Thursday, July 2, 2015

Byzantine Barnyard

The images in this post really speak for themselves. I came across this series of captivating animal prints by Walking Paper Studios on Houzz. Did you know is this huge marketplace now too? Not just pictures? It is. But I digress.

Back to this Byzantine Barnyard as I have dubbed it. Meet my new friends:

One alone would make the perfect statement in a room (the "I don't take myself, this room, or art too seriously" statement) but a set would also be pretty fantastic.

We've seen lots of animal art recently but I think these prints move the needle a little bit with the creativity. Do you like them???

See more here...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY Brass Sconce

Did you notice I didn't blog last week? Oopsies. Crazy busy week and then I took off Thursday for the Bahamas with my work team. It was amazing. And needed. And now I'm back with a slight tan and slightly clearer brain.

So let's get back to it with an adorable IKEA hack that I'm planning to swipe for myself. Have you seen this precious little girl's room from blog Dwellings by DeVore? Completely adorable.

And though the room and gallery wall are really cute, I'm completely focused on the hack of that IKEA sconce as I'm always on the hunt for an inexpensive, good-looking sconce and I think this one fits the bill. It's the RODD Wall Lamp - the bad news is I don't think you can get it online. Boo.

But a little gold spray paint and cool lamp shade go a long way here. Perfectly sweet in this space but you could reimagine the shade several ways and use it in a grown-up way.

Read more details on the hack and the space here...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Crush

Design by Amanda Lindroth, Photo by Thomas Loof for House Beautiful

Fine. Let's kick off summer this weekend. This is definitely my least favorite season of the year but I can't argue that being at the beach and grilling out and having daylight beyond 6pm are bad things. This image got me in the mood to welcome summer despite my bah humbug spirit. Mostly because I yearn for striped, scalloped awnings. And y'all know I love orange and white :)

Enjoy your weekend celebrating the Fathers in your life. I will enjoy the weekend with mine...hope it's wonderful and see you next week!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fabric Deal: Brunschwig Chenonceaux

I just found a spectacular deal on one of my favorite fabrics on eBay. Raise your hand if you love Brunschwig & Fils' Chenonceaux.

It has always been a favorite of mine. And I just found 6 yards of the pinky/green colorway on eBay for $160!!! That's RIDICULOUS.

See the listing here »

I'm really trying not to hoard fabric these days so I'm walking away but the next best thing to buying is sharing. Tell me if you get it! And how you'll use it! (I would opt for upholstering a small chair)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lavender Living Room

Did you catch this image in your inbox via Joss & Main last night? It was the cover photo for their current Pastels & Metallics sale.

What is it about a lavender room that makes me fall all over myself? Use lavender to its full potential in a space and I'm hooked. Like the room above - LOVE the (grasscloth?) lavender ceiling, the modern velvet chairs and the fun metallic ottoman. Combined with soft-colored walls and touches of green and seafoam, I like what I'm seeing.

I don't really exalt lavender (read: purple) otherwise, but I'm continuously drawn to it in interiors. And maybe eyeshadow. What are your feelings on the hue?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Crush

A bright, cheerful space for the little ones. Love all the colors in this space by Australian designer Petite Vintage Interiors. The mural is obviously fantastic but I would be happy with just the baskets and that little table arrangement. Adorable.

Another lazy weekend ahead for the Shufflers...hope you have some fun plans as summer starts to ramp up. Have a fantastic weekend...see you next week!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Watercolor Prints

Check out these sweet, delightful watercolor prints from Hong Kong-based Etsy shop colorZen. Not sure which one is my favorite, though I'm pulling for the flamingos:

If you are looking for a set of prints to fill a wall, this shop will be your jam. The artist, Tinarosa Tam, has oodles of subject matter to choose from. OODLES. Plants, flowers, animals, sea creatures...pretty much anything you might be interested in. And she runs deals on buying multiples plus offers ready-made sets to choose from. And everything is affordable. You can't afford not to check it out.

See all of the goodies here...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blue Tile Shower

As you know, I don't often blog about bathrooms. I like a lovely bathroom as much as the next person...they just tend not to excite blog words from me. But when I saw this blue creation from Better Homes & Gardens,  I had words.

Baby Blue + Black + White = insert thumbs up/heart emojis. LOVE the color combination. The blue cabinetry is just so pretty and I would wager that black cabinetry would have also looked bangin' and made the shower that much more of a focal point.

And can we all agree that the shower is fantastic with its sea of blue tile? I'm a big fan. And it all looks so big and open and nice...our shower here at Casa Shuffler is a tiled stall that is perhaps 2.5'x2.5'. It's teeny. And I'll be honest that I kind of like it. You shower in a cocoon - a shower and sauna in one!

