Labor Day

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Labor Day  
We know it’s a three-day weekend, a school holiday and lots of fun. Also we’re book marking the last weekend of summer.
Let’s raise our flags, wear something cool that’s vintage and relax and savor the next three days.

The last summer mornings in the kitchen.

A cup of tea in the comfiest vintage tattered chairs that just became perfect.

Long afternoon baths after a day on the water or working in the garden.

Lounging at home with the open summer breeze coming in the windows and door.

Enjoy the last breezes of summer as they leave us with memorable days to reflect upon.

My Design tip: Weekends are made for vintage living, for putting your feet up, relaxing & enjoying our spaces. Vintage living is comfy & easy on a budget.

Labor day: The first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The efforts to work together for the strength of our country.
 
Warmest wishes for a safe and fun last weekend of summer.
xo, Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo source: All photos from Pinterest

 

 

Summer House in South Africa

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Beachy+ Breezy!  We love how simple this beach house is and yet has so many details!  Enjoy!

Credit: Dede My Ventana

Pale Pink Summer

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Pale Pink Summer

A touch of a soft romantic pale pink changes the aura of a room. Pale pinks work so well with vintage. I love the warm faded tones. As we live these last days of August, I think of Pink as the color of luxe & romance.

Pinks are feminine yet can be handsome in a modern vintage space. This pure and the calming color has something for everyone who has a light heart & inspire a romantic spirit.
These photos are at home. A little tradition I began at home for August. I have fun adding some pale pinks to my decor to celebrate my anniversary {today} & my birthday! Being the only female in the house it makes my favorite month really special!

My favorite pink of all, my wedding dress which I designed.

My design tip: If there is a color you particularly love, however the rest of your crew isn’t on board with it everyday maybe bring it in for a short while. It will make everyone happy.
I hope your day is filled with love and a little pale pink.
 
xo,Gail
Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Pinterest Photos 8,9 & 10 by Gail Smith-Peterson

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The End Of August

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Coming to the close of August always feels like the end of Summer.  Let's enjoy the next two weeks before September.

Credit: Desde My Ventana

 

Keeping It Summer Simple

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Keeping It Summer Simple
Summer vintage style is all about simple elements. Furnishings that have many uses, character that adds something special to our homes.

A vintage metal stool, this one belongs to me. I love using it for everything. An extra seat or to double as a table to hold milk and cookies for a little summer snack.

Some pieces that may inspire you to put on your vintage scout list!

Small vintage objects can be set on window sills and moved around where ever you want to enjoy them.

My design tip: Summer is the best time to collect items for your home that may need some painting or work. Set up a little repair station outside & enjoy the last days of summer.
xo,
Gail
TEAM Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo source: Photo 1 by Gail Smith-Peterson 2-6 Pinterest

 

IBIZA SUMMER HOUSE

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IBIZA SUMMER HOUSE

A refuge that is comfortable and relaxed and by the Sea. A simple house of traditional construction with earthy decor that compliment's the outdoors. Enjoy!

Exploring The World

Francisca Wolters

Exploring The World ~ Maps

I have multiple old maps in my house and never get tired of finding them when I go picking. Discover rare antique maps of the world, continents, countries and states at Second Shout Out.

Here is some inspiration for decorating with antique and vintage maps and exploring the earth.

Ciao,
Francisca Wolters
Bee & Mason

 

In Residence: Alexandre de Betak

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Fashion show producer, art director and designer Alexandre de Betak lounges in the sitting room of his remote island home in the northern Tramuntana hills above Deia, Majorca, in this month’s episode of In Residence. Like almost every other room at Son Muntaner, the house has a devastating view of the Mediterranean sea, and during summer evenings when the sun finally sinks into the water, each of its undulating walls turn neon pink. The subtle light show evokes the spirit De Betak brings to his work––whether it’s a multi-sensory Dior Couture set or a Star Wars-themed Rodarte installation, the transient spectacles he creates are meticulously designed under Bureau Betak, the company he has helmed for two decades. “The house I did for myself, my family and my friends,” he says. “There’s no ‘work-for-hire’ there, it’s incredibly personal.”

Outside, the façade of the classical Majorquian finca nestling among an expanse of olive groves belies its playful interior: curvaceous, white plastered walls are punctuated with quirky design details such as Darth Vader candles, R2-D2 lamps, rock-encased computer screens, 1970s pin-ups (“they’re my mascots––I don’t move without them”), and a Flinstones-inspired tub. “I love that kind of binary, communitarian, organic white architecture of the 1960s and 1970s,” the producer explains of the interior. Despite his refusal to conform to classic architecture conventions, De Betak’s home appears to have very few ticks on the standard mid-century design checklist––but on closer inspection, one sees collectible Joe Colombo Elda chairs, a Sergio Asti profiterole lamp, British custom-made plumbing (to ensure that a shower chez De Betak lasts no less than 30 minutes), and, naturally, a wall tap that produces endless red wine.

Clean Simple Outdoor Bathing Spaces

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Clean Simple Outdoor Bathing Spaces

There have been times when it would have been sweet to have an outdoor bathing area, especially after a day of gardening or at the beach. Summer is the perfect time to get started on a project! These outdoor spaces with their vintage accouterments work well with natures elements.

This courtyard bath looks like a resort spa.

Lovely!

My Design tip:
An outdoor bathing space should have privacy, hanging some vintage sheets can help with that and be pretty at the same time.
A beautiful Saturday to you,

xo, Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo source: All photos by Pinterest

 

Montana Master Chefs

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Montana Master Chefs™
The Last Best Food and Wine Festival
September 25-28, 2014

Join Paws Up for another deliciously decadent Montana Master Chefs at the luxurious Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana. Experience a Montana culinary event where you'll explore exquisite tastes from expert chefs; see spectacular scenery on your plate as well as all around your elegant private home; fly-fish the legendary Blackfoot River; or explore our 37,000 acres on horseback – all in a luxury wilderness setting that would have made Lewis and Clark drool. After a day full of food, wine and wilderness, your luxury home or tent will await.

To make reservations for Montana Master Chefs, please call 877-758-8644

 

 

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