Top Ten: August Finds

Brooklyn Decker's house in Texas
Via Hooked on Houses

What is there to say about August? At my first glance back, August was overall uneventful. A quiet ending to a hot summer-but surprisingly not scorching. We barely got into the 100’s this year and we are already cooling off for fall. I have spent a couple of weekends with my mom, shopping to get her guest bedroom together for a bit of an upgrade. It mostly came together. The side tables, though, were delayed. It was in stock, but unable to ship out in time. Mom loved them enough to wait for them. Otherwise, once we got the things into the bedroom, she decided the bed linens needed to be upgraded as well. We’ve been searching for something good. The guests came in over the weekend. At least the guest bedroom was mostly ready for them. GDC Home had a good sale over the weekend. Jon and I walked away with a bit of an unexpected piece for the living room. I plan to do a post on that soon. Taz turned 9 this month. Seriously, where is that foundation of eternal youth? He needs to stop growing old. Is there a dog version of Peter Pan? He’s been in my life since he was 4 months old and I would have no idea how to live without him. On second thought, August has always been about subtlety.

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Dream Home Inspiration: Dark vs Light Bedroom

Who doesn’t love a bright and cheerful bedroom? I would think it would be more motivating to wake up to and get out of bed. But I can’t imagine anything more cozier than a dark bedroom when going to bed at night or in the colder weather. I’m constantly back and forth on which way I would like to go when we get a house, so I decided to do a little round up to see if it sways me one way or the other.

For the master bedroom curtains and bedcover, a Rose Tarlow print, Sea Leaves, "strikes the right balance between femininity and masculinity," Thomas says. They hang from custom Morgik metal rods. Shams and linens, Hillary Thomas Designs.
Via House Beautiful

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15 Favorite Items from Anthropologie’s Fall Collection

Anthropologie have just released their fall collection and I just have to share what I’ve fallen in love with! I know, I know. What don’t I love at Anthropologie? But what’s not to love beside their high prices?

1)These hanging woven baskets are a great way to add dimension and texture on the wall, plus being functional to put things in. Win, win!

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A Light Airy Blue Bedroom in the Bahamas

Blue Bahamas Guest Bedroom |  “Charming wallpaper gives a room a special, tucked-away feel," says designer Amanda Lindroff, who applied a blue medallion print to the walls of this Harbour Island guest bedroom.:

What’s not to love about a light airy blue guest bedroom in the Bahamas? The pattern on the wallpaper really helps to drum up some fun, especially when it’s mixed with striped lampshades. I wish I could see a little more of the rattan headboard. I’ve been particularly appreciating rattan headboard-well, rattan everything- lately. I almost bought a rattan headboard off a Facebook group recently, but decided it really isn’t part of the look that I’m trying to go for right now. That white side table is quite nice. I find it refreshing for a change from the simple mid-century furniture. I’ve been trying to find a side table for myself in the living room and I want it to have a shape similar to this. A lot of the side tables are just simple and it’s simple to produce simple in mass production. Simple is not quite what I want right now. I also like this white side table because it makes me think of this project that I’m helping my mom with for her guest bedroom. I’m not sure how it’ll go, but I think the room needs white side tables. I’m planning on doing a before and after on this guest bedroom especially after the upcoming guests have seen it. Anyway, back to the Bahamas bedroom. The baskets on the side table are great for texture and storage. The maps over the beds look like fun- like not the typical maps- and I love that the mats are not white or black for a change while the white frames keeps it simple. Those shutters on the windows! You can’t do a home in the Caribbean and not have shutters on the windows. Loving the patterns on the bed. Wish I could see more.

Amanda Lindroth nailed it! Even the rest of the house is pretty fabulous. Get the rest of the tour here. She’s so good with this Caribbean and Palm Beach style, I’m about to move into all the homes she’s ever worked on.

Design That Domaine: Styling Vignettes 

Rearranging is a little bit of a normal occurrence around here. When I get bored with things, I’ll move it around, give it a new home and freshen things up. I’m always trying to experiment with what looks good in a vignette, or a group of things. Here’s a peep of what’s been keeping me busy.

Living Room Coffee Table

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