Saturday, February 23, 2013

Eye Candy ~*~ Pink & Green Rooms to L*O*V*E

Have you ever thought of pairing Raspberry or Hot Pink with Green?
This bold and sophisticated combination can take any room to a whole new level.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fantastic Finds Friday - FLORAL PILLOWS

Blue Blossom Floral
4-NEW Floral Print Pillow Covers
see them ALL at 
on Etsy
Water Color Floral
                                                                                thanks for taking a peek ~
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Coral & Grey Color-Combos

I love color, but most of all I love mixing color's in home decor. Coral is one of those colors that most of us think is a little on the feminine side a pinkish-orange.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Day Dreaming about Bedding

The bedroom is one of the most important spaces in any home. Deciding on new bedding can be a task for some. Okay I am one of those people. Each one of us has a unique taste and budget on how we want to decorate our bedroom. When looking in department store's one can be overwhelmed by all those beds made up so beautiful with luxurious linens not to mention all the patterns and colors. We want our choices to fit our style which in essence is a great representation of ones character and personality. We also spend a third of our lives sleeping. So a good thing to remember is bedding that promotes a good night's sleep is a must.

thanks for taking a peek ~

Crate & Barrel ~ Marimekko ~ Tilkkula

Designer Living ~ Harbor House Coastline

Serena & Lily ~ Navy & White Collection

Designer Living ~ Echo Cozumel Collection

John Robshaw ~ Nazar Collection

Yala Designs ~ Midara Collection

Trina Turk ~ Blue Peacock Bedding Collection

Trina Turk ~ Ikat Bedding Collection

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fun Beach Towels

Hit the beach this summer with these incredibly cute seaside towels I found at One Kings Lane. They will not last long at $19 bucks each. Designed by contemporary artists these whimsical and bright beach towels will make you stand out from all the other beach bums this summer.  So many choices you may as well get one of each! Fish, Whales, Anchor, Sea Creatures and Jelly Fish did I mention the Sunglasses? Exclusively at One Kings Lane. So get into the summer mood !

thanks for taking a peek ~
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Stephen Haskell Fish Towels
Luzelle van der Westhuizen Towels

Tom Slaughter Towels
S. Moss Sunglass Towels


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Painted Wood Floors

  I grew up in a home with hardwood floors. After 5 kid’s, numerous animals, fish tanks and every day wear and tear those hardwood floors, well, showed some wear. Years after us kids were all out of the house, my parents had them refinished back to their original shine, scuffs and water damage all gone. These day’s us DIY’ers like to renew and refresh a space on our own. We not only want to save money but we want an outcome that is unexpected. So while new carpet or refinishing is great for some I recommend you stay on this page and find new ways to rejuvenate your tired hardwood floors with a new look. A fresh coat of paint will not only brighten a space but can be a great inexpensive solution to dealing with not-so great floors.
If you're a lover of cottage or beach-inspired style, then painted white floors are for you. No need to worry about scuffs and scratches; they'll just add to the charm and create a distressed look.

How to Paint Floors:
How about a Hexagon Floor?
Simply Beachy~Diamonds Painted Floor.

Love this Chalk Paint Floor. It's all about patience!

Cool and Blue Painted Floor.

Stenciled Floor. Their are so many stencils out there. Find your's at Cutting Edge Stencils.
                                      thanks for taking a peek ~
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tickled Pink Decorating

Pink is not one of those colors I decorate with. Wear, yes, decorate with, not so much. However, around holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas I love to use it in splashes. The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. Okay I get that rule but times have changed. You rarely see a boy wearing pink but you will see a lot of men wearing pink and my husband is one of them. Pink can be masculine. Combining pink with other darker colors such as dark blue, dark green, black or gray, adds strength and sophistication to pink. Growing up we had the quintessential “pink” bathroom. I knew girl’s that had the “all pink” bedroom and I even had a teacher in elementary school that not only wore pink every day but also owned a pink 65' Ford Mustang! Okay it was the sixties! Pink has and always will be a favorite in decorating but is has taken a step out of the girl’s bedrooms, nurseries and bathrooms and taken a step up into our living rooms, dining rooms and entries! Pink accents add that pop of color that is not only energizing but unexpected. So many variations of the color can be seen in home d├ęcor. Take a look at the pics below to hmmm get a bit Tickled, Pink that is the way......Happy Valentine's!
                             thanks for taking a peek ~
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Variations of the Color Pink
Blush: Similar to skin color, this very pale pink has sensual and sexual connotations. It is non-threatening but lacks passion and energy.

Rose Pink: This is the pink of universal love and unity. It is mature, feminine and intuitive.

Salmon Pink: There is a touch of orange in salmon pink. 
Orchid: This is an unusual lavender-pink and relates to the unconventional and the individual doing his or her own thing. It is the non conformist.
Fuchsia: A blend of deep pink and blue, fuchsia inspires confidence, assurance and maturity, a more responsible and controlled nurturing and love.

Hot Pink: Hot pink inspires a more passionate, playful and sensual love. It exudes warmth and happiness and a love of life.



Thursday, February 7, 2013


I thought it was time to kick 2013 into full gear with what else but a GIVEAWAY. My audience is global so I wanted to make sure that EVERYONE has a chance. I have 2 Indoor/Outdoor Pillow Covers (Inserts are NOT included) that will go to the lucky WINNER! This Giveaway is open to EVERYONE! YAY!!!!
So please take a moment and enter!

Here are ALL my Links *~*~*

CaliforniaLivinHome on ETSY

California Livin Home Website

California Livin Home on FACEBOOK

Livin By The Beach on TWITTER
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You WIN 1 of ME and.....

1 of me Too!!!!
thanks for taking a peek & entering. GOOD LUCK!
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