Blue and White Monday: Cynthia Collins Interiors


I haven't seen a photo of a room in quite awhile that has captured my attention like the one above.  The straight lines and right angles the chairs and the upholstery create, along with the unframed, amazing Mallory Page painting, are the perfect foil to the tone on tone pattern of David Hicks', The Vase, wallpaper. The amount of color the Rose Famille infuses is perfect.  This exquisitely designed room is the work of Cynthia Collins, one of my favorite interior designers. What's more, she's a fellow Dallasite.  I know you'll enjoy the gorgeous images of her work I'm sharing below.  Check out her site for lots more.


New Christina Baker Paintings available at Elliott Fouts Gallery


Abbey Theater

Elliott Fouts Gallery, in Sacramento, has recently received new paintings by one of my very favorite artists, Christina Baker.  How I wish Dallas were closer!  Christina will be there Saturday night, October 8th, from 6-9 pm.  I would love getting to go hang out with her and see her breathtaking new paintings in person.  If you're in the Sacramento area, don't miss the opportunity to meet one of the loveliest, most gracious ladies I've had the good fortune to know.  Getting to see Christina's work in person is such an incredible treat.

Seaside Resort

Passage East

Tibetan Garden Triptych

I love pinks with browns.  This triptych is the same size as the one Christina did for my One Room Challenge entry a couple of years ago. It really commands the space, and is an absolute joy to behold everyday.  See it here.

I've shared only four of more that are available. They're purchasable directly from the site and can be shipped anywhere. See others here.


Dallas Home: Subtly Sophisticated Mix of Traditional and Modern


This spectacular vignette is from the house I mentioned a couple of weeks ago.  I'd been devouring my latest Luxe issue, and noticed a mirror just like mine in a  feature on a gorgeous Dallas house.  You can see more of the feature, and read about it here

Photography:  Nathan Schroder
Interior Design:  Homeowner with a bit of help from The Design Girls (Susan Palma and Muffin Lemak)
Landscape Architecture:  Laura Tyson


Mirror Two Ways


I was turning pages in the seriously gorgeous Luxe Dallas Fort Worth July/August issue, and saw the photo above.  Something looked familiar.  It took a second for me to realize that the mirror pictured is the same one I have in my dining room.  Mine comes off rather plain Jane in comparison (shown below) as I'm lacking the black and white marble floor and the panoramic tropical paper.  This is from the spectacular entry of a Dallas house that I'll be sharing more about soon.



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