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Lately…..

A few snapshots of life around here…..

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My favorite thing about spring is spring flowers and how cheerful they make the house feel. I was so pleased to be quoted and to have this photo published over at Country Living (as well as Veranda and Elle Decor)…..

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I’ve also been spending a little time in the kitchen. (Emphasis on the little.) This quinoa and Tuscan kale salad is my favorite lunch these days. (I know. The two most annoying ingredients in the world right now but it’s really good, I promise.) Recipe here.

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When we get the rare lazy Sunday morning at home, challah French toast is a favorite. I like this simple recipe.

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I saw this yesterday and think that may have sealed the deal on Project Laundry Room…..

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I also think it’s time to admit I have a zebra problem…..

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For more daily goings-on, you can follow me on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) or Twitter (@FromTheRightBnk).

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Home for the Holidays Showhouse + FTRB in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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If you follow FTRB on Facebook or Twitter, you have been getting some peeks into the Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse I had the chance to preview last week. The house has been beautifully decked out by some talented designers and really got me in the Christmas spirit. I bet it’ll do the same for you. Here are some of the highlights.

Living Room by Jimmy Stanton, Stanton Home Furnishings:

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Library by William Peace, Peace Design:

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Family Room by Kay Douglass & Dixie Peeples, Kay Douglass Interiors/South of Market:

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Guest Suite by Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors:

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Master Bath by Kelly Wolf Anthony, Wolf Design Group/Anthony Wolf Collection:

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Breakfast Room by Paige Sumblin Schnell & Anna Kay Porch, Tracery Interiors:

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Back Porch by Steve McKenzie, Steve McKenzie’s:

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There is a lot more to see as well as workshops, seminars, a marketplace and a whole host of other events to discover until December 8th. For tickets and all the details, visit the Home for the Holidays website.

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And speaking of showhouses, I’m very happy to share that the porch I designed for the 2013 Inspiration House can be seen in the December issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

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It is part of a feature on the whole house which I can’t believe was almost a year ago already. It’s fun to revisit it after all this time and so nice to have a permanent record of a great project.

Congratulations to all the other designers and a big thanks to AH&L!

(All Holiday House photos by Kate Bayars Photography; my photo of AH&L photos by Erica George Dines)

Side by Side in Rue

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I have something really fun to share with you today! Rue‘s June/July issue came out yesterday and you’ll find me in it alongside Jordan from Oh Happy Day in the Blogger Side by Side feature (on page 38). I don’t think I’ve been illustrated before so I’m getting a big kick out of that – especially since I look so much taller and thinner! Ha!

If you haven’t seen the new issue yet, you can read it here. Thank you, Rue!

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As a blogger, seeing your blog’s name in print is a huge thrill so you can imagine how excited I was to get a mention in the November issue of InStyle!

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It’s an even bigger thrill when they’re as nice as this. Thank you so much, Kate and InStyle! You made my month!

P.S. Clearly I need a better scanner. If anyone has recommendations, please share. I’d love one that is really compact, mainly for scanning magazines.

***Don’t miss the Elce Stockholm Pillows Giveaway open to readers worldwide!***

Sneak Peek of the Kitchen Office + FTRB in Lonny!

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I have a quick sneak peek for you guys today. We have a small office on one side of the kitchen and for some reason it seems to be the place where all the junk ends up. So it was looking like this for a while:

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A hot mess. I couldn’t take it anymore so it was one of the things I tackled over the holidays.

The first thing I did was to get rid of the doors on the upper cabinets. That gave me more display space (which I don’t have much of in the kitchen). That little bulletin board was also getting on my nerves so I tore it out. Then it was just a matter of decluttering and organizing.

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If the art wall looks familiar, it’s because it’s the one from my old office. You may remember I moved my office to the basement. I have different plans for the walls down there so this collection of travel photos and posters needed a new home. If you want to know about the individual pieces, you can find it in this post. I just got the “Tara” sign when I took my parents to visit the Margaret Mitchell House over Christmas. (You know, one of those touristy things you do when you have out-of-town visitors.) I like to have a souvenir of all the cities/countries where I’ve lived and I couldn’t resist the kitsch factor. Interesting side note: Did you know that 2011 is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Gone With the Wind? Or maybe frankly, you don’t give a damn. Hehehe…..

So, shall we take bets on how long it’ll stay this neat?

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And for those of you who weren’t on Twitter or Facebook last night: Yesterday, I dove into the fantastic new issue of Lonny (like I always do the minute it goes live) and I was completely immersed in the very cool home of Angel Dormer, style manager for West Elm, when lo and behold what do I see but this:

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A lot of squealing ensued. I mean a lot. Thank you, Angel and Lonny!

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