Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Designer Crush and a New Magazine

Who is your designer crush? Charles Faudree? With his mix not match design philosophy? Mario Buatta? The Prince of Chintz? Or maybe Kathryn Ireland? With her profusion of colorful fabrics?
Most of us have a designer crush and mine is Charlotte Comer. This Dallas area interior designer has won a plethora of awards and her work has been published in numerous local and national publications.I first encountered Ms. Comer's work over 20 years ago at a Parade of Homes event where she decorated a bedroom that literally took my breath away. I've never forgotten it. Since then I've followed her work and am always delighted by her creativity.I thought you might be delighted too.

I'm pretty sure you've seen photos of her home which has been featured in many magazines including Veranda.

Her dining room is a vision

And Ms Comer's pantry is a work of art.

Who wouldn't have sweet dreams in this treetop bedroom?

And this guest room? S.I.G.H

A sweet friend and I were having lunch in Dallas a few years ago and realized we were near Charlotte's Dallas area home. We only knew the street and slowly cruised along until we spotted her gorgeous porch which was every bit as gorgeous in real life as we had seen in the magazines.
This project where Charlotte (at this point I feel we're on a first name basis) designed a laundry/craft room addition is a favorite of mine and I'm seriously pea green with envy over this space!
How precious is this friends entrance?

Every finish is sheer perfection,don't you agree?

What could you create in this room?

Lovely isn't it?

I hadn't seen any of Ms. Comer's work in a while until the other day I picked up this new magazine published by Hoffman Media

In it Charlotte helps decorate a vacation home for a Dallas area couple.
I won't spoil it for you but it is truly beautiful! I'd not seen this magazine before and I was surprisingly pleased with all the NEW photos of homes I 'd not seen before. That in itself is a plus as shelter magazines are notorious for recycling the same homes and photos over and over.

Thanks for stopping by! BTW who's your designer crush?
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Thursday, May 19, 2016


I will soon have to choose lighting for the new house and I thought I'd share a few of my selections.

At the front door

I think this is my first choice. Today. Ask me tomorrow and it could be totally different

This is also a consideration.

I know it's simple but it is a definite possibility.They are both from Lee Lighting.

I have definitely decided on these pendants over the island.

I'm going to do two large pendants versus three small.

I will be putting a small pendant over the sink. A sconce won't work in the space so I have to use pendant. I know. :-(

Some possibilities here are

Love this one! My #1 choice but would have to somehow turn that chrome into pewter. That would bother me. Anybody know how to do that?

Another great choice. A definite maybe.Again these are from Lee Lighting

You saw my powder bath choice.

In the back hallway where the laundry area, mudroom, powder room, dish closet I'm going to run 3-4 of these

down the hall instead of can lights.This fixture is from Amazon.

I am not going to do a chandelier in the dining area. The area is large with multiple ways to arrange furniture and I want to keep my options open. I think a fixture would force a permanent arrangement. I will have a chandelier over the extra long dining table(it seats 12) on the screened porch. That in effect will be my formal dining area.Have not chosen that yet.

In the master bathroom I will again have to have pendants over the vanity and I thought I would do simple pendants like this


or this

to go with a wowser chandie over the clawfoot tub like this.

The upstairs bathroom will sport a couple of these over the vanity.

This baby is from Parrot Uncle.

Ok. I'm done.Not really because I still have to pick an entryway light, porch lighting and ceiling fans. What do you think? I'm open to suggestions.

It's Thursday so I'm hanging out with my friends at TOHOT

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bungalow Home Tour-(I Bet a Fun Mom Lives Here)

We are in the height of the busy real estate season and so many wonderful properties are on the market! This bubbly bungalow is too adorable not to share.

This home has curb appeal in spades.

Such a really pretty living room.

Are you noticing all the pretty light fixtures?

The most precious kitchen!

Family TV Room

Lots of dark rich woods play against the white walls.

The bathrooms are especially pretty.

Whata fun room to grow up in!

Even the laundry room is adorable!

Imagine the pool parties you could give here.

And you can't give a pool party without a pool bath.

The last home tour featured a home in my old neighborhood and this sweet cottage is in my new one. To see the listing and be my neighbor go here.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016


I need two new sofas to go in my new great room.There are so many choices!

This sofa from Quatrine is a beauty!

These sofas from Wisteria are really pretty.

This sofas mini ruffle welting makes it so charming!

The Pottery Barn Carlisle sofa is a classic choice with its rolled arm and turned wooden legs.

Love the pretty ticking fabric on this pretty.

This BSC Rachel sofa is another option.

It can be skirted in several really pretty ways. Sorry no pics of that.:-(
Well there you have it. Do you have a favorite sofa?

It's Thursday so you know what that means! TOHOT!
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