Headed to the beach!

I’m headed to the beach today and I couldn’t be more excited!  I have only put a bathing suit on one time this year (for about an hour).  So I could really use a tan.  Crossing my fingers that the weather cooperates.  I will be spending the week with 30 of my closest relatives.  You might remember what happened last year :)  I’m looking forward to relaxing with the family and hopefully soaking up some sunshine!

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

banana leaf wallpaper

Teil Duncan

Teil Duncan

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

bamboo table

Erin Martin Design

Erin Martin Design

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Lime Washed Look

lime washed wood finish

What do y’all think of a Lime Washed wood finish?   Also known as White Washed, Cerused, Waxed, White Leaded, etc….

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of a Lime Washed finish are the Bungalow 5‘s chairs that are available in “Limed” and “Gray Limed Oak”… (Check out their website for more fun styles!)

Monaco Armchair, Gray Limed Oak

Monaco Armchair, Gray Limed Oak

Hampton Chair, Limed

Hampton Chair, Limed

But there are many more uses for a limed look.  In the right setting, it could look great on floors, cabinets, case pieces, you name it.  Now check it out…  What’s your favorite?

white washed hardwood floors

#lime #washed #twin beds

Suzanne Tucker

India Hicks' Bahamas home

India Hicks’ Bahamas home

Better Homes & Gardens

white washed walls #fauxbois

lime washed chest

lime washed wood cabinets

William Hefner

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Italian Country Living

Italian Country Living

lime washed walls

lime washed cabinets

Tammy Conner

Tammy Conner

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

white washed walls

Emma Templeton

lime washed beams

Suzanne Tucker

Suzanne Tucker

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

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I like it!  I think it would look great especially in a beach house.

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Business with Bunny

On Thursday, I got to hear Bunny Williams speak at ADAC about the business of design.  For those of you who have been living under a rock and do not know who Bunny Williams is, she can probably be considered the matriarch of interior design today.  She started out working at Parish Hadley under Sister Parish and Albert Hadley.  Now she is one of the most well known, successful designers.  She is also married to John Rosselli, antiques dealer in New York City.  Be sure to check out her furniture line, Beeline Home.

Before yesterday I had never seen or heard Bunny speak.  To be honest, I always thought she would be really mean.  She always looks angry to me.  Well I was very wrong.  She was perfectly pleasant and down to earth.  And she was very open about giving advice to all of us little designers.  I have even more respect for her now!  And I’m feeling inspired.

Bunny Williams

I love the artwork in this room – those huge blue flowers are gorgeous.

Bunny Williams

One of my favorite kitchens ever – those green pendants are awesome!

Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams Inc.

Bunny Williams Inc.

Bunny Williams Inc.

Bunny Williams Inc.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

I was hoping to have a gorgeous tan right now, after spending my 4th of July break here:

Elle Decor #pool #summer

But that did not work out as I planned.  I ended up spending zero time in the sun because it rained in Atlanta for about six days straight.   At least the rain kept the temperatures down (good for our plants and power bills)!

I’m praying for sun this weekend, what about ya’ll?

#pool #summer #shutters

Traditional Home #pool

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day / Fourth of July!!!!  The weather here is not looking so great but I’m excited about a long weekend celebrating with friends and resting.

#america

If you’re looking for a fun patriotic recipe for a cocktail, check out my friend Meme’s recipe for festive drunk strawberries.  Fruit + white chocolate + vodka = what’s not to love?  You’ll definitely have a happy fourth after a couple of these ;)

via Living Well Kitchen

via Living Well Kitchen

Whatever y’all do, have a fabulous & safe Independence Day!!!

Lindsay Coral Harper

Lindsay Coral Harper

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier

Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson

Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier

#america

#america

Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler

#america

red white & blue

#fourthofjuly

Kristin Ewart

Kristin Ewart

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