Happy Sunday! Thank you for joining Mary Ann, Annie and me for our Sunday Favorites. We are still knee deep in boxes but let’s take a look at New Digs, Lauren Liess, Ware Porter & More.
LAUREN LIESS IS FIXING UP ANOTHER FIXER-UPPER
Lauren Liess most recent post struck a nerve with me since we are in the midst of fixing up and downsizing. She is once again moving which means we will all be in for a treat watching the transformation. The crazy thing is however, she is moving into a fixer-upper to fix up while she is fixing up her new home. Yes, you heard it right. That woman has energy!! You can read about her adventures here. If you don’t follow her on Instagram you should here. You can also follow her second account the lost cottage here.
WARE PORTERS FRESH TAKE ON TRADITION
While researching my last post on small space coffee tables, I came across the work of New Orleans-based Ware Porter. I don’t know how I missed it, but I am currently obsessed with his fresh take on tradition and unabashed use of color in his designs. You can find his portfolio here.
The red cupboards in the kitchen to die for. I would never have the guts to go all out for color like this but I sure love it.
“Luxe fabrics mixed with natural fibers, such as abaca and sisal. I also love to use emerging artists’ paintings alongside important Georgian furniture”
Lastly, you can follow him on Instagram here. Aren’t his designs just so fresh and fun? You can learn more about him in this article in Noladore.
KIM’S STYLE NOTES POST LAST WEEK
If you aren’t reading Northern California Style you are missing out. Kim’s blog just keeps getting better and better. Last week she did a wonderful post on how fashion influences design and vice versa. I think you will enjoy it. In fact, it was her post that inspired this week’s outfit of the week. Kim is also teaming up with Sarah and me for our monthly series Signature Style. My move has caused me to delay this month’s post, but we will be back as soon as I can find everything!
OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
As I have mentioned I love the Prarie Dress (or whatever you want to call them) look but just hadn’t seen one that I thought I could wear. This one from Emerson Fry my be calling my name. Love the color combination, no puffy sleeves, and minimal layering. What do you think? I paired it with simple inexpensive accessories from Etsy and Amazon, an African bag (the Contessa loves these), a hat from Anthro that won’t blow off your head, my favorite Gap jean jacket, and these darling ankle wrap sandals from Belk (love the details on these). If you think these would not be comfortable for you, I think this number would be equally good with my favorite Olukai flip-flops. If you are heading to the beach you could ditch the accessories except for the bag, hat, and flip flops! And don’t forget your sunscreen. Have you tried the Elta MD tinted sunscreen? Fabulous for gardening days without makeup! All items are linked below the graphic.
GET THE EMERSON FRY HEIRLOOM DRESS LOOK
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS
If you follow me on Instagram, I have been posting a few sneak peeks (very few) of our new digs. Quite frankly, we have been so busy we can barely think. I apologize if I haven’t been on top of your comments etc., both here and on Instagram. I read every single one of them, but we are just knee-deep in unpacking repacking and trying to get this place organized. This little house is really quite charming and I think you are going to enjoy the transformation. I am itching to get the courtyard garden going.
The tile on the fireplace surround was covered partially by a hideous set of brass doors. I thought the tile was awful and planned to paint it. When we removed the doors and I added a little mantle styling it kind of grew on me. What do you think? I am really liking it strangely enough! I cannot find my larger mirror will replace this one when I do!
The first things I unpacked besides the furniture were my treasured paintings from my friend Pat (Patricia Huber Art). You can see the vineyard painting in the background. In the foreground a gorgeous bouquet of David Austine roses from my friend Roxanne. Roxanne felt bad that I didn’t find the time to pick a big bouquet of my own before I left. She left these on my doorstep and made my day!
Well, that’s it from here! Back to unpacking (and a little decorating for the soul). Have a great day. Thanks for reading New Digs, Lauren Liess, Ware Porter and more.