Enchanted guest #11 say hi to Sherry from Design Indulgence!

Hi there, well I am happy to present yet another fabulous guest post from my friend, Sherry of Design Indulgence. Now a little “411” on Sherry……she is an Atlanta based uber talented designer who has been designing for 20 years. She has fabulous taste and a really well trained eye, and her humor is always a welcome treat as she shares with us, her admirers, her day to day decorating and design tales. Did I mention she was rip roaring funny? Yep, my kind of gal.

?I love visiting her blog and she is more than generous about sharing her sources as well as hosting many frequent giveaways! I enjoy her take on her day to day routines because she infuses her charming humor into each and every post and it makes it so much fun to read. ?I could not start this post without allowing you a little peek into Sherry’s talents. So take a look at what this talented lady has done, and then I present to you her wonderful and highly entertaining post about one of my personal favorites..you nailed it Sherry!

And here is some of Sherry’s work…as my 16 year old would say she’s got “mad skills” LOL….

And now Sherry’s post………..

Lord I have been sitting at my computer so long my butt is numb. ?When Tina asked me a few weeks ago to do a guest post I thought….sure no problem. ?But dang I started to think about my flimsy little post with about 5-6 pictures and Tina’s with 1,346 pictures and I started to FREAK OUT!!!!

Yesterday I started thinking. ?Really thinking…….What the heck am I going to do. ?What is my subject…..banging my head against the wall…thump….thump…..thump…..
Then I said “I am not going to worry about this today, after all I still have to tomorrow”. ?Typical Sherry behavior. ?PROCRASTINATOR. ?Well tomorrow is today and there has been a lot of this….
You get the point.
The only good thing to come out of this is that I am forced to stay home and actually see a whole load of laundry through to the end. ?Wash…..dry….and folded and put away. ?Yeah…..you know I am desperate now 🙂
But alas…..I started thinking about Tina…..she is classy. ?Her house is classy. ?DUH. ?I think I have heard her mention that she likes Phoebe Howard. ?Her designs anyway.
BAM…….!
I got it. ?Some images of Phoebe’s designs from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. ?Photo credit: ?Erica George Dines. ?She is pretty awesome.
Let’s begin.
This is a local home that she did here in Atlanta. ?What do we like about her design style…….
Classic.
Colors are almost always soothing, and with a touch of blue.?
Graphic and monochromatic.
She does not over accessorize. ?Ever. ?Never. ?Ever.
My bedroom is fairly neutral but it does not look like this. ?Where do I go wrong. ?Oh yeah….I would have to get a wheel barrel and lug some crap out it. ?Not today…I am busy.
Slap. ?Me. ?Now. ?So dang purdy.
Is this perfect? ?In 10 years it will still be gorgeous.
Another view of the same room. ?I had to do it people. ?I need images here!
And….what is not to like. ?The chest. ?So pretty and then they cut a hole in it. ?I would have also, but it might hurt ?a little.
I know I would have over accessorized this table. ?Love the millwork on the walls. ?Hey…where is my trim guy. ?Need him here pronto!
I love the shape of this settee. ?Just one small little thing. ?The stain on the floors is not wowing me. ?Just saying……
Some serious perfection. ?Conversational. ?Elegant. ?Blue. ?Baby Grand. ?Check.
You know what I like? ?I think this house flows so nicely. ?The colors, the style….Phoebe is always true to herself and her design style.
She doesn’t flip flop around with shabby chic…retro….modern…..
It is just plain and simple classic design. ?Forever design.
When ever I am looking for great soft neutral paint colors I go to Phoebe’s blog. ?She has all of her favorites listed.
AND……alert******
She has a book coming out in March.
March 1st. ?If you pre-order they are offering 20% off AND…….a pocket size paint chart of all of her favorite paint colors……Hello……you hear that?????
Tina….I hope I get a good grade from your followers. ?Big shoes to fill…..but actually I wear a size 9 1/2 [which feels like I might as well wear the box sometimes] so I know my feet are bigger than yours…..and half the population. ?When I graduated from high school I wore a size 8. ?What is up with that. ?My boobs did not get any bigger.
OK…don’t know how I got off on shoe size 🙂
Let me just say thanks to Tina for trusting me to takeover her blog for a day. ?Good luck on the move. ?I would help but [phew] I am way too far away.
Sherika
Isnt’ she awesome? Sherry I mean. Well, Phoebe too but of course! Now you see why I like her….to tell her yourself how much you enjoyed this post click here to visit her fabulous blog, Design Indulgence. Loved your crinkled paper picture Sherry…very powerful:) If you are interested in checking out her very impressive portfolio of work, click here. Thanks to Sherry or is it Sherika and to all of you for stopping in! Have an enchanting day!

