Is this pretty or what?????

I had a whole other post but got so sidetracked with these photos from my favorite magazine Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Seriously, you are going to drool.....and maybe faint.

Beth Ervin is her name and serious design is her game!  I know...corny.  Whatever.

Photography by Erica George Dines

Check these out.  But first....remember to be happy with what you have.  I know I had to pinch myself out of the trance a few times.

Let's just start with the dining room.  Could you die?  So soft, the rug, the blue doors.  It is me!  I love everything about it.  It is traditional, but not in a stuffy way.....

If you weren't convinced...then feast your eyes on this sunroom.  What is NOT to like here.  That bench...those pillows.  The ottoman.  I. Feel. Dizzy.

Call me crazy, but I love that apron over the sink.  And this door.  oh ma ga.....

Wait...there is more!
Dining area...help I need a crash cart....having a heart attack here.


I feel my blood pressure going down in this room.  Just a touch of blue........the perfect place to have a glass of wine and look at beautiful pictures in a magazine.  Just sayin.....


Uh Huh...now I have your attention.  Yes siree.......The walls, the doors, that coffee table. 

Perfect

And now for the powder room.....


Love the vanity, the only thing I would have done is put a basket under to hide the plumbing....
How cool is that paper???

Beth.....you busted it out on this one.....Who are you?  I googled and found nothing.....

On the other hand....this months issue is all about color!  

And it features work done by Brian Patrick Flynn....

Check it out.  Photography by the talented Christina Wedge
Framed wallpaper samples.....against that gorgeous blue wall......


So fun and out of the box.....love the painted table!!!

Brian....you rock!

I have said this before...AH&L is one awesome magazine.  

I am so happy to know that I am not alone with wearing my pants backwards.....so many of you shared your little secrets with me and I appreciate it.

I am going to the beach on Sat to celebrate my birthday

 It's a big one......somewhere in between 59-61.

Yeah...that one.  Honestly I am in shock.  Remember me telling you this......as Cher once said.....

"Getting old sucks."

Old Sha Ray.





70 comments

Things That Inspire said...

Whenever I see these beautiful Atlanta homes featured in AH&L, I always wonder where they are located. Much of the time I can figure it out (I love to see both the outside and the inside, and often magazines don't show both). I know where the second home on this post is located, but not the first!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Likey....mucho.

Carla Aston said...

Love that peacock blue room. These images are just delicious.

I can't believe your age, girl! You write like a 22 year old!

Laurie said...

Embrace the birthdays and celebrate life! Beats the alternative....
These rooms are to die for - delish!

Design Esquire said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Love the rooms...

Brilliant Chic said...

Yes, you were right! Beautiful images and I'm especially loving the kitchen. I love that door! Happy Birthday Sherry!

My Notting Hill said...

AH & L is the best. When I got home from vacation, it was waiting for me in the pile of accumulated mail. My husband saw me reading it and said, "I thought you were tired and going to bed?" Not when there's an issue to look through I'm not!

Love that powder room too.

Cindy said...

I fainted... holy moly, i see what you mean, wow, that first photo is so on my Pinterest now.
And... geeeeesh, you're having THAT birthday... i'm not far off from between 59-60. Getting old DOES suck, and If i were brave enough and rich enough, i would go fix some stuff...
It's a good thing you've been doing workout classes for 30 years, that's why you look so great, and your personality is youthful and funny as hell and ageless...

Cindy

pam {simple details} said...

Happy Birthday, cute girl! You're more beautiful than these rooms!!

Jessie said...

These are all wonderful inspirations, AH&L always feature some of the best homes and interiors!

Happy Birthday, Sherry! Hope you have a lovely celebration this weekend!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Blushing Cheeks said...

Wow Sherry, Im in total agreement. I too swooned over this home from the magazine. I love the Doors especially, and of course EVERYTHING!!! Makes me want to re-do everything I own and buy new stuff too. Well I am tackling a little project for me this weekend. I am painting a large mirror frame in the color of Raspberry. Im excited I hope it goes well, I have tutorials to guide me.

charmaine said...

