My apologies for the lack of creative post title, but it expresses exactly what I want to talk about.  I absolutely love when walls/trim/cabinetry are painting the same paint color, preferably in a high gloss!  Now this isn’t for the faint of heart, and it sure helps if you have very strong architectural “bones” to begin with.  The first designer that comes to mind that does this frequently is Miles Redd, the second is Katie Ridder – probably because I’m obsessed with her use of turquoise.

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A fabulous room by Miles Redd.

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Above two rooms by Katie Ridder.


Not sure who designed this room but the black walls don’t seem so imposing when you through in a dash of pink!

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If lighter colors make you more comfortable, the above two images show more pastel hues.  I especially like the soft pink room because I have  feeling everyone’s complexion just glows in this space much like in candlelight.

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I also like warm whites or putty tones in spaces of architectural perfection.  The perfect way to highlight beautiful paneling, like in this Dining Room above by Munger Interiors.  


And then there’s everybody’s “Dream Paris Apartment” look.  Herringbone wood floors and white paneling with intricate detail is something you just can’t fake very well.  Le Sigh.  So would you do it, could you commit to one paint color everywhere?  I sure could!

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{Navy at Memorial Antiques & Interiors}

I’m so excited to share photos of “Navy,” the booth I share with Designer BFF Meg Lonergan or LeSueur Interiors.  Our booth is small but mighty located in the main building of Houston’s VERY BEST Antique Source, Memorial Antiques & Interiors.   I have absolutely loved shopping for and merchandising this space.   We have one of a kind pillows, furniture, accessories and original art from New Orleans Artists Alexis Walter and Ashton Shaw Despot.  Meg and I are both rug obsessed so of course we had to have a few fabulous rug finds in the space.  We also have tons of gallery wall art options!  Here are a few pictures, but if you are in Houston please come check us out in person (and the rest of the fabulous store).

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Memorial Antiques & Interiors

8719 Katy Freeway

Houston, Texas 77024

10-6pm Monday – Saturday

1-5pm Sunday

Pots & Patios on my Brain

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Jul 24, 2013 | No Comments | Category: Uncategorized


I absolutely have patios on my mind.  Between the deck I need to decorate for myself and an outdoor space for a client, I can’t stop thinking about decorating for the outdoors.   I am specifically looking for great pots right now!  The more patina, the better!  Here are some of my favorite pot/patio combinations…







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