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Enchanted guest #11 say hi to Sherry from Design Indulgence!

Hi there, well I am happy to present yet another fabulous guest post from my friend, Sherry of Design Indulgence. Now a little “411” on Sherry……she is an Atlanta based uber talented designer who has been designing for 20 years. She has fabulous taste and a really well trained eye, and her humor is always a welcome treat as she shares with us, her admirers, her day to day decorating and design tales. Did I mention she was rip roaring funny? Yep, my kind of gal.

 I love visiting her blog and she is more than generous about sharing her sources as well as hosting many frequent giveaways! I enjoy her take on her day to day routines because she infuses her charming humor into each and every post and it makes it so much fun to read.  I could not start this post without allowing you a little peek into Sherry’s talents. So take a look at what this talented lady has done, and then I present to you her wonderful and highly entertaining post about one of my personal favorites..you nailed it Sherry!

And here is some of Sherry’s work…as my 16 year old would say she’s got “mad skills” LOL….

And now Sherry’s post………..

Lord I have been sitting at my computer so long my butt is numb.  When Tina asked me a few weeks ago to do a guest post I thought….sure no problem.  But dang I started to think about my flimsy little post with about 5-6 pictures and Tina’s with 1,346 pictures and I started to FREAK OUT!!!!

Yesterday I started thinking.  Really thinking…….What the heck am I going to do.  What is my subject…..banging my head against the wall…thump….thump…..thump…..
Then I said “I am not going to worry about this today, after all I still have to tomorrow”.  Typical Sherry behavior.  PROCRASTINATOR.  Well tomorrow is today and there has been a lot of this….
You get the point.
The only good thing to come out of this is that I am forced to stay home and actually see a whole load of laundry through to the end.  Wash…..dry….and folded and put away.  Yeah…..you know I am desperate now 🙂
But alas…..I started thinking about Tina…..she is classy.  Her house is classy.  DUH.  I think I have heard her mention that she likes Phoebe Howard.  Her designs anyway.
BAM…….!
I got it.  Some images of Phoebe’s designs from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.  Photo credit:  Erica George Dines.  She is pretty awesome.
Let’s begin.
This is a local home that she did here in Atlanta.  What do we like about her design style…….
Classic.
Colors are almost always soothing, and with a touch of blue. 
Graphic and monochromatic.
She does not over accessorize.  Ever.  Never.  Ever.
My bedroom is fairly neutral but it does not look like this.  Where do I go wrong.  Oh yeah….I would have to get a wheel barrel and lug some crap out it.  Not today…I am busy.
Slap.  Me.  Now.  So dang purdy.
Is this perfect?  In 10 years it will still be gorgeous.
Another view of the same room.  I had to do it people.  I need images here!
And….what is not to like.  The chest.  So pretty and then they cut a hole in it.  I would have also, but it might hurt  a little.
I know I would have over accessorized this table.  Love the millwork on the walls.  Hey…where is my trim guy.  Need him here pronto!
I love the shape of this settee.  Just one small little thing.  The stain on the floors is not wowing me.  Just saying……
Some serious perfection.  Conversational.  Elegant.  Blue.  Baby Grand.  Check.
You know what I like?  I think this house flows so nicely.  The colors, the style….Phoebe is always true to herself and her design style.
She doesn’t flip flop around with shabby chic…retro….modern…..
It is just plain and simple classic design.  Forever design.
When ever I am looking for great soft neutral paint colors I go to Phoebe’s blog.  She has all of her favorites listed.
AND……alert******
She has a book coming out in March.
March 1st.  If you pre-order they are offering 20% off AND…….a pocket size paint chart of all of her favorite paint colors……Hello……you hear that?????
Tina….I hope I get a good grade from your followers.  Big shoes to fill…..but actually I wear a size 9 1/2 [which feels like I might as well wear the box sometimes] so I know my feet are bigger than yours…..and half the population.  When I graduated from high school I wore a size 8.  What is up with that.  My boobs did not get any bigger.
OK…don’t know how I got off on shoe size 🙂
Let me just say thanks to Tina for trusting me to takeover her blog for a day.  Good luck on the move.  I would help but [phew] I am way too far away.
Sherika
Isnt’ she awesome? Sherry I mean. Well, Phoebe too but of course! Now you see why I like her….to tell her yourself how much you enjoyed this post click here to visit her fabulous blog, Design Indulgence. Loved your crinkled paper picture Sherry…very powerful:) If you are interested in checking out her very impressive portfolio of work, click here. Thanks to Sherry or is it Sherika and to all of you for stopping in! Have an enchanting day!

