A Master Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom belongs to one of my mom’s good friends in Chattanooga.  I helped give her bedroom a little face lift.  I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for months because it was finished about a year ago… Better late than never!

First I will show you the “AFTER” pictures, then we’ll look at the “BEFORE”.  She wanted the room to be simple with lots of blue.  What do y’all think????  It was basically my first design makeover on my own :)

In case you can’t tell, the “AFTER” pictures were taken on my mom’s fancy camera; the “BEFORE” pictures were taken on my iPhone.

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Newly painted walls, gold leaf sunburst mirror and custom pillow shams.

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A pair of new large Ring Table lamps from Visual Comfort (available through Circa Lighting or Mallory Mathison Inc.)

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We found these small wooden tables and gold men framed artwork in her attic or around her house…

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Reupholstered this club chair in some pretty blue velvet.  Ottoman was custom made by an upholsterer here in Atlanta.

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We had this pretty day bed reupholstered in the blue checked fabric that matches her pillow shams and bedskirt.  The fabric is Schumacher’s Camden cotton check.  My client hung the gallery wall herself.

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Custom window treatments and hardware… so pretty!

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And now for a little BEFORE and AFTER comparing…

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Notice the windows are naked…

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The hardware might be my favorite thing in the room :)

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Greek Key, take 2

I know I’ve already dedicated an entire post to the Greek Key, but it’s a classic symbol that can be incorporated into your life in sooooo many ways.  Therefore, expect more greek key posts in the future.  My last greek key post was over a year ago, anyway.  I’m trying to think of where I have the greek key symbol in my apartment… I don’t think I do.  I guess I’m a hypocrite!?

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Jonathan Adler wallpaper

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I need these stripes in my life.

After Monday’s post I’ve decided to incorporate more stripes in my life.  Why not?  They’re timeless and classic.

I can’t believe I didn’t include a picture of West Elm’s Striped shower curtain in Monday ‘s post, Big Bold Stripes.  I think I’m going to have to order one in Navy or Gray for my apartment…  It also comes in yellow but I’m not really a yellow person.

West Elm's stripe shower curtain

West Elm's stripe shower curtain

I also wouldn’t mind incorporating stripes in the form of these Kate Spade wedges

Kate Spade's Irina wedge

I did just order this striped sweater.

ASOS sweater in stripe with button side

I’ve always been a fan of Dash & Albert’s striped cotton rugs, especially the Yacht stripe… And you can’t beat that price!  Unfortunately, I’ve run out of places to put a rug in my tiny apartment.

Dash & Albert Yacht stripe

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Big Bold Stripes

This post is dedicated to my best friend Michelle, who loves big bold stripes – especially in black and white.  But who doesn’t love the look of stripes?  The bigger the better, in my opinion.  And the black and white might be my favorite too.  I will never get tired of stripes.  They’re just so classic.

Jenna Lyons via Lonny

Jenna Lyons via Lonny

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Alessandra Branca

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Nick Olsen

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I can’t talk about bold stripes without showing a picture of Miles Redd’s chocolate brown striped living room…

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Miles Redd

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Nate Berkus

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Lisa Sherry via Lonny

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Ruthie Sommers via Lonny

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Phoebe Howard

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I think my friend Michelle needs one of Ikea’s Stockholm black and white rugs.

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!  I’m excited to have no plans this weekend .  I’m still a little exhausted from last weekend, which explains what a bad blogger I’ve been this week.  I hope you enjoy these pretties and have a great weekend!

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun

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Black & Spiro

Black & Spiro

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Malachite

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that I love malachite.  Mostly because it’s my favorite shade of Emerald green.  But I also love that vein-y marble look.   People seem to be using it in all sorts of ways.  Here are a few pictures I’ve gathered of the many different uses of a [faux] malachite finish – everything from iphone covers to wallpaper!  What do yall think?  Do you love malachite too?

Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus

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Michael Kors

Michael Kors

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Amanda Nisbet

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Celerie Kemble

Tony Duquette

Tony Duquette

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Guest Post: Arcadian Home

I’m excited to have Summerfield’s first ever guest blogger from Arcadian Home!  I was so flattered to get an email from them saying that they’re a big fan of my little blog.  It’s always so nice to hear when anyone is a fan :)

If anyone ever has a topic they would like to see on Summerfield, feel free to send me a message!  I love feedback/recommendations.

