The Most Gorgeous Tile Ever

Hello dear readers. Sometimes the internet is like tumbling down the rabbit hole. I'm looking for one thing and it leads to another and another until I end up on a tile and woodwork site at 1am, lost to anyone in my household who may need my assistance. Last night I found Tabarka Studio and fell in love with their astonishing collections of tile and wood flooring. It's pretty dreamy... and pretty pricey, I imagine. But what the hell... a girl can dream, right?



Check out Tabarka Studio on Instagram and see these tile installations in action!
Or follow them on Pinterest as well!

Styling Selena's Painted Porch

Last year for Houzz.com, I featured a Dallas bungalow belonging to Selena and Alun Urquhart. One of my favorite things Selena had done to her back patio was to paint a blue and white Moroccan style stencil directly onto her wood deck. It looked like an area rug. I liked it so much that I returned to her home a few months later for a commissioned magazine cover shoot. This was my first crack at styling and photographing for a magazine cover. Here are the results!
















Chevron Tile

I realize that the chevron pattern is old hat in the design world, but I love it.  I love love love love love it.  My favorite use of this famous, age-old zigzag pattern is when laid down as tile.  If I had the dough, I'd use it in my bathroom on the floor and shower.  It would also be beautiful as a wrap-around back splash in my kitchen or as flooring for our covered back patio. Where would you use it?


source


source

source

source

source

source

Just Peachy

The weather has been beautiful here in Dallas - sunny, fresh and cool.  It makes me dream a bit about spring.  Ground Hog's Day is this Thursday and I'm wondering if spring will arrive early and give me permission to infuse some peachy spring color into my life.  I love these sunny, fresh and cool images below.

Add caption

Laura Gurton

source unknown to me

source

source

source

Ornate Wall Coverings

This week, I'm posting all about ornate patterns, graphic prints, and ethnic textiles.  Lately I've been on a big pattern kick and I can't wait to share some of the textiles I brought home from my recent trip to Mexico.  But first, feast your eyes on these gorgeous wall coverings.  As you can see, I'm a huge fan of the Arts and Crafts movement, chinoiserie and botanical prints. 


source

source

source

source

source

source

Pattern Under Foot

Its a gray, damp Tuesday and I'm at home with my kiddos in our pajamas.  Despite the weather, I am cheered - as always - by my home.  As I look around the house, the thing that cheers me the most, besides the great company, is the eclectic mix of pattern.  The only place that lacks big pattern is the floor.  Most of my area rugs are a solid color or if they do have pattern, they're on the small side.  I'm always drawn towards ethnic weaves, but I also love a bold floral print every once in a while.  I'm definitely inspired by the area rugs in the photos below.

source

source

source

source

source

Global Texture

Nothing is more exciting to me than the idea of traveling around the world collecting gorgeous global textiles and then coming home to strew them all around my house.  I love this look.  I always have and probably always will.  When I hear the phrase, "Live with what you love", these are the kinds of images that pop into my head.

source

source

source

source

source  (sorry for the accidental pornographic link that was here earlier. 
Eeeew.  It was a Pinterest link that I didn't check.   My apologies.)

source

source

Bold Pattern in the Bedroom

Instead of toning my bedroom down for autumn, as I usually do, I think I'll do the opposite.  I'm going to pull out some big bold jewel tone patterns for the new season.  Now that my pantry is partially in order, I need a new weekend project.  A little cosmetic makeover in my bedroom is just what the doctor ordered. I'll post before and after photos on Monday!

source

source

source

source

source

source

source

source

Looking for a new bed?  
Check out the selection at the Bedstar store.

Looking for bedding & linens?