We’ll admit that Chanel went a little over the top with the Spring 2010 RTW collection, showcasing an assortment of barn-inspired ensembles (notice the hay in the background) featuring basket weave, poppy prints and wooden clogs. But it was fun and flirty, and we couldn’t deny its similarities to the images of the quilt collection we featured in our July issue (photography by Nancy Nolan; full story available at athomearkansas.com/article/history-pieces). What do you think? Did Chanel take it too far?
Historic, meet happy.
Benjamin Moore’s Golden Honey creates a seamless backdrop for the dining room and foyer in this Georgian-style home featured in our May issue. The happy hue sets the stage for the homeowners’ antique furnishings and colorful textiles. And what about those stunning but sweet Robert Allen silk draperies? Aren’t they delicious!?
Coming home every day to a home filled with sunshine? Sign us up! Much like Chanel’s Resort 2011 collection, which took place outdoors in Saint-Tropez, these rooms simply make us smile.
This master bedroom in our current issue cover story is just as it should be: soft and serene, with a nook carved out for the Mrs. to lounge, read and relax. Designer Jim Howard of James Michael Howard, Inc. chose Benjamin Moore’s Cargo Pants for the walls and a chaise lounge from Patina. From Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection, an understated color palette of ivory silk evokes the same sort of casual meets couture feel.
Photography by Nancy Nolan / Style.com