Living rooms to lust after!




A happy Wednesday to you!..?In continuing my posts on rooms that I am loving, today its all about that highly mysterious, rarely used but oh so deserving room, the elusive living room! Yes that one room that we typically spend most of our budget, all of our brainpower and talents and at least as much energy and time on decorating only to use once or twice a year! I am no exception, believe me, ?but hopefully this time around will make a point to use it a bit more than I did in my old house. Admittedly, it was a room I pretty much never went into except to sit down and marvel at how beautiful things looked, and wonder why we never used it! In any case, whether its enjoyed to its fullest or not, the living room is nonetheless a beautiful room and one that generally showcases our personal design and taste. There is no one winning combination, and I have a true appreciation for living rooms of many styles, colors and feels. So today is all about some seriously beautiful living rooms…any secrets to creating a gorgeous living room that you want to share? Do tell! ?For fun I “named” each of these rooms…so “who” is your favorite?

Sophia…..Classic and timeless, the neutrality works beautifully here, Sandra Nunnerly

Meredith…Soft tones accented with a gorgeous blue is quite stunning, Palms Design Group
Carrie..Love the tufted sofa and the calm quiet elegance that abounds, Massusco, Warner Miller
Pamela….McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Claire….Nothing about this fabulous room I don’t love! Arch Digest
Andrea…..This is an architecturally amazing room, Slovack Bass
Beth…..Love this quietly elegant, subdued but stunning living room, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
Chloe….Beautiful transitional space by Jan Showers
Carmella….Yes its very formal, but it still manages to feel inviting and cozy, Michael Siller
Elizabeth…Bear Hill created this wonderfully serene and beautiful living room
Charlotte….Stunning rich textiles add elegance and grandeur to this fabulous living room, accessories are kept to a minimum, House Beautiful
Carolyn….Adore this fabulous monochromatic uber elegant living room, Traditional Home
Ava…..A beautiful cheery yellow chinoiserie gives this living room a lively lift! Janet Simon
Jennifer…..Understated white simplistic beauty, Belclaire House blog
Christina….A classically beautiful living room high in the sky in NY
Monique…This is a great space with the iron windows and soaring glass, all white….it works! Summerour
Margot….Splendor in green, Barry Dixon
Abigail…Love the colors in this living room, and love that secretary on the far wall, BHG
Grace….Luxuriousness and opulence become one, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Phoebe…This is an eclectic mix of colors but it works, Melanie Elston
Olivia….Love the scale of this stunner of a living room by Bunny Williams
Isabella….Love this timeless room by Joseph Minton
Isabelle….Something about those pale taupe walls and taupe upholstery that is just gorgeous! Arch Digest
Ava…..One of my favorite shades of green, Michael Siller
Amelia…..This is one gorgeous living room, Elin Martin
Brooke…..Beautiful soft beiges and blonde woods are stunning, Palm Designs
Emily….Yes, its chock full of “stuff” but its lots of beautiful stuff!! Mario Buatta
Kate….Jan Showers designed this fabulously elegant and tonal living room, love the antiqued mirror
Alexandra…..Then you have the over the top green chinoiserie-d walls of Winfield! Breathtaking….
And a little recap…….
So what do you think? “Who”speaks most to you? Do you have a favorite style living room? Any secrets that you want to share are welcome here!! So hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

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Living rooms to lust after!

A happy Wednesday to you!.. In continuing my posts on rooms that I am loving, today its all about that highly mysterious, rarely used but oh so deserving room, the elusive living room! Yes that one room that we typically spend most of our budget, all of our brainpower and talents and at least as much energy and time on decorating only to use once or twice a year! I am no exception, believe me,  but hopefully this time around will make a point to use it a bit more than I did in my old house. Admittedly, it was a room I pretty much never went into except to sit down and marvel at how beautiful things looked, and wonder why we never used it! In any case, whether its enjoyed to its fullest or not, the living room is nonetheless a beautiful room and one that generally showcases our personal design and taste. There is no one winning combination, and I have a true appreciation for living rooms of many styles, colors and feels. So today is all about some seriously beautiful living rooms…any secrets to creating a gorgeous living room that you want to share? Do tell!  For fun I “named” each of these rooms…so “who” is your favorite?

