HOME TOUR: LIVING ROOM


Before I have a permanent boy roommate, I will be sharing my duplex in Winter Park, Florida for your viewing. Sometimes you just need to light all your candles, take out your camera and snap some photos.


  
Special Moments//Reading Nook//

Butterflies – I procured these during my travel to the Peruvian Amazon roughly between the ages of 13-16. Once hanging above my teenage ned they overheard many sleepover secret about dream boys, dream careers and dream lives. They now found a home in my new place where they can now witness all of those hushed words between girlfriends come true. Just like these butterflies, Peru holds a special place in my heart and I hope to travel for missions again to this beautiful country. // Diploma-this is meant front a center; it’s an expensive piece of paper, earned through sleepless nights with my design woman hunched over our computers for projects due at 8 a.m. Instead of paying a hundred-dollar$ on a frame, I purchased a simple black frame from Target. It looks just as good, for a lot less. // Gold frame – last season Target. I loved the geometric pattern and scale of this frame. Target is my jam.  // Brass&glass vase and brass geometric dish – Covet Home & Apparel, now  Covet Apparel. Many speculate about the trend of brass. Will it go back out? In my book, brass is my favorite color. I can dress it down with silver or dress it up with glass. // Books, books books- I am a collector and cannot wait to have a large library one day. This is just the beginning, but one book at a time I plan on being quite the competition for the libraries that fill my magazines. I have a mix between magazines, coffee table books that I read every word to, design books, Christian/self improvement books and my beautiful Anna Bond illustrated books. I will be adding her newly illustrated book to my collection sooner than later. Check out my Amazon Wish List of over 200 books. //  Brass pineapple. Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and I love my home filled with loud voices and happy people.  // Wood pineapple found at Plain & Fancy. // Handmade elephant by Amani ya Juu from my mission work in Kenya. Constant reminders are important. This elephant serves as a reminder of my trips to Kenya. It’s colorful pattern and petite manor bring to mind the orphans smiles, joyful spirit and hope for the future. // Essential oil candle-White Hyssop, Clary Sage, and Peppermint Jar Candle for Clarity // Purity // Calmness via @Etsy. I have just started my own personal essential oil journey. Stay tuned. // Dried flower crown for my bridal portraits by Rachel with Stems and Things. //

 

  
 Special Moments//Sofa//

Painting by Kayla Adamik. // Rooms 2 Go microfiber sofa I purchased from a family friend. // Gold pillow from Target. // Orchid- I am a firm believer in fresh flowers. I now have 3 orchids and I hope to keep them all alive for a very long time. // Side table purchased at an antique store somewhere.. The Hollywood Regency style adds to my love for the color and texture of this bamboo table, this was my first purchase for my home and it has dictated many of my design choices. // Pineapple lamp purchased by my beloved Bracken on Etsy. // Capri Blue Jar Candle – Volcano, best smelling candle. Lighting this candle and closing your eyes is pure bliss. // SUBSCRIBE TO MAGAZINES FOCUSING ON YOUR PASSION. I have 3 subscriptions: Architectural Digest, Veranda and House Beautiful. Over the years I have had to cut down to these three and they fulfill my needs, subscriptions are much more affordable than buying each issue. // Bridal party invite from Minted, that BOTH my hosts wanted to use simultaneously (Kelsi reads my mind..).//

I love my little duplex. It’s important to let your home express YOU – but also be realistic. There is much more you can do within your budget if you keep your eyes out for treasures that fit together like puzzle pieces. I did not paint my walls and I acquired my accessories over time.

What accessory should I be on the look out for next? Let me know if you enjoyed my blog post and share!

 

Xoxo-A

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Art Fluff 


My walls have been calling to me since I moved in. As I hurried to make my bedroom “work”, I rushed it. I made a sorry collage on my wall to make up for the fact that my day to day is filled with the best and most beautiful interiors. However, in my rush to put something on the wall, it wasn’t right. The composition was too narrow and the too few art pieces made the whole wall look amateur. 

