Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oh, Dear!

Oh dear, I think this might be one of the prettiest Dining Rooms I've ever seen.  What do you think?

We'll talk soon.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Elves Are Running, Running, Running!!!

Gwen Driscoll Designs is making holiday deliveries this week for some really happy clients!  The hunt continues on a daily basis but I hit the JACKPOT on recent shopping trips and some beauties have found new homes!  So exciting.

Talented Amanda Talley continues to turn back flips for my clients & I couldn't be more pleased.  This painting will reside in an Entry Hall lacquered with a whisper of blue.  Can't wait to show you once it's installed.

This beautiful mirror found at The Stalls in Atlanta will serve as inspiration for a mirror we are custom making because of size restraints.  Isn't it lovely?

And these fabulous sconces from ABC Modern in Atlanta will flank spectacular French Doors in that lacquered blue Entry Hall.  Magnificent!

This little jewel from mac Maison in New Orleans will reside in a caramel lacquered Library.  Can't wait to show you!

Travis & Co. in Atlanta provided this fabulous find for a client's almost finished Dining Room.  We're getting there piece by piece.

Another little jewel found at Travis & Co.

What is better than walking in a showroom & finding the perfect console that can be loaded on a truck pronto?  So happy to add this to a client's Library.

OK.  I had to think twice before relinquishing this to a favorite client.  Love it.  ABC Modern strikes again!

One of my all-time favorite dealers, Karla Katz in New Orleans, had this exquisite commode that will reside in a client's Entry Hall.  Ooh, La, La!

This beautiful mirror is finding a new home in a fabulous Master Bedroom.  It will be so happy there.  Thanks to The Stalls in Atlanta for always having great finds.

Another walk in, pull out the plastic and Dining Table traveling to a new home.  So happy, we've been looking for over a year.

Daniel Barney in New York had these beautiful vases that are going to be fabulous on a client's console.  Perfect marriage!

And, this picture does not do this table justice!  It's absolutely stunning in my client's Library.  BG Galleries in Massachusetts doesn't disappoint.

How about this Italian cast resin bowl?  Isn't it phenomenal?  Mary Ann Jones in Los Angeles sent it right out for us to a perfect new home.

And, A. Tyner's new showroom in The Galleries of Peachtree Hills is fabulous.  You must go visit William.  Love him.

Wouldn't you be happy to have any of these lovelies find a special place in your home?  It was fun.  Phew.  It's been a whirlwind!

We'll talk soon.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Longing For....

There are so many times throughout the year I LONG FOR Southern Accents!  I mean really, really wish I could skip to the mailbox knowing my long awaited copy would be there for me.  But, at Christmas, there was no better publication that could inspire you to dress your house to the hilt and be so proud.  Here are just a few of my favorites from years past.

A Christmas nest.

Beautiful inspiration.

Stylish and lovely.

Come home for the holidays.

The softest of palettes.

Sweetest dreams.

Holiday Cheers!

Nature abounds.

Charmingly festive.

Gobs of glitter.

Simply clean and cool.

A fruitful bounty.

Delight in nature.

Gardens of green.

Welcoming greens.

Blue Christmas.

If we can't have new inspiration at least Southern Accents left us a legacy of holiday happiness.  Hope you all are having a wonderful season full of love and joy.

We'll talk soon.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mom, Do You Remember This?

I still can't believe my Mother let me do this when I was a tween.  See these walls below?  

Image after image pulled from magazines covering every square inch...I loved all things fashion including clothes, jewelry, shoes and celebrities of the day that imbued 80's in high-style.  I loved Madonna, Brooke Shields, Prince, Cheryl Tiegs and others I can't recall.  My Mother had my bedroom painted a beautiful pale pink, floral balloon shades, dust ruffle, pillow shams & white iron bed that was perfect for a precious little girl.  

And, then, I struck with my own teenage vengeance & littered it to the high heavens!  It was a first expression of my style in all its glory.  Images below are a great representation of what was there and for those of you who don't know my Mother...I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE SHE LET IT FLY!



And today, Ragland Hill Social, is my own personal image board, inspiration not so much of fashion, but of house and home.  Everything I love is represented here.  When I review the last year, it's so fun to go back through post after post and see the fabulous images that make my heart skip a beat.  Having something that represents all you love in one visual space is quite remarkable. It helps focus your style and energy, another reason I love the world of blog.

Here are some of my new recent faves.

 Farrow & Ball does it again & again.  Love!

Would love to snuggle up here!

Pops of yellow & gold.  What could be better?

That banquette!  Take a deep breath.

The saturated depth of this Entry Hall is phenomenal.

This makes me want to paint our bedroom white.  My drapery are identical to this and our bed is very similiar.

Yum. Yum.

Take me away.

What's better than books, books, books?

So pretty!

No words necessary!

Those chandeliers!

This might be one of my most favorite covers in years.  Love!

 This mantle will serve as inspiration for someone's project very soon.  I think I know who!

Oh Gloria!

Clean refinement.  The juxtaposition of these art pieces is so smart.  Will put in my idea file.

Just take me here right now!

Some holiday cheer!  How beautiful?

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.  I'm off to the races with another busy week starting tomorrow.  I need some elves!  Any volunteers?

We'll talk soon.


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