Friday Five

Hope you had a wonderful week.  Here are a just a few things I discovered this week. 
I loved reading this article about these wonderfully progressive Southerners who are changing how the South is defined by the rest of the country.  So proud of them all - 50 People Changing the South 
One of my favorites on the list is Laura Brown and Steve Wilson. You must read about their clever company - 21c Museum Hotels.

I did a styling job this week for a client who recently moved into a new house.  Prior to the move, I took measurements of the new house as well as measurements of her current furnishings and made recommendations on where to place her furniture and artwork.  This week one of the rooms I had envisioned was realized!  I just LOVE these super large botanical prints (PS: I snapped these with my iPhone, so they are a bit blurry).

My client tells me she has had these prints for years - ordered them out of the back of a Ladies Home Journal.  Wow, don't you wish those were still available!

Notice how the prints are layered over the chair rail and trim detail below the chair rail.  I love hanging artwork like this.  It's a wonderful look and you should not be afraid to try some layering in your own home. 

This is the opposite wall in the foyer.  The room beyond is the living room and we have yet to tackle that space. 

Here's an angle with a tiny peek into her family room that we styled before Christmas.  Just love that vintage green velvet sofa.  It is in perfect condition!

I really enjoyed seeing this bedroom makeover from Hi SugarPlum.  It's a complete 360 from where she started.  Just love the bold colors to freshen up a space this time of year.

I really want this table I spotted on Philip Mitchell's Instagram feed.  Since it's not a super large table, surely I can find a place to tuck it, right?!  That thing is good to the last drop.
PS: Did you know if you read your Instagram feed through Ink361 you can actually pin the images.  Not sure where I've been, but very excited to learn this.

MaryAnn over at Classic Casual Home did a great post on 8 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid, and I agree with every single one of them, especially number 8.  She also has a wonderful feed on her Instagram account.  Definitely worth following! 

Have a great weekend! M


  1. I am so loving what you are creating in my house Mandi!

  2. Loved reading all 5! Very interesting.


Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.