31 Days of Pink

9.30.2012

Hi, I'm so glad you're stopping by my 31 Days.  I'm participating in The Nester's challenge to post about the same subject for an entire month.  That will actually be easy for me as I've chosen to feature the color PINK!  I'll be sharing pink in interiors, tabletop, gardening, accessories, art and fashion.  Talented guests will be here frequently helping me share the pink love.  I hope you'll be here with us every day!
1.    Blue & White Monday + Pink
6.    Kitchen Envy
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Orange and Navy

9.29.2012

My customers are brilliant.  They come up with the best combinations of colors.  I hadn't thought of putting these together, but I loved the orange with the navy.  So much so that I had to snap a photo before they went into the package for shipping.  What do you think?  I hope you're having a fantastic weekend.  It's raining here in Dallas which is great!  

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Pink and Blue for Friday

9.28.2012

I saw this on Thistlewood and fell in love.  Aren't the colors just incredible?


Heather, over at Vivid Hue Home, is having a Waylande Gregory giveaway that you shouldn't miss.


And the rug I posted about yesterday that Linda resized for me came in the mail, so guess what I'll be doing this weekend?  Painting a rug.  Wish me luck and have a great weekend!




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Fall Decor

9.26.2012

I have strong opinions regarding holiday decor.  I either really like something or I really do not.  And with fall comes the arrival of some of the holiday decor I prefer the least.  Back to that in a minute.  For now, I'll show you what I like.  Basically, anything that looks natural and uncontrived is appealing to me for exterior fall decorations.




For inside, I like the idea of using a pumpkin as a vase.



Or a drink container.




This is my favorite.  Such gorgeous colors.


So now to what I don't love.  Inflatables.  And they will be all over Dallas.  Inflatable football team mascots are here and there already.  Soon there will be spiders, pumpkins and ghosts.  Then, we'll have turkeys.  I may be offending some here, but I just don't care for inflatables.  Do you have inflatables where you live?  What do you think?




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Inspiration Boards by Chinoiserie Chic

9.25.2012




Have you seen that Beth of Chinoiserie Chic has started doing inspiration boards?  She says she's a novice, but it doesn't look like it!  I'm loving all of these.  Do you have a favorite?

She has two new and gorgeous boards featured today on her blog that you shouldn't miss.  See them here.




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Blue and White Monday

9.24.2012

Brunschwig & Fils

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Today I'm sharing some of the most pinned images from my Blue and White Pinterest board.  

Cathy Kincaid


Jim Thompson Fabrics

Lee Ann Thornton

Hurley and Company

Kirsten Kelli

Houzz.com

This was the kind of weekend I'll need a couple of days from which to recover.  It was all about hosting teenage parties and chaperoning events.  It was lots of fun and quite educational, but I need some recovery time!  What do you think about these photos?  It's interesting to me to see which images are most pinned.  Sometimes I'm in complete agreement, other times I may love something that others aren't  noticing as much.  I do adore all of the above!








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Kitchen Love

9.21.2012


I ran across this yesterday and fell in love.  It's by Ferguson and Shamamian Architects LLP.  Both men worked at Parish-Hadley, and it shows.  How I would adore a fireplace in the kitchen/breakfast room.  What do you think?  

Have a great weekend!



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A Chinoiserie Bridesmaid Luncheon

9.18.2012

A Pink Pagoda customer was so smart and creative to think of using my Pink Willow notecards as invitations for a bridesmaid luncheon she was hosting.  She has lots of beautiful Chinoiserie in her home and wanted to incorporate Chinoiserie in the decor of the party.  I'm absolutely thrilled that she shared photos of the luncheon with me.  I had been excited to get to have my cards used this way and was so glad to get to see images from the gorgeous party!






Isn't her house beautiful?  I'm so appreciative to have had the opportunity to be a part of this lovely event!



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Digs Design Company and Customer Photo

9.14.2012

Did you spot my prints in the photo above?  I love getting to share a customer photo and feature a talented designer at the same time.  Jocelyn Chiappone of Digs Design Company is responsible for all of this gorgeousness.  










I hadn't been familiar with Jocelyn's work when she purchased prints from my store.  How thrilled I was when I saw her work and my prints in one of her interiors!  What do you think?  And are you so happy it's Friday?  I'm looking forward to the weekend.  Enjoy yours!



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Blue and White Monday -- Jim Thompson Bedroom

9.10.2012



A designer contacted me this summer from Scott Snyder Inc. about creating eight custom prints that would coordinate with Jim Thompson's fabric Qinglong for a blue and white bedroom.  I've posted about this fabric before, but for readers who are at all familiar with me, you'd know that I'd be crazy for this fabric whether or not you saw that feature.  It's blue and white, it's Chinoiserie, and it has dragons.  What's not to love?  Of course I was ecstatic to get this commission.  






 I love the way the room was done.  This fabric makes spectacular curtains, don't you think?  And pillows, and upholstered beds.  The stripe fabric on the chair is fantastic with the Qinglong.  I'm definitely going to copy the way the prints were framed.  I'm redoing my breakfast room during the next 6 months or so and will use these eight prints there.

Did you notice that I added a watermark to the photos?  I kind of hated to do that.  The photo without the text is so much more appealing.  Maria Barros was very thoughtful to send me customer photos recently of a couple of incredible rooms where she'd used my prints.  Her work was in a color palette that I knew Erin, from House of Turquoise, would enjoy and appreciate.  I sent her an email, and she posted the images and credited the prints in the photos to me.  I was thrilled.  However, almost immediately, the photos were used on other blogs with no mention of the source or my prints, and I learned a lesson.  I have two objectives in sharing these images.  One, they're beautiful and I want to share.  Two, I want people to know the prints are mine and where to find them.  Hence, the distracting text.  What are your thoughts?  Would you add the watermark?  And what do you think about this blue and white bedroom?




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Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence

9.06.2012





A package of sunshine came in the mail for me last week.  Sherry Hart, of Design Indulgence, had a giveaway which I won.  I never win a thing, and I was thrilled!  Sherry chose some happy yellowness to include in her giveaway.  I'll have fun incorporating these cheerful, gorgeous items in my house.



The two photos above are from Sherry's One Room Challenge.  I was a fan of her blog before that, but enjoyed getting to know her better during the challenge.  I love Sherry's posts.  They're full of her personality.  She's hilarious, irreverent, and makes me laugh out loud even while I'm looking at gorgeous images.  






The rest of these beautiful photos are from Sherry's portfolio.  Isn't she talented?  Thank you so much Sherry for the package of lovelies.  I'm also very appreciative of the fun and the eye candy you provide on Design Indulgence!





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