Friday, September 19, 2014


Serenbe is a small planned community located south of Atlanta airport.  It's really picturesque with some of the cutest homes ever....

Ally and I trekked down yesterday to check out the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Showhouse and have a little lunch.  

Let's start with the house first.  Wowza.  Get in your car now and go [open through September 28th].  It's pretty darn special.  In fact the entrance had us right away....

I mean really.  I want this going down my driveway right?

The first room right off the kitchen is the dining room by Robert Brown.

iPhone pictures....I did the best I could.

This chair.  This rug.  I die.

The ceiling in the kitchen....

Designed by Janie Hirsch

The family room [designed by Melanie Millner] was a long room and I liked that she put a game table at one end.

 This bench around the FP.

Pretty curtain detail.

Bedroom designed by Julie Witzel

Good Texture
Pretty linens by Peacock Ally

James ripped out my heart with these wallpapers in the laundry room and bathroom.

This eclectic space by Niki Papadopoulos

Awesome gallery wall

Interesting floor

Melanie David did this great space

Interesting how they used 2 different styles of railings

There is so much more and you know how everything looks better in person.

We ate lunch at The Hill which was mighty good.

Alrighty then....we made it to Friday.  Time is whizzing by.  A little over a 100 days until Christmas huh.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Thanks so much for all of your amazing comments on that bathroom.  You know how to make a gal feel good!

There were a few questions so I thought I would answer them here.

"Is there a sink in the separate toilet area?"  Yes there is.  Not sure why I didn't get a picture of it.

"What is under the vase of flowers" [you guys are observant!].  
I got it at HomeGoods.  It's a piece of petrified wood.

"What is that small niche in the shower?"
It's a place to put her foot while shaving her legs!

"Give me some details about the tile"....I have to admit when we went looking at Floor and Decor I thought since it was such a small bathroom we would just stick with 2 selections.  The "wood" floor tile was the first one we selected because I am sure you will never know when it is dirty:)

We selected the shower tile next and then spotted  the glass tiles and I thought it would frame the tub nicely.  Paint would have done the same thing but the tile added more interest.  

Another factor was that I like a mix of shiny and dull.  Think about the reclaimed wood against the shiny mirrors and then with the countertops being kind of in the middle.

The soaking tub was the first thing picked and the whole room then designed around it.  Before the sledgehammer swung.....everything had been ordered and was sitting in the garage which made the renovation proceed smoothly.

Now on to Scott's.  I took a quick trip down there on Friday and to tell you the truth I had not been in about 2 months.

The minute I got there I realized why I love it so much.  

Cause where else can you see cute dogs in cribs?

And all of these wonderful things.

Like great fabrics.

And pillows....

My weakness....

And other things I don't need but wanted.

I'm not really a wreath person but I was digging this one.

Vintage green velvet chairs.

Beautiful rugs.

And these gorgeous pressed plants....
From Sweetgrass Botanicals.  Love.

I have some vintage ones I purchased about 15 years ago and I'm still crazy about them.

They used to be in my LR
And now they are in my guest room....

 Just one more thing.  

I went to get some lunch and ended up getting a soda and a chocolate chip cookie.  I don't know what came over me:)

Anyway I ran into a few people after that [one I knew] and Christy who works for Lacefield Designs.  When I got in my car I noticed had chocolate all over my face.

a. I can't believe my friend Mimi did not tell me.
b. What a great impression I must have made with Christy. 

Can I even be trusted to leave the house anymore?


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