Monday, April 5, 2010

Rustic Refined

I just love everything about these pictures. I would describe this style as rustic refined.
La Dolce Vita, Hallready, William Waldron

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Media Cabinet or not........

A couple of months ago I posted about this buffet I found at Mission Road Antiques Mall. I thought it would be a really good piece to use as a media cabinet. I couldn't quit thinking about it and Kit agreed to let me get it as long as I did a couple of things first. The agreement was that I would need to ask the seller to come down on the price and that I would have to sell our old entertainment center on craigslist first. Thankfully the seller was willing to negotiate on the price and the entertainment center sold the first day I listed it!! Last week I got to bring it home. Here it is sitting in our living room. Theres only one problem. Now that I got it home I don't really want to use it as a media cabinet any more.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inspiration Photo

I absolutely love this butler's pantry by Carl Palasota, featured in the May 2008 issue of Southern Accents. The whole house is pretty fabulous but this was the only picture I could find online. If you had a butler's pantry like this who would need more rooms anyway!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Charleston SC

One of my favorite blogs is My Notting Hill. She and I just seem to share the same design aesthetic. She recently posted photos of a home in Charleston SC. Since then I have been hooked on browsing Charleston real estate. I came across this house and immediately saved the photos to my inspiration files. I'm drawn to just about everything this house has to offer.




All photos courtesy of Carriage House Properties.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I love all things William Sonoma Home. So I guess it should be no surprise that I loved the home of Monelle Totah vice-president of design and merchandising for william-sonoma home. I'm sure most people have seen these pictures by now but I just can't get enough. Enjoy!

All pictures are from elle-decor.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Buried Treasure

One thing I have found to be true among designers and those who love design like myself have in common is the tendancy to buy things that we love wether we can use them or not. I have spring fever early and I've been going through all of my treasures trying to get organized. I've decided to let go of some things that I haven't been using. I have a lot of stuff that I have purchased because I just loved it and just knew I would have a place for it someday. That is the case with these wall plaques. I purchased them thinking I would use them over a pair of windows or a cased door opening or in an outdoor area. But I haven't. They are brand new and have never even been hung. I purchased them from Art & Artifact. They measure 12"H x 33"W. If you have a place for them and are interested in them leave a comment or send an e-mail. They are $40 each plus shipping.

I listed these on e-bay as well and I have sold one of them.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Earlier this week I posted pictures from an old real estate listing in University Park TX. The house I'm going to show you today is another home owned by the same individual.
I really love the use of green in this room. Something about it looks so fresh.

It's fun to see how she's used her furnishings in a different home and how her style has evolved.

I think this homeowner has done a great job decorating! The entire house looks fresh, young and inviting. Both of these homes sold very quickly!
I hope you've enjoyed touring these two homes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When we lived in Texas I loved to browse the real estate listings for Highland Park and University Park. The houses there are adorable. One day I happened across this house and I instantly fell in love. I don't know for sure but I'm guessing the owner is an interior designer.
Freestanding tub. Check.

I really think this is beautiful. I'm not sure what it would be like to take a shower in there though. Kinda like a fish bowl.

Very cool kitchen. Love the chalkboard!

Not long after this house sold another house came on the market that had the exact same furnishings. I'll take you on a tour of that house later this week.