Design Show and Tell Time: Beautiful Scroll Instagram Photos

Social networking is an integral tool of the blogging trade.  Those in the social media know advise selecting two to three social platforms to focus on to perfect your social media presence and contributions.  I went with the big 3 in the blogging world conference- Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.   I usually am so good at following sage advice, but in the instance of Instagram an exception is being made.  More viewer than posting participant, I must admit I am late to the Instagram photos party, but better late than never.  Instagram photos take the eye on a visual journey one scroll at a time.  Places In The Home is first and foremost a design show and tell, and I can tell you these beautiful scroll Instagram photos are show and share worthy.

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Who’s in for a Sunday painting party? 🙋🏻🎨 @susan.nethercote #ABMlifeiscolorful

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Sunday drivers in Cannes. 📷 by T&C’s @klaraglowczewska

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Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner plates…#dodiethayerfortoryburch #dodiethayer #antigua

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Daydreaming about this exquisite downtown view captured by @c.respo. #followyournola

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Inspiration is everywhere, as is evident from these beautiful scroll Instagram photos.

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Souvenirs: 21 Design Features From Hotel To Home

Part II of the Souvenirs series takes a look at 21 design features from hotel to home.  The purpose of the well-appointed hotel room and the design features within is to make your stay convenient, comfortable and memorable- a thoughtful and inspiring souvenir.

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Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes ~ Sara Bliss 

Design and decor features of a stylish, chic and well-appointed hotel room is full to capacity with ideas to use in our homes.  I keep the camera handy and a small journal in my purse for exactly that reason.  See it.  Shoot it. Commit to design features from hotel to home memory.

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Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Master Bath

To illustrate the point, I am using some from our Las Vegas trips in this post.  Some of the rooms have been remodeled since our last stay, but we will work with what we have.

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Palazzo Hotel Master Bath

Where a hotel room for some is just a place to sleep, for me it is as much a part of the vacation as a special dinner at a gourmet restaurant or seeing a top-tier headliner show.

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Venetian Hotel Master Bath

In the spirit of Vegas lucky 21 I have selected 21 inspiring design features from hotels to home for your design and decorating implementation consideration.

Master Bathroom Features

1.  His and Hers Sinks

Better yet, his and hers bathrooms.  Since the his and hers bathrooms may not be in the cards, we will keep the focus on a design feature that is more in line with traditional bath design- his and hers sinks.  Two is better than one in the name of convenience and personal space, and storage allocation.

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Medicine cabinets, storage tower(s) or center shelving offer excellent storage options.

traditional bathroom ideasDaniel Contelmo Architects

2.  In-Bathroom Television

Who doesn’t love a television in the dressing area of the bathroom?  I am a big fan of this design features from hotel to home idea.  Getting ready for the day, client meeting or an evening out can find us pressed for time. Having a television in the bathroom makes it easy for us to get our news, weather, traffic updates, sports scores (his) and music choice channels (hers).

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3.  Lighted Makeup Mirror  

More the rule than the exception in today’s hotel room bathroom amenities, a lighted makeup mirror magnifies the magnificent you!

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4.  Dimmer Switch

Call this a bonus lighting feature that adjusts to the task at hand.  The dimmer control allows me to add to or take away from the ambient lighting.  Up for an extra layer of lighting to optimize the lighted makeup mirror or down for a soft night light effect.

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5.  Double Entry Doors 

Design of the wonderfully dramatic kind.

double door bathroom entry 3 North ~ DecorPad

6. Decorative Molding Accents

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7.  Stylish Bathroom Faucets

Virture bath faucet pfisterVirtue Bathroom Faucet

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8.  Decorative Mirror(s)

Mirror, mirror on the wall– who is the statement making fairest of them all?

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Pagoda Mirror by Cooper Classics

KlingJ K Kling Associates ~ DecorPad

The design and decorating elements of a ranch style house giveth and taketh away.  Eight foot ceilings fall into the taketh away category, but layers of light, color, accents and accessories gorgeously guide the eye and giveth style to the overall look.

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9.  Marble

Marble is the material of choice for showers, walls, floors and vanity tops. Why?  Because marble is just so pretty.