Every morning my collage has yelled to me “IS THIS THE BEST YOU CAN DO?!”. Well, with my loop the Rifle Paper Co. sidewalk sale I did a little finagling! From the last side walk sales I acquired 2 complementary live, screen printed posters designed by Anna Bond and a $5 8×10 screen print: framed in 50% Michael’s frames. 

This is where I ended up! My wall and my spirit are now happy and content. 

  
   

Shoutout to my dad for his hanging skills. 
Xoxo-A

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PINKK


  
These pink interiors speak to me. What a bold color to bring into the home. Pantone got it right this year with their Rose Quartz color of the year and these rooms prove it. 

1. Most of you know how I feel about velvet sofas and this is not an exception. OH! The bright pink velvet calls to me! Coupled with the pink art and black and white pillows, this room is killer. // 2. Who would have ever thought a modern bright pink island could be functional and knock it out of the park? // 3. I love that the pink is brought into this room with accessories. If you don’t want to go overboard or want to see how you live with color- accessories are where it’s at! // 4. PINK COLOR BLOCKING. Brilliant. // 5. When all else fails- plant a Bougainvillea outside your house and call it a day. 
How have you been able to bring color into your home? 
Xoxo-A

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March 20, 2016 · 7:45 am

THE PERFECT/SPECIAL/INTENSE DATE DAY/CELEBRATION IN WINTER PARK/ORLANDO


WOW! The love of my life came to visit for his birthday and that means for the perfect day. This day is intense and required some saving, but it was so special and perfect. I would not have celebrated Bracken’s birthday any other way!

Buckle up, it was a busy day.

First stop:

Briarpatch

252 N Park Ave

Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 628-8651

http://www.thebriarpatchrestaurant.com


I have been wanting to try this place for a long time now! It is a picture perfect brunch place on Park Avenue. I recommend their signature Raspberry Lemon Cream Pancakes. MY TASTEBUDS WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.

Second Stop:

Scenic Boat Tours

312 E Morse Blvd

Winter Park, FL 32789

http://www.scenicboattours.com/

This was the perfect hour. The Scenic Boat Tour takes a pontoon boat ride on the Winter Park chain of Lakes. Our tour guide taught us about the history of Winter Park and important information such as where the peacocks came from: a doctor received 2 as a wedding gift and 2 turned into hundreds in the mid-1900s. We viewed the lakefront properties and enjoyed the overcast day.

Third stop:

Netflix. It’s always important to do nothing and watch all the crime drama possible.

Fourth stop:

Pharmacy

8060 Via Dellagio Way

Orlando, FL 32819

http://thepharmacyorlando.com

IG: @pharmacyorlando


I wore my best flapper dress. Such a fun concept for a restaurant and bar. This upscale, speakeasy-style dining experience is one to to cherish. Truly the finest ingredients for their cocktails and entire menu. The menu changes every couple of months and everything is beyond scrumpious. The cheese fondu though…too good.

Last stop!!!

The Orlando Eye

8401 International Dr

Unit 100

Orlando, FL 32819-9330

https://www.officialorlandoeye.com

IG: @theorlandoeye


We wished we experienced in the giant Ferris wheel all by ourselves, but it was captivating. In this 400 feet observation wheel we got to see Orlando from a birds eye perspective (literally). BREATHTAKING.
Hope you enjoyed our day. Anything we missed? What would you have done to make it (somehow) even better?
Xoxo-A

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My favorite/best home decor shops in Winter Park area


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1. Modern Redemption – Beautifully restored Mid-century art and furniture.

3455 Edgewater Dr Suite A
Orlando 32804

(407) 801-9898

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2. Adjectives Market – literally, exactly as they say.. a vintage wonderland.

