Color Time - Benjamin Moore Salmon Peach

Oh my Jamie Drake, you have converted this no loving "peach" girl into a puddle of admiration! Today's color time photo was promptly torn out of House Beautiful and pinned on my inspiration board. He designed this space for HB's Designer Vision Show House last year and I love everything about it. The Salmon Peach combined with the dark furniture and black framed windows makes for a glamorous and elegant setting.


Benjamin Moore's Salmon Peach was used throughout the living space but taken up a notch 
with the addition of a light bronze glaze.




This is the woman Jamie Drake envisioned living in the space:
"Very glamorous, very urbane. I invented her as the granddaughter of Josephine Baker, the Jazz Age icon. She's a successful woman in her late 40s who is the special events director of a major fashion magazine."


Can we digress from the paint color and talk about the fabulous bookshelves? Such great styling!

Would you consider using a Peach or Coral color in your house?

Click here to view more Color Time posts, you may just find that perfect hue for your own house!

*Note: The above room is the actual paint color not just a resemblance of the color. As you can see above, the paint chip sample online looks different than what is in the actual room photo. When choosing paint for your own home never go by what you see online, the color will always be a tad different. I suggest picking up a small paint sample at the store and paint a color swatch in the actual room, than you will never be disappointed!

 (Images via House Beautiful, Designer Jamie Drake, Photographer Jonny Valiant)

In the Spotlight: Tracey Sylvester Harris

I first came across Tracey Sylvester Harris' work through a One Kings Lane sale (a favorite place to look for new artists), her paintings captured my attention to such a degree that I was compelled to investigate further! As I learned from the website her new collection is based on black and white images she collected from flea markets. Tracey takes these age old images and brings them into the modern day with colorful paint.This is a description from the website:

"Harris' paintings explore the relationship between the past and present, contrasting the manufactured images made popular through postcards and advertising to the authentic moments captured in snapshot photos from long forgotten holidays."




The below 3 paintings had me wondering what each of the subjects were thinking or daydreaming about. Were they leaving a long lost love on the train? Is the older woman reading a book to keep her mind alive and young? What is the young woman on the side of the pool gazing over the water thinking about? Each has a story to be told that only we the viewer will be able to interpret. This is what I love about art, it is unique to each of us!


"Blue Train"


"Enjoying the Journey"


"Deep Water"

Pop on over to Tracey Sylvester Harris website to see even more of her inspiring artwork! If you are in New England you can view her work at the Quidley and Company Galleries in Boston and Nantucket.

(images via T.S. Harris Website)

Color Time - Sherwin-Williams Quietude

Looking for a quick and easy way to update your bathroom? Why not paint your vanity or purchase a reclaimed one and give it new life? Below is a darling vanity I came across from the "Coastal Living Showhouse" in South Carolina. To say I wanted to move in would be putting it lightly, the entire house is incredible! Sherwin-Williams Quietude paint color is perfectly named and fits seamlessly into this beach side bathroom!





 Coastal Living Showhouse - CreateGirl
 So what do you say? Would you paint your own vanity a fun color?


If you are like me and looking to escape the fall chill (at least visually...) pop on over to Coastal Living and explore their 2013 Showhouse. It is a stunner with every room full of color!

*Note: The above room is the actual paint color not just a resemblance of the color. As you can see above, the paint chip sample online looks different than what is in the actual room photo. When choosing paint for your own home never go by what you see online, the color will always be a tad different. I suggest picking up a small paint sample at the store and paint a color swatch in the actual room, than you will never be disappointed!

(Image via Coastal Living Magazine - Photographer: Tria Giovan, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler, Interior Designer Ginger Brewton)

Welcome Home Giuliana Rancic

While quickly scrolling through my Facebook feed I spotted a welcoming living room on Traditional Home's wall and knew I needed to find out who lived in this space! Turns out it is the home of E! News always friendly host Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill. The article is beautifully written and chronicles the couples recent battle with Giuliana's breast cancer diagnosis, struggles with IVF and the joyful birth of their son, Duke. With this new house the couple wanted (some might say NEEDED) a calm space to call home.

 Enter Interior Designer Lonni Paul who created serenity throughout the house by using minimal colors and a palette of Ivory, Gray and Blues.


The layout creates an easy and relaxed flow from one room to the next!


Hickory Chair designs some of the most beautiful consoles and this one is no exception. Look at that profile in the photo below, perfection!


 The Belgian Roll Arm U Chaise Sectional from Restoration Hardware would be the place to drop down in after a long day. Doesn't it look so comfy and friends it is from RH which means you can have it too!



Phillip Jeffries grasscloth always makes a statement of warmth with texture. A perfect pairing for the bedroom.


 Yes this could be the MOST adorable baby's room. I love the mature but playful color combination of the space.



 I daydream of year round warmth and an outdoor entertaining space like this one! Check out the turned leg on the Restoration Hardware table, so pretty!



Congrats to Lonni Paul on a gorgeously designed house, it truly feels like a place anyone would love coming home too! May it be a house full of happy memories for this new family!

To see more of this home tour pop over to Traditional Home 

(images via Traditional Home, photographer Michael Garland)

Affordable Peacock Rattan Headboards

This week Joss & Main featured a rattan headboard and I was taken with how beautiful the design was. With a little research I found it was from a company named "The Family Love Tree" who specializes in rattan furniture. Could the name be any sweeter?!



  I immediately pictured this in a little girls room and went on the hunt for inspiration photos!



This bed is not from Family Tree Love but it shows what a great contrast can be made between paint color and headboard.






The Family Love Tree Company offers many different styles in an array of colors and sizes. Best of all you get a great design while being very well priced!


(Image via Stacy Berg on Houzz, Inside Out Magazine and The Family Love Tree)