white and gold





Hello, today I'd like to introduce you to Marianne from White and Gold Design.






Remember when I showed you this gorgeous fabric while I was in London?  Well the truth is that Marianne had suggested this very fabric to me for some living room pillows. 







And Marianne has excellent, excellent taste.
That's her bedroom up there.   So beautiful!

So I took her advice - and I'm so happy I did.

Here is the deal, in addition to having a beautiful home and a full design business, she offers to help her readers solve decorating dilemmas, one question at a time for $15.  
Can you believe that?  Fifteen Dollars!





While there are still problems with my living room she just focused on my exact question.
All I did was send her a picture and asked her advice for fabric options.  She sent me several suggestions in all price ranges.
I mean how easy is that?






So if you have a nagging decor problem that you'd like help with, drop her a line. 

and even if you don't, go have a looksee here,
Everything she does is gorgeous.








49 comments

  1. Your room is so beautiful and the fabric so perfect, thank you for telling us about her.

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  2. Lovely pic's Janet. I love the fabric she recommended for you. Of course, floral makes sense considering your passion for gardening!

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    1. thank you lisa and it does make sense. it was so hard to choose between the choices she gave me.

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  3. love the cushions! That was a great day. You room looks fab x

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  4. The cushions really add to your lovely room. The result is a true endorsement for Marianne's advice. Off to check out her site.

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  5. The colors are beautiful and really brighten up your living room! Did you move your beautiful drapes elsewhere or are they just in storage for now???

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    1. yes, vada the drapes are actually at the cleaners and i will store them in the basement.

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  6. The pillows are gorgeous. I give away free advice all the time. I really should charge a bit.

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    1. i think it's a great idea and so helpful for people like me who aren't sure what to do or get stuck and frustrated.

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  7. Love these. beautiful fabric. Add a certain something something to your already beautiful room

    xo Jane

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  8. It goes beautifully with the portrait on the other side of the room!

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    1. steve you have a great eye b/c that is exactly what marianne said. she wants me to get 2 smaller lumbar pillow for the side chairs made in a deep blue/green fabric.

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  9. Fabulous fabric! So in sync with your green thumb and your recent garden pilgrimage.
    Thank you for introducing her to us.

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    1. it is a fabulous print and i love that it is from london.

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  10. I always love your living room photo's. so pretty. The pillows are perfect. The fabric is gorgeous. Reminds me of my Limelights. The change in draperies and bare floors looks so summery with your new pillows.

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    1. thank you kathy. it reminds me of limelights too! i does feel so much lighter and cooler in here w/the white drapes.

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  11. Love those pillows! What a great idea...someone to give you just a little advice when needed.

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    1. thank you nita and yes it is just what i needed.

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  12. They look amazing Janet and I really love the fabric. What a great a idea to solve your decorating dilemmas - agree that Marianne has excellent taste. S x

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  13. I like your pillows! They add a nice splash of color to the room. I'm going to check her site now.
    Claudia

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  14. very pretty. I need to get some help/advice on decorating this place. I've got a million questions and issues.

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    1. oh julie, contact her. and now you are right around the corner from designers guild. have you been yet?

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  15. I'm soooo happy you've found a fabric you like! I know you have pillow fabric issues;) I think it is beautiful and the room looks gorgeous.... so fresh and summery! Loving the white curtains too.
    xxoj.

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  16. It almost leaves me breathless to realize how two pillows and a change in curtains can make such a HUGE difference. Not that I didn't love the other curtains. I did. Very much. This change is very good as well. I enjoyed seeing this. Really made me stop and think.
    ALL. IN. THE. DETAIL.
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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    1. thank you suzanne. and i'm always amazed at how the small details can make the biggest impact. i think that's why i have a hard time with them. :)

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  17. It almost leaves me breathless to realize how two pillows and a change in curtains can make such a HUGE difference. Not that I didn't love the other curtains. I did. Very much. This change is very good as well. I enjoyed seeing this. Really made me stop and think.
    ALL. IN. THE. DETAIL.
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  18. Janet,

    Love the pillows! Funny how one simple thing can add so much to a room...your living room is looking just great.

    I took a look at Marianne's blog and I can see that I will be adding that one to my list! The photos of her home are gorgeous! Thanks for mentioning it.

    Have you ever seen Mary Ann Pickett's blog Classic Casual Home? It another one of my favorite design blogs.

    Have a good weekend!

    Linda
    xo

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    1. thanks linda. i do read c.c. home. she is great too. and isn't marianne's home to die for?

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  19. Your room is amazing. I immediately went to her blog,sent pictures, and can't wait to see her suggestions. Thank you! Gina

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  20. That fabric is stunning, the cushion fits in perfectly with your beautiful living room. x

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  21. hi! I came back, with a thought.... what about adding that black and white (ya know, your favorite colors!) Ikea rug that Marianne has in her bedroom in your living room? It's a great rug; I've been dying to use it somewhere, but got nothin;) I think it would look fab!
    xxoj.

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    1. joan you are brilliant. i love that rug too! i don't know if i have the guts to do it but it seems like it'd work right? hmmmmmm.

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    2. I say go for it Janet! You can't go wrong with the price and could always return the rug if it doesn't work. I agree with Joan, I think it would look great in your living room. :)

      Linda
      xo

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    3. yes, my sweet friend... you have the guts! As Linda said you can always return it, though I don't think you will want to!! No guts.... no glory;)
      xxoj.

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    4. you're right about the guts/glory thing. my other issue with the striped rug is that the white stripes get so dirty so quickly. that's what happened to the dash and albert rug i used. but i will give it more thought as i do love that rug. thanks for your input you guys.

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  22. OMG Janet, what simply gorgeous fabric! I agree with what everyone else has said - especially that it brings to the eye the beautiful subtle colors in the painting - and also any greenery you bring in from your garden.. And takes my eye also to the lovely aqua and green book bindings under your plant. Did you buy the fabric in London? It creates a beautiful spring and summer look to the room... Imagine just a bit of the right fabric can bring the sunshine in! Lovely!

    Janice

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  23. God, I have lots of nagging problems, including decorating ones. Thanks for the hot tip!

    xo's Terri

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  24. Few years ago my mum gave me 2 of these coffee mugs

    http://shop.villeroy-boch.com/public_en/tavola/dinnerware/country/flora/flora-mug-4-bleuet-0-30l.html

    and I always loved the 'colour scheme' on them so I used it also as inspiration for 'colours' in the house - your fabric would go very well with them

    Your house looks very summary and fresh

    Have to agree with you on the carpets though... I had a lovely navy & white striped rug and the 'white stripes' just got dirty too easily....

    Have a great day
    Mireille

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    1. yes, that's my biggest concern and that pattern is so lovely.

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