Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Darling Doggy Beds

To tell you the truth, I get a HUGE kick out of helping my friends solve their design dilemmas. Recently, my girlfriend asked me for some cute dog bed suggestions, and I realized they are a little hard to find if you don't know where to look.  The typical dog bed is khaki, brown, and U-G-L-Y, but this doesn't mean your best four-legged friend has to suffer... Give him a bed fit for a king (and hopefully he will stay out of yours!) he deserves it!

1) If you love Lilly Pulitzer, trust me this is the dog bed for you!
2) We have this bed for Greta in black, and of course I love the leopard print!
3) Amy Berry's beds are the end-all-be-all of chic canine sleeping arrangements.
4) Another Harry & Barker bed, the "Envelope" style is so cute!
5) For the pint-sized pooch (or kitty cat) or just the pineapple lover!
6) This one is totally impractical, but adorable!
7) If you love Quadrille fabrics, you'll love this ikat bed!
8) You can never go wrong with classic black and white!

Any cute resources I'm overlooking? Please share if so!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

J'adore Antelope

After last week's Instagram post, I got several questions about my entry runner.  I purchased mine from Stark a few years back, and it has proven to be a great investment! I have used it in the entry of my post-collegiate apartment, my blue bathroom at our current house, and finally in our entryway, where I think it is going to stay a while.

Fritz camouflaging 

I'm definitely not the first designer to tout the beauty of an antelope rug... Shelter mags like Domino have been showing us how to use them for years, so I am hardly a trendsetter here.  All I know is that antelope is a classic, and is most likely going to be in my design repertoire for a long time.  The pattern is the perfect neutral and will complement almost any color scheme and design style.  Added bonus - the pattern conceals spills, dirt, etc. so it is perfect for young families or people with pets.  Case-in-point: this is the only rug in our house that doesn't reveal the massive amounts of dog hair we deal with!

Now that you've seen my entry, below are some of my all-time favorite Antelope installations! P.S. I'm considering a black and white stripe above the chair railing in this space... tres chic? or too much?

The Decorista

Bailey McCarthy

House Beautiful


While I of course love Stark's classic design, Ballard has a great budget-friendly option that comes in a variety of sizes! Your local carpet supplier will also have a few great options, and you may even find a remnant which can cut your cost down considerably.

Entry Sources
Rug: stark
Demilune Table: Wisteria
Dried boxwoods: West Elm
Umbrella Holder: Vintage
Blue and white box: Vintage
Bamboo mirror: Local consignment shop find!