creatives of instagram series launch by meg

i am beyond elated to finally have the creatives of instagram series officially launched. i subtly talked about this series back when i started my blog in march but was warming up my senses to the amazing people who grace my feed on a daily basis. i have become a profound lover of instagram for many reasons one of which is the amazing community aspect. i have virtually met and become friends with many people i have met in this space. although i have transitioned my account from personal to a more design and lifestyle focused feed and since had to go through the process of rebuilding my followers, i am completely amazed at how quickly connections and inspiration ensues. 

this is what brings me to the weekly series. i wanted nothing more than to share the beautiful work of people i follow around the world. the selection will never be the same. every user has a little something unique to offer and will hopefully inspire you to follow along in their journey.

the other unique offering to this series is the content that marries the images i will share. i have a series of questions that will shed a little light in to the life and world of these fantastic contributors. 

tomorrow will mark day 1 of an every thursday feature. i hope you will love discovering new talent as much as i have. 

if you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this series please email me at mdrncmpr@gmail.com 

above images from my own feed

all features can be clicked through quickly in the section at the top right of the blog. 

modern on the beach by meg

if i had counted the number of times i have figuratively had my bags packed and ready to head for the beach or an area quite possibly similar to 'timbucktoo', i would probably be in the thousands. it was no surprise that when i saw this entirely exceptional home, that my affinity for life on the water continued to grow. 

the home has this perfect balance of a casual, calming, non pretentious atmosphere nestled on the shores of Australia. its modern clean lines make the space airy and bright and lends a level of sophistication that marries well with the laid back vibe of the beach.  

the bold use of black accent walls and neutral furnishings is a sharp contrast in style that i love. not to mention that introduction of caramel tones and soft pastels in the living room. 

if i can dream it, it will come right? thats what i am telling myself today!

this home was designed by Amber Road and photographed by Prue Ruscoe sourced via the beautiful Est Mag

monday musings by meg

this is a tad late in the day but alas today was a little busy around here and although the weather is much warmer today, it has done a number on my brain. headache ensued mid day and doesn't seem to want to bugger off. the weekend was lovely after a short visit from my mom and some house stalking around the neighbourhood. still feeling back to square one on plans for this house or possibly another. patience truly is a virtue. I'm scheming a few temporary fixes around here that may just satisfy my need for change- stay tuned. until then, i shared a few things about home today with you. hope you had a fabulous monday everyone!

itty bitty succulents by meg

when i start to feel a little stressed, i run to plants. i am so insanely obsessed with nurseries. i would love nothing more than to have a little greenhouse. the irony in this is that gardening these days feels more like work. the weeding and raking because we have so many trees in our yard is slightly overwhelming. that said, i was noticing a lack of green inside the house. i took the girls to the dollar store the other day to pick up some crafts and found these adorable mini terracota pots. i snatched up three of them and ran for ikea to grab some small succulents and cacti. 

from here i tore the plants a part and transplanted them in to the mini pots and our little terrarium bulb that had been sitting empty for the bunny friend. when all was complete we had some sweet little green added to our space. 

happy weekend everyone! hope its a great one.

when the room sets the tone by meg

i get comments often about white in our home and how i manage to keep it clean with two kids and live a relatively clutter free life. its admittedly crazy sometimes because so often i think there is so much more that i need or should be doing on a regular basis to get things to a state that makes me all zen on the inside. others would probably think i am borderline obsessive, neurotic or simply impractical. i haven't always been so streamlined in my design but will say that the more i have embraced the 'less is more' approach, the more i appreciate the value it brings to my life. case in point when i view images of spaces like the above, i get an instant sense of calm and sophistication. the art and little details become far more pronounced, creating a true distinction to the space. my minimalism aside, i think we can all agree that these are design smart spaces rich in mood altering style.

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