A Pair of Royal Nurseries

While the news that the Duchess of Sussex is with child is a wee bit triggering for me emotionally, I can’t help but be very excited about another royal baby.  I mean, is this girl’s life for real? She marries a prince and now gets to have a baby that will have a tiny BRITISH ACCENT, which happens to be every girl who’s seen The Holiday‘s dream come true? Come on, share the wealth, girlfriend! :)

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Color Crush: Aubergine + Light Blue

These two colors are seemingly disparate, but a fantastic and unique combination to use in a space (and one I especially love this time of year). I personally am not a purple girl, it’s the color I use least I’d guess, but in this case I do quite enjoy it!  I prefer a deep plummy, eggplant tone with undercurrents of red in it paired with a light blue that has a smidge of green in it (think robin’s egg).  This room below by Jeffrey Bilhuber is the exact right tones:

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Design Crush: Ham Interiors / Tom Home

As of late I have been very inspired by English design– the kitchens of companies like deVOL and Humphrey Munson are seen more and more these days on Instagram and Pinterest (including mine!)  Yesterday I found a new and incredibly inspiring source, Ham Interiors and sister development company Tom House. The spaces feature incredible detail and a mix of beautiful, classic bones and some interesting accents through art, accents and lighting.  Let’s walk through what makes these spaces so good:

There are many reasons to love this kitchen- the cabinetry color, range, floors, ceiling detail…

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Inspired By: Michelle Smith’s Southern Masterpiece

Designer Michelle Smith’s Palmetto Bluff home is on the cover of the new Traditional Home and it’s STUNNING.  I absolutely loved the mix of old, traditional Southern style with a hint of a modern edge to it.

This shot in particular is incredible and very inspiring to me- the color scheme, the mix of glam and rustic elements. It works so well.

I used it as inspiration for this living room design, utilizing some similar elements and mixing in my own touch.

1. Benjamin Moore Raindance // 2. side table // 3. pillows // 4. chandelier // 5. sconces // 6. antique painting // 7. bowl // 8. bust // 9. chest // 10. sofa // 11. chair // 12. marble coffee table // 13. shell bowl // 14. chair // 15. painting // 16. vintage rug

The master suite is another room to behold… the custom Gracie scenic mural wallpaper in a the bathroom paired with the antique wood vanity is breathtaking…. and the marble tub? Wowzas.

You can see more of this house in Traditional Home or on her website (alternate shots and styling, which is always interesting to see.)

Photos by Emily Jenkins Followill for Traditional Home.

Making Over Your Kitchen and Bath with Home Depot!

Today I’ve partnered with Home Depot to show you the vast array of amazing decorative building supplies for kitchens and baths they have and how you can create a high-end designer look in your home by simply taking a trip to the home of the orange apron!

We recently used some of Home Depot’s amazing Martha Stewart hardware on a project and I was so impressed I made it the jumping off point for this kitchen design.  If you aren’t in the market for new cabinets and counters, consider just swapping out your hardware for a quick update.  I used two different types of Martha Stewart cabinetry here as a base, doing the lowers (and island) in the cerused wood tone and the uppers in a nice white Shaker style.  A simple elongated subway tile with contrast grout makes for a simple and timeless backsplash, while the counters are done in a tough-as-nails quartz that looks a whole lot like Calacatta Gold marble, which is great for those of us with messy kids.  A pair of stylish pendant lights and a brass finish faucet add the finishing touch to the space.  Lets not forget the ground level of a showstopping star patterned tile made of ceramic but that looks like cement– so maintenance is a breeze, but you get that old world charm look as well!

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