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The Gina Julian Piece That Completed My Bedroom

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Instagram is incredible. We all know this. The positive connections I’ve established thanks to this social media platform completely outweigh the occasional jealousy that it can simultaneously create.  But long before insta, blogs were my primary source of finding artists and designers I loved.   One of the very first, was Roxy Te Owens, from Society Social or, as some of you may know her from the HGTV show, “Carolina Reno.”

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Photo: David A. Land 

Roxy’s blog and more importantly, online shop, was one of my most visited sites. It’s not difficult to see why either.  Roxy’s style is fun, colorful, and still classic.  So naturally, when I got Instagram in spring 2013 (I was actually very late in the game) Roxy was one of the first people I followed.

Fast forward to earlier this year, when Roxy posted this photo with a giveaway promoting the one and only, Gina Julian’s incredible paintings. Spoiler Alert: I didn’t win the giveaway, but I did gain a new favorite artist and hoped that someday, I too would have a Gina Julian piece.

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That dream came true when Shannon and I decided we were going to completely redo my bedroom.  We had a theme, well kind of, enter “retro-Palm-Springs-groovy-den-meets-Grandma-chic-sexy-coffin-esq.”  Yes we are crazy and no, we don’t regret a damn thing about this design.

When I say Gina is incredible, I mean it. We were looking to tie in a piece that would capture this #vibe and also integrate the colors of the room.  So we sent a mood board off to Gina, and VOILA, she created this masterpiece.

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Titled, “Get Your Groove On”, my mouth was wide open the entire time I was unboxing it and for about 48 minutes after and then another 5 hours after that.

Shannon and I knew that the piece needed to be the first thing people noticed when they walked through the door, so placing it right in the entry of my room was a no-brainer.

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Currently, Gina just launched her new Op Art on her site.  She has an amazing variety of colors and sizes that are perfect for any room. Get yourrrrrs! Also, make sure to follow Gina on Instagram for more beautiful art in your life, and feed. 

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE - WEEK TWO - With Shannon Claire Interiors

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We’re well-past WEEK TWO of the One Room Challenge but I wanted to highlight some of the fun things that happened the second week of ORC.  As always, be sure to read my designer, Shannon’s posts on the challenge.  Here is her post from WEEK TWO.

At week two, Shannon created the most incredible mood board for the room. Exhibit A:

Shannon also created design boards for the bedroom, bathroom, and hallway.  AND THEY’RE AMAZING.

BEDROOM

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I told Shannon that I really wanted a seating area in front of the windows in my room. Then I regretted it because I was worried about said chairs becoming a dumping ground for clothes and clutter. And then she sent me the link to these STUNNING velvet persimmon chairs and I immediately took back my reservations. I couldn't fathom putting anything on these beauties other than chic pillows.  

I also went CRAZY for this retro-inspired Deny Designs credenza from Overstock which would look perfect with this Gray Malin Lemonade print from the Parker Palm Springs.  

BATHROOM

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Yes yes yes. The bathroom is going to look sooooo clean and fresh. Currently, the bathroom is a horrible cream color that is everything but fun.  Shannon found this incredible wallpaper from Bellacor and I am in love. 

Additionally, there will be a lot of fantastic artwork from Minted. I love this Hold My Hand piece that Shannon selected. It's romantic and interesting and I would have never thought of it here but of course, SHANNON IS GOD AND KNOWS ALL. Duh. 

HALLWAY

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This cracks me up every time, but if you've been in my apartment, you know that I have some verrrrrrry inttttteresting-shaped stains on the floor of my apartment, particularly in the hallway. Shannon and I cannot stop laughing about floors and knew that a runner in the hall was essential.  Shannon found this stunning peacock runner from Bellacor which did the trick for hiding the silly stains.  

Well that’s all for now! Stay tuned for my next One Room Challenge recap of WEEK 3. And as always, make sure to follow Shannon on Instagram for more One Room Challenge updates!

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The Velvet Persimmon Chairs I Can't Stop Talking About

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These velvet persimmon chairs.  All I can really say is wow. 

Something I’ve always wanted in my room was a grown-ass sitting area.  A place where I could unwind in the evening, read, blog, or have a martini. (lol half kidding) I mean, we all want this right? But most of the time, if you have room for a chair in your bedroom, it becomes ‘the everything chair’ and you know what I’m talking about.  It’s where you pile up all of your clothes, dirty or clean, higher than your own self. Or maybe it’s where you throw all of your purses or mail. Go ahead and pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about. I know the truth.  

