If some of you have been following me for awhile now, you know that I did a post on adding just one piece of contemporary or modern furniture to an otherwise mostly antique room a few months ago (you can read the original post here). I had just purchased a side table from Wisteria and at the time, I was debating returning it and getting the coffee table version instead. Well, I did! And it finally arrived after months of back order. I am so happy that I made the decision to spend the money shipping the first one back. The coffee table is perfect! I love the white marble top, the size, and the pounded gold edges.
I love Spring! Everything about it is so cheerful and full of promise. One of the things that I look forward to the most is planting fresh flowers in the garden, and one of my absolute favorites is lavender. Though I am usually a “white flowers only” girl, for some reason, the soft purple color and of course, that fragrance, really speak to me in the Spring. Also, it is drought tolerant so it grows really well here, even in the heat of summer. But I love it inside as well; it’s adorable in pots around the house (it looks especially good in galvanized buckets) and looks amazing on a kitchen counter!
|Adorable! From Vibeke Design|
|Gorgeous vignette! Tone on Tone|
|How stunning is this dining room? I could move right in! Henhurst Interiors|
|Tone on Tone, as featured in Martha Stewart Living|
|Love these topiaries mixed with the blue and white porcelain. Mark D. Sikes|
|Love how big this one is! Loi Thai|
|So lovely! By Miss Mustard Seed|
|LOVE them in a kitchen!|
I’m so excited to share with you that I will be doing a Spring Blog Hop with some of my favorite bloggers starting tomorrow (Friday)! I hope you will stop by and also visit some of their homes as well! I don’t think you will be disappointed!
Have you heard of Mora clocks? I’m going to guess that if you like French and Swedish style as much as I do, you’ve probably seen one. I know when I first saw them, I had no idea what they were called, but I knew I was smitten!
Gustavian Mora clocks are long case clocks that originated in the town of Mora, Sweden. I first started seeing them a few years ago, and as I became more enamored with French and Swedish styles, I became more and more obsessed.
My absolute favorite look for a house is a black front door and black shutters. When we painted the outside of our house a few years ago, we painted the outside of our front door black and I couldn’t be happier. Now my dilemma is the inside. I am seeing interior doors painted black more and more frequently, and I’m growing to like the trend. Designers love this trick for adding panache to simple, builder’s doors (mine) and several bloggers and friends of mine have done it. I’m torn though, as the inside of our front door is still wood/brown. Funny, because I used to subscribe to the design advice that “Every room needs something black,” and until recently, I had something black in most of the common areas. However, as I’ve gone lighter, and brighter and more pared down, I removed all the black as it was just feeling too heavy. I guess that’s why I hesitate to go with the black is I’m worried it will feel too heavy in the room now. I know I’m not going to paint all of the interior doors black (I don’t think that’s quite “me”) but I am toying with the idea of painting the interior of the front door. I’m torn between leaving it as is, painting it white, or painting it black. Usually when it comes to paint I’m of the “go ahead, it’s only paint!” team, but with black, it’s not quite that easy to go back! It is definitely more of a commitment!