I’m bracing myself for a crowded/fun weekend in Atlanta.  Between labor day weekend traffic, hurricane Isaac, Braves games, and two big kickoff college football games, this weekend is going to be chaotic.  But I’m SO excited for football AND a three day weekend! 

I have a couple of friends coming to stay with me — maybe I should make them some beergaritas?

They would be so lucky! :)



And most importantly… ROLL TIDE!



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A Pop of Animal Print

Every room looks better with a little animal print.  Try to picture the rooms below without the animal print… They just wouldn’t be as fabulous.   It is the perfect finishing touch. 

Palmer Weiss


Erin Lauder’s home via Elle Decor


Alex Papachristidis via Elle Decor




 Celerie Kemble via Lonny


Animal print can also be the finishing touch to an outfit.  This girl would look boring without that coat, wouldn’t she?  :)


Christy Ford via Lonny



 Christian Louboutin heels… I must own these one day.



Jeffrey Bilhuber



 Keller Bryant for Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse via Habitually Chic.  The picture above is a perfect example of what a touch of leopard print can do to a room.  That tiny little pillow makes such a statement. 

The same is true for this picture:

Miles Redd


Miles Redd


 Nick Olsen.  LOVE this vignette!  The colors.  The carpet.  Who would have thought?  Nick Olsen did.



Sally Wheat


RED Valentino


Thibaut wallpaper


 Architectural Digest


And last but not least… Someone went a little zebra print crazy in their bedroom :)  I’m not sure if I can handle this much but it sure is a fun room!



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Favorite chandeliers lately…

For a while now I’ve considered these chandeliers my favorites. They are awesome. I don’t know what it is about this look (they all look very similar). I love them in Antique Brass, but I’ll take any finish, really. They are all manufactured by Visual Comfort and available through Circa Lighting or Mallory Mathison Inc. :)


Dauphine 4-Light Chandelier in Gilded Iron finish. So simple but so pretty! I usually don’t consider my taste to be modern.

Also available: Dauphine 8-light chandelier. Also available in Aged Iron.


Bryant Small Chandelier in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass. This one is designed by Thomas O’Brien. The same designer who designed my beloved Hicks Pendant. Swoon.

The Bryant is also available in a larger size and a Bronze finish.


And possibly my favorite chandelier… the Vendome chandelier. Ahhh I love how feminine it is! Below is the small size in Antique Brass. It is also designed by Thomas O’Brien. I think he is my lighting god!?! I mean he is nailing it with his light fixture designs!

However, I’m not as big of a fan of the larger size Vendome


And finally, my favorite little bitty chandelier. The Reed chandelier. I know you probably think these all look exactly alike. Well they do. But they ARE different :)

How cute is Reed?!

Good thing I don’t really have anywhere to put a chandelier… How would I chose!?!


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Roman Shades

Roman shades are a fun window treatment that I’ve always loved.  They’re usually a little more casual than curtains, but it’s easy to dress them up.  You can make them so many different ways:  straight, relaxed, lined, unlined, with trim, without trim… you get the point.

First up is my absolute favorite picture of a roman shade (I’ve been trying to get my mom to do some like this in her bathroom FOREVER):


Amanda Nisbet


Architectural Digest

I love a SHEER shade, especially this WIDE one designed by Emma Jane Pilkington.


Beth Webb Interiors



Elle Decor


Elle Decor


 House & Home


 Jeffrey Bilhuber


Katie Ridder



 Laura Garcia via Lonny


Markham Roberts


Mona Ross Berman


Patricia Herrera Lansing’s home via Vogue






Southern Living


Steven Gambrel


Tammy Conner






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Favorite Canopies

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I wanted to share my favorite canopy beds.  Naturally, my favorite canopy beds are from my favorite interior design source, Oly Studio.  I mean, they are just beautiful…












Obviously, the names aren’t as fun as the names of John Robshaw’s headboards… But aren’t they gorgeous?  I don’t think I can pick a fave.  Maybe Diego.  No, Marco.  No, Walker.  Ugh, one of those three!

If you’re like me and you can’t even come close to affording an Oly canopy bed (don’t worry, most people can’t), you might consider Ballard Designs’ Louis XVI Poster Bed.  Although Louis sure does NOT look appealing after looking at Marco and Walker…


I think if I could fit a canopy in my bedroom and I just HAD to have one RIGHT NOW I would go with Anthropologie’s Italian Campaign canopy.  I feel like they’ve had this bed forever!  It’s only $1700 for a queen – a steal compared to those Oly beds above.


Anthropologie also has a Forest Canopy Bed.  I’m not too fond of the iron leaves and branches though… And the price is a little too steep for me.



NOIR has some pretty canopy beds too… like the Ferret Bed (what at terrible name!  I would NOT buy this just because of the name!  Can you tell I don’t like ferrets?)

 Ferret also comes in White Washed (below) and Weathered, which is kind of the color of a ferret (ew!)

 I think I like NOIR’s Venice bed.  Not just because of the name.


 And last but not least, Pottery Barn has a fantastic canopy bed, Antonia.  And I love that the headboard is upholstered!




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Captivating Canopies

I think the title of this post explains itself….  Too bad my little bedroom is too small for a canopy!  :(  I guess I’ll just have to add to my list of pretty pieces to put in my future dream home…

One of my favorite canopy beds has to be this one that I found on Pinterest.  I LOVE the way the hardware is mounted on the ceiling!  It’s so… industrial. And unique.


And now a few more canopy beds that I thought were pretty and/or just interesting ;) 


Benjamin Noriega-Oritz via Elle Decor… So soothing.


Charlotte Moss


Jonathan Adler’s bed



 Katie Ridder



Elle Decor


Jonathan Berger via House Beautiful… Antique mirror?  Yes, please!!!  And I love the rug too.



Kelly Wearstler… check out the Imperial Trellis rug!






M Elle Designs


Oscar de la Renta… I’m pretty sure that canopy bed is made of rattan or wicker… Interesting.




Michael S. Smith


 Jeffrey Bilhuber


Mary McDonald


Elle Decor


Jeffrey Bilhuber



 Oscar de la Renta via Vogue


Phoebe Howard


Susan Ferrier


Thom Felicia


And last but not least, a canopy bed designed by Phoebe Howard that I’m sure that you’ve seen before.  But I couldn’t resist because it is oh-so-pretty.  And feminine.  And calming… I absolutely love the gathered detail inside the canopy.




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Holy Headboard

Um… I had no idea John Robshaw designed headboards.  And not just any headboards.  These fabulous unique shapely ones:

The Kerala


The Orissa


The Bihar

The names are fun too!  :)

I’m a little behind on my blog reading but I just saw an old post on So Haute and I couldn’t resist sharing.

Oh and that pretty bedding can be yours too.  Just head on over to John Robshaw’s website and see what else he has to offer.  It is ever expanding.


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