Designers Guild

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never been a huge fan of wallpaper. Once you tried to peel wallpaper off of a wall, you say to yourself, “I will never put up wallpaper again!”  Well, I guess I’m far enough removed from my last horrible wallpaper experience because I ordered four rolls for my powder bathroom.  Even my husband (the wallpaper hater) loves what I’ve chosen!  I chose this wall covering from Designers Guild:

It is a light purpley-pink.  The marble on the floor is purple, grey and lilac.  I decided not to hide from the crazy marble.  I’m just going to play it up.  It’s going to look fun and elegant at the same time.  I’m excited to have some color in my home!

Designers Guild is a fabulous company out of London.  It is owned and run by Tricia Guild and her brother.  If you love color and pattern, you will love all Designers Guild products.  The patterns and colors speak for themselves, so I’m just going to post a lot of pictures for you!  They carry everything from linens and pillows to designer fabric and wall coverings.  AND they’re having a big SALE right now, so find something beautiful for yourself!


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Are you in love yet?  I know I am!  I know that it’s kind of wild, but the colors and patterns are just exquisite.

 








Throw Pillows under $100 on Layla Grace

I know there have been a lot of posts on throw pillows lately, but I really think they bring a room together.  So here are my favorite throw pillows under $100 on Layla Grace right now.

Anna Maria Horner Stencil Sea Foam Embroidered Pillow

$36

Company C Pillow Gigi Mango

$65

Dash and Albert Blue Awning Throw Pillow

$44

DL Rhein Boomerang Citron Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Chrysanthemum Robin's Egg Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Circle Link Orange Embroidered Pillow

$90

DL Rhein Cross Hatch Chocolate Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Greek Key Navy Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Mod Link Mango Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Scales Granite Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Tile Robin's Egg Embroidered Pillow

$70

DL Rhein Zig Zag Navy Embroidered Pillow

$90

DwellStudio Home Batavia Azure Pillow

$58

DwellStudio Home Diamond Ikat Citrine Pillow

$58

DwellStudio Home Distressed Metallic Squares Silver Pillow

$48

DwellStudio Home Metallic Masala Silver Pillow

$48

DwellStudio Home Vintage Blossom Persimmon Pillow

$58

Jennifer Paganelli Back Bay Pink Brown Hook Pillow

$48

Phi Coral Red Hook Pillow

$40

Scroll Print Golden Pillow Pair

$78

Serena and Lily Decorative Pillow Diamond Black

$88

Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Linen Butterfly Pink

$90

Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Linen Palm Springs Blocks Yellow

$90

Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Shanghai Links Black

$90

Trina Turk Pillow Needlepoint Lator Gator Bargello

$96

Which is your favorite?

Before & After: Wingback Chair

Do you remember when I bought this wingback chair for a steal at a local antique shop? It is finally reupholstered and refinished?  I just couldn’t find any fabric I liked.  Finally, one of my favorite fabric stores, Fabric Factory, got this new velvety fabric in stock.  They carry it in five or six different colors.  I chose this beautiful greenish-grey color.  I absolutely love it!  It’s one of my favorite things I’ve done so far.  Hope you like it too!

BEFORE

AFTER


Dwell Studio for Robert Allen at Calico Corners

I’m excited to tell you that Dwell Studio now has a line of fabric at Calico Corners!  I’ve always loved Dwell for their beautiful prints.  The colors and patterns are so gorgeous.  Here are a few of my favorites.

VINTAGE BLOSSOM CITRINE

BOTEH JADE

VINTAGE PLUMES JADE

SKETCH CAMEL

SNAKE CHAIN DOVE

SKETCH MAJOR BROWN

PLUSH DOTSCAPE PEACOCK

SOFT SCROLLS BIRCH

VINTAGE BLOSSOM JADE

You can order these fabrics by the yard or have Calico make just about anything with them.

 

Picture Wall

I’ve been wanting to do a picture wall for awhile now. It was really a process to get everything together.  First, find the right frames to fit the wall.  Second, go through all of your photos and pick your favorites one’s.  Inevitably, you will have more photos than frames to put them in.  This is where it can get tricky.  In my case, I picked unusual sized mattes and frames.  So I had to find the pictures that would look best together and fit in the frames.  Lastly, hang the frames on the wall.  Easier said than done, right?  Here’s how I did it…

1) I traced all of the frames onto paper and cut them out.  These were my templates to put on the wall.

