Graphic & Bold Lorenzo Castillo designs…

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Lorenzo Castillo has an impressive portfolio filled with contrasting color combos and geometric patterns. Here are a few bold interiors and exteriors of his that I really like. A commom theme is graphic flooring whether tile or carpet and attention to ceiling design.
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lorenzo castillo black and white bold bathroom floor

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Hotel Indulgences: The Korakia Pensione in the Palm Springs Desert

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The Korakia Pensione is a Mediterranean-style resort and spa located next to mountains in the Palm Springs desert. I like the Moroccan architectural details and decor found through out the space.

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The black and white striped lounge chairs are exactly what I would want for my so cal outdoor space.

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MMMMMmmmm yummy. Lately I’ve been cutting fruit up at night, storing in containers and taking to work to eat alongside my daily instant oatmeal. Fruit really does make a regular breakfast feel much more special.

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This is so picturesque. See more on 100 Layer Cake.

An excuse to share beachy pins

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I am thrilled it’s been in the 80s as it should for an August day…but today will probably be one of our last 90+ degree days. So not only will I count down till I am off work…I am debating on how to spend the afternoon & evening soaking up the sun….

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Now granted Milwaukee doesn’t have pretty coordinated umbrellas along the beach….

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Or nice teak wooden lounge chairs…

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No the water of Lake Michigan doesn’t always smell the best and it surely isn’t turquoise blue…

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No our sand isn’t glitter or white…

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But being down there with all the boats, hearing the waves crash against the rocks, the people renting jet skis, cabanas and those paddle boats brings me joy. It’s the best time of year here and the best thing about the city in my opinion…

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Random Pretty Pics 7.20.12 poolside & beach photography…

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I really love pool photography. And since stumbling across these images, I wanted to share a beachy/pool themed post…

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It’s going to be very hot again & humid this wknd so I may call a friend or two to see about hitting up the lake. Not just park on the strip but chill on the actual beach. We’ll see. Here’s to enjoying some leisure activities with sand in your toes & crashing waves…

{Images via La Boheme Blog & Moth Design, Desire to Inspire & Janis Nicolay}

Just a lil bit of outdoor living love…

{House & Home}

We all know creating an outdoor oasis is basically allowing yourself more living space. It’s an extension of your home so whether you’re fortunate enough to be in a year round warm climate or like me, soaking up all the hotness that the few summer months gives, you should have a space outdoors you can love…

How friggin romantic is this? All you need is some floating candles. This is too gorgeous…

Wedding Wednesday: random inspiration…

Didn’t come across any wedding pix from one ceremony because I’ve been busy attending high school and 5th grade graduations and shindigs but here are some finds from my PINTEREST that hopefully will inspire you…

I think this is an excellent way of REPURPOSING an orante frame…

Floral balls floating in a pool is a pretty decor idea not just limited to weddings…