Royal Residences… and some exciting news!

You might say this post is a little late, but there is a reason why I’m just now dedicating a post to the Royal Baby…

In exactly two weeks I will be landing in London for a ten day visit!  I am so thrilled I can hardly focus on anything else.  A while ago, my sister decided she was going to study abroad in Europe for a semester.  Obviously, I was extremely jealous and determined to figure out a way to visit her.  I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t take the opportunity to make another trip to Europe.  [Ever since I went to Paris and Italy four years ago, I’ve been dying to go back.]  So after saving my money and recruiting a couple enthusiastic family members, I chose to visit my sister around the time of her 21st birthday, which is when she will be near London.  Aren’t I the best big sister ever?  Tell her that because sometimes she doesn’t think so… :)

So far we have plans to visit all of the following “Royal Residences”.  I can’t believe I’ll be seeing these beautiful castles in person in just two weeks.  To say that I’m excited is an understatement!

If any of you have any advice/recommendations I would love to hear it!!!!

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Clarence House

Clarence House

Hampton Court

Hampton Court

And a few places that are not exactly royal residences

Tower of London

Tower of London

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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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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Raise the Roof: Part One

What do y’all think of these two part posts that I’ve been doing lately?  It definitely makes it easier for me to talk about two different categories of one subject (last week it was the skirt).

Ever since I took a trip to Paris (almost four years ago) I have loved/appreciated French architecture and furniture more than any other style.  A trademark of French architecture is the mansard roof.  I love it.  What do y’all think?  When I build my dream house (any day now) I will definitely consider a mansard roof to make me feel like I’m in pretty Paris all the time :)

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design Blog

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre, Paris

Summerfield Design blog

Summerfield Design blog

Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design blog

Summerfield Design | Raise the Roof: Part One

St. Regis, Atlanta

St. Regis, Atlanta

Summerfield Design | Raise the Roof: Part One

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Summerfield Design Blog

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Beach Bound

Countdown to spending a whole week at the beach: 4 days!!!  And I cannot wait.  I used to think that living far away from the beach was a good thing because it made beach vacations more special.  Not anymore.  Now I’m convinced I would be perfectly fine living near the beach.  I would never take it for granted.  Maybe one day I’ll make this dream a reality. 

 

 

 via Country Living

 

Of course I would have these Graham & Green chairs in my breakfast room:

 

 

Or else I would have some bistro chairs like the ones in this dining area designed by Ashley Whitaker:

 

 

I love the pendants in the kitchen below…

 

 

But we all know I can’t resist my beloved Hicks pendants:

 

 

 

I would put these adorable Vineyard Striped Rugs from Ballard Designs in the hallways on hardwood floors…

 

A beach house isn’t complete without an outdoor shower.  How awesome is this one?

 

 

I love this driftwood lamp for a beach house — not sure where its from though.

 

 

 

 

Orkney chairs are very beachy in my opinion, of course my dream beach house has at least one…

 

 

 

 

I would probably go with this AMAZING Lotus wallpaper by Galbraith & Paul in one of the bathrooms… Seriously, this wallpaper is like my new favorite thing EVER.

 

 

Another outdoor shower inspiration (I think I like the other one better though).  Via Lonny

 

Here is Meg Ryan at her beach house:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another wedding weekend…

I feel like I go to weddings, engagement parties, and showers every other weekend.  It’s exhausting…  But totally worth it!  I had so much fun in Spartanburg, South Carolina with so many great friends.  Congratulations, Garrett & Katie!

Please excuse the quality of the iphone pictures…

Pretty friends

 

My friends are very mature :)

Now back to reality…

 

 

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Cha Cha Charleston!

This past weekend I drove to the beautiful Charleston, South Carolina to visit one of my best friends from college.  I always forget how pretty Charleston is.  I kept telling Eleanor Anne how lucky she was to live in such a gorgeous place.  Atlanta is fine, but it is definitely not Charleston!

Next time you’re in Charleston, I highly recommend eating at Cru Cafe.  It’s in a cute house and their food is delicious!

 

Me and my freeends at Cru Cafe

 

My friend Sarah enjoying a Pain Killer at Home Team on Sullivan’s Island :)

 

I wasn’t even in Charleston for 48 hours so I didn’t get to take many pictures, but here ya go!

 

 

I also recommend the rooftop bar at Vendue. 

 

Obviously, I am NOT a professional photographer :)

 

I hope everyone enjoyed the full moon on Saturday night. 

I can’t wait to go back to Charleston!