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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.”

Photo:  David A. Land  

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.

Photo:  Laura Metlzer

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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Libby Living Colorfully Now on Snapchat! (Even with the Insta Update) @libbyras

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So I have to admit, I'm pretty addicted to Snapchat. Not just for snapping my own pics, but to see what everyone else is up to! Some of my favorite Snapchatters are fellow bloggers and creatives (see & follow my favs below).
While I'm a bit indifferent about the new Instagram Snapchat-like update, I have enjoyed seeing and feeling like I know my feed better.  Both Snapchat and now Instagram are giving us the opportunity to see the "normal" side to the perfectly curated lives of those we follow. Although, where are the flower crown filters Insta?

  I would love for the Libby Living Colorfully Snapchat to be filled with fun recipes, food and travel pics, products I'm loving and of course, all things colorful. I love getting recommendations! Who knows, maybe I'll hope on the new Instagram feed as well! 

To follow, simply find me @libbyras or open Snapchat, press down on your screen, and scan my icon below! 

Libby's Favorite Snapchatters


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Who are your favorites to follow on Snapchat? Add me and let me know!

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 

 

 

Apartment Envy - Shannon Smith's DC Home

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Shannon Smith has long been one of my favorite interior designers and bloggers, and since meeting a few weeks ago at the #SpringSocialDC, she's now a friend! Shannon's DC apartment has been something I've admired for years. The mix of bold colors and patterns is exactly up my alley.  Not to mention, our shared love for the orangerie rose print.  While I absolutely adore her current pad, I'm so excited for Shannon's new purchase, a home! I cannot wait to see what you do with it Shannon! 

If you love Shannon's aesthetic as much as I do, make sure to check out her Interior Design Services, her blog, Burlap and Lace, and of course, follow her on Instagram.  You can also find Shannon in this month's issue of HGTV Magazine! Congrats Shannon!

 

Photography: Shannon Smith