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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

California Style here in the Tampa Bay Area...

I found these great pictures and a wonderful article in Vranda Magazine. It is of a beautiful home here in the Tampa Bay Area. The homeowners goal was to have a bright and airy feeling with the openness of the California architect Pierre Koenig's Modernist homes of the 1960's. The owner found a home to renovate in her own neighborhood, The Hyde Park historic district along Tampa Bay. There were obstacles that became an issue, so she demolished that home, and built a new one with a 1960's inspired aesthetic. I love all the clean lines and somewhat minimalist decor this home has.

Since I was very young, this type of architecture always fascinated me. I remember my doctor's office was mid-century modern, I would love to go, just to look at the beautiful structure. It's also nice to have happy memories of days gone by and when looking at any photograph of that era, it always makes me smile and think of the "good ole' days". Today, I am very fortunate to work with an architect that has taught me so much about not only architecture as a whole, but all the wonderful architects that has influenced so much our everyday lives. In a future blog I will be sharing some beautiful homes, decor, etc., of one of my favorite eras, which is the beautiful designs of the mid-century modern and mid-century desert modern era and those architects that designed some of these homes.