Monday, February 16, 2015

Tastemaker Windi White: Anthropologie 's Personal Stylist's Spring Must Have's


MEET: WINDI BAUGHMAN WHITE
PERSONAL STYLIST @ SOUTH PARK'S ANTHROPOLOGIE

WHY: THIS CHARLOTTE TASTEMAKER DOES FASHION THE RIGHT WAY!

WHAT TO WEAR: SPRING 2015



Just to be clear: You NEED this dress. You actually really NEED any one of Byron Lars dresses, but this one just won't stop screaming Spring Couture 2015. 


Hitting the red carpet in Byron Lars with my Art With Heart committee member and friend Rachel Busby. Styled By: Windi Baughman White



Spring Concert Series Must Have

At the top of both of our fashion must's is this beaded and embroidered peasant top by Floreat. Pair with everything from skinny ripped jeans to cut off jean shorts.  



Windi swears by these jeans. Why? Because they are made of the softest of soft denim...perfect for warm spring nights.



Kork Ease makes the most amazingly comfortable shoes ever; and my flat feet told you so! Comfort plus sky high heels in the perfect worn in leather. . .SOLD!



The scalloped hem and sexy side slit make this light weight poncho a must have for women of all shapes. Say goodbye to boxy and hello to a flowy silhouette.




The statement pant is HUGE this season. I love that everyone can wear this pair. Curves not a problem. . .boyish frame....all good. Rock these with everything from a sweater to a basic tank. 




Not your Momma's belt. Create shape, cinch your waist and transition between skirts and blouses with this bohemian leather wrap.


Windi crushes it in her own Byron Lars dress with her favorite girls from Anthropologie.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From White to Bright: Chairish Designer Challenge


If you haven't already discovered Chairish.com , this is your chance. As part of a designer style board challenge I created a style board based around one of their vintage rugs. So you know I couldn't resist!  

The Challenge: Pick a Rug from Chairish's  awesomely curated rug collection. *Check out all the rugs here.


Hand Woven Black & White Rug
  from Chairish

&

Take a Room From




HERE'S MY PLAN





"First thing first". . .we were given a handful of rugs to choose and because I am obsessed with the drama of it all, I picked the black and white hand woven rug from Chairish.
 WRAP...The room in a bright coral paint like Benjamin Moore' Coral Reef. GLAM it up and paint all the trim work (in my made up room of TONS of trim) in a high gloss lacquered version of the same color. 


ADD... A white, couch in a bright room. It grounds the room, ultimately allowing for more color and more out of the box thinking. This one from Chairish has the clean lines I love with  nubby texture and vintage elegance.

LIKE... These killer his and her tufted chairs in the perfect shade of lagoon blue.

HANG... 

This pretty piece of art goodness...
                                        
HUNG JUST SO OVER...This masculine burl wood and brass dresser 

Topped... With my very favorite Culloden Lamps by Aerin for Visual Comfort.

FLOAT... A Brass and Glass table like this one over a bad a$$ rug. . .my favorite part? The circles!


SUSPEND...A beaded chandelier like this one from Ro Sham Beaux.

WHY...Chairish.com is the top online marketplace of choice for designers, a place where vintage and used furniture and accessories are curated and sold to people LIKE...YOU & ME









Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Nursery Reveal: Ben & Gus's Excellent Adventure

Sometime last June, my bestie Eleanor Rodway let me know that she was expecting. . .not one, but two (more) baby boys. After I picked my jaw off the floor, we got straight to work designing the nursery of her dreams. 




OUR ORIGINAL DESIGN BOARD




From the original design board, we kept the Crate & Barrel glider which was recycled from Big Brother Max's room.  Eleanor and I searched and searched for the perfect rug and finally found it at shades of light. Originally we had hoped to get the IKEA Hektar pendant to work but the ceiling height was just a tad bit low and the fixture just a bit to large for super tall Dad to walk under. We re-grouped and found this tin fixture at at Shades of Light.  We were able to keep the look and use the Hektar standing lamp over the glider. It workes perfectly! Eleanor's father added the wooden blanket ladder, a hand made addition to the nursery built on love. 




Over Ben's crib hangs a North American Map (Super Dad Jamie is from Canada) and was sourced locally at the Map Shop on Moorehead St in Charlotte, NC. Eleanor's father built the reclaimed wood frames for both the boys maps.  The airplane mobiles pay homage to our great state of North Carolina. . . .obviously!!




We layered black-out bamboo roman shades with recycled cornice boards (a total score) that we recovered in a earthy moss linen fabric. The room has shaded light, so the walls originally intended to be a Benjamin Moore's Winter Green were changed to a custom blended (Eastway Paint) lighter shade of Benjamin Moore's Harbor Gray. Eleanor's mom found the herringbone fabric at Mary Jo's in Gastonia,  and made the twins bed skirts, just for them.



Eleanor found the monogram letters (her own stylish intuition) on esty.com and hung them on the corresponding cribs. The awesomeness is ridiculous. . .period.



Eleanor and Jamie's builder Todd Albee had a few (GREAT) ideas of his own and built the reclaimed wooden hanging shelves. The rustic wood adds the perfect element of "boy" to the room. I wish I had a better picture of the suspension shelving, but I promise more on that later.

The adorable animal heads were a baby gift from "me to them" and are available in many varieties at my favorite shop on the corner Home With Heart.  We styled them on the shelves but the intended location is just above the cribs on the wall. They are "two of a kind". . .of course. . .

Ben and Gus's Excellent Adventure continues, well at least I am betting on a sequel. A big boy sequel, in three to five years!