Designer spotlight: Cathy Kincaid…and we have a winner!!

Before I start anything, I just want to say my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan, it is still surreal that this has happened and I am fearful that we do not yet know the true extent of damage and loss. May God protect them and guide them in the difficult days ahead during the?recovery process.



Good morning! My apologies for the drawing not happening yesterday…I was away for a couple of days, it was a bit of a crazy and unexpectedly long day, and didn’t get back until late last night. Incidentally I still tried to arrange the drawing via random.org but there was some kind of technical glitch which was making me nuts, after almost an hour of trying (1am)….it still was not working. I was exhausted at this point and decided to start fresh again this morning. It must have needed its rest too because it worked and I am thrilled to announce we have a winner!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO?



VALARIE OF GLITTERY DAYS AND NIGHTS




YOU HAVE WON THE LAMPS…..Thank you Swank lighting!

(I have left you a message but please get in touch with me by Monday night)



Moving on…… to a Designer spotlight post, another designer whose work is awe inspiring to me is Dallas based Cathy Kincaid, someone whose work I have long admired but only in the past couple of years, did I put the face to the name of the creator of so many rooms whose pages I have stored in my “inspiration folder”. Her rooms make my heart go pitter patter for all their old world splendor. ?Cathy Kincaid whose office is in Texas has a ?talent that matches the size of the state! She, along with her design team designs timeless, inviting, formal but cozy gorgeous rooms that look like they have been there a long time. Her use of colors and accessorizing is brilliant as is evidenced by these stunning rooms. Below is a collection of interiors that she has done…..I would classify her style as old world traditional which is very much my own personal taste. Can you possibly pick a favorite? I can’t choose just one, I seriously am in love with each and every one!?

Beautiful and elegant twin beds in all their canopied glory!
Her amazing ability to mix fabrics and colors is evident in this fabulous living room….
Love how she used the printed wallpaper with the bed fabric so magnificently!


This beautiful foyer is an example of her ability to create new interiors that look old….

Love the color of this room and how interesting that she made the walls glossy!
Dreamy French inspired bedroom……so opulent!
Elegant kitchen is fresh but old world feeling
Stunning chinoiserie in a gray blue keeps the color going throughout the entire room…beautiful!
Fabulous creamy toned master bath with pale gold accents….fabulous!
Gorgeous green kitchen accented with lots of dark wood
One of my all time favorites, have had this picture in my “inspiration folder” for a long time….gorgeous elegant timeless dining?room from Dallas showhouse
Pretty bedroom in soft tones is fabulous!
Beautiful regal looking bedroom….
This room is so elegant but inviting…love all the added blue and white accessories
Beautiful outdoor covered porch in vibrant colors?
Pretty twin beds get the crowning touch!
That stunning pale green dining room again….
Beautiful rich colored seating area in this living room is framed by beautiful ?french doors
Beautiful elegant country guest bedroom
Master suite of the Dallas showhouse
This room likes look its been there forever, so pretty
Sumptious master bedroom
Another view of the dreamy dining room…love these chairs!
Beautiful stone mantle makes this cozy arrangement so elegant
The bright yellow walls look beautiful with the accents of always elegant blue and white
Stunning setting….love the wallpaper
This dining room though new, looks like its been there forever..one of her trademarks
Love the glazed walls, such a stunning space
Love screens, this setting is so elegant
This room is spectacular, love the warm soothing colors, makes it the kind of room you just want to stay in….
Love this hallway, looks and feels old world and elegant
Gorgeous french dining room
Beautiful layering of accessories here….
Stunning outside porch gets some colorful accents, I think with a space this pretty, anything would look beautiful!

So what do you think? Do you have a favorite room? Hope you have an enchanting Saturday!



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Designer spotlight: Cathy Kincaid…and we have a winner!!

Before I start anything, I just want to say my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan, it is still surreal that this has happened and I am fearful that we do not yet know the true extent of damage and loss. May God protect them and guide them in the difficult days ahead during the recovery process.

Good morning! My apologies for the drawing not happening yesterday…I was away for a couple of days, it was a bit of a crazy and unexpectedly long day, and didn’t get back until late last night. Incidentally I still tried to arrange the drawing via random.org but there was some kind of technical glitch which was making me nuts, after almost an hour of trying (1am)….it still was not working. I was exhausted at this point and decided to start fresh again this morning. It must have needed its rest too because it worked and I am thrilled to announce we have a winner!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO 

VALARIE OF GLITTERY DAYS AND NIGHTS

YOU HAVE WON THE LAMPS…..Thank you Swank lighting!
(I have left you a message but please get in touch with me by Monday night)

Moving on…… to a Designer spotlight post, another designer whose work is awe inspiring to me is Dallas based Cathy Kincaid, someone whose work I have long admired but only in the past couple of years, did I put the face to the name of the creator of so many rooms whose pages I have stored in my “inspiration folder”. Her rooms make my heart go pitter patter for all their old world splendor.  Cathy Kincaid whose office is in Texas has a  talent that matches the size of the state! She, along with her design team designs timeless, inviting, formal but cozy gorgeous rooms that look like they have been there a long time. Her use of colors and accessorizing is brilliant as is evidenced by these stunning rooms. Below is a collection of interiors that she has done…..I would classify her style as old world traditional which is very much my own personal taste. Can you possibly pick a favorite? I can’t choose just one, I seriously am in love with each and every one! 

