My mother-in-law introduced me to a fabulous Nashville boutique the other day, fittingly called "Fabu." Located in a blue bungalow on Charlotte Pike, Fabu has an eclectic selection of women's clothing, accessories, gifts and home decor. Here are some of my favorite finds:
Fabu's front porch
Elephant Hand Towels
Monkey Wine Stoppers
Gold Bamboo Pagoda
Beautiful Wicker Chandelier
Foo Dog Accent Lamps
Foo Dog Accent Lamps
Sun Burst Mirror
My new Fabu baubles!
Next time you find yourself in Nashville, be sure to visit Fabu!
There is nothing that compliments blue porcelain better than pink peonies; together the two make for a pretty pièce de résistance in a vignette, or simply the perfect centerpiece.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am currently on the tour de weddings 2013, which has brought me to my husband's beautiful childhood home in Nashville, Tennessee. My mother-in-law (ever the home goddess, gourmet chef, and gardener--no pressure!) grows the most beautiful peonies, so I was inspired to put together a post about one of my favorite flowers, featured in what else but blue porcelain!
Jadrin de M.I.L.
Jardin de M.I.L.
This first image is a watercolor and gouache painting by artist Sofia Martha. It is as special as it is beautiful to me because Sofia painted it for this post! Thank you so much, Sofia! I am so honored!
I am a huge proponent of using color in interior decor, but today I am going to welcome back white (and summer!) with some inspirational interiors.
Often the concern around decorating in all white is that the space will look stark and sterile and--God forbid--boring. But by adding some interesting textures and surfaces, white can be warm, welcoming, and just as bold as any other color.
Here are some ways to do it:
Translucent design elements like lucite ensure that white spaces are not boring, but instead have high impact and high style. This image of Philippe Starck'sghost chair proves the point:
Often we see images of all white decor in the winter because white spaces can feel so warm. The vanilla glow given off by mother of pearl helps to create this feeling of warmth in white rooms that otherwise run the risk of feeling cold and sterile. And despite the season, mother of pearl is a nice nod to the beach!:
The wedding season is well underway and I have officially departed on the tour de weddings, 2013. In the spirit of season, I wanted to share one of my favorite pre-wedding primping trends: robes by Plum Pretty Sugar. Reminiscent of kimonos, these feminine frocks will help ensure a beautiful start to the big day and, as you will see, can really spruce-up the "getting ready" photos. I wish I had bestowed some Plum Pretty Sugar on my bridesmaids, but my lucky ladies got cowboy boots instead... Anyway, for all you brides-to-be and bridesmaids, swoon on: