Thursday, September 21, 2017

Catalog Pick: Enameled Ceiling Light

Those of us living the 8 ft. ceiling life always appreciate a good close-to-ceiling fixture. Especially since they tend to be few and far between. Sure there are decent ones out there...but it's rare to find a ceiling light that is actually exciting.

But I found one!

Look at this beauty - the Classic Dome Enameled Ceiling Light from (my favorite) Shades of Light:





This is a worthy fixture. Imagine hanging several down the ceiling of a galley kitchen. Or a foyer. They are so simple but the rich color really makes them feel deliberate and not an afterthought.

And, the best part, is they are just over $100. Win.

They come in several colors paired with either pewter, chrome, or brass. Check them out here...






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Friday, September 15, 2017

Kerry Steele Pop-Up

Get those mouse-clicking fingers warmed up. A pop-up from one of my favorite artists - Kerry Steele - hits Furbish Studio's website this morning at 11 am.



Kerry now lives and works in Charleston, but she used to live in Virginia. During this time is when I got to know her and her work. Let me tell you, Kerry is a talent. A warm and inviting person whose vibrant personality shimmers in her artwork.

I own two pieces from Kerry...here is the larger one that hangs in our den:


I'm sure the sampling at Furbish this morning will be dynamite...so I want to make sure you don't miss it.

Click here to hit the sale at 11 am...

Those Furbish pop-ups don't mess around, so I hope you snag something good!

Happy weekend! See you next week.








Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cleveland Park Chic

We have some creative minds here in Alexandria, Virginia - including that of designer Susan Nelson. Love the colorful yet traditional touch she put on this Cleveland Park home in the District.



That lavender rug is wonderful. Let me talk to you about gray - I'm not a fan. I know. It's a darling, but it never sings to me. But here, it's working. With the doses of lavender and rich wood tones, it feels so classic and serene.

And who wouldn't want to come home to that Chinoiserie lantern in the foyer?

Check out more of Susan's work here - great use of color in classic spaces.






Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Crush



Full-on autumnalness in maybe my favorite color combination available - green and lavender. The sofa is jaw-dropping. Olive green is having a moment on my radar and this sofa is pretty much fulfilling ever desire I have for the color. That wallpaper might give me a headache on the daily, but for this shot, it's killer. And that set of orchid pillows...👌

This fall is already starting out pretty hectic. Lots going on in my world. And baby is less than 3 months away 😳 Enjoy your weekend respite...see you next week!







Thursday, September 7, 2017

Couture Tabletop from Julia B.

Hold on to your hats. Have you seen the Quattro Mani tabletop collection from luxury monogrammer and home item purveyor Julia B.? It's out-of-this-world amazing and if I'm introducing it to you, I will feel extremely happy.


I can say it's like nothing I've ever seen before. It is a complete delight and a symbol of all my tabletop goals.




The color combos in the Firenze collection above are delightful. Little mustard yellow and light blue never hurt with lavender and coral.



And the autumnal vibes of Venezia above are begging to grace Thanksgiving tables.

There are two more patterns in the full collection - everything will shock you. And there is also glassware, flatware, and serving utensils. Go and enjoy.

Let's be clear this is DREAM tabletop. The lavender monogrammed salad plates are high on my wish list but way out of my budget. When you are this beautiful and special, your price tag is no joke and I'm OK with that.








Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Crush


Let's kick off the holiday weekend with this feast for your eyeballs. Designed by Society Social and found on Quadrille's Insta, this vignette is pastel perfection. Why does lavender have such an effect on me? But it always does. This is bringing more of a Spring feel than a Fall one, but I'll take it.

We are going to enjoy one last beach hurrah and then it will be time to welcome FALL. Thank the heavens. I'm not of the summer variety so I'm ready to move on. Hope you have a great holiday weekend - see you next week!






Thursday, August 31, 2017

Catalog Pick: Floral Mosaic Mirrors from Pier1

I am intrigued by these mosaic mirrors from Pier1. Especially for a very light, white, neutral nursery...I could see one perched above a changing table.




#1 / #2 / #3

That magnolia one would also be killer in a white and green powder room.

Anyone peeped these in person at the store?







Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday Crush


Photo by Eric Piasecki

Gil Schafer is reaching idol status in my life - all of his firm's projects are beyond exhilarating to look at - like this one featured in Traditional Home. Designer Libby Cameron collaborated with Schafer's architecture firm to create a STUNNING masterpiece of a home - each room is amazing. But this dining room took my breath away - the wallpaper, moldings, rug, and chairs are unbelievable. A completely and utterly traditional space that no one can say is stuffy or boring. So many risks and such a huge reward!

