Twin Boy Nursery Reveal

Well now that our identical twin boys are almost 8 weeks old, it seems like a fine time to post photos of their sweet little nursery that they have yet to sleep in!  Before we found out the gender of our miracle babies, I was certain that we were having girls. I was secretly designing a glamorous twin girl nursery, that I had to completely had to scrap when we found out our little blessings were boys! After ditching all of the fancy and frills, here are the final results of our twin boy nursery. 

 

 

Nursery Design Sources:

Cribs: Pottery Barn Kids Fiona Crib in white

Mobiles: BlaBla Kids Sheep Mobile

Bedding: Serena and Lily

Drapes: Pottery Barn Emery Linen/Cotton Panel in white

Pant Color: Sherwin Williams 6512 Balmy

*photos by MICHELLE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

Southwest In My Soul

After living in the beautiful state of Arizona for two years, I developed a deep love for "Southwest"style. The rugged materials, layers of textiles and mounds of color were so much fun to pull together for clients. We did not in Arizona long enough for me to go all out and design a  hacienda for ourselves, (which is probably a good thing because I would probably have some totem pole sitting in our living room right now) but there are elements of southwest influence that will stay with me forever, here are a few of my faves.

Otomi patterns:

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Equestrian prints:

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Spanish Mirrors:

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Agate +  Southwest Abstract Landscape Paintings:

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Suzani's and Navajo Pillows:

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Ikat lamps and pillows:

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Turquoise Beads:

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And of course, the sunsets...and the margaritas and salsa...but definitely the sunsets!

TREND: LOTS OF BRASS

With its rich gleam and sculptural weight, this metal is experiencing a resurgence. With so many designers looking to the '70s, it's inevitable that brass and bronze will show up more and more!

Read more: 

Brass Material Trends - Design Trends 2013

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I recently had a local antique dealer tell me the Howard's Brass Polish is the best polish if you want to restore your brass finds to their original shine!

Buy it

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Casa Blanca

Bruno Frisoni’s retreat in the bustling port city of Tangier is as eclectic and inventively chic

Syrian-inspired bands of black and pale-gray marble in the master bathroom, which features a sunken plunge-pool bath

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Klismos chairs, made to order in France, surround a Van der Straeten table in the living room.

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Photographed by François Halard

Marie Christopher signature lighting fixture:

New Look for an Unexpected Retailer...JCP!


When was the last time you stepped foot into a JCPenny? I honestly cannot remember when I have been, but what I remember was a dark and dingy department store! Well, now the store is filled with great designs from Jonathan Adler, Nicole Miller, Joe Fresh, Pantone and more. Here is a little glimpse from recent visit to the store.

Bubble Bath Display:




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Happy Chic Colors:



stylish canisters:


 Bedding Display:


Great deals:


Stylish Ring Pulls:


Oversized wood chandeliers in the MNG by Mango section:






Necklace Lovin

I have found my new favorite shop: 

MapletonDrive

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Etsy

! Here are a few of her statement necklaces that I am drooling over. I honestly can't pick a favorite out of the three below. Which one would you choose?

Gorgeous

Jade and Agate Tassel statement necklaces

Monograms:

When it comes to monogramming I guess you could say I am a total prepper. Not the hoarding of can goods kind of prepper, but for sure the popped collar, gingham and pearls kind of prepper...

I like to take this "prepper" approach when it comes to dressing the perfect bed. For me, it's all about layers of texture and pattern play and the monogram pillows are the popped collar of the bed. It's the "yeah, I think I think I am hot" final touch. 

monogram + greek key:



the mascueine monogram:

                          So, are you a monogram lover, or this a total Southern thing?