Lime Washed Look

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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?

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India Hicks' Bahamas home

India Hicks’ Bahamas home

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Miles Redd

Italian Country Living

Italian Country Living

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Tammy Conner

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Tom Scheerer

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Tom Scheerer

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

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Suzanne Tucker

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

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Perfectly Pecky

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I’m having a major fetish with pecky cypress ceilings right now… I’ve always loved architectural details/accents that involve raw wood or beams, but the pecky cypress has to be one of my faves.  Maybe one day we will have a client who feels the same way.  Until then I will keep on admiring these pictures that capture the rustic beauty.  A recent Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles issue included an article on the gorgeous home of Mary Prillaman of Holland & Company.  Susan Ferrier (of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier) helped design her home, which is shown in these first three pictures.

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Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

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design by Beth Burgess, architecture by Chip Murrah

design by Beth Burgess, architecture by Chip Murrah

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Cabin Weekend and Fireplaces

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This weekend I hosted a lot of friends at my parents cabin on Monteagle Mountain.  It was the prefect weather for a cabin weekend:  freezing cold.  So about 18 of my friends and several dogs spent a lot of time in front of a bonfire outside or in front of the fireplace inside.  I don’t know how to build a fire but if I ever do have a working fireplace you can bet that it will be a REAL one. And I will learn how to build a fire in it…

After being freezing last weekend, I’m going to Birmingham for a wedding this weekend where it is expected to reach 72 degrees.  In January.  Crazy.

[sorry for the blurry pictures!  And thank you to Michelle and Jennifer for letting me steal your pictures :)]

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Benjamin Dhong via House Beautiful

Benjamin Dhong via House Beautiful

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Jeffrey Bilhuber via Elle Decor

Jeffrey Bilhuber via Elle Decor

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[Thanks for the cabin weekend pictures, Jenn and Michelle!]

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Tortoise Shell

I absolutely love a tortoise shell finish… on just about anything! Sunglasses, picture frames, furniture, you name it. It’s so classic. It will never go out of style or get old. The first thing I think of when I think of a tortoise shell finish is probably these:

Ray-Ban’s Wayfarar in Tortoise… BUT a tortoise shell finish looks fabulous on just about anything. Especially furniture and home accessories.

That table! Interior design by Miles Redd.

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How gorgeous is this tortoise shell mirror? I wish I knew where it was from :(

If only I could afford Jimmy Choo’s Tortoise wedges (available at Nordstrom)… sigh.

Would love to have one of these gorgeous decorative boxes from Karen Robertson for my coffee table… whenever I get a coffee table ;)

Karen Robertson has other beautiful tortoise shell objects too!

And then she also has actual turtle shells! I’d love to hang a grouping on a wall somewhere in my apartment.

There’s even a green one!!! I’d love to hang this guy on the wall.

I might settle for this tortoise shell iphone case from JCrew until I can afford the real thing.

Tortoise-looking Gavin Headboard from Made Goods

Max & Chloe necklace

Chelsea House tortoise picture frame

I’m obsessed with most furniture from Oly Studio, but I’m especially obsessed with their dark shell finish… Like on the Jeremy side table.

Wren Cocktail Table

Thank You cards from Furbish

Tory Burch is also a big fan of tortoise shell. There are all kinds of tortoise shell jewelry, handbags, belts, on the website. [shown: Octagon Resin Necklace]

Printed Faille handbag with tortoise accents

Jackie O would love these Warby Parker sunglasses.

I even found tortoise shell napkins on Pinterest! Available from Horchow.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Vintage side table from One Kings Lane.

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Firewood

All this cold weather thanks for hurricane Sandy has got me wishing I had a working fireplace in my apartment.  Instead I have a fake fireplace with a mantle :)  Whenever I go home to my parents house in the winter, my dad builds a fire nearly every single night.  It’s so cozy.  I’ve also been noticing firewood used as an accessory in interior design pictures on pinterest and in magazines lately.  It sure does make a room look a little more cozy.  Maybe I should just put a pile of firewood in my fake fireplace? :)

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