Monday, April 29, 2013

Interior Design Alabama Style

There are some people in life

That make you laugh a little louder

Smile a little bigger

And just live a little better

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Designs on Gatsby and the 1920's

Have you ever wanted to live in another era? When would you choose? 
In 1974, when I saw the movie The Great Gatsby
I knew I would have loved the Roaring Twenties!

Just look at the clothes and those cars!

"coz every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man"

Gatsby loved his monogram!

The 2013 version of Gatsby is coming to theaters on May 10th.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" deals with 
the failure of the great American dream.  I hope that
this movie does justice to the Gold Coast and the 
opulent interior design style of the Jazz Age.

One of my favorite scenes in the 1974 movie was Daisy and Gatsby's
beautiful pastel shirts.

They have really "glammed up" Gatsby's closet for the shirt
toss in the new movie!

This was the time of the Roaring Twenties and they did like 
to party on a grand scale!

Catherine Martin, the wife of Baz Luhrmann who is the director of the new
movie, created 42 sets. It took 14 weeks to create Gatsby's mansion.

Gatsby's home was based on Oheka Castle

Daisy's  home was designed after Old Westbury Gardens

Gatsby's bedroom

Daisy's sitting room

I can hardly wait to see more of these incredible sets! 

 I love this cottage that Nick, the movie narrator, rents from 
his cousin Daisy. 

Anyone ready to go to the movies in May?

*If you love spoilers, go here to watch the trailers:

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with me. 
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source: Pinterest, Architectural Digest, ZZ Top,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Where did she go?

I guess some of you thought I fell off the face of the earth!

I am still here and didn't know I wasn't reaching you with my blog posts. I love
all the wonderful things that technology offers us, but when it messes up....

Well this is what happened to my blog!

And this is how I felt!

I thought about doing this!

and I tried to do this, but it was like reading a foreign language!

So I decided I needed HELP!

and I called on the talented Anna Davis. She is the
jewel at Minutes Matter that originally set up
my blog.

So she has me back up and delivering again! 

and where it says Blog archive 
on the right side of my page, you can read the post that 
you missed.

You can also sign up for my monthly design newsletter.

and sign up to receive my blog at 
your e-mail address. So forward it to your friends that 
might enjoy reading it too.

Be sure and post a comment at the bottom. 
I love hearing from YOU!

Sources: Lilly Pulitzer on Facebook, Minutes Matter, Google Images