Thursday, April 22, 2010

A dose of color…

   Verandah Magazine 2simply seleta pretty room  

With spring in the air, a colored interior door really freshens a room, doesn’t it?

{Images via Veranda & Simply Seleta}

Friday, April 16, 2010

Linen Bedroom Love

While my heart does flutter at the sight of an all white bedroom, especially fluffy white bedding… I am really drawn to the natural linen color and texture dominating these rooms!  There’s something casual and laid back about them which is so appealing.


elle decor darryl carter townhouse 

In this room by the expert of neutrals, Darryl Carter, the artifacts and furnishings are truly put on display.  The bedding is very sophisticated.  In fact, change the bed for a sofa and you’d have a very tailored living room! 


brook gianetti channel islands bedroom

Isn’t the wood artifact hanging above Brooke Giannetti’s master bed to die for, or better yet, to dream for!!!  The piped lampshade on the side table is a charming little detail.  When you have a fabulous artifact, the rest of the room can be very subtle.




I love the mix of refined and rustic in these bedrooms...


cdt bedroom linen lantern seagrass and shutters  



A little pattern sure kicks things up a notch…

 bedroom with arch via decorology

You can't go wrong with tone on tone, especially with some embroidery….

suzanne kasler fortune estate master bedroom 

I love how Suzanne Kasler has used neutral stripes in a very limited way that still creates so much interest… love the horizontal direction of the strips- so unexpected!


madeline stuart bedroom

Madeline Stuart introduces some gorgeously saturated accent colors that add a real richness to this linen colored background.  


dress design and decor euro isnprired bedroom 2 dress design and decor euro isnprired bedroom 1

So soft and plush looking… love the taupe linen color mixed with Swedish gray blue and gold.


veranda stacy hyde's home master bedroom 

Stacy Hyde shows one great fabric is all your really need!  How easy to change out the colorful accessories in this bedroom when you’re ready for a change… my kind of room!



I love the idea of a darker cover like these since my dog’s favorite place in the world is on the bed (translation= dirty paws means lots of washing of white bedcovers!!!).

decorno linen bed


 larkins 10


Veranda Oct 2007- Barbara Wiseley0012

Love this combo of both white and linen bedspreads… the darker color is perfect at the foot of the bed, where my furry one curls up!



 cdt Barbara Westbrook bedroom with tapestry pillows

Linen bedskirts are especially useful when you want to incorporate a rougher textured material into your space… while a burlap-y linen may not make the most luxurious throw pillow to rest your head on, it certainly works for a bed skirt!

cdt lisa luby ryan linen bedroom


Veranda April 2009- Betty Burgess interiors0007

As plain and simple as this bedroom might, be it’s one of my all-time favorites!  The simile linen bedding and backdrop ooze peace and serenity… and really show off that pretty white scalloped duvet and gorgeous chandelier!  And yes, I’d have to say the herringbone wood floors aren’t too bad either!!!

cdt fabulous flea master bedroom

There are so many elements in this room that I adore and that are so wonderful to incorporate into ANY interior, bedroom or not!  Linen table skirts like these are one of my go-to solutions… they transform plain-jane dressers or table forms into elegant pieces of furniture instantly.  Not to mention their clutter hiding capability!




Sheer linen is another wonderful way to use this fabric, as this bed skirt shows!  Love the tabbed headboard linen too…


cdt cynthia davis of indulge sheer panels     

Cynthia Davis of Indulge Decor used sheer panels with romantic tab ties in her master bedroom.  The casualness of the panels is a perfect balance for her fabulously shaped upholstered headboard.

{Images via 1. Elle Decor, 2. Linen & Velvet, 3. & 17. Unknown, 4, 13, 14, 16, & 18. Cote de Texas, 5. Decorology, 6. Suzanne Kasler, 7. Madeline Stuart 8. Dress Design & Decor, 9, 12, & 15. Veranda, 10. Decorno, 11. Ty Larkins, 16. Cottage Living via Cote de Texas}

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Little Blue and White Porcelain pick me up

Is a nice visual treat for the mid-week doldrums…

veranda shannon bowers library table

Less is not always more!  I love the grouping of these pieces and their pretty blooms.  They contrast perfectly with the light Swedish furnishings.

Atelier AM Pebble Beach Residence- table vignette

Interesting surprise to use a great weathered exterior bench instead of a console table… don’t you love how casually these pieces and books are placed?


Another lovely grouping… the exact reason why I love solid upholstery so much is that it sets of beuatiful accessories so well!

michael smith dining room 2 

Great mix of modern, antique, neutral and color in this room.  Love the hot pink blossoms next to the blue ginger jar!


wisteria happiness pots

For a quick find and a relatively painless purchase, Wisteria has a set of three appropriately named “Happiness Pots,” which were traditional wedding gifts in Chinese culture.  I love their disclaimer, “Offered here in three sizes, the degree of wedded bliss does not vary with the proportions.”

 {Images via Shannon Bowers featured in Veranda,  Alexandra & Michael Misczynski of Atelier AM, Trouve, Michael S. Smith}

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Flowers 4.2.10

     pinkgray_orchids via dress design & decor

Happy weekend!

{Image via Dress, Design & Decor}

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