So when I told Shannon, my interior designer (and idol) for the One Room Challenge that I envisioned said chairs, I almost took it back immediately.  Was I ready to commit to keeping a chair clean or rather, TWO CHAIRS?! While I realize this is sounding a tad bit dramatic, I am actually totally serious. 

While the goal to keep them pristine 24/7 is up in the air, what isn’t, is my obsession with them.  When Shannon sent me the link for these velvet persimmon chairs from HomePop, I audibly gasped in the grocery store.  Not totttttalllly unusual for me considering how horrible my local Giant’s produce is. But, hello, these chairs are stunning. 

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So, I knew they were going to be pretty, but I didn’t realize they were going to be this damn good.  They arrived just last week and I immediately assembled them after my event with Fiverr. Took me a whopping 7 minutes to assemble and about another 47 to get my chill back after taking them out of the plastic.  

The velvet on them is SO soft and the color is incredible. Persimmon.

What a fun word right? Fun fact actually: this summer I learned why unripe persimmons make your tongue numb.  Persimmons are full of tannins (like wine) and the tannins in the skins make your tongue and cheeks feel like your chewing on chalk. Yum right? Actually yes, they are so good when ripe. Check out this yummy persimmon recipe below by Alison Roman. 
A few of us gals made it for our Fifth Annual Fall Fete on Fairview and it was a hittttt. 

 Photo: Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, Courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Photo: Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, Courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Persimmons and Pears With Blue Cheese and Spicy Pecans

1 cup pecans
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
2 persimmons, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
3 ounces firm blue cheese, such as Valdeón or Bayley Hazen Blue, thinly sliced or crumbled

Combine the pecans, maple syrup, and Aleppo pepper in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the maple syrup bubbles, reduces, and crystallizes around the pecans, 5 to 8 minutes. They will look all white and fuzzy with an even layer of crystallized sugar coating each nut—this is what you want. Add the olive oil and remove from the heat; season with salt and pepper, and let cool completely before coarsely chopping the pecans.

Scatter the pears and persimmons around a large serving platter or bowl and drizzle with the vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and finish with the pecans and blue cheese.

 When we made the recipe for our girl's weekend 

When we made the recipe for our girl's weekend 

Okay back to the chairs – I love them. Did I say that already? When I’m sitting in them I feel like I’m on a talk show and my five-year-old self is twirling at that daydream. Anyway, highest recommendation for these chairs.  I’m so excited to feature them in the room for the One Room Challenge.  And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, refer to this post of mine or this post from my designer, Shannon’s blog for details!
Yay! 
 

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE - WEEK ONE - With Shannon Claire Interiors

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THIS  IS SO LATE BUT I HAVE SOMETHING SO EXCITING TO SHARE! I'm Shannon Claire Smith's design client and we get to participate in the One Room Challenge and it's easily the Top 10 Best Things to Ever Happy to Libby Rasmussen.

Alright – let’s get started on what the One Room Challenge is, shall we?  

The One Room Challenge is a six-week design challenge where 20 designers document the progress of completely redesigning a room.  Yes, you heard me, re-do an entire room in just SIX WEEKS.  

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How did I get involved with this? Well, it all started a few years ago when I became utterly obsessed with a designer and blogger, Shannon Claire Smith. ISN'T SHE PERFECT?!

 You guys, I don’t think Shannon really even knows this (or maybe I confessed it to her once when I was a few glasses of bubbles in) but Shannon was the person who inspired me to start a blog before we had ever even met.  See, she used to have a blog called Burlap and Lace wayyyyy back in the day and I couldn’t handle how much I loved it.  

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Anyway, I finally met her at an event just two years ago in April and have been calling her “Mom” ever since.  I consult her for almost every interior or styling trick in the book and have an uncomfortable, and I mean uncomfortable, crush on her husband, Nick. Hi Nick. Hi. 

Yes, I did just creep all the way from 2015 for this picture of the two of them that I love. Hi again Nick. 

Ehem, moving on. So when Shannon called me and asked if I wanted to be her client for the One Room Challenge, I actually felt like I won the lottery and honestly, I really have. I really won the interior design lottery with this. 

