ROOM OF THE MONTH


1 In the Pink: Dorothy Draper by Carleton Varney, Amazon, $59.85 2 Pair of Opaque Glass Lamps, Pieces, $2,650.00 3 The Hostess Bar Cart, Society Social, $549.00 4 Foo Dogs, C. Wonder, set of 2 $58.00 5 Roped Bundle of Birch Logs, Amazon, $52.95 6 Bromeliad 7 Casablanca Pillow, Clayton Gray Home, $160.00 8 White Ceramic Garden Seat, Ballard Designs, $99.00


I loved this room (which is actually a poolside, freestanding screened-in porch) from the moment I saw it. I instantly recognized its homage to my longtime idol Dorothy Draper, and was even more smitten when I learned of its nearby locale here in Atlanta. The couple didn't miss a beat channeling Draper through the black-and-white flooring and Chinese Chippendale chairs, to the detailing on the screens. Can you even imagine hosting a poolside gathering here? Soooo terribly chic!

Photos: Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

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ART SHOW


There's something so unexpected about black botanical prints. I think it's the way the colors really pop against the dark background...it's just so rich. I recently discovered these prints at the Evolution Store and had to share. They're available with or without wooden dowels and at a reasonable price. I can picture a pair flanking a large mirror in a dining room — two is always better than one, wouldn't you agree?

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BUDGET BUYS


Zig Zag Canvas Bag, Z Gallerie, $29.95 | Diod Large White Glass, Small White Glass, IKEA, $1.99 - $2.99 | Sonia Kashuk 5-Piece Brush Set, Target, $14.99 | Moroccan Serving Tray, Target, $14.99 | Sonia Kashuk Abstract Triple Train Case, Tile Triple Train Case, Target, $24.99 each | Tulip Salad Plate, Coral Poppy Salad Plate, Target, set of 4 $9.99 each | Faux Leather Capri Sandals, Old Navy, $12.94 | Stamped Scallop Rug, Urban Outfitters, $74.00 | ID Plaque Bracelet, ASOS, $10.74


I don't know what I'm more excited about....Sonia Kashuk's Pucci-esque line of make-up bags and brushes or the latest must-have rug from Urban Outfitters. Decisions, decisions...

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ON MY RADAR


Acrylic Nameplate Necklace, Baublebar, $62.00 | Lulu DK Byzantine Soup Bowls, Burke Decor, set of 4 $120.00 | Lulu DK Byzantine Salad Plates, Burke Decor, set of 4 $80.00 | Lulu DK Byzantine Dinner Plates, Burke Decor, set of 4 $120.00 | Medium Ikat Pouch, C. Wonder, $44.00 | Nylon Pop-Up Tote, C. Wonder, $44.00 | Ikat Tech Case, C. Wonder, $74.00


Colorful acrylic nameplate necklaces, ikat travel accessories, and some lovely spring dinnerware to set the table with....I'm simply smitten!

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KELLY'S WORLD


Going for a western, denim on denim look | New bangles at Urban Outfitters
(only $20 and so KJL!) | A gorgeous, blooming tree on my street | My favorite
Kelly Green bags | A colorful floral print at the ADAC sample sale this
weekend | This rug is from IKEA...gorgeous, yes?

Keep up with all my recent discoveries and latest adventures about town via Instagram (follow me @kellymarket) or online here.

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PRETTY IN PASTELS


1 Panacea Light Rose Teardrop Earrings, Neiman Marcus, $50.00 2 Sea Green Bauble Necklace, Oliphant, $158.00 3 Marin Blue Oval Platters, Crate & Barrel, $22.95 - $36.95 4 Enamel Stone Band Rings, Topshop, $18.00 5 Pastel Skinny Belt, ASOS, $10.74 6 Zebra Change Tray, Burke Decor, $37.00 7 Venini Medium Balloton Vase, Barneys New York, $280.00 8 Pink Pastel Watch, Blue Pastel Watch, ASOS, $32.23 each 9 Basic High Heel Slingback, ZARA, $49.90 10 Mint Ombre Plain Scarf, Wallis, $28.00 11 Yellow Ceramic Stool, Burke Decor, $194.00 12 Moda Silver and Lavender Striped Wallpaper, Burke Decor, $100.00 13 Yves Saint Laurent Leather Cardholder, Net-a-Porter, $165.00


I'm starting to get excited about mixing in some pastels...these warm spring days are just begging for it. I've got my eye on these slingbacks from ZARA — aren't they chic? I have a pair of flats that are very similar and they surprisingly go with more than you'd think. :)

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FINDERS KEEPERS...ETSY FINDS