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Behind the blogger….meet Sherry from Design Indulgence

Good morning. It’s Monday and time to meet another fabulously talented blogging friend in my “Behind the blogger series”. Please say hello to lovely and uber talented

Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence

I love going to Sherry’s blog for many reasons, one of which is she has a keen eye and a wonderful take on interior design, Sherry has been a successful interior designer for 20 years on top of being a fitness instructor ( I know so not fair that shes talented AND super fit) and its always so informative and interesting to get her take on things. I love how she engages her readers by including us in her design planning, showing us color schemes and inspiration boards she is considering. It is great fun to see a talented mind at work!

One fun tidbit of information, before Sherry started interior design some twenty years ago, she was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines! A woman of many talents….also love?when she posts?on one of her frequent and generous giveaways, or takes us along for a tour of a newly discovered home furnishings or antiques store, there is always something fabulous to see over at?Design Indulgence. If?you don’t know of Design Indulgence, you are in for a real treat. And for those of you who already count Sherry as a friend, here is a chance to get to know her a lot better. Her zest for life and humor shine through loud and clear…. Please do stop by and say hello. Sherry, it was a pleasure to feature you today, and I am loving you even more now that I feel like I know you a wee bit better. ?And thank you all for stopping by. Sherry….take it away!!

? ? ? ?Thanks Sherry for participating and click on header to visit Design Indulgence.

? So..how did you end up blogging? Almost like I do everything in life….just fooling around one day and thought…”I think I will start a blog”….I had absolutely no flipping idea what I was doing 🙂 ?Really I still don’t.

?A few things I love about Fall.…well duh…the weather! ?Fall clothes….the new TV season…yes I love TV…sue me! ?It just seems like after the hot summers that we have here in Atlanta…fall is a relief with it’s cooler temperatures. ?

?You get to spend a month at the perfect beach house, will it be Malibu or Nantucket? I think I am going to have to go with Malibu….Just the weather, and maybe “star sightings”…driving up and down the Calif coast.

Two weeks first class, is it Paris or London? Paris baby….bread, butter, and wine. ?Let’s face it Paris has better food. ?Even a bad restaurant in Paris will have better food than I am used to!

? If I were 18 again…. I would sit myself down and say…lighten up girl, these are truly great years! ?Your skinny, you have no wrinkles, you hair is thick, life is one big party! ?Have fu

What would be on your plate for you dream dinner and dessert?? Dream dinner…OK if there were no such thing as calories, then I would have to say spaghetti…with meatballs. ?I LOVE Italian! ?Bread with butter. ?Desert would be hot peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on it.

