Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday: House Guests {The Haskins' Home, a Contemporary and Refined Classic Charmer}

Last Summer I shared this House Tour with you.
It was part of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes Tour.
It's so good that we are going to re-run this classic today for Throwback Thursday!!!


Shut the front door. It's a beautiful front door.
Welcome to this brand spanking new home. But it has the warmth, charm and character of a 100 year old house.  The architects of this Millhaven home, as well as the designers, Caitlin Creer Interiors and Alice Lane Home Collection, skillfully combine classic elements with fresh accessories and colors. It's not TRADITIONAL, it's not's what I would call a CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC.

So, how do I define a CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC? CLASSIC major components, like marble, hardwoods, subway tile and other historical architectural elements, fixtures, lighting elements, woodwork, and furniture styles, etc. Infused with hints of CONTEMPORARY accessories such as pillows, rugs, fabrics, art work and other decorative items. Also, and this is a MAJOR tip when trying to achieve this look: TRADITIONAL PATTERNS in CONTEMPORARY PALETTES (new and simpler colorways). These formulas keep interiors fresh and light.
Can you spy Traditional staples like Quatrefoil? Ginger Jars and Glass Knobs?
Be sure to scroll through all the pictures (from the incredibly talented Cristi of Haya Papaya Photography) ...I've saved the exterior for last ;)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Inspiration {Benjamin Moore Blues}

Benjamin Moore blues (top = in sunlight; bottom = darkened room)
Mrs. Limestone

TOP = in sunlit room
BOTTOM = in darkened room  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Splurge or Steal {Spindle Chairs}

Helen Cotton Spindle Armchair, Black
So, Spindle Chairs aren't exactly new or anything. They're pretty darn trendy these days, but they've been around for a long a REALLY LONG TIME.

Spindle-back chair
Antique Spindle Back Chair
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The upholstered, accent chair version is what is really hot these days.
Here are my favorite finds.


Williams Sonoma Home

Z Gallerie
Chair $499.99
Ottoman $249.99




Neiman Marcus



Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Musings {Link Love} Late Summer

So many Coastal homes have this floor plan. It's brilliant. More architects should incorporate the Upstairs/Downstairs 
Upside Down
 Flip Flop!

No hassle home made ice cream. YUM.
And it's simple but it makes you look all fancy and gourmet and such. 

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe - perfectly creamy vanilla ice cream made without a machine! So easy and only 3 ingredients! |

Some days you need encouragement...some days others need a gentle nudge. 
SO, be the good, why don't you?

Be The Good <br> graphic t-shirt

Fabulously pretty and child friendly end of Summer treat!

watermelon ginger sparklers I

I've followed Greige Design for years....if I had to pick ONE STYLE as a favorite, 
this would be it for me!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pinterest Board Spotlight: Dude Decor {Rebel Giant Room}

This is all about James Dean coolness (without trying TOO hard to be cool).

Retro/Vintage 1950's,  Western, Manly Vibe.

I took most of my inspiration from the picture below and from my favorite 
James Dean movie, GIANT.

James Dean in his W 68th St NYC Studio apt, 

where he lived in the early 50s...look at all those books!!! 

James Dean in his W 68th St NYC Studio apt, I know he's not reading but this IS HIS APT where he lived in the early 50s...look at all those books!!! See google for more fab pics from Life Magazine article

I seriously died when I saw the wider version of this picture...because I had already decided that this James Dean room needed Mounted Longhorns...and then I stumbled on this wider picture of the same shot...and ZING! Mounted Longhorns!

  Follow Amy's board Dude Decor: Rebel Giant Room on Pinterest.

Audrey Room Prize Pack {Giveaway Winner}

Thank you to everyone who entered THE AUDREY ROOM PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!!!
We have a winner!
Shannon L. C.
you have won the necklace & earring set, the Heels, Head and Standards Gold Print, 
the JCrew Jewelry holder, striped notepad and the chalkboard labels. 

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

P.S. this wasn't the only giveaway going on over here!
In fact, the $100 JCrew Factory Giveaway is still happening!!!
Go here to enter!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JCrew Factory Giveaway & Style Guide

To see all of our tips head over here!
Be sure to enter the giveaway below! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway