Thursday, 21 June 2012

Missed me?

Hi there, friends. It's been a while... 
Oh how many things, ups and downs and ups and worries and then some quiet.

 I have been working in the garden

and doing much needed housework 

making dreams of holidays by the sea
and time spent under the shade


 sipping, breathing, praying for dreams come true


and oh finally, new beginnings.

I hope your days are full of joy and sunshine.

 {All images ikea }

love, Irene

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Bon Weekend

I hope the weekend is full of joy, health and grace. love, Irene

Monday, 4 June 2012

Lilly Pulitzer at home

I love all things Lilly Pulitzer.
And I admire the lady herself.
I'd love to grow into life, Lilly-style!

Being a Lilly lover and an interior designer, I was looking for information about Ms. Pulitzer's home.
I love to see spaces where women I admire live their dream.
So, I found this article, that is actually a listing of Ms. Pulitzer's Palm Beach home.

Here is a taste:

... about 20 years go, her late husband, Enrique Rousseau, first brought her attention to the property, which lies about eight streets south of Worth Avenue.
“Enrique and I had just sold our house on the lake, and we were just looking,” she says. “Enrique found this, and when I saw it, I said, ‘Oh my God. We are going to have to build,’ because we fell in love with the property.
“It was a tropical oasis, really beautiful — specimen trees, huge banyans, orange trees and a little stream. There were a Chinese garden and an orchard — and a service road coming through to the ocean — unbelievable.”

{I can imagine beautiful summer evenings in this garden}

Within it are a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. It’s surrounded by its own lush gardens and patios.
The main house is set back on the property. And once through the front door and into the entry foyer — with its Herpel-tile floors and barrel-vaulted ceiling — visitors are welcomed with all the colors from the Lilly palette, and then some.
Asked about the warm color on the entry’s walls and ceiling, Rousseau thinks for a moment and then answers: “How about tomato bisque?”
To the south is a powder room, and to the north is her office.

A little farther along is her center-island-layout kitchen with professional-grade appliances, open shelving and a breakfast room — Rousseau loves to cook.
And take note of those refrigerator doors, covered with two big framed floral images.
At the end of the foyer is a sitting area, where a daybed is heaped with pillows, and the pale-green dining room, furnished with items she brought from her previous residence.

The house is situated at 710 S. County Road.
Read the full article here.
All house images from here.
Ms. Pulitzer's photos via Google.

love, Irene

Royal Jubilee

I love a good romantic story.
I love castles and queens, prines and princesses and happilly ever afters.

 Britons are a great nation.

What a greatRoyal Jubilee!
God save royal, Christian Europe!

love, Irene

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