Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hamptons Houses No 41

Usually my Hamptons Houses are from real estate listings but when I came across this gorgeous Hamptons House I just knew it had to be featured.  When Custom Builder John Hummel and Associates and Hottenroth + Joseph Architects come together they create a masterpiece. 
Check out John Hummel's work HERE and Hottenroth + Joseph Architects HERE.

A fun vibe of classic Hamptons and interesting one of a kinds, this home is full of excitement and intrigue.  Each room carries it's own atmosphere.  Love when a home is original and unique like this and not just the expected.  

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey

I'm super excited to share with you all the beautiful Kristy Woodson Harvey today!  Kristy and her mom Beth Woodson are a design duo from North Carolina that write the blog Design Chic.  I follow Design Chic on Pinterest HERE and read their design blog HERE.  Today I'm honored to share with you her new book Dear Carolina.  That's right, this designer and writer has become an author too.  I was anxious to get my hands on this book about a Southern design mom and her life's twist and turns as God knocks the socks off of her normal.  I loved the design vocabulary and fashion references but most of all I loved the moral at the end of the story.  

A book about love and life and what really matters most.  For an adoptive mom and a mom that has to give her baby up these two women's worlds get turned upside down in the best sort of way.  I loved that abortion gave way to adoption and what seemed like the harder choices gave way to the best decisions they ever made.  Kristy has hit the heart of every mother and woman trying to figure out what matters most in life.  I love so many quotes from her book but this one struck the cord with me:
"But what I did know, what my grandma been trying to teach me since I were little and sitting on her knee at church, was that people need Jesus."  ~Jodi

Seeing inside every mothers heart and head, Khaki unfolds the truth we all try to hide behind in our career facades.  That what truly matters is family and they come first "without needing to apologize for it".  

Beautifully written with whit and wisdom, Kristy reaches the readers heart and soul.  

Kristy is offering a $1,000 Shop Design Chic Shopping Spree to one lucky winner. To enter: Send proof of purchase of Dear Carolina (photos are fine!) to readdearcarolina@gmail. Every book is an extra entry!

Also receive a free e-copy of the Dear Carolina Companion cookbook, full of favorite Southern recipes from renowned bloggers and family members, and Dear Carolina printable quotes just for entering!

Buy the Book:

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hamptons Houses No 40

Amagansett, NY
For Rent
Refer to listing to contact owner

I am in beach house mode.  It happens every spring when I want to turn my whole house white and dream of looking outside to the sand and hearing the sound of the waves.  For today I'll settle for showing you a rent house in Amagansett.  Check out the great job the owner did in furnishing this place.  The deck alone is enough to make me want to rent this beautiful house.  I would love to stay in the yellow room and I can just imagine cooking a delicious dinner and eating around the round table with those leather back chairs.  

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Favorites from One Kings Lane

Sorry for the big gaps between posts.  With two boys, blogging just seems to get squeezed out.  I love to blog and share so please keep checking in.  Thought my first post of the new year could be furniture.  I LOVE antiques and pulling together furnishings in a room.  So thought I would share some favorites I saw over on One Kings Lane from one of their past events called Montauk. It was just my style.  I loved looking through their selection of furnishings and getting ideas for my own house.  
I thought you would enjoy some of my favorites.  
You know how much I love a beach house look.

Here is the LINK to One Kings Lane

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Judith Miller Book Signing in River Crest for the ICAA

With Christmas almost here I thought you would love a tour inside the gorgeous home of Mr. and Mrs. Paup in the gorgeous River Crest neighborhood in Fort Worth.  

It was our last Institute of Classical Architecture and Art meeting of the year and the charming Judith Miller came to speak on the Arts and Crafts movement.  Judith Miller is an expert in antiques, appears on many TV shows such as Antiques Roadshow and BBC shows such as House Detectives and speaks at distinguished locations and writes for numerous publications.  Judith Miller has written over 100 books and co-founded the Miller's Antiques Price Guide.  So we were in for quite a treat to have her be our guest for the day.

 (Left) Tom Holifield with Larry E. Boerder Architects is the Architect for this home and (right) Greg Connally is the Interior Designer.

Ted and Nancy Paup were the gracious hosts and generously opened their home to us for this ICAA meeting.

