Monday, December 9, 2013

HGTV's Dream Home 2014

HGTV just revealed its 2014 Dream Home!  Located in Lake Tahoe, this modern mountain home has much to offer its lucky winner.  I love the architecture, open floor plan and, of course, all the Ethan Allen furnishings!! The interiors feature many of my Ethan Allen favorites. Can you spot the Parker chair, Meyer coffee table, Barrett bed and Corrine chairs?? Check out the living room and dining room......I love all the windows and the drama the black paint (Sherwin Williams Black Fox SW 7020) adds to the space! To see more gorgeous photos go to HGTV's official page.  And don't forget to enter to win, the sweepstakes open on December 27th.  Good luck!!




photos compliments of HGTV

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beach House

I had the pleasure of working with the nicest couple who recently purchase a second home in Beach Haven, NJ.  When we began our collaboration, the clients had already selected Benjamin Moore Jute for the wall color.  It was perfect for the beach, a warm neutral would work as a great backdrop to the colors we selected.  The Ethan Allen furniture in shades of beige and yellow for the living room and white and blue for the family room, is reminiscent of the sand, sun and sea!  It all came together so nicely and I am sure they will enjoy many happy years in their new summer retreat.  A big thanks to my clients for sharing their fun project.  

Benjamin Moore 
Jute # AF-80

Living Room
Inspiration Board

Family Room
Inspiration Board

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Benjamin Moore Favorites

I am thinking of painting my living room before the holidays.  It's been Oriental Silk (a retired Benjamin Moore color) for years now but it's time for a change.  I recommend paint colors all the time, so why am I having trouble deciding for myself?  Too many favorites, I guess. Below are a few under consideration and thanks to Traditional Home, an image too!  For additional sources, check out the link to Traditional Home.

Sterling #1591

Templeton Gray #HC-161

Victoria Garden #1531

Raintree Green #1496

Bali #702

Spring Thaw #1508

Gettysburg Gray HC-107

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Eco-Friendly Home

The July issue of At Home Arkansas features this beautiful home design by Melissa Haynes. Hired by a young family in Northwest Arkansas whose goal was to create an eco-friendy home with an overall tranquil and calming tone, Melissa set out to do just that.  I love her selection of colors and textures throughout the home.  From the soothing color palette to the variety of textures (limestone, grasscloth, sisal, linen and tile) this home is chock full of eco-friendy materials!  For more information on this lovely home and to read the full article, be sure to click on the link below.

Photos Styled By: Mandy Keener
Photographer: Rett Peek

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Guest House

The holidays are right around the corner and I am hoping to have a house full of family. There is nothing better than a large family get-together for the holidays.  But then I a large family get-together would be even better if I had a gorgeous guest house!!  My thoughts take me back to the guest house below, featured not too long ago on South Shore Decorating Blog via House of Turquoise.  This gorgeous guest house was designed by Tillman Long Interiors and features a relaxing and functional floor plan.  Simple and elegant furnishings in a calming color palette sets the stage for a tranquil visit for sure. The space boosts many architectural details; I love the sliding barn doors that separate the sleeping and living space.  Heck, if I had this guest house I'd opt to move out of my home and check in here when I had guests!  

Photographed by  Emily Jenkins Followill Architect:  D. Stanley Dixon