January = organization for many of us. Our advice is to start small and work your way up to larger rooms. For instance, tackle your pantry with storage accessories like these. Oh, and don’t forget to add a dash of color while you’re whipping up the new look.
Publisher Kelly Fraiser writes, “Love the retro-inspired feature. So colorful and creative. Such a great party idea for little girls.” (Retro bike dessert display from the Sweet Designs blog by Amy Atlas)
Art Director Mandy Keener writes: “Not so much a blog..but it’s a happy spring thingy! Plus, he’s secretly my BFF but just doesn’t know it yet.” (10 Commandments for a Happy Chic Home from Jonathan Adler.com
Associate Editor Paulette Pearson writes, “Mouth-watering doesn’t even begin to describe these beautifully-styled, cherry blossom-flavored doughnuts.” (From Cannelle et Vanille)
Advertising Coordinator Laura LaRue writes, “Love this breakfast nook! It’s so fresh and bright. I need to brighten up my kitchen and this fabric might do the trick.” (Creating a sunny modern breakfast nook, from CocoCozy)
Marketing coordinator Lauren Strother writes, “Such an ordinary desk turned fabulous! What a facelift!” (Before & After from Tobi Fairley’s interior design blog)
Account executive Kathy Condrey writes, “So excited about Palette Catering’s Gourmet-to-go! Looking forward to picking up dinner!” (From Palette Catering & Event Planning)
Editor Diane Carroll is entranced with this beautiful French locale. She says, “This wonderful hotel in the Luberon in France looks amazing. I’m getting ready to spend a few days of R&R in the Texas Hill Country, and while it’s not quite France, it’s casually beautiful like this. Gravel courtyards, herb gardens, tables in the shade, and a few local wineries to boot.” (“A Look at the French Countryside” from Beth Davis Interiors via Habitually Chic)
This Jonathan Adler-designed home matches ad coordinator Laura LaRue’s cheery personality. “I am in love with this entire house,” she says. “I love the white floors & all the pops of color. When can I move in?” (“The Look of Jonathan Adler” from Bear-Hill Interiors via House Beautiful)
Associate editor Paulette Pearson is in the mood for extra-special wallpaper. “We’re featuring a gorgeous dining room with hand-painted wallpaper in an upcoming issue,” she says. “It can transform a room into something so special and luxurious.” (“Room Inspiration: Vintage Wallpaper” from This is Glamorous via House Beautiful)
Art director Mandy Keener always finds the funnest Friday Faves! “How unexpected…mug shots of mobsters!” she says. “So quirky and graphic.” (“KC Home” from Parlour)
Marketing coordinator & account exec Lauren Quick Strother has been checking out furniture makeover ideas: “I love a good before and after. What a great way to spice up an old bench!” (“Benchwork” from eddieross.com)
In case you missed it:
Ever wonder which items your favorite designers, tastemakers and folks about town just canât live without? We definitely do! To sate our curiosity, weâre asking a different person to share a few of their favorite things each week. This week, art director Mandy Keener tells us what she canât live without.1. Iconic Eames
I would totally have a house full of chairs, but that’s probably not ideal… I started my collection with this Eames.
Every time I see this I just chuckle. It adds a bit of humor to my walls, plus who doesn’t love Bill Murray?
I have an obsession with estate sales and animals. The Golden Hippo caught my eye at one of Roy Dudley’s sales, and of course he had to come home with me. Little art is also one of my favorite things as well. I scooped these little pieces in Boston on Newbury Street. Street art is hot. Just wait! These could be worth millions some day…
Well, anything from Jonathan Adler, really. He’s my favorite. We could all use a little place for our Glitter or Dolls…you know.
It goes a long way! Keeping white and gray on most of the walls in my house, I added these two accent colors. It made a big statement and I love it! Jamacia Bay for the front door and Knock Orange on one wall in the kitchen, which you can see thru the front window. It’s the easiest way to change up a room, and I am known to change my mind about color frequently!
Before we announce this weekâs giveaway, congratulations are in order for Loretta who is the winner of Handmade Houses! Loretta, please be on the lookout for an email from us with instructions on claiming your prize.
As our August Family Homes issue hits newsstands this week, and as families prepare to head back to school this fall, we’re on the lookout for fun ways to get our families organized. That’s why we’re so excited about this week’s giveaway!
WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions is introducing a line of removable dry erase boards and calendars by Jonathan Adler â perfect for back to school and the busy fall season.Â
One lucky reader will win the item of their choice from this website.* Just leave a comment here telling us which item you’d choose to help your family get organized this fall! A winner will be chosen at random and announced next Monday, August 6th!
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