Friday, October 21, 2011

High Point Market



I couldn't be happier that it's finally Friday! After not feeling well most of the week, I finally have my energy back and am feeling good. Our house is now officially on the market and with most of the projects completed, it's never looked as nice! And to top things off, this weekend I am headed to High Point Market in North Carolina. I'm not a designer (just a big fan of this sort of thing), so I was super excited when I received an invitation to attend this fall. I can't wait to see all the new products out there and gain a ton of inspiration from the showrooms. Are any of you going? Any tips for this first timer? I'll be back next Wednesday...so be prepared for the full scoop! In the meantime, I've got some great guest bloggers lined up for your turquoise pleasure! :)

PS- Don't you love this photo by Micky Hoyle from House and Leisure?


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Coastal Living's Ultimate Beach House - Part 2







Even if we ignored the fantastic view of ocean, this tranquil bedroom definitely holds dream status for sure. Today we're visiting the master bedroom Coastal Living's Ultimate Beach House designed by Phoebe Howard and photographed by Tria Giovan. The thing I love most is how the entire space is saturated with the same soothing, watery hue. The Phillip Jeffries grasscloth on the walls is the perfect backdrop for the antique nautical maps, and that beautiful coral mirror. And I LOVE the cozy corner window seat covered in pretty pillows! I think I'd sit there all day looking out over the water! If you love the space as much as I do, you'll want to check out the Phoebe's video tour for more fab details the photos don't capture!


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coastal Living's Ultimate Beach House - Part 1






I've been devouring Tria Giovan's heavenly photos of Coastal Living's Ultimate Beach House designed by Phoebe Howard over breakfast for the last few weeks and each morning I discover fantastic new details! It was insta-love with the blue subway tile in the kitchen, but I think it's great how they chose fumed oak cabinets for the bottom and white painted cabinets for the top. The living room and dining are straight up coastal cool with the crisp navy and white stripes against the calm backdrop of Pratt and Lambert's Hesperia on the walls. I love how she used banquettes instead of chairs too! And how about that fab paddle mirror?!? I have no idea where it's from, but I saw a similar aqua one when we were in Nantucket in a cute shop called Anderson's Fine Gifts. Anyone have any idea where else you can get one??



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year: Wythe Blue!


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Much more versatile than you may think, blue is truly a classic color. It has universal appeal, never goes out of style, and is overwhelmingly chosen as a color favorite across North America. It evokes the sea and sky, physically calms us, and symbolizes trust and commitment.
Because of the influence that blue has in our world today, we have chosen Wythe Blue (HC-143) as Benjamin Moore's 2012 Color of the Year. It's a beautiful, calming hue that has an element of heritage and offers grounding rootedness, providing comfort and stability.

Lets hear it for Wythe Blue! I've long loved the color (see my other post here) and I know that a lot of you have used it (and love it!) in your own homes, so I was excited to read the news from the paint experts over at Hirshfield's Color Club. They shared the 2012 trend colors in a bunch of great room sets...it's crazy how much paint can change the look of a room! Needless to say, I couldn't agree more with Benjamin Moore's choice for Color of the Year. I am also loving their inspiring Earth & Sky color palette that incorporates the color so beautifully! Who is ready to do some painting?!





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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuckered Out



So of course the one weekend we had sooo much to do, I get sick and end up having to be in bed the whole time. You should see all the projects Chris completed though...he really made a dent in the ol' list! Major thanks to my BFF Claire (she sure can rock a paintbrush) and my dad who was over a bunch last week helping us out (he has the right tool for everything)!

Seriously though, you guys know the children's book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?? That's all I can think of as we complete each project, getting our house ready to sell. You make one improvement, then you see another you should do, which makes something else look glaringly outdated...it never ends! I'm just exhausted thinking about it! So, I think I'll just go back to bed. (Ours not nearly glamorous as this one designed by Betsy Burnham and featured in Lonny.)


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