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)
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!
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.
Pink and gold is one of my favorite combos. I think I saw it first in a Martha Stewart wedding magazine. Here are a few examples that I just love.
Bright Bold and Beautiful
Daisy Pink Cupcake
Daisy Pink Cupcake
What’s your favorite color combination?
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.
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!
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.
Which is your favorite?
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.
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.
Michael S. Smith
Michael S. Smith
James Michael Howard
And the queen of symmetry is Phoebe Howard. Here are a few of her mantle designs.
So what are you? Symmetrical or unsymmetrical? I have two mantels in my home. I think I’ll do one of each.