Tell us as little or as much as you want to about your family. ?I am the oldest of 4 [2 sisters and a baby brother, we are all 2 years apart] ?Born in San Antonio, Texas. ?I am married to a commercial airline pilot and I have 2 step children [35 & 37] who I adore. ?I am the owner of 2 rescued Old English Sheepdogs. ?And they are a handful!?

Worst habit? Best trait? ?My worst habit would be that I am a big procrastinator…seriously sometimes I just can not get started on a project. ?I would have to say my best trait is my humor. ?I love to laugh and I can definitely make fun of ?myself.

Favorite design trend? ?Well…I am loving gallery walls. ?I know they have been around forever, but it seems like there was a time when everything was hung in such order. ?They can make a room so interesting and I love the fact that you can hang a poster next to an expensive oil. ? Can I have 2???? ?I am also loving that a room does not have to be so matchy…….mixing fabrics and styles.

?One ?golden rule for decorating that you would pass on. My golden rule…edit…edit…edit. ?Take everything out of the room…really. ?Start from scratch….In this order, furniture, rugs, lamps, pillows, and then pictures and accessories. ?Make sure you have some plastic bins around cause I am sure you will not put it all back in!

?Designer Icon?…well I really like different designers for different reasons. ?Modern/Mid century mix would have to be Angie Hranowsky. ?Dreamy light colors, mostly traditional would have to be Mrs. Howard and Suzanne Kasler. ?I am loving Amy D Morris’s work ?right now. ?So clean.

You get to have lunch with any two people in the entire world. Could be from Hollywood, a famous author, ?a playwright, a rock star,cooking guru, religious leader, anyone…who are the lucky two? ?Well…gotta say Oprah and Jon Bon Jovi. ?I know…. sounds shallow. ?I could say Gandhi or some other outstanding person, but I think Oprah is funny and Jon is cute. ?There you have it.

My perfect day would start with….. coffee first and foremost! ?A workout…and then maybe a visit to the spa for a massage. ?.After that I love to walk around flea market and junk shops. ?It is mindless entertainment for me. ?The a wonderful dinner someplace yummy!

If we could only live in one season year round, which would you choose and why? ? I am thinking spring. ?I like fall, but I am partial to spring blooms how green everything is.

Describe your favorite outfit. My fav outfit is jeans and white shirts. ?No thinking. ?For casual it is white t shirts, silver hoop earrings, black belt and black ballet flats. ?I do change it to black stretch pants and boots in the winter 🙂

Tell me about a dream vacation for you and your family. A dream vacation….We have rented a 60 ft catamaran in the BVI ?12 times so far. ?A cook and a captain…with 3 other couples. ?It is the MOST relaxing vacation ever. ?No phones, no TV and no internet. ?Eating under the stars every night. ?No makeup….just bathing suit, shorts and flip flops!

Favorite book or movie that you could read or watch over and over? ?One of my all time favorite movies is Splendor in the Grass. ?I LOVED Natalie Wood so much. ?I have seen it a million times. ?Also for a ?comedy ?Ace Ventura Pet Detective was hilarious to me. ?I can still laugh just as much when I watch it as the first time.?

3 qualities that I think fairly describe me are……Yikes….3 qualities that describe me…..I assume we are talking good qualities! ?I have great empathy for people, humility, hard worker.

Comedy or dramas? Comedy all the way!!!!! ?Nothing is better than laughter.

A book that I have read in the last few years that I really really loved. I read a book a couple of years ago called The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. ?I LOVED it and hope she will write another one. ?I have also read For Whom The Bell Tolls a couple times…I keep picking more than one thing don’t I?????

In my next life I will……My next life I could be a writer. ?You can make your own hours….not a lot of stuff to haul around, you can do it anywhere!

