I love love love the moment when HGTV finally has it’s annual Dream Home Show! This year the house is located in Stowe,Vermont and comes with a new SUV, $500,000 and all of the goodies inside! I always enter but wonder what I would do if I actually won. Winning the amazing home and all of the packaged goodies would be fabulous, But how do you pay for it all. Seriously, the taxes alone must be killer! Oh well, I guess that’s a good problem to have!
Key words like entertaining, alpine and skiing alone get me interested in this house. The home sleeps 14 and I can see the Stanton/Fenimore clan spending Christmas in Vermont for many years to come! Here are a few of my favorite images from the Dream Home!
Rustic, modern & in the mountains…my hubby would be in man heaven!
THE MAIN LIVING AREA
THE MASTER BEDROOM
THE MASTER BATHROOM
THE GUEST ROOM
THE SKI DORM
THE GATHERING ROOM
Hoodie | Glamour, Making It Modern | Hue, Kelly Wearstler | Harney & Sons Tea Chest | Necklace Box | Stephanie Johnson Bollywood Pouches | Stella Watch | J.Crew Gift Card | Niven Morgan Gold | Lucchese Boots | A Year of Flowers | Jade Dress | Solara Ring | Armory Tote | Peacock Pattern Notebook | Double Monkey Notepads
I love having a bench at the end of our bed. We use it everyday, especially in the mornings when we are getting ready. The more popular uses for our bench: putting our shoes, sitting down to get a little cuddle time with the girls (they love the bench) and plopping down while getting dressed for the day to watch t.v. and procrastinate.
If you have the space, adding a bench, love seat or even x-benches at the end of your bed is a must in my opinion. I love the comfortable and cozy feel that it brings to a room. And, if you looking to bring in a accent color or fun graphic pattern, this is the perfect place to do so. Do you have seating at the end of your bed? Do you use that seating or is it just for looks?
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I have always been a fan of this bold graphic pattern and if you use it in the right application, it can really make a room spectacular! Here are a few of my favorite rooms using the zig zag / chevron pattern. From accent walls, rugs and throw pillows are the most popular uses for the zig zag pattern. But if you can’t commit to using the pattern in larger scale, try using it with a table lamp or small bowl on the coffee table.
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Rubie Green Ellie Bag
I stopped by The City Living Tour at The House in Victory Park, a designer showhouse in a high rise setting. The spectacular views from the 18th floor were gorgeous, not to mention each of the luxuriously designed units!
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League is the event sponsor and has assembled twenty-two of Dallas’ award winning Interior Designers to present an array of luxury furnishings showcasing a range of residences from one bedroom units for the first time purchaser to the two and three bedroom units for the those considering downsizing.
Let’s start with one of my favorites. I am in love with the charcoal grey and yellow color palette and the colorful dressing area was simply stunning!
Dwell with Dignity designed the lounge in orange and ivory, the pops are turquoise are fabulous!
The peacock painting in this dining room is gorgeous. All of the light fixtures were custom made for this space.
This unit’s living room had touches of plum and ivory and the natural wood elements brought in a nice contrast to the the downtown loft view.
Commissioned art has been my latest obsession. I have been working on a client’s home and we needed pieces that were contemporary and custom in size. We needed to specify the color, movement and texture of the piece for the space and were not finding anything that was perfect for the space. My go to guy? That would be Dallas Contemporary artist Chris Judy. Over the past few months I have been stopping by Chris’ studio to see the progress of these 5′x7′ beauties and the process has been fascinating. I hope to add these lovelies to the Shop very soon!
I left Chris with fabric swatches from the project after discussing the likes and dislikes of contemporary art with my client. These two were created as a pair and will hang above the most amazing Ebanista buffet pieces! Here are the pieces just before Chris puts the final touches on them. They are being photographed this week and will be on their way to their new home soon. I promise to share pictures once they have been framed and installed in the main entry!
Now for the details. Chris’ use of metal & wax layered over the many levels of light and texture are gorgeous. Here is a close up of the metal drops.