The velveteen habit………

Good late Monday afternoon sweetpeas, and how was your weekend? Ours was unexpectedly relaxing, spent a lot of time at home (always a treat) as we were trying to dig out of the approx. 22 inches that fell around here! It was quite the snowstorm. If you missed my pictures, seeing is believing you must check it out, click here. Now that mother nature has shown us who‘s in charge…I am totally ready to zoom into spring!

How I love velvet…. I actually always have had a thing for it but in recent years, my love has escalated to an obsession. And there’s no cure in sight. Kind of like the blue and white affliction….oh well at least it’s all in the name of beauty. I adore velvet, its luscious texture, soft sheen and coziness make it a fabric I could easily have in every room.

It is as beautiful in a living, dining or library as it is a study or bedroom. Add a beautiful trim to a solid color velvet and the result is nothing short of spectacular! As I am decorating my own home, I have more than a handful of ideas of how and where I plan to incorporate velvet. And seriously this is one fabric that looks just amazing in every single color, I have yet to see a color it doesn’t rock in!

Stunning! Velvet is so beautiful in a rich hue like this blue, and the tufting is like the icing on the cake! Atticmag

Chad Eisner chose a slate gray velvet trimmed in a contrast piping for this elegant room
Christina Murphy added the wow factor to this room by installing a kelly green velvet sofa with contrasting tape….beautiful!
Sandra Nunnerly created this gorgeous living roolm with warm toned velvet upholstered pieces..love it!?

?A gorgeous chaise in purple velvet in this sitting area is gorgeous, AD

Love a velvet ottoman,especially this beauty in navy with nailheads, stunning!
Thomas Burak designed this magnificent moss green beauty….love the addition of decadent trim

This beautiful dining room gets a periwinkle velvet to grace its chairs, HB

Gorgeous teal antique French bench in this elegant foyer is just stunning! Atlanta Homes

A sleek blue sofa in gorgeous blue velvet, My Chic Nest

Using velvet on a statement piece like on this gorgeous French chair has given me a few good ideas, Mary McDonald

This dark moss green is one of my absolute faves, then add the tufting+ perfection!
You know I love this pictures, velvet dining chairs AND blue and white porcelain ginger jars= perfection! Nantucket showroom

?A velvet headboard….gorgeous! House Beautiful
Creamy velvet……absolutely gorgeous! Bobbi Smith
Gorgeous in gray….love the gray velvet sofas in this beautiful room.

?Purple never looked so good! AD

Gorgeous greens in luscious velvet, Home Decor
Love these softly toned pale blue velvet dining chairs, Thomas Burak
Ashley Stark shows velvet looks picture perfect in any setting,including an eclectic transitional one like this.
?Show me a gorgeous French chair that doesn’t look just amazing in any color velvet! Paris Hotel Boutique
Handsome green velvet sofa, trimmed in a contrasting grosgrain tape…another favorite look.
Love this tufted velvet bed! Sandra Nunnerly
Beautiful velvet chairs look smashing in this transitional living room, love the cool color palette

Sarah Richardson chose to make this pair of chairs the statement pieces in a cut striped vibrant velvet

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Adore this banquette with large wide tape trim…stunning! Bayon Contessa

Curtains in a rich velvet are definitely a true luxury….love the soft gray here, Houzz

?Mary McDonald is a huge fan and in this vibrant room, the result is dazzling!

So..what do you think? Does this want to make you run out and cover something in velvet? Or maybe you already are a fan? Do you love it as much as I do? What is your favorite way to see velvet? Color? You know I love to know your thoughts.? Have a fabulous Monday evening and start to your week!

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The velveteen habit………

Good late Monday afternoon sweetpeas, and how was your weekend? Ours was unexpectedly relaxing, spent a lot of time at home (always a treat) as we were trying to dig out of the approx. 22 inches that fell around here! It was quite the snowstorm. If you missed my pictures, seeing is believing you must check it out, click here. Now that mother nature has shown us who‘s in charge…I am totally ready to zoom into spring!

How I love velvet…. I actually always have had a thing for it but in recent years, my love has escalated to an obsession. And there’s no cure in sight. Kind of like the blue and white affliction….oh well at least it’s all in the name of beauty. I adore velvet, its luscious texture, soft sheen and coziness make it a fabric I could easily have in every room.

