Dallas Architecture Forum: Turtle Creek Pump House

On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of attending the Dallas Architecture Forum‘s 365 Modern Living house tour series at the Turtle Creek Pump House.  It was a fantastic evening in an inspiring location.  The Pump House was originally the source of drinking water for Highland Park until the mid 1900s.  It was brought back to life by Cunningham Architects and interior designer, Emily Summers.

The renovation team paid close attention to maintaining the original character of this historic building, while creating a space for the clients’ private art gallery.  The original waterworks plant machinery were preserved and stand as their own works of art.  My personal favorite was the pump pictured above which was surrounded in glass.

The exterior gardens appealed to the same aesthetics as the interiors and echoed the water theme throughout.  I could have spent hours in the courtyard of pavers and grass, well, only if the heat had backed off a little bit.  Thanks to the Dallas Architecture Forum for such a wonderful evening!


That Lamp

A friend was shopping for lamps recently and asked about the one we used in the Red Hawk Master Bedroom.  The lamp is from Arteriors and is one of my favorites.  It was a wonderful way to add just the right amount of color to this mostly neutral room.


Topher Aqua Irregular Banded Glass Lamp :: Arteriors


If you are a fan of this lamp, then you just might enjoy the lamps below as well.


Sonia Soft Cyan Blown Glass Lamp :: Arteriors


Regina Andrew Lighting Aqua Glass Ripple Lamp :: Layla Grace


Candace Turquoise Table Lamp :: Emporium Home


Jamie Young Lighting Table Lamp Base Gourd Aqua :: Layla Grace


Paulette Lamp in Aqua Cased Glass :: Shop|ten|25


Ely Aqua Glass Lamp :: Shop|ten|25


Have you come across any colorful lamps lately that you are loving?

Four Links on a Friday

I thought I would share four links to love this weekend.  Enjoy!

1.  Barbara Barry’s new book is exquisite.

2. Have you seen West Elm’s new Market line?  So many fun items and just in time for the holiday gift giving season!

3.  I’m having a hard time deciding on my favorite detail in this beautiful kitchen.  Too many to choose from!

4.  The perfect fall market centerpiece.

Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to enter our giveaway by today!!

Welcome to Your Week {10}

The weekend flew by a little too fast for me and I’m not sure if I’m ready for it to be Monday again.  Hoping a little inspiration can get me going today!  Loving these front doors and the view from the inside of this home from Redmond Aldrich Design.

The nail head and color of the bedroom doors in this home are also making this Monday not seem so bad.  Oh, and how much do you love those chairs?  Wishing you all a week full of inspiration!

Last Hurrah

For our last trip pre-baby we were able to sneak away with our friends to Carmel and San Francisco for a long weekend in the Fall.  If you are planning a trip there, here are a few highlights and favorites that you might want to check out .

We stayed at the Hotel Drisco in San Francisco and this was the view from our room.  Fabulous little boutique hotel with the best breakfast to start our day of sightseeing!

The exterior of the hotel is just as lovely as the interior!

We had the most delicious seafood at Scoma’s Sausalito.  My choices were a bit limited due to the pregnancy, but it makes for a great reason to go back!  The sunset looking back across the bay alone is worth the trip.

A major highlight of the trip in my book was visiting the Kerry Vander Meer exhibit and bringing home this beautiful piece for our home.

Great shopping at Nest in San Francisco and to die for macaroons at the most charming pastry shop, Miette.

We spent the majority of the weekend in Carmel relaxing, shopping, and enjoying these sunsets on the beach each night.

La Bicyclette restaurant in Carmel is perfect really any time of day.  We had a wonderful late dinner here as well as a beautiful brunch.  I highly recommend.

We discovered Pastries and Petals our last morning of the trip, and I think between all four of us we tried just about everything on the menu.  These little pull-a-parts were incredible!

We finished out our trip with a meandering drive along Big Sur before heading back to Dallas. Wish I could have brought a few of those views home with me!

Dreaming of Charleston

One of my great loves is travel, but at the current moment I’m 38 weeks pregnant and in no condition to be globetrotting.  These pictures from our family trip to Charleston last summer are the next best thing right now.  We stayed on the beach in the Isle of Palms and it is beyond beautiful.

Historic details hold so much inspiration for me and, needless to say, inspiration abounds throughout Charleston.

Gorgeous hydrangeas!

Our favorite Charleston restaurant, Husk.  This place is a must if you are headed to Charleston.

Sis and I, don’t you love her Orla Kiely bag!

The Isle of Palms has the best little breakfast spot called the Sea Biscuit Cafe.  Loved riding our beach cruisers there early in the morning.

Dad and I at Poe’s Tavern.  I love traveling not only for the inspiration that comes from seeing a new place but also for the inspiration that comes from being around the people you cherish most.

Happy travels everyone!  I’d love to hear where you’re headed in 2012.



Within Reach

I love waking up on a Friday and knowing the weekend is within reach!  Hope you have some fabulous plans in store for your days off.  A few things worth mentioning from this week:

-Thinking I may need to add this book to my library.  You know how I love tile!

-Congrats to all of Elle Decor’s 2012 Bloggers’ Favorite Interior Designers!

-A new blog love and some pretty patterns.

Happy Friday!

image via a lady’s findings