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Maddux CreativeWorld of Interiors~ Maddux Creative

marble tile shower benchTraditional Home

10. Lighting

Layers and layers of task, accent, ambient and decorative lighting.

wall-sconce-lightingCushman Design Group ~ Houzz ~ Photography by Susan Teare

11. Vanity Stool

Sitting pretty.

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12. In-Drawer Electrical Outlets

Convenience comes home!

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13. Stylish Hardware

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Chrissy and Co

When the preliminary remodel/decor strategy session (eloquent words for the thirty minute “this is what I want, and how are you going to make my remodeling suite dreams come true?” conversation with Dave) began, my mental Rolodex flipped to I for inspiring design features from hotel to home.

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Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room

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Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room

The implementation of inspiring design features to further enhance the look and design of our master bathroom is presently on hold for two families under one roof reasons.  The upside is time- time that allows me to source, study and gather inspiring design features information.

Palazzo Hotel Room

Venetian Hotel Piazza Suite

Venetian Hotel Piazza Suite

Hotels roll with the what’s on trend flow when it comes to updating the interiors of rooms, and what a difference a contemporary update makes. Which do you prefer?

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14.  Unique Headboard

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Height, color, pattern and texture- all present and stylishly accounted for. I like the look of the diamond tufted upholstered headboard.

JSchoenberger_MasterBedroom2Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I ask myself “is the tall upholstered headboard on its way out?”  I tell myself “if you love the look, it’s in style.”

15.  Floor Mirror

For checking your look from head to toe.

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16.  Above the Bed and Bedside Lighting

bedside lighting House Beautiful

Bedtime readers know the value of good lighting.  May I suggest adding Places In The Home and Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes by Sara Bliss to your bedtime reading list. 

sarah richardson design decorpadSarah Richardson Design ~ DecorPad

The beside swing arm sconce lamps are perfect additions in size, function and balance.

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Lamps  Plus

17.  Bedside Light Switch

Convenience again makes an appearance on the list.  I love the convenience of being able to turn out the bedroom light(s) from bed.  Does that sound right?  You know what I mean.

18.  Bed Curtains

This design feature falls into the category of maybe, maybe not, but it is well worth considering.

Paul Corrie Interiors bedroomPaul Corrie Interiors ~ DecorPad

bed-drapes-soft-bedroom-paletteAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles

19.  End of Bed Seating Options

Isabelle-Tufted-BenchIsabelle Tufted Bench 

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Cassini Grey Mistral Velvet Settee

A pair of upholstered stools, bench or settee placed at the foot of the bed round out my idea for extra seating and stylish function.

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Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc.

french-bench-gray-pinstripe-bench-pinstripe-bolster-pillowAmy Berry Design ~ DecorPad

I gave my friend a bed bench for her birthday, and it was the missing piece of her decor puzzle.  The next time I saw her husband he thanked me for supplying her with a lovely and convenient piece that now served as housing for their folded laundry.  I can lead my friends to stylish home decor, but I can not make them use it appropriately!

20.  Bed crown ~ Bed cornice

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A bed crown cornice can be custom built for more length, and work beautifully in conjunction with an architectural piece headboard- the best of both worlds scenario.

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s Bedroom, White House

21.  Bed Curtain with Decorative Tiebacks or Holdbacks

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venetian-luxury-suiteVenetian Luxury Suite

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43 Chesapeake Court Antiques

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Emmy Curtain Tieback

Bed curtains, bed crowns and decorative holdbacks and tiebacks carry the look, the space and the eye to a regal level.

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Don’t shy away from pairing two or more statement making design elements.  You will know if the two cross each other out.  There is a lot of trail and error involved in the process of making things beautiful, and plenty of fun, too.  Stylish, smart and luxurious hotel room features provide a comfortable and unforgettable experience.  Forget the soaps and shampoos- bring inspiring design features from hotel to home with you and make them your design and decorating souvenirs.

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Planting the Seeds of Change: A Decorating 180

Inspiration is everywhere made good on its promise this Mother’s Day.  Dave the Builder heard the something out of the ordinary call, gifting me this most unique and exquisite Italian heather plant for Mother’s Day.  This visually striking plant in all its classic pink and green color combination glory is summer planter poised and ready.  Giving thought to what type of planter befits this beauty, the usual suspects in my traditional rotation failed to impress.  It appears a decorating style metamorphosis is taking place, a planting the seeds of change decorating 180.

