Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a good week.  It’s tough working a five day week after Memorial Day week…  Here are some bright green pretties to get you through the week :)  Check out those cornice boards!!!

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Southern Living

Southern Living

I think those are painted mint green floors in this kitchen…

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Leave it to Miles Redd to make these window treatments look chic…

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

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hand painted walls

Hand painted wallpaper is one of the most special ways to decorate a home.  We do not get to use hand painted wallpaper in our client’s homes very often, but when we do it’s very exciting and always turns out absolutely gorgeous.  I love the look, but it is usually a little too formal for my taste… But it doesn’t always have to be formal.  You will see in these pictures that some of these rooms maintain a casual, relaxed look despite the expensive/unique wall treatments.

Absolutely love this hand painted fish wallpaper.  Talk about casual!  Such a unique take on hand painted wallpaper.  It would be so pretty in a lake house.

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This bedroom is so so dreamy.

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Architectural Digest - Miles Redd2

Miles Redd

Michael S Smith

Michael S Smith

Elle Decor - de gournay

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Greenline Architects

Greenline Architects

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summerfield design blog

Jeffrey Alan Marks

Jeffrey Alan Marks

Katie Ridder

Katie Ridder

Kemble Interiors

Kemble Interiors

Daniel Romualdez

Daniel Romualdez

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Mark Sikes

Mark Sikes

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Miranda Brooks

Miranda Brooks

Melissa Rufty

Melissa Rufty

Chuck Fischer Studio

Chuck Fischer Studio

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Ruthie Sommers

Ruthie Sommers

Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne McGrath

Suzanne McGrath

Suzanne McGrath

Suzanne McGrath

Timothy Whealon

Timothy Whealon

Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams

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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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Rockin Moroccan

I just bought this rug from Ikea a few weeks ago.  It fits perfectly next to my bed.  My feet love landing on it first thing when I get out of bed in the morning.  Especially in this cold weather.

ikea sheepskin

If I had more rooms in my apartment I would definitely want to invest in one of West Elm‘s Moroccan inspired rugs for my living room (and move my sisal rug to another room).  And I would walk around barefoot all the time.

West Elm Souk rug

Souk rug

Kasbah rug
Kasbah rug

And they even have a few rugs that are handmade in Morocco…

Large Medallion Found Moroccan rug

Large Medallion Found Moroccan rug

On a side note, I continue to be impressed by the new designs that West Elm has come out with recently.  [I even devoted a blog post to it! And mentioned their pretty lighting in another post.]

Anyway, let’s look at some rooms that rock Moroccan rugs…

summerfield

summerfield

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

summerfield

summerfield

I’m loving this one with the pink and blue…

summerfield

summerfield

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Cindy Crawford's home via Elle Decor

Cindy Crawford’s home via Elle Decor

Hubert Zanburg

Hubert Zanburg via Elle Decor

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House and Home

Those Moroccans make some pretty funky rugs, don’t they?

summerfield

summerfield

summerfield

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Cornice Boards

After looking at all the chicness that is in The Big Book of Chic, I decided cornice boards are the most fabulous way to dress a window.  It took me a little longer than I expected to look at every single page of the book – but that’s why Miles named it The BIG Book of Chic instead of The Little Book of Chic.

I think a cornice board is a little too formal for my apartment right now, but maybe one day one of my many houses will feature some over the top cornice boards ;)

Miles Redd knows how to design fabulous cornice boards.  And I found evidence that other designers do too.  I can’t think of a more fabulous way to dress a window, can you?

By the way, the pictures now link the their sources.  I’m so high tech :)

Absolutely love all the green!!!

Nick Olsen in Veranda

That shape – LOVE

Traditional Home

The cornice board is bigger than the window.

Miles Redd

Carleton Varney

Some cornices don’t serve a purpose – they’re like jewelry for a window :)

So sweet for a little girls room

Love the contrast of the printed fabric and the solid Ivory fabric and tape trim…

I know you’ve probably seen this picture a thousand times before, but it needed to be in my “Cornice Boards” post [Elizabeth Dinkel via Veranda]

Miles Redd… of course. And yes, that is a closet.

Katie Ridder

Palmer Weiss


Simple, white, shaped cornice boards. You almost don’t even notice them. The first thing I noticed was that cool light fixture. And the black & white abstract art over the mantle.

Elle Decor

Miles Redd

If you like turquoise…

Unique shape.

And speaking of unique shapes! LOVE this eye candy. Miles Redd.

Palmer Weiss

Cornice close up

Elle Decor

Timothy Corrigan

Palmer Weiss

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Miles’ Book Signing!

Tonight (Thursday night) I am going to Miles Redd’s Big Book of Chic book signing at Travadavi. I cannot wait to get my hands on that book. I’m supposed to go to dinner with friends after the book signing – I hope I make it because it’s going to be hard not to dive into that book for hours :)))

If you haven’t already ordered a copy, everyone should!

p.s. I love this picture of him :) [found on Mrs. Blandings]

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Lacquered Look

I love the look of lacquered walls.  Miles Redd is especially fond of the lacquered look.  Lacquering can be very expensive.  High gloss paint can sometimes be just as effective. 

Lacquered walls might be a little too glam for my taste, but I love it in other people’s homes!  Take a look…

 

Todd Klein

 

Lilly Bunn Weekes via House of Turquoise

 

Aerin Lauder’s home via Mark D Sikes

 

Aerin Lauder’s h0me via Mark D Sikes

 

Celerie Kemble

 

 

Christian Leone via Lonny

 

Christian Leone via Lonny

 

Miles Redd

 

 Rob Southern via Troubadours

 

Miles Redd

 

Christina Murphy

 

 

 

 Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

Miles Redd

 

Melissa Ruffy

 

Steven Gambrel

 

 

Love this black lacquered chest in a room designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

 

 Phoebe Howard

 

Todd Alexander Romano

 

Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

Melissa Ruffy

 

Miles Redd via Brian Paquette Interiors

 

Phoebe Howard

 

Steven Gambrel

 

 

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