Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a Tahari dress with Vince Camuto sandals.
The latest issue of House Beautiful I loved cover to cover. The articles were more than interesting and the design work included in the issue was all well appointed, interesting, and spot on. I love that I have more time in my life now so I can peruse my magazines more than I did in the past. I think my twins graduating from college has had a lot to do with my piece of mind and allowed me to spend more time on my business. Along with the pages that I earmarked in this issue, I am going to start including in my daily blog tips from a Steel Magnolia. My definition of a Steel Magnolia is a strong southern woman who lets nothing stand in the way of her life, dreams, children, and success. I have always considered myself a Steel Magnolia in spirit and after seeing the movie I have embraced the title. My business is based not only on design but in my sense of fairness to my clients and desire to grow my business. Here are the pages that I earmarked and I hope you like them as much as I did!
My clients daughter Mary Ellen---whose apartment that I am going to work on next week in NYC has --- been looking for a blush colored paint to paint a wall in her apartment. I loved this article giving examples of pink paints. It is so helpful for me and Mary Ellen.
It is so helpful to see the room painted in one of the colors!
Love this room! Love the contrast of the gray against the pink!
What an incredible courtyard! Love the door!
This zebra chest outside the entrance of the bedroom is such a show stopper!
As my grandmother who I called One Mama who say--"I could eat this bedroom up with a spoon!"
Loved all the colors and mixtures on this table!
Love the orange setting the tone for this room. Great console and art!
Another view of the room! I often use old trucks as coffee tables and love seeing that in this room!
I loved the funkiness of this room and how eclectic it is!
What a beautiful relaxing space to read and live!
Love the space especially the entrance stool in the forefront!
On this tile!
What an interesting bedroom and I love the art on the wall! Love the use of the eclectic throw on the bed.
Found these quotes this morning and love them!
Steel Magnolia Tip # 1: When you are having a bad day--put on a favorite song and dance. Gets the blood moving and the happy juices flowing!
For dinner last night was leftover salmon, left over avocado and corn salad, and my delicious zucchini soup that I made on Saturday.
Love this song from Little Big Town! It always makes me break out into singing wherever I am!