Nancy Paup's home was in full Christmas mode with beautiful decorations throughout.

The Library
Their stunning art throughout the home was all by Texas artists.  

Another view of the Library.  The natural lighting was abundant in the entire house.  I loved how it dappled the rooms with warmth.

The Powder Bath

Staircase to second story

Guest Bedroom

Second story Family Room.

Grandkids Suite

Mr. and Mrs. Wood are always volunteering their time at ICAA events.  Valerie Wood is on the steering committee for the ICAA and the ICAA Young Professionals Dallas Chapter.  

Live piano music greeted the guests.  The music was a beautiful addition to the event.

Mr. and Mrs. Paup glowed as they greeted guests and made everyone feel welcome in their home.

The pianist was very talented.

The Formal Living Room

Like I said, Judith Miller has published so many books and these were just a sampling of her works.  I could have set their forever flipping through her wisdom.

The Family Room just off the Breakfast Room/Kitchen

Such a cozy spot, it was probably my favorite feature of the home.

A view of the backyard.  It was a rainy day but I'm so glad our wonderful photographer, James Edward, caught a glimpse of the backyard for you.

The house was filled with guests.  

Mitch Gonzalez is with Materials Marketing who was one of our event sponsors for this event.

I had the opportunity to speak to the Texas Christian University Interior Design Department thanks to their Associate Professor of Interior Design, Amy Roehl.  Amy is standing here to the right of Judith Miller.  I was so glad she came and she allowed me to invite the TCU students.  I will be forever grateful for my education at TCU and was so excited to go back for a visit.  

Always love to see Shanan Koschak, LUXE Interiors + Design Regional Director and am so thankful for her support and the generosity of Luxe Interiors + Design for being our ICAA media sponsor.

Every ICAA meeting Luxe Interiors + Design provides each guest with their latest edition.

Mary Ann Holt was Judith's book seller and even though I barely know her I had such a joy working with her and having her at the event.  She is a special lady!

Judith Miller was so enchanting and fascinating to talk with.  I loved getting to meet her and learn from her.

If you don't have her new book, Arts and Crafts, I highly recommend you throw it on your Christmas list!!!

From Left to Right
Elizabeth Tranberg with The Kitchen Source (an event sponsor for the event came and helped us greet guests), Shanan Koschak with Luxe Magazine, Amy Roehl Associate Professor of Interior Design for TCU and myself on the far right.

Tom Holifield introduced the ICAA and welcomed everyone to the event.  Tom lead the steering committee group in putting together this meeting.  Lots of hard work and communication goes into one of these events and he did a fantastic job.

I had the lovely privilege of introducing Judith Miller.

Judith was a fantastic speaker.  She was conversational and interesting and had a great sense of humor. Everyone commented how much they enjoyed her lecture.

Jacke DeBolt and Nancy Paup.  Jackie and Nancy put in many hours for this event to make sure it was successful and they pulled it off beautifully.  Thank you both!

Diane Pease and Judith Miller are very close friends.  I think they look like sisters and they kind of act like sisters too.  They both have a love for antiques.  Diane Pease and I are friends and I asked Diane if she thought Judith would want to speak at our event so Diane contacted Judith and helped make this event happen for the ICAA.  

Our spectacular Chef for the event.  It was perfect!

I loved getting to visit with the TCU Interior Design students.  They are smart and talented and have great things ahead of them!  Thank you for coming.

I had to snag a picture with Judith and Diane.  These ladies are a real treasure!  Thank you both for helping make this event possible.

Judith Miller was so engaging.  Everyone loved talking with her and getting to meet her. 

So many people to thank for making this ICAA event possible:

Nancy and Ted Paup

Guest Speaker
Judith Miller
 Click HERE for Judith Miller's Website

Title Sponsor
Expressions Home Gallery
(A Morrison Supply Showroom)

Event Sponsors
Materials Marketing
The Kitchen Source
Greg Connally Designs
Vintage Floors
(Julie Behr with Vintage Floors was a major help and planner for this event)  
Thank you Julie for all you did!

A/V Sponsor
Starlight Home Theater and Beyond

James Edward

Media Sponsor
Luxe Interiors + Design

Tom Holifield and Jackie DeBolt
Event Leaders

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