Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What Keeps Me Up at Night: Bring Back The Warmth


         
         Bring Back The Warmth 



Photo Credit to Chris Court

 I know it's spring, but the this color palette is warming me up like the perfect sun tan. I'm talking spun natural linen, chalky whites, buttery leather and chocolate brown mohair. Create color harmony by mixing white walls, and gray accents with luxe brown accents.  


Architectural Legs


 I fell in love with trellis legs a long time ago and I am seriously psyched
 that they are back. I have been waiting on these bad boy bedside tables since last October, and they should be here soon enough.

#labordispute #1stworldproblems #designerdrama

Our Master Bedroom is just like the rest of our house. . .a mix of time periods from past to future. My Dad gave me my Great, Great Grandmother's antique dresser and a few other newer pieces (1920) from my Great Grandmother. To make it all feel fresh and modern, my friend Erin from Chancery Designs, custom designed an amazing double layer, over sized, King Size Headboard. These bad boys are going next to the bed and facing the dresser, adding yes, architectural interest. 

Olive Green Cabinets

 If you haven't been wearing Army Green all year, you have been in a mommy time warp. It actually makes me look like death but you know I'm over it, I've been sleep deprived for 8 years! Good thing the color makes this kitchen. . .well...bitchin.

Source: Mazen Studio via Pinterest

This little beauty popped up on my Pinterest feed and I couldn't resist the urge to love it, pin it and post it. Paired with all my favorites; floating shelves, subway tile, Bostonian Sconces (NOTE: IN BRONZE) it hits all of my designer lust-worthy checklists.


Industrial Doors 

I love what is going on with windows and doors right now, black and urban bronze finishes are getting the spot light in modern doors with bold, clean, grid lines. 

 French Doors


Source: Unknow/Pinterest


Exterior Doors


Source: Elle Decor

SHOWER DOORS


Source: Unknown/Pinterest


Scared of the cost but want the look? Check out this DIY blog post by  Blesser House. Wanna start from scratch but looking to stay in budget? I found this deal on Wayfair. Don't quote me on it directly, but it looks like it starts at $347 and ships in 1-2 two weeks. 



Legend Framed Swing Door in Oil Rubbed Bronze

















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.


CALL THE STORE @ 704-442-9454 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH WINDI. 

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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