Blog crush

I have a major blog crush on  I Suwannee, written by blogger favorite Jamie Meares. I'd always admired her chic taste, but when the economy tanked and Jamie was laid off, she took a chance and followed her dream. She opened a store, the much-adored Furbish, and started decorating homes for clients. Wouldn't we all love a chance to follow our dreams? Jamie's story is totally inspiring. When Jamie posted the results of her most recent client project, I knew I HAD to share my favorites with you.

A gorgeous entry doesn't have to be complicated. The wall color is beautiful and offsets the black accents (strap on mirror, planter, bird. Love the feminine curves of the table and floral chandelier. This entry is a lovely mix of feminine and masculine, black and white, traditional and modern.

Jamie hits several of my faves here: worn leather sofa in a beautiful shape, fish-scale pattern (the gray really pops against the other orange pillows), great art, curvy lamps (in a pretty color), and white ceramics.

This I can totally see in our house, and almost all items could be found on a major budget (Jonathan Adler and Tiffany aside).  As usual, Jamie finds a way to bring in a sexy curve, seen here in the top of the mirror (you could find something similar at a thrift store or Home Goods and paint it black). I love love love lucite lamps - Target has some great options (in stores, can't find online), just make sure you get a fabric shade to keep the glam look. The sweet little milk glass vase could be found at a Goodwill, thrift shop, or on etsy. A pretty flower arrangement makes all the difference. And finally, love the bird painting. The simple frame really lets the colors of the feathers take center stage. Find similar paintings on etsy. Some ceramic jewelry holders (these are Jonathan Adler) and a pop of that favorite blue (ask a special someone for this treat!) finish the look.

Be sure to check out Jamie's blog for more photos from this home, and photos of her gorgeous store. Seriously, when she comes back from flea markets or gets a shipment, it's like blog Christmas. Here's a taste:

I KNOW, right? Dying over here.

All photos from I Suwannee.