My Favorite Type Of Bunny

I can’t believe Easter is about to be upon us this weekend. While I know the holiday is not all about bunnies and eggs (John 3:16), I thought it would be fun today to show one of my favorite homes from my absolute favorite Bunny- Bunny Williams.

Bunny understands how to remain understated, timeless, and abundantly chic in the most classic and truly beautiful way. Her home is every bit elegant, and her garden is every bit enchanting.

photos via One Kings Lane

 

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Pink Perfect

I love pink. I shamefully admit during a portion of the 5h grade I pretended that I didn’t like the color. Obviously, that was only to seem cool (I mean I was still playing with Barbies). Today, I am posting to prove that pink is an even cooler color than it ever was. It is known that pink is the color of breast cancer awareness. While it isn’t February, it is the day before a best friend of one of my best friends (someone who I have traveled with and come to know) is undergoing a double mastectomy. While it may not seem like a huge deal to many people, the big deal is that she is 29 and she doesn’t have breast cancer. BUT- she recently tested positive for the BRCA2 gene,  which means she has an extremely high risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

While it may seem extreme to some, I find it to be very brave and admirable. Lesley has an amazing travel blog called The Road Les Traveled. She explores the world for all of her followers to see, and it is comforting to know she can keep doing that without having to worry about the evil of cancer putting an end to her travel plans.

What can you do? Wear pink today! Support Lesley Murphy as she undergoes this life changing procedure tomorrow. Support all the women who have faced breast cancer and support all the women who are fighting the battle as we speak. Tag your photos- #LesleysBreasties #LesNipsBRCAintheBud #BreastCancerAwareness #FightLikeAGirl

Here are some pretty pink rooms to brighten this very pink day.

Bedroom by Suzanne Kassler

Perfectly pink bedroom by Suzanne Kassler.bedroom via Domino

One of my favorite bedrooms via Domaine Home

Ben Pentreath design via AD

Ben Pentreath design.

Lee Radziwill Apartment via AD

Nothing is quite as romantic as Lee Radziwill’s home. Via Vogue

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Pink Chinoiserie

Miles Redd knows Pink

Miles Redd masterpiece!

De Gournay knows best.

 Pink dining room via Mario Buratta

Mario Buatta shines with pink and green.

pink dining room via Traditional Home

Beautifully pink via Traditional Home.

David Hicks makes another timeless classic with pink.

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Beautiful pink dining room via Veranda.

Timothy Corrigan Apartment via AD

Timothy Corrigan pink dining room via AD

Kerry Spears

E- Design has definitely become more of a trend recently, yet it is hard for some people to grasp the concept. Often our lives are so busy, that we don’t have time to have constant meetings and walk-throughs. Also, designers that have to constantly be on the move can have trouble developing a strong base. It is really a win-win for everyone involved.

Recently I came across designer Kerry Spears. Her design is a chic and effortless combination of modern traditional. As Kerry explains it, “I work the same way and give as much attention as I do with my clients in person, only everything is done online, over the phone, FaceTime and email. I work with my clients on every detail and create a turn-key e-design service. My plan is to create a design service for individuals that like my style, but don’t want to pay to have me fly in for meetings and installations.”

With a mindset like that, why wouldn’t you turn to e-design? See my interview with Kerry, as well as a beautiful project she designed below.

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How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?

Transitional. I love traditional interiors, however, I have a thing for bright, modern fabrics. I like to keep things fresh by using classic design trends so that the rooms can last for decades, but add a splash of modern flair to keep it current. The contrast between traditional and contemporary is what makes transitional interiors so visually interesting to me.

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What are your design pet peeves?

When curtain panels don’t touch the floor. In my opinion, there should be a slight break in the bottom of the fabric. I also cringe when I see art hung incorrectly. As my mother-in-law would say, “don’t fall victim to high hanging”

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Best advice you ever received about design/decor?

If you love it, use it! There’s always a way to incorporate a favorite family heirloom or some crazy modern piece of art. After all, your home should be a reflection of you and describe your life story.

