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Global Chic + Kid Friendly Home Decor

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Global chic and kid friendly home decor. That’s the result when you have mom of two little ones and Tea Collection‘s co-founder and chief creative officer, Emily Meyer decorate her own home recently featured in Lonny. I was fortunate to meet Emily back in 2002 while pregnant with my first child and Tea was just a few months old. I vividly recall swooning over her gorgeous Asian style pima cotton baby sweaters and her brilliant vision for creating a globally inspired children’s clothing. I know how hard she has worked over the years and am thrilled with her success.

It’s clear to see Emily’s clothing designer roots and deep passion for print, pattern and color in her use of wallpaper, textiles and accessories incorporated throughout her craftsman style home in Palo Alto. She’s not shy to mix period and ethnic styles either. It’s a super approachable, multi-layered and kid-friendly space – love every inch. Here’s a look at my favorite rooms.

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Also, be sure check out Tea Collections New Germany-Inspired Arrivals! You’ll love it all too!

*photography credit & source: Melissa Kaseman / Lonny

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Read full story By on July 29, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Boy, boy's bedroom, chinoiserie, dining rooms, fashion, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 – Dining Room

Last week I finally had the opportunity to tour this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. One room that stood out as a personal favorite was the formal dining room by Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil of SagreraBrazil. The room’s elegant design was inspired by the existing beautiful wood detailing and gorgeous hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper installed by interior design icon, Michael Taylor (1927-1986). Mixing up period styles, the design duo added modern elements including the rug, upholstered chairs and geometric shaped dining table covered in a form fitted golden cover. The most eye-catching element however was the modern art hung above the fireplace – a magical infinity mirror with suspended butterflies in colors pulled from the wallpaper. I tried capturing an image of the artwork, but failed (so sorry!). These images don’t do the room justice, but I pulled some of the best ones I took and found:

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*photo credits: 1st and 2nd photo by Janet Paik via Houzz, 3rd & 5th photo by Cristin Priest via of Simplified Bee, 4th photo via Domaine 

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Read full story By on May 28, 2014 in chinoiserie, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, original artwork, vintage, wallpaper

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern by Brian Dittmar

It’s that time of year we start thinking about taking a warm weather holiday. Palm Springs has been one of my favorite sun-drenched destinations. The sunny desert community has a wonderful, laid back feel I love. It’s also home to some of the best mid-century architecture and interiors around.

palm springs mid-century modern home

To put us in the mood, today we are touring a beautiful desert vacation getaway San Francisco’s Brian Dittmar designed for his Northern California clients. Fondly referred to as the “Atomic Tiki” house by Brian, it was built in 1965 in the Golf Club Estates section of South Palm Springs and has an unusual Polynesian-style roofline with mid-century interior. The result is colorful, playful and looks like a set from Mad Men. Makes me want to book a trip to Palm Springs today.

palm spring mid-century living room

My design brief was to make carefully considered, artful and subtle changes that would refresh the interiors while keeping the residence’s original vibe through a mix of mid-century furnishings and pieces with subtle Polynesian references. – Brian Dittmar

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For more images of this home, design details and a fun list Brian’s favorite finds in Palm Springs, visit The Style Saloniste.

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Happy decorating,

Cristin

 

*photo credit: David Duncan Livingston

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Read full story By on February 6, 2014 in Bedroom, chairs, color, dining rooms, furniture, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, mid-century modern, wallpaper

New Traditional Interior Design by Courtney Giles

This weekend I caught up on reading some of my favorite shelter magazines. There was one house tour featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle that caught my eye. Atlanta-based Interior Designer, Courtney Giles transformed the historic 1911 four bedroom house for a young couple. Sticking with a neutral palette for the most part, Giles’ design blends traditional elements with fresh , modern accents – it’s what I refer to as new traditional interior design. The result is inviting, elegant and current.

greek key window treatment - atlanta homesformal living room by Courtney Giles black paneled pocket door - atlanta homes

Love this black and white paneled pocket door, brass elements and chinoiserie wallpaper!

formal dining room with round table - Courtney Gilesnew traditional family room by Courtney Gilesgourmet kitchen with orange barstoolschinoiserie wallpaper in bathroom

The chinoiserie wallpaper in the powder room is dramatic and bold, but a fun choice for this small space.

serene bedroom design by Courtney Gilesmirrored fret door to closetboutique style closet design

The curved window-seat bench in the boutique style walk-in closet is my fave!

elegant bathroom by Courtney Giles

For more images and information about this home, visit Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle.

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*Photo credit: Emily Followill via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle

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Read full story By on January 27, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, chinoiserie, Closets, dining rooms, family rooms, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, mantels, tables, traditional, Uncategorized, wallpaper, window treatments