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0 comment Thursday, October 30, 2014 |
We are thankful for all of you...

We wish you a happy and peaceful Holiday Weekend!

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0 comment Tuesday, October 28, 2014 |

It's no secret we have a mild obsession with books, and the newly released book Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House, just shot to the top of our wish list. It has been 50 years since JFK was sworn into Presidency and the "Camelot era" was officially ushered in. Political Historian, Richard Reeves promises to deliver an new intimate look into the Kennedy family's 1000+ days in office with never seen before photos from White House Photographer, Cecil W. Stoughton. Be sure to check out the super fun and dreamy trailer from the DVD, which is included with the book, featuring Kennedy family movies here.




images via amazon and vanity fair

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0 comment Monday, October 27, 2014 |

Reed Krakoff
Vogue
What better way to end the year than by sharing our favorite, most inspiring spaces that were published in 2010? While they may differ greatly in their composition, they all have enduring style that will last for years to come. We can't wait to see what will inspire us in 2011. Happy New Year!

Kate and Andy Spade's Living Room
The Selby

Ralph Lauren Dining RoomElle Decor

Timothy Whealon
Veranda

Miles Redd Dressing RoomTown and Country

Steven Gambrel
Elle Decor

Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle
Elle Decor

Roman and WilliamsElle Decor

Paula Caravelli
Elle Decor

David Netto
1st Dibs

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0 comment Saturday, October 25, 2014 |
Have you met this stylish blogging bunny? Her name is Fifi Lapin and she is the cutest thing ever. Don't you just love her fabulous designer ensembles? I just ordered the print below from Fifi's shop. Once it arrives it will be making its way to my girls' room wall.



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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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