Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sitting Pretty..

Atlanta is such a hot "design" spot right now! I'm continually wowed by the design talent in this southern city. I'm a big fan of Melanie Turner's work, and this room for the Atlanta Designer Show-house is another example of Turner-Davis Design's detail design approach. This sitting room's subtle mix of soft color and modern glamour is working for me..for more on this room and the entire showhouse visit Atlanta Homes Magazine..and for more on Ms. Turner see her site here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

On my radar..for the Fall..

For Fashion?

I love, love, love layering my outfits with blazers! I live in them most of the year. This knit blazer from Madewell would be an instant staple for me.

another staple? Sweedish Hasbeen boot

At Home.

warm neutrals, tufted velvet, leopard prints + mixing natural wood and paint!

image: Paul Costello

a mirror in the kitchen? would you do it? love the look but is it practical?

love this leather butterfly chair from Urban Outfitters

and the warm unexpected colors of these Ikat rugs! Available at ABC Carpet and Home
In the Kitchen

I tend to cook more in the Fall then summer. Onion soup is a no-fail classic! See recipe here.

Friday, August 27, 2010


My good friend is turning 40 next week but she's celebrating in style with a big party on Saturday night! whoo hooo! Have a great weekend + Happy Birthday Ann-Marie!

I think I'm going to have to buy a few hundred balloons for my next fete!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sneak Peek - Rue Magazine!

image via Casa Sugar

Are you as excited as I am about the mid September launch of Rue Magazine? It's another online shelter magazine, and the brainchild of four style savy bloggers! More design inspiration? bring it! For the inside story visit The City Sage + Casa Sugar!

Pixie Dust....

One of my favorite bedding, personalized pillow/ poofs, and burp cloth sites for the kiddies, Pixie Dust is having a fabulous Daily Candy deal!

Just visit their site, make a purchase and you will receive 25% off you entire order! {enter DCDEALS at the checkout before mid-Sept.} As my earlier post today mentioned, nesting time is here, so get going! and speaking of kiddies, I can't wait to share Emerson's nursery with you all this Fall!

on a side note, Stacy the talented and sweet owner of Pixie Dust always shares her seasonal inspirations..here's a peek at Summer..I'm sure Fall will be just as good..{I'm with her on the Harrison Howard prints. I've used a few before on a project, they're beautiful}

Picture Perfect - Room of the Week - Dining

I love the simple elegance of this dining room..the mix of brown and gold is so earthy! and that sconce? AMAZING! Maybe I am ready for Fall and all the nesting that comes with it!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Loving me a little...

LEOPARD for Fall..all you need is a touch of this print, a little goes a long way! I also opt for faux, I have trouble wearing/using anything that once roamed the earth! {but to each her/his own}

Images: J.Crew, via High-Heeled foot inthe door, via Vanessa and Valentine, Markham Roberts, via dustjacket attic

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Seriously, break out the china

{I have long loved this image and Kelly Wearstler's china patterns for Pickard (below) - am very into these colors right now!}

My husband and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary last night {not sure where the time goes}, we relaxed at home over dinner, wine and dessert with our three year old son. {Emerson our 7 month old daughter was sleeping - this is a rare occasion really}. After reading Amy Dragoo's quote via La Dolce Vita yesterday, I decided I had to break out our china! Here's Amy's motto: Life is too short, eat off the good china! I couldn't agree more Amy. It's the simple details, that make the difference! So tonight, I encourage you to "eat off the good china". It was really nice, I think I'll do it more often...

Monday, August 23, 2010

What's in Store??

for Elle Decor, it's no surprise that Margaret Russell went out in style..in case you've stepped away from design media this summer {Margaret is leaving Elle Decor} September was her last issue as Editor in Chief {she's moving on to Architectural Digest - let's hope she gives that magazine a much needed revamp}. Michael Boodro is set to takeover as Editor in Chief this Wednesday!

Okay, back to the goodies...the latest issue of Elle Decor is the thickest magazine I've received in a long time! It's filled with photo after photo of gorgeous, chic, modern + classic homes. There's really a taste of something for everyone.

now a peek inside

I love the interior of this modern, glass home by designer Jesse Carrier and architect Robert Dean. {original architect in the early 60's was James Evans}. It's such a stylish, but livable space for a young family...also loving the "trend" back to light, natural woods...mixed with lacquered pieces.

Photographer: William Waldron

and a classic mix by Todd and Amy Hases' Hampton's Summer home. {very Parisian right?}

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Chic in L.A. with Megan Mullally

Photographer: Miguel Flores-Vianna

Jeffrey Bilhuber + Sally Hershberger's home's were amazing as well...
Images: Elle Decor, Todd Hases's home scanned by Shelter

Wednesday, August 18, 2010



I'm getting excited about all the Fall projects I have in store! Here's a hint at one!

image: the alternative bride

Monday, August 16, 2010

Off to enjoy...

open fields, lazy days, frosty beer, home cooked meals, outdoor fires + family..I'll return on Friday - Have a great week!

images: Jose Villa, via the little big house, flickr, Camilla at Home, Laura Resen, Domino Scan by Shelter, Jose Villa


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