Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress from Rag & Bone and shoes from Banana Republic.
Happy Wednesday! Boy am I glad I am going to Dallas today instead of yesterday! We had a storm!! I couldn’t believe that my car read in the 80s for the temperature outside. Today I am off to Dallas with a client to source chandeliers, tile, and some furniture. We already have things picked out from pictures—- so we are going to view in person. The internet is such an amazing tool in my work!! And I love my reps.... they make my life so wonderful. We are armed and ready to make our decisions today! I am involved in 3 kitchen makeovers right now... and since I love to cook kitchens are one of my favorite things to makeover . All 3 of these kitchens will be completely different.. one of the fun aspects of my job to be creative in so many ways. Lacie Rue gets to come to work since Mackenzie and Adison are staying in Fort Worth. She hates to stay home now....she is a working 4-legged baby.
The article today I found in the March/April issue of Southern Home. If you have not read this magazine before...I highly suggest picking up a copy. The magazine has more homes covered than ads....which I am not sure how they do but I sure love it!!! This 1920s home in Charlotte, North Carolina is a traditional structure that designer Holly Hollingsworth Phillips infuses with bold color. Since I adore color...it instantly attracted me. Enjoy and have a great “hump day!”
Wow! What a way to transform an entry hall!!! This tangerine grease cloth is from Thibaut—-stunning !!!
Oh boy... I would like to be the teenager that gets to live in this room!!!!! The turquoise walls with the orange draperies....love it!! I have always dreamed of having a fireplace in my room... what a lucky girl to get to have it in her teens. Love, love the chairs!
Holly Hollingsworth Phillips trained at Sotheby’s before she started her career as a designer. She prides herself with mixing something “with a nod to the past” with the new elements. For this home she “drew from her archival research at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to help set the tone.” In this living room there are the traditional elements of the white paint and the gorgeous fireplace. The wingback chairs are traditional in shape.. but oh so sassy done in lavender . The animal print ottoman ads spark...as do the apple green draperies.
A larger image of the living room. Beautifully executed. I love the black doors.
A special moment in the living room. This area is given a special meaning with the custom banquette—- and if you read my blog often you will know that I have a thing for banquettes! LOVE THEM!!! This one is a hot pink with the wall sconces above is brilliant.
The den with the dental moulding around the ceiling and the fireplace is given POW with the Farrow & Ball Hodge Blue lacquered paint. The lavender and the orange set against the blue is striking. I love the lucite based side tables pushed together as a cocktail table. I love to do this in my work.
Once again old meets new in the dining room. The table has been in the homeowner’s family for years. The wallpaper started the color palette for the room. The juxtaposition of the traditional table and the modern art is great. The pink quartz chandelier is stunning.
The sun room carries on the color scheme that runs throughout the hose. I immediately recognized the Curry & Co. Turquoise chandelier. I have placed this piece before in a smaller version over a master tub. This chandelier certainly makes an impact wherever it is placed!!! What a happy room. What a happy house!!!!!
"Some Kind of Wonderful" article featured in March/April issue of Southern Home Magazine
Text: Andrea Fanning
Designer: Holly Hollingsworth Phillips
Photography: Dustin Peck
Last night's dinner was a salad with chicken and avocado- yum!
Love this song!!
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