Antiques de Provence in New Orleans

When we were in New Orleans in April, I stumbled across this amazing store Antiques de Provence.  This is the real deal folks.  Beautiful antique pieces from France.  It is truly amazing, and I could have spent all afternoon day dreaming.  Most pieces are way out of my budget.  A girl can dream…














Antiques de Provence

Cynthia W. Nunez


 623 Royal St French Quarter
New Orleans, LA 70130

(formerly located at 525 St. Louis)
504.529.4342 tel
504.529.4406 fax

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.


Beds and Pillows

It seems like you can’t put enough pillows on beds these days.  I’m working on choosing and arranging pillows for a master bedroom.  Here are a few of my favorite inspiration pictures.

Design Sponge

Above pictures from Cottage Chic



Two photos above from Amber Interiors blog
Do you have a favorite?  I like them all!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I dragged the hubby to Dallas this weekend.  We hauled back a chair (on the roof) and a huge cabinet for the breakfast area in the kitchen.  Can’t wait to show you!

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


Company C Pillow Gigi Mango


Dash and Albert Blue Awning Throw Pillow


DL Rhein Boomerang Citron Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Chrysanthemum Robin's Egg Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Circle Link Orange Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Cross Hatch Chocolate Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Greek Key Navy Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Mod Link Mango Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Scales Granite Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Tile Robin's Egg Embroidered Pillow


DL Rhein Zig Zag Navy Embroidered Pillow


DwellStudio Home Batavia Azure Pillow


DwellStudio Home Diamond Ikat Citrine Pillow


DwellStudio Home Distressed Metallic Squares Silver Pillow


DwellStudio Home Metallic Masala Silver Pillow


DwellStudio Home Vintage Blossom Persimmon Pillow


Jennifer Paganelli Back Bay Pink Brown Hook Pillow


Phi Coral Red Hook Pillow


Scroll Print Golden Pillow Pair


Serena and Lily Decorative Pillow Diamond Black


Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Linen Butterfly Pink


Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Linen Palm Springs Blocks Yellow


Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Shanghai Links Black


Trina Turk Pillow Needlepoint Lator Gator Bargello


Which is your favorite?

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.










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


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?


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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Michael S. Smith

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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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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



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