Spring Color

Hi all! Paige here! I am headed back from Louisville where 8 of us girls attended the Kentucky Derby. My friends Jane and Marie planned the trip to help their mom with her bucket list. So we called the trip “Janie’s bucket list trip!”. We headed up via a large RV on Thursday with our fearless driver Edwin. Attending the derby is a colorful experience in more ways than one! So I thought I would assemble some color inspiration from the most colorful place I have been in years.

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My winnings for one of the races!

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After all that color… How can you not want a touch of pink, aqua, yellow, green or blue… I am thinking about my master bedroom…

XO,
Paige

P.S. this week we start installing the Southern Living Idea House… Exciting!!

Antique Mirror Backsplash

Hi! Paige here! In 2009 we designed the Southern Living Idea House in Cinnamon Shore, Texas. It was a really fun project and wow I can’t believe it has been 3 years this week since AK and I were out in Texas for the install. In the kitchen we designed an antique mirror backsplash instead of using a tile backsplash–which is what we’d normally have done. We thought the antique mirror would be a fun design element and a great reflective and cleanable surface. Over time we have received lots questions about the backsplash, so here are a few a couple photos and a few answers:

What we did:

1. We measured the overall space for the mirror.

2. We divided the overall dimension to create smaller 11″ x 14″ish rectangles. Then ordered the mirror from a mirror supplier.

3. We had our professional finisher antique the mirror. Once that was complete, we had an installer glue the mirrored tiles to the wall.

Ta da!

Now since this install a few manufactuers have released antiqued mirror tile. We like this one.

Ann Sacks Tile

Have a great Wednesday! I am headed to the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. I will post about all the fab hats and dresses we see!

XO,
Paige

[photos by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living]