Suiting Up

Today’s collection is inspired by the continual state of living that I seem to find myself in…suitcase living. Ugh! And Monday I’m off to it again, this time adventuring in the city of Minneapolis, MN.

Photo Credit: House Beautiful

Photo Credit: Living Etc.

I will be touring with the Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre (a modern dance company that I have been a member of for the past year). We will be performing at various venues but mainly participating in the Minneapolis Fringe Festival. If you are in the area, feel free to stop by and experience all you can “eat” of contemporary dance. I’ll try to keep posting as regularly as possible during my travels. But if the ride gets a little bit bumpy, you may have to be patient with me once again.

Photo Credit: American Homestyle

Photo Credit: Laura Resen

Photo Credit: Celerie Kemble

Photo Credit: Celerie Kemble

Now, if only living out of a suitcase were this glamourous.

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Color Episode

Referencing today’s earlier post (again):

Colors more along these lines…cool, refreshing, clean yet comfortable. Everything a Tennessean transplanted to Texas in the middle of summer could want.

Photo Credit: Emily Henderson

Photo Credit: Emily Henderson

Photo Credit: Emily Henderson

Patchwork Perfection

I’ve become quiet the master at the craft of “patchworking”. This lamp from Goodwill, that table from my parents’ home, those pillows from the local Target. It takes some vision that’s for sure! These funky pieces have taken the concept literally…and it couldn’t be better.

Photo Credit: Living Etc.

Photo Credit: Manolo Home

Photo Credit: Anna Maria Horner

Photo Credit: Living Etc.

Photo Credit: Fresh Home

Photo Credit: Living Etc.

Photo Credit: Design-Crisis

Person to Place: Episode 2

PERSON TO PLACE

EPISODE # 2:

First the PERSON, the lovely “Little Miss Havisham” styled by Beth Jones and photographed by Laurel Dailey. The perfect mix of soft, moody, pink and pretty.

Photo Credit: B. Jones Style

And then the PLACE, which translates oh so beautifully! Muted walls, afternoon lighting, upholstered surfaces and delicately crafted linens. Just the right recipe for a late summer afternoon read.

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Living, Lily Pond Lane

Shifting Shades

Curious things are happening these days…and I couldn’t tell you just when it started or why. But in the process of our move and during my search for apartment inspiration, I have discovered an interest in a totally new aesthetic…for me and my perception of my personal style, that is. Neutrals!! Yes, cremes and whites…browns and beiges. A totally strange concept for me, the color crazy, print determined miss that I am. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still adore all of the above, but now I’m appreciating the subtlety of monochromatic color schemes and classic almost understated environments more and more.

Photo Credit: Elle Decor

Texture, shape and proportion are catching more of my attention these days.

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Photo Credit: via Coco Kelley

Photo Credit: via Plush Palate

You may notice another interest reappearing in these photos, as well.

Photo Credit: via Plush Palate

So, needless to say, I have a little bit of reconciling to do within myself. This is quite an image change and one that I don’t plan on making lightly. How do I marry the “old” and the “new” me into an aesthetic that I feel represents my complete Style Statement? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself lately. Result so far…still confused. But be assured, you’ll be the first to know when I have the answer.

And for more information about one of the people who has been inspiring me in this quest…see what The Glamourai is up to.

New Environments…Blank Canvas

Ok, so it’s been a while…seems like ages. But David and I have safely arrived in our new home of Fort Worth, TX and, after a long week of crisis management, we are slowly settling into our new environment. Of course, as you can imagine, I already have grand schemes and plans for our humble hacienda and found a great deal of fuel for this enthusiasm during a recent trip to Ikea. As with most projects, time will tell. I’ll try my best to document our endeavors, but just be warned that progress may be slow. I’m hoping for the best but planning on the least. Here are the bones of what we have to work with:

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

It has a spiral staircase…

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

…and a loft second story…

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

…lots of quirky challenges and tons of character to boot!

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Stay tuned to see how it all unfolds. (I’ll be anxiously waiting as well.)