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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Echelon Custom Homes

This Delaware Shore home is a beautiful breath of fresh coastal air! Designed and built by Echelon Custom Homes, the spacious home located at the The Peninsula overlooking the Indian River Bay is so open and welcoming. Don't you love the paint colors?? They used one of my favorites–Sea Salt by Sherwin William in both the living room and the bathroom. (The cozy kitchen is painted Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay.) I just love the mix of woods, patterns and beachy colors in the living room. Great accessories too! Tour the rest of the home, including a really cool game room and office, right here!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just stopping in to wish all of my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving! Isn't this tablescape designed by Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home perfect for today (and this blog)?! I love the brown and turquoise color scheme with the pop of orange and yellow from the flowers. So many great ideas here, my favorite being the cute wishbones! I love that everyone gets to make a wish! See more pics and learn all about this festive table right here!

I can hardly believe it but this November marks my 5th year writing this blog. I'd never have made it this long without all of your support and encouragement, not to mention shared love of turquoise! So on this thankfullest day of the year, thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for reading House of Turquoise!

Signing off from our cute little cabin in Montana!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Blogger: Amanda from Dixie Delights

Hi there, Turquoise fans, I’m Amanda from Dixie Delights!  With Erin away, I’m delighted to come and play for a day!!  I’ve just finished up my son’s “big boy room” and thought I’d kick this off with a little trip down memory lane.  Here’s the “before before”…
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Here’s the “before” - the sweet nursery where the baby spent his first three years on earth…

And here’s the after – a fairly neutral room that we hope will grow with him for years to come!  You'll probably notice the lack of toys - we try to keep the them in the playroom and basement, reserving the bedrooms for sleeping, reading and quiet time.

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Paint - Benjamin Moore Pale Oak (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Floor - unstained white oak
Rug - Ballard Designs outlet
Carriage House Chandelier – Ballard Designs
Fabric - Ikea Berta Ruta (buffalo check), Calico Corners Como Gris (velvet), and burlap from Online Fabric Store
Curtain rods - Target

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My parents gave us the vintage Ethan Allen canopy bed, and in spite of my affinity for canopy beds, even I wouldn’t do that to the boy.  So, we left the top rails off and shortened the posts on the foot board.  My mother and I made the buffalo check and burlap shams and duvet cover.  My upholsterer made the bolster.  The sheet set is from Pottery Barn in Sandalwood, the diamond matelasse spread was from Target about ten years ago, the polka dot blanket is from Aux Belles Choses in New Orleans, and the Pottery Barn Kids monogrammed quilt was a baby shower gift!

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The gorgeous crab painting is by Catherine Lovett, a local Savannah artist.  She’s a complete doll and I am pretty much head over heels with all of her work.  The crab was the inspiration for the room and I think it’s perfection!  (And as luck would have it, the baby has yet to pronounce it “bery skary.”)

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The two bedside tables were originally mismatched pieces from an antique/junk store and from my foyer many moons ago.  I wasn’t in love (or really even in-like for that matter) with either of them to start, but they were the right size, the right height and the right price (free) so I painted their tops with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in old white and then skirted them in burlap to hide their different bases.  After scouring the Ballard Designs outlet for months on end (seriously…I’m talking at least 7 months), I finally found a pair of the Suzanne Kasler large gourd lamps in gray green for a song.  The drum shades were also lucky outlet finds (that didn’t require seventeen trips.)  The table decor was picked up here and there over time.

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The dresser wall is probably my favorite in the room.  The dresser was my husband’s as a child and I made it over by stripping and staining the top, painting the base in Annie Sloan’s duck egg blue chalk paint and adding new mercury glass knobs from Anthropologie.  Oh, and speaking of those knobs, while they are undoubtedly easy on the eye, they are really the devil to work with since they simply won’t stay screwed in.  (Read: steer clear of these knobs!)  I purchased the mirror a few years ago from a local boutique.  Restoration Hardware carries an almost identical version, but I don’t want to make y’all cry when I tell you that it costs at least double what I paid.  The chippy corbels are the same us under the bar in the den.  I’ve had them for a few years (purchased from the same shoppe as the mirror - G. Scott Interiors) and I really cannot say just why I purchased two sets of the same corbels but boy am I glad I did!  The B. Braithwaite bear was a welcome to the world gift from Mimi and Ampa.  The W is done in a map of the Savannah River (see how here) and sits atop a collection of favorite books.  The jar is from Target (I spray painted the lid in oil rubbed bronze to look like a pricey set I loved in New Orleans) and holds my own set of Beatrix Potter books and the baby’s monogrammed baby shoes.

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In the corner of the room sits a little antique chair that I had covered in the Como Gris velvet.  My parents gave the baby the linen pillow for Christmas last year and my mother was a doll to applique it with his initial in the same velvet.  The metal crate holds more books and was purchased last year from Gracious Home in Blue Ridge.

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I gathered up some of our most beloved pics of the baby, a few prints and a couple of other special items for the gallery wall, including the Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am print from The Old Try (see my others here), How to Tie a Bow Tie – A Gentleman’s Guide, the John Derian plate he received for his third birthday, a monogrammed bib from Mother and a copy of a nautical chart of the Savannah River and Wassaw Sound from River Services in Savannah (see it on my coffee table here.)  Everything is framed in Ikea's Ribba line.  They are extremely affordable and come in a whole slew of sizes and you can mix and match everything from a standard frame to a collage to a matted picture to a shadow box.
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The antique secretary has been in the baby’s room since the beginning of the baby himself!  I used glue dots to adhere a copy of the Savannah River and Wassaw Sound nautical chart (procured from River Services in Savannah) to the inside this go-round.

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Last but not least, I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that my husband spent hours slaving away at installing crown molding for the first time.  It’s the icing on the cake!!

Come on over to Dixie Delights and visit any time.  You can see all of my before & after decor here and our house tour here.  Thank you, Erin, for having me!!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

John Willey...and Your Help!

"Life's too short for an all-beige room." I couldn't agree more with John Willey of Willey Design LLC who designed this amazing Hamptons home featured in this month's issue of East Coast Home + Design and photographed by David Jacquot. I love the personality of the entire's sophisticated, but fun-loving and comfy too. You really can't go wrong with Mother Nature's beachy color palette, sunshine and all!

If you guys were reading along a year ago, you may remember last November Chris and I actually took a trip out east to the Hamptons and NYC. You guys gave us so many fantastic ideas of what to see and where to go, we had such a blast. Well we've decided to return again this year, but for 10 days. So in a few short weeks that's where I'll be! You don't even know how excited I am. I just have to ask you guys again, since I have a lot of new readers now, do you have any recommendations?? Where to stay, eat, play, etc? We're hoping to spend 5 days on Long Island around the Hamptons (with a car), and 5 in Manhattan (with good shoes). Plenty of time to see and do a whole lot! Thanks in advance you guys, I can't wait to hear what you have to say! THANK YOU!
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Jamie Herzlinger

So luxurious! I wouldn't mind being a guest in either of these two rooms designed by Jamie Herzlinger, a talented interior designer with offices in both Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City. The patterned walls and carpeting are such a treat for the eyes! And I'm in love with that chic tufted headboard. You definitely want to see the more from Jamie's portfolio, it's filled with the most elegant, sophisticated rooms!
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