Blogger's Favorites -- Samantha of style/SWOON

I’m particularly excited about this week’s blogger’s favorites, as not only is Samantha a talented graphic and interior designer (with a stunning home and amazing taste), but…she’s also a fellow Dallasite.

I love coming across other aesthetic kindred spirits on the Internet, and it’s even more fun when you can actually sit down and chat over a cup of coffee (soon!) Samantha’s blog, style/SWOON provides endless inspiration, so it’s no surprise that her favorites are lovely and soulful and a bit of a feast for the eyes…

Herewith Samantha’s list. Enjoy and have a splendid weekend!

All Things White... I can't help it. I try to fight it and I don't win. I just love it. Natural white, bright white, glossy white, distressed white, white walls, white clothes, white cars... you get the picture.

Chalkboard Paint -- I'm not sure when this obsession started... but chalkboards are now a signature thing for me in every space I do. Home, office, friends... all interiors. Can't seem to get it out of my system.

All 200 lbs of My Dogs -- From left to right, Kuma (45 lbs), Logo (17 lbs), Stella (40 lbs) and Sophie (German shepard, 100 lbs.)

My Parent’s Farm -- It's really a farmette... They moved there after I went to college. Three acres, lots of animals, lots of love.

Wine - What else is there to say on that?

Repetition -- In graphic design or in decor at home. Patterns, multiples of anything. I'm a sucker for it. Just love LOTS of just about anything...I think it's the graphic designer in me.

Vacations -- Currently enjoyed a great vacay in Park City!! Sundance 2010!

Texas -- I'm from here and I just don't see leaving. I love how everything is bigger in Texas, especially people's hearts.

My iphone -- Truly life changing. Can. Not. Live. Without. It. My husband and I talk all the time about being inundated by media and how we thrive on it.


Target -- Who doesn't? It's great. Clothes, toiletries, home furnishings, accessories, power tools....all in one happy little stop. I have shut down Target many nights. And PS - I feel like there needs to be a frequent buyer program here.


Laura said...

Oh, I love this list! And I love Samantha's blog. Discovered it a few months ago - her home tours are the best!

Barchbo said...

I found Samantha's blog last year and it's so fabulous! Thanks for featuring her here!

PS: That is a LOT of dog weight!

nelya said...

Ooooo, this one is new to me and I love a new to me blog recommended by one of the experts! Can't wait to explore.

Happy weekend and thanks for sharing!

paula said...

love getting introduced to new blogs. cant wait ti explore. oh, and we are about to do a chalk board wall, so excited to get started.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Great list! Especially fond of her love of animals and big hearts!

Kayna said...

This *almost* convinces me to adopt the chalkboard wall feature - I was reading somewhere this morning where someone painted a door with chalkboard paint - what a fabulous way to remember things on the way out the door! I was thinking of doing one in our kitchen - for ease of refrigerator inventory - so I don't forget to use up the other 90% of the parsley, cilantro, rosemary, etc, in the bottom drawer!

Her home looks fabulous!

Kayna said...

Oh! Found the chalkboard door idea - it was from a comment on i suwannee.


Tania Welch || indobay said...

Oooh, make no apologies for loving the white. I'm right there with ya!

Anonymous said...

oh aren't these pictures precious?!


Jackie Rice said...

i love everything on this list. at first i was like oh i love all the dogs.. then there was a goat too.. i love goats... and chalkboard paint and target! ah, perhaps i've found a kindred spirit as well.

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Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

love this! the pile of dogs is too cute!!

Rita said...

I love the pictures ... particularly the closet full of white clothes. So simple and stylish!

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Always great to have a new blog to read! Love her things she can't live without especially the doggies and iphone!!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

okay....where to begin? You had me at "white" but, then....you added 4 dogs to the mix?! Now, I really am in love :) Your blog is new to me and I am SO happy lovely Joslyn shared you with us! Your style is absolutely gorgeous & you love target? Done. You are fantastic! :)

Kelly said...

All very lovely!

If you get Target's "red card," account, you earn a 10% all day discount for every 1K charged. Wish it were 20%!

I get them at least a few time a year. I should be embarrassed about that, right? (We do pay it off each month.)

krys kirkpatrick said...

I too love the iphone. Just figured out how to post a blog from it. cooooool!!!!!