April 9, 2010

friday lovely

Posted in inspiration, Lovelies tagged at 2:03 pm by Brit

photo from james merrell

I just love a little unexpected pop of color, don’t you?


January 4, 2010

windsor smith lovely

Posted in designer, inspiration, Lovelies at 5:53 pm by Brit

Just browsing through some of my favorite designers’ portfolios and came across this home, designed by Windsor Smith. It’s just so lovely, I had to share.

She uses lots of different elements in this little bungalow: jute, bamboo, and (what appears to be) velvet. But honestly, she could’ve stopped with the pendant lighting and nailhead trim…I still would’ve loved it.

December 16, 2009

christmas tree lovelies

Posted in holidays, inspiration, Lovelies tagged , at 5:46 pm by Brit

Linus: (after Linus and Charlie Brown discover the little tree) Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?

Charlie Brown : This little green one here seems to need a home.

Linus: I don’t know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn’t seem to fit the modern spirit.

I don’t care. We’ll decorate it and it’ll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.

– A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

via casa sugar

via home shopping spy

via the design blog

via studio g

October 1, 2009

breast cancer awareness month

Posted in color, holidays, inspiration, Lovelies tagged at 3:06 pm by Brit

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Though this should be a year-round concern, it’s nice that they officially have one month dedicated to it. To show my support, Design*Champagne style, here are some rooms that are pretty in pink:



house beautiful

house beautiful

southern accents

southern accents



September 29, 2009

country living lovelies

Posted in Lovelies tagged at 4:13 pm by Brit

Just wanted to share some lovely photos from Country Living. Oh, how I love weathered furniture.
country living

country living

country living

country living

country living

country living

August 28, 2009

friday lovelies

Posted in Blogs, Lovelies tagged at 1:58 pm by Brit

Some of my favorite interior shots floating around blogland:

coburn architecture

coburn architecture



desire to inspire

desire to inspire

haute design

haute design

Haute Design

lobster and swan

lobster and swan

miss wallflower

miss wallflower

martha stewart

martha stewart

james merrell

james merrell

Which is your favorite?

August 26, 2009

country couture

Posted in inspiration, Lovelies, magazine tagged at 10:42 am by Brit

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is grab a coffee, curl up on the couch, and dive into the September fashion issues. It’s just a simple indulgence for me. The photography is so inspiring,  and with each turn of the page I feel whisked away to a world of shameless beauty.

One of my favorite stories appeared in Vogue. The model? Juicy Couture co-creative director, Gela Nash-Taylor’s romantic English countryside manor.


Left: The Jacobean drawing room, with its Queen Anne chairs and Chippendale sofa, is fit for royalty. The curtains are in Robert Kime for Chelsea Textiles “Hardwick” embroidered cloth.

Right: The antique fabric at the windows, antique toile on a Victorian slipper chair, and an 18th-century mirror on the mantel make Gela’s daughter’s bedroom perfect for a princess.


In the Chinoiserie Suite, de Gournay wallpaper and a Victorian four-poster bed with custom hangings.


The chandelier is like icing on this decadent bath.


Left: An 18th-century needlework sofa against a 17th-century French bargello work in the Medieval Suite.

Right: A 19th-century Sicilian chandelier and a harlequin set of Régence bergères in the loggia.


Seriously, these photographs are like chocolate for the eyes…dark chocolate.


July 29, 2009

upstate farmhouse escape

Posted in decorating, inspiration, Lovelies, magazine at 3:18 pm by Brit

Lovely pictures of a charming upstate New York farmhouse found in Country Living





I am totally in love with this room, they’ve got the whole romantic-chic thing going on. I love the velvet Empire sofa and the oversized intricate mirror (for a similar mirror that’s a little smaller, check out this one from Brocade Home).












I wouldn’t normally go for this seagreen color, but it actually works in this kitchen (Benjamin Moore’s Chameleon).














The equestrian-inspired trend comes and goes, but I will always adore it. There’s just something so classic about it.













I love the idea of using nature in your decor scheme. If it wasn’t illegal, I’d totally head to Central Park and scavenge some branches! 











This makes me want to sip sweet tea and listen to the crickets at night. Thank goodness I’m going to get my fill of the country in a few weeks when I take the boyfriend down to TN to meet the parents!


April 16, 2009

blogland lovelies

Posted in decorating, Lovelies tagged , at 3:47 pm by Brit

Busy day today so here are some lovelies to look at until tomorrow (via Mabel + Lola):



December 15, 2008

winter white

Posted in decorating, Lovelies tagged at 7:25 pm by Brit

My friends over at Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine always feature fabulous homes. However, I had to stop and drool over this one for a tad longer than usual.
living room

i'm not a huge fan of lucite, but these lamps work really well paired with the dark wood side tables.


how fabulous are these wall panels?




pendant lights shine over the dual islands, double the style!

dining room

the exposed beams keep this dining room from looking too stark

the kilim softens the limestone flooring

the kilim softens the limestone flooring

 The geniuses behind this fantastic space are Yvonne R. McFadden and Ed Belding of Summerour Interiors.

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