Friday Five

OK, so we're rocking along over here - just one week left in January.  That much closer to Spring, people!  Here are my finds for this week. 

So, for the girl who never wins anything, I was thrilled to learn my design company was voted "Best of Houzz 2015" by the Houzz community for my dining room  and plate hanging tutorial I did several years ago.  So honored to be recognized by such a leader in the industry.  Thank you, Houzz!

Check out this wonderfully styled bookcase!  I adore it. 

I was so taken with the images of this Farrow and Ball wallpaper from the Decorista, I started searching Pinterest for more fabulous wallpapers.  
House and Home

Wallpapers are making a huge comeback at the moment.  Now, my Pinterest board for wallpaper has some AMAZING papers, if you need to grab some inspiration. 

Have you heard about this - Coffee On Demand?! I got a press release in my inbox this week about it, and I thought it was super cool.  So, GE has teamed up with Keurig and just revealed the Cafe' Series Refrigerator.  Most of you know, "water in the door" style refrigerators don't do much for me, but coffee now that's an entirely different matter.  I love the idea of taking back counter top space!  The only negative I see are tiny hands and hot coffee - hopefully they've thought this one through (or at least their lawyers have!)

Read an article in the most recent issue of House Beautiful on three fantastic textile designers and have enjoyed looking at their offerings.  What a fantastic way to get a truly custom look in a room.

Cotton and Quill (Mary Catherine Folmar who's from Birmingham, AL, I might add!)

Josi Severson (Minneapolis based designer with very affordable offerings)

That's what's been on my mind this week.  Hope you have a very relaxing weekend.  M.


  1. Congratulations Mandi!
    Love the beautiful papers and textiles!!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Congratulations Mandi! Can you edit your article on Houzz to show the URL of your current website instead of your old one?

  3. Congratulations on the Houzz honor, Mandi!!! --Cheryl Reitz

  4. Congratulations Mandi! That is awesome! I just joined Houzz or I should say just updated my profile. I forget to do anything with it but am now drinking the koolaide. I love what's been on your mind! all good stuff. especially love Cotton and quill, if you met Mary Katherine you would love them even more! She is a really sweet talented girl!


Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.