Apr 17, 2014

~ check check


Apparently, and I know I've mentioned this previously, I am obsessed with check fabric. In fact, each room in my house bears a fabric with the square pattern I love, and in some cases, there are multiple specimens in one room. 


Let's start in the kitchen/family room...

Love this multi colored check fabric for throw pillows...

A mustard yellow check for the upholstered back of the hutch...

A buffalo check for the back of the kitchen chairs...

The same check as the upholstered hutch is on this stool.. (I must admit, I think the check is too boring here, and I'm switching to an awesome fabric with a little more whimsy ~ wait until you see!)

And yet another check on these counter stools ~ more of a green hue blending nicely with the island color...

Moving into the living room, there's a silk check on this chair cushion with a charming pillow to match… (and a painted checkered chair back!)

A couple checks (six to be sure) are represented in the master bedroom. The skirted table has a large silk check. (1)
The gold fabric on the bed skirt and shams is a tiny taffeta Pierre Deux check. (2)

A Schumacher buffalo check in a warm cocoa color is on the bed panels. (3)

As well as this settee...

A smaller green check is featured on this little french chair…(4) Plus, it's hard to tell, but that green fabric on the pillow is a teeny tiny check! (5)

Next up, the gray check on the back of these cameo pillows. (6) I wasn't sure where I was going to put these pillows when I ordered them, and they look great in several places, but I do love them on my bed. 


I mean the carpet could almost pass as a check, but I won't go there... (7?)

I am still waiting patiently for the slipcovers for my dining room chairs. I've mentioned them in past posts, and they feature the same check fabric shown on the cameo pillows here… What's better than a check to take the formal edge off and give a more relaxed, homey feeling? Also, a check will be going on the desk chair in my office, as I work my way down the decorating list. (Why does it seem like the list is growing instead of shrinking?)
A check fabric works with almost any decor ~ smart and charming and a little bit of fun. 
When in doubt, try a check!

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Apr 14, 2014

~ random naples


Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I came from Omaha where there is no green of any shade to be found anywhere, but the lush foliage is quite something in Naples, Florida...


Just love this entrance!



I've already shared a few snapshots from A Mano, Summerfields, Bay Design, Jett Thompson Antiques & Interiors, and here are a few more random shots from some other favorite shopping establishments…
















I love to drive by my favorite house on the beach… I mean it's kind of a tangerine house, isn't it?

Had a lovely dinner at Campiello's on the patio...

And marvelled at the dolphins frolicking in the ocean just feet from the shore...



 And now it's back to Omaha my friends… Fingers crossed the gray will soon be turning green!

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Apr 11, 2014

~ more naples shopping (summerfields and bay design)


This being the third post featuring shopping in Naples, I wonder if you might be speculating about the amount of time I spend shopping on vacation.  I assure you, I swear, I didn't spend more than a day or two visiting my favorite shops. Although shopping is a fun part of vacation, I savor the relaxation of reading on the beach, and the opportunity to walk outside with blue skies and green grass is not wasted or taken for granted.
When I do make it to the shops, I am sure to get my camera out at every stop :)

Summerfields... always a happy place.














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Next stop? Bay Design… soothing and calming and beautiful.






I love the zebra...





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It would be easy to spend more time shopping in Naples, that's for sure...





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