Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Guest Post: a' la mode!!!

WARNING: 
Shelli from a' la mode is about to blow your mind with her fabulous home. 
Consider yourself warned. Oh, and I'm pretty sure you're going to laugh out loud, 'cause she's hilarious.

I'm pretty sure my head exploded the first time I saw it. 

I still haven't recovered...and I don't want to! It's fabulous!

You'll see...(c:

 

Hi Ya'll!  Shelli from a' la mode here- greetings from Nashville, Tennessee!  I'm so happy to be poppin' over for a visit to Aubrey's fun blog, as it is one of my favorite blogs to gain inspiration and let's be honest, she's so fun and has a sense of humor that's spot on!

I have always loved home decor, but my design style has evolved and matured over the years, no doubt.  It has been a process!  I have always loved the hunt of beautiful things and I am a 'finder' by nature. 
 I am drawn to an eclectic mix of traditional furnishings and clean lines.  I love pops of color but on a calm and serene base palette.  I want there to be history in my space mixed with new, fresh furnishings.  I want the walls to speak about me and my family.  My pet peeve would be unusable space within a home so I strive to make all rooms functional.  I am a neat freak but have relaxed because of my sweet baby girl (I fought that battle and lost out of pure love).  

Here is a glimpse of the place I call home....
add a chandy and a little pink to claim a girly space (especially if its for YOU)  
a little pop of turquoise never hurt anyone...

ahhhh, fresh flowers.  I wish I had them all the time, but I get them when I can.
Eye candy is good!

I adore mixed seating to add interest to a space.  

My name is Shelli and I am a pillow addict.  Its a problem.  
But if its wrong, I don't wanna be right.....
Afterall, it is literally the least expensive way to change up your space, add color, texture, etc.

I love taking something old, with history, to ground the space.  My husband's sweet baby clothes are in shadow boxes above my sweet baby girl's crib.

I am also a duvet hoarder.  But we won't get into that....

after seeing this picture I decided I hated the knobs, so I  changed them to this...


Do you ever do that?  
I love you Anthropologie.


My guest room retreat


The driftwood makes me wanna be at the beach!

Again with the mixed seating.  Hello chair addiction.  
Don't judge.

And finally, the kitchen where I cook fabulous gourmet meals order takeout a lot.
My choice would not be dark cabinets and granite but hey, I just brighten it up with a lighter rug, bright ceramics and a punchy fabric on my bench.  Love the one you're with, right?

Thanks Aubrey for letting me be part of your lovely blog for a day!
For more pictures and sources, please visit 
a' la mode home tour
xoxo, Shelli

 Is your head still intact? Yeah, I didn't think so. (c: 

 Her little princess' room is my fave, hands down. I mean, lime green and zebra for a nursery??? Amazing. 

Thanks so much Shelli for entertaining us with your fabulous digs...and your hilarious sense of humor...a self proclaimed addict and hoarder, I *knew* I liked you, Shelli!!! 
  
And if you aren't already addicted to her, I dare you to go visit her blog. (c:


And up tomorrow:

Carrie from Hazardous Design!!!

41 comments:

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I'm also a pillow hoarder. Beautiful home !

Katie said...

Great feature! I'm loving the styling of the bookcases in her office! Perfection!

Natalie said...

Shelli's home is amazing! I just found her blog and have been obsessed. Dying over her pink office and nursery. Now my house makes me sad hers is so fabulous!

Baby Shopaholic said...

Shelli, you really live here?? your home is beautiful!!!

Amanda Hill said...

Really great house! She has super taste I will have to go check out her blog thanks!

Portuguese Prepster said...

what a fabulous home! I'm very impressed!!!

sprinklesoneverything said...

Oh wow. I'm obsessed with her home. That office space could make me want to work forever!

-Emmy
www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Shelli is one of my all time favorites. Her taste is unmatched. Great feature today!

Moddy Bee said...

her house is perfect! thanks!
www.moddybee.blogspot.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow this is her home??? It's spectacular! Lucky lady :)

Liz said...

I have these Shelli's home tour numerous times and my jaw drops every time!! So fabulous! xo

natasha {schue love} said...

I just love her house! Everything is perfect...I want it all! :)

a' la mode said...

Aubrey girlie, you are the best, the most fun, and the funniest (and that steals my sarcastic heart you know)- thank you for having me over today and for the bloggy love- ugh- I swore I'd never say that. Well, I did, it's out there, and I meant it! xoxo shel

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Okay, these photos are stunning. I'm in love with that dining room table + some of those bedrooms!

xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Great style!! I LOVE, love, LOVE her home office!! Such glamour chic taste!! I'll meat you in her kitchen for a gourmet dinner! ;)

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Great post Aubrey and Shelli!!! I never tire of seeing her home!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Gorgeous home!! I absolutely love the dining room with the bench. We have chairs and a bench as well and love the look, really opens up the room. Your nursery is divine, so fresh and modern. Thanks for sharing!

Jenna Lee said...

Her home is so bright and so welcoming... love the name of her blog! So creative... he he!

That couch is my fav

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow this house is absolutely beautiful. can you come over to my house and redecorate my place? great! thanks! meg

Bud and Leo said...

Holy buckets! I clearly didn't take your warning as seriously as I should have! TDF!

tina / half of what I say said...

What a gorgeous home! I particularly love the pink office with the turquoise accents. Perfect!

Ashley said...

ah her home is beautiful!! It looks like exactly something I would choose :)

Andrea@FancyThat! said...

So light and airy. I tried doing light neutrals and found myself constantly scrubbing furniture and textiles. Ah well.

Dressy Celeb said...

Amazing fornitures!! :)

Kisses!

New post on my blog!
♥ Dressy Celeb ♥

Anne said...

That nursery is just about the cutest thing I have seen :) Love this feature!

hi-d said...

What a beautiful home! I think you've justified me making some new pillows for our living room. I need a change. haha...Now, just to convince my husband. :)

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

I love that house so much! I definitely filed some of those images away in my decor folder for later!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh WOW! Both you and Shelli are so incredibly talented! Loving her work... soft and soothing... so, so inviting! Love this! :) OK, for realz girl... I need you, PLEASE, HELP... stop on over and see :: http://www.lindseyreganthorne.com/2011/07/help-my-bedroom/

Michelle Lee said...

wow amazing :)

pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

Michaela said...

Seriously amazing. Shelli blows my mind every day!! She has quite the eye for BEAUTIFUL design!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Great post! I agree her nursery is so beautiful! Love the rug and crib and well the whole room!

Marie said...

What a beautiful home and a very enjoyable post :)
xx Marie

Anonymous said...

beautiful home :)cant help but see it again and again :)

Kellie Collis said...

How fabulous! Love that bedroom next to the nursery! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Erin @ His and Hers said...

Wow! Her home is beautiful!

Anna of IHOD said...

Hi Aubrey! catching up over here and HOLY MOLY do I love your new look!! Its gorgeous!

And these rooms are divine. I don't know which I like best!

Stephanie said...

Can I move in please? :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Shelli's home is incredible! She has an amazing way of using neutrals to create a calming, fresh design but it still knocks your socks off.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

As always, Shelli's home is fabulous :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

I love seeing all of Shelli's rooms together in one spot!!

Things To Do said...

What a great post. And wow, the mix and match seating is so fantastic! Drool.