Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fighting The Good Fight

Good Morning!  I hope that you had a fantastic Labor Day weekend!  I have been working with a friend-turned-client to help re-create his bedroom. 

The path that we took to get to this point is a bit funny.  I was telling him about my biggest pet peeve in interior design.  Can you guess what it is?  If you guessed brown everything...bonus points for you.  Now, I'm not saying brown is a bad thing.  It is fine...In doses...And when paired with other colors. 

Brown Living Room via (see what I mean?)

I mentioned that many times when I go into prospective client's homes I notice that almost everything is brown...floors, furniture, walls, cabinetry, etc., and that when I point it out (diplomatically, of course), people really begin to see their space with a different perspective.  Well, guess what?  He immediately looked around his home and noticed brown, gave me a call and asked if we could start with his bedroom. Um...yes!!!

Growing up and living in South Alabama, my client loves to hunt and fish, but has a definite preppy side.  Keeping this in mind, I created these two rooms as a starting off point.

Option #1 details available here

Option #2 details available here

He immediately fell in love with Eric Cohler's "Antlers" fabric designed for F. Schumacher and selected the second design.  I'll be sure to post some before, in-progress and after shots soon.

Which would you have chosen?  Do all brown rooms bug you too?  If not, what is your decorating pet peeve?

I hope you have a great week.  Here's to fighting the good fight and eradicating the world of ugly brown, one room at a time.


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ashley Woodson Bailey

Are you familiar with the artist Ashley Woodson Bailey?  She is a self-taught photographer whose work captivates me.  I am absolutely obsessed with her Dark Collection, created to capture the transition of a blossom to dying stem. 



Dutch Love

Each of these photographs is so heartbreakingly beautiful and moody.  I need Abundance in my life. Yes, it has transcended from want to a definite need.  Her work is so powerful, that it makes me equally breathless and tearful.
I could gladly build an entire room around an Ashley Woodson Bailey piece.  Couldn't you?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chairish-Inspired Living Room Design

Hello!  Do you know Chairish?  I certainly hope so because, if not, you are missing out!  Chairish has fast become one of my favorite go-to sites for amazing vintage furniture and home décor.  Not only are all the items curated by those with impeccable taste, but the pricing is great too!  I was thrilled when I was contacted by Chairish and asked to design a colorful room using one of their accent chairs as the starting point. 

I had quite a few amazing pieces to choose from, including

Mod Yellow Tufted Chair

Pink Zebra Louis Chair
Red Arne Jacobsen Style Chair

In the end, I selected a pair of green high back tufted chairs by Broyhill as inspiration.  As soon as I saw them, I knew immediately where I wanted to take the room.

Green High Back Broyhill Chairs

Chairish asked that I design a space that incorporates color.  Um, hello!?!  They were certainly speaking my language.  I love the apple green of these chairs and immediately envisioned them partnered with a favorite colorful floral Hot House Flowers by Celerie Kemble for F. Schumacher.

Pillow available here

Next, I simply used the colors from the Hot House fabric to layer in additional color and pattern.  How do you like the end result? 


Thank you again for inviting me to design a room.  What are your favorite pieces at Chairish?
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Pretties

Good Morning.  Mondays suck.  So why not do a little daydreaming? 

Monday Pretties


Tory burch boots

Tory burch purse

Studded bracelet

Hermès bangle bracelet

Tiffany & Co. cat eye glasses

The center of it all is the iconic Cecil Beaton photograph of Charles James gowns, taken in 1948.  Then my besties Tiffany and Tory joined the party.  Followed, of course, by Hermes and Cartier.  What girl wouldn't love one of each?  Did I  mention I have a birthday coming up?  ...if only.  *sigh*

Back to my regularly scheduled Monday.  Make it a great day! 

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Gold Lotus Hanging Pendant

I interrupt this summer blogging hiatus (sorry about that) to bring you this amazing goodness from World Market.

World Market Gold Lotus Hanging Pendant

I'll take a pair for my closet, please.  Thank you and carry on.

KT xoxo
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colorful Breakfast Room

KB Breakfast Room
I've been working with one of my favorite clients on her breakfast nook.  She originally contacted me a few years ago to help with her foyer.  After we completed that project, and became great friends in the process, she sent me pictures of the rest of her home.  I noticed something that she hadn't...brown.  Everywhere.  I mentioned it to her and she began to notice it as well.  And it began to drive her crazy.  So, we began the fun process of adding color to her home. 
Here is the room currently.  We plan to change the curtains and pillows, paint the bar, add a rug and art.  My jumping off point for this room was the curtain fabric, Premier Print's Jo Jo.
When I saw that fabric I knew that it would be perfect with Gray Malin's new series Aqua Glam.  *By the way, I am OBSESSED with this work.  It is perfection.*   Choosing just one photograph was so difficult.  In the end, we selected Poolside Elegance.
via Gray Malin
I think the design turned out great, don't you? 
KB Breakfast Room
If you would like help with your home, please feel free to send me an email.  Have a great day!
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