Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category

Victoria Beckham for Target

April 20th, 2017

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I’m less than four weeks out from having the baby, and spring is upon us.  I don’t know about you, but I’m dying over the latest Target collaboration with Victoria Beckham.  Every piece is adorable and something I would wear to work, but it’s hard to pull the trigger on an orange shift dress when I have no idea what my body is going to look like in a few months… that’s where you come in! I need to live vicariously through my friends (or start plotting my diet now).  This dress with bunnies on the collar really wants me to have it. These earrings are now $30! At least I know those will fit.

Hope it’s a wonderful week!

Looking for inspiration last week I spotted this dreamy modern mountain getaway in Cashiers, North Carolina. Designed by Kay Douglass, the client gave her free rein (and this, in all honesty is the best scenario.  If you’re going to seek an expert, let them do their thing!) The result is such a fun take on a mountain home.  Take a look:

 

All imagery via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Tile Grout

March 8th, 2017

One thing to keep in mind when selecting tile for your home, is the importance of grout.  You can have the most beautiful tile in the world, but pick the wrong grout and it can kill  your installation.  I had to be very careful with my kitchen.  I went with Ann Sacks Lucian Metallic Chevron Mosaic in the pewter color for our backsplash. I wanted a grout that would compliment the tile itself (which is a very unique choice) and not distract.

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I didn’t want grout lines to be the first things our guests noticed.  I went with a sparkly version, Context Bronzed In the Sun, which may seem strange but the sparkle combined with the glass made it go away. Here’s the combination close up:

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We are so pleased with the final! Don’t forget, successful design is all in the details.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has had her Tribeca penthouse on the market, designed by Roman and Williams. It’s clean and pretty though surprisingly sat on the market for the past year. The bed apparently was custom designed to allow all members of the family to sit on it at one time (kids, cousins, etc).  Take a peek:

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I can’t help but wonder if that’s Chris Martin’s guitar…

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Imagery via Compass

 

Pregnancy Wardrobe Staples

February 21st, 2017

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Well, things are starting to get difficult in the fashion department. I am nearly six and a half months pregnant and feeling large and in charge. When I started to really show I went to a session with my Nordstrom stylist and it was extremely helpful.  I did not want a bunch of random maternity clothes. I really wanted to find a way to buy things I could still wear later. My favorite things by far have been the non-maternity.  This Gibson top is THE softest thing you will touch and looks adorable.  I’m also obsessed with this Free People tunic. One thing is for sure, leggings and flats have become my best friend.  I also can’t leave the house without my S’well bottle.  There is not enough water in the world for me at this point. If you’re expecting, what’s your favorite wardrobe staple?

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Feeling Green

February 16th, 2017

I love the color green.  It is a redhead’s best friend, and Adele’s dress from the Grammy’s has me all inspired.  Sometimes a bold punch is just what your interior needs.

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Wayfair Post

February 10th, 2017

Hello and happy Friday! Guess who’s bathroom was on the Wayfair blog this week? You can check out the entire post here.  I talked about how we make the bathtub the star of our master en-suite.  Besides the layout, I like to throw in some candles, pretty flowers and a good book! Take a peek:

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So it’s the new year, and you want a new look (but maybe you don’t have the budget!).  Here are a few cost effective ways to change up your interior for 2017:

PAINT

Paint is the easiest way to make a big impact. If you’re willing to put in some sweat equity, you can completely change a room for $50 or less. If you’re not sure which direction to go, head straight to the back of the paint deck.  Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection are all beautiful, safe choices.  If you want to go gray and aren’t sure, HC-172 Revere Pewter is stunning.  In general, light colors make a room look larger, and darker will give a more cozy feel.

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NEW PILLOWS

I’ve done this several times with our formal living room.  If you’re tired of the look, completely change your pillows.  There is quite a bit on sale right now thanks to after holiday deals. These are currently an extra 40% off the sale price. I recommend these to clients ALL THE TIME.

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FRESH STYLING

I’m a big fan of strategic styling and I tend to freshen up our coffee tables quite a bit.  Add a new tray and some fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s.  Move some candles around or add a fresh stack of books.  Even the smallest changes can help keep it fresh.

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If you have the time and motivation, throw up some paint and do a Target run.  Little changes can go a long way!

Happy 2017 to you!

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