So I’ve been blessed lately in helping a couple friends decorate their beautiful new homes. Moving into a new big house can be overwhelming with all the space and figuring out what to do with it all. I know because I felt the same way when we moved into ours. I’ve had so much fun starting one room at a time to create a beautiful space for my friends. Check out inspiration for the first room.
Couple fun pieces in this space. First the console is just a placeholder. I found a great one at a consignment shop and I will be lacquering it Kelly Green for them. It will be so pretty!
Art: The print I just love love. My brother in law and I took the picture in a harbor in Maine right before we went sailing. It’s a gorgeous pic! I am so happy they wanted to use it in their home. I am also mixing in Vintage Danish Christmas Plates. Have you ever seen these? They are Royal Copenhagen and very special to me, my mom as always decorated with them, and I thought they would be just perfect in the house.
Chandelier: I plan on looking for a vintage chandelier and then painting it for them. Wish me luck that I find one!
I will keep sharing progress over the next couple months. I think the space is going to be prefect!
I love forcing bulbs in the spring. It’s a perfect way to add some life after the holidays. In the past I have forced Paper White Bulbs, but wanted to try something different this year. I am loving the Amaryllis Bulbs. They are so big and fun, and so far they are lasting just as long as Paper Whites, which is usually a couple weeks. It takes a couple weeks to bloom and then the blossoms last a couple weeks.
I’m helping a friend pick some new pillows out for her family room. The room is already navy and white and we are going to pop the room a bit with some green. Thought I would drum up some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.
AGK Design Studio
Sarah Bartholomew Designs
Just some eye candy to get your through the halfway mark this week. Bailey has always been a favorite of mine, and once again she hit it out of the park with her new house renovation. Here is just a tease, but be sure to hit up the whole story on House Beautiful here.
ahh, how I love a good china cabinet. And more and more I keep seeing them pop up in decor. Everything from country to traditional to modern people are embracing them. As, you may know I have one in my living room. I thought it was a great thing to have in my living room as it takes up some nice space on a wall and it helps host stay to all my favorite glassware.
However, they are no longer just to store china. They can be a perfect place to store (or hide!) all sorts of things. I love this above Cabinet, Designed by Miles Redd and featured in House Beautiful, that has painted glass to completely conceal the inside.
I love the grandeur of having duplicate cabinets to create dramatic presence in a room.
Dimples and Tangles
And one of my favorites of all is bringing new life to the old with some fun, spunky colors!
Anyway I have been on a mad hunt for a new china cabinet. One for my sunroom to help hide all my crafts. I would love an old one to paint navy and then fill with baskets and such to conceal and help organize my life. Stay Tuned for when I find one!!
Thought I would pull together some past table to draw inspiration for fall dinner parties coming up!
This table was from last year. I just loved the flowers – I incorporated fruit. See the full post here.
Loved the pop of orange here. See full post here.
These two were from a friends giving my good friend Mary Hosted. Love the way she playfully mixed the fabrics! See the post here.
How are you adorning your table this fall?