Friday, July 18, 2014

Around Town - Calcite Vessels

I'm saving my pennies for one of these beautiful organic vessels designed by Brenda Houston


Crafted naturally of calcite and onyx, they really stand alone as works of art. The minerals are mined in a private quarry, and then the pieces are finished by hand. No two are exactly alike, and sizes range from five to 52 inches. 



The smaller versions can be perched atop a coffee table book, and the larger bowls (which are the real showstoppers in my opinion) are right at home in the center of a dining room table - which is exactly where I will put my own (someday)! 




Thursday, July 3, 2014

Great Throw!

I'm crazy about my new super-soft herringbone throw from Lands Downunder. It's a cashmere impostor that's actually a durable blend of cotton and alpaca - so it pops right in the washing machine! Mary Cate's in Dallas has a pile by the register. Aren't the colors amazing?


It was a hard to choose but I went with this coral shade.



Now off to curl up for a marathon of "Orange is the New Black" - our current summer obsession!








Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Vignette


Antique Louis Philippe Chest and Louis Philippe Mirror - found at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta

Mineral lamp - Created at Fashion Lamps in Dallas using a specimen found at the Tuscan Gem & Mineral Show

Coffee table books - Mecox Gardens

Antique Chinese Export and Staffordshire Dog - Antique Row in Dallas


Thursday, June 12, 2014

New EMYOs

Just unpacked! Please let me know if you would like to try one of these pretty paintings in your home. 

Hydrangea in Terracotta
48" x 48"
$1,800

Readying Boats on the Seine
36" x 36"
$1,200

Tulips
36" x 36"
$950 

Lindley Arthur Antiques at Antique Row
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209
lindleyarthur@hotmail.com







Thursday, June 5, 2014

Our Beach House

We're wrapping up a week in Kiawah Island, South Carolina with my whole family. It's hard to say what I've loved most about this place - the Spanish moss hanging from the tall oak trees, the short bike ride to the beach's boardwalk with my boys, or the naps on the oversized porch swing. But I can definitely say the house we are staying in is at the top of my list. I pulled some photos from VRBO.com to share with you. 


The main den is light and airy. A large sisal rug anchors the space, and prints from Kelly Wearstler, Quadrille and Kravet add pops of color. 


The kitchen overlooks the pool.The Grosvenor pendants from Visual Comfort have always been some of my favorite fixtures. 


The master is also light and airy, with a simple upholstered headboard and clean white bedding from Pine Cone Hill. Several of the furniture pieces are from well-priced Gabby Home



This is the bedroom we're staying in. Again, simple burlap headboard and white bedding, paired with bright prints from Quadrille. I love the clean roman shades finished with turquoise tape trim! 


Leighton and Benton were overjoyed when they claimed the bunk room. It's a little girly, finished in Lee Jofa's Lilly Pulitzer prints, but they don't seem to mind.  


The pool overlooks the marsh - we've seen white egrets, deer and even a bobcat across this fence. 


And finally, the screened in porch, which might be my favorite room in the whole house - especially that giant daybed suspended from the ceiling. The fabrics are Trina Turk's outdoor collection for Schumacher


Clearly this is going to be hard place to leave on Saturday!