Hello, everyone! It’s wonderful to be visiting here at Summerfield with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog, where you will find lots of interior design inspiration including fabulous home décor ideas from wall art to mini pendant lighting.

Today we’re going to take a little visual tour of eight of my favorite traditional rooms with a twist of some sort that brings them a fresh and lively vibe. From mixed up styles to quirky decorative elements, these interesting spaces will impress with their creative good looks. Please enjoy!

Thanks for letting me stop by for a visit.

~ Mari

Traditional Twist

This beautiful space feels traditional, but a twist of contemporary and glam takes it beyond that comfortable style. The chunky wood table is a great contemporary piece, while the round tub chairs trimmed in a silvery metallic that’s repeated in the side table add a touch of glam.

Traditional Twist

With traditional bones, treasured table and chairs, along with antique accessories, this dining room goes for much more with the appealing look of Chinoiserie in the fabulous screen and brass side chairs. Tall glass buffet lamps with gold metallic shades are a lovely contrast to the stunning ornate chandelier above the table.

Traditional Twist

In a breathtaking twist, the homeowner/designer asked for a glass greenhouse ceiling inside her new traditional kitchen. She got what she wanted and much more—it’s stunning.

Traditional Twist

This beautifully pale traditional kitchen is bathed in the glow from an ornate crystal chandelier with a contemporary twist—a sheer drum cage covering the upper portion of the light fixture.

Traditional Twist

A lovely mix of cabinetry and contemporary metals infuses this traditional kitchen with style and great functionality. I love the trio of simple pendant lights above the work table/charming dining spot.

Traditional Twist

In a cool twist on traditional farmhouse, this attic bedroom gets a polka dot upholstered bed and contemporary bedding to match.

Traditional Twist

A traditional girl’s bedroom with dark wood four-poster bed shows off a cute twist and one that could be easily implemented. Think paper pom poms, crocheted balls or tiny soft sculptures of just about any sort.

Traditional Twist

Architecturally, this room is totally traditional, but the furnishings are definitely not traditional with simply styled low seating and lots of modern elements. And the biggest twist here is the unexpected gaggle of contemporary lamps emanating from the ornate center ceiling medallion and hanging above the space.

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What do you think of these traditional spaces? Leave us with some of your comments, and stop by our blog for more home decor and inspirations!

Fabulous Friday & a favorite quote

I had so much fun on Trendy Tuesday so I decided to make today Fabulous Friday… I hope y’all enjoy these pretties as much as I do!

But first I wanted to share a quote from Audrey Hepburn.  I found this quote the other day and it helped me put things in perspective.  Maybe it’s just me but I hope y’all enjoy it too.

“My greatest victory has been to live with myself,

to accept my shortcomings.

I’m a long way from the human I’d like to be,

but I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.”

– Audrey Hepburn

Now that I’ve revealed to y’all what I cheese ball I can be sometimes, how about some pretty pictures?

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This picture makes me miss my parents’ dogs Gus and Ann :(  …

Although, they are not golden retrievers, they’re chocolate labs.

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I love elephants… I guess it’s an Alabama thing ;)

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I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

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Spool chair, please!

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If you know me really well, you know that I have always wanted a spool chair… or at least I’ve wanted one since I knew what a spool chair is…  There’s something so classic/American about it. Is it just me?

If I had the choice I would have one (or two?) of Hickory Chair’s spool chairs sitting in my living room right now. It [they] would be upholstered in the extremely expensive fabric of my choice, of course.

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If I couldn’t have my first choice, I would settle for Noir’s version of the spool chair.

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What do yall think?  Maybe these pictures will help…

Victoria Hagan

Victoria Hagan

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Trendy Tuesday

I’m so glad Monday is over.  I’m already looking forward to the weekend (I’m hosting my friends at my parents cabin again!).  Mallory Mathison Inc. seems to be very busy, as usual; and I am thankful, as usual :)…   But I’m still an advocate of a 4 day work week!

These are just some pretty pictures that I had to share.  I discovered them in various places in the blogging/social media world.   There’s no common thread here except that I love them and had to share them with you lucky people!

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The Best Feelings in the World.  I would have to agree with most of these.  Especially the “crawling into bed after a long day”.

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For some reason I looove this house.

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Anne Irwin art gallery - Lynn Johnson

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Love the fabric on this wing chair.  Not sure of the source though.

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