Changing Tastes?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

I was organizing some pictures over the weekend and I stumbled across some images (below) of favorite rooms from 2010 that I had I gathered in an inspiration file on my old computer from that year (in those pre Pinterest days, do you remember them?) 

As I went through this “favorites” file I recognized something about myself, something that made me feel really good.  When it comes to my personal taste, I know what I like when I see it.  I like white bookcases and clean lines together with touches of wood and a mix of traditional and modern.

fitzhugh karol design sponge bookcase


I like graphic wallpaper in a powder room paired with a fretwork mirror.

elizabeth dinkel powder


I like sculptural modern accents paired with classic Louis style chairs trimmed in nailheads and a healthy dose of dark and light contrast. 

style at home magazine white chairs


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Weekend Reading

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Christmas weekend hellos to you all, time to enjoy the last few days before the big holiday.  I’ve got most of my shopping done, but a few stocking stuffers remain.  We’re entertaining a crowd tomorrow so I’m in full party mode, but before signing off for the weekend, I wanted to share my latest articles over at the Better Homes & Gardens blog

I rounded up plenty of holiday inspiration this month, but also shared some tips on introducing color and creating storage, enjoy!  

seasonal staircases


festive outdoor displays


color in low doses

merry mantels

No doubt you’re feeling the winter chill, so don’t miss my picks for staying cozy this winter with style. 


Also, a few other informative and inspiring posts I found this week

“Roots Before Shoots” (great insight on reducing stress)

Ten Ways to Entertain a Toddler on a Plane + more tips in comments

Hotel de Glace – beautiful!

A Wall of I Love Yous

50 of the Best Little Black Dresses of 2012

Colorized Historic Photographs

How to Take a Leap of Faith


Have a great weekend! 

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