1 Vintage Black Lacquer Zebra Barrel Chair, Green Zebre Home, $575.00 2 Turquoise Leopard Belt, Devon Baer Designs, $80.00 3 Vintage Brass Box, Green Zebre Home, $28.00 4 Personalized Flat Notecard Set, Mad Lucy, set of 10 $14.00 5 Blue Ikat Pillow Cover, Kyoozi, $45.00 6 Flower Lumbar Pillow, Kyoozi, $49.00 7 Pair of Parsons Stools, Green Zebre Home, $385.00 8 Vintage Onyx Goblets, Duchess Fare, set of 6 $50.00 9 Gold Bamboo Vase, Olsen Vintage Market, $11.00 10 Painted Rhinestone Necklace, Colorblock Shop, $53.00


I was so excited to discover these Parsons stools with matching diamond-patterned seats...aren't they great? Moving on to these unique onyx goblets and lovely stationery — I think I need both. :) Etsy is full of surprises like these, just waiting to be discovered!

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ASK KELLY: PLAYROOM BASICS


Parsons Play Table, West Elm, $149.99 | Kids Scoop-Back Chair, West Elm, $39.99 | Blue Carpet Tiles, FLOR, set of 4 $69.99 | Star Art Cable, Pottery Barn Kids, $39.99 | Meet Me in the Teepee, The Land of Nod, $159.00 | Striped Floor Bin, The Land of Nod, $16.95 each

Playrooms are the perfect space to really get creative with color and pattern, furniture, and accessories. While nurseries and bedrooms are for sleeping and down time, this is a place where you want kids to feel happy, inspired, and excited to learn, play, and create. I think it's important to start with a solid base, like cabinets and/or shelving and a table and chairs, and then be flexible with artwork and accessories. Kids are constantly changing their interests and it's great to have a space that can grow with them.

Here's a short checklist of some playroom essentials:

Cabinets and/or open shelving with plenty of space for toys, books, games, etc.

A large open floor area for playing games, spreading out toys, setting up a teepee!

A table is a must for art projects and board games.

And don't forget both child and adult-friendly seating...you'll want to be comfortable in their space too!

Thanks so much for your question Carolyn and good luck to you and your daughter with the playroom! I hope this helps. :)

xo, Kelly

Images: Traditional Home, Dillon Kyle Architects

*View more children's spaces on my Pinterest board.

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HAPPY SPRING!


Neo Whimsical, Poppy Art Pink, East Hampton Cottage, Essie, $8.00 each | Kiki Vase, Crate & Barrel, $12.95 | Mrs. Meyers All Purpose Cleaner, Amazon, $10.58 | Bar Keepers Friend, Amazon, $5.08 | Ventana Natural Picnic Basket, Crate & Barrel, $44.95 | Hunter Boot Original Short Welly Boot, Bergdorf Goodman, $115.00 | Graphic Umbrella, Old Navy, $10.00 | Vibrant Southwestern Scarf, Forever21, $8.80


It's finally official...spring has sprung! I'm excited about lighter layers, pastel hues, pulling out my favorite wellies, and the arrival of fresh cherry blossoms. What are you looking forward to this spring?

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KELLY LOVES VIRGINIA JOHNSON


I'm a big scarf person and Virginia Johnson's new collection is calling my name this spring. Did you notice the pink and orange camels? Love it. :)

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KELLY GREEN QUEEN


1 Green Chinoiserie Lantern Print, The Pink Pagoda, $35.00 2 Book of Cocktails, Pieces, $48.00 3 Diane von Furstenberg Kaftan, Net-a-Porter, $200.00 4 Chanel Vintage Four Leaf Clover Necklace, Farfetch, $1,175.00 5 The Four-Leaf Clover Kit, Books-a-Million, $6.95 6 Katherine Rally Pillow, Lotus Bleu, $68.00 7 Kenneth Jay Lane Emerald Drop Earrings, Charm & Chain, $150.00 8 By Malene Birger Nuggaz Sequined Dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, $875.00 9 Platform Suede Court Shoes, ASOS, $98.48 10 Jennifer Zeuner Lowndes Clover Necklace, The Trend Boutique, $189.00


With St. Patrick's Day tomorrow it's time to pull out your favorite green clothing and accessories. Naturally, kelly green is one of my favorite hues. You can bet I won't be getting pinched!

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'ROUND THE CLOCK



kate spade has knocked it out of the park with their new bangle watches. Punctuality is a must for any lady and these cool cuffs are just the ticket for stacking or wearing alone. Although I do have to admit, the extensive selection of colors (not to mention widths and patterns....) does make it quite hard to choose just one!