One thing I absolutely cannot live without is…..I can not live without my humor. ?It keeps me from being too serious and I love when I can make people laugh. ?But…can’t live without my husband either 🙂

If I have learned one thing in life it is……The best thing to learn is patience. ?Don’t be in a hurry….everything happens in time……Oh yeah…take care of you teeth…seriously!


? ? ? ? ? ? ?And now a recap of a few of the things Sherry loves……….




See what I mean? Doesn’t she sound amazing! I love what she said about why she would want to go to Paris (yes its all about those sinfully good delights) her dream vacations sounds like just that, a total dream! And of course?her thoughts on laughter, what she would want to do in her next life and whats shes learned along the way….Amen to that Sherry!! Click here to visit Design Indulgence and be sure to poke around, yes, you will get caught up in the beauty and magic of her blog, but it will be oh so worth every minute spent there! And thank you all for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Behind the blogger….meet Sherry from Design Indulgence

Good morning. It’s Monday and time to meet another fabulously talented blogging friend in my “Behind the blogger series”. Please say hello to lovely and uber talented

Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence

I love going to Sherry’s blog for many reasons, one of which is she has a keen eye and a wonderful take on interior design, Sherry has been a successful interior designer for 20 years on top of being a fitness instructor ( I know so not fair that shes talented AND super fit) and its always so informative and interesting to get her take on things. I love how she engages her readers by including us in her design planning, showing us color schemes and inspiration boards she is considering. It is great fun to see a talented mind at work!

One fun tidbit of information, before Sherry started interior design some twenty years ago, she was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines! A woman of many talents….also love when she posts on one of her frequent and generous giveaways, or takes us along for a tour of a newly discovered home furnishings or antiques store, there is always something fabulous to see over at Design Indulgence. If you don’t know of Design Indulgence, you are in for a real treat. And for those of you who already count Sherry as a friend, here is a chance to get to know her a lot better. Her zest for life and humor shine through loud and clear…. Please do stop by and say hello. Sherry, it was a pleasure to feature you today, and I am loving you even more now that I feel like I know you a wee bit better.  And thank you all for stopping by. Sherry….take it away!!

       Thanks Sherry for participating and click on header to visit Design Indulgence.

  So..how did you end up blogging? Almost like I do everything in life….just fooling around one day and thought…”I think I will start a blog”….I had absolutely no flipping idea what I was doing 🙂  Really I still don’t.

 A few things I love about Fall.…well duh…the weather!  Fall clothes….the new TV season…yes I love TV…sue me!  It just seems like after the hot summers that we have here in Atlanta…fall is a relief with it’s cooler temperatures.  

 You get to spend a month at the perfect beach house, will it be Malibu or Nantucket? I think I am going to have to go with Malibu….Just the weather, and maybe “star sightings”…driving up and down the Calif coast.

Two weeks first class, is it Paris or London? Paris baby….bread, butter, and wine.  Let’s face it Paris has better food.  Even a bad restaurant in Paris will have better food than I am used to!

  If I were 18 again…. I would sit myself down and say…lighten up girl, these are truly great years!  Your skinny, you have no wrinkles, you hair is thick, life is one big party!  Have fu

What would be on your plate for you dream dinner and dessert?  Dream dinner…OK if there were no such thing as calories, then I would have to say spaghetti…with meatballs.  I LOVE Italian!  Bread with butter.  Desert would be hot peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on it.

Tell us as little or as much as you want to about your family.  I am the oldest of 4 [2 sisters and a baby brother, we are all 2 years apart]  Born in San Antonio, Texas.  I am married to a commercial airline pilot and I have 2 step children [35 & 37] who I adore.  I am the owner of 2 rescued Old English Sheepdogs.  And they are a handful! 

Worst habit? Best trait?  My worst habit would be that I am a big procrastinator…seriously sometimes I just can not get started on a project.  I would have to say my best trait is my humor.  I love to laugh and I can definitely make fun of  myself.

