Chad James Group gorgeous library of curiosities for the Southeastern Showhouse 2017.

A LIBRARY OF COLLECTIONS & CURIOSITIES

I love to read, so rooms blanketed in books give me all the feels. Chad James Group’s library design for the recently closed 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens is no exception.

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Introducing Aquazzura for de Gournay, a collaboration between the shoe label and the hand-painted wallpaper specialists. Designer Edgardo Osorio has created a five-piece capsule collection from a custom tropical chinoiserie, exclusively for MATCHESFASHION.COM.

Be still my heart. Introducing Aquazzura for de Gournay, a chinoiserie chic collaboration between the shoe label and the hand-painted wallpaper specialists. Exclusively for MATCHESFASHION.COM*, Aquazzura Designer Edgardo Osorio has created a five-piece capsule collection inspired by Amazonia, de Gournay’s beautiful new custom tropical wallpaper.

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Kitchen Decorating Ideas: In this black kitchen (with black kitchen cabinets), designed by Kirsten Kelli, copper kitchen accents add warmth, visual interest, reflection, and patina to the high-contrast interior. The Best Copper Kitchen Accessories: http://www.sarahsarna.com/copper-kitchen-accents/

Image Source and Interior Design: Kirsten Kelli Interiors.

When friends and readers ask me where to incorporate rose gold or copper finishes into their home, I always suggest starting in the kitchen.  Copper kitchen accessories mix beautifully with the metallic finishes commonly found in a kitchen, such as stainless steel, silver, brass, nickel, and chrome.

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The prettiest pink bedding, from duvet covers to comforters, and from sheets to bed skirts, in shades of pink.

Unrelated to Valentine’s Day, (which is Tuesday February 14th, hint: find all of my V-day gift guides at the bottom of this post) I’ve been thinking about incorporating more/different pink(s) into my bedroom. When it comes to bedroom decorating ideas, refreshing/swapping out bedding is one of the easiest ways to add color, texture, and pattern to one of the coziest rooms in the home.

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Artist Linda Colletta painting in her art studio. How to Start an Art collection: 6 Chic Artists Share their Secrets.

Starting an art collection is a New Year’s Resolution that more than a handful of you, my dear readers, have asked for advice on. An art lover myself, I went straight to the artists on my art collection wishlist for tips.  Here are their secrets!

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See the before and after of my easy + affordable DIY chair makeover with Neoclassical lyre-back chairs in the style of Duncan Phyfe.