Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Grand Old House In Nashville

Ahhhh memories...it's funny, I remember when they were restoring this house in Belle Meade.  It was on my jogging path, I didn't actually live in Belle Meade, would have loved too though..trust me on that one!  What I would do (and this was before Hubby and I bought our little cottage closer to city)  I would  jump in my car, drive to the park  and  instead of jogging up the mountain like most people,  I would jog down Belle Meade Boulevard.   Come on now, wouldn't you?  It was nice and flat with big old beautiful homes that I loved to ogle...ahhh!  Funny how things come together after many years.  Anyway, I just spent my weekend  pouring through Gil's Schafer's "The Great American House", who was the architect for the home.  The home is called  "Boxwood"--a great name by the way--and is decorated by David Netto.    Go here to read the full story in Veranda.  Here are my favorite rooms:

Love the foyer with the green felt, books and molding...

This has to be one of my favorite dining rooms  of all time!  I love the traditional with a few modern touches.  And you know how much I love de Gournay Wallpaper!

The breakfast room - I love his color choices and how he added the mirror with rustic elements!

The loggia I would have never in my wildest dreams went that dark.  I would probably have done - oh I don't know - green and white.  Even Gil said at first he questioned David's design, but look how it all came together.  Also,  I like how David said he found a few things on the side of the road. Hey,  I've done that once or twice.

The master bedroom and bath...love it!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Organizing The Jamie Lee Curtis Way!

Last time Hubby and I were up at his parents' mountain cabin, I spent the entire time going through my mother-in-law's last five years of Good Housekeeping magazines.  Its where she keeps her overflow for guests and such.  Good Housekeeping is one magazine that I don't receive, though it always brings back memories from when I was young.  My mother always got it, so maybe that's how I became a huge magazine junkie.  Anyway, I'm always looking for new and better ways to organize and when I read Jamie Lee's methodology for organizing I was very intrigued.  Go here to read all Jamie Lee's great tips...I bet you may just find a few!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Caspari Napkins...Gotta Have Them!

I've always loved Caspari napkins--so last year when I spotted these I had to have them. I love the equestrian tweed...ahh so cute!  When my hairdresser ,Crystal, told me last year that she loved the equestrian fashion look, I took  her a set as well.   I have one more person in mind this year, she's a big equestrian lover as well!  I'm currently out of the cocktail and I have just a few of the guest towels left and will replinish soon!  Got to go - I have guys coming tomorrow to do my molding...Yeah!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Revisit to Southern Accents!

I wanted to post this last week, but  better late then never I suppose.  A few weeks ago when I was cleaning out my office and pitching all my old Southern Accents magazines, I came across this home that I've  always loved.  The beautiful lake home is located in Alabama and was  built by architect Bill Ingram.  I do apologize for the photos but my scanner surprisingly broke just as I decided to put it in my office, and scan these pictures...go figure.  Hubby couldn't even print our Allman Brothers Band tickets last night...hmm.  So I finally took the time to figure out how to take pitures with my phone.  And I've added a scanner to the top of  my office list. 

Refined and a little rustic, so of course I love it! Bill said that he painted it Oatmeal by Benjamin Moore and that is why he was able to get away with the lemon and lime. Lemon and lime happens to be one of my favorite color palettes.

 Love the kitchen with the fridge, french doors etc!!

My favorite two rooms...of course! 

P.S. I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!