I love that bench and of course, the painted table!

Happy Birthday Sherry! Have a great one!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

One of my favorite magazines. Love the blue hutch. I love when a little color is added to a neutral room.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I'm in love with the Beth Erwin home... be still my heart! Thanks for such gorgeous inspiration, Sherry!
~ Wendi ~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. That dining room is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

LOVE that bench and ottoman - AH&L is one of the best design mags out there, you are so right! Happy early birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I don't know which room to pin first! Love it all!! Happy happy birthday!

Deserae said...

Such a gorgeous home! AH&L is one of only two magazines I subscribe to now and I almost died when I got this issue in the mail!!! Happy Birthday!!!
~Des

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Happy Birthday! And I'm with you and Cher - getting older does suck! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images. So different in style yet equally fabulous!!!

Kim
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Whewwww wee...I'm a bold color girl but that neutral home is absolutely gorgeous and may just sway me the other way. The sunroom and the kitchen??!! Sometimes I don't know how to write out my excitement in these comment boxes. I might just have to sign up for Atlant Homes mag because online isn't cutting it anymore. Happy Birthday Sherry!! Enjoy yourself and have a great time!

Red Door Home said...

So pretty! Love Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Happy,happy birthday! Have some wine and turn your pants around. I mean that must be really uncomfortable with the zipper in the back.......

Anonymous said...

Sherry, I just love your blog. I read A LOT of blogs but yours is definitely on the top of my list for so many reasons but mostly your humor. However, today I like that you told us to be happy with what we have - sage advice and if you were a lot younger, you wouldn't have thought to include that. So there you go - happy birthday. Vicki in CT

Kathysue said...

Love love these images, I can see why you became so excited. Elegant, but simple and liveable at the same time. I call it understated elegance, that is exactly what I love too. Happy Birthday, I know what you mean about 60, it is impossible to even think we could possibly be that age, crazy!! I was in Egypt at the pyramids two years ago for my big 60!! I don't care how old we get we will never feel that old!! It is just not in our fiber!! Have a wonderful time and keep telling yourself you look at least 10-15 years younger than your chronological age!! Trust me on this!! Love ya,
Kathysue

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Stop, stop, stop - no don't stop.... sensory overload. Fabulous home and fabulous design. LOVE. Hope you have a wonderfully enjoyable weekend - Jalon

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Hey Sherry ~ so glad you shared thesse-- what beauty! I could die for those doors alone...
Headed to the beach in two weeks to celebrate my bday, too! Happy Bday to us, my friend!
xo Heidi

C J said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sh-AWESOME!

michele said...

happy birthday, gorgeous girl. i kind of hate you for showing these images. i'm pinching myself but still feel completely covetous! i love what beth has done and may have to paint the inside of my hutch's doors blue.

i remember seeing a photo of gerrie bremmerman's home that says SCREW THE GOLDEN YEARS. sounds perfect for you!

michele

michele said...

clarification:

a CUSHION in gerrie's home read
screwthegoldenyears. sorry i'm aging too.

m

René said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Oh my goodness at the framed wall paper! I want!

Becca said...

Happy Birthday darling! Remember, bigger the birthday, bigger the party!

JD said...

Think of it this way, six days of Happy Birthday celebrations. That's how decades are embraced. Enjoy!jd

Annie H. said...

Very pretty, love the color palette of that first home. Its very soothing and so lovely.

Kellie Collis said...

What a beautiful home! Those doors are gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend, Kellie xx

inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT PICS:)I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration.
I wish you a lovely weekend.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

PURA VIDA said...

Those doors need to be pladgerized...by ME. No wonder you got your pants on backwards you really are getting old, in two more years you might be wetting them. Really...have a sha day

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love lamps in the kitchen. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.
Sam

Homestyling101 said...

Happy Birthday! BTW, you are nominated for a Homie Award on Apartment Therapy! I voted for you! Have a great weekend!
Joanne @ Homestyling101

Naz said...

Happy Birthday..!! Cher's comment about getting old sucks, BUT look at the alturnitive.

Victoria said...

