November 17, 2010

Emily Shares Her Favorite Things


Good morning Lovelies!  Here's a mid-week treat for you all.  Interior designer Emily Clark is visiting today to share her 5 favorite things in her home.  Yes, I'll wait while you do the happy dance.  In fact, I'll do one with you.  Because seriously, who doesn't love Emily?!  I met her at the taping of The Nate Show in NYC (along with so many other fabulous bloggers), and let me just tell you that she is even more beautiful in person and is a true southern sweetheart.  Her blog is easily one of my favorite daily reads.  And did you catch her husband's post last week when he hi-jacked her blog?  What a charmer! 

Emily's favorites list showcases how great she is at finding a deal and making it work perfectly in one's home.  I could go on, but I'll just let you all see for yourselves.


Thanks to Chassity for inviting me to share my "5 favorite things." It's a good chance for me to stop and think about what I actually like about my home, rather than picking it apart as I'm often guilty of doing. . . So, here goes.

1. My kelly green campaign dresser. I'm a huge fan of painted furniture and an even bigger fan of great deals. I found this piece for $40 and immediately changed it from gray to green. It provides alot of much needed storage in my home office.


2.  The navy chain-link rug in our family room.  Patience pays off.  I had my eye on this Pottery Barn rug for at least a year.  It eventually found it's way to the outlet store, where I was able to catch it on sale at an even deeper discount.  I love the big pattern that it brings into our room.


3.  My kids' artwork.  I love the way their creations looked framed and lining our downstairs hallway.  Best of all, they're so proud when one of their masterpieces makes the wall!


4.  Our striped wall.  It was a labor of love, but I wanted horizontal stripes and I got them.  I love the visual interest it brings to a once boring beige area in our kitchen.


5.  And, finally--our bookcases.  I bought these off of Craigslist for $20 each and gave them a big makeover.  I think bookcases make a room feel cozy and are a great way to display family momentos.  I am constantly rearranging them but I enjoy the challenge.

Thank you so much to Emily for sharing her favorites with us today.  Aren't they all beautiful?  I, too, am always rearranging items in my home.  Be sure to check out Emily's blog if you haven't already.

11 comments:

kklingel31@yahoo.com said...

I love her taste! Best of all, I very much appreciate good interior design with getting great deals and being creative. I think it's easy to have style and good design in a home when you buy things you see done for you. She really thinks outside of the box and comes up with great looks, and wow hardly spent money on them! Amazing work. I loved this post.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It just goes to show you that great design doesn't need to be expensive. The rug in the living room is my favorite.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love Emily's style and how she gives new life to old pieces- the kelly green campaign dresser is fantastic! Her living room is especially gorgeous and love the kids' artwork!

Michaela said...

Ah! I just love Emily's style and her sweet personality. That green dresser caught my eye the second she showed it to us on her blog. Amazing transformation! It's in my inspiration folder (:

Brooke said...

What a beautiful home! I especially like the striped wall.

traci zeller designs said...

I adore Emily! She's so sweet and she has an amazing eye!!!

Val said...

Truly gorgeous.

SHERRY HART said...

I love Emily's blog...she can stretch a dollar like no one. And very talented too!!!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Great list -- I never tire of seeing Emily's home!

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

I love her bog! She has great taste and I'll have to add of my favorite things of her's is her upstair's table with the double mirrors hung on top of each other to add more drama.
Thanks!
Maureen

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Love this series.....:)))Emily has great taste and I have loved her kelly green piece for soo long! :))))