Wednesday, November 9, 2011

When a Friend Decorates

This week's When A Friend Decorates is the home of a friend with great style!

I love the zebra print bench in the foyer, functional and chic. The tray keeps the family's shoes organized and in one spot.
I like how she used eight inch wood blocks to spell out her son's name. The space can handle the size and the wood chunks look quite boyish. Great touch!       
The red and cream plaid wool carpeting existed in the room prior to her son's birth. By keeping the rug and working the wenge (dark wood) furniture into the space she pulled off a timeless, handsome room.    
 Such a stylish ceiling fan and light for this little guy!
A partial view of the seating area in the master bedroom. A soothing spot for husband and wife to unwind after a busy day.     
Her little girl's bedroom is so sweet.    
All of the furniture in the daughter's bedroom was my friend's from her city days. She painted the furniture white and placed it in her daughter's space. Resourceful and sentimental.    
I LOVE pom pom trim and find it especially wonderful in a little girl's space. The floor to ceiling window treatments are beautiful.  
The savvy homeowner ordered additional trim when pulling together her daugther's bedroom so that she could use fabric glue to attach it to the lampshade.
Isn't it inspirational and fun to see how people pull together spaces? This former NYC fashion buyer really knows a thing or two about creating stylish spaces that are functional, clutter free and appealing.   

If you have a space that would be great for a When A Friend Decorates post, e-mail your images to me at


pretty pink tulips said...

Lisa, what great little peeks inside your friend's home!!! Love the bench (not an animal print I don't love), the son's room and oh, that pom-pom trim!!!!

I can see that your friend has a great eye for flair and color!

xoxo Elizabeth

The enchanted home said...

Very nice, love that zebra bench, always enjoy seeing a touch of animal print here and there. Have a great afternoon Lisa!

annie said...

I love how she used the existing carpeting and make it look like it was fresh for the looks great with the dark wood and the love the ceiling fan and those block letters. Sweet touches in her daughters room too!

5th and State said...

i love this series lisa and this homes bench and pom poms really caught my eye.
hoping all is splendid with you

The Buzz Blog said...

Love the little seating area and wonder what view they have through that gorgeous window!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Isn't that great when you have a friend who has great taste in design!

The Zhush said...

Great style! I LOVE pom pom trim too and have it all over...big fan!

Ann at PlumSiena said...

I agree- what a fun series!

Can the last installment can be When I Decorate and you take us on a house tour of your latest? (please)

AaReAn said...

Oh what a great idea! I am going to have to gather some images and send them to you!


p.s. come on over and enter my HOBO wallet giveaway!!!

quintessence said...

I love pom pom trim for a little girl as well!! Or even a big one - when I was in college, my mother made my roommate and me adorable matching bedcovers with pom pom trim - too cute!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Both rooms are fantastically sweet without being annoyingly precious! Great decorating job!
*kisses* HH

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Great of my favorites you have shared in this series. Any good sources for pom pom trim? I cannot tell you what a time of it I am having finding the perfect yellow for Maddie's curtain panels.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Love the pop the zebra bench gives to the room. So fun!


The zebra bench is so fresh & fun! Love it!

Cara said...

LOVE the pom poms! Perfect for a little girls room :)

Kind of a MAJOR giveaway on Lilac and Grey today!

Splenderosa said...

Love the zebra bench and shoe idea...and that ceiling fan is wonderful. Love you....

Kathy said...

Love the photos but especially the room where the husband and wife can relax. Bet they have a great view.