Friday Favorites 10 | Inspiring Design Ideas, Fashion And More!

Favorite home decor inspiration, fashion, recipes, decor steals and other random musings from the week.

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I stumbled across this jaw-dropping image on the Instagram account of Suraj Gowda and just WOW! Suraj is a nature photographer and has some of the most beautiful images of our natural world that I’ve ever seen.

You might wonder what in the world this has to do with home decor (since that’s what this blog is about), but just look at the colors in this photograph. I could decorate an entire room around these beautiful colors. Always remember – decorating inspiration can be found anywhere!

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The centerpiece of this whole outfit is this adorable peplum style lined chiffon top! I love, love, love the vibrant colors!

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If you’re interested in it, grab it quickly because it’s been selling like hotcakes. It had a nice flowy fit to it that I think will be perfectly airy and breezy for the summer.

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I’m not sure if I’ll tie it in the front, the back or get rid of the tie all together and wear it plain or with a belt.

Of course I had to have a couple of fun pieces of accent jewelry, so I stopped at a local Goodwill and found a brand new necklace for $5. Score! And these rattan earrings – too cute! They come in several colors, are light weight, fun and inexpensive. I can’t wait to wear them.

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I’m really on the struggle bus lately when it comes to finding something decent to watch. We often resort to watching old, old movies or tv shows that we enjoyed once upon a time.

Word to the wise – Miami Vice was cool back in the 80’s, but not so much now. I can’t believe that we used to love that show!

One of the shows that we resort to is old episodes of Law & Order, the older the better in my book. The series has been brought back, but the acting or directing or something just isn’t quite up to par. Have you watched it?

I’d love some show recommendations if you have any!


I’ve spent a few months adding blue and white decor to all of the rooms in my house and this pillow cover is one of my favorite recent purchases.

I think it would work well in any room, but right now I have a pair of them in the chairs in my office. I’m loving the large’sish scale floral print mixed with the striped pillows behind them.

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At only $14 per cover, it’s such an affordable way to add a pretty pop of blue and white to a room. It comes in multiples sizes – this one is 20×20.

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The weather here in NC has been unseasonably chilly, but beautiful none the less. It seems such a shame that we can’t enjoy our screen porch during one of the prettiest times of the year though –  there’s a thick blanket of yellow pollen covering everything. Hopefully, it finishes up this weekend and the weather cooperates so that I can get everything hosed down and cleaned up.


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  1. That photograph is amazing! I thought it was a painting at first. I love your pink top and rattan earrings! I haven’t quite adjusted to the chunky gold jewelry that has come back into style though. But the necklace you found looks like a great match for your blouse.
    Yes, this Spring has been a big disappointment. It seems like every weekend has been cold and dreary, with just a few warm, sunny days sprinkled in the middle of the week to let us know that it really is spring.
    And I love all shades of blue! So I’ve really enjoyed seeing the changes you’ve made to your home. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Melanie! I thought the same thing when I first saw that photograph.

  2. Lori Rudacille says:

    Suzy, if you love the peacock art and like animals, watch PBS Masterpiece’s “All Creatures Great and Small.” It has breathtaking scenery, great acting, tender-hearted animal adventures, and (so far) old-fashioned family values. There are two season available and a third on the way. (We also watched PBS’s “Around the World in 80 Days” and were not disappointed. Both are modern remakes of the classics. And, I agree, finding good shows to watch does not come easily. God bless, and have a good weekend. And by the way, your article about helpful ways to decorate kind dark hallways inspired me greatly. Ours is now painted two-tone with a white chair rail, matching frames with complimentary pictures on one side, new simple bright LED recessed lighting, and a nice lavender wreath on the door at the end of the hallway. 🙂 Now a joyful part of the house.

    1. I’m so glad that you were able to get some inspiration for your own hallway from my post! Thank you for letting me know and also thank you for the show recommendations. I’ll be sure to check them out..

  3. Where can we find the pink blouse?

  4. I was also going to recommend All Creatures Great and Small + The Durrels at Corfu + doc Martin + Midsomer Murders if you like Who Done it’s. All are British shows. We watch a lot of old old movies, biographies and tv series too. Most of today’s series are too raw for my tastes. I do enjoy Ghosts, cute and quirky.

    1. Thank you for the recommendations! We love British shows, so I’ll be sure to check them out.

  5. Have you tried Amazon Prime’s new mystery series called Murder in Provence? I quite enjoyed it.

    1. I sure did – we enjoyed it too! Thank you.