6.24.2010

sum up your style in one photo.. it ain't for sissy's

Challenge; to cross-examine, demand, direct, enjoin, examine, give the third degree, go over, grill, hit, hunt for, inquire, institute, interrogate, investigate, needle, pick one's brains, pop the question, pry into, pump, put the screws to, put through the wringer, query, quiz, request, roast, sweat.

I've accepted the challenge.

Easy enough....quite possibly; but when it comes to design, nope not at all.



something old, something new, something borrowed something blue

  • a modern twist on traditional wallpaper
  • mixture of textures & patterns
  • white linens
  • a dash of mid-century modern
  • simple art
  • gorgeous moldings
  • gilded wood frames for a touch of glam
  • fireplace for some Victorian romance

  • The uber fabulous Ally of the equally fabulous blog "From the Left Bank to the West Coast to the Deep South" announced her -

    What’s Your Style in One Picture Challenge III

    This simple question of summing up your 'style' in one photo sounded like a quick, if not simple task. After 387 ridiculous photos later (or so it seemed), I still found it crippling to find just
    1. But I gave it my all. I guess that's why I've moved plenty & have owned so many homes. I have more personalities than Showtime's Tara Gregson (United States of Tara). With each new home it allows me to change design personalities. Unlike Tara however, I don't have the pleasure of sharing my boudoir with Mr. John Corbett; all 6 ft. 5" of himmmmmm.

    I encourage you to take Ally's challenge and sum up your style in one, just one photo. I'll be waiting x

    {go forth & live responsibly}
    know who you are

    photo credit - 1st-option.com


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    32 comments:

    annechovie said...

    Love your style, Deb! This is a challenging task, for sure. Have a great weekend. xo

    SPLENDEROSA said...

    Deb, I love this room. Love it for it's whimsy, for it's beauty, style & comfort. Now seriously. Forget real estate, forget decorating. YOU need to be a professional writer. You can do it! You are so funny but also impossible to resist. That's a really good thing. xx's

    Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

    It's a great style and room great mix of contemporary and classic .
    you did amazing:)

    lisa golightly said...

    Yes, and in your case especially, good taste runs much deeper than the tip of the tongue ... it's to the bone !
    LOVELY room you picked out ... I wouldn't expect anything less from you !

    Privet and Holly said...

    I would love to take this challenge if I was at home and had time to surf the web or go through my magazines! What a fun concept : ) I love the room that you have spotlighted, here, as it incorporates many of the things that I love, as well.....
    xx Suzanne

    red ticking said...

    yippee... you took the plunge as i did... not easy is it? but i love that we can focus and encourage one another ... your is lovely... have a wonderful weekend sweetie xx pam

    FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

    Ha, Deb! You slay me. :D Can I borrow your first paragraph for the next challenge?! It is so perfect to describe it - or any other form of torture! So glad to see you participating and of course, I love the room. That wallpaper is really calling to me and all the gold makes the room so luxurious. After this you should do nothing but kick your feet up and enjoy the weekend! xoxo, Ally

    My Dog-Eared Pages said...

    Deb is the best writer, indeed!! I'm going to hop-on the challenge. I must look through folders and books and magazines with dog-eared pages. I think I might land somewhere between Scheerer and Hadley!! ox

    Jacqueline said...

    Gorgeous, Deb, gorgeous.... I love your style. You could replicate that room in the US or Scotland !!
    .... and, thanks so much for putting my giveaway on your sidebar. You are a wonderful friend....kind, and supportive. Thank you so much.
    Have a great weekend.... I will be watching Wimbledon and the World Cup. XXXX

    Style Attic said...

    I'm out of town, but now my mind is in deep thought on what I would choose...your highlights are all great and I'm agreeing with them all!

    mise said...

    Oh I'm still adrift in this challenge and no further forward - it's just as difficult as you describe. Your chosen room is lovely and intricate.

    Averill said...

