Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stores in Atlanta - new to me

Luckily when I'm on business travel my day ends at 4 pm, giving me just enough time to fit in a design store or two before they close. This trip instead of going to my usual places, I visited 3 stores I'd never been to before. First up was a visit to Anthony|Wolfe in Buckhead. Love the wide fabric stripe on these upholstered chairs and the pairing of this warm, deep yellow with the earthy gray.
No, this is not an amazing giant door knocker but actually a disability grip bar! I wish I had taken a picture of the whole door because that would have given a better sense of how amazing this looked.

Great light fixture
At Scout For The Home I really admired the curvy shape and narrow depth of these bedside tables. Isn't the finish nice too?
These paintings are by a local artist who uses coffee to create her works.

Edison style bulbs paired with an iron and wood chandelier.

In my last post w/the picture of the amazing periwinkle nunnery doors, I mentioned Sherry of Design Indulgence gave me a heads up about Redefined in West Midtown, which is perfect as it's right on the way to the airport. The finish and look of this black screen is very classic.

Like many bookstores that feature "picks" from their staff, Redefined does the same with home decor. This great wood piece was a favorite of Tracy's.
Love this Derby winner but what really drew me in was scale and dimensions of this narrow console table.

I'll be back in Atlanta in August and should be able to spend a few hours at Scott's before flying home. Looking forward to that.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Breakfast in Bed

I think this image alone is worth picking up the June 11 issue of World of Interiors. If I'm remembering correctly, it's the home of Robin and Lucienne Day.
I'm back from a week in post will be on 3 stores I visited this trip that I've never been to before. A bit of a preview; these amazing nunnery doors are from Redefined - a store Sherry of Design Indulgence gave me a heads up about.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest Post at My Little Happy Place!

Maybe you remember these Nate Berkus stools I bought in February for only $119 each? Well, the credit all goes to Alison of My Little Happy Place. I've never posted about where I ended up placing them but am so happy that my post about them is while guest posting for My Little Happy Place. Hope you'll head over here to check it out. Thanks Alison!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Exterior Eye Candy: Martha's Vineyard

I'm off to Atlanta for business this week although I plan to squeeze in as much design fun as I can after work. As usual, I have too many things to do before heading to the airport. Here's some eye candy from last year's visit to Martha's Vineyard. Makes me want to get a flag pole! (and an ocean view for a backyard too.)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In Her Shoes: Guest Blogging

Today I'm guest blogging over at Camila's Effortless Style in the really fun In Her Shoes series. Thank you Camila for including me! Camila also does another regular feature, Get the Look for Less. Here's one from earlier this year, based on Rebecca Robertson's room that was featured in Martha Stewart Living( here)
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Guest Blogging at Haven and Home!

Today I'm guest blogging over at Haven and Home - a wonderful blog by Birmingham designer Marianne Strong. Marianne's theme was "Love the One You're With" - asking bloggers to pick a part of their home that proved challenging but now they're happy with it. I thought that was a great, creative theme. Thanks Marianne for including me!

Marianne was recently featured in Birmingham Home and Garden as a Trendsetter & Tastemaker. Love the palette and fabrics she chose.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jill Sorensen at Apartment Therapy Event 6.15.11

If you're in the DC area tomorrow evening, Jill Sorensen of Marmalade Interiors and the blog Live.Like.You will be speaking at an Apartment Therapy sponsored event. Go here for more info and to rsvp. I wish I could go - I'm a big fan of her designs and use of color. Here are just a few more pics of her work.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Eye Candy: Seaside Cottage

Here's Jacques Grange's seaside getaway in Portugal. Monday morning wouldn't feel that bad if you're waking up here.

Images from Marie Claire Italy here. Photography by MG de Saint Venant.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Post Prom

This is where most of the rental tuxedo ended up after the prom, taken off as soon as possible, right by the front door. Ryan's only a junior but attended the Senior Prom because he's class president next year. I'm currently in denial that he is home for only one more year.

The chair was found on the side of the road a few months ago. This weekend I'll be repainting it and adding fabric to the seat. Underneath the tux it's green vinyl!

You may remember the paintings above. These two were purchased from Margaret Bostick of The Silk Purse, Inc. (to-the-trade 404.431.5422 and at Atlanta's Scott Antique Market) Originally from a set of 11 by an amatuer painter in Ghent, they're finally framed and Im really enjoying them.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Patience has never been my strong suit. We have a huge patch of transplanted black raspberry bushes (not to be confused with blackberries) from upstate New York and I know I should wait until they're truly ripe before picking them. As my husband reminded me, I shouldn't pick the berry the very first day it turns black. Better to wait a bit...but, you know I popped this one into my mouth right after the click of the camera.

Are you anticipating anything fun this summer?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Staple Your Walls

Forget drawing on walls. DC designer Chad Alan added an interesting twist to the wallpaper in the bedroom he designed for the DC Design Center Dream Home 2011 by getting out the staple gun and creating a flowing pattern on the walls. My photos are a bit on the dark side so it doesn't quite do the look he created justice. I'm a fan. Have you ever seen this done before?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fab Garden Benches

While looking for fence panels, I came across these amazing garden benches by O'Brien Ironworks. A to-the-trade firm, they create am amazing selection of metal furniture available in 15 standard and 200 custom finishes. Here are just a few of their garden benches. (Greek Key above)
Curved Regency
Victorian Wire

Friday, June 3, 2011

25 Years - Best of Canadian House & Home

Canadian House and Home is celebrating 25 years this year and is featuring some of their favorite rooms on their site. This room designed by Peter Jackman first appeared in the Dec 98/Jan 99 issue. (Photography by Virginia MacDonald)
This soft pink living room by designer Katherine Newman was in one of my all time favorite issues - October of 2004. You can find all 75 rooms here and vote for your favorite. Some of my favorites aren't part of their selection - maybe some rainy day I'll go through all my issues and do a post on mine. (Photography by Ted Yarwood)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Gorgeous entry designed by Melody Duron, photography by Michael Graydon, October 2008 issue

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Seashell Mirrors

There's something about a seashell mirror that's a bit magical. I lean towards more is definitely more when it comes to seashells. Has me wondering if I've collected enough over the years to get out the hot glue gun myself. Do you have a seashell mirror? Image above via Sally Lee by the Sea

image from The Sunny Sunflower House
Designer Charles Faudere via Zuniga Interiors blog.
image via Seaside Style
I snapped a picture of these shell mirrors last year while visiting in Wynn Alex in San Francisco. Rather like the grouping of the small mirrors with the large one.


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