Friday, December 2, 2011

Ana Antunes









I always love seeing a space that makes my feminine side swoon with excitement! So was the case when I saw the fabulous living room belonging to my favorite Portuguese designer Ana Antunes. Although her entire home and all of her projects are incredible (I'll be sharing more soon!), I just love the soft pastels, bold patterns and great vignettes in this space. Filled with great light and such pretty color, I really get a peaceful sense from looking at the images. Just imagine living there! Did you see that uber-comfy white sofa?? What a perfect place to curl up and drool over those fab books! Happy weekend you guys!


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sitting in a Tree Events + Joielala Photographie














Can you even handle this?!?! Pretty sure this is the most darling and delightful party I've ever had the pleasure of seeing! Julie of Belle Maison had an awesome post full of Merry and Bright Christmas decor, which included this festive and fun event put together by the insanely talented Tori of Sitting in a Tree Events and captured perfectly by Joielala Photographie out of San Diego. All of the glitter and confetti paired with the hot pink and turquoise makes me deliriously happy! Oh and s'mores...do you know how much I love s'mores?! This is all one big dream come true! So many cute ideas here for your next get-together or holiday decor. I don't know about you, but I'm so inspired now....AND happy!


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Melanie Elston






"No beige allowed!" declared the owners of this Chicago apartment to interior designer Melanie Elston. More specifically, they wanted their home to be vibrant, cheerful and full of color. (My kind of people!) Despite the different colors and patterns used throughout, the home really flows from room to room. I seriously cannot tell you how much I love the chairs upholstered in the always-fab "New Wave" in Capri from Old World Weavers layered with the Kelly Wearstler rug. Read all about the dramatic space and finish the tour with lots more photographs by Werner Straube over at Traditional Home!


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Parlour Farm






I hope you all had an great holiday weekend! We are so happy to have Charley home! Boy it was a long drive back from Arizona, but we saw so much and had a lot of fun on the road trip. Happy to report our 4 animals are getting along nicely too! :)

This super cute kitchen in a late 19th-century cottage located in the heart of England was recently renovated by Parlour Farm designer Nick Grunfeld. And when I say renovated, I mean up, down and all around...custom-built from the cabinets to the handles. I love that they have all the modern amenities and tons of work area, but the room still has an original feel to it. And of course, the darling blue cabinetry! See more photos taken by Nikki Crisp and read more about the space over at Period Living!


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Guest Blogger: Erin from The Impatient Gardener

Hi everybody! I'm Erin, but not the Erin you're used to seeing here. I'm Erin from The Impatient Gardener and I'm thrilled to be guest blogging on House of Turquoise today.

Erin (the other one) does such a wonderful job posting inspirational spaces featuring one of my favorite colors so it's no surprise that the spaces I saw here on House of Turquoise influenced many of the rooms in our house, which underwent a pretty substantial renovation last year. You can read about the renovation here, but it can be more or less summed up by saying that our goal was not to make our house bigger, just better. We had the top of half the house (an old Cape Cod-ish cottage located about 500 feet from the shore of Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin) taken off and put back on higher, allowing us to add much more usable space, including a second bathroom.

Turquoise and blue (along with a healthy dose of gray) featured prominently in many of the rooms.

The bathroom was the most fun to decorate and we went all out because it will probably be the only bathroom we'll ever design. It's a relatively small bathroom—8 feet square—but we fit in a sizable shower, vanity and lots of storage.







The master bedroom stayed basically the same size as before the renovation, but it feels twice as big thanks to the addition of windows on the east wall and a high ceiling.







In the hallway I made a small gallery wall. It's really the only place we display family photos so we have everything from a wedding photo, to pictures of our dogs and cat to a great black and white photo of my grandmother. At the bottom is a board we uncovered when we took the roof off that says, "Put here July 11, 1938." I put it in a shadow box with some linen fabric on the back. I also hung a piece of driftwood that I've been hanging onto for awhile just because I thought it was interesting looking. I collected a variety of frames for the wall and painted several of them different shades of blue mixed from paint I had laying around.





I hope you enjoyed this peak at some of our renovated spaces. You can see more over at The Impatient Gardener, where I blog about gardening, cottage living and misadventures in DIYing. Thanks for having me, Erin!



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