My Weekend Project: Subway Tile

2.27.2009

I went home last weekend to visit my family in Mississippi. I had mentioned to my dad about wanting to do white 3x6 subway tile on my backsplash in my kitchen. When he came to install my granite countertops a couple of years ago- we didn't do a backsplash because of the layout of my upper cabinets. My kitchen is an L-shape- but on one part of the L- there are no upper cabinets, so we had no where to transition a backsplash tile. But after seeing this photo- I have decided to tile the entire wall behind my sink (even though I have no windows on that wall):
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He went out in his warehouse (fyi... he owns a flooring store) and found just what I needed. Five boxes of 3x6 white subway tile, thinset, grout, trowel. And a friend has a tile saw that I am going to borrow... so this weekend I plan to tackle this {free} project.
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Here are some other photos that inspired me:
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*first photo via Garden & Gun, all others via House Beautiful
Have a great weekend! Check back for photos from this project that I plan to tackle- I hope it turns out!

Designer Nancy Price

2.26.2009

I remember Nancy Price from my designer days in Jackson, MS.... and I was reminded about her last weekend by one of my my sister's roommates who works for her. I pulled up Nancy's website and was excited to see some great projects.
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Here is what she has to say:
"My designs have always been motivated by my passion to create environments within a series of livable spaces. My design philosophy is formed by a fusion of design principles... a marriage of opposites combining contemporary with classicism, ancient fragments with sleek, clean lines and always taking into consideration scale, color, and light. I have practiced these design principles for over twenty years not only in my firm but also with my husband as a partner in the design/build firm of Acadian Builders. Together we have completed both Residential and Commercial projects throughout the country. "
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Here are a couple of photos of her shop (you should stop by if you are ever in the area):
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Here are a few photos of her work:
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*all photos via Nancy Price Interiors

Open and Natural

2.25.2009

I came across this house on the House Beautiful site and loved the details.
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I am sure that many of the posts I have done have been posted on other blogs... but one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was to have a record for the things that I love. I also try to remind myself that there are so many design blogs out there and we all read so many different ones.... so some people may be seeing things for the first time. That's just my little disclaimer!
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*all photos via House Beautiful

Bobo Intriguing Objects

2.24.2009

Two friends (one of them being Marianne) recently introduced me to Bobo Intriguing Objects. There are so many great things from the site to post about so I'll try to keep it condensed.

I was reminded about it last night when reading my new issue of Southern Accents (pages 72-74)- there is a write up on Mark Sage and his company.
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Here are some of my favorites from his site:
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i love these!
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*all photos via here.

Upholstered Headboards

2.23.2009

I am still planning on making an upholstered headboard for my Master bedroom... so I was excited to come across these photos on Domino for inspiration.
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I know these two aren't upholstered- but loved the photos:
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*all photos via Domino

Summer Simplicity

2.19.2009

After Pink Wallpaper's "Neutral Settings" post yesterday... and coming across this house... it confirms my love for a neutral scheme! And this house confirms my love for summer and being at the lake (although I have never been to a "lake house" like this one)!
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Here is a little about this house:
"A year in the making, the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2008 Designer Showhouse captures the quiet grandeur of Flemish style—in a Southern setting—on the shores of Lake Keowee."
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Design Details:

ARCHITECTURE
Keith Summerour
Summerour & Associates Architects Inc.
(404) 603-8585
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INTERIOR DESIGN
Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interiors
(404) 869-6367
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Nancy Pendergrast
Summerour Interiors
(404) 603-8585