Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Off to the southern coast...

The Mister and I are off to the southern coast. We are spending the next week in Charleston, Savannah and Beaufort - the South at it's finest! We are excited about this much needed vacation, and I'm already dreaming about Bloody Marys in the morning and Mint Juleps in the evening with some beach time sandwiched in. The house is coming along, and I'll be ready to share a few more "update" photos when I get back!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Can we talk about this room, please?

It's P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

You may recall seeing this room on the cover of Elle Decor's April 2010 issue. I just had to stop and stare at it for a few minutes. The design genius behind this living room is Olivier Gagnรจre, a French product/interior designer. This is actually his own living room where he lives on the Left Bank in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. I think what pulled me in most was the unexpected color combinations of the gray/purple and orange and the beautiful kilim rug that ties all the colors together and introduces bright pops of red and lime. I believe the walls are Farrow and Ball's Bible Black - a hint of grey with a slight purple undertone that is so subtle but still makes an impact. I just want to insert myself into this room!