Friday, April 29, 2011

favorite find of the week 4.29

I have been searching high and low for the perfect Moroccan-style lantern for a client.  We thought it would be a fun addition to her little girls' bedroom! Here's a quick cell phone pic of the headboards in progress....

We also ordered a couple silver Moroccan poufs from Serena & Lily....

So, you can imagine the squeal when I came across this lantern from l'aviva home....

I ordered it immediately in the silver patina finish...three days later, it was delivered to my office and it is gorgeous in person! I will have to take a photo and share with you all once it is installed!! This lantern is the finishing touch to the room and I am so glad I discovered l'aviva home through the new TradHome!

l'aviva has some other great, worldy finds!!

How much fun are these???? I am determined to find a place somewhere for them!

These zulu wirework baskets are beautiful!

Suzanis are very in right now...these are handmade suzani blankets from Uzbekistan.

On top of having beautiful pieces from all over the world, laura a'viva, the owner, is such a pleasure to work with!  Please take a look around their will love it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

designer crush :: erika powell

I have been an admirer of Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors for a long time.  I am not only in awe of her beautiful interiors but how much she has achieved in such a short time and a young age! Her blog is one of the first I started following and I look forward to every post! People are definitely taking notice...she was just voted one of Traditional Home's 20 New Traditionals! Congrats to Erika!

Her interiors are traditional but not stuffy; she has such an effortless style that she infuses into every room. She embodies the "Flip Flops & Pearls" lifestyle...classic yet casual!

Monday, April 25, 2011

monday musing {and new reading material}

Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!!

I don't know if you have heard, but the wonderful Janell Beals of Isabella & Max Rooms, has launched a new e-zine called House of Fifty! It is a great magazine filled with everyday tips, beautiful design, as well as some great feature interviews!  I am so glad that Janell asked me to contribute with one of my favorite quotes I have ever posted...check out the magazine here!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

splish splash

I put together a little inspiration board for the guest bathroom in the new digs. I know I want to paint the walls darker...I love the way dark walls make a smaller space look. Again, a break from the norm that I see in so many spaces around here!

We are going with a pedestal sink since we don't really need too much storage in that bathroom. Honestly, it will hardly be used and there is a large linen closet right next to it. I love the vintage style faucet to go with the pedestal sink. Just completes the look!

The plans call for a medicine cabinet/mirror combo above the sink and I found this one at Pottery Barn. It's a little more interesting than the typical options! I love the sconces PB has shown with it... I am keeping my eye out for something similar.

I put a vintage postcard print of Tampa on the inspiration board as an idea for art work. I love the look of this one but I will be looking for anything that calls to me and will complete the look!

Monday, April 18, 2011

monday musing

Thursday, April 14, 2011

head over heels in love

{Sorry for the crazy look of my blog the past few days! PhotoBucket was having some issues but they seem to be fixed!}

I don't think I have been so blown away by a home in my life! I came across this Atlanta home online at Traditional Home and it is a sight to be seen!

It is a testament to well thought-out, good design. All the little details didn't go unnoticed and the soothing color palette throughout is just beautiful!

My favorite has got to be the built-in banquette at the staircase...those curves!!!!

The dining room is a close second...

The master bedroom and bath look like a serene getaway...

I love the blue-gray cabinets in the kitchen and I don't think I have ever hid my affinity for lanterns...

Isn't this house perfection??

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

living room inspiration board

I have been obsessing over the living room in the new house lately! We are getting all new furniture for that area and I have been burning up my keyboard searching for all the right pieces.

I am going for a "modern" traditional look. Little unexpected touches and modern updates to classic forms is what's key.

Here's an inspiration board I have created for the new living room...

The plan so far is to have to comfy sofas facing each other with a chair/ottoman to the side. I am going to re-upholster our current chair and ottoman in the chocolate brown and aqua plaid. I have a cutting of the fabric at home and I love it! I want to throw in an eclectic mix of throw pillows with a floral print, faux bois print, and a pop of lime green.

I will be soooo ready to turn this inspiration board into reality!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

monday musing

Friday, April 8, 2011

happy friday!!!

Short post today, more eye candy than words!

Loving this dining area...the table (for all its rustic glory) and the eclectic mix of antique chairs, and soft white colorway...

I have a very busy weekend ahead of me! Studio M, the design firm I work for, is involved in an awesome charity project in our area.  A deserving single mom gets a complete home makeover and we are in charge of the interior design. This Sunday is the reveal to the mom so the next few days will be spent frantically putting furniture together, rearranging furniture and accessories, and all that jazz! It's all in the name of charity and this project is one reason why I am proud to work at Studio M! 

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

lake house chic

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine never disappoints! I am in love with the house designed by Gretchen Edwards and Harrison Design Associates. Set on a beautiful lakeside backdrop, this home is the definition of rustic elegance.

The main living area has tons of natural light pouring through all the windows....a necessity for any vacation home!

The dining room is very casual and laid back....

My favorite part of the home was the details in the bedrooms and bathrooms.  I love the mix of the paneled walls and soft, upholstered bed and in the bathroom, the wood and metal combo is perfection to me!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

monday musing

I saw this quote on Sheridan French's blog, The Southern Electic, and I absolutely love it! I want to print it out and post in on the fridge to remind myself every day.