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Houndstooth Season

September 23, 2021
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Houndstooth Season

I've got a little thing for houndstooth. And since the weather got chilly here overnight, an odd event this early in Fall in Texas, I got all excited and started getting out all my houndstooth clothing in preparation for #houndstoothseason! Of course no one wore the vintage (my fave!) Magnolia Houndstooth and Feather coat as well as Blair Eadie at Atlantic-Pacific in this blog's feature image, but a gal can dream, right? Check out Blair's other looks on her site. She is so fabulous!

Anyhow, back to #houndstooth. This is one of my go-to patterns. It's black and white, which I love. It's classic so it never goes out of style. It comes in a variety of scales, big or little or in between, so it mixes with other patterns perfectly.

 

 

Large scale tile
Medium scale fabric
Small scale pillow

Before After

We rescued this homeowner's grandmother's fantastic, well-made, vintage sofa from the bowels of an old storage. Reupholstered it in a FAB houndstooth. LOVING IT!

ADB Vintage Sofa Before
ADB Vintage Sofa After

 Houndstooth upholstery fabric we're into this season

Houndstooth clothes we're into this season

It's Fall, y'all! Finally the start of Houndstooth season. Grab your hot chocolate and your cutest houndstooth skirt, throw on your boots and go pick out your pumpkins for your Fall vignette.

Want to add new Fall fabrics to your life?

Drop us a line today for a free quote!

Full disclosure here: I have this blog and my online store. I only share things I really dig. Well, some of the links you click are likely what’s known as “affiliate links”. So if you do buy something you love via the links, I'll probably earn a few bucks, at no additional cost to you. Win-win.

Art Obsession

September 21, 2021
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Art Obsession

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

I am obsessed with art and could lose myself for days and days inside an art museum. When my son was young, this is how we would entertain ourselves. I remember once when we were looking at statues, which lose their appendages over time, and he asked if they didn't have genitalia 'back then' since this paticular anatomy had been lost to time on so many of the ancient specimens. I laughed until I cried at his innocent observation of the ravages of centuries.

Gravity is rough, my son, rough.

This poor Greek guy lost all his parts

Art sets the mood for a room. It is the essential finishing detail in every design I complete. I always love when we reach this personal part of each install and I get to go art shopping with clients!

Flavor Faves: Color

Flavor Faves: Assemblage

Made from Books
Made from Crayons
Clay, wire, fabric & found objects
Made from found objects

Flavor Faves: Sculptural

Flavor Faves: Black and White

Character boards from movie short by Cody Walzel

My personal taste in art runs the gamut from whimsical to dark. Art that is provocative and makes me feel something, stokes my curiosity or just makes my eyes happy with color is what I really love.

And that's how I encourage clients to choose art: to select original art that speaks to them personally, invokes an emotional reaction, and brings them joy.

Full Circle

Early in this post I mentioned that my son and I spent a lot of his young life obsessively exploring art museums. He went on to get an art degree from a college in New York, home to arguably some of the best art museums in the world. He has since found his life's passion and a career working as an animation artist. He currently works on the show Solar Opposites on Hulu. Obviously I'm super proud!

I'm not saying all that time in museums influenced his choice of careers, but who is to say it didn't?

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Full disclosure here: I have this blog and my online store. I only share things I really dig. Well, some of the links you click are likely what’s known as “affiliate links”. So if you do buy something you love via the links, I'll probably earn a few bucks, at no additional cost to you. Win-win.

Style Guide – The Bloom Room Bedroom

August 26, 2021
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Style Guide - Bedroom

The Bloom Room - It's All In the Details

Here's what we're loving today: The Bloom Room

Its bold design features super vibrant wallpaper as a backdrop for a dramatic four poster bed in grasscloth, lacquered bedside tables, a stunning custom chandelier from one of our FAVORITE artists assembled to order from vintage Murano glass pieces, a beautifully detailed French walnut chair, uniquely framed hexagon art, a scalloped rug, colorful decorative pillows, an alpaca throw, and finished nicely with vintage accessories and a handmade ceramic vase.

