Books: Fresh American Spaces {annie selke}

November 24, 2011


I mentioned Annie Selke in the last post
because I fell for this designer's fabrics
for my son's room and the studio.

These are the lime curtains I chose,
and here is the bedding:

Lenox Ticking (citrus) - Pine Cone Hill

If you're not yet familiar with Annie's work,
you are in for a threeeee-uhl (that's southernspeak
and never mind that I'm a midwestern girl).

AS IN.

Go buy her latest book...like immediately.


BTW.
It did not magically appear in the mailbox,
and I am not being compensated to gush about
I simply rushed out to buy this gem
a few months ago and went wackadoodle.
Much much more than pretty pictures, my friends.
You will LEARN learn LEARN.
  

I mean.


Recall seeing a few of these images
of a glorious beach house (Chatham)
printed in House Beautiful a couple years ago?


Please, someone create this space
and invite me over for a cocktail.
I'm little and will drink maybe two...tops.
Fine.
I'll create it.
You're invited.


Annie's quite lovely ladylike
romantic cottage living room.


Like the sexy hot pink wide stripes
peeking through? Ahhhhhhh.
I have these shams in a guest room.



*shameless love note to Annie Selke*

Dear Annie:
You and your happy rooms inspire me.
The book is divine.
I love that you're not ALL about big bold color.
You truly know your way 'round a cheerful palette
and how to strike "the balance between
fashion and functionality."



p.s.
I'm thinking about using one of your
bright prints (pink!) in my office.

**************
Feelin Annie Selke?

Peace to you right where you are.


photos: House Beautiful and Pine Cone Hill




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11 comments

  1. Feeling absolutely Annie Selke!!!! What an inspired space...I love little pinks peeking out from an otherwise neutral decor. It gives a space so much character...

    Also: I'm little and will drink maybe two...tops.
    Fine.
    I'll create it.
    You're invited."

    Couldn't have been more vocal about how much you love it. Love to read you!

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  2. While not a pink person I am an orange person and loving all these images so this book will be going on my Christmas list for sure!

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  3. I love her range of styles...for me the nicest one was the "ladylike" living room. Really so pretty, so I pinned it!

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  4. I've never heard of her before so thank you for the lovely introduction :) I love how well she goes from bright poppy colours and right to subtle neutrals in one fell swoop - obviously really talented!!

    Gorgeous stuff, off to add her book to my growing wish list of decorating books! Let's hope Santa is listening ;) xxx

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  5. Thank you for informing us on this fabulous find! I'm so in need of a book like this! I love the fabric you picked for your son's room/office! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving - I'm sure everyone LOVED your cooking! I have a strong feeling you're an amazing cook!
    Have a wonderful weekend cute girl!

    lol,
    Desiree

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  6. Wow, love her style! also love the fabrics you chose for your rooms...

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  7. Oh, yah, feeling
    her big time! Hugs
    from the friendly
    skies....on our way
    back to home, sweet
    home!

    xx Suzanne

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  8. i'm also loving annie's loungewear at pine cone hill. the most comfy knits!

    michele

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  9. Happy and chic! I do love fresh spaces popping with vibrant colours, instant mood lifter! LOVING these spaces, off to check out the book!

    Meera xx

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  10. Everything is beautiful, Thanks for the inspiration and the book recommendation :)

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  11. Total girl crush on her....great balance on color and peaceful.....

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