Monday, July 4, 2016

Liz Carroll

Happy 4th of July!!!  

Here is a take on a red, white and (light) blue room designed by Liz Carroll for a Wrightsville Beach, NC home. I love the Trina Turk fabric covered headboards against the Katie Ridder wallpaper! Looks like the perfect combination of red, white & blue to me!  Who wouldn't love staying in this beach house guest room? To see more photos of the house, click here!   

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Coral & Blue

Now this is a cheerful bedroom!  I was perusing a few websites and came across this great space and had to share.  I am loving the mix of graphic patterns used throughout the room. Tobi Fairley has a knack for mixing patterns to create fun and vibrate spaces.  The room is nicely balanced with pops of coral and blue against a quiet wall color.  And I love the simple window treatments hung at different heights too!  To see more of Tobi's work, click here.

I am not sure what paint color Tobi used, but for a similar look try

Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan HC-81

Awesome bathroom too!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

House of Jade Interiors

I love the look of this master bedroom by the duo designers @ House of Jade Interiors (photographed by Kate Osborne).  Kirsten Krason and Erin Morgan's choices were spot on in creating a calming retreat.  The bed, simply dressed in white linens with a few pillows makes a statement without being too fussy.  And the calming color palette is sheer perfection!  I love the grass cloth wallpaper and the pops of gold and orange.  To see the rest of this home, which is definitely worth a peek, click here!

Monday, January 25, 2016

HGTV Dream Home 2016

I am excited to share the HGTV 2016 Dream Home with you!  The house located in Merritt Island, Florida was designed by Brian Patrick Flynn and luxuriously furnished by Ethan Allen.  This year marks the 10th year Ethan Allen has furnished the Dream Home and it is filled with some of my Ethan Allen favorites!  HGTV Dream Home workshops are going on now at Ethan Allen design centers, so be sure to check out your local store for details.  And after you peruse the pictures below, head over here daily for your chance to win this gorgeous home!  

Love the Abington sofas and Baldwin slipper chairs!

Love Brian's use of three Bowen chest in the kitchen.  

The glamorous Giselle chair never disappoints!

The media room is overflowing with comfort, from the shag rug to the ultra comfortable Lynn sofas.  And I love the combination of turquoise and pink! 

You have to love the Adelaide chest paired with our Scalloped Mirror! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pops of Color

Tobi Farley's work has been featured in Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Veranda and host of other shelter magazine.  Her designs are always fresh and fun.  I like how she takes traditional pieces and interjects pops of color for an elegant and modern twist.  Take a look at the rooms below.  I love the mix of turquoise and red in the family room.  The colors flow effortlessly into the dining room and breakfast nook with pops of red as well. To see additional photos, check out Tobi's portfolio and to see the before pictures of the space below, be sure to click over to Tobi's blog



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Color Does Change Everything!

Check out this home located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida designed by Andrew Howard. I love his use of patterns and textures.  The bright patterns whether on the furnishings or the walls, are complimented by his great choice of paint colors!! The ceiling often makes the room! I love the dining room and playroom ceilings, as well as his bold color choice for trim in the girl's bedroom. For a full list of paint colors used, read the article that was featured in Southern Living, it has additional photos and resources too! 



Monday, March 23, 2015

On My Wishlist...

more time!  Where does the time go?  Months are flying by and I don't seem to get to the things on my to do list that have anything to do with me!  These things I've relegated to the bottom of the list.  I am tired of the usual list that is chock full of errands and chores. I need to start making a to do list that includes things like..... relaxing more, catching up on past episodes of Downton Abbey, curling up on the sofa and reading a book, taking a nap.......oh the list could go on and on.  So while I am dreaming, I might as well dream of relaxing in this great space designed by Sarah Richardson.  What's not to like about every nook and cranny of this well designed space? I love the soothing color palette, neutral upholstery and gold accents! The kitchen is great too, I like how the mirror below the kitchen counter really opens up the space.  Check out the stunning photos below while I add to my to do list...................set up the DVR for Sarah's show on HGTV!


The paint used is Eyelet by Sarah Richardson available at Loews.  But I think it's only sold in Canada.