Sophia…..Classic and timeless, the neutrality works beautifully here, Sandra Nunnerly

Meredith…Soft tones accented with a gorgeous blue is quite stunning, Palms Design Group
Carrie..Love the tufted sofa and the calm quiet elegance that abounds, Massusco, Warner Miller
Pamela….McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Claire….Nothing about this fabulous room I don’t love! Arch Digest
Andrea…..This is an architecturally amazing room, Slovack Bass
Beth…..Love this quietly elegant, subdued but stunning living room, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
Chloe….Beautiful transitional space by Jan Showers
Carmella….Yes its very formal, but it still manages to feel inviting and cozy, Michael Siller
Elizabeth…Bear Hill created this wonderfully serene and beautiful living room
Charlotte….Stunning rich textiles add elegance and grandeur to this fabulous living room, accessories are kept to a minimum, House Beautiful
Carolyn….Adore this fabulous monochromatic uber elegant living room, Traditional Home
Ava…..A beautiful cheery yellow chinoiserie gives this living room a lively lift! Janet Simon
Jennifer…..Understated white simplistic beauty, Belclaire House blog
Christina….A classically beautiful living room high in the sky in NY
Monique…This is a great space with the iron windows and soaring glass, all white….it works! Summerour
Margot….Splendor in green, Barry Dixon
Abigail…Love the colors in this living room, and love that secretary on the far wall, BHG
Grace….Luxuriousness and opulence become one, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Phoebe…This is an eclectic mix of colors but it works, Melanie Elston
Olivia….Love the scale of this stunner of a living room by Bunny Williams
Isabella….Love this timeless room by Joseph Minton
Isabelle….Something about those pale taupe walls and taupe upholstery that is just gorgeous! Arch Digest
Ava…..One of my favorite shades of green, Michael Siller
Amelia…..This is one gorgeous living room, Elin Martin
Brooke…..Beautiful soft beiges and blonde woods are stunning, Palm Designs
Emily….Yes, its chock full of “stuff” but its lots of beautiful stuff!! Mario Buatta
Kate….Jan Showers designed this fabulously elegant and tonal living room, love the antiqued mirror
Alexandra…..Then you have the over the top green chinoiserie-d walls of Winfield! Breathtaking….
And a little recap…….
So what do you think? “Who”speaks most to you? Do you have a favorite style living room? Any secrets that you want to share are welcome here!! So hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

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Bedrooms that blow me away

Good morning hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We did, it was actually pretty relaxing despite having another tournament for my son, but this one was thankfully local. We are winding down with the tournaments and I am not complaining! As we are nearing the final stages of the house, the decisions are coming at us fast and furious and I need all the attention, focus and clear thinking I can muster!?I love bedrooms and now that I am really starting to think about my own in the new house, I have been paying a lot of attention to them, how they are furnished, what kinds of bedding is used, if wallpaper is being used in the bedrooms that I tend to be drawn to, lighting, etc…..its all in the details and how those details all come together! I am drawn to softer colors, love the idea of a bedroom feeling like you have been enveloped in a cocoon of luxuriousness and serenity.?

I tend to favor the soft blues and creams but every now and then I surprise myself by being really attracted to a bedroom that is not in line with what I typically like. So today is a post about some beautiful bedrooms that for one reason or another is just very inspirational. Many different styles pictured here from casually coastal to very formal, but they are all lovely! ?I love seeing extra seating in a bedroom, whether it be a chaise lounge, a bench at the foot of the bed, a pair of love seats or a huge comfy over sized club chair and ottoman. Whats your ideal bedroom? Always love to know!