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 “In gardening, architecture, landscape design and interior design the principles are interchangeable – or, at the very least, highly adaptable.”
  — Charlotte Moss

 

The preferred decorating style of choice at Places In The Home is traditional with a twist, but styles and tastes evolve as they should, and mine are no exception.  If only on an experimental basis for the fresh and updated look of it, try introducing one or two accents, colors or patterns from a different decorating style to the space.  A decorating 180 turns up the volume just enough to keep things visually interesting.

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I paid a visit to the Hopefully Classic warehouse (storage unit) a couple of weekends ago to do a bit of shopping.   Shopping from within is a tremendous concept.  I become reacquainted with items in the inventory, an afternoon of hunting and digging for treasure qualifies as an excellent workout and the prices can’t be beat.  I pulled a set of decorative concrete planters (one of which is shown in the above image) to pair with two small boxwood plants I bought marked down at Lowe’s.  The picture does not do the planter justice, and as stunning as these planters are, do these lovelies qualify as my personal decorating 180?

garden-basketOrlandi Statuary Round Basket Planter

Hold the phone!  This Orlandi Statuary basket planter may be all the style sashay towards a decorating 180 needed to calm the winds of change. The style deviation is subtle enough not to overwhelm the process while staying true to the traditional foundation. Throw the eye a curve ball every now and then and hit a style home run.

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A Beautiful Distraction: Interior Design and Decorating Images

The interior design and decorating minded tend to look at objects, spaces and images in a different light.  A discerning eye will wonder toward a beautiful distraction in seconds flat.  As Dave the Builder and I were watching a movie over the weekend, I realized my love of all things placement, pattern and palette was working overtime.  Dave asked me a question about the story line, and as I fumbled to conceal the fact I didn’t have a clue he asked, “are you even watching the movie?”  Technically, I’m watching, but more and more the focus of my attention is not with the story line.  These eyes are zeroed in on the real star of the show.

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To say I am completely taken in by the the houses (set recreated or actual real estate), architecture, grounds and furnishings that frame the frame is an understatement.  As soon as the final credits roll off the screen the floodgates of post film commentary open.  We Siskel and Ebert the heck out of the exteriors and interiors of the houses seen throughout the film, what design features would be considered passé by today’s standards, and how classic design elements will stand the test of taste and time.

This beautiful distraction dilemma is taking on a life of its own. The number of interior design and decorating images I view in a single week is in the territory of beautifully ridiculous. Pens and pads are strewn about my desk, a quick reach in close proximity of the keyboard for the numerous gotta have it, gotta share it, gotta remember the source jot it down moments of my blogging life.

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Interior design and decorating images showcasing exceptional design and decorating work produce inspired results. Take the image below from the Waco Symphony Showhouse 2013. The interior design and decorating genius of CDA Interior Design is a showhouse showstopper. Is this not a stunning example of coastal chic on steroids?  It is amazing how fast my eyes can style spot at least eight points of interior interest in this image.  Equally amazing is how fast the featured interior design, furnishings and accessories draw me in.

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I’m no code cracker, but I think that is exactly the point.

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Treasures,Trinkets and Trash: Flea Market and Antiques Shopping

Flea market and antiques shopping is all the rage, and why not? Discovering fabulous finds from yesteryear or the quintessential pièce de résistance races the heart and feeds the soul of a true treasure hunter.

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There are many flea market aficionados that deeply regard Paris and the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen Market as the holy grail of flea markets – the epitome of ooh la la chic and vintage style. As for flea markets here in the good old USA,  isn’t it always flea o’clock somewhere?  I’ve frequented the best of the best- the rusty, chippy, in need of tender love and repair cream of the flea market crop.  And antique shops?  I lost count years ago.  Like a moth to a flame!

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The one and only item I own purchased from a Paris flea market is a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase. Factoring in the signs of age, gentle use and the honey patina,  this piece is a keeper.

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Dave the Builder brokered a deal for this little goodie as a surprise Christmas gift. A  fellow interior designer friend of ours purchased the suitcase for her husband while antiquing and fleaing in Paris.

