Monday, July 8, 2013

Blue and White Monday with Susan Palma

If you've been following along with me, you know I love this bedroom.  I'm pretty obsessed with it, actually.  It's my favorite bedroom ever.  Dallas interior designer Susan Palma designed it, and I think it's masterful.  It's the perfect mix of pattern and scale.  I love that it's clean, tailored and restrained while still being feminine and fun.  So, can you imagine my excitement upon getting to meet Susan Palma for coffee Friday?  

She and I had commented back and forth some on Pinterest, so I knew already that I was going to like her.  I have to say that she is absolutely a delight!  I had the best time chatting with her and getting to know her.  

 
This is another room she designed that I'm crazy for and have featured more than once.  She told me that it's the sitting room of the bedroom in which I've been obsessed for years.  Oh. My.  I look at lots of pretty rooms. And lots of them are blue and white.  What I love about these is that they are gorgeous, but also have personality and a sense of fun.    

And here are our cell phone cases.  We thought it was funny that we have the same one and had to get a photo.

Susan is constantly needlepointing and brought me this beautiful jewelry case.  Wasn't that the loveliest thing to do?  Of course, I love it!


She has amazing Pinterest boards which you should see and follow. One of them shows other published rooms which you can see here. She's obviously the kind of designer who can achieve different looks beautifully.  You can tell looking through this board that she wants her clients to be happy in their homes and have their own styles reflected in their rooms.  I think that designers who can create beautiful interiors without relying on a signature look are very impressive.  Susan Palma is an incredibly talented designer and a lovely lady.  I'm thrilled I got to meet her last week, and will have to share more of her with you, soon!


And lastly, here are some blue and white Etsy finds.  I want lots of these for myself.  Especially the very expensive pair of dragon jars and the Kerry Steele art!


18 comments :

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

How fun!! So glad you got to meet. I love that bedroom as well! I'm still in Malaga and met a friend this morning who mentioned she LOVES your blog...she discovered it through mine and is now a blind follower of yours....she loves your prints! xx

The enchanted home said...

Wow that's so neat. Don't you love the real life encounters that happen through blogging. How fun to meet up and it appears you have A LOT in common! Love the jewelry case she made for you...how sweet. And love your phone cases:) I will definitely check out her Pinterest boards...another thing to keep me on my computer, lol. Enjoy your Monday, her work is gorgeous!

Karen Albert said...

Jennifer I adore those rooms as well and will check out her links! Your gift is so lovely!! Oh and I am featuring our friend Kerry on my site!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time! I'm excited to check out her pinterest boards.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

What a fun opportunity. I love that she made you a jewelry case...and it's beautiful. What a talent. I also love your Etsy finds.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That is so cool! I think we all daydream of chatting with out favorite designers and got to do it!
Thanks for adding a few of my pieces to the treasury list.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

How cool Jennifer! What a great way to spend an afternoon - two talented ladies swapping stories. :)

Unknown said...

That must of been so much fun....its crazy who you meet through blogging!

Brittany Liljeqvist said...

How fun!! Love that bedroom too, I really like the idea of a desk/nightstand combo :)

Brittany
www.classicallyb.com

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love that you met for coffee! That is what my goal is in blogging, to meet up with those Ive bonded with and chat in person one day over coffee or wine! Love those rooms of hers and her boards... to die for, seriously.
xo xo Nancy

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

What a nice story! It sounds like you are kindred spirits!

Kathysue said...

Jennifer! Love love this room and it is beyond perfect for your home. I am also in love with the fabric on the pillows on the bed. Always look forward to your Mondays post and thank you for the intro to Susan Palma
Happy Monday,
Kathysue

Katie Clooney said...

Great post, Jennifer! I put your prints on my blog today! Every morning I wake up with a smile when I look at them.

Andrea said...

I absolutely love this master suite!! I wonder who that charming and whimsical lion(?) table is by? It is absolutely adorable! And how funny that y'all have the same iPhone case! I'm following Susan on Pinterest... she is so very talented.

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Suburban Charm said...

Jennifer, you have such fantastic taste! So fun that you were able to meet Susan in person! I follow her on Pintrest and love her boards, as I do yours!

Susan Palma said...

The popularity of Jennifer's blog is overwhelming!
I appreciate all of the comments. It means a lot because I know that you all have impeccaable taste! I am sooo flattered... and honored to be featured on one of my favorite blogs.
Yes, we decided to meet for a "quick coffee", which turned into 3 hours and could have been all day!
FYI, I tucked that little BLUE & WHITE needlepoint in my purse to give to Jennifer ONLY if we hit it off. In retrospect, I should have brought a giant pillow! Looking forward to future get togethers and midnight pinning!
xo

mb said...

Love love love to know that you both know each other.
A match made in heaven perhaps?
Susan, I thought of you last week in New Canaan while visiting my pal. I didn't get to see your sister.
I am demanding a design tour of your amazing projects asap.
xxMarybeth

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Jennifer-
I love Susan's work too! I have pinned that bedroom more than once!
Great picks.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

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