In Good Taste: Suellen Gregory Design

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Bamboo Blinds

Sullen Gregory Design
Our trip to the Beaufort house this weekend has us thinking about windows… 
Phoebe Howard Design
Mostly because the majority of the progress this time was new windows, new windows, new windows. (And the new casings, exterior wood siding, etc. that goes along with them!)
Phoebe Howard Design
All this talk about windows has us thinking about what’s going to go around those windows inside.
House Beautiuful
We can’t think of anything better to frame coastal views with than bamboo or wood blinds! 
Mancini Design
Against a white or light colored wall or window, we love the dark, deep pop of the perfect shade of bamboo blind.
Decorpad
We adore bamboo blinds alone on a window where curtains won’t do.
Bella Mancini Design
Bamboo blinds are fabulous in a child’s room — especially when that child is small enough to want to pull up on curtains that reach the floor!
Nate Berkus
Our favorite use of bamboo blinds is in combination with white drapes — which is precisely what we think we are going to use in Beaufort. We love the idea of that kind of uniformity from room to room.
Brabourne Farm
Blinds are great for adding a sense of height and space to a room — especially when you hang them as high as possible!
The Decorologist
They may be great for creating privacy and shade, but we prefer our bamboo blinds pulled way up to the top of the window to let in the light!

We hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

 

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Things We Love: Glass top Coffee Tables

Jan Showers
A great coffee table is about so much more than just a place to set your coffee.
Phoebe Howard
One of the most important focal points in any room, when guests are gathered for a visit, the coffee table is one of the things in the room most continuously in view.
Tobi Fairley
A glass-top table is our hands-down favorite for a variety of reasons.
Dana Lyon Designer
A glass-top table feels light and airy, which you know we can’t get enough of. 
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It’s super practical because you can actually set your coffee on it and then just wipe the ring away! Or the Crayola glass crayons… You know, whatever. 
dmagazine
If you have a funky, fun, fabulous rug on your floor, a glass-top coffee table doesn’t cover that up.
Phoebe Howard Design
Any accessories coordinate beautifully, so if you have something great to display, then knock yourself out.
Ginger Barber Design
But, a glass-top table is also the perfect vehicle for a super-simple stack of books. 
Lonny Magazine
Either way, the look is crisp and clean. 
Katie Rosenfeld Design
From funky and modern to tailored and undeniably classic, a gorgeous, glass-top table can work in any room.
Barrie Benson Design
These rams are good karma. They’re the mascot for our UNC Tarheels, who we’ll be cheering on today as they play the ECU Pirates. Go Heels!
Wherever you are today, we hope your team wins too! (Unless, of course, your team is ECU…)

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Visit us at Home Bunch!

 
Be sure to check out our guest post on Home Bunch today! We’re sharing our favorite cottages in the lovely Luciane’s cottage series while she’s using her talents for one of her design projects — not to mention taking care of her kiddos! Thanks for having us, Luciane!
We are so thrilled today to have a guest post from Jennifer of JWS Interiors, a Northern Virginia interior designer with gorgeous taste! She has put together a fabulous design board for us to get inspired, complete with a list of links for finding these drool-worthy pieces to incorporate into any decor. Enjoy!


SOFA  
CHAIR
GOLD SIDE TABLE
OTTOMAN/COFFEE TABLE
RUG
                                                         FRENCH CHEST
ART
Starburst Mirror (Similar to one shown)

FRENCH FLOOR MIRROR

Thanks so much for being with us today, everyone. Happy Tuesday!

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In Good Taste: Peter Zimmerman Architect

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We stumbled upon a few of the gorgeous designs by Peter Zimmerman and John Toates of Peter Zimmerman Architects and are totally obsessed. In their words, their “design philosophy is deeply rooted in the historic traditions of architecture: classical proportion and scale, the balance of shadow and light, and the importance of the sustainable relationship between materials.”  Those are just a few of the reasons we think these architects’ work is in good taste.

We hope you are all having a wonderful week!

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Things We Love: Bobbin Chairs

Phoebe Howard
Spindle, spool, bobbin… Whatever you call these fabulous chairs, originally conceived in the early 18th century, we love that designers are putting their contemporary spin on this old favorite. In spots where a club chair is too solid but a french chair is too formal and a plain wooden frame seems a little ordinary, a spindle chair is a breath of fresh air.
Phoebe Howard
I’m partial to white, off-white or distressed finishes, myself.
Massucco, Miller and Warner
I love a dark piece to anchor a room, but, when it comes to these chairs, I think the roundness of the spools calls for the softness of the lighter shades.
Phoebe Howard
Mom is more a fan of the darker shades.
VT Interiors
That is a shocking revelation as I truly believe she would live in a house of all gleaming, shiny white if possible.
Miguel Flores Photography
The true, dark black is her favorite shade of spindle chair.
Vallone Design
I’ll have to admit that it does work well with a darker patterned fabric…
Caitlin Creer Interiors
But, ahhhh, aren’t those just stunning?
Christina Murphy Design
No matter what the color, we both agree that we love the style of these unique chairs.
Inspiring Interiors
What do you think about this look? Is it timeless or a passing trend?

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