Roundup: Emily, Marble & Bertoia


My friend, Emily Howard of Consider the Wildflowers, recently shared a FANTASTIC article on Darling Magazine. As a self-made entrepreneur, she's sharing her best lessons learned. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed her insight! This gal is a true creative with a solid business mind, and I admire her perseverance and desire to share with others.


I recently discovered Arent & Pyke, a fantastic Australian design firm, and cannot get over their Pavilion House project. Lately, I am obsessed with 'cookies & cream' marble, and this is definitely my favorite execution of the finish. The bookmatched backsplash is an insanely gorgeous detail, and the hammered brass pendants polish the monochromatic kitchen finishes. JUST STUNNING.

This space is a close runner up...


If you've spent more than 10 minutes with me, you've probably heard me ramble on about various pieces of furniture. I'm an unashamed furniture NERD. Out of them all, though, the Bertoia collection for Knoll is easily my favorite. About 2.5 years ago, I found two mint-condition Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chairs – complete with the original (and now discontinued!) Knoll upholstery. I purchased them from a retired dealer, and they had been protected in storage since the 50's. Yesterday, I was browsing through an Atlanta antique store when I suddenly looked up and stopped dead in my tracks. THERE THEY ARE! A full-set of 6 dining/side chairs in the exact same finish as my lounge versions! These chairs aren't in the same mint-condition, but I plan to continue using them outdoors anyways. I'll just quickly refinish them with a new coat of satin black Rustoleum, and we're good to go!