Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Crush

Trying to keep it positive with warmer temperatures approaching. And this is the best way I know how - with a ridiculously gorgeous spring table setting from one of my favorite Insta accounts for spectacular monograms, @shopsaddlestitches. High on my wish list? Imari china. And this salad plate with all of my favorite colors may need to be my next pattern...I'm pretty sure it's Royal Crown Derby but anyone know the pattern name? I know I have china super sleuths out there...UPDATE: It's Kyoto Garden from Royal Crown Derby.

I have been down with a (self-diagnosed) sinus infection this week. It has been the pits. Mouth-breathing is not for me. Hoping I finally kick it in time for the weekend...see you next week!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pink Kilim Indoor Outdoor Rug

I'm sure many words in that title caught your attention. And I'll add to the description - Under $400.

World Market currently has a doozy of a rug - the Boho Kilim Nagar Indoor Outdoor Rug:

Who else loves a good pink rug? 🙋 And I think this one would read very, very neutral. Plus the indoor/outdoor quality coupled with the price point reads kid-friendly. Pair it with a powder blue sofa and you're in business.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Crush

Going into the weekend, I'm loving the CBS Sunday Morning vibe of this mirror by Justina Blakeney available at Lulu & Georgia. It's the perfect whimsical touch for a traditional space; it has the right tone and texture for a beach house; it's delightful for a child's space; etc, etc. It's good and I approve.

Any big plans for this weekend? We are laying low, thank goodness. We'll probably watch Trolls for the eleven-thousandth time. Hope it's a wonderful weekend for you and yours...see you next week!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Color from Gil Schafer

Everything Gil Schafer (and team) touches is gold, in my opinion. Impeccable taste that shines through true American style. I love it all.

And this project - a vacation home on Lake Placid - has some captivating color usage that I thought we would all enjoy.

Photos by Eric Piasecki for Architectural Digest

That top photo has some killer blue grasscloth...and I LOVE it paired with those navy doors. So clever. And if someone told you they were going to paint your whole room red - trim and all - you might think that was crazy. But here, with the help of tall ceilings and natural light, it's stunning.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Crush

Photo by David A. Land, Design by Andrew Howard

Spring is trying to make its debut, so I'll help usher it in with this adorable bedroom. I paused at the spring green + marigold combo, because my mind never goes to a full citrus palette. But it really works here. And I love my favorite Leontine Linens in yellow. So very pretty. Bonus points for the shade hanger and wallpaper hanger who nailed lining up that pattern to create a seamless look. #teamwork

Speaking of teamwork, my favorite teammate is having a birthday today. Carter Shuffler is the best - friend, husband, name it, he's the best at it. I am so very lucky. We will be celebrating him this weekend. Hope you have a great one...see you next week!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Alice in Wonderland Fabric from Rifle Paper Co.

I was unaware that the creative powerhouse - Rifle Paper Co. - has a (limited) fabric line. If you are a lover of the company's signature florals, you can own them in textile fashion.

And if you happen to be a lover of their signature florals AND Alice in Wonderland, well, you are in luck:

How precious is this fabric? That parade with the lobster and turtle might be my favorite. And this is just a teensy sampling...many more patterns to be found here.

Most of the line is comprised of cotton, meaning that you can get some pillows out of it...possibly some lightweight curtains if you beef up with a liner. If you are looking to cover your favorite chair in an Alice print, your selection is limited to just a couple of heavier weight options...though the adorable signature print (first one pictured) is available.

If you happen to be a seamstress of clothes, you should go ham on the previously mentioned cotton if you have any children in your life.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Crush

Image via Better Homes & Gardens

I am mesmerized by this architectural wonder...floating-ish stairs. It's v smart. And now I'm wondering why this isn't a thing. Seems easy enough to provide enough support under stairs to create an opening below them in a house where an opening would be welcome. This passageway would work wonders for connecting the first level of an otherwise segmented home.

I have a fun weekend ahead...hope you do too. See you next week!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Matthew Carter Interiors

Grown-up house goals from Kentucky-based designer Matthew Carter...whose portfolio is worth your time today. 

His mixes are complex but feel effortless. His design is traditional but reads modern. He uses bold color in neutral ways. 

The restraint, the whimsy, the classic, the's all there, friends. And all of these spaces - from the lively to the demure - are perfectly balanced in just the right way.

If you want to see more of Mr. Carter's talent, check out his website here

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