Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When a Friend Decorates

When a Friend Decorates series continues with one of my favorite bloggers, Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips! Through blogging, Elizabeth and I have become friends. She has a discerning eye that allows her to edit the details of her home wisely, thus creating a beautiful home.

What I love most about Elizabeth's formal living room is how she mixes pieces together to create harmony and intrigue. She combines silk and velvet pillows with the jute rug under the Moyer cow hide rug to perfection. She tosses in scene-stealing floor lamps, but then grounds them with an antique settee so that each play off of one another. She created a feeling of comfort with symmetry. Lovely space!
No ho hum, been there, seen that kind of floor lamps for Pretty Pink Tulips residence.  
I love how she left the gift tag on her orchid. A beautiful touch that says a lot about how she not only values the gift, but the meaning behind the gesture. The gold bamboo tray is perfection!
I always think good design should "suggest" things to do, and this seating vignette does just that....sit, relax, enjoy my home and take a look at Preston Bailey's book.
I can't rave about Elizabeth or her home enough, both are beautiful! Do you find yourself gravitating towards symmetry when decorating a room? Did you notice how she skillfully created a neutral space but then added punches of color? Thanks Elizabeth for sharing your home!

Send me an e-mail if you'd like me to feature your space in a post on When A Friend Decorates!

17 comments:

Debby said...

Elizabeth's home is as pretty as she is! I am swooning over her monogrammed pillows! Love her, (and you), totally wishing I lived closer so I could hang out w/ you both! xo

The enchanted home said...

Love the mix, elegant meets fresh and fun and inviting. No wonder I like her so much, that is also one of my favorite books, I drool over each and every page even after going through it sooo many times, and I have that very same gold bamboo tray which I used on my bar in the old house, its a great tray and Elizabeth most certainly has beautiful refined taste!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Well, this is certainly a lovely post to wake up to!!! Thank you, Lisa, for all your kind words....this is the one room in my home where I indulge in my love of pink.

I'm honored you included me in your series!!!
Happy day, darling friend!

xoxo Elizabeth

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This is so elegant w/out being boring. I really like the textures and colors here. It's beautiful!

Have a wonderful day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The Zhush said...

Those lamps are tdf! Elizabeth's great sense of style can be seen in every lovely detail here!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

All of her pieces are beautiful but those lamps are beyond fabulous!

Decor Arts Now said...

Love Elizabeth. And so fun to see her home!

Lili said...

Such a glam but cozy living room! so lovely just like Elizabeth!

Splendid Market said...

This is a great room to study. I love how she managed to incorporate the pink, or rose. It is pretty and but not frilly, beautiful against the gray {green?} walls.

The Buzz Blog said...

What's not to love about Elizabeth! The textures in this room are so well done, from the cowhide to the silks and velvets. Such fun to have a glimpse into PPT's home and can't wait to get together tonight!
xxoo

Kathysue said...

I don't believe I have seen Elizabeth's living room before. It is as stunning as she is. I think this totally reflects the elegant, fun and inviting personality that she has. Love the touches of PINK!!! Now that is a color I would have expected in her living room!!! Pinkalicious,
xo Kathysue

designchic said...

Love Elizabeth and her beautiful home. As a symmetry fan, this room is perfection, and the lamps...amazing!!

Alexandra Rae said...

Beautiful. She certainly does have a great eye. I love her color palette and those LAMPS!

Victoria said...

Elizabeth's space is just lovely, welcoming and unique...a rare combination.
Best...Victoria

Anonymous said...

the most chic baby room you can imagine is my nephew's, Henry Jude .... you really could feature it, if your readers have any interest in that direction

gjazaks@earthlink.net

Judy

quintessence said...

Love Elizabeth and getting an inside peek into her beautiful home. Love the combo of the fabulous lamps with the antique couch - she's got a great eye!

eddieross said...

We love Elizabeth!! Her home is such a reflection of the taste-maker that she is. The bamboo tray is so chic, and topped with that pink orchid, book, and tray it is just so gorgeous, so Elizabeth! Love it all!
xo E + J

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