Friday, July 31, 2009

Local Talent

I am a big fan of Mobile, Alabama, my hometown. It has history and a slow southern charm. It also has some fabulous local talent. I wanted to highlight three of Mobile's most fabulous artist. I have posted a few paintings of each, but their portfolios are endless. I have attached links to all of their websites. Enjoy! Art is personal and an invaluable aspect of decorating. No home is complete without art that speaks to the home owners. Art makes a space personal and is a great investment. Think long and hard about each purchase, it will be one you will not regret. Have a great weekend!
Original oil by Amanda Hendrich. Lagerquist

Original Oil by Amanda Hendrich, Bulldog

Original Oil by Randy Moberg, Seated Figure II

Original Oil by Randy Moberg, Delamar Street

Original Oil by Anita Westerberg, Inspiration

Original Oil by Anita Westerberg, Behind

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Sweet Boy!

Now, is this not the cutest face you have ever seen?!  I love all of my four legged children, but this little man has a special place in my heart.  I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and one good snuggle from Jimmy Dean and I feel so much better.  I really do think animals have healing abilities.  Anyways, just a little post that made me smile.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

She can do NO wrong!

Phoebe Howard has done it again! The bedrooms below are all from the same Island House! She has such an amazing eye for color, sophistication, and still keeps all of her designs approachable. If you are a follower of, like I am, you will see she is about to open her third shop in Charlotte! If anyone reading this post lives in are very lucky! It is going to be 11,000 square feet! According to her blog, Phoebe hand picked everything, from the paint on the walls to the tiniest accessories. I cannot wait to see pictures!

images courtesy of Phoebe Howard

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nursery Update!

So here are some pictures of Jane's nursery with the drapes installed!  I love how soft and feminine the room is turning out.  Only a few more things and this nursery will be ready for Baby M!

J. Crew...Amazing!

I am in love with J. Crew's new collection!  My shopping bag is full, and I want to add more!  It is such a great mix of classic, eclectic, and a hint of bohemian.  I know I usually post about interiors, but I am a lover of all things beautiful...and this was to fantastic not to mention!  I posted a FEW of my favorites below.  I am going get in soooo much trouble!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jane's Nursery Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of my friend/client's nursery for baby M! The drapes were installed today, but my darn camera is acting up so those photos will be posted shortly! The room is the softest shade of pink, Benjamin Moore, Early Sunset . The bumper, duvet and throw pillow are Pom Pom at Home. They make the most beautiful linen bedding! The crib skirt is a Kravet fabric, Marais Stripe in Blossom, and is perfect for a little girls bedroom. The drapes are also in the silk stripe. Now it is time to do some finishing touches, art, mirror, lamps, etc. I cannot wait for M to get here. I think she is going to be one lucky little girl!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kitchen Obsession

I have kitchens on the brain!  The cool white marble counters, and deep farm house sinks...ahhhh, sounds nice.  So this is a random mix of some of my favorite kitchens.  In some pictures I like the counters, in others I might like the ceilings or the fixtures...basically it is a hodge-podge of fabulous rooms that make you want to cook fabulous meals!  Bon Apetite!

images courtesy of House Beautiful...they really have a great website!  Wonderful resources!

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Next Home Inspiration...

I love this house! I especially love the living room. I am going to use it as inspiration for our next house. I have been wanting to do cream walls with turquoise or chartreuse drapes for a long time! Enjoy your weekends, I am off to Montgomery to go house hunting with my Bug!

images courtesy of House Beautiful

Thursday, July 9, 2009

So Pretty

So how awesome is this kitchen?! I love the mirrored cabinets so much, I might have to do that in my next house! The soft blue ceiling is so calming. Colored ceilings are great way to soften the feel of a room.
image courtesy of House Beautiful

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Feeling Hot Hot Hot...Pink!

I was looking at my toes this morning admiring my new polish...feeling hot hot hot, opi, and got inspired! Not to mention July's House Beautiful had an amazing spread centered around hot pink. I looked through some of my favorite images and was surprised how many of them were pink! I feel it is a misconception that pink has to be a girly color. When done the right way, pink is a rich, and dare I say masculine color! If you don't believe me check out the images below! I don't see any bows....

images courtesy of House Beautiful, Domino, Traditional Home, and Elle Decor