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Now don’t hold me to it, but this Louis Vuitton suitcase may just be the closest I ever get to an actual Paris flea market. It is a dream trip on the list, but in the meantime the finds this side of the Eiffel Tower satisfy the decorative joie de vivre.

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Darryl Carter – Benjamin Moore

If there is a better way to spend a weekend afternoon than in New Orleans perusing Camp Street or strolling the streets of the French Quarter,  I have not found it yet (and goodness knows I do love the pursuit of Paris).  It’s a wonderful substitute for an afternoon in Paris only 3½ hours from my driveway.  I set my GPS -Grand Paris Style- for the Vieux Carré  and we’re off!

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M.S. Rau Antiques and Tara Shaw Antiques are absolute favorites.  The best of the best antiquities inhabit these two New Orleans institutions.

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You can definitely become lost in the European flair of decorative furnishings and continental treasures. 

Tara Shaw Ltd.Tara Shaw Maison

Antiquing and fleaing at flea markets is a weekend ritual of absolute bargains and beauty in the eye of  the treasure, trinkets and trash beholder. I love the phrase treasures, trinkets and trash for what it is and what it was- the name of my grandmother’s antique shop.  The appeal of flea market and antique shopping  is rooted in curiosity, appreciation, vintage love, and the art of the deal.  Avid, seasoned, and even novice  flea market treasure hunting and antique shoppers know of what I speak.  Do you brake for antique and vintage treasures?

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The Season Finale: The Fall Tablescape

My fall checklist is winding down.  The mantel is all gussied up, crotons and pumpkins line the front entryway, and cinnamon filled recipes have been prepared and joyfully consumed.  That “leaves” one decorative detail left to address. Last on my fall to-do list but certainly not least is thefall tablescape.  I decided to reflect the simple, natural, and casual feel of fall throughout the tablescape.   See what you think.

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Don’t you think a cloche instantly adds elegance to its surroundings?

Two years ago I found this creamer at T.J. Maxx and had to have it.  It has such a presence sitting pretty in the candy dish which belonged to my great grandmother.

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I find I am loving and using burlap in many of my decorative undertakings. Burlap is inexpensive, natural, and an easy material to work with.  A couple of months ago I made throw pillows using  burlap sandbags from Tractor Supply. The form of the sandbag caught my eye and I filed the “eyedea” away in my mental Rolodex.  The affordable bags ($1 each) are perfect for making pillows!  The bottom and sides come sewn together with the top left open for filling.  The more I thought about it, the more I knew the bags would be perfect for another project I had in mind.  I was in full fall tablescape planning mode when burlap genius struck.

Nice burlap sandbag placemats, don’t you think?   I really like this low cost/high impact idea.

burlap placemats

I utilized the top ties for securing the place cards.  Inspiration struck once again as I found the decorative feathers from Hobby Lobby.  I placed the feathers through the loop and tucked the ends into the side of the sandbag. Dave the Builder tipped the pine cone with copper spray paint to give it the all important fall pop of color.

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The essence of fall~ the pumpkin & the pine cone.

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The distinctive colors of the Staffordshire inspired Greyhound statues blend well with the deep, rich colors of the furniture and accessories.

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A decorative urn makes the perfect base for a pretty pumpkin centerpiece. Various types of squash, ornamental dried bundles, taper and flameless candles complete the center display.

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I include both a cloth and a paper napkin in my tablescapes.  It never fails that someone will ask me for the opposite of what napkin I originally set, so I am tablescape proactive.  It cuts down on the up/down time. The backstory on the deal of the year salad plates is here.

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The table is set for fall to be celebrated with family and friends. I hope it meets with approval.

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”

~Elizabeth Lawrence

 

 

 

 

Home Decor Gotta Have It List

Good Friday everyone!

I thought I would round out the master suite remodel posts with my home decor gotta have it list.  The home decor and home furnishings accessories treasure hunt is as fun as the finds, and I have had a blast searching and discovering  home decor wonders.  The gorgeous Thibaut fabric is a pop of color dream.

