Showing posts with label FAVES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FAVES. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-NOVEMBER 1, 2013

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

There are two of the cutest sisters, who are designers in Little Rock, Arkansas.  This past weekend, they opened their design store, Providence Design, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to visit their new store.  You can click on any image to be taken to their blog, Providence Design.

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

Talena Ray and Mona Thompson, owners of Providence Design.

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

Today, I am sharing images from their store, because each area of their store was a favorite.  I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I did.

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

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PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

PROVIDENCE DESIGN

Did you get your “gorgeousness fix”?  If you are ever in Little Rock, Arkansas, you need to be sure to visit these delightful and talented sisters at their store, Providence Designs.  Thank you for coming along with me for the tour.  laurie

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These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES OCT 25, 2013

 

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BACK PORCH MUSINGS

I’ve always loved Pat’s breakfast room, but it just got even better with new bamboo blinds on the windows and a beautiful new rug under the table.  Don’t you love her painted chairs and that wonderful long table?

Collected Style

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Faves.  I’m having a busy week, so there won’t be much commentary with these photos. 

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HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP

I’m on my yearly “girlfriends” trip with 5 of my very dear school friends.  There are normally 8 of us, but two of them can’t go this year.  So, my posts this week may be a little brief.

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HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP

Wow!  I love this rounded screened room – the floor and the ceiling are works of art.

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HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP

If I had this tree house in my backyard, I might let my grandchildren play in it occasionally, but I’m afraid it would mostly be a retreat for me!

Two-Sided Warmth

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

My posts this week have been prepared in advance, so I could spend all of my time enjoying the conversation and laughter with my girlfriends.  I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants blogger, so I seldom have pre-scheduled posts lined up.  I hope this all works out okay.

THE OLDE BARN

Such pretty double doors, and I like the book rack and the bead board wall too.  Inviting entrance.

LITTLE EMMA ENGLISH HOME

The red accents make this kitchen so inviting, and did you notice the “Ticket Office” door?  Isn’t it wonderful?

LITTLE EMMA ENGLISH HOME

I love blue and white.  It always looks so fresh and clean.  Also loving that pretty little French chair.

Breakfast Room & Kitchen - traditional - kitchen - san francisco - ADEENI DESIGN GROUP

HOUZZ

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HOUZZ

Aren’t those windows wonderful, and I love the feet on the cabinets, making them look like furniture pieces.  The apron front cooper sink looks gorgeous, but I have read that they are not easy to take care of, so I won’t be contemplating getting one.  Beautiful hardwood floor too.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post my “Featured” button (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorites.  Thank you for visiting, and have a great weekend.  Even though I prepared this post in advance, I can assure you that I’m having a great weekend!  laurie

Friday, October 18, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-OCTOBER 18, 2013

I am having problems with my computer.  Grrrr!  I had more faves in the draft of this post, but my computer shut down, and I lost several of my posted images.  Our grandbaby has doctor appointments out of town, so I am keeping his two older sisters.  Life is kind of hectic, so I didn’t have time to go back and reconstruct the post.

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SWEEDISH DEKOR

I could live in this outdoor space.  I love that huge fireplace (another mantel to decorate!).  I think the floor is scored and stained concrete, which is what we did in our family room and sunroom, and I love it.  All of the ceiling angles are so interesting.  I am wondering if that massive chandelier provides much light.  I really like that iron frame on the bench, and blue and white fabric is always appealing to me.

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JACK ARNOLD COMPANIES SHOWN AT HOUZZ

This just looks like a cozy place to sit and chat or read a book, or even set up the laptop (well, maybe not my laptop, since it is giving me problems), and do some web surfing or blogging.  You may have picked up on the fact that I love ceiling beams, so I’m usually attracted to any room that has them.  In this image, I also like that window, and the upholstered chairs.

SWEEDISH DEKOR

SWEEDISH DEKOR

The grouping of botanicals on the wall first caught my attention.  I think the blue-gray color of the mats around the botanicals is so pretty.  I like the carved detail on the sofa and round end table too.

 

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

This room makes my heart beat faster.  Those gorgeous wood floors, the wood planks and beams on the ceiling, and that massive stone fireplace directly across from the bed – sigh.  Not one, but two ginormous chandeliers! And isn’t that a wonderful group of windows?

 

AT HOME IN ARKANSAS

AT HOME IN ARKANSAS

What an elegant, and yet comfortable, room for bathing.  All of those deep blues contrasted with the bright whites look so fresh and relaxing..  Did you notice that crown molding?  Exquisite.  Love that painted china hutch used for towel storage.  And to top it all off, there’s that spectacular chandelier!

POTTERY BARN

POTTERY BARN

Bunk rooms always appeal to me.  Although this is an ad, I can just visualize a vacation home, where years of memories have been created by children who bunk together during family vacations.  The contrasts in the room appeal to me.  The white board and batten walls, the rough log beds, those industrial light fixtures, and the big sliding door combine to give the room so much personality.

I’m glad you stopped in to see some of my faves.  Hopefully, I am through with my computer problems.  If you don’t hear from me for awhile, you’ll know that it finally crashed completely.  I’m holding my breath!  laurie

IMPORTANT NOTICES:These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

Friday, October 4, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-OCTOBER 4, 2013

Welcome to another edition of my Friday Faves.  I’m so glad to have you here.

LIVING WIKII

LIVING WIKII

I love this screen door and the garden beyond.  That door begs to be opened, and that path begs to be walked.  So inviting.

 

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I really want to paint a piece of furniture black.  Isn’t this a beauty?  And you know me -- I love the symmetrical balance on top. 