Adjectives Market Altamonte
1215 E. Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs FL 32701
(321) 203-2525

Adjectives Market Winter Park Village
460 N. Orlando Ave. #124
(Near Mitchell’s and Sakari Sushi)
Winter Park FL 32789
(321) 203-2526

Adjectives Unhinged
1200 E. Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs FL 32701
(321) 203-2524

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3. Canvas Interiors – a store full of craftily curated home decor.

   

  

 784 N Orange Ave

Winter Park, FL 32789

(321) 972-9173

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4. Atomic Junkies has moved! YOU MUST CHECK OUT THEIR MID-CENTURY COLLECTION. They are now located at:

1710 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, 32789

(321) 439-9578

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5. Porch Therapy at East End Market (also the Winter Park Farmers Market every Saturday morning). The best succulents, garden accessories and unique finds in town.

East End Market
3201 Corrine Drive
Orlando, Florida 32803
(407) 489-8973

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Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments!

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CURVED SOFAS & creative geniuses


*this blog post started about curved sofas and transformed into sharing several women who inspire me*

1. Songololo sofa designed by Haldane Martin is particularly brilliant with its modular panels. I love the leather and metal combination. // 2&3 Everyone loves a velvet sofa.. semi circle structure + bright colors paired with tufts/modern lines looks incredibly comfortable and beautifully designed. Vintage is king!

Both 2&3 sofas are vintage finds located in The Fig House– curated by Emily Henderson and Ginny MacDonald and is home to events hosted by creative geniuses such as Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest. Both Emily and Bri are design inspirations that I follow with owhs and AHHHs. These ladies are an inspiration for all young designers and entrepreneurs. It’s been important for me to follow successful women who share their work and their life! Ups and downs and continue on.  Follow them on Instagram to catch a glimpse. These woman are real, inspirational and encourage dreams. #girlboss #forevergirlgang

Who do you follow that inspires you? 

  
@em_henderson

  
@ginny_macdonald

  
@designlovefest

   
(Also follow @jengotch– you’ll find out why)
  
Also follow me! @arielpecoraro, I would like to be grouped with these fun, creative women 🤗
Xoxo-A

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Girls Day Tea Party


Hosting a tea party was the best experience. I grew up with tea parties and my grandma still throws tea parties to this day. This tea party was a true reflection of myself. Enjoy!

Huge shout out to Dani Bartley & Jenay Byrd for co-hosting this event with me. Whether it was dragging the tables and 17 chairs outside to practice or hand cutting out the tea sandwiches, they were rock stars! Also thank you to any other ladies who brought delicious food 🙂

Theme: Bohemian Garden Party

Inspiration: 

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Reality:


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Placemats: unfolded Paperchase for Target napkins

Straws: Paperchase for Target

Table cloths: Target

Tea cups: Adjectives Market

Orchids: Winter Park Farmers Market

Flowers: Publix

Large vase: Covet

Pineapple: Harpers Flea

Candle votives, champagne glasses, cups and misc items: Dollar Tree

Peacock, lace dress: The Kissing Tree Vintage

Place cards: Hand calligraphy with metallic permanent market on Pantone Emerald envelopes I found in my stationary box

 
 Simple recipes made by yours truly:

Tea sandwiches consisting of chive and onion cream cheese and cucumbers cut out with gifted cookie cutters.

Yogurt parfaits made with layers of frozen fruit, yogurt and fresh fruit. 

Medium recipe made by Dani Bartley:

Fruit salad with apricot dressing

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 cans apricot nectar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Fruit: green grapes, blueberries, cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries

In a microwave-safe bowl, stir the sugar, cornstarch and apricot nectar until smooth- microwave uncovered 6-8 minutes stirring every 2 minutes. Drizzle with dressing and served chilled! 

“DANI BARTLEYS FAMOUS CHICKEN SALAD”

Dressing-

1-1/2 cups mayonnaise 

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons prepared mustard

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Salad-

5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped

1/2 cup homemade Tennessee pickles 

1 small onion

Mix well and serve on a salad, croissant or inhale deeply.

Everyone deserves to throw a tea party! Party on my friends.

xoxo-A

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