Shannon knows me pretty well. I don’t think there’s a single day that goes by where we don’t DM each other about SZA, the gays we love, candles, curse words, and oh, yeah, Nick. I like to talk about Nick a lot. Now, as her client, for the ORC, we probably text 5 times a day and I AM LOVING IT. 

So, here we go, a few weeks late, but here’s a little overview of what we did the first week of the one room challenge.  I’m currently shouting this. PLEASE DON’T JUDGE ME FOR MY VACANT ROOM. PLEASE. I just moved in a month or two prior and decorating wasn’t a priority at the time. I know, I can’t believe it either. 

So I forgot to mention this above, but we're also doing my bathroom and hallway! HELLLOOOO opportunities! 

Curious to see what Shannon had to say about WEEK ONE? Check out her post here! 
Until the next! XOXO

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Design Crush - Jessica McClendon of Glamour Nest

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Jessica McClendon of Glamour Nest, a Los Angeles based interior design studio known for Jessica’s distinctive “casual glamour” aesthetic. 

Growing up in the Dallas-Forth Worth area meant Jessica was surrounded by historical homes, igniting a passion for interior design early in her life. Before she became an interior designer, studied theatrical performance and design at Texas Christian University. Upon graduation she landed a job in visual merchandising for Fort Worth boot shop, Leddy’s Ranch. Her talent was soon noticed by J.Crew, and she was tapped as a Visual Manager, which led her to Los Angeles, where she still resides today. While working at J.Crew, she began freelancing for interior design firms which is where Glamour Nest’s story really begins. 

Fast forward, five years, and Jessica found herself with her own client base, separate from the firms she was freelancing for. This is when the idea of starting her own interior design studio was born. Though the US was in the middle of a recession, Jessica took the risk of opening the doors of Glamour Nest. And since 2009, she’s never looked back. Her style and intuitive approach to design has caught the attention of outlets like HGTV Magazine, MyDomaine, and Rue, and Jessica’s business has blossomed into the thriving studio we see today. 

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Jessica's work is fresh, clean, and functional.  I love what she did with the cabinet and bar space above.

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Make sure to check out Jessica's adorable instagram @glamournest!
Happy Weekend!

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Luxe Decor Saves and Splurges with MG+BW

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So I've gotten a lot of questions on my recent Houzz.com apartment tour (still beaming) and I thought I would go through and note on ways that I save and splurge with home decor.  I would compare this logic to someone who has an expensive purse or shoes, but will rock them with a $12 LBD.  I save on things I know will be ruined easily, example, a couch (all of these options are less than $500) or maybe something that's trendy, like a fun $94 velvet chair. 

With this logic, I bring you my favorite more high-end products from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.  I picked up a few pieces for my apartment last month to give my apartment decor a more elevated look.  I think many times, we get a little too stuck in the IKEA-decor mindset (don't get me wrong I LOVE IKEA) but then find our decor looks a little juvenile and frankly, even a little dorm-y. To avoid that, a few luxe pieces here and there can really transform a room.

Take for example, this ahhhhhmazing gold Burled Bowl. Upon seeing it at my local Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in DC (1526 14th St NW) I knew it would be a perfect piece for my living room coffee table.  It's a conversation piece for sure, and surprisingly, light-weight. 

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One of my favorite corners in my living room features two more MG+BW items.  This stunning Elena Table Lamp with a gold scalloped crystal base. When lit, the lamp looks like it glimmers from the gold coloring being refracted from the base. 

 

To compliment the lamp, I used this beautiful Alabaster Tray. As described, it's made from a solid piece of alabaster and trimmed in matte brass. This opulent, expansive tray makes a stunning centerpiece or a pretty and practical place to store keys and mail. A charming way to keep any surface organized, and easy to move aside when you need the extra space.

A few other elevated favorites include:
these Agate Bookends
this white table lamp (on sale)
this polished nickel floor lamp (on sale)

If you're free this Thursday, from 10am-8pm, make sure to stop by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams on 14th Street. They will have light bites and drinks. You can also come in can register to win a room make over and join their Comfort Club a discount program that is free of charge but offers 20% off all the time. Yesssss. And hey - I'll be there too! Hope to see you there! 

Yes we will have light bites and drinks. 


*This post was done in collaboration with my friends at MG+BW. As always, all of my opinions are my own.  

