Carmel by the sea

I recently visited my home state of California with my daughter. Because my trips home usually encompass catching up with family (I am one of nine!) and visiting friends, I rarely get to enjoy the beautiful sights that California has to offer. This trip, however, I managed to slip in a visit to the beautiful picturesque town of Camel, CA. I love the quaint architecture of the homes and shops and the brilliantly blooming flowers.

carmel, ca

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Spring Inspired Design…

detalle_floreros@maureenstevens

It’s snowing here in Princeton, NJ and I am craving the light-hearted and happy colors of Spring. Just a few Spring touches scattered throughout your home can add that much needed pick-me-up!

kitchen@maureenstevens

 Besides flowers, painted furniture reflects the much-anticipated sunshine and warmth of the Spring season.

floorcushions@chictip

These lively colored hand crocheted floor cushions by Lacasadecoto located in Barcelona Spain can add that much needed spark of color!

pinkdiningroom@housebeautiful

Re-upholstering furniture or using soft yet colorful fabrics adds cheeriness to any room. This colorful dining room ensemble is featured in housebeautiful.com.

citronkitchentable

Bright sparks of color like this citron yellow in the table above and light touches of chartruse in the lattice wallpaper below not only add brightness to a room but a touch of modernity as well. These are also featured on housebeautiful.com.

sunroom@housebeautiful

 This apple green headboard is actually a wall decal! A faux headboard and colorful image in one that is light on the wallet. Great for a teenager’s room! From CA Home and Design.applegreenheadboard@CAHomeAndDesign