2) I used painter’s tape to “draw a line” on the wall.  I measured from the floor up, using the buffet as a guide.

3)  I rearranged these templates many times to get them exactly where I wanted them, mirroring the arrangement on the opposite side of the TV.  You can see the crosses on the paper.  This is where my nail holes will go into the wall.  I measured hooks on the back of each frame.

4) Hang pictures on the wall!

Decorating a Mantle

How is your mantle decorated?  Most likely it is the focal-point of your living room.  It’s a place to put a beautiful mirror or piece of art.  So I have two questions… Are you symmetrical or unsymmetrical? AND Do you treat your mantle as the beautiful display piece that it is?

Symmetrical

Unless otherwise mentioned, photos are from Decorpad.

living rooms - mantle mirror  faux fireplace Vintage fireplace, slipcovered slipper chair with caster legs and sisal rug

living rooms - yellow black white b&w  Yellow and black, but I like how it's simple and streamlined.

living rooms - fireplace turquoise blue botanical photo gallery white faux branch lamp living room  Blue botanical photo gallery over fireplace!

living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Revere Pewter - white drapes fireplace built-ins sofa trellis pillows window seat brickmakers coffee table  Living

living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Pale Oak - Crate & Barrel Rug Sabor Coffee Table green sofa  Started decorating our living room for Christmas

living rooms - blue white brown coffee table silver lamps lilac gray throw pillows white sofas white wingback chair wall art fireplace blue walls

living rooms - white cream brown gold starburst sunburst mirror nailhead trim beige chairs wood coffee table stone fireplace living room  Thanks

living rooms - upholstered damask chair white walls fuchsia  white living room w/ fuchsia accents from Ideal Home  fuchsia pink wallpaper, fireplace,

living rooms - gray painted French chairs white bust white fireplace milk glass vases black candlesticks brass sconces black silk shades black Victorian mirror vertical botanical art gallery sisal rug living room

living rooms - blue walls silver drapes venetian chandelier starburst mirror grey sofa mirrored table  living room  blue walls, silver drapes,

living rooms - Charcoal walls Sunburst mirror marble fireplace white sofa  Lovely french inspired living room.    Charcoal gray walls, sunburst

 

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Victoria Hagan

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And the queen of symmetry is Phoebe Howard. Here are a few of her mantle designs.

Phoebe Howard - hanging pictures 2

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Unsymmetrical

living rooms - turquoise black and white chevron rug blue  Jonathan Adler

living rooms - christmas tree fireplace slipcovered living room  our living room all decorated for the holidays.   we still need something over

living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Romantic Pink - chandelier sofa chairs ottoman photo gallery  Thanks to DM! Don Freeman Photography!

living rooms - built-ins fireplace sofas coffee table yellow white living room  Lovely!    Lovely built-ins:  cabinets and shelves! White & yellow

living rooms - tufted beige sand sofa fireplace mirror lucite coffee table  Living Room on Apt Therapy  tufted sofa, fireplace, chair, acrylic

living rooms - fireplace wood coffee table white sofas blue walls beachy coastal  Thanks to Decor 8 flickr.    White sofas, espresso square coffee

living rooms - rug tufted button ottoman fireplace mirrors pillows  Thanks to Decor by Jennifer  sofa, tufted button ottoman, rug, fireplace,

living rooms - gray ivory fireplace built-ins taupe sofa slipper chairs  BHG   love the soft gray walls, built-ins, dark furniture - airy/casual

living rooms - white branch lamp white painted brick fireplace white chairs brown pillows  Bear Hill Interiors.  white painted brick fireplace,

living rooms - white wingback chairs zebra ottoman bench white gray striped settee marble fireplace  JK Place Hotel    Marble fireplace, white

living rooms - gold klismos chairs gray fabric gold mirror gold leaf frames fireplace sisal rug  Courtney Giles  Gorgeous gold klismos chairs

BHG

Casasugar

So what are you?  Symmetrical or unsymmetrical?  I have two mantels in my home.  I think I’ll do one of each.