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0 comment Friday, October 24, 2014 |

There is one thing for certain..it is January in Nashville!We have enjoyed an unusually white season thus far which made us think of our favorite winter wonderlands. There is really nothing more magical than being out west and realizing how small we are in the grand scheme of life. There have been so many amazing homes that have been built to suit an rustic lifestyle. The mountaintops make such a beautiful backdrop for a cozy interior. If our husbands had it their way, we would be living in tents in the middle of Colorado...OPPOSITES really do attract!









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0 comment Wednesday, October 22, 2014 |
I was in New York City over the weekend and have lots to post about. While I was there I had the chance to shop with the amazing Eddie Ross and his partner, Jaithan. My husband and I enjoyed great food, beautiful art, and wonderful shopping.
On Sunday we popped into the home floor at Bergdorf Goodman and they were having a fabulous sale. For those of you who are lovers of Porthault Linens, you can find wonderful pillow shams, napkins, and travel cases at greatly discounted prices. I picked up two of these boudoir shams that were originally priced at $150 for $30 a piece. If you are in the area you you should stop by to scoop up some of these great deals.

FYI: If you are unfamiliar with the D. Porthault brand, it is an extremely high-end line of linens known for their colorful hand-printed patterns. These linens, first printed in 1925, are an extension of the company's long history of dressing the beds of the social elite such as the Kennedys and the Windsors. Ever-popular today among top interior designers and socialites alike, the brand continues to set the standard for fine linens worldwide. (Their Tigre print was featured in the Sex and the City movie!)

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0 comment Tuesday, October 21, 2014 |

When it comes to giving ceilings in the home a special treatment there are generally two camps: those that love it and those that don't. To be honest, I am not one that usually goes for the look unless a subtle contrasting paint color is used and even then only in certain rooms and spaces. Unless a ceiling is vaulted, a fussy ceiling often brings the height of the room down. That said, I have amassed a collection of images some of which might just cause me to change my tune.
Reed Krakoff used a high gloss lacquer in the living room of his New York apartment. I love that the ceiling is still white which give the space an airy feel, but the glossy finish adds glamour and dimension to the modern space.

J. Crew's President Jenna Lyons, used bold yellow stripe to add a handsome, fun flair to her son Beckett's nursery. I think a child's room is the perfect place for this sort of ceiling treatment.

John Willey used a pale green and graphic trim to tie this bedroom's palette and structure together.

Kelly Wearstler took this room to the next level by covering all five walls in this trellis paper. It definitely makes a bold, graphic punch but it may be a bit much for me. What do you think?
Steven Gambrel used a yellow lacquer in this striking, modern study. The glossiness of the paint reflects light which helps to balance out the dark color palette of the room. I am really loving this lacquered look, how about you?
Bunny Williams used intricate wood work to add dimension to the fifth wall of this dining room. A dining space is a great place for ceiling treatments as so much of the activity in the room remains at eye-level. An interesting ceiling draws the eye up-ward. That said, this look is a bit much for my taste.

David Netto used paint to give this dining space architectural interest. Instead of coffering the ceiling with wood trim, he just painted "coffers" in a geometrical grid.

The raw wood planks applied to this kitchen ceiling definitely add an element of warmth to the architecturally clean space.

Suzanne Kasler knocks it out of the park in this beautiful entry with a wallpapered ceiling. It helps that the ceilings are quite high and there is plenty of natural light.
Do tell, are you a fan of decorating the fifth wall? Do you have a ceiling in your home to which you have applied a special treatment?
{images: 1- via courtney giles; 2- via vogue.com; 3- via habitually chic; 4- via house beautiful; 5- via kelly wearstler; 7- via steven gambrel; 8 - via bunny williams; 9- via david netto; 10- source unkown, sorry!; 11- via suzanne kasler}

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0 comment Sunday, October 19, 2014 |
Have you seen the little girl's room former Domino Editor, Tori Mellott, decorated Teen Vogue's J.C. Penny bedding launch? We have to be honest, we are not sure about the floral coverlet but the rest of the space is fun, colorful, and best of all affordable!
Using pieces such as a parson's desk from West Elm, a bulletin board from Pottery Barn, and and a neon-yellow spray painted chair that was originally black, from Wisteria, Mellot pulled together a playful and functional desk space for this young student.
Girls of all ages need their pretty place and Mellot created one for this young girl using a lucite console from CB2 and a silver garden stool (sorry! you can't see it) from Wisteria.
Doesn't this space almost make you want to be a teenager again? ...almost?

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0 comment Saturday, October 18, 2014 |
I just can't get enough of the elegant and eye-catching furniture and accessories from Made Good. Aren't their pieces fabulous?




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0 comment Friday, October 17, 2014 |
It has been a hot and steamy summer thus far and unfortunately things don't cool off much at night. These crisp, cool, white bedrooms seem the perfect remedy for our muggy nights...






{images: 1- via habitually chic; 2- via david netto; 3- thomas o'brien via patricia gray; 4- via domino magazine via right bank; 5- via brabourne farm; 6- via mary mcdonald; 7- david hicks via patricia gray}

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0 comment Wednesday, October 15, 2014 |

The Oscar Nominations for 2011 have been announced! The best costume nominees were all well worth the nod. Johnny Depp has never looked so good...well maybe he has but he always looks great. We were a bit suprised that Natalie Portmans' Rodarte designed swan attire was not included but are certain she will have a great night regardless! We are particularly partial to Tilda Swintons' wardrobe in I am Love, CLASSIC. The craftsmen that work tirelessly on these ensembles are truly some of the most talented in the business. Take a look at the nominees...
Alice in Wonderland



I am Love



The King's Speech



The Tempest



True Grit


Be sure to tune into the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27, 2011!

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