Peonies 101 - Everyone's Favorite Flower

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It's really no secret that peonies are some of the most prized flowers on the market.  All year round, we wait for those beauties to pop up in the Trader Joe's and Whole Foods for $6-13 a bouquet.  Which, as we know is a steal considering some peonies are $13-18 a stem in the off season.  But, I have to say the grocery store options pale in comparision to the beautiful arrangements that i-Fleur here in DC (and DMV) offers.  I've never seen a delivery arrangement more beautiful than these. (More details at the bottom of the post.)

Peony Facts

  • Peonies initially were grown for medicinal purposes.  They were used to treat headaches, asthma, and childbirth pain. 
     
  • Peony petals are edible. The petals can be parboiled and sweetened for use in teas, summer salads, or as a garnish for punches and lemonades.
     
  • The state flower of Indiana is the peony.
     
  • Peonies are often called “The Dolly Partons of the Garden”
     
  • Long ago, people believed that peonies protected them from demons.
     
  • Peonies are traditionally used for celebrating the 12th wedding anniversary.

Where Are Peonies Grown?

Interestingly enough, Alaska is the only place in the world that supplies fresh-cut commercial peonies in the wedding season from July into early September. Alaska? You may be asking yourself. Surprisingly, peonies could in fact be Alaska’s next big cash crop. Peonies thrive down to 60 below and require cold weather to flourish. A well cared for peony bush can live up to 100 years.

How To Keep Peonies Fresh

1. If you're buying, get the buds.  While they might not be pretty at first, you'll appreciate them more as you watch them grow and bloom
2. Keep them cool. As you would with other fresh flowers, stashing peonies in the fridge at night is a guaranteed way to help them last longer. 
3. Cut the stems at an angle and trim them every day. This will help maximize the water absorption and helps the flower get more water and nutrients. 
4. Change the water daily.  No brainer here - fresh water = fresh flowers
5. Make your own flower food. My Grandmother would mix sugar and water to feed her flowers and they always last longer. 

Where to Buy the Prettiest Arrangements

As always, I'm a huge proponent of supporting local businesses, particularly those owned and operated by women.  i-Fleur is an amazing and not to mention, a far less expensive alternative to 1800-Flowers or other floral delivery services for peonies.  The bouquet you see pictured here is the round petite option. And this stunning bouquet has lasted more than a week (far longer than the grocery store flowers mentioned above.) 

Be sure to check out i-Fleur's website for ordering as well as their social media channels.
Instagram  / Facebook / Pinterest 
Right now, they are also offering 15% off of their bouquets with the code SUMMER15

Happy Summer!

Photographer: Libby Rasmussen

Four New (Affordable) Rugs From My Apartment

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Rugs are expennnnnsive. Everyone who has ever shopped for one knows this.  Old or new, they are a pretty penny but truthfully, worth the investment.  I never really realized how much my apartment would be transformed with the right size and amount of rugs around the floors.  While of course they're a practical way to keep the floors clean and interesting, they add a great pop of, drum roll please, color. Here are the four new (affordable) rugs in my apartment that I am loving.

Chroma CB22 Tribal Tree Of Paradise Medallion Rug (7'10"x11) $321

This rug fit my living room to a T.  And while I was a bit hesitant about getting a pink rug, I could not be more happy with my decision. The pink tones are just subtle enough and are balanced out well with the reds and blues. It's incredibly versatile and a great alternative to some of the price Turkish rugs I've seen in the past. It also compliments this navy Moroccan pouf that I have and love. (Similar here & here.)

Bavoda Moroccan Diamond Pole Rug (Runner) $99

This. Runner. I want to make it very clear that I don't typically gravitate toward pinks and purples but this runner was the absolutely welcome exception to my rule.  Featured here in this Instagram I just posted, you can see the colors are more and lavender and more subtle then in the photo below. I love it and it's the perfect size for a hallway or entryway.

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Berber Moroccan Diamond SM18 Rug (3'x5') $69

For my kitchen sink area, I knew that I needed to get something that was on the darker side. Between cooking at the stove and unloading the dishes, there’s a lot of potential for stains to show up on a rug. I love the large, more modern print on this rug and the other color options are equally as fun. The best part, this rug is less than $70. Win.

