Design TipsJanuary 3, 2018

Inspired By: Allison Allen’s Home

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m on a quest to complete my house in the next 2 months. So I’m still looking for inspiration for the finishing touches in my spaces and came across this wonderful spread in Southern Living of designer Alison Allen’s home in Atlanta.   I adore the mix of about 80% traditional items with 20% modern touches.  And the use of neutrals in such an interesting way. There is nothing boring about this living room, and yet there isn’t much color beyond the greenery and some blue and white pottery! I want to be here, don’t you???

The texture mix is genius and makes me feel good about keeping my family room completely neutral and yet still layered and interesting!

In contrast, the dining room is a study in bold decision making- combining the classic chinoiserie paper from Schumacher with leopard chairs (this lady must be my long lost sibling with her obvious love of animal print).

The study is a perfect example of classic yet bold with the Hague Blue paint and always impeccable Pierre Frey Toile de Nantes fabric as an accent. LOVE.

Oh and MORE ANIMAL PRINT ** virtual high five, Allison!**

Ok this bedroom makes me want to do spirit fingers I love it so much.  I have wanted this Matouk bedding for my bedroom FOREVAH and it’s making me think I should get it.  Even though Andrew yells at me about white duvets with borders (i.e. un-bleachable) + dirty dogs that sleep in the bed.  The prim and proper bed plus the furry bench and the leopard rug….. die.

And then this baby boy nursery.  Impossibly chic (upholstered walls, you guys!_

Here are some items that really reflect the style of this home (some of them exactly what was used, in fact.)  I’m feeling super inspired by this!

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Images via Southern Living by Hector Sanchez

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