Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Flowers: Perfectly Pink Peonies


Peonies remind me of tissue paper unfolding… so pretty. 

Happy weekend!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Picture = My Style

       cdt fabulous flea master bedroom

From the Right Bank is hosting another “My Style In a Picture” series, where bloggers choose just ONE picture to illustrate their style… oy vey.  But I do love this challenge because 1. it’s fun and 2. it makes you think critically about your style preferences…  

My picture is the master bedroom of Mary Daly who owns The Fabulous Flea in Houston … I first saw it on Cote de Texas’s totally beautiful spread on The Fabulous Flea here and I featured it in my Linen Bedrooms post here… still love it just as much as I did the first time I saw it!

Mix of antique and modern, tattered and tailored, rough and glitzy… I love a look that mixes all of these and isn’t easy to define or pigeon hole into just one style. 

Neutral color scheme + lots of texture.  Crisp, clear off white walls, linen, velvet, seagrass, glass, and a tapestry… add some silk curtains at the window and it’s perfection in my book, or better yet, in my house.

Glass topped linen side tables… one of the staples in my own house because I love the look but more importantly because they’re an easy and inexpensive solution to side tables… I have several retro looking dressers from a awful past  design lifetime that are great for storage, but horrible for the eye… a little linen, a topping of glass and voila, classy side table that’s even useful too!

Personal details like picture frames, books, and flowers…  there’s nothing worse than not being able to learn anything about the person when you’re in a room, especially their bedroom!

Clean lined and oh-so-plush looking bed.  Really into the single long throw pillow .. achieves a great look and simplifies bed making!

Chandelier! I could put one in every room, and think they’re especially fab in bedrooms!

Any room that has these characteristics would suit me perfectly! 

What is your style? 

Can you define it in one picture?

Please share!

And see other blogger’s style pictures here!

{Photo via Cote de Texas}

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Must Have Item: Garden Stool… check


Here’s my use of the always fabulous garden stool! 

Happy weekend!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Must Have Item: Garden Stool

One piece of furniture I could use in any and every room is a ceramic garden stool.  You’ll find one in almost every designers portfolio… why? Because they’re the perfect little solution… extra seating, a side table, easily moveable from room to room, a gorgeous piece of eye candy… need I say more? Ok, well I will just in case….  The other fab thing about them is that they go outdoors as easily as indoors (or should that be the other way around considering they are called “garden” stools!), and they work with any style.  Actually I love that they bring texture and interest to a contemporary setting and a little pizzazz to a traditional one…

As a neutral person my favorites are the white and cream ones…

veranda shannon bowers chinese garden stool

jeffrey bilhuber bedroom with wood walls and ceiling 

At Home mag Dovecote house via Elements of Style- garden stool vignette


A little dose of color makes them pretty fun too!

windsor smith domino mag aug 07


rajee sood blog taupe study  

    phoebe howard sleeping porch 1



I love the traditional blue and white look of these ones…

cdt bunny williams dominican living room





And the glamorousness of this metallic one!

todd alexander romano settee andtique mirror 

They’re a perfect furniture piece for a bathroom…

house beautiful bathroom by victoria pearson

dmm sonoran cottage 7

a lifes design bathroom with garden stool


And of course, they’re  also perfect outdoors!

Phoebe Howard Bham Pool HousePhoebe Howard Bham Pool House looking to lawn

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