Evgeniya Plotnikova Playful Ceramics
Chairish Marin Upholstered Bed, Linen Navy Blue Queen
1st Dibs Pair of Paul Frankl Ivory Lacquered Nightstands with Brass X Pulls circa 1950
Chairish Celerie Kemble for Arteriors Parasol Lamp
Thibaut Design Canopy Wallpaper
Louise Gaskill Lia with Pink Vintage Murano Glass
Jan Showers Bradshaw Chair
Ferrick Mason Whiskey Stripe That Touch of Pink
Scout Butterfly Hexagon Art Set of 6
Etsy Bitossi Vintage Horse
Caitlin Wilson Citron Vert Lumbar
Jonathan Adler Op Art Baby Alpaca Throw
Chairish Brass Magazine Rack

Anthropolgie Hand Tufted Scallop Rug

Contact us today for the details on the products in The Bloom Room or any project in your home.

We're here to help!

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Design Personality Quiz

August 20, 2021
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I was searching for new, fresh fabrics and wallcoverings today and came across something super fun. Harlequin has introduced their latest collection: HARLEQUIN COLOUR 1

I'm really excited about their #owntheroom approach because they have partnered with Professor Stephen Westland and Research Fellow Soojin Lee in their white paper, 'Harlequin', to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart. In Harlequin, Professor Westland and Soojin Lee find that “there is convincing evidence that colour and light can affect our health and wellbeing and nowhere is this more important than in our homes”. As a former nurse turned Interior Designer, I couldn't agree more, Professor!

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“#OWNTHEROOM IS ALL ABOUT YOU. YOUR SPACE, YOUR STYLE, YOUR CHOICE.”
THE PERFECT INTERIOR?
IT BEGINS WITH YOU.

Harlequin believes that our best interiors are created when they reflect who we are. Unreservedly and unapologetically.

Based on the colour science (Harlequin White Paper), the Harlequin Own The Room Quiz, helps you crack your colour code, and create your perfect room.

Take the quiz, find your look and #OWNTHEROOM!

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TAKE THE QUIZ
CRACK YOUR COLOUR CODE

Discover design that reflects you, with four signature Harlequin looks.

Unlock the secrets behind the perfect room: colour scientists* say that colour is central to both our physical and emotional well-being. Powered by the science, Harlequin’s Quiz helps you find your perfect look, with colour that nourishes mind, and body, for complete interior design joy.

Crack your colour code. #OWNTHEROOM

I just love the work Harlequin put into this line and this project so I had to share it with you! I'm a huge believer in evidenced based practice and color theory, and how both improve life quality in the healthcare setting and especially in our daily lives. I hope you enjoy taking the quiz yourself. Hopefully you'll even learn a bit of science in the process.

By the way, the quiz NAILED MY STYLE!

Design Personality Quiz my style
Design Personality Quiz my colors

I found this awesome Melora velvet from the collection that would make a terrifc GIVE-ME-TOO-MUCH sofa, chair, draperies, or decorative pillows. #LiveBeautiful

Alane Beard Design offers the full line of Harlequin fabrics and wall coverings, Inspired by Colour.

 

 

It would be our pleasure to help you add color happiness to your life! Reach out below.

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Palm Springs Nursery – Room in a Click

August 15, 2021
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Glamour Nursery

Palm Springs! The desert oasis famous for its mid-century modern vibe, distinctive architecture, bold color splashes, glamorous homes, and lavish poolside living. This colorful nursery captures the essence of the iconic locale celebrating the fluid indoor and outdoor lifestyle.

We have such a soft spot for FABULOUS baby nurseries and this one is no exception.

That's why we've collected a few of our favorite items in one spot to make nursery shopping EASY for you!

 

In Just One Click

We provide links to every item pictured in the design board, plus additional options coordinated with the design in different sizes, colors and at different price points so you can customize the room to your style and space.

We even include toys, safety products and items to handle "the dirty business". (Hey! We're moms too. We've been there.)

 

  • Purchase the design
  • Receive shopping links & design tips by email to complete your room
  • Purchase whichever items that work for your space
  • Includes measuring guide
  • Includes paint colors
  • Includes art and framing links
  • Includes pro installation tips & recommendations
  • Includes wallpaper calculator
  • Budget friendly options included
  • Includes safety, toys and diapering links
  • Need more help? Add 1 hour design consultation at checkout

High Desert – Room in a Click

August 14, 2021
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It's So Easy

Inspired by the colors of the American Southwest and infused with natural materials and textural elements, this breakfast nook recalls the beauty of the landscapes of the desert.

