Monday, June 13, 2011

My Little H Spot: Linda of Lime in the Coconut

Summer is here, folks, and that means vacation! For MLHP, it also means a suh-weet guest post series. Over the next several weeks, we'll get a peek into the homes of some of our favorite designers and/or blogstresses as they feature their home's H-spot: Items or areas in their homes that make them happy on a daily basis, and really, what makes US happier than getting to stalk great casas?

First up is Linda from Lime in the Coconut. I'm, well, just a little coconuts, myself, over her high-style, tropical home.

When I contemplate favorite things in my house (which seems to change week by week) I often seem to come back to projects....inexpensive projects...and this week it is all about color! So thanks for asking Alison!

Last fall I came upon a five dollar lamp find

...It just needed a dose of something...so I topped it with a fab shade from anthropologie...

Turning the shade, I can even get different jolts of color
One of my faves this moment!

Another favorite is an old chair I found for pennies

...lovely lines...thought about just doing linen, but a great fabric fell in my lap...kinda literally...so I ran with it. Reupholstered it with my own little (bandaged and bloody) hands! Not everyone's cup of tea for sure...
...but I cannot tell you how cozy this big butt chair is to sit and curl up your legs and read...or gab...or contemplate your navel... And each morning waking up to see that little corner of happy as I go to make a cup of coffee... just makes my day!

And not to be left out...The corner on the other side of the room across from the chair makes me happy too...
an old mannequin from a friends clothing shop...discarded...now holds an ever changing array of beads and scarves. Color!

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Color sure lights up our lives!
The Anthro shade is darling...love the Lady/Mann.
and I've got the butt to fit that gorgeous chair!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Much to My Delight said...

This Linda lady has mad style! Love how colorful and vibrant her home is--it must be such a fun place to live!

That chair is seriously gorgeous. My big butt could be quite comfortable in that bad boy.

bluehydrangea said...

I love nothing more than a great find, the lamp is fabulous!!!

Erin said...

While the lamp is fabulous, the chair is Amazing! So beautiful!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

A discarded mannequin...what a find. Lovely chair and the lamp is fabulous.

Jessie said...

Oh my, that chair looks drop dead gorgeous! And to reupholster that chair herself with the pretty ikat fabric completed with nailheads trim is absolutely cool! Love it. That chair would make me happy every time I look at it, too.


Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Lindsey E. said...

ag- great guest post!! I love this series!
Linda- you're amazing!! I have spied that Anthro lamp shade...but your spot for it is PERFECT! And on a $5 lamp! That is called good accessorizing! Can't believe you did that chair yourself...fabulous job. Never depart from that!

My Notting Hill said...

Amazing chair makeover and love, love the new lampshade. I really want to find a mannequin for my daughter's room but I think everybody wants to find one!

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful spaces! The colors are fabulous! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Jane said...

I've always loved the color in Linda's home. It's bright, vibrant, and so full of happiness.

Linda definitely has an eye for those special finds...the things that most of us would pass by...and she makes them LIVE again.

I've enjoyed following her journey...(and I want that pineapple painting!!!)
Jane (artfully graced)

Melissa said...

I forgot about that awesome lamp. And I do love that big butt chair and all the color in your home! :D

Moddy Bee said...

Wow...wow...wow!! This chair is amazing!! I have an ikat inky chair in my living room I just love..but, this chair is fab.!!!
On Friday we are posting a picture frame revamp i bought at a Yard sale!! Come check us out!
www.moddybee.blogspot.com

Renée Finberg said...

great post.
i love linda's big butt chair to death!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Crazy, I have the same lamp! This is what I did to mine:
http://hodgepodge-babselou.blogspot.com/2010/01/midas-touch-another-thrift-lamp.html

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Thanks y'all! And THANKS allison G! Fun H spots goin on!

Barbara...That IS the same lamp! Love what you did to it!!

Love Where You LIve said...

You inspire me!
Thanks for a great post -s