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Who inspires you?

I have such a design crush on Katie Ridder. I love the way she elegantly uses loud, bright colors and bold patterns in both fabrics and wallpaper. She takes stepping outside the box to a whole new level. I am also currently obsessed with Mark Sikes. He is more traditional and refined in his interiors, and uses a softer color palette. He also has a way of filling every space and detail, without making a room feel overcrowded. If you blend their styles, I think I am somewhere in the middle.

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What is on your nightstand?

A wedding photo, my favorite scented candle, a stack of design books (what designer doesn’t) and usually 2-3 toys that my dog brought me.

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Potted Boxwood is?

Potted boxwood is timeless chic.

Garden Dreams

Happy Monday! With a nice amount of rain in Dallas yesterday, I am admiring everyone’s green landscapes. I felt I hadn’t posted a beautiful garden in awhile, and I discovered the perfect one.

I simply adore this classic and timeless (built in 1743) Charleston home belonging to Cindy and Ben Lenhardt. My reason is very transparent. The grounds of the home are simply swoon worthy. Ben is a natural green thumb, and it shows with just the right amount of formality and natural grace that one can only hope for in landscaped grounds.

Honestly, I am just going to keep staring at these lovely photos. No words needed….

Photos from Traditional Home.

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Dixon Rye

I love Atlanta. People often say it is like Dallas with more trees. They also have such a pulse on design. I mean think of all the greats there- Suzanne Kasler is based there, Phoebe Howard has a store there, plus Danielle Rollins is quite the tastemaking guru, Parker Kennedy Living resides there, and my favorite monogram queen, Laurie Byrne is there as well. It is also home to the always chic design of Bradley Odom.

Bradley recently opened a new home store in the area called Dixon Rye. He has such an eye for collected, chicly effortless, and dimensional design. There is something so refreshing about his style. It is like a breath of fresh air with a hint of something woodsy. Maybe it is just his ability to combine texture with a clean palette and classic lines. Whatever it is, it surely makes Dixon Rye a place I am desperately ready to frequent.

I had the opportunity to send him a few questions about Dixon Rye. Feast yourself on the beautiful images of his store and his wonderful vision for making Dixon Rye a design destination.

For design work of Bradley Odom, founder and curator of Dixon Rye, please click here.

Photos courtesy of Domino Media Group

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How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?

Dark and moody—masculine colors with over the top texture. At Dixon Rye we talk a lot about identifying the hero of a room and letting it be a hero. For me personally, the hero is usually something leather or a cool architectural find.

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What hopes do you have for Dixon Rye?

I always say that first and foremost we are a creative brand. We are a retail shop and we offer design services but a creative process informs every decision we make. It’s an atmosphere where lasting relationships are formed, consumers are educated about where things are made. It is always a question of how products are made, who made them and why that matters. We pay special attention to all details from the music we play, the packaging, and of course, the friendly experts you engage with. We’ll continue to grow our DR Collection and our online presence.

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Shot of an interior project designed by Bradley Odom.

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What are your design pet peeves?

Not considering scale and volume of a space or an individual piece, especially lamps! We like to ensure that lamps are the appropriate size in relationship to the table and room. Sounds simple but it’s something I notice and it stands out like a sore thumb to me.

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Best advice you ever received about design/decor?

One of my former professors once said, “A good idea is just that, a good idea, until you actually spend time working out the details and ensuring it actually works.”

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Who inspires you?

I love the work of Billy Baldwin. He was one of the greats that never missed an opportunity to add an interesting detail to an otherwise basic piece of furniture—and we’re both Sagittarius. Recently, I’ve been inspired by Meyer-Davis. Their ability to mix materials is awe-inspiring.

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What is on your nightstand?

Books! Sounds so expected, but I love being surrounded by inspiration. I also have a favorite piece of art that my Mom gifted me which leans on the wall off of my nightstand, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say my iPhone.

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Potted boxwood is?

SOUTHERN CHIC REALNESS!