Wednesday, March 14, 2018

All-Over Pattern Inspiration | Indian Arbre

I've had a bathroom I've saved to my inspiration files for some time now, and I think the main reason I loved it so much was the all-over use of Schumacher's floral Indian Arbre in Hyacinth. So when I came across the bathroom before the wallcovering was installed I was astounded by what a difference the pattern and color really made. It literally makes this space sing:


If you flip back and forth between the before & after you'll see that virtually nothing else in the space was changed. The vanity, mirror, lighting, and even artwork are identical in both photos. It does look however like the millwork was painted a deeper warm putty grey and I love how it compliments the paper. The sweet boy in the photo gives us the perfect reference of human scale within this space and large-scale floral pattern.

I also found the photo below and and of course loved the covered walls and upholstery combined:

BUT have no fear, if you could only imagine using this fabric in a small dose, look to Arianna Belle's pillow shop for just the right fix:

I love the deep blues and purples combined, and how you can pull out and play up on these lovely hues. And truthfully, the beige/putty browns look so good with it in compliment, don't you think? I'm being more and more convinced of using purple these days as well, especially after Ashley Whittaker's gorgeous example in the latest House Beautiful (this is a different floral fabric on the pillow and shades but similar vibe):

photography by Read Mckendree

Are you loving this pattern as much as I am?


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dissecting the Details | Shaun Smith

Today I'm thrilled to be back visiting Paloma on her blog La Dolce Vita for an installment of Dissecting the Details! Hop over to see all the features one of my favorite designers, Shaun Smith, utilizes in his fabulous bathroom designs. That there above is the original tile in a 1950's New Orleans ranch that he so expertly worked into his modern-day design. It's as if the wallpaper and the tile were chosen and installed together isn't it? Here's a bit more from his master bath and the rest of his lovely ranch, the before & afters are bananas (you can see more here on Southern Living and on House Beautiful):

How amazing is this fridge door?

The 'big boy' room of my dreams for my son, just look at that paper!

One more before & after for good measure:

Again the tile wasn't changed in this powder bath, just stunning! If you love what you see in Shaun's home and particularly those bathroom before & afters, hop to LDV to see the rest of my Dissecting the Details post. And of course, see Shaun's instagram here for tons of inspiration! Happy Wednesday!


Monday, January 29, 2018

Chic Exteriors | Climbing Vines

The month of January is nearly through! Can you believe it? In some ways it went insanely fast, and in others snail-paced slow. Let's be honest, I'm posting all about gorgeous exteriors covered in greenery today because I am craving SPRING. Please come! We've spent much of our winter sick this time around because it's Marky's first season at daycare ... everyone warned us he'd be sick all the time but this is actually crazy. Just the past week alone we had to fight through a bout of gastroenteritis and a cold virus. Of course my hubby and I keep catching everything too :(

So needless to say, I'm anxious for those sunny days to return, and for us to continue to work on our landscaping and the exterior of our home. I have always been attracted to climbing vines, and most of the photos in this post I've had saved for a long time as inspiration if we were to ever implement this. We have ugly stucco on the back of our house and I've often pondered if this look could work to pretty/disguise it. But then I've read some vines can penetrate and harm stucco. Do you have experience with any of the different species of vines? Safety to the exterior surface, plant growth rates, or healthiness overall? I live in an overall moist and rainy moderate temperature climate. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts! For now, some warmth-and-hope-of-spring inspiration:


And of course we can't forget to include a few shots of the home of Mark Sikes, covered in glorious California sunshine & ivy worthy of envy:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Designer Profile | Hallie Henley Design

Houston-based designer Hallie Henley Sims of Hallie Henley Design very regularly captures my attention on instagram. And in a digital age when we are so accustomed to flipping so quickly through 1000's of images, it says a lot if you notice yourself lingering to look at a photo, perhaps saving it, and often coming back for more! That's when you know a designers work resonates with your personal style. Hallie is one to follow, she has amazing taste and a very keen eye for color, fabric, and wallpaper. Her use of fabrics and wallpaper constantly inspires me, have a peek:

Sumptuous velvets and grasscloth in a Master Bedroom:

A vignette at the HHD office:

Hallie's own new lovely family room she shares with her husband and young daughter; I adore the swivel chairs (my family room desperately needs a pair), and those Christopher Spitzmiller lamps.

And honestly more often, it's just the little vignettes or furniture and wallpaper progress shots, the 'sneak peeks' that leave me swooning! Like this room below with it's grasscloth going up and the perfect glossy crown and baseboard to match. I've been itching to do something like this in my own home, I am LOVING painted out trim:

This daybed in a nursery, with it's contrast piping, can you even imagine?

Oh, and I can't complete this post without making sure you know Hallie is the Queen of powder rooms:

Custom painted lampshades compliment the fantastic wallcovering:

And maybe my favorite for last, complete with a BEFORE:

And AFTER, I've seen this lovely Jasper Peony paper at a Tory Burch boutique and it is even more stunning in real life:

Fantastic! If you find these images as inspiring as I do, be sure to follow Hallie here, and check her website for more portfolio projects here.

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