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HAPPY FRIDAY! I LOVE KITCHEN DESIGN AND TODAY I’M SHARING  5 OF MY FAVORITES. THEY’RE ALL SO GORGEOUS — I STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE I LIKE BEST.

MINDY GAYER DESIGN

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JOHN BYNUM

JAMIE BLAKE

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

~ SHANNON

Sunday Inspiration

Club 55

Along the French Riviera

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Happy Sunday!

Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a place to unplug, unwind & get healthy in a gorgeous setting then the The Ranch Malibu is the place to go. I came across it several years ago because I love the work of Scott Shrader who did the landscape design for the The Ranch. However, as you’ll see in the photos below the interior design is just as beautiful!

Have a great Weekend!

~ Shannon

 

All photos via The Ranch Malibu

When my girlfriends and I were in Laguna Beach a couple of weeks ago, we thought the idea of spending an entire day cooking a big meal, sipping wine and listening to good music sounded like an excellent way to spend a Saturday. So this past weekend we decided to try it out by inviting family & friends to help prepare an Italian feast.

The Menu:

Cheese & meat platter

Ravioli with sausage filling

Sausage Carbonara 

Caprese salad

Mix green salad

Grilled zucchini

Tuscan steak

Limoncello Cake

Even though my house wasn’t perfect, and I should have spent half the day doing laundry, I’m glad I decided not pay attention to any of that and just enjoy an afternoon with family, friends and really good food. Cheers to taking more time out of our daily duties to enjoy long meals with family & friends!

Happy Thursday!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’m sharing one of my favorite houses in Mexico — El Mirador House. Located in Valle de Bravo, a popular vacation spot just two hours southwest of Mexico City, El Mirador is a 5,000 square foot home by CC Arquitectos.

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Have a great weekend!!

xoxo

~Shannon

Arijiju is a beautiful private home, retreat and spa set in the Borana Conservancy in Kenya’s Laikipia County. There’s an understated elegance to the design of Arijiju and its unobtrusive structure seems to blend seamlessly into Kenya’s landscape. The architecture is by Alex Michaelis of London-based Michaelis Boyd and Johannesburg-based architect Nick Plewman. The interior design is by Maira Koutsoudakis of Life Interiors Architecture Strategic Design. Scroll down to see more of this gorgeous retreat.

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Happy Friday! Every year at this time The Garden Conservancy organizes tours of gorgeous private gardens all over the country. I’ve been attending these tours for about 6 years now and I always walk away inspired! This Sunday is the Pasadena (California) tour so I thought I would share some ideas from a gorgeous Pasadena estate I toured several years ago.

I loved this custom-made trellis (above) and how it framed the entry to the home so beautifully.

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They also added this gorgeous climbing rose, ‘Eden’ from David Austin Roses, which highlights the entry to the home even more.

For a bit more drama they added two lollipop Gardenia trees on the front porch — very pretty.

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Cafe lights are fabulous because they always add a festive mood to any garden.

Whether squared or rounded, shaping your shrubs is always a good idea.

Here’s another example of a big statement made with exterior lights — love these over the outdoor dining area.

Click here for more information on The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Garden Tours.

Have a great weekend!

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