Blue and White Monday + News

I hope you had a lovely weekend, and are ready for the week. These beautiful images via some of my favorite Instagram accounts will help to start your week off beautifully.  Be sure not to miss the exciting news following the gorgeous photos.

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Wizzie Broach

(Virginia) and I (Texas), have teamed up to create EAST - WEST, an original art event where roughly thirty incredible paintings will be available.  Tomorrow, I'll have a preview here with a list of artists participating.  And, be sure to watch Instagram today for an opportunity to win a $100 credit toward any painting.  I'll be posting a giveaway around noon Central Time.  If you're not following me on Instagram, go


so you don't miss this opportunity : )

Blue and White Monday Outdoors

 Mark D. Sikes via

One Kings Lane

We enjoyed a beautiful weekend here in Dallas with temps in the 80s and bright, sunny skies.  It looks like we're going to have lovely weather all week long, and I'm celebrating by sharing blue and white outdoors.  

 Carolyne Roehm via

The Glam Pad

 Lynn Morgan via


Charlotte Moss via


Mario Buatta via

Architectural Digest

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Blue and White Monday: Outdoor Stripes

House Beautiful April 2015

I'm still on my stripes kick over here.  Last week, I posted about both

stripes inside


striped apparel

.  Today, it's all about blue and white stripes outdoors.  These first three images are from

House Beautiful

's April issue which is absolutely packed with gorgeousness.  Not sure how many times I've looked through this magazine instead of crossing things off my "To Do" list...

via Instagram account livingindesignbyg

via Instagram account burnhamdesign

Architectural Digest

House and Garden

Williams Sonoma Home

If you're wanting to add this look to an outdoor space, the options are endless.  A

blue and white outdoor rug like this above

would create an impact.

The three pillows below

work beautifully together to create such a crisp look.

These outdoor Dransfield and Ross pillows

have been a favorite of mine for quite a while. I love a mitered stripe.

Below are options from

Target's Wickenburg Collection

.  While I like the look of a stripe with more white, I'm wondering if keeping the white minimal might be more practical for outdoors. Practicality and I are sometimes in conflict : )


chaise cushion

is one of many choices at Pottery Barn.

They also have

striped umbrella options


And, I can't leave out the ever important beach towel which is always perfect in a stripe.





Number three is from Lands End, and they're having a great sale on their beach towels right now.