Editor's Note: Today I am wearing Rag and Bone skirt, top by Vince, belt by Club Monaco, and kitten heels by Ann Taylor.
This past weekend I had the immense pleasure of driving seven hours in the car with my son Harrison to return to LSU for his graduate year in accounting. I did not see his house last year until the semester was almost over and I was appalled by the fact that a transit lived there. Nothing was hung, the room was poorly placed "by my designer opinion" so I was bound to fix that this year! He agreed to let me come down and hang his art and make his apartment for this important year very livable. I was beyond thrilled when I got to the apartment to find at that his roommate Lawrence had a lot of furniture and art for me to place. The things that Lawrence had to place where pieces of art painted by his grandmother, mother, himself and taxidermy that his family had killed. Since I was only there for one night so Lawrence agreed to get up at 8:00 on Saturday morning and hang art with me. I was a whirling dervish to hang art that day before I left at 2:00. The apartment looks like two 23-years old young men live there but I am thrilled with how homie it feels! My heart is happy that Harrison has a home for the year! Here are the images of their graduate year bachelor pad.
This is Lawrence's room. All of his signed prints and framed posters had special meaning to him!
This cracked me up! It was from the 1950's. I think it belonged to his grandfather.
One corner of the Living Room with the deer head that a member of his family killed.
A poster over Harrison's desk. It had a tear in the middle but he rescued it out of the Sigma Nu house last year. I thought it was great! Special note that the two different lamps is not my design work. This is a Harrison thing that he likes these two lights to study by! Fine by me please produce a 3.8!!
Harrison's Sigma Nu flag over an antique dresser that I brought from home his sophomore year.
The Rolling Rock poster in the corner is not a mama's dream of a poster of her son but it is quiet funny!
Harrison prize possession--a signed Patrick Peterson jersey!
This is the first year that Harrison would allow me to put actually bedding on his bed. Before he only slept with sheets and a LSU blanket.
This is the old bedding that was in his room at home! Probably why he agreed to it!
The other wall in their Living Room. The large leather sofa was a free gift from a gentleman who I helped replaced the furniture for in his living room. It has lived a good life for three years going on its fourth at LSU. The horns in the center are from my step brothers ranch in Glen Rose.
The sectional and coffee table came from Lawrence's grandparents. Oh course there is cooler in the room!
What college apartment would be without one?!
We went to dinner on Friday night at the Chimes which is right next to LSU campus.
I was so excited to eat my fried oysters that I forgot to take a picture of them!
Harrison and Lawrence on lunch on Saturday at a tiny restaurant that was fabulous! My tuna salad was to die for!
Steel Magnolia Tip #18: Honor and treasure older people. They are a wealth of knowledge! Listen to their stories and learn.
Love these quotes!
This morning I ate breakfast in the dark. We had an early 9:00 meeting this morning so I was up and at it early!
Even at 6:30 in the morning I like to have an elegant setting!
Last night we had a delicious hatch Chile filled with crab cake from Central Market--it was fabulous!!
I served it with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Delicious!!
I adore this Uncle Kracker song! It always makes me break out into singing no matter where I am!