Love this super elegant and equally beautiful bedroom by Sandra Nunnerly
Love everything about this inviting and gorgeous bedroom, Jean Randazzo
Taylor Hannah designed this opulent and formal bedroom
Always like seeing the creams and the pale grays together, beautiful serene bedroom by Palms Design group
Love the way the soft muted earth tones blend so melodically here, Suzanne Tucker
How about this cream puff of a bedroom? Mary McDonald
Soft tones in a more transitional bedroom, Jan Showers
Love the softness from the white tufted headboard and all white linens, Southern Accents
Fern Santini created this elegant oasis with a glamorous touch
Something fun about this guest room, all the different patterns with a punch of color, Massucco, Warner, Miller
One of my favorite designers, Phoebe Howard created this vision in cream
I am drawn to the super soft colors here, House and Home
Grand island tropical elegance, DLGV
Really liking the dark brown in this room, Traditional Home
Beautiful fabric on the upholstered headboard, Veranda
This would be akin to sleeping on a cloud! House Beautiful
Love the all white here, Bernd Haussman
A subtle punch of pale blue in an otherwise white washed room, quite pretty! Palms Design group
Another sumptuous pale beauty, how gorgeous is this? Belclaire House
The cool grays paired with crisp white are always stunning, Sandra Nunnerly
How about this vision in white against those gorgeous very dark floors? Robert Stern
How luxurious is this cream and white confection? Mary McDonald
And in honor of Mosaic Monday here is a little recap:
Well….get any ideas? Have a favorite here? I love seeing gorgeous inspiration but admittedly it can sidetrack and overwhelm me when you have to narrow it down to ONE thing!! I feel like I am making progress however and I cannot imagine having gone through this process without the Internet, God bless bless those brains that created it some thirty or forty years ago! Hope you have a wonderful day….

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Bedrooms that blow me away

Good morning hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We did, it was actually pretty relaxing despite having another tournament for my son, but this one was thankfully local. We are winding down with the tournaments and I am not complaining! As we are nearing the final stages of the house, the decisions are coming at us fast and furious and I need all the attention, focus and clear thinking I can muster! I love bedrooms and now that I am really starting to think about my own in the new house, I have been paying a lot of attention to them, how they are furnished, what kinds of bedding is used, if wallpaper is being used in the bedrooms that I tend to be drawn to, lighting, etc…..its all in the details and how those details all come together! I am drawn to softer colors, love the idea of a bedroom feeling like you have been enveloped in a cocoon of luxuriousness and serenity. 
I tend to favor the soft blues and creams but every now and then I surprise myself by being really attracted to a bedroom that is not in line with what I typically like. So today is a post about some beautiful bedrooms that for one reason or another is just very inspirational. Many different styles pictured here from casually coastal to very formal, but they are all lovely!  I love seeing extra seating in a bedroom, whether it be a chaise lounge, a bench at the foot of the bed, a pair of love seats or a huge comfy over sized club chair and ottoman. Whats your ideal bedroom? Always love to know!

Love this super elegant and equally beautiful bedroom by Sandra Nunnerly
Love everything about this inviting and gorgeous bedroom, Jean Randazzo
Taylor Hannah designed this opulent and formal bedroom
Always like seeing the creams and the pale grays together, beautiful serene bedroom by Palms Design group
Love the way the soft muted earth tones blend so melodically here, Suzanne Tucker
How about this cream puff of a bedroom? Mary McDonald
Soft tones in a more transitional bedroom, Jan Showers
Love the softness from the white tufted headboard and all white linens, Southern Accents
Fern Santini created this elegant oasis with a glamorous touch
Something fun about this guest room, all the different patterns with a punch of color, Massucco, Warner, Miller
One of my favorite designers, Phoebe Howard created this vision in cream
I am drawn to the super soft colors here, House and Home
Grand island tropical elegance, DLGV
Really liking the dark brown in this room, Traditional Home
Beautiful fabric on the upholstered headboard, Veranda
This would be akin to sleeping on a cloud! House Beautiful
Love the all white here, Bernd Haussman
A subtle punch of pale blue in an otherwise white washed room, quite pretty! Palms Design group
Another sumptuous pale beauty, how gorgeous is this? Belclaire House
The cool grays paired with crisp white are always stunning, Sandra Nunnerly
How about this vision in white against those gorgeous very dark floors? Robert Stern
How luxurious is this cream and white confection? Mary McDonald
And in honor of Mosaic Monday here is a little recap:
Well….get any ideas? Have a favorite here? I love seeing gorgeous inspiration but admittedly it can sidetrack and overwhelm me when you have to narrow it down to ONE thing!! I feel like I am making progress however and I cannot imagine having gone through this process without the Internet, God bless bless those brains that created it some thirty or forty years ago! Hope you have a wonderful day….

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