Terra cotta, khaki and clay, woven fabrics, natural woods, native patterns, desert plants, baskets and pottery work together to create the weather-softened palette of the American Southwest in this warm and inviting ‘High Desert’ breakfast nook.

In just one click, you get all the shopping links to create this room in your own space, including accessories, paint colors and live plants.

 

  • Purchase the design
  • Get all the shopping links to complete the room
  • Purchase the items that work for your space
  • Includes paint colors
  • Includes room measuring guide
  • Need more help? Add 1 hour Design consultation at checkout

We put it all together in one place so you can simply CLICK and have everything you need for a professionally designed & curated room from all our favorite sources without the hassle of endless hours of searching yourself. Add 1 hour with the designer if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Happy shopping!

Summer Vibes – Sunshine Life

July 7, 2021
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Poolside In Sotogrande Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons Poolside Collection Prints

Iconic photos of beautiful people in idyllic places available in sizes from 8x10 to 40x60.

Inspired by Slim Aarons, we've added new products to the website recalling far away places, lounging in luxury, sipping cocktails at poolside

Need help styling your outdoor space?

Drop us a line today for a free quote!

Serene Living – Room in a Click

March 2, 2021
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Your Living Room in Just One Click

More rooms, more designs, and more options for you to love!

Our newest Room-in-a-Click bundled design for one stop shopping: this serene living room including everything you see in the Vision Board above. Once again, we've carefully selected furniture, draperies, art, accessories, plants, lighting, paint and wallpaper to complete this look in your home. Every shopping link is included with purchase. Choose whichever pieces work in your space to customize the look. As always, we've also included budget friendly alternatives.

 

 

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Our Goal

Our goal is helping you acheive a beautifully designed, serene living room in one simple step, without endless searching. Just click and start shopping. We even include handy room & wallpaper measuring guides, along with links for online custom framing.

 

Vision board with shopping links and pro tips straight to your inbox

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It's So Easy

  • Select the vision board you love
  • Purchase the design
  • Get all the shopping links to complete your room
  • Purchase the items that work in your space
  • Includes measuring guide
  • Includes paint colors
  • Includes pro installation tips & recommendations
  • Budget friendly options included!
  • Need more help? Add 1 hour Design consultation at checkout

Your Serene Living Room is just one click away!

Room in a Click: Boho Master

November 17, 2020
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Your Bedroom in Just One Click

We're busy adding more designs to make your life easier. This cozy Boho master bedroom and every item pictured can be yours in just one click. It's part of our [genius, if I do say so myself] new Room-in-a-Click service where we do all the leg work for you! We carefully design beautiful and unique spaces down to the last detail and then bundle them together, complete with all the shopping links, and then present everything to you in one package. You simply buy the design, then select the items you love through the shopping links. And here's the great part: we include alternatives in different sizes and colors in case the first options won't work in your space or for your taste. We even provide budget friendly selections to work into the design. You can truly customize the room to meet your exact specifications.

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Our Goal

Our goal is for you to have a designer space you adore without the hassle of endless searching or the cost of hiring a professional. We want to offer the options that work for you in just one click, and to help you curate your Boho vision by providing tips and suggestions for staying true to that style. We want to be your go-to resource guide.

 

Vision board with shopping links and pro tips straight to your inbox

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It's So Easy

  • Select the vision board you love
  • Purchase the design
  • Get all the shopping links to complete your room
  • Purchase the items that work in your space
  • Includes measuring guide
  • Includes paint colors
  • Includes pro installation tips & recommendations
  • Budget friendly options included!
  • Need more help? Add 1 hour Design consultation at checkout

Your Boho Master is just one click away!

Our online store is always OPEN

October 28, 2020
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Have you checked it out?

Eclectic and Curated, Vintage to Modern

Every item in our store is carefully selected because we love some detail about it. We try to choose interesting, colorful, playful statement pieces that add charm to your home and make it just as unique as you are.

"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love."

-Nate Berkus

Eclectic Design

Some of our staff faves...

Which piece is your favorite? Which piece made you smile?

Don't forget the holidays are coming. Everybody loves great new house stuff! Time to get a jump start.

Happy Shopping!