Katie Rosenfeld & Susan Palma + News

Were you here yesterday?  I had mentioned picking up the April issue of Traditional Home over the weekend.  I'd looked through some of it, and saw this.  I decided to save it for today as clearly this was going to be really good and I wanted to save the pink till last.  Well, I was more than just a bit excited to discover that it's Katie Rosenfeld's project.  Katie is one of the few designers I'm aware of that could come in and redesign my house while I'm away. I know I'd love every single inch.  On her blog,  she's been mentioning her "Pink Lady" client, and I've been curious. The article explains that Pink Lady, actually Katie Newsome, was inspired by the blog Chinoiserie Chic. Well, aren't we all?? This house is absolutely fantastic.  You have to have this issue and see it in its entirety.  It's all just so, so good.

So, here's my favorite bedroom of all time which was designed by Dallas interior designer, Susan Palma.  Sometime, I'm going to go back and count how many times I've posted this image on TPP. I'm imagining you all scrolling through saying, "YES, WE KNOW YOU LOVE THIS BEDROOM.  NOW, MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE. But, you're too nice and understanding about interior design obsessions to do such a thing.  Besides, I bet you love it, too!

So, I was flipping through my April Traditional Home, and came to a screeching halt.  There, at the top left is THE BEDROOM. Apparently, Jane Scott Hodges has written a book, and had the elegant taste to include Susan's room.  I read and read this page trying to find some mention of Susan Palma, but never did.  Susan, if you're reading, do not be concerned.  I'm doing my part here at TPP to make certain that everyone knows this beautiful bedroom was created by you ; )

Coastal Tropical
Here's my newest board created for the Calling it Home/Polyvore Project Decorate contest.  I'm going to submit a new board/entry every day this week for two reasons.  One, it's just fun.  Two,
you get a chance to win $500 from One Kings Lane.  


Next week I'm collaborating with Polyvore/Project Decorate and two winners will each win a $500 gift card to Horchow. I hope you'll all join up and play along.  I'll be sharing some of my favorites here every day. I cannot even wait to see what you lovely, elegant, and creative people put together. I know it will amaze me!

Blue and White Monday

Meg Braff

Barclay Butera

James and Ashley Fairchild

Carolyne Roehm

Joseph Minton

Ashley Whittaker

Ruthie Sommers

Alberto Pinto

Mark Sikes

Katie Rosenfeld

Grant K. Gibson

my house

How many ginger jars is too many?  I have eight, and I'm wanting more.  How do you like to see them? In pairs?  Or, groups of differing heights?  Is there a color palette you like to see them with best?  An interior designer you think incorporates them most skillfully?  I seem to like them all, with any color, strategically placed or not, and by whomever.  Please share your thoughts?

Blue and White Monday -- The Votes Are In!

Ashley Whittaker

Patrick Wade and Paul DeMattei

Katie Rosenfeld

Round Hill Resort, Ralph Lauren

We started with the foyers post.  Then, the next week you chose a living room.  The Monday after you chose a dining room, and last Monday you chose a bedroom.  These are the rooms you chose as your favorites.  The biggest margin was the foyer.  None of the others touched it.  Thank you so much for voting and commenting.  This was very interesting for me.  I'm so impressed that so many of you can choose a favorite!  I seem to choose a different room each time I look through the choices.  Happy Monday!