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While reading the Domaine feature on Cynthia Collins, I learned that aside from being an interior designer, she is also co-owner of Blue Print – a store in Uptown Dallas. I clicked on over to the store website and immediately fell in love. They sell handpicked antiques, original artwork, accessories, and high-end furniture, all inside a really charming and architecturally beautiful old home:
They do such a beautiful job with styling:
All photos via Blue Print Store
The dining room is one of the spaces I’ve neglected in our home and is in need of a little attention. It’s a small little space that is open to the living room. Since moving in, all we’ve done is bring in the clear chairs we had from our previous home, a white tulip table, and white curtains. The owners of the home (we’re renters) left their chandelier and we’ve left it up because, well, it’s functional. It’s not really our style though and I’ve been itching to change it out.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for light fixtures that I like (and aren’t ridiculously expensive). Below is a round-up of what I’ve found so far. Some of them aren’t right for the space but thought they were worth sharing here, for any of you out there who may also be on the hunt for the right light fixture.
#1 is beautiful but it’s probably a bit too fancy for our home. #2 has a fun vibe to it, though I’m not sure if it would emit sufficient light. #3 is a strong contender – I love it’s simple elegance. #4 is clean, simple and my husband’s favorite. There’s also this one, which is similar and I like. #5 is really cool and I love that it’s handmade by a fellow small business owner. It’s also the most budget friendly. Given the current chairs we have though, bringing this in would probably be too many clear elements in the space. Perhaps if I got new chairs… (haha I wish! …not in the budget right now)
If you happen to come across a light fixture you think I’d like and is reasonably priced, feel free to send it my way. I’m open to options.
Just had a chance to flip through my copy of the latest issue of C Magazine and was delighted to see featured this beautiful Hollywood Hills home. Especially loving the gorgeous outdoor living area and the living room with big windows and views of the green garden. I think they shall be the newest additions to my dream home inspiration file.
photography by Douglas Friedman
While a sofa upholstered in a solid colored fabric is the safest and usually most economical option, for those who can afford it and are feeling adventurous enough, sofas in a fun patterned fabric can make pretty fantastic statement pieces that can do a lot to add beautiful interest in a space:
image credits: 1- house beautiful 2-elle decor, 3- via how do i love thee, 4-skona hem, 5-elle decor, 6-domino, 7-domino, 8-the devil wears prada via quadrille, 9-country living, 10-domino
Hello! Today I’m excited to announce that the blog will be getting a new look this week! The design is done, programming is currently underway, and it will be up sometime in the next few days. I’ll be switching over to WordPress – keeping my fingers crossed that the switch goes smoothly!
If I had a dedicated dressing room, I think I’d like to incorporate a mirrored vanity table. There’s something just so glamorous about them wouldn’t you agree?
image credits: 1-via ashley’s pinterest via marcus design inc.; 2-photography by alexander johnson via houzz; 3-photography by grey crawford via here; 4-via alyson’s pinterest via ArhZine ; 5-via traditional home; 6-via lesapea musings; 7-photography by scott woodward, interior design by agnes verrier, as seen in rue
Love chairs with a white painted frame and a dark or richly hued upholstery fabric. The pairing creates such a beautiful contrast. A few favorite examples:
Both with floral wallpaper, white built-ins, stylish storage and a beautiful wood frame chair.
Do you have a favorite?
Came across this image a couple of weeks ago and still have it in my head. I think you’ll see why:
Isn’t that chevron painted floor beautiful?? It was designed by Merrilee McGehee. See more of her work here.