    I love your choice, Deb -- it's perfectly you!

    And I agree...this was a tough challenge!

    goodniteirene said...

    this is perfect. this challenge is monumental....i'll be working on mine all weekend...
    happy weekend to you love!!

    Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

    Fab taste Deb...adore the choice, I agree that traditional wallpaper can be applied in a contemporary style!
    Wonderful weekend~
    xo*

    Kellie Collis said...

    Stunning style! Have a lovely weekend! x

    Francine Gardner said...

    Love your pic...i would agonize to find the one image that reflects my style and my personality..my hats to you!! i guess that is why I so enjoyed designing the space for Tara last fall for the Met home Showtime showhouse...Hope you are enjoying your week end
    xoxo Francine

    Terry said...

    Thanks for the visit Ms. D-T, mighty "wawm" here in Atlanta. It makes us southerners shift our metabolism into summer mode. Ms. Ally herself of FTLB was with us on the tour.

    ParisBreakfasts said...

    Interesting that you picked a bedroom...
    very loverly indeed..
    I might have to choose a kitchen...a pastry kitchen to be exact..preferably someone elses.

    winnibriggs said...

    Just popped by to say thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I am really looking forward to the meeting, and it is a shame that some of the great people I have met are so far away. We will take photos though and share our experience. love your choice of picture it does seem to capture your style.
    Jenny

    the paris apartment said...

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the details and think you nailed it! The wallpaper is gorgeous!

    Acanthus and Acorn said...

    What a challenge indeed! The image you chose is a stunner!!!

    Barbara said...

    You chose a lovely photo, Deb. This is a really difficult challenge, actually. I am very happy with my redo ( a sure sign of which is not changing things around much since I had it done)but then I love looking at shabby chic too. Hmmmm.

    Julie@beingRUBY said...

    HI Deb
    Love your room choice... love those gilded mirrors and particularly love your colour palette.. Gee I would struggle I think to choose just one room.. maybe have to think about it, although right now packing boxes would sum it up perfectly!!!

    Take care dear Deb and thanks for all your support xxx Julie

    Heavenly Housewife said...

    I love your choice, there is something very Gustav Klimt-ish about it too. This doesn't sound like it was an easy challenge. I wonder what i would have picked...
    *kisses* HH

    Cashon&Co said...

    i like your style~~~!!! this is yummy!
    those mirrors are killer! this is a neat concept/challenge. i think i may have to partake. hmmmmmm....i can see how you would go through a lot of pics. kinda hard to nail down in one !?

    French Basketeer said...

    How to choose!? I'm with you, lovin' the white linens, texture, symmetry of the mirrors....this pic is a credit to your sophisticated style....lovely!

    Bekah Mae said...

    Gasp! That photograph is beautiful...I have to say that the designer has a brilliant use of color. I'm very impressed.

    Renee Finberg said...

    sum up MY style in one picture????

    i would have to have at least two.
    one for me
    and one for my EVIL TWIN.

    xxxx

    DesignTies said...

    The crown moulding and the fireplace are great. And the wallpaper is cool. Love the hits of purpley-blue in the wallpaper & cushions & artwork :-)

    Kelly

    North of 25A said...

    Great room, but I don't think I could do it... Too much of a chicken!

    bunny, The Paris House said...

    Hi Deb, I love your selection. The room is just perfect! I always prefer my rooms to be a mix of antique with modern touches, be it the vases, a cool rug, funky chair...put I always need a mix. I never like sets or anything that looks like it all came from the same catalog/store. I'm all about wallcoverings now. We just painted antique chairs from the 1700's in red high gloss paint and I am over-the-moon happy with the outcome, they sit near walls covered in historic wallpaper with leopard fabric on the chairs and a modern lacquer table and of course gold mirrors. A complete mix which is really art when its all said and done.
    This was so much fun!! :)
    xoxo
    Bunny

    a perfect gray said...

    stunning room, gal. we would expect no less of you...