August 3, 2010

Taking a little blog break and more beachy beauty

vacation Victoria and I are taking a little blog break for the next couple of weeks. Due to bad planning on our part, we didn’t think to line up some guest bloggers till a few days ago. DOH!! So, rather than leaving DesignTies sitting here all alone and feeling left out, we’re going to re-publish some of our favourite posts from the last year and a half.

We’ll be back to blogging the week of August 16th. And don’t forget, August 19th is the Bake-N-Blog cupcake extravaganza hosted by Staci at Staci Edwards Design. I’ve made and eaten my Graham Cracker with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing cupcakes, and I’ll be telling you all about them on the 19th. Was there a beater accident? Did Squirt steal a cupcake from the counter? What’s my secret icing ingredient? Be sure to stop by on the 19th for the answers and my completely unbiased cupcake review. And it’s not too late to sign up for a cupcake of your own!!

Seeing as I’ve had beachy things on my mind lately, I thought I’d share some pretty beachy accessories and homes with you before I go. They’re from my blog buddy Susan’s store, Moving Designz. If you’re ever in PEI, you HAVE to stop by her store in Summerside and check it out!! Till then, you can see more of her beautiful products and projects on her blog, Susan on Design. Here are a couple of beachy vignettes from her store window…

I love the silver sailboat, shells, and starfish — glam goes to the beach!! :-)

I love these framed pieces!!

Check out the metal fish sculpture on the wall. It’s whimsical and fun :-)

I could sleep in this bed!!

Susan cleverly transformed an unused closet in her living room into a shelving unit. It’s a great place to display pretty beach items :-)

Susan recently completed a bed & breakfast project in Charlottetown, PEI. It’s Number One Grafton Street, and it’s beautiful!! Next time I go to PEI, I’m staying here!!

Another one of Susan’s projects is this stunning waterfront home. It was close to being completed when she took these pictures in May.

Susan’s house isn’t too shabby either :-) Here’s her dining room…

And her living room. You can see the then-closet door in the right of the picture.

Hope you enjoyed this peek at seeing Susan’s store and her design work. She shares her projects from start to finish on her blog, so you can really get a feel for what’s involved in turning the “before” room into the “after” room.

See you in a couple of weeks!!

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theLENNOXX said...

Thank you for sharing Susan's home and work, it's pure perfection! I'll head over to her blog right away!

Happy holidays Kelly and Victoria!!

Unknown said...

Have a great break girls.

Thanks for the post...I have funny room in my basement with bathroom that I'm thinking needs a beachy, nautical theme.
I love the sailboat, any idea where it came from?

Susan said...

Hi Girls,

Someone was very sly today :) in a good way :)

You just cannot imagine my surprise when I got home a few minutes ago for some post work day blog browsing and saw that you featured me on your post.

Flattered, yes!!! Smiling from ear to ear, yes!!! Thank you for choosing to highlight my work and shop. It is so very, very nice of you.

You both are the best... love your blog and this whole blogging world where you get to meet some of the most fantastic people. Thanks for inviting me over. Thank you internet:)

Kelly sorry our timelines did not meet up for your summer vacation. Readers... Kelly was going to come to PEI for a visit but I will be in Toronto on a buying trip. Damn!!!


Katie Lane said...

Love this! Beach style is so pretty when it's simple touches like the photos you included. If Hubby and I end up staying here in Florida much longer I may have to redesign our home in this style :)

Verdigris Vie said...

Enjoy your break Ladies.

I am off to Nova scotia in a few weeks I wish I had time for PEI - that shop looks so great!

Barbara Matson said...

Have a wonderful break! Enjoy the sun!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So lovely!! And have a great time!!!!

Dianna said...

enjoy the rest, nothing better than the sounds of the ocean.

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Have a great vacation!

Marcus Design said...

Susan is really talented and I love her coastal style. She has a wonderful blog too!

I hope you have a wonderful break ladies, and I am excited to read some of your favorite posts that I may have missed out on in the past! Rest and relax!!

Lisa said...

Have a great holiday ladies - you deserve it! I will be catching up on your previous posts in case I missed some. I'm loving Susan's designs and I'll be heading over to Susan's blog to check it out.

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