Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hello rainy Saturday morning where have you been all summer? It was so nice to lie in bed this morning and listen to the sounds of thunder and rain while fading in and out of my sleepy slumber.
I have had a rather eventful week involving a little work and a whole lot of fun! 
Mid-week we surprised my 6 year old daughter with tickets to see Selena Gomez in concert. She was beyond thrilled and relished the idea that she was an only child even if for only 24 hours. Our road trip took us to the Queen City, Charlotte, NC which included her losing a big front tooth, a much anticipated stop at Ikea, and a few wrong turns. All in all one for the books.
Before I left Charlotte we popped into women's clothing boutique Capitol for a design fix. Yes it is gorgeous women's clothing but the interior is amazing and it along with owner Laura Vinroot Poole have been featured in several publications. It so happens that Charlottean interior designer Barrie Benson helped Poole with Capitol as well as her home which was featured in an issue of Domino Magazine back in the day. A month or two after Poole's home was featured, Barrie Benson popped up on the cover too with a glimpse into her mid-century ranch style home. 
I have had a design crush since that time and have been unable to find anything about Mrs. Benson. Although I was pleasantly surprised to find her in this month's Garden and Gun magazine (that I picked up at Barnes and Nobles right before we went into Capitol) in an article with other lovely women as "Redefining the Southern Belle"...strange how things like that happen.
Great inspiration all around. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...enjoy! 

Laura Vinroot Poole's home

Domino Magazine

Barrie Benson's home

Domino Magazine

Charlotte home by Benson


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alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Wow, never knew the designer by name, but certainly recognize the work, and love it!

Anna Applegate said...

I love Barrie Benson and it's so great to see new images of her work; what a great post! Thanks!

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