Sunday, March 2, 2014

Top pinned images of the February 2014

I received numerous requests for the topped pinned images of February, in addition to the top architecture pins of the month (which can be seen here), so without further ado here are the top pinned images of the month. This post is full of inspiring interior and landscape images, wonderful recipes, and many great ideas.

I pinned this on the last day of the month, and it immediately became one of the most pinned images. Hydrangeas, ferns, sweet potato vine make a great planter arrangement for the shade, and create a beautiful and welcoming vignette for this house. 2012 Southern Living Idea House by Tracery Interiors and Historical Concepts.  

A fresh entry hall in a seaside house has great appeal. Note the wonderful wall treatment, which is casual but provides quite a bit of detail and visual interest. Image source.

This charming family room received a lot of attention this month.  The soothing colors, mixture of textures, ample seating, and beautiful arrangement of art and mirrors above the sofa creates a pleasing image.  Source unknown.

Believe it or not, this beautiful room came from a Horchow ad for a sectional! It’s a beautiful room. The link can be found here.

Another room styled for a catalog (Serena & Lily) hits all the right notes. It’s a beautiful room.

A beautiful tone on tone library featured in Veranda. The tulip arrangement is so unique and is the perfect touch for this room. Designer unknown.

A beautiful bedroom, this would be an ideal set up for a guest room.  I paricularly like how the mansard mirror is hung above the lamp and between the beds. Found on pinterest, source unknown.

A beautiful bedside table vignette, interior design by Nest & Cot.

A gorgeous vignette featuring antiques and stacked art. Via The White Book.

Alexa Hampton wrote a great article a few years ago about family photo etiquette – I found it this month.

This is one of my favorite images of the month. The soft colors, the dreamy art (does anyone know the name of the artist?), the green and white flower arrangement – it all comes together beautifully. Design by Jenkins Interiors. Image source.

These wonderful metal cleaning cloths (they work on just about any metal - aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, gold, nickel, pewter, silver) that I highlighted in my kitchen faucet post was pinned many times. They can be purchased on Amazon here.

Pork tenderloin with pan sauce. I saw this pork tenderloin recipe on Pinterest, and made it a few weeks ago. It’s excellent, and the original recipe can be found here.  I have found that pork tenderloin marinades tend to work just as well on chicken, so I am going to try this recipe with chicken breast next.

Mushroom asiago chicken. I have not made this yet, but it looks promising! Apparently this recipe won a grand prize in a ‘best of food blogger recipes 2013’. The pin notes “gourmet meal that’s on your table in 30 minutes. The result was this dish and it’s superb. If you don’t have fresh thyme, I’d suggest using 1/2 tsp dried in it’s place. And if you cannot find Asiago cheese, Romano or Parmesan is a decent substitute”. Original recipe found here. Update: I made this for dinner and it was delicious - it took a fair amount of time (although it wasn't hard) and it is not light (due to the cream and butter), but the family enjoyed it!

Pimento cheese pinwheels. This recipe caught my eye – I’m always on the lookout for easy appetizers, and anything with pimento cheese in it has got to be good! Original recipe found here.

Pan roasted chicken with lemon-garlic green beans.  I have not made this yet, but the pin notes promise it is an easy week night meal that comes together quickly. Here is the original recipe. I suggest reading the reviews if you want to make this; they are mixed, some very good, some not so good. There are tips on how to modify the recipe to make it even better too.

Chicken breasts with mushrooms. An old school chicken recipe by Julia Childs, the blogger promises that “the mushroom and cream sauce that smothers the chicken breasts in this recipe is so divine”. The original recipe can be found here.

Avocado and grilled corn salad with cilantro vinaigrette. I might have to wait until summer to try this one, but it looks wonderful. Original recipe can be found here.

From food to kithens…this pin on sink drawers versus cabinets was popular. I could see how this would be very useful. Note how the top drawer has a section on each side for cleaning supplies, which fits neatly to the side of the sink. Found on pinterest, source unknown.

I really like the layout of this kitchen – it’s light and airy and quite streamlined.  Found on Pinterest.

Another airy kitchen more because of the color palette than the natural light. This is a beautiful space. Image source.

