Thursday, May 31, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Tropical Bedrooms

Hello, everyone! It's Mari from Arcadian Lighting, a wonderful place to find light fixtures and lighting ideas and trends on the Internet. Be sure to stop by and check out our great blog. I'm so excited to be here visiting at Define1Lady. Today's guest post is all about dreamy, breezy tropical bedrooms. Whether in homes with an ocean view or far inland with no beach in sight, tropical bedrooms are meant to evoke a carefree island getaway feel. Please enjoy the eight we've brought to inspire your tropical dreams.

More formal than most, this island bedroom gets its tropical feel from fresh bird-of-paradise blooms, whispery canopy draperies, a breezy fan, and cool tile floors.
Tropical Bedroom

Citrusy hues on walls, textiles and accessories bring a tropical look to this bedroom. Potted palms add their own special touch. I love the casually draped canopy.
Tropical Bedroom

Orange and white prevail in this tropical getaway. The whimsical leaf design on the love seat is especially evocative of the tropics.
Tropical Bedroom

A white on white palette is especially suitable for a tropical bedroom as are slender wrought iron canopy beds. A unique parrot lamp keeps watch in this inviting space.
Tropical Bedroom

Large scale botanical wallpaper provides a lovely background in this island bedroom. Coral bedding and quirky little shell lamps look beautiful with matching brass furniture.
Tropical Bedroom

With an entirely different look, this wide open bedroom suite is dressed in brown. It's not your usual tropical palette, but it looks stunning with the natural wood tones.
Tropical Bedroom

With an ocean view, this tropical bedroom is filled with sunny yellow. A black four-poster bed is draped in gauzy white.
Tropical Bedroom

A contemporary take on tropical, this light and airy bedroom is set against green and white botanical wallpaper. The upholstered bed is not expected in island style, but works beautiful in this space. Another unexpected element is the choice of lighting fixtures for this interior design, large classical urn lamps flanking the bed. Of course, only one is visible in this view. 
Tropical Bedroom

What do you think of these tropical bedrooms? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting for a wonderful variety of lighting fixtures to fit every interior style! 

Thank you Mari from Arcadian Lighting for posting beautiful, tropical bedroom ideas. If you would like to be in DeFine1Lady's Guest Blog Post, email me at define1lady@gmail.com for more details. Blog post must be similar to my interest and style that include topics on interior design, DIY projects, art, fashion and illustration.  

♥ Marivic

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bits and Pieces of my Week

Cookie treats from Bouchon Bakery 


Rockin' it out just like Phineas and Ferb

Rainbow cereal with "Angry Birds" gummy, cherry candy on top

Park fun

Brotherly love

Making shark art

Hanging out with bro


Pho soup on a hot, summer weekend.... just the way I like it!


Hope yours was awesome! 


♥ Marivic

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image credit: Marivic Ulep

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Custom Design for First Birthday Party


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These are a few pieces that I've been working on for a First Birthday Party Custom Design order. It's going to be fabulous and I can't wait to share it with you soon.


♥ Marivic

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image credit: Designed by Marivic Ulep. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Quote from Steve Jobs

How To Live Before You Die by Steve Jobs; Inspirational quote by Steve Jobs, Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition They somehow already know what you truly want to become Everything else is secondary. ~Steve Jobs

Inspiring words from Steve Jobs. Learn to live, learn to love...


♥ Marivic

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image credit: Marivic Ulep

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Love

Found an awesome article that was pinned on Pinterest and I'm about to practice my photography skills for the weekend! Read all about it here.


Plus, my youngest sister took me out for a treat this week. All Mediterranean food and yumminess!



Last week, we celebrated with friends for a birthday party at our favorite indoor playhouse.


Sissy coming to visit us one more time after she was done with work. Love this chick! She only lives a few blocks away from my house and mostly surprises me every week which is really nice. I'm still trying to get my other sister to come hang out but that's another story. LOL.


Happy Weekending, everyone! XOXO

♥ Marivic

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Modern Vintage Wedding Collection

Inspired by love, I made Modern Vintage Wedding Collection – DIY Printables just for you. Get yours today. Enjoy!

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You can also purchase the matching Modern Vintage Save-the-Date here.


♥ Marivic

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Moroccan Flair

Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day weekend. I'm in a mood for some Moroccan groove! To start off your Monday, here's a Moroccan-inspired home that is featured in Lonny Magazine this month. A luxurious retreat full of rich, bold patterns and exquisite elegance.





















♥ Marivic

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image credit: Lonny Magazine May Issue 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Love




Mother's Love 

 Her love is like an island in life's ocean, vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.

  ~Author Unknown


Wishing all the amazing moms in the world a wonderful Happy Mother's Day! 


♥ Marivic

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image credit: Tropical Island Painting by rwethealtman

Monday, May 07, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Handmade Lettering by Dana Tanamachi

"Live a Quiet Life and Work with Your Hands." ~Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi is an amazing talented graphic designer who discovered the perfect medium for her work: chalk. She starts off with loose sketches on her drawing pad then creates handmade lettering on blackboards. Aren't they gorgeous?! Every bit of Dana's designs is so precise and beautiful! She recently got commissioned to design an installation for TOMMY (Harajuku) by Tommy Hilfiger in Tokyo, Japan. I love the second image below with the word "Harajuku". It's so simple yet playful. Maybe it's the "R" that got me! You can read all about Dana and her fabulous creation here.



















♥ Marivic

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image credit: image 3 via Design Sponge; image 1,2 & 4–8 via Dana Tanamachi; image 9 via Wall Street Journal