When the Pantone Color of the Year is a 90’s Victorian nightmare
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by {darlene}

When the Pantone Color of the Year is a 90’s Victorian nightmare

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When I saw the Pantone Colors of 2016 ( more is more. we now have 2 Colors of the year), these are the thoughts that entered my mind:

1.  Oh yes. I painted my Victorian dollhouse those exact colors. A long time ago.

2. The Barbie dream house is finally “in” again. Alleluia.

3. Thomas Kincade, may he rest in peace, would have been TOTALLY psyched.

Friends. Shall I confess? I do not currently plan on using these colors in my home. Especially the blue tone of “Serenity,” which is truly not a fan fave of mine. To me, Serenity, is the epitome of country blue and can only be used successfully by the rare decorating genius, like Angela or Kelly Wearstler. Just being honest.

Then, I silenced the critic and went on a hunt to see if I could even find some beautiful fashion and interior spaces that were based on this combo. And in my snarky, yet humble, opinion, I think I found some winners. Just a few:

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Dear friends. That is all I’ve got for you on this one.

What about you? What do YOU think of the Pantone Colors of 2016??

 

 

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Decorate with Buffalo Check
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by {darlene}

Are you in love with Buffalo check?

I am! I am!

Buffalo Check Studio McGee via @fieldstonehill

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Buffalo Check Miss Mustard Seed via @fieldstonehill

{image via Miss Mustard Seed }

I am over at the Better Homes and Gardens website today, sharing some tips for incorporating Buffalo check into your home, whether you love it a little or love it a lot.

It would mean the world if you would hop over to BHG.com and join me there!

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Also, if you are a fan of glorious pattern, you may have fun over at my My Thing For Bold Patterns Pinterest board!

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Want to use more bold pattern, but think you can’t pull it off??  Well RUN – do not walk – to read this encouragement (How to be more GUTSY with your decorating) and this encouragement (Be that Person). I heart you, and you can TOTALLY pull it off!!!

 

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MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

I am SUPER excited about the new Premium Starter Kit. You are going to LOVE it… unless you hate things that smell heavenly and make you smile. #spaliving #livewithbeauty #wellness #MyHouseSmellsLikeASpa

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ditto worthy house tour :: rich and saturated elegance
Monday, November 2, 2015 by {darlene}

Ditto Worthy House Tour: Rich and Saturated

Happy {ditto} Monday!_peacock

You simply must check out this ditto-worthy home. I am in love!

{This Houston home, which belongs to the Moldawer family, is a stunner. Interior Design by Jan Showers.}

What I would ditto about this overall style:

1. This classy space is rich in color, texture, and gold. Each room has the inclusion of a saturated color pop that is so dreamy.

2. Drapes take center stage in these rooms, and certainly have my attention here. Ceiling to floor, they add the drama and the dressmaker details.

3. The fabrics are gorgeous, with saturated silks and velvets that can’t be ignored.

4.  I love the contrast happening in every room between cool tones and warm tones.

5. A drop of gold enters every room, adding to the richness.

6. Classic, elegant simplicity enters each room, yet every room includes a pop of modern art and color. Right up my alley.

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{images via Elle Decor. Head to Elle Decor to see more images from this stunning home. Photography by Eric Piasecki. Interior Design by Jan Showers.}

What would you ditto??

 

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MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

I am SUPER excited about the new Premium Starter Kit. You are going to LOVE it… unless you hate things that smell heavenly and make you smile. #spaliving #livewithbeauty #wellness

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The Inspired Room Tour (Keeping it Real)
Monday, October 26, 2015 by {darlene}

One of my favorite-est friends in all of blogland is the lovely Melissa Michaels. I actually met her on the day my very first post here at Fieldstone Hill Design went live. We sat together 5 years ago at the Allume conference (formerly called Relevant), and became instant friends. She is a genuine spirit with a heart of gold, and you probably know her already because her blog is wildly popular and award winning: The Inspired Room. Now, she is an author to 2 books, and we will undoubtedly be hearing more and more from this wonderful, encouraging author.

I have, in my hot little hands, an advance copy of The Inspired Room, Melissa’s gorgeous coffee table book with “Simple Ideas to Love the Home You Have.” The first thing that is ‘inspired’ is the cover of this book! It is so very pretty. Which, ya know, is kind of an important feature in a coffee table book.

 

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Along with the book came a fun invitation to share an “Inspired Room” in my own home (and stay tuned! You get to play along too!).

A little secret about me: I don’t really like to read much. Ignoring the fact that I have read Gone with the Wind three times, I NEVER finish a book. Which is why the Coffee table book was meant for me.

Melissa’s book is like a collection of very inspiring yet QUICK reads. The book can easily be digested one cup of coffee at a time. Thank you, Melissa. You are the hands and feet of an angel to this momma with ADD tendencies who happens to love decorating books.

All that to say, I poured over some sections of Melissa’s gorgeous book, and my favorite little sections in the book are those called “Keeping it Real.” In these little snippets, Melissa will share a true story of her own decorating mishaps and stumbles. So in the spirit of keeping it real, I thought I would share 3 pics of beloved rooms in our home… and the real decorating funnies, fails and mishaps that accompanied them:

{Our daughter’s beloved nursery}

Keeping it Real:

The Peruvian costume is held to the wall by duct tape. So are all of the bases of the curtains, so they will stay put.

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

{our family living room}

Keeping it Real:

The cowhide rug covers the spot where I hot-glued two rugs together (yes, I really need to post about that!). The coffee table books are strategically placed to cover huge scratches in our coffee table. And those frames (which are now filled) were empty because of a project I procrastinated on for two whole years.

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{our entry way}

Keeping it Real:

Hiding lots of things here. The chairs have a hideous upholstery of vinyl, which is falling apart (hence, how I got them for $25 for the pair). So, they are currently covered in sheepskin throws. Also, the ottoman in the middle may have THE ugliest fabric known to man, so it is covered in a shawl that I used to enjoy wearing. Now my ottoman wears it. The umbrella stand contains no cute umbrellas: only ugly little purse-sized umbrellas, a few matchbox cars, some trash, and without-a-doubt, some cheese-itz crackers.

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Join Melissa in keeping it real. First of all, I know your home and your coffee table will love you for pre-ordering her book. Be the first one to get your hands on this beauty.

Secondly, I hope you will join all us in sharing our Inspired Rooms! See the pic below and head here for details.

The Inspired Room Tour - Celebrating the Launch of the New Coffee Table Book - The Inspired Room - by New York Times Best Selling Author of Love the Home You Have - Melissa Michaels

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Take daily, bite-size steps toward living in a home you LOVE: Be sure to subscribe to FHD via emailbloglovin, your fave reader, and follow Fieldstone Hill on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook!

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MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

I am SUPER excited about the new Premium Starter Kit. You are going to LOVE it… unless you hate things that smell heavenly and make you smile. #spaliving #livewithbeauty #wellness

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