It is as beautiful in a living, dining or library as it is a study or bedroom. Add a beautiful trim to a solid color velvet and the result is nothing short of spectacular! As I am decorating my own home, I have more than a handful of ideas of how and where I plan to incorporate velvet. And seriously this is one fabric that looks just amazing in every single color, I have yet to see a color it doesn’t rock in!

Stunning! Velvet is so beautiful in a rich hue like this blue, and the tufting is like the icing on the cake! Atticmag

Chad Eisner chose a slate gray velvet trimmed in a contrast piping for this elegant room
Christina Murphy added the wow factor to this room by installing a kelly green velvet sofa with contrasting tape….beautiful!
Sandra Nunnerly created this gorgeous living roolm with warm toned velvet upholstered pieces..love it! 

 A gorgeous chaise in purple velvet in this sitting area is gorgeous, AD

Love a velvet ottoman,especially this beauty in navy with nailheads, stunning!
Thomas Burak designed this magnificent moss green beauty….love the addition of decadent trim

This beautiful dining room gets a periwinkle velvet to grace its chairs, HB

Gorgeous teal antique French bench in this elegant foyer is just stunning! Atlanta Homes

A sleek blue sofa in gorgeous blue velvet, My Chic Nest

Using velvet on a statement piece like on this gorgeous French chair has given me a few good ideas, Mary McDonald

This dark moss green is one of my absolute faves, then add the tufting+ perfection!
You know I love this pictures, velvet dining chairs AND blue and white porcelain ginger jars= perfection! Nantucket showroom

 A velvet headboard….gorgeous! House Beautiful
Creamy velvet……absolutely gorgeous! Bobbi Smith
Gorgeous in gray….love the gray velvet sofas in this beautiful room.

 Purple never looked so good! AD

Gorgeous greens in luscious velvet, Home Decor
Love these softly toned pale blue velvet dining chairs, Thomas Burak
Ashley Stark shows velvet looks picture perfect in any setting,including an eclectic transitional one like this.
 Show me a gorgeous French chair that doesn’t look just amazing in any color velvet! Paris Hotel Boutique
Handsome green velvet sofa, trimmed in a contrasting grosgrain tape…another favorite look.
Love this tufted velvet bed! Sandra Nunnerly
Beautiful velvet chairs look smashing in this transitional living room, love the cool color palette

Sarah Richardson chose to make this pair of chairs the statement pieces in a cut striped vibrant velvet

 
Adore this banquette with large wide tape trim…stunning! Bayon Contessa

Curtains in a rich velvet are definitely a true luxury….love the soft gray here, Houzz

 Mary McDonald is a huge fan and in this vibrant room, the result is dazzling!

So..what do you think? Does this want to make you run out and cover something in velvet? Or maybe you already are a fan? Do you love it as much as I do? What is your favorite way to see velvet? Color? You know I love to know your thoughts.  Have a fabulous Monday evening and start to your week!

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Which would you choose?

Good morning all! OK this is a really fun “Which would you choose” and I am dying to know which house you will end up choosing. Imagine this…….you have just been given a “beach house” by a relative. OK, a very rich relative who is unloading all of his things, lets just say for arguments sake he has decided to forgo a high maintenance lifestyle and spend the rest of his years sailing around the world on his 70 foot sailboat. Hey….. his loss is your gain. So…the beach house needs a little work, or maybe a lot of work. It hasn’t been used in years. Best part…it gets to be on any beach or island community your little heart deserves! Fast forward, a designer of your choosing has swooped in, worked their magic and voila the perfect beach house is yours for the taking! So……this is where you come in. Choose your beach house! Which will it be?

                                                                CHOICE 1

Lynn Morgan
Coastal Living
Coastal Living
Phoebe Howard

Sarah Richardson
HB
Coastal Living
CHOICE 2
Exclusive Resorts (all interior pictures same)

                                                              CHOICE 3

Lynn Morgan

L. Morgan

L. Morgan
Coastal Living
S.Canet
Jean Alsopp
L Morgan
CHOICE 4
L. Morgan (all interiors below also Lynn Morgan)

CHOICE 5
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
CHOICE 6
Robert Stern
HB
R.Stern
Phoebe Howard
Coastal Living
R.Stern
Whoa, that is what I call some serious beach house beauty, right there!! I am so torn but think, I have it narrowed down to two. I keep going back up and down…..all have something fabulous! Cannot wait to hear which you choose. Now if only that sailboat loving, rich, generous uncle would magically appear! Enjoy your day!
PS Many of you have asked about the house, I am going to try to prepare a small update post for Sat. or Sunday. Working on it, we are chugging along….slowly but in the right direction!

