Thursday, September 23, 2010

30! (and a winner & some favorites!)




So today's the big day....my 30th birthday! I thought I'd share with you guys one of the rooms that inspired me to start this blog three years ago. I had seen this home while stalking Apartment Therapy's Fall Colors contest, and back then I'd never seen anything like it! One day when I wanted to go look at it again, it took me forever to find it. That's when I realized maybe I should start a blog to collect fabulous rooms, make them easier to find, and seriously, imagine the thrill of seeing turquoise room after turquoise room! Never in a million years did I think I'd have so many readers, meet so many people who love turquoise as much as I do. Thank you all so much for your comments every day, for inspiring me with your rooms and projects, and for sharing all of your amazing blogs with me. 30 is going to be the best year yet, and so much of that is because of you!

And with that, time to announce the winner of my giveaway! *Drumroll please!*

Lucky girl! So now I'm turning off the computer and going to celebrate the rest of the day. In fact, I think I'll take tomorrow off too. (It's actually C's and my anniversary!!) So I'll see guys back here on Monday! I'll leave you with some more all-time favorite photos from Carla Ten Eyck Photography that I discovered on mimi and meg a year ago. I love them as much now as I did then! Ooh la la!





Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bridgehampton Beauty








When I get to peek inside a home in the Hamptons, I know it's going to be a good day. And to think most aren't even filled with my favorite color, as this shingle-style home in Bridgehampton is! The home and its owner Todd Rome, president of Blue Star Jets, were recently profiled in 27east. Although their primary residence is a townhouse on the Upper East Side, Todd and his wife Vanessa (who decorated the home) and their 4 children spend their summers here. I think my favorite room is the kitchen...those lanterns are so cool! You can read more and see all the pictures of this fabulous home here!

Let the countdown begin...today is the last day to enter my giveaway before I turn 30! I'll announce the lucky winner tomorrow morning! Good luck!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colorful Victorian Home



One of my favorite homes from October's issue of 25 Beautiful Homes was this colorful Victorian in York photographed by Jeremy Phillips. That hand-glazed tile in the kitchen is incredible, it really swings the bland scale way over in the other direction. And the guest bedroom...so much to love there. You already know how I live for canopy beds, but throw in some bold turquoise wallpaper and I'm a total goner. I'm loving the fabric on the chair, pillows and valance too. Pampered guests, I'd say!

Only a couple days until I turn 30, which means only a couple days left to enter my giveaway!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Ultimate Luxury





It's no wonder this bathroom designed by Barbara Heath and photographed by Erica George Dines was named the Grand Prize Winner in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 21st Annual Bath Contest. My eyes were immediately drawn to the beautiful custom built vanity inspired by an antique buffet. Oh, and those stunning vintage Murano glass lamps. So fancy! I'd love to sit back in that tub and stare off at those pretty blue ceilings!
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