An Entry to Envy

I FINALLY bought myself an iPad this weekend (last person on earth, perhaps?) and have had so much fun looking at all my fave magazines on it (makes blogging about spreads so much easier!) I was loving this month’s House & Home, particularly a project by Nam Dang-Mitchell which included this simple but stunning entry vignette which could work in any size and style home as it’s a good mix of modern and traditional elements.
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And it’s easy to replicate using retail goods!  And while I normally dislike faux plants/ florals I make exception for big leaves like this(because even the real ones look fake) and succulents (which also look fake anyways!)

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Nailed It.

I recommend wool berber or wool sisal runners with contrast banding to many clients due to their hard-wearing tendencies for busy families as well as classic good looks. Re-doing a trendy stair runner is not something you want to do often! But lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to dress them up a little and came across some images of runner borders being detailed with nailheads and I love it! This Barry Dixon example is just bananas:
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That little detailed flounce at the end is bad-ass.

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Some other examples:

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What do you think? Yea or nay? Anyone done this in their own house?

 

Going Country.

I was at CVS the other day and spotted this cover of Country Living and had to pick it up because that room? Hello, totally right up my alley. Country Living isn’t a mag I subscribe to, but now that I’m using Texture, I’m going to be looking at it every month!  There were some great things in this issue, but mostly this house!  It’s like Chip & Joanna Gaines total dream home. :)  I think Fixer Upper has turned us all into a bit of a country fan, no?
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I die for those beams and the overall warm scheme- the layered rugs, the giant basket (which I FOUND- see my “get the look” board below) and the abundance of white, which makes everything feel so warm and lived in.

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The Most Popular Home on the Internet Right Now

Those of you who love design blogs have probably seen the Michigan home of Michelle Adams in House Beautiful a few times in your internet travels, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to post it here too and discuss her charming abode. You must remember Michelle as the editor of Domino, back when Domino was DOMINO- so we all know what a great eye she has from all those dog eared old copies of the magazine.  And if you’ve been following her on Instagram, you know she’s been renovating this house back in her home state of Michigan for a while.  And the final result did not disappoint any of her fans, especially me!  I love the palette, the mix of high and low and the personal charm each space exudes. It’s a great example of what I think a youthful, well designed home should look like.  And at the end of the post, I have lots of sources for finds just like those shown here!

I just die over the marble mantle she brought in to replace her dated one with.  Those graceful, traditional lines in combination with the (replica?) Serge Mouille ceiling fixture is French perfection.
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A Blue Binge.

I have been so all bout bold blues the past few months (perhaps because of the little boy?) and I had so much fun pulling together this cozy bedroom by letting my blue freak flag fly. I started with this amazing block print duvet from Kalyana Textiles and went all out from there. And take note, that amazing blue art comes HUGE. :)
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