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!

The Blue and White Bash + BOHO Prep Board

New Kerry Steele watercolors March 10th and some available now here

This Monday is the next Blue and White Bash. The Bash is a monthly linking party for any blogger who'd like to link a post including blue and white anything.  Here's more information, and here's where you can see the most recent Bash.  Please either link up, or come enjoy all of the gorgeousness!

I made this board on Polyvore before I knew better than use "template" instead of "set."  I'm learning and also having lots of fun.  I was building a board around this Susan Skelley painting, but it sold before I could share the board with you.  I like my board and decided to share it anyway : )

I do still have this Susan Skelley painting available which you can see more about here.

Happy Weekend!

Blue and White Monday

So, I shared Saturday that I'm now obsessed with Polyvore.  It's so easy to create a set like the one above, below, and this one I posted Saturday.  I have Linda to blame thank for my new addiction. She's doing a Polyvore tutorial on Calling it Home today.  If you're not on, you can learn all about how easy it is.  Also, if you've had your eye on anything in The Pink Pagoda or my Etsy store, and wondered how it would look in your room, you can use Polyvore. I've used my items in both of these boards to see how it works.  I'm particularly crazy for the gallery wall I created above using images of Kerry Steele watercolors. This is so much fun!    

Go here to follow me on Polyvore and see details about all of the items used in these boards.  And go here to learn more about Polyvore at Calling it Home.