Real Life Home No.4

• 23 February 2011

Funny story about today's feature...I spotted Emily's gorgeous interior shots on the front page of Etsy and immediately fell under a spell of interior envy. When I read that she is an attorney-by-day and not a professional designer, I was in even more awe. Isn't her home inspirational? So, anyway, I emailed Emily to present the idea of her Dallas home featured in the "Real Life Home" series and it turns out she is staying in La Maisonnette this Spring (my husband handles all bookings so I was not in-the-know). Can you believe what a small world it is? The two of us are dying over this random connection.

If you're curious how to achieve Emily's look, Etsy did a fabulous roundup, which you can view here. I wish they dissected more interior spaces like this more often. Super helpful!!

For those of you just tuning in, this series showcases living spaces decorated by people like you and me--people who are not formally trained in design...who mix new finds with antiques and secondhand pieces from Craigslist (or the like). People who have figured out, on their own, what looks and feels good in their living space.

Pretty little sculpture--the perfect piece for her mantle. It can be trick to find just the right thing for one's mantle, and Emily nailed it! Also, I love the idea of dressing up what would otherwise be a blank wall, with a simple chair and hanging fabric. A budget-friendly decorating idea that looks upscale.

I would never want to leave my bedroom if it was as cozy and cute as this one. I'm not even sure where to begin here...

Wall vignettes that speak volumes despite being on the petite side. Also, are you rethinking dark walls like I am?

Love the mix of old and new, the natural light, those gorgeous built-in shelves, the doorstop, and Mr. Napoleon himself. That's it...I'm ready to move in!

More "Real Life Homes" here: No.1 / No.2 / No.3

all images by Emily McCall


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