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Wanting an Hermes Tray….

For some reason, I got it in my head the other day that I want to do a large oval Hermes tray on our over-sized coffee table.  Something to hold remotes and non breakables as this table gets lots of abuse attention.

 Lonny Hermes TrayLonny

The Zuhsh Hermes TraySue De Chiara / Th Zhush

Hermes Tray Dining TableMaria Gabriela

Hermes Ovel Tray Styledvia

I haven’t tried hard, but a quick search of the usual suspects (1stDibs, Ebay, etc.) didn’t yield much.  There is an etsy seller who makes a good looking reproduction.  But, I kinda want the real deal.

Seen any lately?

Audubon Prints….

I am working on art for our guestroom and am loving the vintage vibe of using Audubon prints.  Here is some inspiration for the vibe I am going for.  Hoping for a natural, collected, vintage sortof vibe.

Audubon Prints in Dining RoomInterior Design by Katie Ridder, Photo by Eric Piasecki

Tom Sheerer Living RoomTom Sheerer, Photo by William Waldron

Yellow BedSarah Richardson

Tom Sheerer FoyerTom Sheerer, Photo by Francesco Lagnese

See anything that inspires?

Overdyed Rugs….

Overdyed Rugvia (original source unknown)

Overdyed Rug 2Chrstien Starkenburg via Interieur+ website

Overdyed Rug 3Design Manifest

Overdyed Rug 4House to Home, Photography by Emma Lee

Overdyed Rug Jonathan AdlerJonathan Adler
While they have been popular for a while, I am finding myself drawn to the look of over-dyed rugs.  I am slightly obsessed with finding a yellow one for my foyer……but it is harder than one might think.
Do you like the look?

Style Me Pretty….

With most of the major design decisions done around here, I am slowly but surely working on art and accessories.  If we get some good light over the weekend I’ll share a few new additions, my new living room art is being picked up from the artist today and I’ve had a professional arrange orchids in my big clam shell for the foyer.  Plus, the new pair of lamps for our family room sofa table came in….

What I am lacking is the knick knacks and accessories that make the house feel “done.”  Here are some inspiration images.

Coffee Table Styling Ideas via Maddie G Designsvia

Coffee Table Styling Ideas from Maddie G Designs BlogTiffany Eastman Interiors

Andi Hatch Photography 2012Meg Galligan.  Photography by  Andi Hatch

Coffee Table Styling Via Maddie G Designs Blogvia 

See anything you like?

Happy Weekend!

Just Because….

Schumacher Wallpaper available through Maddie G DesignsSchumacher

Schumacher Chenonceau wallpaper available through Maddie G DesignsShazalynn Calvin-Winfrey

Faux Bois and Green Dining Room via Maddie G Designs via, anyone know source?

Dan Caruthers via Maddie G DesignsDan Carithers

I am drawn to these warmer, earthy slightly more traditional spaces today.  Not sure why.  Just because, I guess.

Happy Wednesday.

Beach Living….

Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth there but we were out of town for a week for Spring Break and while I had good intentions of blogging from vacation….I was just too tired to do it.  We spent a week in Newport Beach, CA and I am telling you when it isn’t foggy….I don’t know how there could be a better place to be.  So, beautiful! 

While there we managed to do three days at Disneyland and one at Lego Land which left for two days to explore Newport, Balboa Island, etc.  I have tons of photos (mainly of the kids and their Pop-Pop who joined us for a few days of Disney fun) but haven’t even thought about downloading them from my phone.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos of a Beach Bungalow (I am pretty sure it is in Balboa) designed by Krista Ewart (all images photographed by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful.)

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These images make me wish I had a little beach-side cottage.

The color and casual vibe is speaking to me!

Happy Monday.

Weekend Wants…..

Do you detect a theme?

Overscale Tufted Headboardsvia

Ikat Headboard Kim Stephen

Bear Hill Interiors Upholstered HeadboardsBear Hill Interiors

Emerald Upholstered Headboardvia 

I am so glad the weekend is here.  I have a client meeting this morning, a call with my web designers this afternoon and then I am off!  Looking forward to a relaxing weekend where hopefully we can all catch-up on some much needed rest, enjoy a low key night entertaining some friends, and decompress after a busy week.

Happy Weekend!

Harlequin Tulia Wallpaper

I am not going to lie.  I have kindof obsessed over this paper (Harlequin Tulia which is part of the Anoushka collection) since I saw it.  It comes in 5 colorways (search their site to see them all as I cannot link to the search) but this is my favorite….with the pink and turquoise running a close second.

Harlequin Anoushka

How perfect would this paper be in a pool bath (or kids bath) with white tile and plumbing fixtures, polished nickel hardware,  a green striped shower curtain and green monogrammed crisp white towels. 

Yes, please!

Need help with pricing or purchasing this or any “trade only” wallpaper? Contact me for assistance.

Just Plain Clammy….

I did a post about using clam shells in decorating over two years ago.  At the time, finding a large clam shell at a decent price was near impossible–yet I was seeing them all over the place in magazines.  Now, open your favorite home decor catalog and you are sure to find one at a reasonable price.  I know I have a wholesale source, but honestly I cannot remember where I saw it and I am in the mood for some instant gratification, à la Wisteria.  (So lucky that they are based in Dallas and have a retail store here!)  I am thinking of using one of these either on my foyer table or the kitchen table.

 Large Clam Shell SinkJames Merrell for House Beautiful

Giant Clam Shellvia 

Dan Marty Design Clam ShellDan Marty Design

Giant Clam Shell Lisa Luby RyanLisa Luby Ryan

Clam Shell CenterpieceTria Giovan for Coastal Living

Clamshell Foyer Tablevia

Centerpiece Clam Shellvia

What do you think?

Like the look?

Bold Art Wall….

I think people are often afraid to put art over a boldly wallpapered wall.  Here are some examples proving it can be done with success.

Anna Spiro Wallpaper at Black and SpiroAnna Spiro

martyn Lawrence BullardMartyn Lawrence Bullard

Hinson Fireworks Wallpaper via LonnyPhotography by Patrick Cline

09_ozzy_sharon_osbourne_homephotography by Roger Davis for Architectural Digest

Maddie has the fireworks wallpaper in her bedroom and I have the Farrow and Ball wallpaper above in our Master.  Neither has a thing hanging on the wall.  I need to get moving!

What do you think?