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HIGH/LOW


HIGH | Corrigan Chair, Anthropologie, $1,698.00 | Lacquer Bath Tray, Jonathan Adler, $28.00 | Majestic Sunburst Mirror, Plantation Design, $250.00 | Village Table, Jayson Home, $575.00 | Bargello Diamonds Pillow, Jonathan Adler, $120.00 | Greta Table, Jayson Home, $495.00 | LOW | Jules Small Accent Table, Crate & Barrel, $249.00 | Ikat Crewel Multi Pillow Cover, PB Teen, $35.00 | Julia Upholstered Chair, Ballard Designs, (as shown) $825.00 | Sunburst Metal Mirror, Target, $24.99 | Lacquer Tray, West Elm, $16.00 | Carved Wood Side Table, West Elm, $199.00


I've been spotting so many good high/low picks around the internet recently. Like these accent tables: $495.00 vs. $249.00 and they're almost identical. I'll take the Crate & Barrel version, thank you!

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ON MY RADAR


Indigo Ikat Bowl, Z Gallerie, set of 4 $39.80 | Orange Ikat Bowl, Z Gallerie, set of 4 $39.80 | Aquamarine Ikat Bowl, Z Gallerie, set of 4 $39.80 | Vogue - August 1964 by Cecil Beaton, Condé Nast Store, from $125.00 | Vogue - October 1985 by Dominique Nabokov, Condé Nast Store, from $125.00 | Vogue - April 1930 by Barré, Condé Nast Store, from $125.00 | Zebra Tangerine Pillow, Dwell Studio, $72.00 | Zebra Citrine Pillow, Dwell Studio, $72.00 | Zebra Kelly Green Pillow, Dwell Studio, $72.00


Zebra print pillows, vintage Vogue prints, and ikat bowls...what's not to love? These are all flying to the top of my spring wish list!

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BUDGET BUYS


Tribal Ikat Pillow, Target, $24.99 | White Vesuvius Bottles, Z Gallerie, $39.95 each | Pink Plant Pot, IKEA, $4.99 | Zebra Cuff, ASOS, $17.91 | Poodle Bookends, Furbish Studio, $65.00 | Wave Pillow Cover, C. Wonder, $34.00 | Small Lacquer Box, C. Wonder, $18.00 | Zebra Matches, Design Darling, $7.00 | Ceramic Foo Dogs, Z Gallerie, $39.95 | Super Skinny Belt, ASOS, $10.74 | Flame Leaf Bowl, Anthropologie, $16.00


With spring on the horizon, I've been perusing warm weather clothing and accessories big time. But it's also nice to find some chic, wallet-friendly finds for the home. I'm really loving these foo dogs from Z Gallerie — such a steal at only $39.95. I've also had my eye on this plant pot from IKEA recently....orange and pink is always a winning combo, don't you agree?

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NEON BRIGHTS


1 Fluro Necklace, Baublebar, $38.00 2 Green Tassel Necklace, Endless, $95.00 3 Phospho Necklace, Baublebar, $38.00 4 Atari Flo Cuff, Baublebar, $36.00 5 Adia Kibur Chain Link Necklace, Shopbop, $144.00 6 Crayola Links Necklace, Baublebar, $26.00 7 Pink Tassel Necklace, Endless, $100.00 8 LK Designs Neon Crystal Bracelet, Endless, $200.00 9 Delfine Bracelet, Dannijo, $320.00 10 Oceana Necklace, Baublebar, $62.00 11 Crayola Links Necklace, Baublebar, $26.00 12 Neon Tassel Necklace, Baublebar, $74.00


I know neon can be a bit intimidating because it's just so, well, bright. But I promise it looks chic when paired with solids like all-black or all-white come summertime. And I'm guessing more than a few of us have some neon baubles in our jewelry boxes because this is one trend that never seems to fade...am I right? I know I do!

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ASK KELLY: AFFORDABLE LAMPS


Jonsbo Gryby Table Lamp, IKEA, $49.99 | Pop-Up Lamp Base, PBteen, $69.00 | Ribbon Trim Table Shade, PBteen, $29.00 | Orbit Glass Table Lamp, Target, $55.24 | Mercury Glass Triple Gourd Table Lamp, Lamps Plus, $69.95 | Mimic Table Lamp, Home Decorators Collection, $129.00 | Geometric Green Lamp, Furbish Studio, $85.00 | Vintage Geometric Brass Lamp, Etsy, $65.00 | Crackle Ceramic Table Lamp, JCPenney, $75.00 | Blue and White Vase Lamp, Overstock, $111.99


I get asked this question a lot, and it's somewhat tricky to answer. While I do have a few favorite sources, I'm always finding hidden gems like this gourd lamp from JCPenney....what a pleasant surprise!

