Decor Books: Fresh American Spaces {annie selke}

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).


Go buy her latest book…like immediately.

Fresh American Spaces: Romantic – Nuanced – Happy – Cultured – Exuberant


It did not magically appear in the mailbox,

and I am not being compensated to gush about

Fresh American Spaces:

Romantic – Nuanced – Happy – Cultured – Exuberant

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.


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.”


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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  1. November 25, 2011 / 11:23 am

    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.
    I'll create it.
    You're invited."

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

  2. November 25, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    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!

  3. November 26, 2011 / 2:05 pm

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

  4. November 26, 2011 / 2:25 pm

    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

  5. November 26, 2011 / 3:46 pm

    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!


  6. November 26, 2011 / 5:16 pm

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

  7. November 26, 2011 / 9:15 pm

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

    xx Suzanne

  8. November 27, 2011 / 2:18 am

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


  9. November 28, 2011 / 1:07 pm

    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

  10. December 2, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    Everything is beautiful, Thanks for the inspiration and the book recommendation 🙂

  11. December 4, 2011 / 9:28 pm

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

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