Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Friend Style Files.... Lizzy: A Study in Turquoise


I'm seeking refuge from the snow-pocalypse today at my friend Lizzie's house.
Since we both have cabin fever, we got on the topic of redecorating her sweet little house. It was decorated when she first moved in 5 years ago, and she's ready for a change.

Here's what we're workin' with.....

 The Boudoir- Currently Asian Inspired

 Other view of the Boudoir with her desk

 Dining Area

 Living Room area with fireplace

 Living Area with sofa....

And here is some inspiration for her....

BTW, if you love turquoise decor and have never visited Erin at House of Turquoise, take a gander immediately.
It's Fabulous!





 Love this mix of pillows.

images via House of Turquoise

Let's Start with the living room....

I would love to see the sofa recovered in a deep navy like this one from 

I would love to add a suite of different pillows to add neutrals with pops of turquoise







Pillows via Etsy.com

And would add a cowhide rug....


For the big chair by her fireplace, I would recover it in this beautiful Schumacher print


And this pretty mirror over the fireplace, for a touch of french
 Wisteria


And one of these pretty coffee tables.....

I love the French Industrial look of this one...



For her dining room, I think Lizzy should paint her table and chairs a gloss black
And recover the cushions in one of these turquoise prints




And I would love to add this Antiqued chandelier from Pottery Barn


And this pretty clock from Wisteria on the wall



Now let's move to the bedroom
One of the biggest things that can be done in a bedroo to transform the look is to change the bed centered elements: Headboard, Bedding, bedside tables, and bedside lamps

Again, Inspiration from House of Turquoise






Lizzy's bedside tables are very similar to the one in this picture, except they're dark wood. 
They would look great painted a gloss white like this

I would make her a simple rectangular headboard covered with a flax linen


She wants her bedding to be more simple.
Love these three options







This bedding from Z Gallerie is super BRIGHT, but I love the Euros in the back that are white and teal.
I would use three of those on her bed


With the pretty blue Cirrus bedding from Anthropologie


And add these throw pillows from Etsy






She has these stools at the end of her bed, that I think would look perfect recovered in one of these pretty fabrics




And of course Lizzy's puppy needs a sweet toile bed like this one from Etsy





Now to the desk area
Her current desk is a dark brown wood
I would paint it a gloss white and add sleek crome or gold handles to it




image via decorpad.com

I also love this light light blue desk with the gold hardware. 
SUPER CHIC




And for a shot of cheeky...


These turquoise foo dogs from Byrd & Bleecker
which is local to Ft. Worth!




4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Ahhh...You have me pegged!!!! You have quite the talent...AMAZING job!! Love it lady!! When can we start this decorating??

Kayleigh said...

Love it! And love Lizzy! I miss you both and think a happy hour date is in our near future, no? Also you should work your magic on my sad, uninspired apartment. It's pretty much a blank canvas.

Erin said...

What a vision!!! I LOVE every one of your ideas here, you have a fabulous eye!

Thank you so much for all the link-love and kind words, I really appreciate it!

mackenziepage said...

Erin,

Thank YOU for the inspiration on your beautiful blog! I can promise that I will be a frequent visitor!

Mackenzie