Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christina Baker Paintings in a Girl's Room

Christina Baker is one of my very favorite artists.  Her paintings are just breathtaking.  Here are two in a girls room.  What a lucky little girl, right?!  This fortunate girl has such a fresh, colorful, beautiful bedroom.

When Christina was working on this series, she painted this last painting for me.  Can you imagine my excitement?  However divine you think it looks here, it's much more lovely in person.   I think I've found the perfect spot for it and will be sharing it with you in the next few months.  

Christina's website and blog are great ways to stay in the loop with her and her newest work.  She's also on Instagram, and shares amazing images there.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blue and White Monday || A Letter to Linda's Realtor

You all know that my friend Linda, from Calling it Home, is house hunting in Naples, right?  I thought I'd combine a letter to her realtor, Rick, with Blue and White Monday in case he needs any help locating options.

Georgica Pond

Dear Rick, as you're the realtor for my friend Linda, who is hoping to find a house in Naples very soon, I thought I'd write and give you some tips.  I'm sure you quickly observed that your client is a smart lady who knows what she wants.  I know she isn't shy about sharing her ideas, but in case you haven't seen any visual examples, I'm here to help.

Linda likes her interiors light and bright.  Looking for houses with plenty of large windows would be a good idea.  And, they need to be as symmetrical as possible, both for the interior and exterior. Linda likes symmetry.  

House Beautiful
If there's a house with wallpaper, do not hesitate to show it. She'll either recognize the paper as something fantastic and want to work with it, or already have the number of the best wallpaper person in town to come remove it.

Veranda House
As I mentioned before, Linda likes lots of light.  White kitchens are a plus.

 A spacious master and bath,
Diamond Baratta

House Beautiful
 and bedrooms for her children.
Kathleen DiPaolo

Sarah Back
One very important feature is the guest bedroom.  One like this would be perfect for me friends and family.

via New York Social Diary
In this climate, outdoor features are almost as important as indoor. A pool is a must.

Stuart Membery
Might you have something that comes with this outdoor furniture?

Mary McDonald
And a little garden spot where Linda can display her blue and white would be the icing on the cake.  Good luck to you, Rick. You have your work cut out for you!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Porch Weather


Dallas does not lend itself to the desire for a porch.  Not for me, anyway. Maybe in the fall, a porch would be nice, but in the summer, no thank you. With the 110 degree temps, plus the mosquitoes, I prefer staying indoors. However, today, with the wonderfully mild weather we're having, I'd love a porch in which to enjoy the day. Since I don't, I'm going to settle for looking at these instead.  I hope you're having a lovely weekend! 

Traditional Home

Colorado Homes

New England Home

Architectural Digest


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