Category Archives: Bathrooms

Lonni Paul Design

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I am completely obsessed with this home designed by Lonni Paul for Giuliana and Bill Rancic. The photos do not do it justice compared to the episode of Giuliana and Bill that revealed a walk through of the home. Soft, neutral and a bit feminine, just like I like it.

And their baby’s name is Duke… so good.

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Alan Campbell

As I mentioned on Friday (see post here), Alan Campbell, the fabric designer behind my new banner, has a line of fabrics that drive me crazy. They are so pretty and fun and add a level of playfulness to any room. The chevron pattern has been pulled and stretched in many directions, causing me to get a little tired of the generic version, but when dotted and loosely lined, as seen below, I still have a love for it. Great as wallpaper or upholstery, I can’t wait for the day to have these patterns in my home.

Click on the images to enlarge and take in the beauty of these projects that have used Alan Campbell fabrics.

Tile Affection

I have always been an admirer of good tile. More recently, however, it has been more applicable in my life. New Ravenna has an amazing collection of artistic tiles that are sure to make any room in the house a success. Makes me want to retile everything within arms reach…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to School.

It’s no secret that I would give anything to be back in college. Vanderbilt specifically. I had the most amazing four years in Nashville and I can’t imagine having spent it any other way. While I put in a little effort with my bedding every year, I definitely wish I could have another try at tackling the cement block walls and sad looking wood beds. Here are some back to school essentials to make your dorm room the one everyone’s talking about:

Extra long twin-set, please!

A bedskirt?! Why/how did I not think of that?

These pom pom pillows are adorable

For the more sophisticated college girl!

I just don’t know what it is. I am not a pink girl but my freshman year dorm room claimed otherwise:

Tying your curtains up with mismatched hair ribbons? I tried. Also, the desk chair. That desk chair.

Art in my dorm room consisted of poorly printed high school photos taped to the wall (see above)

Great conversation piece plates

Very cool

This floor lamp means business

West Elm has great shower curtains

Such a cute magnet board for notes, reminders and photos

A good desk chair changes everything

Just yes.

So… time to go back? Thank goodness for homecoming.

Refreshing Summer

Between the design magazines I subscribe to, the design magazines I source online, Pinterest, and blogs, I felt like I had my design sources covered. Recently, however, a family friend left me a pile of her House Beautiful magazines and I was floored by how much I had been missing out on. Not only are the projects beautifully crafted and wonderfully photographed, but unlike other design magazines where the article mentions a room but doesn’t show a photograph of it, House Beautiful makes a point to get in as many images of the project as possible. June/July was my first issue and it’s a must-read.

The featured story was, no-surprise, one of my favorite spreads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view reminds me of my beloved Lake Michigan

Dream Your Way into the Hollywood Hills

Sure, I’d move in. But if I can’t have this exact place, designed by LA designer Jeff Andrews, this is how I’d decorate my own space- keep it neutral yet interesting:

Neoclassical Velvet Bench

Arched Marble Table Lamp

Gilt Faux Bamboo Mirror

Fretwork Cabinet

Snow Peak Rug

Source Kudu Table Lamp

El Casco 23K Gold Plated Sharpener

And Stapler!

Alabaster Coasters

Melrose Lamp

Sofia Settee

White Coral

Normandy Tray Table

Collette Etagere

Daring Wood

Mixing different kinds of woods is usually considered faux pas, but in this cabin in Georgia, the mix is just what this home needs.