Sunday, September 25, 2011

Barry Dixon in Veranda

We have admired Barry Dixon's work for a while now, and both gasped when we saw the Beyond Classic article in the current issue of Veranda, designed by Barry of course. We had the great fortune of attending a kick off party for the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville at this very home a few years ago, and believe it or not, it's is even more gorgeous in person!  

First things first, here is a picture of us with Barry.  Not only is he a very famous and talented interior designer, he is such a gentleman, and we were honored to get to know him during the show that year! 

Simply stunning. 

We highly recommend you pick up the latest Veranda and see the full article in person. Barry Dixon's attention to detail, his furniture placement, his use of colors and textures...everything about this home is amazing.

Be sure to view Barry Dixon's website here.

To see Veranda's Top Barry Dixon Products online article, click here.

Images: 1) Brooke Sevier,  2-5) Veranda, photography by Erik Kvalsvik

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Guest Post: Dynamic Dining Rooms

Today's guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products. Be sure to visit their website and cool blog for more information!

Often our dining rooms are the least used rooms of our homes. Reserved for formal occasions, these rooms often feel stuffy. Creating a dynamic dining room through color and pattern will make you want to eat more meals in the dining room. Add color through linens and curtains if you aren't ready to commit to new wall color or upholstery. Simple additions can make a big impact. Who knows, you may even be inspired to have a dinner party. Enjoy!
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Shelterness via

Dynamic rooms have energy. This dining room gets its dynamic energy from the dramatic brown walls offset with white accents, and burst of blue.
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Apartment Therapy via

Black, white and yellow create a lively palette for this dining room. Dynamic yellow and white curtains add pattern to the space. And look at the matching ceiling light-- definitely a nice added touch to the space.
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The Aestate via

Bold pops of color make this traditional formal dining room dynamic. Hot pink dining chairs and the blue vase are opposing colors on the color wheel. This contrast creates a dynamic energy.
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Massuco Warner Miller via

Complementary colors of orange and green contrast nicely in this San Francisco dining room. The lively hand-painted mural on the wall precludes the need for artwork. What better light fixture for this lovely space than a crystal chandelier?
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Farrow & Ball via

Bright pink floral upholstery on the dining chairs adds dynamic energy to this pale blue dining room. The brighter pink of the chairs stands out against the pale walls.
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6th Street Design School via

A bold patterned rug in trendy chevron stripes adds energy to this room. The tension created by mixing a traditional table with modern chairs gives the decor a dynamic feeling.
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The Inspired Room via

Mixing patterns and styles creates a dynamic dining room. Zebra stripes against florals works in this eclectic dining room.
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Pinterest via

Silvery lamps and colorful lamp shades and artwork turn a monochrome dining room into a dynamic dining room. Bold colors and patterns are a great way to add dynamic energy to any room.

Bring life and energy to your home by visiting Arcadian Lighting's website. Discover even more design inspiration, not to mention their brilliant light fixtures.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Design Books

We are excited about all the design related books for sale/pre-order right now!

Here are the ones we have our eyes on...

The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty

Michael S. Smith Kitchens & Baths

Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors

The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well

Katie Ridder Rooms

Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard: Live, Love, and Decorate

Patina Style

Barry Dixon Inspirations

Charles Faudree Details

 Do tell! Which book(s) do you plan to purchase?

Images:) All images from Amazon.Com 

Monday, September 12, 2011


What a GORGEOUS powder bathroom. The plaster walls, the sconces, the mirror, the sink...everything in this image is just so beautiful.
Hope you are having a great week so far!

Image: SegretoFinishes.Com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Missoni on Our Minds

Have you seen the Missoni Ad for Target on TV yet? We can't wait to see their products, which will hit Target stores on the 13th of this month! You can see the ad on Target.Com but the pieces aren't available to view on their site yet. But I did find Missoni's lookbook online at Fashionista.Com. Missoni for Target items will include pillows, throws, kitchenware, and of course, clothing and accessories!

This $ 100 Missoni for Target Fabric Pouf was featured in the September issue of House Beautiful. LOVE the hot pink...Wonder if it comes in any other colors?






Any of these scarves would look fabulous framed, creating instant and affordable art! 

Wanting to see more? Be sure to check out the lookbook here.

Images:) 1. Scanned image from House Beautiful, 2-7) Fashionista.Com

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Craving a Cabana?

How chic is this pool side cabana!  We especially love the grouping of chandeliers hung at different heights and the plump patterned pillows. 

Here is to a wonderful, restful, and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

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