Editor's Note: Since I cannot wear makeup today... I am sending my outfit from Sunday. I am wearing all Ann Taylor here.. from the top to the shoes.
Happy Friday! I am not going to say that yesterday was fun... but it is over! The Mohs procedure that Dr Stewart performed was not as painful as I thought. Now the crater in my neck where she took out the skin cancer is frightening! Dr Anderson has his work cut out for him to sew it up and make it pretty today. If anyone can do it... he can. He is amazing. I was EXTREMELY fortunate that they let me stay in my procedure room all morning yesterday while they were analyzing the tissue to see if they got it all. I had soft jazz playing...a desk.. and my own private place. I answered emails, made phone calls, and wrote the blog in my private “office.” I told them that I had an aversion to daytime tv and would have earphones on in the waiting room —if they called my name they may need to come tap me on the shoulder. It pays to speak up! Today I go to a small boutique hospital to have the plastic surgery done. Since I am a Ritz Carleton kind of girl this pleases me to no end. I have no idea what to expect about what condition I will be in when I am done.... and I have a party tomorrow night to celebrate a friend’s 70th birthday. If I can make it I will wrap a scarf around my neck and carry on!!! I asked Dr. Stewart if I would be good for my party in the Hamptons at the end of the month... she said absolutely! I am planning on being back to work in as full swing as I can on Monday—even if my wardrobe will be dictated by what scarf I wear. Nothing is going to slow this girl down!
Today’s article is from Southern Home. This March/April issue is just full of fabulous articles. Atlanta based designer Meriden McBrearty got to work on this Austin project from the blueprints up. I know from experience that this makes for the best way to make a new home as perfect as it can be from a design perspective. The family have 7 year old triplets......oh wow! Twins were a challenge...I cannot imagine triplets! They wanted a home that was “stylish yet durable decor .” The soft hues and the fabulous lighting create the perfect balance. Enjoy this lovely home that is like a breath of fresh air. Have a super weekend. I know I will because my two days of procedures will be in the rear view mirror!
A silvery sage color runs throughout the house . Here in the living room it is complimented with soft lavender and a little bit of bolder colors in the art. I love the pairs of chairs, pairs of sofas, and mismatched cocktail tables. The gilded chair on the left adds a bit of spark to the soft palette room.
Two of my favorite things are in this dining room. A Murano glass chandelier and a Louis Philippe mirror. I love the soft blue draperies and the settee in the window.
This pair of artwork by French artist Jean-Marc Louis make a quiet statement above the console. I love the iron bench below the console— the metal paired with the carved wood.
Lueders limestone was used for flooring in the house... which is so gorgeous !!! Love, love the antique walnut buffet and the colorful runner.
The turquoise -glade tile used for the backsplash is stunning. Oh do I have a thing about interesting tile. It is like jewelry in a room. The custom vet hood with the copper banding is fabulous.
What a wonderful breakfast room! The abstract piece of art is from Texas artist Meredith Purdue . It carries the turquoise from the kitchen into the breakfast room. The hand blown glass chandelier is by New York artisan Lindsey Adelman—— wow! Such a statement piece.
A beautiful moment in the vestibule leading to the master bedroom. Another wonderful antique chest with a Murano bowl set on top. The stunning butterfly painting is by Hunt Slonem.
Such a lovely sitting area in the master with colors of beige and blush . The chandelier —that I wish we had a better shot of— is gorgeous pink glass. Besides the soft palette .. I love the interesting piece of art above the sofa and the brass, glass, and lucite cocktail table.
The library with the white oak paneling is subtle and stately. The soft contemporary game chairs and the cool chandelier add sparks of interest to he room.
This work space is located just off of the library. The bay window with the lead glass is wonderful. Love the chandelier!
Incredible elevated patio!!! Can you even imagine how fun it would be to entertain in this fabulous space !!
Beautiful soft blues and creams in the master bedroom. With the iron and glas doors opening to the balcony.... oh how wonderful.
The cabinets and the vanity in this master are so unique and interesting. Paired with the white marble and the great Sputnik fixture.......this master makes a huge statement.
Well done Meredith McBrearty!!!!
"Subdued Sense of Color" article featured in March/April 2018 issue of Southern Home Magazine
Text: Kate Abney
Designer: Meredith McBrearty
Photography: Michael Hunter
Leftover lemon chicken from central market and green been bundles. I hate to say it but I am looking forward to maybe having wine for the first time in 4 day tonight!!!!! I put Perrier in a wine glass the past three nights to make it special:)
Love this song!!
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