The Skirt: Part Two

On Monday, we looked at sink skirts.  Today, how about the clasic table skirt?  Another chic way to use a gorgeous fabric.  And you can have one custom made in any shape or size to fit a space.  Can’t find the right table?  Have a table skirt made!  Problem solved.  A lot of the table skirts that we’ve designed for clients include shelves underneath for storage.

I especially love these first two patterned table skirts.  Notice how they are tailored with pleats but the pattern of the fabric still lines up perfectly — that’s the work of a good seamstress.

Betsy Burnham

Betsy Burnham

Summderfield Design | The Skirt: Part Two

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Mohon Imber

Mohon Imber

Summerfield Design | The Skirt: Part Two

Summerfield Design | The Skirt: Part Two

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

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The Skirt: Part 1

Let’s explore the chicness of a skirted sink.  What do y’all think?  It’s a little bit country maybe, but then I’ve always lived in the south.  If I had all the money in the world and a huge house with lots of sinks, I would probably put a skirt on at least one of them.  Maybe in the laundry room or butler’s pantry.  It would make for easy access to the “under sink storage”, wouldn’t it?  And easy access is always a good thing.  But the real reason why I think a skirted sink is fabulous is that I’ll take any chance to use a favorite fabric.

The Iron Gate

The Iron Gate

Ashley Gilbreath

Ashley Gilbreath

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summerfield design blog

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Melissa Ervin

Melissa Ervin

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Melissa Ervin

Melissa Ervin

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Highlights from a busy week

This week has been super busy at Mallory Mathison Inc., as usual.   “Design ADAC” has been going on this week and I was lucky enough to attend two different presentations by some of my favorite designers.  On Wednesday, I saw Miles Redd for the fourth time in my life.  I’ll never get tired of hearing him speak and seeing his work.  Y’all are already fully aware of my love and appreciation of Miles and his designs so we’ll focus on some other designers for once…

This morning (Thursday morning), I got to hear Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence Bullard talk about “Building Your Brand as an Interior Designer”.  It was one of the most entertaining presentations I’ve been to at ADAC.  If you’re not familiar with the Bravo show Million Dollar Decorators, you’re really missing out.  Anyway, Mary and Martyn were hilarious and down to earth.  I loved every minute of seeing them.

MARY MCDONALD

A look at some of the fabrics from Mary McDonald’s latest collection for Schumacher.  I would love to see some of them in my apartment. What do y’all think?  So chic!

Mary McDonald for Schumacher

Naturally, the green colorways are my favorite :)

Mary McDonald for Schumacher

Mary McDonald for Schumacher

MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD

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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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Picture this… the cutest nursery

It seems like so many people are getting pregnant at the exact same time… now.  We’re literally working on three different nurseries at the moment.  But I had to share with you the scheme for the cutest nursery ever.

Elephants + blue & white + kelly green accents = ADORABLENESS

Starting with Lulu DK for Schumacher “Parade” fabric

summerfield - Schumacher's "Parade" by Lulu DK

Add lots and LOTS of Brunschwig & Fils’ “Les Touches” in Blue

summerfield - Brunschwig & Fils' Les touches

An accent wall featuring a blue and white trellis wallpaper… Probably one of these adorable Thibaut designs…

summerfield - Thibaut Tudor wallpaper in Blue

summerfield - Thibaut Julian wallpaper in Blue

The amazing Madeline Weinrib’s Ziggy chevron rug in what color?  You guessed it, BLUE.

summerfield - Madeline Weinrib's Ziggy in Blue

Then top it off with (my favorite part, of course) Kelly Green accents like this Shades of Light bamboo floor lamp

summerfield - Shades of Light bamboo floor lamp

SUMMERFIELD

It’s a boy!  In case you were wondering ;)

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A Favorite

This is one of my favorite bedrooms of all time. And I rarely ever like yellow. I think its the touch of green and brown combined with yellow that makes it appealing. Isn’t that fabric the cutest print? It looks like Raoul Textiles (one of my favorite lines, read more here). And those monogrammed pillows? There are no words. And I’m not a huge fan of monogramming (sometimes people take monogramming too far) – but I would take these monogram pillows any day! Also notice the Greek key trim on the bedspread – what’s not to love?

I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!

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Lineage

Yesterday, I went to a luncheon Ainsworth-Noah to check out Hodsoll McKenzie new collection of fabrics, “Lineage”.  Not only was the food delicious, the fabrics were pretty too!   Here is a taste of what I saw… 

 

 

 

My favorite fabric was definitely the one on the windows above, “Foster Damask”.  It is made of Jute and comes in several different colors. 

All of the upholstery fabrics were chenilles, which surprised me.  I guess chenille is making a comeback.

Hodsoll McKenzie isn’t usually so colorful.  But I loved seeing a little more color than usual in this collection – like the indigo blue fabrics above. 

 

 You can check out more about the fabrics on Zimmer + Rohde’s website.

 

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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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Lotus Love

I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post that my new obsession is this Galbraith & Paul wallpaper:

 

It is called “Lotus” and the colorway pictured above is Aqua.  I adore it.  But this pattern is not the only chic pattern that I love from Galbraith & Paul…

 

 

“Birds” is adorable too!!  And these patterns come in multiple colorways!    Color Sage is pictured above and color Ocean is below – and that’s just 2 of the 10 colorways.  How cute?!  How could I ever choose????

 

 

Did I mention that they come in fabrics too?  Ugh, I better start saving $$$!!!  Or else I’ll just drool over these pictures until something else steals my heart away.

 

 

Katie Ridder

 

Katie Ridder

 

Yep, that is Lotus in Pink and Orange (“Tangerine”).  Now where do I get the dress to match? 

 

How perfect are these colors for summer???

 

 

 

 

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