Favorite design trend?  Well…I am loving gallery walls.  I know they have been around forever, but it seems like there was a time when everything was hung in such order.  They can make a room so interesting and I love the fact that you can hang a poster next to an expensive oil.   Can I have 2????  I am also loving that a room does not have to be so matchy…….mixing fabrics and styles.

 One  golden rule for decorating that you would pass on. My golden rule…edit…edit…edit.  Take everything out of the room…really.  Start from scratch….In this order, furniture, rugs, lamps, pillows, and then pictures and accessories.  Make sure you have some plastic bins around cause I am sure you will not put it all back in!

 Designer Icon?…well I really like different designers for different reasons.  Modern/Mid century mix would have to be Angie Hranowsky.  Dreamy light colors, mostly traditional would have to be Mrs. Howard and Suzanne Kasler.  I am loving Amy D Morris’s work  right now.  So clean.

You get to have lunch with any two people in the entire world. Could be from Hollywood, a famous author,  a playwright, a rock star,cooking guru, religious leader, anyone…who are the lucky two?  Well…gotta say Oprah and Jon Bon Jovi.  I know…. sounds shallow.  I could say Gandhi or some other outstanding person, but I think Oprah is funny and Jon is cute.  There you have it.

My perfect day would start with….. coffee first and foremost!  A workout…and then maybe a visit to the spa for a massage.  .After that I love to walk around flea market and junk shops.  It is mindless entertainment for me.  The a wonderful dinner someplace yummy!

If we could only live in one season year round, which would you choose and why?   I am thinking spring.  I like fall, but I am partial to spring blooms how green everything is.

Describe your favorite outfit. My fav outfit is jeans and white shirts.  No thinking.  For casual it is white t shirts, silver hoop earrings, black belt and black ballet flats.  I do change it to black stretch pants and boots in the winter 🙂

Tell me about a dream vacation for you and your family. A dream vacation….We have rented a 60 ft catamaran in the BVI  12 times so far.  A cook and a captain…with 3 other couples.  It is the MOST relaxing vacation ever.  No phones, no TV and no internet.  Eating under the stars every night.  No makeup….just bathing suit, shorts and flip flops!

Favorite book or movie that you could read or watch over and over?  One of my all time favorite movies is Splendor in the Grass.  I LOVED Natalie Wood so much.  I have seen it a million times.  Also for a  comedy  Ace Ventura Pet Detective was hilarious to me.  I can still laugh just as much when I watch it as the first time. 

3 qualities that I think fairly describe me are……Yikes….3 qualities that describe me…..I assume we are talking good qualities!  I have great empathy for people, humility, hard worker.

Comedy or dramas? Comedy all the way!!!!!  Nothing is better than laughter.

A book that I have read in the last few years that I really really loved. I read a book a couple of years ago called The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan.  I LOVED it and hope she will write another one.  I have also read For Whom The Bell Tolls a couple times…I keep picking more than one thing don’t I?????

In my next life I will……My next life I could be a writer.  You can make your own hours….not a lot of stuff to haul around, you can do it anywhere!

One thing I absolutely cannot live without is…..I can not live without my humor.  It keeps me from being too serious and I love when I can make people laugh.  But…can’t live without my husband either 🙂

If I have learned one thing in life it is……The best thing to learn is patience.  Don’t be in a hurry….everything happens in time……Oh yeah…take care of you teeth…seriously!


             And now a recap of a few of the things Sherry loves……….



See what I mean? Doesn’t she sound amazing! I love what she said about why she would want to go to Paris (yes its all about those sinfully good delights) her dream vacations sounds like just that, a total dream! And of course her thoughts on laughter, what she would want to do in her next life and whats shes learned along the way….Amen to that Sherry!! Click here to visit Design Indulgence and be sure to poke around, yes, you will get caught up in the beauty and magic of her blog, but it will be oh so worth every minute spent there! And thank you all for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day.
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