We love the idea of a mother-daughter design team, and one blog that caught our attention is Good Bones Great Pieces, helmed by mother Suzanne (Emmy-winning producer at Martha Stewart Living Television) and daughter Lauren (former fashion features writer for Teen Vogue magazine). Their styles meld into an aesthetic that’s neither outdated nor overly trendy, and they are a great source of inspiration.
This explains the appeal of roommates Natalie Smith and Casie Williams’ hand-me-down-chic apartment in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood. Natalie’s mother, Alcinda, owns Periwinkle Place in McGehee, and she seems to have passed a discerning eye for design down to her lovely daughter. Casie and her mother, Claire, added a few key elements of their own. (For the full story, written by Elizabeth Owen of Mabel’s House blog, visit athomearkansas.com)
Natalie and Casie’s vintage style appears in the dining room, where they host dinner parties on an antique pedestal table set with aqua dishes and linens.
The roommates have some thrifty tricks up their sleeves.Â Natalie recovered an heirloom wingback armchair in a damask print. She constructed valances from materials purchased at a local craft store–constructing the frames from foam core, covering them with batting and fabric, and then mounting them using PVC pipe. Casie and her mom, Claire, collaborated together on the pillows, and added a strip of fabric to lengthen the pre-made curtains. They also spray-painted the lamp and painted the coffee table.
Green bedding and floral fabrics freshen up Natalie’s bedroom, where little details include succulents in vintage cups along the windowsill.
And what self-respecting vintage apartment would be complete without a telephone nook and international wall clocks?