Back from the beach… and some pretty pics

I’m back from the beach… barely.  Here are some random pretties to try to make up for my absence.

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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

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Miles Redd

Michael S Smith

Michael S Smith

Elle Decor - de gournay

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Greenline Architects

Greenline Architects

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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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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

Alessandra Branca

Alessandra Branca

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Nick Olsen

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…

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

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Country Living

Country Living

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Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus

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Nick Olsen

Nick Olsen

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Lisa Sherry via Lonny

Lisa Sherry via Lonny

Ruthie Sommers via Lonny

Ruthie Sommers via Lonny

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Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

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

summerfield - Ikea Stockholm rug

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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

Amanda Nisbet

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Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble

Tony Duquette

Tony Duquette

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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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Antique Mirror Again

I think I’ve already done a post about my love for antique mirror.  But I found some more pretty pictures to share with you.  Also, I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of this Foxed mirror cocktail table to arrive from West Elm:

West Elm foxed mirror coffee table

West Elm foxed mirror coffee table2

They told me that it would arrive at the end of February.  And then I got an email from West Elm saying the backorder was pushed back until the end of April.  I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever get it :(  I have not had a coffee table in my apartment.  Ever. I’ve only lived in it for 8.5 months).  I have been focusing on trying to be smart and waiting for the right piece.  And I thought I found it.  So please, West Elm, send me my table!

Needless to say it is no longer available even for backorder (what a shame!).  I placed the order in February when it was on sale.  However, the Foxed mirror side table is still available and just as pretty!

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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Lyford Cay Club

Lyford Cay Club

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Christina Murphy

Christina Murphy

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Lonny March/April 2011 design by Christina Murphy

Lonny March/April 2011 design by Christina Murphy

Louise Brooks via House Beautiful

Louise Brooks via House Beautiful

Mark Sikes' home

Mark Sikes’ home

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antique mirror

awesome very antiqued mirror wall at ABC Kitchen restaurant in New York City.

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ABC Kitchen, NYC

and love these antique mirror square tiles all over the wall as a backsplash

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Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

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Photo of the Day

This sweet vignette of a bathroom makes me happy.   I’m ready for this rain to stop and the sun to come out!

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From Lonny magazine October/November 2009.  Interior design by Kate Simpson.

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Nifty Nailheads

Nailheads are like jewelry for furniture.  They come in all different shapes, sizes, and finishes…

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A few furniture pieces that utilize nailheads…

 

Arteriors‘ Tennyson bench

 

 

The Marcello barstool from Ballard Design is one of Mallory Mathison Inc.‘s favorite barstools.  The upholstered arms make it feel like a comfortable club chair.  And those large nailheads on the side of the arms add the perfect finishing touch. And it’s on sale right now!

 

 

Bungalow 5’s Marco side table would look great in the right setting.  Like a kid’s room or playroom.  Also available in black.

 

 

If you reallyyy love nailheads, you’ll probably like Bernhardt’s Cabrillo Nailhead Chest… A little too funky for me though.

 

 

I would like Noir’s Bacalle ottoman a lot more if it wasn’t so dark.

 

  

Nailheads should be essential on a simple, solid headboard.  Wisteria doubled the bling with two rows of nailheads on their Queen Anne headboard.

 

And now for some pinterest pictures that display good use of nailheads…

 

Carolina Herrera Baez’s Madrid home as seen in Elle Decor (via Splendid Willow)

 

 

via Desire to Inspire

 

Phillip Jeffries wallpaper 

 

I absolutely love the Greek Key design of the nailheads on this banquette in Traditional Home.

 

Victoria de la Camar via Lonny April 2012

 

[Nathan Schroder] LOVE the upholstered drawer fronts outlined with nailheads on these nightstands.  Although I’m a little distracted by that fabulous green lamp!

 

 

 Phillip Jeffries grasscloth via Tilton Fenwick

 

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Notice the alternating large and small nailheads on this leather stool.  And they are spaced out.  The possibilities are endless.  Gina Berschneider red leather ottoman via One Kings Lane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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