Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grey and Cream- Soothing, Airy, and Classic

 There is just something so sophisticated about combination of grey and cream together.  Not only do they evoke a feeling of tranquility - we feel that they are timeless and classic. 


This photo is from last months Traditional Home.  We just loved this living room  -not to mention the custom grey/cream colored Nomi fabric used for the draperies.  Subtle yet sophisticated!  I feel that after a long hard day with the kiddos or work - you could walk into this room and immediately feel calm.


This home, featured Feb. 2009 in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, also has that same calming and sophisticated feeling as the room above.  Could you ever grow tired of this space?  What's not to love!
Again, this designer used a fabric designed by Nomi on those killer chairs and ottoman- Nomi is just the perfect fabric designer for those pieces.


Peter Fasano fabric Maile has he perfect combo of grey and cream!  


We love the design by Stark rugs called Berrow!  Again, this color combo is sleek yet comfortable at the same time


One our of favs! -Kelly Weastler's design Gordian by F. Schumacher


We love how Phoebe Howard used the grey/cream color combo in this bedroom. 


We love Gray Cashmere by Benjamin Moore!


The grey marble is amazing!

Images: 1) 2) 3)
4) 5) 6) 7) 8)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Refreshing Home

Here is a refreshing home that has recently been listed for sale in Houston. We love the light, airy interiors. The ivory walls, the graceful arches, the neutral color scheme; it's so sophisticated and serene.  Notice the beamed ceilings in the kitchen-family room, the bleached oak paneling in the study, and be sure to notice the reading nook in the boys room!

Hope your week is off to a great start...


All images found here

Friday, June 24, 2011

Beautiful Friday!

Happy Friday!  Positano, Italy is a place that is always inspiring!  Wouldn't you like to be here this weekend!  Just look at the amazing colors and history in this photo!

xoxo, Brooke and Meg


Sunday, June 19, 2011

JA Design Studio: Plumwich Collection

 Meg and I have been admirers of JA Design Studio's products ever since we saw this article in the May issue of Traditional Home back in 2008.

To read this article, go here

"The Swedish designer, Janet A. Fernandez, is the artist behind J.A. Design Studio. Born in Landskrona, Sweden, Janet moved to Rome, where she lived for over 20 years. In Italy, she studied design and started her career as an interior designer.  Much of the inspiration for her work comes from her Swedish heritage and Italian background." 

No wonder we like her products!

JA Design Studio's hand painted fabrics, pillows, bedding, and table cloths are exquisite. And their designs are so delicate and unique. Here are a few examples of their gorgeous products.

These hand painted patterns can be applied to a variety of backgrounds including linen, silk, cotton, and velvet. And their bedding is made of either 100% silk taffeta and 100% Egyptian cotton 600 thread count. We love the fact that everything is customizable in their bedding and pillow lines, i.e. they can print any pattern/color combo that you see online! 
The same is true with their table cloths. If you see a table cloth print that you would love to have as draperies, for example, this company can produce it!  First you select which ground you want (linen, cotton, velvet, or silk), next you pick your pattern. 

Most recently, JA Design Studio has introduced a "to the trade only" fabric by the yard line, Plumwich, as seen on page 30 in this month's Traditional Home.


All Plumwich fabrics are printed on 100% Belgium linen, are hand-screened, and can be custom-colored for an additional matching fee.  Here are some examples of their new line:

 To see the entire Plumwich collection be sure to go here.
JA Design Studio is truly an amazing company. Go to for more information on all of their products.

So who wants one of these gorgeous patterns for their home???

For pricing and further inquires about their products, please contact us at 

Images: 1-2) Traditional Home, all other images courtesy of

Thursday, June 16, 2011

AMY HOWARD's New Nashville Outlet

Brooke and I have always loved as well as admired the furniture line,  Amy Howard.  Once sold only "to the trade", Amy Howard has now opened an outlet store here in Nashville, TN.  We are truly lucky to be able to have such an amazing store here at our fingertips.  Whether you are looking for a painted bedside table, or a small pair of benches for the foot of your bed- you will be sure to find it here!  
Each piece is hand painted to perfection - and now you can have it at half the cost!  What a steal!  
(there may be a few dings or scratches- but I couldn't find any myself) 

Happy shopping!!

Located in Bandywood
Ask for Bethann! 

Wouldn't this be amazing to hide the TV in your family room!

"The Amy Howard Collection focuses on reclaiming the elegance of the 19th and 20th centuries via upscale, hand-crafted, hand-painted furniture. Made with attention to detail, crafted with an unrelenting passion for excellence, the Amy Howard Collection is as compelling and distinctive as the people who own it. The collection is hand-made in America, antique interpretation furniture updated for today’s lifestyles. Each piece is considered a work of art for those who like to surround themselves with unquestionable excellence and uncommon beauty.
Each piece in the Amy Howard Collection is one-of-a-kind: hand-crafted using only the highest quality materials, created by the most highly trained artisans. The classically designed furniture radiates elegance and style. Each piece demonstrates attention to detail and craftsmanship – making a statement about your sense of style and your devotion to beauty.
The fine finishes available in the Amy Howard Collection are as unique and finely crafted as the furniture. Most noticeable about our finishes is the detail of the artistry and the texture embodied in each finish. No matter what you choose, you are bound to end up with a beautiful work of art that you and yours can enjoy for years to come."

Great entry piece that would add a bit of sparkle to any house!

Ummm - this console is to D_I_E for! 

 These chairs would be the perfect host and hostess at any dining table!  (I picture a weathered oak farm table!!!  Yummy!)

 Burlap linen on a hand-painted off white bench- what bedroom would this not go in?

This would be the perfect bedside table - especially for those of us who like the hide the clutter in drawers

I want these zinc topped cubes as my coffee table - they are so functional yet chic at the same time!

 This white leather ottoman would be fab in a study between four chairs- snuggle up and read a good book while propping up your feet!

Another great option for a bedside table!

 Again- a great pair of bedside tables- or maybe a powder bathroom custom vanity option???

 UMMM- love this mercury Greek key mirrored entertain center- place your flat screen above it and hide all the components below!  I want this SO BADLY!!!

This would be great in an entry way with fresh flowers and books!  Love the design for the base!

 Another great entry table option.

 Here are those pair of benches for the foot of your bed you have been looking for - and to top it off they are already upholstered in Cowtan & Touts Ocelot pattern!  MAJOR!!

Love the clean lines of this dining table!  And the gilt justs adds a bit of bling to it which makes such a stunning detail!

Hope you LOVE this store as much as we do!!  I would LITERALLY take one of everything!

And guess what everything is an additional 15% off the already discounted prices!


All photos taken by Meg White at Amy Howard