AMIE CORLEY

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I’m always searching for new-to-me interior designers to portfolio stalk. Amie Corley of Amie Corley Interiors is my latest favorite. I reacquainted myself with her work a few weeks ago during my tear sheet organization craze when I came across her profile as one of Southern Living’s New Tastemakers.

I’m sure you can see why I love her work. She uses classic pieces, mixes color with abandon, and there’s just the right amount of whimsy (loving that alligator above her settee!) I’m especially inspired by her coral, lime, and light blue color palette– so unexpected and fresh!

AN ADLER INSPIRED DIY

I would love to test my green thumbs by adding a pair of fiddle leaf fig trees to our apartment. Jonathan Adler’s living room above is my inspiration. His orange lacquer planters are show stoppers and if I’m going to recreate the look I’ll need something equally amazing.

Enter these chippendale planters which exploded onto my radar last week thanks to the one and only Ms. Meares. I’m thinking a coat or two of Benjamin Moore’s Electric Orange would do just the trick.

What do you think, can I be trusted to bring the outdoors in?

LATELY I’VE BEEN…

-Adding fall clothes to my shopping list. Gap has really stepped up their game with these calf hair loafers. They’re under $50!

-Wondering if it’s acceptable to buy a bottle of Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino just because I love the bottle..

-Thinking a pair of simple gold studs might make their way onto my birthday wish list.

-Considering this silhouette by Aurore De La Morinerie.

-Reading The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.

-Tempted, as usual, by J.Crew’s jewelry collection.

-Searching for the perfect chair for my new spool leg desk (a craigslist find!)

-Burning Tocca’s Stella and Cleopatra candles non-stop

What have you been up to lately?

STYLE ICON: VIVIANA VOLPICELLA

Viviana Volpicella Chambray and Lace

Viviana Volpicella yellow and turquoise

Viviana Volpicella orange and turquoise

Viviana Volpicella graphic skirt

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I’ve posted about Viviana Volpicella in the past, but since she continues to be one of my style icons and since I can’t stop adding photos of her to my fashion inspiration folders and pinterest board, I knew a second post was merited.

What I love most about her style is that it’s completely accessible. She wears classic pieces like the chambray shirt in the first photo, or shift dress in the third, but shakes things up by mixing bold colors, patterns, textures and layering accessories. The epitome of effortlessly chic!

What do you think, will you be counting Viviana as one of your style icons?

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK FIVE

Yikes, I can’t believe it’s already been five weeks since I started this challenge. My stairwell has definitely come a long way from its boring beige, track lighting beginnings and it looks like I’m on schedule for next week’s big reveal! If you’re new to this series, start at Week One to get caught up to speed.

THE PROJECT

This week’s project was to get busy hanging artwork and create a gallery wall. I don’t want to ruin next week’s big reveal by sharing after photos just yet, but this project is done and I’m loving the way it’s transformed the space.

As I’ve mentioned before, the space has 13ft ceilings, which is a ton of wall space to cover! To tackle this issue, I decided to frame two huge vintage nautical charts. My original thought was to hang them vertically, one on top of the other, but as you’ll see next week plans changed a bit.

  I happened to have an extra can of Benajmin Moore’s Surf Blue and decided on a whim to use it to paint the photo mattes. I think it provides a nice contrast against the seafoam green walls.

After endlessly arranging photos on my living room floor, I finally decided on a configuration that seemed to work. To better visualize how my arrangement would look on the wall, I traced each piece of artwork on paper, labeled the cut outs, and taped them to the wall to perfect spacing etc. After hammering in the picture hangers, you can just tear off the paper!

So there you have it, the beginnings of my gallery wall. I’m still waiting on a few pieces of artwork to arrive. One of which being the Tracey Kafka abstract you all loved last week!

THE GOALS
-Paint, paint, paint!
-Update light fixture
-Invest in artwork
-Create a gallery wall
-THE REVEAL!

NEXT STEP

Photograph the space for its big reveal!

P.S Be sure to check out the other participants below!