I heard a rumor that a large number of bloggers are writing posts on you and your work today and I just had to join in! Your style has inspired me tremendously and I was thrilled, but not surprised, when I learned about your upcoming show. Perhaps you'll invite me and some of my friends to be in your audience in the fall...and then they can finally stop being mad at me.
Remember when Oprah hosted the 'Knock, Knock It's Nate Contest' a few years ago? Well I was one of the semi-finalists, and though it was wonderful to be mentioned in 'O at Home', my home did not end up being one of the three you visited. My friends had seriously counted on my coming through for them and winning. They all had plans on how they would just "happen to stop by" the day you came to my house and that is all they could talk about for weeks as I waited to hear the final news. It was hard to break the bad news to them, but now that you have your own show you can make it up to me.
All the best and I look forward to meeting you soon! Janell
(yeah right...but a girl can ask!)
And now let's get serious, look at these rooms! Each room is grounded by a simple graphic rug. In the room above I adore the mix of elegant seating with the modern light fixture. This arrangement is enhanced by the grouping of art which begins above the center of the sofa but veers to the right, ending with the tall chalkboard on which "God Bless America" is repeated up its height.
What catches my eye in this room is the stunning wall treatment, are those metallic sheets? And here another fabulous Bamboo Chippendale chair, this one upholstered in patched leather, sits at a sawhorse desk. If this room doesn't convince you mixing styles is an okay thing to do, I won't be able to persuade you.
If there ever was a closet for shoe lovers this is it. With everything neatly displayed in plain view and a pair of X Base Benches in brass to sit on, I don't think anyone could feel blue in this room.
Nate's style has a definite masculine edge to it, particularly in the rooms he does for himself, and I like that. Yet his designs are full of warmth, pattern, and bold use of color so that his appeal is wide...and then add in that smile. It is a winning combination!
And, to get back to the regularly scheduled programming, stop by tomorrow to see the progress I've made in covering the lampshades for the Master Bedroom Redesign...they are looking good! And for a chance to win a little bling, stop by here.
p.s. to see a complete list of who is celebrating "nate day" click here!