In the under $75 category, Target can usually be counted on — be sure to check online as well as in the store because the inventory doesn't always overlap. IKEA usually has a few good options as well, though I would probably take a DIY approach and spray paint the base and/or the shade — their styles just look so plain to me!

You have to weed through the selection on the bigger sites like Overstock.com, Lamps Plus, and Home Decorators Collection a bit, and I wouldn't expect to find a "bargain." There are definitely some diamonds in the rough, and sites like these often have coupons and discounts so it's always worth a look.

Honestly, two of my favorite places to look online both style-wise and price-wise are Etsy and Ebay. You have to have a lot of patience and definitely know your way around a search engine shopping on Ebay, but it can pay off. I recently bought a pair of huge ginger jar lamps on Etsy for only $80.00!

One last thing to keep in mind: height, height, height. If you're replacing a lamp, then measure the height of the existing one. Lamps can look a lot bigger online and even on a store shelf than on your bedside table. Always measure!

Thanks so much for your question Mandy and good luck on your search for lamps! I hope this helps. :)

xo, Kelly

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YOUR STYLE: CONSOLE TABLES


Exotic Entry | Pagoda Mirror, Horchow, $495.00 | Foo Dogs, C. Wonder, set of 2 $58.00 | Elephant Spray Tray, Jayson Home, $55.00 | Newport Console Table, Oomph, $2,240.00 | Retro Hello | Torse Blanc, c.1944 by Henri Matisse, Art.com, $159.99 | Love Replica, ABC Home, $95.00 | White and Orange Lacquered Trays, Plantation Design, $140.00 - $165.00 | Peekaboo Clear Console, CB2, $379.00 | Warm Welcome | Gilt Faux Bamboo Mirror, Pieces, $1,850.00 | Sargent Box, Jayson Home, $295.00 | Snakeskin Pencil Tray, Jayson Home, $112.00 | Clairemont Demilune Console Table, Crate & Barrel, $699.00


Console tables might just be my favorite piece of furniture to decorate. The styling possibilities are endless between mirrors, artwork, lamps, and accessories. I'm currently working on three consoles (two in my own home and one in a client's) and loving each one more than the last. :)

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CALLING CARD


How fun are these letter plates from C. Wonder?! Like most girls, I'm a sucker for anything monogrammed and I love this twist to the standard three-initial. I'm definitely partial to my K...do they have your initial?

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INSPIRATION BOARD


Green Planter, Crate & Barrel, $8.95 | Chevron Frame, Furbish Studio, $28.00 | White Dove OC-17, Benjamin Moore | Baby Blue Abbey Double Gourd Lamp, Furbish Studio, $275.00 | York Box, Jayson Home, $128.00 | Samba Round Green Tray, Crate & Barrel, $27.95 | Trina Turk Medallion Embroidered Pillow, Burke Decor, $121.00 | Sprout Border Rug, Serena & Lily, $299.00 - $1,125.00 | Ria Double Old-Fashioned Glass, Crate & Barrel, $5.95 each


I'm absolutely loving the blue and green palette of this Claire Desjardins painting. I can't think of a better way to welcome spring than with two of my favorite colors. And I especially love the little pop of orange...it really gives it that extra something. :)

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BOOKSHELF


The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard by Phoebe Howard, $31.50 | The Light of Venice by Jean-Michael Berts, $65.00 | Matisse by Volkmar Essers, $14.99 | Pioneers of the Possible by Angella M. Nazarian, $29.70 | Anna Bauer: Backstage by Anna Bauer and Fabien Baron, $87.50 | Bob Willoughby: Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby, $69.99


Among the new titles hitting bookstands this month is the first book from Southern favorite Phoebe Howard, aka Mrs. Howard. It features many of her own projects as well as common decorating questions and issues, something Mrs. Howard addresses every day on her popular blog, Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper. And if you're ever in Atlanta, Charlotte, or Jacksonville, be sure to stop by one of her fabulous stores!

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MARKET FINDS


Printed Silk Scarf, Alice + Olivia, $165.00 | Lauren by Ralph Lauren Wentworth Tortoise Salt and Pepper Shakers, Macy's, $40.00 | TIBI Cheetah Pants, Net-a-Porter, $290.00 | Aymara Rug, Anthropologie, $698.00 | Miu Miu Cateye Sunglasses, Saks Fifth Avenue, $280.00 | Cynthia Vincent Southwestern Large Canvas Tote, CUSP, $225.00 | Cynthia Vincent Southwestern Canvas Pouch, CUSP, $70.00


Just a few finds I've found bopping around the internet that have made their way to the top of my must-haves list. :) My favorite? Definitely the cheetah-patterned Tibi pants. Don't even get me started....they are chic, chic, chic. I'm convinced I would wear them everywhere, day and night.

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