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A frog anything is always in order, and Butch the Bulldog has a face I can get a chuckle from.  I want to mount the iron goddesses to the wall as easels for a piece of art.  I’m contemplating using the corbels as bookends.  What do you think of the wallcovering choice for the master closet?  An  alligator and/or croc wallpaper is fittingly appropriate for Louisiana.  Please don’t assume I’m a swamp person, but I would be remiss if I did not add a “Choot ‘Em” to the alligator reference.  Click on the image to enlarge.

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Next week I will be featuring a guest post that I’m very excited about.  Be looking for it early in the week.  I hope you enjoy looking at  the items featured on the home decor gotta have it list.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remodels, Redos, And Renovations In Pictorial Preview

Remodels, redos, and renovations are the three R’s ruling the past two weeks at Casa de Places In The Home.  I’ve had a few things on the creative part of my brain (this could be trouble), and there’s no time like the present so here we go.   Let me share a in progress preview pictures with you.

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and now we have…

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Are we having fun yet?  You bet we are!  More details and pictures to come.  I have added the Our Home page with pictures of the spaces recently completed.

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Classic Hollywood Interiors

Movies are not the only thing Hollywood does well.  Some of the most memorable motion pictures in the history of cinema are not simply known for their cast or cinematic content, but for the classic Hollywood interiors of big screen legend.

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It’s probably not intentional, but actually a huge coincidence when a home or a set designer’s interpretation of the home comes to life on a sound stage and takes over as the star of a film.  When the architectural vision of near perfection captures the viewers attention and commands top billing it doesn’t necessarily speak to the weakness of the movie, but to the strength of the chosen piece of real estate.

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Nineteen sixty seven is dear to my heart.  It is the year I turned five, the year The Beatles introduced the world to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the year one of my favorite movies, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, was released.

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I hit the Turner Classic Movies jackpot a couple of months ago when I noticed it was showing.  I settled in for a couple of hours of escape with this oldie but goodie.  The movie holds my attention on three points- a relevant and positive message, three Academy Award winning actors strutting their mad acting skills, and one luxuriously appointed home.

wrought-iron-setVintage Wrought-Iron Ivy Terrace Set 

The walk from entrance to terrace for an afternoon of sandwiches and coffee would one through interior design greatness.  Attention to detail greets one at every twist and turn, wall and window.

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The eye is drawn to tasteful accessories and classic design elements set with timeless colors, patterns and textures.

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vintage-sterling-silver-liquor-bottle-labelsVintage Sterling Silver Liquor Decanter Tags

mid-century-gold-leaf-champagne-sherbetsMid-Century Champagne Sherbets

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Black Lacquer Nestling Birds Cabinet

antique-crystal-chandelierAntique Five-Light Glass Chandelier with Icicle Prisms

Coffered ceilings, custom built-ins, original artworks, crystal chandeliers, Chinoiserie accents, floor to ceiling windows.  These timeless design elements never go out of style.

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Next I will be featuring the four star sets from three Nancy Meyer films, The Intern, Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated.   

wishbone-chairWishbone Chair

the-intern-kitchenMy Domaine

Stunning set design is synonymous with Nancy Meyer’s films.

industrial-pendantHaverhill Pendant

roselle-8-drawer-dresser-chest-brwt2387Roselle 8 Drawer Dresser Chest

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It is no coincidence the interiors play a major role in Ms. Meyer’s films and become the stuff design and decorating trends are made of.

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Marble Mantle with Horseshoe Opening

sophia-ghost-arm-chair-c64f6573-23f3-4f66-b62c-5472116d5c5c_600John Allen Sophia Ghost Chair

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Wythe Media Cabinet

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Two Academy Award winning actors strutting their mad acting skills and one fabulously designed and decorated beach house set in the Hamptons hits all the Hollywood high notes.

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Something’s Gotta Give is a four star design winner on every level.  To describe this space as just romantic, peaceful, and elegant doesn’t fit it well.  It is the perfect, lovely, sexy, and inviting setting for the lady of the manor to discover that in fact her mojo hasn’t left the building, and for the viewer to glean a few ideas of their own in both the love and decor departments.