What caught my eye about this picture was the amazing art on paper series – it makes a big impact. But looking closer at the kitchen itself, the design of the cabinetry is so interesting. What a great way to incorporate lower cabinets and use the space above for something I love in a kitchen – art. I wonder who the artist is?  Image via Jute, a design firm in the San Francisco area.

Two bathrooms made the list.  This is a beauty – so many interesting details to take in, such as the cabinet design, the placement of the hand towels, the lovely faucet. Image source.

And this one, from a recent issue of Traditional Home.

This would be a great idea if you have a houseful of dogs or kids – a mudroom washing station! Image source.

Paint color pins are always popular. Here are the House Beautiful Designer Grays 1:  Top Row, 1- Benjamin Moore's Bear Creek 1470, 2-Donald Kaufman Color Collection's DKC-8, 3-Donald Kaufman Color Collection's DKC-10 Middle Row, 1-Farrow & Ball's Shaded White 201, 2-Benjamin Moore's Raccoon Hollow 978, 3-Benjamin Moore's November Rain 2142-60 Bottom Row, 1-Benjamin Moore's Soft Fern 2144-40, 2-Donald Kaufman Color Collection's DKC-62, 3-Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe 26

House Beautiful Designer Grays 2:   Top Row: Pratt & Lambert's Argent 1322, Farrow & Ball's Claydon Blue 87, Farrow & Ball's Green Blue 84, Middle Row, Farrow & Ball's Light Blue 22, Benjamin Moore's Sea Star 2123-30, Benjamin Moore's Wolf Gray 2127-40 Bottom Row, Benjamin Moore's Graytint 1611, Sherwin-Williams's Magnetic Gray SW-7058, Benjamin Moore's Stone Harbor 2111-50

House Beautiful Designer Grays 3: Top Row, 1-Pratt & Lambert's Argent 1322, 2-Farrow & Ball's Light Blue 22, 3- Farrow & Ball's Green Blue 84 Middle Row, 1- Benjamin Moore's Cedar Grove 444, 2-Ralph Lauren Paint's Blue-Green GH81, 3-Benjamin Moore's Colony Green Bottom Row, 1-Benjamin Moore's Heavenly Blue, 2-Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue HC-144, 3-Benjamin Moore's Sage Tint

DKC-62 "When gray gets too blue, it turns cold. But this is a silvery, warm platinum that looks fabulous with anything gold-leafed or mirrored" Jan Showers. (From House Beautiful)

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173, noted by the pinner as a beautiful warm gray.

And the top pin of the month?  This tip on bringing leather boots back to life after a hard winter.  Original source can be found here.

These are the top pins of February, 2014.  Do you have a favorite?   As always, I try to note the original source if possible. If one of these images notes source unknown, and you know the source, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

These images represent a fraction of the images I have pinned over the past month - follow me on Pinterest for much more inspiration.

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  1. Hi Holly! Thank you for sharing my Pimento Cheese Pinwheels! I'm so glad it made your list!! :)


  2. This was SO FUN...and...now, I'm hungry, too! Thanks for streamlining! franki

  3. That dog washing area: love! Panda and Mocha could use it - especially this year with all the snow, salt and sand. Great selections. Cheers!

  4. I have to agree with Loi! That dog washing area would be perfection in my house!! What a great post. I especially loved the food pins.

  5. Great images.....that dog shower is a riot...Teddy would love that. Any room with blue always gets my attention and of course the food images have me craving a big meal at not even 10:30! Fun post Holly.

  6. Je veux que les paysans mettent la poule au pot tous les dimanches.

  7. Wow you have some of my favorites here alright! That mushroom chicken dish look great will have to do that tonight!! Love that Horchow room..who would have thought!!

  8. Wonderful and incredible post and so full of amazing inspiration! I'm going to go back and stay awhile to take it all in! If you see me wondering around, don't mind me!
    Have a great Sunday~

  9. Love these pins! I swiped a few for my boards!

  10. all over the place and i love it!

    ps- BM wolf gray? goes on straight up blue.

  11. Gorgeous pins and such a useful little tip at the end there! Thank you for sharing…xv



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