When I saw this home in the recent issue of House Beautiful, my first impression was WOW, which was then followed by a huge smile. To learn more about how designer Gary McBournie and Bill Richards arrived at the happy color scheme of saturated blues, oranges and yellows for this 1940s ranch house in Nantucket, be sure to read all about it here.
Hello Everyone. I know, I’ve been a bit missing in action, but I have been so busy working on getting my Etsy shop up and running. I have talked about starting an Etsy shop now and again, for, well, like forever, it seems. I have been so overwhelmed with all the nuances of opening a shop, that I’ve been kind of trigger shy. Being the perfectionista that I am, has caused me to be my overly critical self, not to mention that I felt that I needed to have a few items ready to go before making my launch. My family was getting so annoyed with my constant procrastination. Anywhooooo, I’ve finally made the commitment and I will be sharing more very soon.
As we enter the weekend and with Spring officially in the air, I wanted to share some favorites from my Pinterest ~~ Classic Blue and White. This color story simply never gets old for me. Visions To Inspire. Designs To Enrich. Enjoy.
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Have a Lovely Weekend
Commissioned public artwork, as Architectural Digest recently featured, has been a part of our culture for centuries. This is just one of the eleven “Fascinating Public Sculptures” that I found really intriguing. To view more of these incredible works of art, be sure to visit here. Enjoy!
“Les Voyageurs” by French artist Bruno Catalano, in Marseilles, France. The sculpture is meant to evoke memories and parts of themselves that every traveler inevitably leaves behind when they leave home for a new shore.
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Be still my heart. I literally gasped when I saw the Architectural Digest article featuring floral designer, Jeff Leatham. Behold, this stunning display at the Four Seasons George V in Paris.
The beginnings of the display unfolds beneath a stunning crystal chandelier.
Vessels are filled with ‘Naomi’ roses and magenta phalaenopsis orchids.
Creating a tiered arrangement. What an impact.
A classic tapestry with modern flowers. To read more, visit Architectural Digest.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Architectural Digest recently shared some of their top picks from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show, Las Vegas. And, BAM, right off the top was this little beauty from La Cornue. Not only did it grab my attention, it happens to be in pink, a color fave, and it is from their new collection done in collaboration with another favorite, design icon, Suzanne Kasler. A double WOW.
The Atlanta-based AD100 interior designer drew inspiration for the line during visits to her favorite ribbon shop in Paris. To learn more about her trip and the process, be sure to visit here.
VISIONS TO INSPIRE. DESIGNS TO ENRICH.
This year, Pantone decided to gift the design world with two Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016. The color authority chose the delicate Rose Quartz and the calming blue Serenity and while this news certainly isn’t the newest story on the block, I thought these images of interior spaces show just how beautiful these colors are when used thoughtfully and tastefully. Visions to Inspire~~
I am swooning over this Living Room of interior designer Ray Booth and television executive John Shea in Nashville, Tennessee.
And this lovely bedroom in Napa Valley, California designed by Jeff Atlas.
Here a lovely shade of Rose Quartz has been used on the walls and drapery in this London study designed by Veere Grennery.
Designer Ray Booth repeats the color in the dining room of their Nashville, TN home.
A Family Room of a Martha’s Vineyard home decorated by Mark Cunningham.
Love the wallpaper in the Master Bedroom of a Bahamian cottage decorated by Andrew Raquet Interior Design.
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I always love a good IKEA hack/DIY. Here are a few great ideas that I came across that I thought I would share with you ~~ from simple beginnings to fabulous endings.
For these colorful paint dipped spoon handles, checkout the how-to on the Oh Everything Handmade blog.
Blogger Erika Rax had been wanting to do a DIY dye project for sometime. With some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, you too can learn how to make these pretty napkins. For DIY instructions, visit her blog here.
Sleek Bar Stools
I love this DALFRED IKEA Bar Stool makeover. To get the complete DIY how-to, hop on over to this blog for all her tips.
Designer Scott Meacham Wood has a Scottsman’s love for all things plaid. His new line of fabrics, furnishings and accessories, is chock-full of tartan treasures from throw pillows to tufted sofas. Here is a little peek at some of his plaid clad home in the City by the Bay~~~
And, to help bring some of that plaid love into your life, here are a few things I came across while shopping the internet~~~
I’m Feeling Very Festive!
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I first came across this article written by Rebecca Dalzell and photographed by Genevieve Garrupo in Lonny and it just made me smile. I was so inspired by her fresh take on design that I had to share her very inspiring home in Austin, Texas. Katie Kime is someone who sees the world as though you were on a merry-go-round ride around the color wheel. Traveling has been a great inspiration for her, from bright Moroccan poufs, Obami embroidery or Turkish kilims. “Color in these countries is so bright and bold and fearless, pink with orange, red with pink.” Katie Kime’s home is filled with bright, bold patterns and whimsy. Her interiors website and brand began in 2013 and now, she has expanded to a brick-and-mortar showroom in Austin, Texas.
Bold lighting, large scale artwork, textured grasscloth walls and an over-dyed pink rug from One King’s Lane.
Custom sofas, graphic sliding barn doors, statement lighting and black and white ottomans from OKL.
A close-up of the side tables with Jonathan Adler lamps.
The Master Bedroom painted in a bold, dark charcoal gray from Benjamin Moore~Gravel Gray.
And how could you not feel happy when you walk into this dressing closet to get ready for the day?
Kitchen ~ Gold Ball Pendants by Dot & Bo.
More happy, fun and whimsy in the breakfast nook space.
This is no ho-hum landing space, textured walls, family photos, colorful artwork, and, a fun, colorful graphic wallpaper on the ceiling.
Daughter’s Bedroom. John Robshaw quilt.
And isn’t this totally fun, walls covered in faux silk flowers with a Katie Kime designed birdcage chair in hot pink.
And the fun doesn’t stop in the daughter’s bathroom. The Bee’s Knees, Kimi’s queen bee patterned wallpaper.