Friday, November 28, 2008

La Bastide

These amazing photos are of La Bastide in Gard, France. These first photos are of the dining, living, and bedroom areas. LOVE the vintage French chairs and zinc tabletop in the dining room! How dreamy to sleep below those gauzy curtains in the bedroom...

These last three photos are of the bathroom at La Bastide. The chunky wood beams are such a nice contrast against all that white porcelain and whitewashed floors. An old wire basket and seashell collection add the finishing touches. Magnifique!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tine K Home

I know that Tine K Home has been blogged about in numerous blogs but the photos are so gorgeous and inspirational that I had to share them here as well.

I adore the moroccan vibe of these first two photos and the mix of silver, glass, rustic wood and colorful quilts.

I love the photo with the daybeds pushed together outdoors for a sunbed. What a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors in style... The photo with the log cabin is so inviting. Tine says they call it their "witch cottage" and they often use it as a guestroom. It houses a large open fireplace inside and I think it would be such a cozy place to curl up with cup of tea and a novel beside the fire. I know my Mother-in-law would positively love that cabin, am I right Sue?

Love the grand entry with the staircase and all that fantastic glossy white woodwork and the contrast against the glossy dark brown stained floors. Fabulous! The last photo showcases the comfy and sumptuous Meridienne Chaise available for purchase at RianRae Interiors.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Inspired New Artwork

I wanted to share the new line of artwork I will be adding to my site in the next couple of days. These pieces are so inspiring to me with colors in gorgeous earthy tones and a whimsical moroccan vibe. They are either hand painted on canvas or reproductions with hand applied brushstroke finishes. Absolutely love them! Hope they add a little inspiration to your day. They will be available for purchase at RianRae Interiors by the end of the weekend. Enjoy:)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Warm Weather & Simple Pleasures

It is bitter cold here today (18 degrees F) so I felt the need to dig up some pictures of warmer days. It is the simple pleasures that bring me the most joy and create the happiest memories. Such as taking a family hike together, swimming in the lake upnorth, watching the sunset, or jumping in a pile of leaves. I believe the quote below expresses this sentiment well.

"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex."
-Oscar Wilde

These last two photos are from Halloween. My Mother and I made the butterfly costumes. We got the inspiration and the instructions from Grace at uncommon grace. You can view photos of the beautiful costumes she made here. Thanks Grace for your instructions for the butterfly costume!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Manic Monday

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I will be doing a weekly post every Monday titled "Manic Monday". Inspired by the Bangles hit song, Manic Monday (click on song title to hear an acoustic version, chorus below).

It's just another manic Monday

I wish it was Sunday

'Cause that's my funday

My I don't have to runday

It's just another manic Monday

Admit it, your singing it now... Well, I for sure am! I can't seem to stop but that's ok because it is a happy tune.

Monday's are usually crazy for everyone so I will put together a collage of sorts to inspire and bring a little visual eye candy to this hectic day. These are all pieces that complement each other quite nicely and would look great together in a room. All items are available at

RianRae Interiors. If you do not see an item listed on our website, please contact us at for details.


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