It's been a crazy busy week here with lots of chores and to-do lists for the weekend. Here's to a productive 48 hours...I hope. See you next week!






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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bailey & Griffin Charmetie

This fabric is all over my brain right now. Bailey & Griffin's Charmetie in Peacock.



Above image from Coastal Living


It has singed my eyeballs in the best way possible and I can't stop thinking about it. Especially how it's used in that Coastal Living image...which, psbtw, if you know additional source info, I would love to add it - designer and photog.

The colors in this fabric are my favorites - orchid, green, light blue. And the small scale print in the background keeps it feeling modern.

The colorways available are all ridiculously gorgeous:




The price point is not for the faint of heart. But details. Click here to buy it...





Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Crush


On my radar this week - fabric and textiles from Charleston artist Lulie Wallace. Especially this number - her Florence wallpaper. My love for touches of orchid and lavender will never die! I think this paper would be stunning in a dining room. It's definitely feminine but the colors are fresh and, done right, I think could feel modern and not too soft.

This week...woof. It was a doozy. I hope you (and me) get some peace to recharge and recenter this weekend...see you next week!







Thursday, August 17, 2017

Paisley Walls

Have you seen this beach house from Coastal Living? In South Carolina and designed by Jenny Keenan, it's beach house #goals if you're not ready to let go of summer and want to bask in some coastal design glory.

Particularly of note, this bedroom:


Photo by J. Savage Gibson

The bed, fabric, and color scheme - all on point. But those walls caught my eye. They add the perfect amount of dimension to the tailored color palette of the room. I'm sure this is fine wallpaper, but the image made a mental case in my head for wall stencils.

I was hoping to find a nice small-scale paisley stencil to share here, but I have yet to find one. Do you know of one? I can't say I'm usually pro-stencil, but this room has me thinking many thoughts. 

Have you tried stenciling in your life?







Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Crush


Mark D. Sikes - always winning in my book. His work is timeless and often infused with my beloved Chinoiserie. Case in point 👆. You should check out the whole apartment here - it's a zinger. Also, these walls appear to be a very light lavender...a color that doesn't really appear anywhere in the room's accoutrement. Take note - I like that trick of using an "off" color for your walls that you don't really repeat but I find it provides a nice contrasting backdrop to add interest.

Cross your fingers, I think I scored a great campaign dresser for Mac's upcoming big boy room. It is not in my possession yet, but hope to grab it this weekend. Hope your weekend is either relaxing or exciting...see you next week!






Thursday, August 10, 2017

Harrison Howard Fabric

Big news. One of my favorite artists - renowned  creator of fanciful Chinoiserie works, Harrison Howard - has.......wait for it.......FABRIC.

And it's beautiful and incredibly affordable.






Are you beside yourself with joy?? Imagine all of that Chinoiserie wonder gracing curtains in your dining room! I know...it's a lot to take in. Especially at under $25/yard.

The full line that I have seen is available at housefabric.com here. I have yet to do my due diligence to see if it's being carried anywhere else (I think it might be exclusive) or if there are more fabrics in the line. But this sampling is plenty and wonderful. Enjoy!





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Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Crush


Per our conversation yesterday re: Miles Redd + Ballard, I couldn't let this inspo image slip our notice. I will say, when you view the product catalog it feels a bit stale because the upholstered pieces are all in their virgin, non-customized form. But this image is a great depiction of what this collection becomes once you start customizing. That wallpaper (which Ballard carries as a fabric) is on my current top 10 list - it's called Mira Blue.

I haven't had a decorating project in our own house for years. But with baby boy approaching, it looks like a big boy room for Mac is on the horizon. And I might actually finish up Mac's current nursery just in time for his little brother's arrival. I'm looking at fabrics to get inspired...happy to be back in the saddle of my own decorating again.

Have a great weekend...see you next week!






Thursday, August 3, 2017

Catalog Pick: Buckley Swivel Glider

You should be fully aware that Miles Redd has a collection for Ballard Designs. And within said collection is my dream nursery chair - the Buckley Swivel Glider - a distinguished rocker with a lovely pleated skirt.

And if you'd like to kill some time today, go ham using Ballard's (amazing) customization tool that lets you test drive a variety of fabric/welt combinations. Here are some of mine:






I played it straight and just did the main welt, but using Ballard's tool, you can also customize the seat fabric, the back panel fabric, and the skirt fabric...it's mind-blowing.

Bless a retailer who dabbles in such customization as it really lets you create design magic without having to hunt down all the fabric + the upholsterer to do it for you. Not to mention that being able to instantly see a rendition of your ideas ranks very very high on the gratification scale.

This might be my favorite thing on the Internet right now.





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