Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday's Favorite Five



I'm putting a different spin on my 'Friday's Favorites to Follow' post - today I'm sharing 5 photos and ideas that inspired me this week, things I happened upon via social media and perhaps even saved so I can come back to later! Let's start with the first one just above, a closer shot of the stunning laundry sink in Dina Bandman's space designed for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. See the full tour of the showhouse here.

Number 2 on the list is this action shot of a master faux finisher working on a staircase railing in a tortoiseshell pattern for a project with Anne Wagoner Interiors. Incredible! It's inspiring me to at least attempt a mirror frame to accomplish this look that I'm lusting after.


My third favorite photo of the week - this incredible hall by M and M Interior Design. I LOVE the grid panelling (reminds me of the painstaking process in our old house), and I love the combo of the antique piece, the chandelier, and the lamps. Gorgeous!


This little nook of a master bedroom with gorgeous Schumacher Acanthus stripe grasscloth is making me want to get decorating my own bedroom ... why is the bedroom usually the last space to tackle? I can only imagine how good it would feel to plop into bed in this space every night!


And finally No. 5 ... in my mind, I will one day have my stuff together and will be on the ball, organized, effortlessly hosting summer dinners al fresco for all of my family & friends. Right now I don't even have a dinning table outside, but I'll get there eventually!! THIS gorgeous fruit spread would be something I'd love to try to create when that someday comes ... (via Emily Schuman)


Okay, one more, a bonus for today -
I am sooo excited to be starting 2 weeks off of work today. I cannot lie to you, working 5 days a week lecturing my heart out to college Biology students is tiring. I LOVE my job, but I am tired. I get emails almost weekly from such wonderful readers that often ask, 'how do you do it all?' or I don't know how you work and have a son, and still manage to post on your blog ... well the truth is I'm NOT doing it so well.

It's tough and there are many days I want to go straight to bed the moment I get home, but that is not an option with a 1.5 year old. And I've been so sporadic with posting on the blog, it bothered me so much when I first had to reduce my posts per week, but now I've come to accept that it's just a reality and I can only do what's humanly possible. I hope you will still come and visit me when I do have something to share over here, because I still love doing it. It's what inspires me and keeps me using my creative brain, and I cannot let that go! As always, thank you for being on this journey with me xo

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3 comments:

Lindsey H. said...

I'd just like to say your blog is such a joy to read. I love your taste and your home renovations are so inspiring, especially as someone looking to purchase her first home soon! I'm also a lawyer with an interest in design so I appreciate that you do this in addition to your day job - glad you choose to juggle it all!

Marcus Design said...

Thank you so much Lindsey, honestly your comment totally made my week!! Thank you for visiting me here and I admire your work and passion for interiors as well. HUGS! X

Deborah said...

Nancy, post whenever you can, don't worry. You are my favorite blogger as we share the same taste and you never post just anything to fill a void. In fact I haven't read this post until today because I just loved looking at that stunning blue mural in my inbox! Relax and enjoy that adorable baby, they grow up too soon.
Cheers!

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