Houzz Tour | Nat and Dana Pugh

Last week I posted a little sneak peek at Dana Pugh's house. And as promised I'm back this week with the whole she-bang! I love covering homes for Houzz.com because I always meet the most creative home owners. Dana is an interior stylist who spends her days knee-deep in vibrant paint samples, bold patterns and flashy home accessories. But when she returns home from work, she needs a palate cleanser. Neutrals reign supreme at the Pugh house.

Dana and her husband, Nat, have created a serene, creamy-hued dream home using natural materials, vintage furniture and lots of unique found objects. To see the full article and see more photos of Dana's home, click HERE.














photos by Sarah Greenman


Once again, check out the full article on Houzz by clicking HERE.

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Easy Breezy Boho Day


There is nothing better than a gauzy dress, a light breeze and a few open hours.  This is not how I'll be spending my day, but I sure wish it was.  Today I'm running errands with kids in tow, prepping meals and doing a large back-log of laundry. Maybe I'll keep my eyes open for a gauzy dress while I'm running errands.

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Today is the last day to enter the IKATSUZANI giveaway...
You could win a hand woven, silk, Ikat pillow cover!


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Walker's Room and a Winner!

First things first - the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is #57, Athena!  
Congratulations on your beautiful new dress!  Athena, I'll be in touch shortly...



And now, on to Walker's new room.  Remember THIS post from a few weeks ago?  You all had some great ideas for Walker's room, many of which I implemented.  Just as you suggested, I went lighter with the wall color and made sure that all of Walker's books were easily accessible for a little guy.  Walker had some requests as well - mainly that his fish be closer to his bed and that I keep the window clear of big furniture.  He said, "I want to look at our street and watch for ducks or bad guys."

Again, here is a photo of his room before hand.  As you can see, it definitely has the baby blue nursery vibe and he had to share it sometimes with his baby brother, Charlie.  Walker turned four last week, so he needed his own space - free of the baby stuff.




Here's the new room!
 



All of the furniture was already in our home, so it was just a matter of re-arranging some things and in some cases, hitting it with a bit of spray paint.  The new elements are the huge pull down school house map on the back wall and the floor to ceiling curtains, which I have still yet to hem.



The bolster pillow on the bed , throw pillow on the couch 
and the curtains are all IKEA fabrics that I picked up on sale and stitched together.
The paint color on the walls is "Creamy Mushroom" by Behr Paints.



The chevron print pouf is by Aleta Fae, which I won in a
giveaway at Head Over Heels.  And the love seat (an old Craigslist find)
is a pull out bed for when Walker has sleep overs.



These sweet prints - a galleon and turn of the century hot air balloon - 
are from Collage-O-Rama on Etsy.  The frames are IKEA and I spray painted the mattes.



Here's a close-up of the map, which I found for a great price on ebay.
It's from an old old school house in Georgia (1957).



I snagged this cool vintage globe during a sale at The White Woods.
The White Woods has a great little collection of vintage goodies.



And the beautiful quilt on Walker's bed was made by our wedding officiant.  
He is an amazing quilter and created this for Walker when he was a baby. 


Of course, Walker loves the end result.  
His favorite part is the little chair and reading lamp under the window.
Okay, so now comes the time when you tell me what you think! 
Any thing that I should add, subtract or re-think?

Natural Fibers

I've always loved the look of a woven grass ottoman or a natural sisal rug.  I've always had something woven and natural in my home, starting with my childhood bedroom, through my first apartments and now in my family home.  It doesn't matter where you use it - a little sisal something can be incorporated in your home as rugs, as pillows, as containers, as chairs and more. 

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Sumptuous Textiles

All of this linen, velvet and paisley make me giddy for autumn. I love the annual process of changing out summer quilts and draperies, setting fall tables and watching the weather turn my back yard into a wonderland of fall color. These textile photos from the de Le Cuono catalog remind me that autumn is not far off.










All photos via de Le Cuona

Symmetry

There is something really soothing about visual symmetry in the home. I usually have my furniture and objects strewn about the house. My couches are on the diagonal, my end tables are wildly mismatched and most of the arrangements in my home tend to be right brained. But sometimes the beautiful sense of order and calm induced by symmetry is just what my home needs. Here are some examples of symmetry done right:



Time Out

My two year old is at the point where "time out" might be a useful disciplinary tactic. He is easily riled up and becomes difficult to communicate with. A "time out" might be just the thing to settle his spiraling energy. Come to think of it, "time out" might also be useful for me. I don't think I need a naughty chair or anything like that, but I could certainly use a spot away from everything else to think clearly, regroup and calm down. I'll take any one of these little spots below: