Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Crush

Photo by Danae Horst

Boo! Have you seen this photo floating around the Internet? I hope I'm introducing you to it...because it's so clever. The florals are on point and what drew me in was the excellent use of black...then I followed the photo to the blog post over at The Jungalow by Justina Blakeney and discovered that this whole chic table is made up of thrifted finds. With a little imagination and some killer florals, it all left me really impressed. Read the post...and embrace how gorgeous large doses of black can be on a table.

Happy Halloween! Will aim to post a pic of the Shuffler kids post-holiday. Have a great weekend and a fun holiday on Monday. See you next week!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Catalog Pick: Brass Sconce Under $120

Brass sconces of the swing-arm variety have become a design darling, and with good reason. I feel like we are always on the hunt for good ones, yes?

I just came across one that is on point. Especially the price point. Because it's really attractive and under $120. The Adjustable Arm 1-Light Wall Sconce from Shades of Light in Warm Brass:

Now, that is a good-looking light. It looks way more expensive than $118. Usually when you hover around $100, these lights don't look quite so chic so you tend to pass on them (at least I do). But I think this one has the design factor and a great price tag.

If you need some visual reminders about the power of this fixture:

The scale of the fixtures in that iconic bathroom above is not the same scale as these I'm showing you...but you get the idea. Brass sconces are good.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Crush

Crushing on a new Etsy site - PopOColor - that has some killer designer pillows ready to make their way to your home. I'm really into the combination of this Quadrille pillow with this Kate Spade for Kravet pillow. Sidenote, did you know there was Kate Spade for Kravet? I did not. Now I do. And now I want these pillows.

I turn 35 tomorrow. Should be a great weekend. See you next week!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lake House Bedroom

Many moons ago, I had the pleasure of working with a client on a design for a bedroom at her lake house. The room needed to pull double duty as her adult daughter's bedroom as well as a guest room, when needed.

She wanted the vibe comfortable, traditional, and punctuated with color. And here is where I landed:

You don't know how much joy it brought me to mix red with lavender in a room with two beds. And I owe the color combo to the scrumptious print for the wall above said beds: At the Lake, by T.S. Harris.

I was so pumped to recall this print because it had everything I was looking for - something feminine, great colors, and on-theme in a whimsical way.

From there, lovely soft lavender headboards, punchy red bedskirts, powder blue linens, a blush lamp and some bold, gutsy mirrors all pulled themselves together to create a space I wouldn't mind lounging in on vacation.

As with all design boards I do for clients, I don't share the full source list as the sources are meant only for the lovely people who paid me for my time to track them down. But I am ready, willing, and able to do one of these snazzy boards for your own space - just email me!

It's almost the weekend...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Crush

image source (photo/designer info welcome...)

Oh hey, moody autumnal blues. This is modern colonial style...and I'm into it, especially with a touch of Chinoiserie in the blue/white porcelain. The tone on tone paint scheme is phenomenal and that peek of yellow keeps it fresh. I also have strong, strong feelings for windsor chairs exactly like that one. Also note the sweet striped rug. Just lovely.

Here's to a great, relaxing, fun weekend...see you next week!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Art of Carson Price

I am so pumped to share some hometown love for Richmond, Virginia-based artist, Carson Price.  Your eyes will bug out when you view her sensational works of art - playful color, texture, abstracts, landscapes - often of's all just very, very good.

^^ I really, really want this one ^^

That last one there is my sister-in-law Joanna's dining room in Richmond, designed by Lesley Glotzl. The scale and juxtaposition of those black and white pieces by Carson are dynamite in this space. And though I'm drawn to Carson's use of bold color, she does some phenomenal neutral nudes and contemporary pieces like these for Jo. You really need to look at her website.

Speaking of her website, Carson and her team write a great blog...and recently did a fab primer on creating a layered, inviting outdoor space. This is the perfect time of year to entertain in this type of space if you are lucky enough to have one. Read the post for some tips and then click around to see more of her art.

And that's Carson ^. She is foxy. And talented. Double whammy.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Crush

Painted trim for the win! This space by Kate Collins Interiors has lots of lovely texture and color, but what makes everything sing is that pop of blue paint. Such a small detail with a big impact. For me, it's these clever touches that elevate a room.

Happy Friday. Do you have big weekend plans ahead? I'm happily settling into the cooler weather and enjoying my favorite month of the year. Enjoy the down time...see you next week!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Chinoiserie Toile Fabric Score

Fabric house Waverly is once again bringing its Chinoiserie A-game. I recently discovered this fabric - Haiku Toile Chintz Noir - and it's really, really good.

So is the Indigo colorway:

And it's around $17-$20 a yard. That's phenomenal. Now, I'm not sure it's up to the task of upholstery (sadly) but you are looking at ridiculous curtains or pillows or a bedskirt. I love the light, airy feel of this toile. Nothing crazy and heavy...just delicate monotone shades that depict lovely little scenes.

I ran a Google search for you so you can shop it at various places and in some additional colorways - click here to see the options.

Do tell if you use it.

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