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Tuscan Fading Printed Medallion Rug (5'x8') $192

I absolutely love navy and orange together so this rug immediately caught my eye. The pale robin egg blue coupled with the subtle tones of yellow were perfect for under my dining room table. The rug lays slightly under my console (pictured below) that has two large navy garden stools and ginger jars to compliment it. I also added the luxe Hermés lacquer tray from The Kellogg Collection to tie it all together.

A special thanks to my friends over at Rugs USA for providing my home with these beautiful rugs. While this post was done in collaboration, as always, all of my selections and opinions are my own. Where's your go-to rug shop? Do you buy new or vintage? 

Either way, happy hunting! 

Whimsical Decor I'm Loving Right Now

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It's no secret that I have an affinity for colorful, and sometimes pretty cooky things. I'm no stranger to neon signs, or wearing clementines as necklaces. So when I decorate, I want it to be anything but plain and simple. Who doesn't want a little FUN now and then? Here are my current favorite cooky decor items. 

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What whimsey do you decorate with?

Photos and products via Waiting On Martha 

Redecorating? Here's Where You Should Shop

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One Kings Lane

What could quite possibly be my favorite furniture/lifestyle store, One Kings Lane never lets me down.  There's something for everyone here and many times, the items are one of a kind and get snagged pretty quickly. Whether you're looking for a tufted floral headboard, a Gray Malin print and yes, even a Birkin, OKL has it all. Their shopping features set them apart from the rest. I personally love the Shop By Style option. 

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CB2

What did we do before CB2? That is the real question. Created in 2000, and formed from Crate and Barrel, CB2 specifically caters to the young and the bold.  The company is my go-to when looking for anything and everything brass. And don't get me started on the infinite acrylic options this store offers.  Last Saturday, I spent a good 2 hours wandering the Georgetown store...

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West Elm

West Elm is an affordable classic that I feel really caters well to couples who are looking to combine their decorating styles for their new place.  It has sleek yet comfortable elements with the perfect blend of masculine and feminine elements.  I personally love the lighting at West Elm, particularly, this Mobile Chandelier and this Glass Flushmount

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Serena & Lily 

I have a theory that we all just really need a fully decorated summer home. Anyone else? Serena & Lily's designs keep that damn dream alive with its whimsical hanging Rattan chairs and blue and white decor elements. P.S. did you catch our latest post on Gray Malin's Bedroom Makeover? Well he teamed up with Serena & Lily and it's adorable. 

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Studio McGee

If you haven't heard about Studio McGee yet, you're truly missing out. I've been a big fan of this husband & wife design duo for years and have loved seeing them work their way to the top. Any really, they have worked and it's paid off.  Now they're more than just literally the most sought-after design studio, they have a SHOP

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Watercolor Floral Pillow / Nina Tapered Lamp / Batik Bench / Florence Sketch / Gold Bookends

Lulu & Georgia

As best described on the Lulu & Georgia site, "Lulu & Georgia is for the next generation of trend-seekers. It's for the modern woman: the 9-5er, the housewife, the artist, the executive, and the one who's all four. Glamorous, bohemian chic, vintage eclectic or cutting edge, Lulu & Georgia offers a bit of shine for every personality." I personally love the price points at Lulu & Georgia and the well curated selection of interior decor. It's a must when looking for the latest and greatest designs. 

Another great resource I use is Furniture.com which is a great resource and online directory for local furniture deals and sale events!

Where do you like to shop for your decorating needs? 
Let me know! I'm working on a fun master list!

Gray Malin's Banana Leaf Bedroom Makeover

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So it's really no secret here, we're big big big fans of Gray Malin here at Libby Living Colorfully. 
Whether it's lining our bedroom walls with his breathtaking beach photography, watching his adorable and sunshine-y Snapchats, or overall, his personal design aesthetic, we really can't get enough of all things Gray. 


Clearly, his banana leaf print bedroom makes the cut once again. Recently, Gray and his hub underwent a little design update to their bedroom to achieve that "serene coastal cabana vibe." Mission accomplished.  
 

Let's talk more about this banana leaf headboard situation shall we? While Gray's canopy is truly one of a kind, we found this adorable alternative on Etsy for just $350. Yes please.  

Interested in where to find some of these great bedroom pieces? 
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Gray Malin Artwork: Left of Bed: The Swimming Pool /White Frame/ 24” x 36”, Right of Bed: Poipu Beach Vertical /White Frame/ 24” x 36”, Above Large Dresser: The Den/Custom Frame/32” x 48” and Next to Plant: Montauk, Point Beach Vertical /White Frame/36” x 54”

Check out the full post on Gray's blog with more before and after photos! 

