Category Archives: Favorite Designers

Perspective in Design and Life

In design, perspective can create depth. The same is true about life. The depth of a matter cannot be fully appreciated and measured until you see things from different points of view. Continue reading

Friday Favorite: 2014 Art & Antiques Show

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December 5th through the 7th in Jacksonville, Florida

Late last November I got an email from a friend that said she had extra tickets to the  Art & Antiques Show lectures. “Would you want to go? Miles Redd will be there on Friday, and Bunny Williams, James Farmer, and Danielle Rollins will be speaking on Saturday.”

What? YES!  Bunny Williams is going to be in Jacksonville? Miles Redd is coming? What is this wonderful event and why hadn’t I heard about it?

I was so excited and responded with a big “YES AND THANK YOU” before I even looked at the dates and times of the event. In that moment, nothing else mattered because I was going to hear Bunny Williams discuss her life and decorating style, and give advice.

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Friday Favorite: Parker Kennedy Living

Many designers say they start by treating the floor, walls, or ceiling. Don't neglect them! ~from the  PKL portfolio and featured in Atlanta Homes

Many designers say they start by treating the floor, walls, or ceiling. Don’t neglect them! ~from the
PKL portfolio and featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Details are not just details. Details are what MAKE a design. If a room doesn’t have an interesting touch or two, it’s boring. Continue reading

Friday Favorites: Faux Flowers and Foo Dogs

Two of my favorite things are faux flowers and foo dogs. What are yours?

Two of my favorite things are faux flowers and foo dogs. What are yours?

Somewhere I read that a woman said she’d rather have roses on her table than diamonds around her neck. I’d definitely rather have the diamonds around my neck (and preferably a neck that had both vertebral arteries working, but that’s another prayer.) 🙂 However, flowers are still one of my favorite things… flowers and stories.  Continue reading

Advice from 1913

Elsie de Wolfe- the first lady of interior design

Elsie de Wolfe- the first lady of interior design

The first lady of interior design proclaimed, “This is what I am always fighting in people’s houses: the unsuitability of things. They see something “pretty” and buy it…Then when they have treated each of their rooms in a different color [and in a different style], they wonder why they always fret going from one room to another.”

Despite having said this in 1913, it is still true today. It is timeless advice. Continue reading

Jesus, Mama, & Designing Women

I love mixing patterns of the same color. Embroidered napkins are from Mt. Vernon in their "Mt. Vernon Toile."

I love mixing patterns of the same color. Embroidered napkins are from Mt. Vernon in their “Mt. Vernon Toile.”

This past weekend, Saturday morning to be exact, I remembered something. It was one of those moments where you didn’t realize you were searching for anything, but then it finds you and you have that peaceful, settling, “oh, it all makes more sense now” moment. If the question, “Who has influenced you the most?” had been posed prior to Saturday morning, my immediate answer would have been, “Jesus and my mama.” But now I realize there is a third part to my answer: Designing Women. Continue reading

[master bath] Wallpaper on Trial

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Wallpaper is serious. It contributes to a woman’s increasing insanity in the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It even plays a role in Oscar Wilde’s last words, “This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.” I love wallpaper, but it is quite a commitment. Continue reading