Monday, October 13, 2014

Let's CELEBRATE ART!

This year's Celebrate Art show is just around the corner! 


Many artists from years past are returning, and we're excited to introduce a couple of new talents to the group - Ann Jackson and Erin Gregory! 



Melissa Payne Baker

Lizzie Bailey


EMYO


Meredith Grabham 

Erin Gregory 

Nicole Groth 

Mary Houston

Ann Jackson

Lindsey Meyer 

Becky Nelson

Sloane Phillips 

Liz Wiley

Susan Williams 

See you on Tuesday and Wednesday! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Villa Turquesa

Villa Turquesa - a beautiful cliffside villa in Cabo San Lucas - was my home last week. 


Extra large antique turquoise doors welcome guests at the entrance. 


And thanks to walls of windows, almost every room has an amazing view of the Pacific. 


Attention to detail was literally underfoot everywhere. I've always loved Mexican painted tiles! 


White slipcovered furniture, seagrass layered with antique dhurrie rugs, and Mexican antique furniture and pottery finish the rooms. 


This hand-forged iron gate was outside of our bedroom. You can see the bright blue color of the ocean as the waves break on the rocks. I wonder if that's how Villa Turquesa got its name?


And this pretty much sums up what we did every day. 




This traditional Mexican drawing is framed in acrylic. Isn't the bright scalloped border fun?



A small study sits off the main living room. I especially loved the vintage seascape painting on the bookshelves. 


And the main living room opens up onto the pool and patio. It's hard to see in this photo, but the striped dhurrie rug is so beautiful. Also, take a look at the ceiling. It's concave and lined with little bricks. Several rooms in the house had this ceiling style. 



Lots of fun was had in this room - sombreros and margaritas for everyone! 


It was an amazing four days until we were all chased out of town by Hurricane Odine. Stroud and I made it out on the last flight before the storm hit. Some of our friends were not so lucky and spent last night in Villa Turquesa's pantry. The home lost several windows but thankfully our friends are safe this morning. 

To view the property listing for Villa Turquesa, click here






Saturday, September 13, 2014

Top Ten: Cocktail Tables

Here's a collection of some of my very-favorite coffee tables. 

Ilona Cocktail Table from Ironies 

Blake Coffee Table from Serena and Lily


Christine Cocktail Table from OLY

Chinoiserie Coffee Table from Bliss Studio

Wolfgang Coffee Table by Mr. Brown Home

Henzler Coffee Table from Uttermost 

Upperline Cocktail Table from Kathy Slater Antiques

Acrylic and Glass Cocktail Table from Wisteria 


Brielle Coffee Table from Bernhardt  

Cyrano Coffee Table from Gabby Home


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Good Read: TRADhome

TRADhome is one of my very favorite digital reads, and they just unveiled their latest issue which is packed with gorgeous interiors.


This pretty powder bath designed by Caitlin Wilson especially caught by eye. It's probably the hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper, which I'm a real sucker for. The brass-legged vanity is from Stone Forest, sconces are Visual Comfort, and pretty burl mirror is made by Mirror Image Home. 


Click here to flip through the new issue! 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Elizabeth Eakins Textiles

Elizabeth Eakins has some of the prettiest rugs in the business, and I'm so excited that she will soon be represented by Dallas' David Sutherland showroom. I can hardly wait to show the line of beautiful handwoven textiles to my clients! 








She also creates super pretty handwoven and handprinted fabrics. They're inspired by historic designs, but modern at the same time - perfect for a transitional home.  







 To view the complete Elizabeth Eakins collection, click here
Available through Lindley Arthur Antiques & Interiors
214.616.2582