Design Crush: Lilly Bunn Interiors

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Crisp, fresh, fun, & playful come to mind when looking at Lilly Bunn's interior design work.  Lilly describes her firm's style as "Interiors that are high in style but not in pretense. All projects are meticulously curated and expertly built by the best tradespeople in New York."

Lilly's work has been featured in Vogue, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Elle, Elle Decor, Veranda and Lonny. And for good reason! 

Love the decor in these designs? Make sure to check out my SHOP DECOR page on the top of the blog for more amazing products! 

Living Better with Living Threads

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I’ve made it my mission to start to become a more conscientious consumer. Whether it’s wearing chemical-free deodorant or buying ethical, pasture-raised eggs, I’m slowly but surely learning more each day about the little things we can do as consumers to make a difference.  While I’ve always been aware and skeptical of the social and economic (damage) impact of purchasing “disposable” clothing and home goods, I’m just as guilty as the next gal at H&M.  Countless articles and documentaries have exposed the dangerous outcomes of low consumer prices and the strain and dangers it imposes on those overseas making these items.  Most notably, would be the awful treatment and work conditions of those who work in the textile industry. 

Sometimes with awareness, comes frustration.  I know I’m often torn with possessing this knowledge as a consumer, and not knowing where to go with it.  Then I met Amanda Zehner, founder and owner of Living Threads, a company dedicated to bridging artisans and sustainable markets around the world.  Essentially, Living Threads helps to empower artisans they work with by providing a reliable income while in turn, producing amazing quality woven goods to their consumers. Living Threads directly supports the artisans: allowing them to provide for their families while also supporting ancient traditions. 

What I found most incredible were the colors and the vibrancy of the fabrics.  Many of the threads are dyed with plants, vegetables, and fruits.  The table runners and napkins are one of a kind and are handwoven on traditional Mayan back-strap looms in Guatemala.

Here are some of my favorite items from Living Threads

Lyn Placemats from Nicaragua
Kus Napkins from Guatemala
Zuru Throw Blanket
Root Brush from Mexico
La Basico Striped Pillowcase from Guatemala

Make sure to stop by Living Threads in Reston or shop the store online and check out their Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook 
 

Design Crush: Black Lacquer Design

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Meet our newest design crush, Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design.  Caitlin's talented eye for mixing color and texture in her designs are showcase in every room she touches.  We're loving the bold-color cabinetry and use of statement pieces. I mean, can we talk about this floor lamp
Check out more of Black Lacquer Design's below!

For more design inspiration, check out Black Lacquer Design on Instagram and Facebook.
 

15 Best Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

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In no particular order, here some of my favorite interior designers to follow on Instagram!
Scrolling through their feeds is always a great way to find design inspiration. 
Click on the photos or names to see their accounts!
Who are your favs?

1. Orlando Soria

As always make sure to follow these amazing designers on their social media channels and don't forget to follow Libby Living Colorfully on FacebookPinterestTwitter,  & Instagram 

 

 

The White and Pink Kitchen of Our Dreams

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Laura Burleson Interiors has long been one of our favorite luxury design firms.  Laura's ability to place unexpected pops of color to a crisp, white space make for a memorable room.  This kitchen is no exception. As Decorpad notes, "This white and gold kitchen features white cabinets adorned with long gold pulls paired with Silestone quartz countertops and backsplash that looks like white marble. A white French kitchen hood accented with brass trim stands over a swing arm pot filler and a white and gold French range, La Cornue CornuFe Range. This gourmet kitchen boasts two large center islands illuminated by Darlana 6 Light Lanterns painted hot pink." 

Absolute perfection. 

Check out more of Laura Burleson Interiors on their website and Instagram
Photographer: Alyssa Rosenheck

Libby Living Colorfully Facebook Page Launched!

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Hey everyone! Today I launched the Libby Living Colorfully Facebook page.
Make sure to check it out, and LIKE the page! 
Don't forget to add me on Instagram and Twitter too! 

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Palm Beach Inspired Home Tour

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We'll let the photos do the talking here..

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Interested in seeing more of Kristen Tola Hettich's home? Make sure to check out Apartment Therapy for the full tour and interview! 

Photographer: Bethany Nauert