Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekend Bliss





From the bottom of my heart, thank each and every one of you for your comments about my grandma. Your thoughts and prayers have brought me a lot of comfort and that is very much appreciated. The last couple of days have been tough, but her memory will live on and will always bring me much joy. We had a nice time in Iowa, including a lovely afternoon spent at the farm. The weather couldn't have been any more perfect.

Speaking of weather, I have the feeling there aren't going to be too many more weekends here in Minnesota where we can enjoy our porches. Doesn't this one designed by Lee Ann Thornton take the cake?! It's crazy to me that something as simple as beautiful fabric can make my heart so happy. (Here we have Raoul Textiles...just stunning.) The weather is supposed to continue to be nice here, and I wish it only the best for all of you wherever you are this weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Emily Gilbert




I love the warm yet refined vibe of this room captured by Emily Gilbert, a photographer out of New York City. (Remember these rooms?? Her talent too!) This space was actually part of the New Jersey designer showhouse Mansion in May and was designed by Christine Thompson. I love the ribbon detailing on the sofa, and how it's mirrored in the stripes on the painting above. All of the molding is absolutely breathtaking too!

A bit of sad news to share today. Last week my grandma passed away, so I'm headed down to Iowa today to say goodbye, and to celebrate her life with my family. My grandma has always been a huge inspiration to me in countless ways, and I'm so grateful that she lived to be 90. She will always continue to inspire me, but I'm going to miss her so much...

I'll see you guys back here on Friday.


Grandma and me on her 90th birthday back in May

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Greg Scheidemann Photography





If these two rooms captured by Greg Scheidemann Photography don't get you in the mood to paint your walls turquoise and your floors white, I don't know what will! So fresh and cheery, it would feel like summer all year round living here! I love all that light flowing in!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lee Ann Thornton













Usually when I sift through portfolios of designers, I'm lucky to find one or two rooms with a little blue in them. This was not the case with Lee Ann Thornton of Thornton Designs out of Greenwich, Connecticut. We're talking page after page of the prettiest rooms filled with shades of my favorite color. I think what I'm enjoying most is her genius medley of beautiful fabrics and wallcoverings. The furniture and lighting selections are utterly fabulous too! Lee Ann also has a blog (don't you love it when designers blog?)...check out It's Everything I Love...!
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