Diane Carroll says, “I spent two days this week photographing a gorgeous, color-filled house with Tobi Fairley (which will debut soon in our August issue), and it’s fun to see one of her sources of color inspiration. I’m a fan of Mary’s work too andÂ can’t wait to see the results when Tobi and Mary team up on a Virginia showhouse this year, sure to be a Southern classic.” (“Color Inspiration: Mary Douglas Drysdale” from Tobi Fairley Interior Design Blog)
Paulette Pearson says, “As we plan our August family homes issue, this post on children’s rooms really stood out to me. I would have loved a map on my bedroom wall as a child,Â allowing me to dream of all the places I could one day visit.” (“Book Review: Room for Children” from The City Sage)
Laura LaRue found this patio before & after just in time for summer. “With all the outdoor living we are doing this summer, this is just what our patio needs. This is one awesome project. So inspiring!” (“Before & After: Karen’s Amazing DIY Backyard” from Design Sponge)
Lauren Strother is ready to start her herb garden. “With summer here I’m trying to do much more home cooking and this little herb garden idea is such an inspiration!” (“Cute Potted Herbs (and other charming things)” from Keeping Up With the Joneses)
Kathy Condrey thinks this post is porch perfect. “I love the before and after posts! Could definitely relax on this porch. Providence Ltd. did a beautiful job.” (“Let’s Kick Back on the Porch” from Providence Ltd. Interior Design)
This week’s quote comes from influential and innovative mid-20th century designer Dorothy Draper, whose designs graced The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.
In case you missed it:
From art director Mandy Keener: “Hello, My Vibe My Life. Three little words of blissfulness: Kelly Wearstler blog.” (“Little Collections” from My Vibe My Life)
From advertising coordinator Laura LaRue: “Love all the cozy spaces…especially this bedroom with pops of yellow. I am so ready for this in-between season to hurry up and to welcome SPRING!” (“The In-Between Season” from Nest Egg)
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Loved this post from the City Sage highlighting color blocked collections. Aren’t those kitchen shelves with the colored wares wonderful?Â This is an easy update too, just takes a bit of organizing…perfect for snow days!” (“Clever Clever: Collecting by Color” from The City Sage)
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “Coveting this room (especially the bed spread and the chaise lounge chair), which somehow manages to be light and cozy at the same time.” (“Moment of Rest” from Delight by Design)
Our resident style guru, Laura LaRue, who coordinates all of the product related stories in At Home in Arkansas, whipped up accessories to match three looks in our Spring Fashion Stylebook. Goes to show that fashion can inspire interior design. Just head to your closet, find your favorite frock, and get to work searching for furnishings and accessories to carry through the theme–and make it all your own.
In case you missed it:
We’re bringing back “At Home Hits the Runway” after a several month hiatus!
This home, which made the cover of our current issue, is an ideal match for Philosophy’s Pre-Fall collection. Both show the colors trending this season: neutrals like rich brown and warm tan that add stability. Interior designer Jim Howard of James Michael Howard, as well as Philosphy’s collection, complemented brown with shades of faded blue and teal… a match made in design heaven!
Photography by Nancy Nolan // Style.com