July 20, 2010


Sorry I'm not here right now, if you need me I'll be lying outside in my backyard daydreaming I'm at this airy Alys Beach retreat by Atlanta designer Kay Douglass:

What more could you ask for in a summer home, the soft neutrals- whites, creams and tans, mixed with a pop of citrus-orange and dark earthy, stone floors.... to D-I-E for. I feel relaxed just looking at the photos.

Photos Via: Erica George Dines
Designed By: Kay Douglass

July 17, 2010

The Real World- New Orleans

 Have you SEEN MTV's latest Real World yet?!!! The Boy and I watched it last night, expecting the same outcome as every season, pure crap, but this time I was blown away!!! Season 24 takes us back to gorgeous New Orleans (they filmed there 10 years ago) and the house..... the house..... sigh. I don't even remember who any of the housemates are, I just know I will watch every week to peak inside that mansion :)

If I was super rich and had the ability to decorate millions of houses for myself- this New Orleans House would be my Teenage Dream Come to Life!! From the outside it is breathtakingly beautiful:

The 1633 Dufossat Street New Orleans house is almost 10,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms & 8 baths making it one of the largest Real World houses!

Isn't the floor plan drool worthy?! Lets explore floor by floor shall we? !!!

Although the house is breathtakingly beautiful from the outside, when you walk in to front door, what you see isn't what you'd expect..... at all.


The main floor also houses 2 bedrooms and a bathroom:

The Purple Mater Bedroom has the sickest walk-in closet I've ever seen, as well as an adorable porch overlooking the backyard- photos I have yet to find.

The Sunroom, Office and Confessional are my favourites- I can envision sitting among all the books, lounging in front of the giant windows, sipping fruity cocktails and listening to fantastic music:

 Finally on the main floor is the Great Room- The Kitchen, Living Room and Billiard Table all reside here, and make for a laid back, relaxed atmosphere to chill in:

Upstairs are some of the most over the top bedrooms I have ever seen... but for some reason... I love them! And one of the hallways is actually a sitting/makeup room....

The "Food" Room:

The "Mardi Gras" Room:

And the final "Guest Room":

So there you have it- MTV's The Real World New Orleans, Season 24- possibly the coolest looking Real World House I've ever seen. Chic on the outside, nothing but over the top Partying on the Inside!!! It's gonna be a great season!!!

All Photos Via MTV & Real World Houses

I believe in Pink....

My favourite shelf- The Audrey Hepburn Quote that I strive to live by :)


Slowly but surely my office is coming together! I don't have much to report except my bookshelves have been filled and I'm thrilled to have a place for my design books and samples to call home :) The desk is my temporary solution for my computer as the custom built one isn't ready yet, eventually it will take up the entire space under the window:

I've also added my inspiration board, a place for all my ideas to collect, as well as hung my favorite floor plans above my computer, designs I did when I was a kid!! (With my big sister's help figuring out the square footage and how to calculate scale using graph paper of course)....

The next step is working on the desk design and possibly adding a pullout sofa bed for visitors!! Cuz who wouldn't want to spend the night surrounded by design ideas?! Sweet Dreams indeed :)


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