Happy Easter dear friends!! I hope you are all enjoying a gorgeous weekend with your families. Here at the Fairley house, we’re looking forward to a home-cooked meal and spending a little time at my parents’ home with the rest of our family! Oh yes, and Mini Me is looking forward to an egg hunt — with prizes!!
I’m savoring this weekend and time together because I am about to embark on a once a in lifetime journey to Marrakech, Morocco for the Design Leadership Summit!! If you follow the blog you know that I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time and I’m so excited that it is here! I can’t wait to experience this and share all the details with you when I return.
In the meantime, I’m thrilled to welcome some of my dearest friends for a week of guest posts! Every one of my talented guests is truly an expert in his or her field and they’ll be giving you some useful (and maybe even behind-the scenes!) info on the latest and greatest in gardening, market trends and room curation!
So be sure to treat yourself to a few minutes with these talented folks all week!!
Woohoo!! Today, I’m excited to announce another Designer Mailbag!!
In case you aren’t familiar, Designer Mailbag is your chance to get exclusive design advice from me, and even receive a gift from one of our fabulous sponsors! It’s good stuff, so trust me you won’t want to miss this!!! Our winner last month got a gorgeous living room update and a new coffee table!
Today I am looking for submissions for a living room or entry way that will be revealed in a post later this month. To sign up, simply send us a picture and a brief description of your design dilemma. If you’re selected, I will send you a sketch with a design solution and suggest a few items that can help you solve your dilemma.
And, as I said one of our generous sponsors will even give you a free piece that we’ve preselected and used in the design to help get the ball rolling for you. This month’s super-generous sponsor is Modern Chic Home! They have some of the most fun tables, mirrors and pillows around, so our winner is in for a real treat!
Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Designer Mailbag” in the subject line. All entries must be received by Saturday, April 14.
I can’t wait to hear from you!
Happy National Tartan Day!!
How are we celebrating? With our good friend Scot Meacham Wood and his One Kings Lane sale, of course!!
As a longtime lover of all things plaid and author of the popular blog, Tartanscot™, Scot is the only person I know who’s so well-versed in plaid that he can curate an entire collection of fabulous finds. He’s also a very talented designer and is the owner of Scot Meacham Wood Design in San Francisco. As you can see he knows how to use plaid in just the right dose for any space!
So, happy early weekend my friends! I’m sure our virtual shopping carts will pass each other as we hurry to snatch up these one-of-a-kind finds.
This month my All Through Your House tour with AY magazine makes a stop in the kitchen.
Like it or not the kitchen is often the hub of the home, so why not make it practical and beautiful?? This month’s story features tips to accomplish both.
Oh…and did I mention you could be a big winner?!? Enter AY’s contest and you could receive some of my favorite sponsor products from the All Through Your House series.
p.s. Kitchens are as unique as the families who use them. Here are a few of my favorite kitchen projects.
Kitchen #1: Eclectic and functional
Kitchen #2: Mid-century Modern
Kichen #3: Clean and Casual
Kitchen #4: Traditionally elegant
Kitchen #5: Contemporary and bright
Last year I used lots of bright, happy shades of coral in a bedroom I designed for The Hampton Designer Showhouse.
Everything about this color makes me want to smile. So, I thought it might be fun to deconstruct this room see what other things remind me of this vibrant coral. Here are a few treats I found to remind me of this bedroom.
If this room were a bag…it would be the Boardwalk Tote from J. Crew. Doesn’t it scream BEACH DAY!?!
If this room were a fragrance…it would be Melon Daiquiri by Philosophy. I am not sure what I love more – the decadent scent or the delicious recipe on the bottle!
If this room were a jelly bean…it would be a Sunkist Pink Grapefruit Jelly Belly. Hopefully the Easter Bunny will leave these for me in my Easter basket!
What does this room bring to mind for you?