Beautiful and elegant twin beds in all their canopied glory!
Her amazing ability to mix fabrics and colors is evident in this fabulous living room….
Love how she used the printed wallpaper with the bed fabric so magnificently!

This beautiful foyer is an example of her ability to create new interiors that look old….

Love the color of this room and how interesting that she made the walls glossy!
Dreamy French inspired bedroom……so opulent!
Elegant kitchen is fresh but old world feeling
Stunning chinoiserie in a gray blue keeps the color going throughout the entire room…beautiful!
Fabulous creamy toned master bath with pale gold accents….fabulous!
Gorgeous green kitchen accented with lots of dark wood
One of my all time favorites, have had this picture in my “inspiration folder” for a long time….gorgeous elegant timeless dining room from Dallas showhouse
Pretty bedroom in soft tones is fabulous!
Beautiful regal looking bedroom….
This room is so elegant but inviting…love all the added blue and white accessories
Beautiful outdoor covered porch in vibrant colors 
Pretty twin beds get the crowning touch!
That stunning pale green dining room again….
Beautiful rich colored seating area in this living room is framed by beautiful  french doors
Beautiful elegant country guest bedroom
Master suite of the Dallas showhouse
This room likes look its been there forever, so pretty
Sumptious master bedroom
Another view of the dreamy dining room…love these chairs!
Beautiful stone mantle makes this cozy arrangement so elegant
The bright yellow walls look beautiful with the accents of always elegant blue and white
Stunning setting….love the wallpaper
This dining room though new, looks like its been there forever..one of her trademarks
Love the glazed walls, such a stunning space
Love screens, this setting is so elegant
This room is spectacular, love the warm soothing colors, makes it the kind of room you just want to stay in….
Love this hallway, looks and feels old world and elegant
Gorgeous french dining room
Beautiful layering of accessories here….
Stunning outside porch gets some colorful accents, I think with a space this pretty, anything would look beautiful!

So what do you think? Do you have a favorite room? Hope you have an enchanting Saturday!


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Designer Spotlight: William Eubanks….I may have a new favorite!

Good morning……feeling about 20% better, still have a ways to go, so inside I stay for yet another day. Thanks so very much for all your kind wishes and advice on quick remedies…am trying it all! On the bright side, I get so excited when I discover a new designer whose work really appeals to me. William Eubanks is capable of decorating in several styles but its clear that opulent and luxurious interiors is where he really shines, and on a grand scale. ?I also like different designers for different things. Some I would love for a beach house,for their clean, fresh and crisp style. Some for a city apt where they inject a clean, sleek and uncluttered decor. Yet another if (and hopefully when) I get that rustic farmhouse on a fabulous piece of farmland that I have always dreamt about,I would look for someone who has a fierce command of the rugged, rustic yet toned down elegant style.



?And then there would be yet another designer, for my dream house….. and that is where William Eubanks comes into the room. Leave behind average, vanilla and normal……in walks decadence, luxury,opulence and fabulousness at its best. William Eubanks?operates offices out of New York, Palm Beach and Tennessee. Even if this is not your personal style, it is clear to see how very talented this designer is….do you have a favorite room? I love how there is so much to see in every room, every room is lush and full of interesting objects of art, blue and white oriental pottery, lots of paintings, rich tapestries, antique rugs, rich mill work….the details go on and on. For me, its hard to choose just one!

I love how he uses the blue and white in almost every room he decorates. Be sure to look at the bottom of my post at the giveaway taking place, Friday, Feb.18th!



This play on colors is so crisp and rich….that sofa looks so deliciously plump!
Elegant monochromatic pied a terre high in the sky

Love the play of blue and white in the taupe room
How great is the pop of turquoise on this marquetry chest?
Ooooh, love this!

He seems to use a lot of tapestries…very decadent
Another cozy and elegant room……

Gorgeous dining room, love the antique heriz rug and the black dining chairs

Super luxurious looking library in rich colors accented with lots of blue and white

Love this setting……the screen adds a dramatic touch
Stunning view of a magnificent dining room

Stunning dining room in the same house as above..love the oriental mural

Gorgeous formal hallway in polished black marble with creamy mill work..very luxe!

Beautiful soft and elegant feel to this room

Love the soft, dreamy serene colors of this master bedroom

Fit for a princess and gilded in gold

An ad of his and one way in which I “discovered” him..great ad that caught my eye

Beautiful breakfast room in high French style, love the mantle and the old tapestry above it

Beautiful drawing room splendid in red and gold….

Gorgeous seating area, never been a fan of brown walls but look how well it works here!

Love this gallery/hallway in classic beige stone with black dots..so elegant

Love how he mixes the use of so many different fabrics so effectively

Another posh setting with another gorgeous tapestry

Love the colors used here, and how great does the leopard on the chairs look against the green silk drapes and gold walls?

