Like Buatta

Well hello!

I sat down today.

The last time I did that was January 30th.  

I know that because that was the last time I blogged.  I had a great post where I hilariously blame my two-year-old for all that I am not able to do right now, but then I looked at my five-year-old and remembered, "oh yeah, you live here too!"  Just kidding. I pay equal attention to both my kids. And my two-year-old boss erased my post. Imagine that? 

So I hope you forgive me for leaving you hanging ... for months.  That's how I roll these days.

Can I tell you how I want to roll?

That's right, waist deep in chintz, caftans and martinis made by someone else.  Yes, with the return of Southern Charm comes the return of Beclaire House ... hopefully.  If I can get it together.  But I'm feeling inspired so that's always a good thing and I'm looking at magazines.  Opened ones with pictures. 


I'm sorry, I got distracted by the pretty floral chair in the background of the picture above.  I want one (six and a sofa).  I have plans for at least one! 


Y'all, I swear, you never know where or when you will be inspired. That's something that I always get excited about when I'm in those beige seasons of zero inspiration. A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to Florence, South Carolina to celebrate my bestie college roomie's baby shower.  She has a crisp apple green living room, too.  It's awesome. 

This picture doesn't really do it justice at all. 

While we were there, we stayed at her in-laws' house, and it is exactly what I thought my house would look like some day.  It was definitely not trendy, but it was happy and pink and flowery.  It was the kind of place that I would imagine raising boys. It was just very lovely.  Very Mario Buatta.  I've been explaining Mario Buatta to all of my girlfriends who watch Southern Charm. I'm still trying to imagine the moment that they decided to put him on the show.  I really hope he's on again this season.  For me, it's like two worlds colliding - great, great television.  

Sooo I hope to pop in here a little more now that I am actually back in the business of spending all my money on paint samples and fabric.  

Speaking of, I just found 15 yards of this pretty greenish bluish Schumacher fabric, which I bought for $10/yard! 

So I'm not really spending money if you really think about it.  I'm actually saving money.  

Anyway, if y'all are reading, hi! Here are some pretty chintzy pics just for you since you made it all this way down the page.

via Carolyne Roehm's Pinterest (I love a torn out magazine page)

Classic Mario Buatta

Marryat Court
                                                       Photo by Holly Phillips @ The English Room

Georgia Greek Revival
                                                         Photo by Historical Concepts 

Mario Buatta on Southern Charm via my post last year on a topic over which I spend too much time discussing.


  1. I wish more of Mario Buatta style would come back into favor! I love chintz and the overall look of it all! my love for Mario Buatta started when I was 6- I picked out my bedrooms wallpaper and it was Mario Buatta! Wish I could have taken it with me, it's actually the same print as the first bedroom in your blog!

  2. I love that show-Patricia is the real scene stealer. Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Lissy

  3. So glad you are back.
    I just love Southern Charm, I have decided I am buying Cameron's Tobaco Leaf china and putting 100's of flamingos in my pool this summer. Slipcover the chintz out of everything seems like another good idea to me.

  4. Hi Jennifer, love the Schumacher fabric you scored!! Gorgeous and classic Mario!!

    The Arts by Karena

  5. I'm so glad you are back, Jennifer!!! We miss you!!! And that chintz is DIVINE!!!!! I am positively obsessed, and I cannot wait to see which one you choose! :) LOVE Patricia!!! SUCH inspiration!!!!

    The Glam Pad

  6. At our house we refer to him as St. Mario. Love. Love. Love.

  7. its very gorgeous and gives a royal touch,lovely colours and designs it is perfectly suitable for making over of a beautiful house and interiors. ita great thought.
    schumacher fabric


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