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FOR A LITTLE INSPIRATION ON THIS TUESDAY, I’M SHARING THE EXTERIOR OF THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. LOVE HOW THE EXTERIOR MARRIES MODERN WITH TRADITIONAL — GORGEOUS!

 

EXTERIOR HARDWARE BY SUN VALLEY BRONZE

THE MIX OF SIDING AND BRICK ADDS GREAT TEXTURE!

BLACK DOWNSPOUTS AND GUTTERS IN ZINC LOOK GREAT WITH THE WOOD SHINGLED ROOF AND WHITE EXTERIOR.

 BEAUTIFUL EXTERIOR FRENCH STEEL DOORS BY RIVIERA BRONZE

ARCHITECTURE BY BRANDON ARCHITECTS

BUILT BY PATTERSON CUSTOM HOMES

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LOVE THE FONT AND SIMPLICITY OF THE ADDRESS — IT WORKS WITH BOTH MODERN AND TRADITIONAL STYLES.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

xoxo,

~SHANNON

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I love this woven trend going on — from light fixtures to rugs and chairs — it’s all gorgeous.

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On my recent trip to Mallorca I noticed a lot of woven influences. I saw tons of gorgeous light fixtures, rugs and baskets. I feel adding some natural fiber accents can work for anyone’s home and love how it can evoke a sense of vacation and relaxed style of living.

 

 All my favorite woven accents from Serena & Lily

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If you’re looking to add a pop of color or that little something that will give your dining room new life, consider adding two wingback chairs. Not only are they incredibly comfortable but they also add a wonderful layer of interest.

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Love these white crisp ones flanking a rustic farm table. Image from Maison 

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Beautiful wingback chairs & color palette. Image from Veranda

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Or, how about this gorgeous set up — which can be easily translated to a dining room setting.

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Another beautiful example. Image from Jessica Conner Design

Some of my favorite wingback chairs on the market….

1. Anthropologie | 2.  Ethan Allen | 3.  Restoration Hardware

 

If you are working with a tight space, you can use any upholstered chair (as in the photo below). The idea is just to add a bit of interest and in this case, something comfortable as well.

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Image from Decor Pad

Good to Know…

Make sure that you know the height of your table before purchasing, as well as double-check durability of the fabric — especially if you have kids or pets 🙂

Have a great Thursday!

~ Shannon

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After taking a couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays with family and friends I’m back at work. And, I’ve got several posts in the pipeline that I’m excited to share with you.

First off, I have the final photos from my last project. Below, the kitchen being worked on —  tomorrow I’ll be sharing the after photos.

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 I have a really fun post coming up on pub houses.

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The Wild Rabbit

 I’m also doing a post where I  talk about my favorite item for the garden.

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 And, I’ll be sharing one of the most dramatic renovations to date.

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Lastly, I have a post coming up on how to put together a gallery wall.

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So stay tuned and Cheers to 2017!

~ Shannon

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nOt yoUr tYpical kiTcheN

For the most part, kitchen design tends to have a certain formula it follows — upper and lower cabinets, a natural stone countertop, tile backsplash, etc. Pushing the design boundaries in the kitchen can be a bit intimidating. The kitchen is one of those rooms in the house that is pretty permanent — once done it rarely changes. It’s also the most expensive room in the house to rehab; therefore, doing something atypical may seem too big of a risk? However, we spend so much time in our kitchens I really believe we should enjoy them as much as possible, and give them a bit of personality.

There are several ways to create an ‘atypical kitchen’. Some changes may be more permanent than others. The kitchens below are great examples of some of my favorite atypical kitchen ideas.

1.THE MORE PERMANENT ROUTE

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Forgo the upper cabinets

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Choose different materials like concrete and raw wood

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Go sleek and streamline

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Create your very own French bistro

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Go with open shelving

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Create an Old World feel with a large hood for your cooking area

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Hang shelves from the ceiling

2. THE LESS PERMANENT ROUTE

For less of a permanent route, you could use a gorgeous paint color on your cabinets, go for oversized light fixtures to make a statement or create your very own art gallery.

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Paint everything one gorgeous color

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Add art

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Add a piece of furniture to store your glassware, serving dishes, etc.

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Bring the outdoors in by using exterior lighting in your kitchen

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Go big and use an oversize light fixture

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One of my favorites at the present, this kitchen is dark & lovely. I also really like how the designer used wall sconces to give it a soft and elegant feeling.

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Also, don’t neglect to look at your favorite restaurant for ideas. These days designers are doing an incredible job with restaurant design, as in the photo above at Hard Water in San Francisco.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

~Shannon

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If you’re a fan of Fixer Upper on HGTV, you know what I’m talking about when I say ‘Farmhouse Chic’. We can thank Ms. Joanna Gaines for bringing style back to the farmhouse! She’s put Waco on the map and has made Waco way cool. She knows how to do more than mix and match pillows — she puts some gorgeous houses together and inspires me to keep focused.

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I have to admit that this is one of my favorite “looks” at the moment. It’s clean, fresh and has a modern feel that isn’t too cold. With a bit of white paint and some pretty antiques, a simple structure can become your very own gorgeous art gallery.

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Another person who also knows how to make a farmhouse or stable look quite incredible — Ellen DeGeneres — love her home, below (+ the first and third photos in the post), in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Happy Thursday!

~Shannon

 

 

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Although, I didn’t have much time for sightseeing on my recent trip to London, I was determined to visit Petersham Nurseries. Located a short walk from the train station, along the River Thames, Petersham has two cafes, a wine cellar and an inspiring garden center.

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The setting around Petersham couldn’t have been more picturesque.

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The public footpath

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Above, the sign to Petersham Nurseries.

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A peek inside the glasshouse restaurant

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The teahouse, with gorgeous hydrangeas and geraniums out front

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Inspiration for my next garden party…

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Lunch…

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How lovely & simple is this?

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Although, I couldn’t bring back gorgeous plants or antiques, I was able to enjoy a beautiful lunch and take it in, if only for an hour. Looking forward to my next visit!

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Collections, if done right, can be impressive, inspiring and a huge design feature in your home.

A couple of tips are: 1) choose something you love 2) group your collection together (it makes more of a visual impact) and, 3) if possible stick to a certain color scheme when collecting, as in the photos below.

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Collecting something like glass bottles can come in handy when you want to display some gorgeous flowers!

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Shelves are extremely useful when displaying a collection
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My own collection of vintage beach paintings

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One of this most impressive collection of baskets I’ve seen.

Happy collecting!

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IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

With the holidays fast approaching, I have gathered my favorite holiday photos from Pinterest to give those of us (who need it) that extra push to bring it all together.

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I love the way they used the ribbon here

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A great use of all those extra envelopes we have stashed away

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You can never have enough votives around the home this time of year

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Very elegant and simple

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I have yet to finish decorating in my own home, and my girls remind me daily (not enough blown-up creatures in the front yard). When I do finish (hopefully this weekend), I’ll post a couple of photos.

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Boston Ivy

If you are wanting to add a bit of charm or elegance to your home, try planting a beautiful climber, such as a Rose, Hydrangea, or Clematis. Or, to cover a wall entirely, plant an ivy like Boston, Fig or Jasmine. It’s amazing what $35 dollars and a couple of years could do for the look and feel of your home.

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Fig Ivy and a Climbing Rose
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Boston Ivy

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Fig Ivy

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Climbing Rose

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Happy Friday!

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