudden, you are transfixed by a photo.  You suddenly wish you had some Mary Poppins magic handy so you could jump right into the picture. Well, that is how I felt when I first saw this lovely photo of Angie's amazing patio at Slipcovered Grey.  Angie is a Georgia peach and so her beautiful backyard definitely reflects her southern … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Vintage Revivals

Summer Reading Nook 2 Project @vintage revivals[3]

Sometimes a contest can spur a moment of epic creativity. Just ask Mandi from the DIY blog, Vintage Revivals.  Mandi was invited by the Pottery Barn team to enter their contest and come up with a little reading nook area using a few items from the Pottery Barn line.  A few other bloggers were invited also and went right to work, creating little reading nook areas in their homes. But Mandi had other plans and proceeded to build her own … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Lindy Allen Dining Room

Design Crush Lindy Allen dining room

I appreciate design that tends to have an element of the unexpected.   Spaces that appear collected from different styles and portraying a sense of interest.  That's one reason why I'm crushing on this simple, but stylish dining room by designer Lindy Allen of Four Hands Furniture.  Lindy paired up with Cadence Homes and designed their show house for the 2012 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.  The talented shutterbugs at Hiya Papaya covered … [Read more...]