Want to live vicariously through some awesome ladies who are actually getting some things done? Me, too!
Have you seen Darlene Weir’s nursery reveal at Fieldstone Hill Design? The room is full of gorgeous and meaningful details. The room has soul. And I know this to be true because I have stood on that beautiful fuschia rug with my own two feet back in March and felt the soul and depth in this historic stone homestead.
And, I, along with some pretty fabulous ladies, just so happened to be with Darlene shopping when she spotted the Peruvian embroidery art that became the room’s inspiration piece for the rest of the design. I love how so right she felt about the art when she saw it–no second thoughts, no doubts. Done and bought. It is fun to see that happen and watch a room then be built around it. Lucky Georgia Luisa!
And, then there is the piano room by Christine Dovey. Uh, wow. She completed this room for her clients during the most recent One Room Challenge…in six weeks. She wrote that she originally planned for this room to be painted black, but you can see it was just destined to be that softest of pinks. Floral art. And, floors.
Local Atlanta designing dynamo and friend Sherry Hart also participated in the One Room Challenge, redoing her dining room. She has lived in her home over 20 years, and this fact makes me like her transformation even more. She shows the evolution of the room, what she has kept over the years and how little tweaks to the existing pieces make them seem new. There is so much to love–a little gold, marble, textured walls…and the floral window panels, of course, seal the deal for me. Sherry’s eagle eyes spotted the lucite table base while shopping with Ally, Kathy, and me–another stop-the-design-bus moment. And here is where I fancy myself a good luck shopping charm, preposterously. Nevertheless, please take me shopping with you.
The color inspiration for our basement lounge is Ashley Hannan’s den. She shared the finished room on her blog late last year, but I die all over again every time she shows it. Rich Benjamin Moore Gentleman’s Gray on the walls begs me to cozy up and never leave…bring me some nachos please, Ashley? Classic pieces (a pine dresser for a steal!) and crisp white make for a timeless room. She is promoting slow decorating as she works on their new home–and I’m all over that approach these days.
While all these rooms are distinctly different in style from each other, the execution of each space is right on. I find the mix of modern and traditional elements in each room compelling as well as the precise editing. There isn’t too much, too little. Ahh, just right. I’m taking note of what pulls me into these rooms as I work on our new home. Well done, ladies!
One last thing, you don’t want to miss this: