Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's Time to Think About your Dining Room!

If you're the lucky winner this holiday season to host Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, its time to start thinking about your Dining Room!

Do you have enough chairs for everyone? How about adding some dramatic artwork or new lighting to spruce up your space?

Here are some of my all time favorite dining spaces for a little inspiration.

Steven Gambrel

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi

Katrin Cargill

Julia Leach. Photo by Brittany Ambridge

Katie Rosenfeld

Nate Berkus

Grant K Gibson 

Kelpie Grosso

Windsor Smith

Lee Ann Thornton

If you live in the Austin area and would like help creating a space you will absolutely love, contact me for design services.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Kitchen of the Week

What's better than a chic kitchen with subway tile to the ceiling, patterned tile floors, rich green cabinetry topped with a beautiful Walnut countertop? 

One that leads out to this fabulous outdoor space!

Home of Ramin Shamshiri of Commune Design.
Images via Design Sponge here.

If you live in the Austin area and would like help creating a home you will absolutely love, contact me  about design services.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Interior Design Crush: William McLure

Are you guys familiar with William McLure? If you're not following him on Instagram, head on over Here and click the Follow button now!

He is the Interior Designer for Architect Bill Ingram. What a fabulous pairing of talented individuals. Bill Ingram's Portfolio is definitely something to spend some time perusing.

Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic posted about him here and he was recently featured on Lonny  as one of 5 young designers who are mastering traditional "old school style."

His style is a rooted in Traditional, with the perfect interjection of pattern, color and collected curiosities.

Not only is he a talented designer, he's a triple threat.  His amazing abstract paintings and portraits were recently showcased at Circa Interiors & Antiques in Birmingham.

What I love about him most is his energy for design. Starting with a stencil that was just too time consuming, he created a stamp to achieve these amazing walls in his own apartment.

 He shared this sneak peak on Instagram for a Southern Living photo shoot.

And most recently, he changed the wall color in his Living Room to this glorious red. Gorgeous!

How about white painted wood flooring with a navy border? Can't wait to see this finished too!

Really looking forward to seeing more from William, aren't you?!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Loving: Bed Canopies

I adore bed canopies!

With the weather turning cooler, spending a few more minutes in a cozy bed surrounded by luxurious fabric sounds pretty good to me!

Anyone else hitting the snooze button an extra time or two?

The bed canopy bagan in Medieval Europe for privacy and warmth.  Originally very simple and utilitarian in design, it soon became more ornate and decorative.
They are the first thing I suggest to a client to create a beautiful focal point.

Current view of my bedroom.
Just a simple linen canopy. It's pretty warm most of the year here, so the sheer linen is perfect.

This was the Master Bedroom in my previous home. Wheat colored linen canopy matched the drapery panels.
The trendy chevron skirted table is gone.
Don't you hate when a classic you love is killed by Pinterest, Houzz, etc, etc, etc??!!!

Via Instagram
Heather Chadduck's fabulous room for the Birmingham Botanical Garden's Antiques At The Gardens Showhouse.
Heather debuted her new textile line here with the bed canopies and coordinating antique chairs.
I adore this room!

Here is some more inspiration!

Celerie Kemble

Alexa Hampton

Mark D Sikes

Mary McDonald

Michael S Smith

J Randall Powers

Phoebe Howard

Mary Evelyn McKee

Eddie Ross

J Randall Powers

Vicente Wolf

Alessandra Branca

Tom Scheerer

Amelia Handegan

Oscar de la Renta

Rose Uniacke

Michael S Smith

Michael S Smith

Peter Copping's Normandy Home

Nancy Braithwaite

Nicky Haslam

Alessandra Branca

J Randall Powers

James Michael Howard

If you live in the Austin area and would like help creating a home you will absolutely love, contact me  about design services.