Friday, September 23, 2011

Guest Blogger: Annette Tatum

Incorporating Turquoise Into Your Home
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Even as summer comes to a close I am always reminded and inspired by the glistening combination of sun and water when I am out in our pool room.
Adding wallpaper to a room immediately creates an infusion of color and design.
This fun wallpaper I chose for the pool room enabled me to bring in the rich color of aqua water and turquoise sky.


I also love to incorporate hints of luscious blues around the room – like this small shell collection that adds a dreamy touch of resort living.

Shells, flip-flops, and bright turquoise colored towels are all great accessories to add to a room.
Our back yard fun house is adorned with accents like these.


Bold sage and creme stripes are great colors that compliment any shade of blue, especially turquoise.
If decorating an outdoor living space - fabrics like the print on this sofa will fade naturally with the suns rays.
fear not, a little "vintage" like appeal looks great against the textiles in this room.
Personalizing a space by adding a collection of things you love is always important.
Our eclectic mix of china and glassware is a perfect way to harmonize your rooms aesthetic during teatime.
Floral plates with scrolled edges, napkins and tablecloths with one of a kind blue tinted glasses all add charm to a living space. So don’t be afraid to include and mix in other strong colors and styles.
Whether inside or out, this special color gives off the idea of open air serene living, bringing the outdoors in –
which is what this room is all about.
Scattering plenty of blue shades around a room is the best way to gradually add that favorite color (Turquoise!)
you’ve been dying to try out in your home.
For more decor tips-please feel free to visit my blog Annette Tatum| A Well Dressed Home.

Annette

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pat Healing



I literally gasped out loud when I laid my eyes on this room photographed by Maura McEvoy in the latest House Beautiful. The homeowner's oldest daughter wanted an aqua and black room, so Pat Healing of HB Home used a lot of white to keep it from being too dark. I don't know what I love more...the the always-exquisite Sara Chandelier or Paradise Background by Quadrille filling the walls with our favorite color! Speaking of Quadrille, have you seen their new fabric?? I am loving these three below!



In just a few hours we will be taking off for our long weekend in Massachusetts! I've long been dreaming about strolling the streets of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, and thanks to you all, now Chatham. In fact I think that's where we will be celebrating my birthday tomorrow! I can't think of a better place to wrap up the best year of my life. 30 sure was a good one!

Designer Annette Tatum will be stopping by tomorrow with a guest post for you guys, and on Monday I have a fantastic giveaway all ready to roll. (You'll love it!) So with that, I need to bid you adieu so I can finish packing! :)


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Liz Carroll Interiors





It feels like forever since I've shared a boy's room featuring our favorite color! Why should girls have all the fun? Well I know for certain one little guy who is loving his new big-boy room. His mom is Liz Carroll, an interior designer in Wilmington, NC. I love the upbeat color scheme she chose to bring some happy energy to his room, photographed here by Allison Breiner. What kid wouldn't dig the bunkbeds and all the great built-ins?! And of course those fun bean bag chairs covered in Trina Turk's Sonriza Print from Schumacher and Jonathan Adler's awesome Giraffe Lamp! I'm loving the fabric she chose for the window treatments as well (Outdura Fabric in Aquatic and Natural White). They look great against Thibaut's (scrubbable!) Harbour Linen Wallpaper in Beige. For more eye candy from Liz, just head to her website here!


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Caitlin Creer Interiors







This serene yet fresh and modern living room designed by Caitlin Creer out of Salt Lake City all began with Schumacher's Avebury Floral Vine gracing the pillow on the fab tufted sofa. A perfect complement to Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue at 75% on the walls (one of my favorites)! So many other great details like the the cozy window seat with all the colorful pillows from Etsy, the striking black spool chair and the gorgeous fireplace with its amazing fretwork detail. The gorgeous millwork, mantles, and paneling were all designed by Steve Tiek and built through Tiek Built Homes. Benjamin Blackwelder, who did all the work on that Dream Home Tour you all loved so much, was responsible for the cabinetry and built-ins. What a dream team! To see more photos taken by Meikel Reece, as well as all the source information, just visit Caitlin Creer Interiors and Tiek Built Homes!


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Erin Paige Pitts Interiors








This New England shingle-style house belonging to interior designer Erin Paige Pitts has everything I'd ever want in a home! Located on Gibson Island off the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, the wood floors finished in a dark stain look so lovely paired with the all-white walls and splashes of cool blue. I just love how open and free-flowing everything is. And the sunny beach-themed family room off the kitchen looks so cozy...I am loving that fireplace! To see more photos taken by photographer Gordon Beall, just head on over to Traditional Home!


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!
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