Friday, February 24, 2012

As Promised...Nursery Pics!

Well, as promised, I am FINALLY posting pictures of Brennan's nursery - almost a year later...oops! My, how times flies! For her nursery, I used a variety of fabrics for the crib bedding, upholstery and draperies but stayed fairly neutral in color with pops of a very pale pink. I have given details below each picture. It was a fun project that, unfortunately, wasn't totally complete until after the babe was here. Thank you, bedrest! The room completion was worth the wait, though. It is a special place in our home. I love it!

Ottoman: Jessica Charles "Dinah" Ottoman

Rocking Chair: Jessica Charles "Cagney" Swivel Rocker

Diaper Changing Station: Antique Hutch showcasing plates from my great-great aunt's and great-aunt's china.

Needlepoint by my mom from when I was a young girl hangs adjacent to shelves with antique and collectible Herend figurines along with vintage books from my childhood.

Brennan's birth announcement framed.

Needlepoint my mother did when I was born with my birth stats...and...

A needlepoint my mother did for Brennan with her birth stats. It hangs above a family antique chest with marble top. So special!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Precious Moments Valentine

What a wonderful Valentine's Day it was for me! A quiet night at home spending precious moments with my family while watching The Bachelor (gotta' love On Demand TV) and eating sushi. How could it get any better?? Not to mention, the homemade petit fours I brought home from work that satisfied my sweet tooth - yum!
I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband, a vibrant little girl that steals my heart each and every day and family and friends that always there for me . I love you all!!

On to another "happy" note...On Monday, Brennan and I delivered our Valentine happies to her Mother's Morning Out class. We went with a "strawberry" theme with a strawberry grow kit and strawberry craft kit for her little friends, and strawberry preserves for the teachers. My talented sister, Joanna (owner of Unink Design LLC - on facebook and has a blog) designed fabulous tags for us. Here are a few pics.

Gifts for Brennan's Friends

Adorable tag from Unink Design LLC

A close-up shot of the the strawberry grow kit and craft kit

Gifts for the teachers 

 My heart!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Valentine Classic

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's an ode to one of my favorite classic pieces. Upholstered in red, it says 'LOVE' like no other.
I introduce....(drumroll, please)...The Marshmallow Sofa designed by George Nelson and Irving Harper and manufactured by Herman Miller. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Dynamic Duo: Yellow & Gray

On this rainy Friday in Jackson, I want to post about a space that's bound to brighten any day. I am sure that many of you have probably already "ooh-ed" and "aah-ed" over this fabulous kitchen and breakfast nook on the cover of the February 2012 House Beautiful issue. Of course with yellow being my favorite color, I'm immediately captivated by it, but putting my personal color bias aside...the space really is a major success featuring the dynamic duo of 2012: yellow and gray. The combination of grays and whites with a punch of yellow, the flirty "aztec" print fabric and the geometric flooring all make for one dynamite space! Love!

Happy Friday!

Images via here.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Lilly" Sweet

Fresh Flowers + Out of the Blue = Sweetest Husband Award!

I was so surprised when I received a beautiful delivery on Wednesday afternoon. The reason you ask...there was none. Collin just said he had not sent me any in a while and wanted to surprise me. Very thoughtful! There is not much more that can brighten a day like fresh flowers. And I must point out that the lilly was the most gorgeous I have seen in a while...absolutely stunning.

Now that is a really, "lilly" sweet delivery! Thanks, Collin. I love you.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gold Digger

You guessed it...I'm digging gold this season! I recently purchased a new high chair from Bloom Baby (see pic below) for my little girl and opted to go with the white frame and gold metallic seat pad and straps. Being that I have so many gold accents in my home, I thought it would be a fun color combination...especially since it is the new "centerpiece" of the breakfast room :)

Gold is no longer a trend but rather a classic that will never go away. It is seen in furniture, accessories, art and fabrics, just to name a few, and can stand a very traditional setting or slightly more flashy and contemporary surrounding. I personally love its versatility. Do you?

Below are some gold pieces that I find very inspiring...some a little more outrageous than others...but all very fascinating.

Have a golden day!
(no pun intended-ha)

Bloom Baby Fresco Loft High Chair (Ivory with Gold Metallic)

"Bon Bon Gold" by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.
Made of crocheted rope with heavy coatings of resin and gold.

Gold and White Cross Design Chair from Anthropologie

Linen pillow with gold metallic horse print design from Etsy

Mini-Panton Chairs by Verner Panton

 Naia Coral and Lucite Table Lamp at Clayton Gray Home

 Versailles Curved Upholstered Bed by French Bedroom Company

A Studio Sunburst Mirror 

Glamour Girl Gold Chest by French Bedroom Company

Gold Console

Davis Basketweave Side Table in Gold Leaf by Worlds Away

Bedroom with Gold Accents - Love!

Images via 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11, 12