Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas my darlings!
I am spending these days with my family and travelled to see them and show them the baby bump, and left Beau Boyfriend spending christmas with his family. The first ever Christmas we spend apart in all those years, but he didn't had more vacations days to take free for traveling. The weather here is cold, but soft and sunny, no way it was going to be a white christmas.
I have got terribly spoiled by my girlfriends who hosted a surprise baby shower last friday and took me out for dinner. So this is what I have been doing in a nutshell.
I just hope your having a lovely warm time with family and loved ones.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Matteo´s new pillow from Caitlin Wilson

Hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday I had a deadline to finish and wasn´t able to post.
I have been in love with the Caitlin Wilson textiles for a while, and we need to support our fellow bloggers too! So I bought Matteo a pillow cover, Mustard fleur chinoise pillow wich arrived today. Also I purchased a designer swatch box, I was so curious to see the other fabrics for future projects.

The coral pink packaging is so pretty.

Even it´s not really a masculine kind of design, I want Matteo´s nursery to be cozy and welcome
and for me to sit on the carpet admiring the nursery from every point of view.

This is what I made this weekend, chocolates with nuts, pistachio´s and cranberries...yummy!
I packed them in jars with red bows, a pretty and easy DIY gift for this Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas decorating ideas

I hope you are in the mood for christmas decoration, cause Christmas is around the corner.
I liked these next images found here, maybe it gives you inspiration.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

new items- Leonor designs

These are the latest items we added to our little jewelry blog shop

DIY Bird cage lamp

Guess I am in the mood to be creative as I am posting of another diy project.
This one is a lampshade made of wire and birds, a DIY birdcage lamp, so cute! It´s from Dwellings by de Vore, read how she made one step by step.
I am a big fan of beautiful lamps, and this one got me excited, but no I already have lamps for the nursery so I have to pass up tis one, maybe you find it nice to make one yourself. Also nice for grown-ups as a lamp for in the hall way for example, your guests will comment you about it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DIY animal jars

I absolutely loved these DIY animal jars when I saw it on Pinterest
So simple and so cute, I have go make a few of these.
For these festive days it´s nice to spraypaint them in gold, then spray them with glue and sprinkle them with gold glitters...

diy candle holders, they will make a birthdaycake extra special.

Monday, December 12, 2011

christmas bouquet pictures

here are the pics of last post ;)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

christmas bouquet

Hope you had a great weekend.
I am doing shopping for the nursery at Ikea, and it's great using blogpress to be able to post on route.
Sunday i went to the flowermarket and bought some gold sprayed branches wich i mixed with white liliums, different kinds of ecualiptus branches and and red berries. I looks so festive. As we dont have a christmas tree this year, at least we get the holiday feeling.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Winner Zara Home Giveaway is...

The winner of the Zara Home Giveaway is:

Jessie from Mix and Chic

Congratulations! I´ll ship these items a.s.a.p. hopefully they arrive before Christmas, thank you participating!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Leonor designs

This is a little dream come true, Patricia and me we opened our little web shop today called Leonor designs (Leonor was Patricia most beloved grandma, so in her honor we called the shop), we have many more beautiful and unique creations to upload. Most of the creation are one of a kind and once they're gone their gone. Most of the creations are a mix of vintage and new semi precious stones.
Get your unique piece before the holidays.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Office of Ana Antunes

This is my most favorite office picture! It´s the office of my dear friend Ana Antunes of Home Styling. I have visited Ana during my trip to beautiful Lisbon early this year, I wrote about our rendez vous here. When I stepped in her office I felt like I stepped in the amazing Willy Wonka´s chocolate factory. It was all ooohhh and aaaah, just beautifull. She loves trellis, wich i do too and has a very popular decorating program on the Portugese television.  I try to keep my office neat and stylish as her, but my work is a little less elegant, my office part is nice but the warehouse is full of boxes and they bring in a lot of dust, which means a lot of cleaning to do!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Zara home giveaway!

Yes my lovelys, I am hosting a little Zara Home giveaway, knowing that many of you do not have that shop over in your country and I want to give you the oportunity to get a little present from me. (and also enter if you do have it available in your country).
I am not sponsored by them, but I just love that shop and I guess you´ll love it too.
(PS note to Zara Home, if you do read this i do not mind being sponsored in the future to do more giveaways ;)))

I will do a giveaway of 25 euro, and it will end the 8th of december midnight eu time.
What you have to do:
-be or become a follower of Beau Lifestyle
-have a look at the Zara Home webpage, comment me wich articles you would like to receive
-leave me your emailadress in the comment so I can contact you if you win.

That´s all easy peasy.

Just keep in mind that i do not mind to ship anything of glass or breakable, i´ll pack it well but i do not want to be held responsible if it arrives broken.
International shipping time can take a while, do not be suprised if it arrives after christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weekend nursery decorating

This Sunday we stayed home in our PJ´s decorating the nursery.
Beau mounted the Leander crib and it looks good!

Some inspiration I got from the book Room for Children, that I bought in Jonathan Adler´s NY boutique last year during our US roadtrip. These pretty elephants I bought over at Etsy from seller Curate

 The room is quite empty but bit by bit it comes together.
The toy elephant is from a spanish babybrand sal de coco, wich makes cute stuff.
The adorable booties I got from a dear friend, Matteo is going to be so handsome with these booties!

Friday, December 2, 2011

You had me at hello...

Do you read the decorista blog? I do, do, do, do
This picture had me at HELLO
The mix of vintage with modern, lucite, the softness of the rug with the mirrored console and oh the wall color is just divine. Today I go to the movies, I want to see Breaking Dawn, did anyone see it?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Matteo´s chair

Yesterday I had a busy day in Madrid visiting customers, had no time to post sorry.
I am trying to travel as much as possible now and get everything done for work, because the bump is growing and soon I will not be able to travel.
A year ago my mom and me we found this little childrens chair over at a local triftshop, and I knew I had to have it. Now I had the best excuse to get it upholstered for the nursery, they delivered it today at my office, can´t wait to see it in the nursery.
The fabric is calico corners diamante, and I ordered a few more buttons on it, this is the after:

           The before was a very ugly color, but sometimes you have to look through it:
pictures taken with my iphone

So what do you think of Matteo´s chair?