So when I see these open stalls I think they look great but then I convince myself I would be freezing. But maybe not. It might be a lovely experience. Do you have such a bathroom arrangement? What are your thoughts?

I will always be loyal to black floor tile so that also gets a big thumbs up. Not sure why the baseboard tile on the sink side is white...I guess going for a counter match, but I would have opted for black, yes? And I think the ceiling would be delightful in a light shade of the same baby blue to soften the transition a bit from tile to ceiling. You are welcome for my unsolicited advice, homeowners.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday Crush

Eddie Ross and his hot pink peonies, for the win. What a delicious vignette that just screams summer. I love, love pairing hot pink with blue and white porcelain - a classic color combination that will always be chic. And add in some hosta to blend with the amazing palm wallpaper...100% winning.

June weekends are pretty sleepy around here...but I'm not complaining. Hope you have some exciting plans to enjoy the break. Have a great weekend and see you next week!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hexagon Tile Kitchen Floor

I love a classic black and white hexagon tile floor in a bathroom. You just can't go wrong. And I find the shape works wonderfully in what is typically a smaller room...the visual noise of all those edges makes a nice statement.

And I'm usually a believer that larger tile is better for a larger space like a kitchen, but then I saw this photo and now I'm correcting myself:

All that marble could start feeling a bit stuffy but the blue cabinetry and fun floor keep things cool. And I love the flower pattern and Greek key-ish border...definitely a unique pattern for this very classic tile.

What do you think? Are you a fan of this flair in the kitchen? Or too busy for you?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hutchins House

I think Carter and I would be really good at running a bed and breakfast. His chattiness and genuine interest in the life of strangers coupled with my design eye and cooking skills would make for a successful hospitality business. I'm sure of it.

And this Greek Revival gem in Mississippi - Hutchins House - would be the perfect property for said business. TONS of potential ready to be unearthed:

The home dates back to 1877, is located in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, and is on the market for $176,000 (which in DC-metro area terms is a bargain). I'm in love with the green roof...and that porch looks amazing. Perfect for our wine and cheese happy hours.

Read more about the house here and here. And if you buy it, let me know.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Crush

I have always been a lover of Quadrille's Climbing Hydrangea wallpaper and this design by Tilton Fenwick with the lavender colorway is just completely delightful. Lavender + green might be my favorite color combination of all time. And this composition is just perfect, perfect for a child's space with that adorable bunny lamp.

Happy that the weekend is here so I can catch up a bit on the mundane tasks of life after being away on vacation. Hope it's a good one for you...see you next week!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Snapshots from the Beach

Sun, sand, and pimiento cheese can do wonders for the soul. We are back from a short but lovely trip to the beach in South Carolina and we are ready to go back! Here are some snapshots from our weekend (see how big Mac has gotten??):

Our trailer park is situated on a canal and at dusk, the egrets swoop in and settle into the trees for the night. It's quite the sight and a great excuse to get out for a post-dinner walk. This evening, AC was already in pajamas but that didn't stop us:

"Look, Tibi! A BIRD!!!" Tibi is Carter's mom. In the real world she is known as Janet. She makes the World's Best Pimiento Cheese TM.

We are relaxed and ready to get our summer's to counting down the 8ish weeks until we're back at the beach for a whole week.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Crush

My latest pin for The Mountain House (our vacation home in the Blue Ridge that has yet to exist but will). Although I've always been Team White Kitchen, I think gray cabinetry in The Mountain House would be amazing...especially when I see pictures like this. The Mountain House is going to have lots of white going on so a white kitchen might have things feeling a bit sterile...but a soft gray juxtaposed with warm woods might just be the ticket.

We are kicking off beach season this weekend!!! Heading to our little slice of heaven - a beach trailer in Garden City, SC. It will be Mac's first visit to South Carolina, so that's big news. And Ana Claire can't stop yammering about the beach so her dreams will be coming true. Additionally, Carter and I might self-destruct if we don't decompress a has been nuts. Hope you have some lovely plans for the holiday weekend. I likely won't be back until end of next week...see you then!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Catalog Pick: Parker Pom Pom Pillow

I love pillows with a fun texture, especially pom poms. Great in a neutral space where you aren't trying to infuse color but texture goes a long way.

And I particularly like the more "adult" look of the Parker Pom Pom Raffia Pillow from Ballard as poms can get a little too whimsical sometimes:

There is also a navy option whose photograph looks much like the black one. Don't you think the gray one would be right at home with beiges and winter whites? And that black one would do wonderful things paired with buffalo check.

Have you seen similar pom pillows around? I don't see them often and would love to check out more...

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