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Which would you choose?

Good morning all! OK this is a really fun “Which would you choose” and I am dying to know which house you will?end up choosing. Imagine this…….you have just been given a “beach house” by a relative. OK, a very rich relative who is unloading all of his things, lets just say for arguments sake he has decided to forgo a high maintenance lifestyle and spend the rest of his years sailing around the world on his 70 foot sailboat. Hey….. his loss is your gain. So…the beach house needs a little work, or maybe a lot of work. It hasn’t been used in years. Best part…it gets to be on any beach or island community your little heart deserves! Fast forward, a designer of your choosing has swooped in, worked their magic and voila the perfect beach house is yours for the taking! So……this is where you come in. Choose your beach house! Which will it be?

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? CHOICE 1

Lynn Morgan
Coastal Living
Coastal Living
Phoebe Howard

Sarah Richardson
HB
Coastal Living
CHOICE 2
Exclusive Resorts (all interior pictures same)

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? CHOICE 3

Lynn Morgan

L. Morgan

L. Morgan
Coastal Living
S.Canet
Jean Alsopp
L Morgan
CHOICE 4
L. Morgan (all interiors below also Lynn Morgan)

CHOICE 5
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
CHOICE 6
Robert Stern
HB
R.Stern
Phoebe Howard
Coastal Living
R.Stern
Whoa, that is what I call some serious beach house beauty, right there!! I am so torn but think, I have it narrowed down to two. I keep going back up and down…..all have something fabulous! Cannot wait to hear which you choose. Now if only that sailboat loving, rich, generous uncle would magically appear! Enjoy your day!
PS Many of you have asked about the house, I am going to try to prepare a small update post for Sat. or Sunday. Working on it, we are chugging along….slowly but in the right direction!

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Designer spotlight: Sarah Richardson

Good morning!! You might know her if you are a regular watcher of HGTV. I personally did not know  Sarah Richardson until recently, and although her style does not reflect my own,  I very much appreciate her streamlined style for which she is extremely well known. She has perfected a more transitional look, a very clean, very streamlined but elegant and livable look. She has an excellent sense of both scale and color and I think in all of her rooms she has shown that she can design not only gorgeous spaces but ones that you can imagine easily living in. 
She stared her career as a merchandiser at only 15 years old and quickly rose thought the ranks to become an in demand and sought after designer both here in the U.S. and in Canada. I will admit she was not in my “one word designer repertoire” amongst such names as Bunny, Charlotte, David, Ralph, etc…..but I do think she is one talented lady! She takes a practical and functional approach to design and I love the way she works such interesting fabrics and colors into her signature rooms. She isn’t afraid to go bold with fabric and wallpaper and likes to use fun, geometric prints. I like her take on more modern, updated young feeling interiors. They feel very modern and fresh.  So lets take a look at some of her work…..

This is a great palette..the brown with touches of pale blue, a very inviting room
Really like the way she broke this sitting arrangement up with a bench and an over sized wing chair…the space is great looking
Something about a soft creamy ivory room that makes it feel so inviting and cozy
Beautiful elegant bathroom
The crisp navy works every time!
The pea green against the white is very sharp looking
Love the soft colors here….so sweet!
This room was beautifully put together
Great, clean aesthetic, love this!
Cozy nook in a girls room…..
Who doesn’t love a cozy little nook like this?
Love the fun print on the bed while everything else is kept soft and quiet
This is a great looking small monochromatic kitchen, love the fabric on the barstools
Fun fabrics in this pink and green nursery
Love the navy and white, very sharp
Would never have thought of teal in a dining room…but it works beautifully here
Gorgeous kitchen, with the softest green painted cabinets and marble floors
Really like the bold geometric wallpaper here, it adds so much warmth to the room
Another view
Just the right punch of color in an otherwise all white room is gorgeous
A pale gold room gets a small jolt of color from the painting…..very pretty room
An elegant dining setting, there is that fixture again!
This is a kitchen meant for some serious entertaining!
This is a beautiful classic kitchen
Love this family room..the navy is timeless and rich
A pair of chaises, I wouldn’t have thought of that, but they look great
Love this print…its a lot of fun and adds a lot of interest to the room
Beautiful sleek dark kitchen is stunning
Love this elegant master bath
Soft shimmery gray toned master bedroom
Love the soft crisp colors and lines here, just beautiful
Stunning tufted banquette…..a truly beautiful room
Elegant dining room high in the sky
Gorgeous transitional kitchen 
Elegant bathroom gets nickel accents against the white marble..timeless!
What a pretty and delicate little dressing spot!
The soft reds and cream work so nicely here…love the seating area
I love how the two chairs have a little table…like a little cafe setting for morning coffee!
How sweet is this babies room? I love the floral fabric on the chair……