Blue and white….a winning combination every time every room

Rich library with a piece of modern art

Gorgeous foyer/hallway…I bet this floor must be from Studium, love the touches here
Now onto the giveaway information-

Safavieh Home Furnishings

has generously donated this brand new fabulous french occasional chair!

(Retails for $395)

Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.

?(The picture is a little blurry, working on getting a clearer one but here is the link to get a great picture and be able to zoom in and get the details…?http://www.safaviehhome.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_44&&noborder=noborder&newPath=44&products_id=2695

Go to www.safaviehhome.com and scoll down for links to their facebook and twitter:

  • Join?Safavieh on facebook and leave a comment on?their?facebook page on what your favorite item is from their site (one entry)
  • Follow Safavieh on Twitter (one entry)
  • Leave me a comment anytime between now and the 17th telling me what your favorite post is since I have been blogging about a month ago…..good luck! (one entry)


I will use random.org to pick the lucky winner….. this wonderful giveaway will take place on?

Safavieh’s warehouse





Hope you enjoyed seeing William Eubanks style…. Have an enchanting day!

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Designer Spotlight: William Eubanks….I may have a new favorite!

Good morning……feeling about 20% better, still have a ways to go, so inside I stay for yet another day. Thanks so very much for all your kind wishes and advice on quick remedies…am trying it all! On the bright side, I get so excited when I discover a new designer whose work really appeals to me. William Eubanks is capable of decorating in several styles but its clear that opulent and luxurious interiors is where he really shines, and on a grand scale.  I also like different designers for different things. Some I would love for a beach house,for their clean, fresh and crisp style. Some for a city apt where they inject a clean, sleek and uncluttered decor. Yet another if (and hopefully when) I get that rustic farmhouse on a fabulous piece of farmland that I have always dreamt about,I would look for someone who has a fierce command of the rugged, rustic yet toned down elegant style.

 And then there would be yet another designer, for my dream house….. and that is where William Eubanks comes into the room. Leave behind average, vanilla and normal……in walks decadence, luxury,opulence and fabulousness at its best. William Eubanks operates offices out of New York, Palm Beach and Tennessee. Even if this is not your personal style, it is clear to see how very talented this designer is….do you have a favorite room? I love how there is so much to see in every room, every room is lush and full of interesting objects of art, blue and white oriental pottery, lots of paintings, rich tapestries, antique rugs, rich mill work….the details go on and on. For me, its hard to choose just one!
I love how he uses the blue and white in almost every room he decorates. Be sure to look at the bottom of my post at the giveaway taking place, Friday, Feb.18th!

This play on colors is so crisp and rich….that sofa looks so deliciously plump!
Elegant monochromatic pied a terre high in the sky

Love the play of blue and white in the taupe room
How great is the pop of turquoise on this marquetry chest?
Ooooh, love this!

He seems to use a lot of tapestries…very decadent
Another cozy and elegant room……

Gorgeous dining room, love the antique heriz rug and the black dining chairs

Super luxurious looking library in rich colors accented with lots of blue and white

Love this setting……the screen adds a dramatic touch
Stunning view of a magnificent dining room

Stunning dining room in the same house as above..love the oriental mural

Gorgeous formal hallway in polished black marble with creamy mill work..very luxe!

Beautiful soft and elegant feel to this room

Love the soft, dreamy serene colors of this master bedroom

Fit for a princess and gilded in gold

An ad of his and one way in which I “discovered” him..great ad that caught my eye

Beautiful breakfast room in high French style, love the mantle and the old tapestry above it

Beautiful drawing room splendid in red and gold….

Gorgeous seating area, never been a fan of brown walls but look how well it works here!

Love this gallery/hallway in classic beige stone with black dots..so elegant

Love how he mixes the use of so many different fabrics so effectively

Another posh setting with another gorgeous tapestry

Love the colors used here, and how great does the leopard on the chairs look against the green silk drapes and gold walls?

Blue and white….a winning combination every time every room

Rich library with a piece of modern art

Gorgeous foyer/hallway…I bet this floor must be from Studium, love the touches here
Now onto the giveaway information-

Safavieh Home Furnishings

has generously donated this brand new fabulous french occasional chair!

(Retails for $395)

Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.

 (The picture is a little blurry, working on getting a clearer one but here is the link to get a great picture and be able to zoom in and get the details… http://www.safaviehhome.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_44&&noborder=noborder&newPath=44&products_id=2695

Go to www.safaviehhome.com and scoll down for links to their facebook and twitter:

  • Join Safavieh on facebook and leave a comment on their facebook page on what your favorite item is from their site (one entry)
  • Follow Safavieh on Twitter (one entry)
  • Leave me a comment anytime between now and the 17th telling me what your favorite post is since I have been blogging about a month ago…..good luck! (one entry)

I will use random.org to pick the lucky winner….. this wonderful giveaway will take place on 
Safavieh’s warehouse


Hope you enjoyed seeing William Eubanks style…. Have an enchanting day!

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