Mad for Magenta

Magenta flowers on my mantle.

I tend to get a little color obsessed.  I fixate on a color and have to surround myself with it…..yellow, peacock blue, and the latest, Magenta.

 Maybe it was the magenta peonies and stalk I purchased this week.   I am hoping to use magenta on a current project for a client and have been searching the PDC for fabrics that utilize this color.

Who knows where this obsession originated, but I am digging it.

My Breakfast Table Arrangement.

Essie Sure Shot

I was so into Magenta this week that I had my mani/pedi done in the color.

This bag would make me happy.

 Thinking about what to wear with it I realized it goes with everything….black, blue, gray, white.

A wardrobe staple. I need it.

YSL Magenta Bag


I have been in love with David Hicks La Florentina in Magenta/ Wine fabric since it appeared in Ruthie Sommers Living Room on the the first edition cover of Domino Magazine.  Ruthie Sommers is a a decorating genius, I love everything she does. The sofa is classic that will always remain fresh and current.

The Magenta patterned chairs make this room.

It’s a strong color but it works well here with the other more subtle colors because they are all warm tones.

Photo: Elle Decor


Even a little pop of this color goes a long way.  Check out the built in book cases in this Rome Apartment


The fireplace+ walls=delicious

Photo: Elle Decor


You can also add a little Magenta magic to your dining table with this William Yeoward set of  china.



 The old school Negroni Cocktail is a gorgeous shade of Magenta.

I’ll Drink to That.

Cheers to Magenta!

xoxo Carrie

Saturday Night Dinner Party

Saturday Night Dinner Party

Dinner for 6


Comfortable and Casual

Roaring Fire

Backgammon and Scrabble

Dress Code

Flannel Pajama’s

Bath Robes


Stubbs & Wooten


Comfort Food

Chicken and Dumplings

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Root Beer Floats


Ranunculus in simple vases


The Alabama Shakes



The Take Away

Mariebelle Hot Chocolate

Williams Sonoma

xoxo Carrie

Hello Yellow

  Hello Yellow

I am officially obsessing over the color yellow.

Maybe the daffodils did it.  So bright and cheery on my breakfast room table.

Yellow was my favorite color as a kid.

 My room was wall papered in a delicate yellow rose pattern.

 Today I’d do a little something like this


 Love the curtains in this room

Yellow shoes are awesome.

 I have four pairs myself.

My pal Heather is not a fan of yellow when used in home decor, but she has no problem throwing a little splash yellow goodness on her feet.

Everyone should.

  Yellow can knock on my door anytime

xoxo Carrie


Sweet Heart

 Valentine’s Day

What to get your Sweet Heart?

For the Chef

For the Philanthropist

For the Art Lover

For the Beauty Queen

For the Jewelry Lover

For the Flower Lover

For the Mom

xoxo Carrie