Happy Friday, y’all!! We’ve been busy as ever around here, so I thought I’d end this blogging week on a fresh, relaxed note. In my opinion, nothing better than Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf  to accomplish that. For almost a decade, this pattern has inspired designers all over the world and is by far one of the most popular Peter Dunham prints (I love them all by the way and would exclusively decorate my home with his fabrics). I’ve been collecting pins with the pretty fig for a while now and it’s time to share some of my favorite rooms that done it. Pillows, curtains, wallpaper, upholstery, everything goes.


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I’ve been meaning to show you this home for a while now. Back in July, House Beautiful wrote an article about New Wave interior designer Sarah Bartholomew and I was intrigued by her stunning room pictured below. It had so many of my favorite design elements, like the Olof Rudbeck bird prints, myrtle topiaries, delicate stripes and the lush upholstery. With a clean classic, look that I love and fun accents (like that leaf green painted rattan chair), the room just spoke to me on so many levels. So when Southern Living featured the entire home in its September issue, I was more than happy to take a peek! It is beyond beautiful!


House Beautiful New Wave Interior Designer-Sarah Bartholomew 

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Happy Friday, my dears! It’s that time of the week when I rave about some of my favorite fabrics & patterns, and today it’s an extra special textile for me, the happy Ikat!  IKAT is one of those colorful, patterned fabrics in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving (tie-dyeas its name suggests, is a method of producing  textile patterns by tying parts of the fabric to  shield  them from the dye). Weaving unevenly dyed yarns into a textile creates a blurry effect that characterizes most Ikats and, even if the patterns and colors vary, this blurred effect makes it easily recognizable.

Café Design | Ikat

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¨More is more. Less is never more – less is obviously less. Who wants less?¨- Michelle Nussbaumer

Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator Kathryn M. Ireland for sure doesn’t and she turned me around. I usually go for a more restrained décor yet I can’t help but love Kathryn’s unorthodox ways with color and pattern. She has fun creating interiors that are breezy, happy and such a feast for the eyes!

Café Design | More Is More

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