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round-table-diningBridges 2.0 Round Dining Table

round-table-dininig-table-harlowe-finchHarlow & Finch Adelaide Round Dining Table

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White Ironstone Serving Bowl

This discussion could go on and on.  These examples are only two of many that come to mind.

hanna-chairOly Studio Hanna Chair

somethings-gotta-give-bedroomBetween Naps on the Porch via Pinterest

fleur-de-lis-tableFleur de Lis Crossroads Rosa Side Table

beach-stonesCrate & Barrel

square-glass-jarWebstaurant Store

swim-ladySwim Party – Kenton Nelson

white-swivel-office-chairBanker’s Office Chair

Is it me or is the common design denominator in these homes a neutral color palette?  That’s the point- classic works.  Some people think it is too safe- a boring option hinting at a lack of decorating imagination.  It’s not that it is safe or boring, but that it is a great choice of classic color scheme to build your design and decor upon.  This point is evident throughout the interiors and exteriors in the film It’s Complicated.

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french-kitchen-tableFrench Kitchen Island

breakfast-nook-lightBreakfast Nook Light

Please allow me to take a little decorating liberty with the choice of pendant light fixtures, but I love the Lone Star Pendant by Curry & Company.

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ironstone-platesFrench Ironstone Asparagus Plates

silver-plate-meat-coversSilver Plate Meat Domes

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design-ideas-its-complicatedElle Decor

dresser-design-ideas-its-complicatedElle Decor

paris-rustic-dresserParis Rustic Dresser

oval-drawer-pull Antique English Drawer Pull

louis-philippe-mirrorLouis Philippe Mirror

Bakery Goods-

bistro_barstoolBistro Barstool

okl-french-basketFrench Country Round Basket

Of all the spectacular accents, details and accessories in the home of It’s Complicated, do you know what captured my attention the most?

black-window-framesAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles

The fantastic windows. Absolutely stunning!  Black accents set it off with a vengeance.  The reviews are in, and I give it two thumbs up.

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Grand elements of master interior design and period decor makes the Technicolor master suite of Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With The Wind difficult to forget.

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Another spectacular vision of regal and grand set decor by Hollywood standards is elegantly evident in another Vivien Leigh classic, That Hamilton Woman.

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sanctuary-tufted-bed-hooker-furnitureSanctuary Upholstered Bed

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The wedding reception scenes in The Hangover bring class to a long on funny, short on class premise.

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The outdoor space is gorgeously appointed in a star of the show black and white palette.

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Sunbrella® Awning Stripe Outdoor Grommet Drape

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wicker-dining-chairClassic Wicker Chair

large-paper-lantern-beige-24-1-bBamboo Ribbed Paper Lanterns

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Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility, the period drama film based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel of the same name, remains one of my favorite movie houses.  It possesses a quaint English charm suited to the period piece and period pieces featured in the film.

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gate-leg-tableBarley Sugar Twist Drop Leaf Gate Leg Console Dining Table

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English Landscape Oil Painting

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Antique Mahogany Barley Twist Drop Leaf Table

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antique-windsor-chairAntiques and Fine Art

Tinseltown Trivia Time!

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What movie inspires this look?

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Set decorator Susan Bode Tyson wonderfully re-created Julia Child’s kitchen for the film Julie & Julia, a film contrasting the early years of Julia Child’s life culinary career with Julie Powell, the New York blogger who deliciously mastered the culinary detail of cooking all 524 recipes printed in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook, one recipe per day for one year.  That’s 365 days of bon appétit blogging goodness.

Country Living 

willow_blue_composite_xWillow-Blue by Johnson Brothers, Richmond by Rogaska, Westchester Stainless by Towle

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Julia Child’s Kitchen – Smithsonian

Close lighting option to the original in Julia Child’s actual kitchen.

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Nicor Lighting 

Close option to the Smithsonian replica of Julia Child’s kitchen.

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Chiswick Wall Lamp

This French Mid-Century Modern design glass Diabolo shaded brass sconces lamps option with the ooh la la factor present and accounted for.

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butcher-blockVintage Maple Butcher Block

french-vintage-set-hammered-copper-pans_5French Country Hammered Copper Pan Set

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KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer in Cobalt Blue

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Gallery Oval Bread Basket with Handles

If a stove, oven and pegboard could talk!

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Classic Hollywood interiors of set and on location design and decor star in an award-winning role in our favorite films.

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