I am without a doubt in the midst of an orange obsession and I have the Pinterest trail to prove it. If you happen to have the perfect orange paint color similar to that fabulous door please send my way. I just had a mirror lacquered for our entry and it was just slightly off from that almost electric Hermès color I was hoping for. #decoratorproblems
As I was stalking the Shopbop sale last night–which is ridiculously good right now, btw—I came across this little number. A suzani skirt?! Gimme that.
The skirt reminded me of another skirt that had recently won my affection. Check out this genius detail as seen on (and shamelessly screenshot for future use) the immensely talented Katie Ridder’s Insta feed.
Does it get any better? Oh wait, it does. This whole situation lives on Nantucket. Truly winning.
When coming back from blogging obscurity it’s important to make an entrance.
I think I’ll let Miles Redd take care of that for me.
“Good morning, little orange tree.”
One of the first projects I took on when we moved to Raleigh this fall was a nursery design for a sweet young couple. They had just moved into their first home–a 1950s white brick beauty–in November and baby girl was set to make her debut in February. We began work after Thanksgiving and were finished just in time to welcome baby Caroline home (ultimately she was gracious enough to wait a week so we could get her cornices installed 😉 )
I’ve shared a few peeks (here and here) along the way, and am happy to share the completed space with you today! My client is the epitome of Southern charm and grace and had collected a few special pieces to incorporate. We decided on a feminine but sophisticated scheme that would could easily transition from baby to toddler to pre-teen.
My jumping off point was a favorite hummingbird wallpaper. My client requested a serene space so I proposed papering the ceiling to provide visual interest, and neutral walls to keep the space from feeling busy. A buffalo plaid check provided the requisite pink and pom pom trim added some whimsy to the custom cornices.
Two of my favorite details in the room are the scalloped fixture we had lacquered in pale pink and trimmed in gold (to coordinate with the bathroom off the nursery) and the sweet mobile above the crib. Isn’t the combination of animals my client selected adorable?
Nurseries are always such a joy to decorate. There’s so much excitement, anticipation, and the opportunity to be more playful than you might in other areas of your home. I hope you enjoyed this one!
photos by Anna Routh
North Carolina readers & friends, I’m so excited to share an event I’m participating in this Saturday, April 30th in support of The Green Chair Project, a Raleigh non-profit providing donated home furnishings to renew the lives of families and individuals transitioning after homelessness, crisis, and disaster. Please watch this video to learn more about this amazing organization — if only every community could have a similar resource!
I’m incredibly passionate about my job, but it doesn’t escape me for second that I’m in the business of satisfying “wants” when so many are working to fulfill more basic needs. When I first transitioned to interior design years ago, I remember worrying that I would feel superficial. What I came to realize though, is that our environments have the power to affect us on an emotional level, and by making things a bit more beautiful/functional/restful, etc. I could enhance my clients lives and that was rewarding.
The Green Chair Project is empowering families throughout Wake County to enhance their own lives at a time when they need a hand up by giving them the autonomy to furnish their homes. Participants purchase furnishings at reduced prices which gives them a further sense of pride and ownership. It’s just an all around genius organization with a wonderful staff to boot, and I can’t wait to become more involved.
So, about the event:
Myself and 9 other NC designers were invited to re-furbish chairs donated to The Green Chair Project in collaboration with Robert Allen who sponsored our fabric selections. The chairs will be auctioned off this Saturday, April 30th with the talented gentlemen of Madcap Cottage, John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, acting as co-hosts. Tickets to the event are available for purchase here.
Here’s a peek at my chair!
I’m hoping I won’t have to have Garrett secretly bidding, but if this one does end up in our house I won’t mind one bit. 😉 If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you at the event!
P.S If you’re not local but are interested in supporting The Green Chair Project please consider lending your support here.