 

DECORATING IDEAS MADE EASY

DECORATING IDEAS MADE EASY

Another piece of black furniture.  I love the way this one is distressed, and I also love that it has storage.  I’m always looking for more storage.  Of course, there is another of my beloved symmetrical arrangements on top.  Isn’t that transferware pot gorgeous?  I’m also loving those lamp shades.  I’m thinking the subtle stripes on the wall may be painted, but they could be wallpaper.  Either way, it looks lovely.

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I am drawn to the architecture in this room.  That huge old fireplace, the window alcoves, and the unique wood plank ceiling and beams all appeal to me.  The fabric is a little bit of a surprise, and I love the way it brightens the room.  Isn’t that an interesting piece used as a coffee table?  I wonder if it is a buffet that has been shortened.  The big area rug is faded to perfection, and I also like the two pieces of furniture on each side of the fireplace. 

LEE W. ROBINSON INTERIOR DESIGNER-HABITUALLY CHIC

INTERIOR DESIGNER LEE W. ROBINSON, SHARED AT HABITUALLY CHIC

It may be a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but I’d love this image even if there weren’t any Christmas decorations.  What a great table, and that rounded painting is gorgeous.  Look at the big silver, footed tray-stunning!  And, although I’m not posting about Christmas (really, I’m not), I do love the idea of a Christmas swag framing a picture.

 

DESIGN DREAMS BY ANNE

DESIGN DREAMS BY ANNE

Anne is absolutely amazing!  If she wants something done, she figures out a way to do it herself!  She not only cut out the wall and installed this window, she made those adorable shutters on each side.  There are two hinged panels on each side, and I love the way they add so much personality to this window and this space.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

This dresser, turned vanity, is so pretty.  Look at those sexy little legs and all of those curves across the bottom.  The painted drawers are perfect for the lines of this piece.  And what about that gorgeous mirror and those sconces.  And… there is the edge of a claw foot tub showing.  Sigh.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I love a bay window, especially if the windows are this pretty.  This little seating area looks so cozy.  I might want to replace the wicker trunk with a smaller table.  Did you see that gorgeous, formal molding above the bay alcove?  The wicker trunk may be an attempt to tone down the formality, but I think the rug is successful in doing that, and, in my humble opinion, the trunk might be a little large for the space and might take the informality a little too far.

It is so much fun for me to be able to share some of my favorite images with you.  Thanks for coming to see them.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  laurie

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post my “Featured” button (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, I am always dreaming of outdoor spaces.

SOUTHERN LIVING

SOUTHERN LIVING

There are a number of ideas that appeal to me in this image from Southern Living.  Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine, and I love that they line both sides of this path of pavers.  I like the picket fence, the little bistro set, the urns at the end of the path, and the structure (created from old windows).  A charming getaway in the backyard.

 

COUNTRY LIVING

COUNTRY LIVING

Toile slipcovers are just the icing on the cake in this image.  The stone walls and the gray painted door and shutters and the rough stone floor add to the French look, and did you notice the little demilune table and the mirror? 

 

COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES

JACK ARNOLD’S HOME AS FEATURED IN VERANDA MAGAZINE, POSTED ON
COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES BLOG

.Who knew the golfer, Jack Arnold, liked French Country design?  Isn’t this kitchen amazing?  That huge black island, the china hutch filled with Ironstone, the hanging cooper pots, that range alcove – oh, be still my heart.  And I love that it looks like you have the option of an open kitchen, or you can slide those big, beautiful doors, and hide the mess.  Edited to add:  My photos and information about this home came from another blog.  A very astute reader, Suzy, kindly took the time to email me to let me know that she thought this might be the home of Jack Arnold, the Tulsa, Oklahoma architect.  I found his blog and saw a photo from his home, and Suzy was right!  Jack Arnold designs gorgeous French style homes.  Between he and Charles Faudree, I’ve decided there must be fabulous French design in the water in Tulsa!  Thank you so much, Suzy, for letting me know so I could correct this post.

COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES

JACK ARNOLD’S HOME AS FEATURED IN VERANDA MAGAZINE, POSTED ON
COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES BLOG

I think, before Pinterest started telling me I had already pinned something, I pinned this study four times. I love all of this room.  I can imagine selecting a book from those beautifully painted built-in shelves; taking it to the bench in front of those wonderful glass doors; and spending an afternoon reading with a breeze blowing through the opened doors.  And that Frenchy looking painted desk and the toile upholstered French chairs aren’t bad either.

 

COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES

JACK ARNOLD’S HOME AS FEATURED IN VERANDA MAGAZINE, POSTED ON COUNTRY FRENCH ANTIQUES BLOG

Can you tell I’m a little smitten with his home?  Oh my goodness, those big blue shutters, those curved dormer windows, and that open structure with a fireplace (which appears to be the back of a garage).  Look at that manicured lawn, and I love the vine covered arch between the two structures.

 

BACK PORCH MUSINGS

BACK PORCH MUSINGS

The mantel in Pat’s Lodge room is beautifully decorated for Fall.  I love those tall pinecone filled branches on each side, as well as the addition of Pine tree needles framing the beautiful pumpkins and leaves on the mantel.  And she tied everything together with a beautiful Fall painting.

ADVENTURES IN DECORATING

ADVENTURES IN DECORATING

Another gorgeous Fall mantel.  I love the falling leaves, hanging from the mantel, and even scattered on the hearth.  The pretty brown urn is decorated with straw and pumpkins.  I even like the way a pumpkin is tilted against the urn, as if it just grew there. 

THE ENCHANTED HOME

THE ENCHANTED HOME

Isn’t this bay of  tall, stacked windows breath-taking?  I could do some serious dreaming while sitting in this spot.

I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite images as much as I enjoy them.  Thanks for stopping in today.  laurie

Reminder:  These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post one of my “Featured” buttons (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide. 

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.