So what do you think? Were you already familiar with her work? I really enjoyed discovering her impressive body of work….I tend to focus more on designers whose work tends to follow my own personal style but this was a refreshing change, I must say. Looking at her work is like looking at a freshly folded basket of laundry, it is  crisp, beautiful and fresh looking! I think she has great style and a wonderful eye for non fussy, elegant and simple decor. Would love to know what you think and if you have a favorite room! Have a Memorial day weekend!
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Designer spotlight: Sarah Richardson

Good morning!! You might know her if you are a regular watcher of HGTV. I personally did not know ?Sarah Richardson until recently, and although her style does not reflect my own, ?I very much appreciate her streamlined style for which she is extremely well known. She has perfected a more transitional look, a very clean, very streamlined but elegant and livable look. She has an excellent sense of both scale and color and I think in all of her rooms she has shown that she can design not only gorgeous spaces but ones that you can imagine easily living in.?

She stared her career as a merchandiser at only 15 years old and quickly rose thought the ranks to become an in demand and sought after designer both here in the U.S. and in Canada. I will admit she was not in my “one word designer repertoire” amongst such names as Bunny, Charlotte, David, Ralph, etc…..but I do think she is one talented lady! She takes a practical and functional approach to design and I love the way she works such interesting fabrics and colors into her signature rooms. She isn’t afraid to go bold with fabric and wallpaper and likes to use fun, geometric prints. I like her take on more modern, updated young feeling interiors. They feel very modern and fresh. ?So lets take a look at some of her work…..

This is a great palette..the brown with touches of pale blue, a very inviting room
Really like the way she broke this sitting arrangement up with a bench and an over sized wing chair…the space is great looking
Something about a soft creamy ivory room that makes it feel so inviting and cozy
Beautiful elegant bathroom
The crisp navy works every time!
The pea green against the white is very sharp looking
Love the soft colors here….so sweet!
This room was beautifully put together
Great, clean aesthetic, love this!
Cozy nook in a girls room…..
Who doesn’t love a cozy little nook like this?
Love the fun print on the bed while everything else is kept soft and quiet
This is a great looking small monochromatic kitchen, love the fabric on the barstools
Fun fabrics in this pink and green nursery
Love the navy and white, very sharp
Would never have thought of teal in a dining room…but it works beautifully here
Gorgeous kitchen, with the softest green painted cabinets and marble floors
Really like the bold geometric wallpaper here, it adds so much warmth to the room
Another view
Just the right punch of color in an otherwise all white room is gorgeous
A pale gold room gets a small jolt of color from the painting…..very pretty room
An elegant dining setting, there is that fixture again!
This is a kitchen meant for some serious entertaining!
This is a beautiful classic kitchen
Love this family room..the navy is timeless and rich
A pair of chaises, I wouldn’t have thought of that, but they look great
Love this print…its a lot of fun and adds a lot of interest to the room
Beautiful sleek dark kitchen is stunning
Love this elegant master bath
Soft shimmery gray toned master bedroom
Love the soft crisp colors and lines here, just beautiful
Stunning tufted banquette…..a truly beautiful room
Elegant dining room high in the sky
Gorgeous transitional kitchen?
Elegant bathroom gets nickel accents against the white marble..timeless!
What a pretty and delicate little dressing spot!
The soft reds and cream work so nicely here…love the seating area
I love how the two chairs have a little table…like a little cafe setting for morning coffee!
How sweet is this babies room? I love the floral fabric on the chair……

So what do you think? Were you already familiar with her work? I really enjoyed discovering her impressive body of work….I tend to focus more on designers whose work tends to follow my own personal style but this was a refreshing change, I must say. Looking at her work is like looking at a freshly folded basket of laundry, it is ?crisp, beautiful and fresh looking! I think she has great style and a wonderful eye for non fussy, elegant and simple decor. Would love to know what you think and if you have a favorite room! Have a Memorial day weekend!

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