I too am drooling over that first home...at least I hope it is because of the home and not because I am 70. That is why I am renovating my kitchen while I still know where the kitchen is and what to do in it when I get there. 60 ain't nothin' my dear. You are fabulous.

Have the best birthday celebration ever.
XOXO Victoria

Acquired Objects said...

OMG that first home, me want! Love the antique doors, that sunroom, that antique mirror in the breakfast nook...what is not to love? Gorgeous!

Enjoy your weekend!
XX
Debra~

Missi at Havoc-to-Heaven said...

There is no way you are going to be between 59-61! I thought you were 45 at the most! Remember 60 is the new 40 so you have no worries!

Your taste is impeccable - I love to see things through your eyes.

Thanks for another beautiful post!

annie said...

Well first Happy Birthday Sherry...and you are very funny! I do love to read along as I look at each image and laugh all the way through.

Generally I'm more white than cream...but I have to say this is very restful looking. The painted brick, the kitchen with the little lamp, the doors...dreamy!

Christy said...

I love Atlanta Homes mag!! I loved the doors in the home Beth Ervin did!!! Fabulous and the colors in the other feature are so fun!!!

Happy weekend!

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

helen tilston said...

Hi Sherry

A very Happy Birthday and may your year be full of joy and goodness.

A brilliant post

Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sherry
I used to live around the corner from Beth in Atlanta. Her personal residence is just up from the Bobby Jones Golf Course and is stunning. She doesn't have a website but her home was featured in Veranda a few years back . you
you might try the Veranda website to see more of her work.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Bring the crash cart for me too. Love it all. Definitely makes my heart beat faster. Happy happy birthday. Have a great time. xO ,Mona

Splendid Willow said...

Happy birthday BEAUTIFUL, creative, smart, talented, witty and good hearted Sherry!

I adore you!

Yes, the rooms are absolutely drool worthy (:

oxox, Mon

P.S I am planning a trip to Atlanta this spring. Just so you know - I am taking you out for lunch!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Oh My Goodness! You had me at the first picture...gorgeous. Sherry, Have a wonderful birthday. xo, Sherry

Lisa Scibilia said...

Sherry, HHHHHappy Birthday from one of your blog stalkers. I don't comment often since I read on-the-go from my phone but want you to know how inspirational and fun your blog is. I enjoy it so much. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and thanks for all that you share over here!

Just Spiff It said...

I ditto every comment you made about each photo. Love those doors into the kitchen - and the sink photo also. thanks so much for the awesome post. It was and is wonderful!!

Just Spiff It said...

I ditto every comment you made about each photo. Love those doors into the kitchen - and the sink photo also. thanks so much for the awesome post. It was and is wonderful!!

designchic said...

I died when I got my issue and saw this feature...adore every image and love the warm and relaxed feel of the painted brick and gorgeous ottoman. And the wallpaper in the bathroom...fabulous!! Have to agree with you on hiding the plumbing though...so glad she's not COMPLETELY perfect!

Nancy said...

You're MY age! yay! It does suck, but you are so stylish and young in spirit, so that trumps the age number entirely!
Love your selections and your taste!
Nancy @ Powellbrowerhome.com

Jennings and Gates said...

Hi Sherry! Beautiful, peaceful rooms. We're your newest followers and we've added your beautiful blog to our blog list!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Oh my gosh Sherry that family room, those doors! I love it all!

Wishing you such a happy birthday, friend. And there's no way that you are old, lady! You are one of the youngest people I know!! I mean it!

Have a great trip! Talk soon!

Lori

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

That's it... I'm subscribing to this magazine once and for all. Adding it to my ever growing stack. GORGEOUS! P.S. hope you had a great birthday! xo

The Pink Pagoda said...

I need to keep my eye on AH&L. Gorgeous photos! Happy, Happy Birthday!

C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine said...

How LOVELY! Sometimes I can't decide what I love most - the subtle elegance shown in the first house, or the vibrant explosions of color, like in the second. Maybe I'll just have to have two houses someday!

And speaking of Atlanta - I was just swooning over all the pictures from a gorgeous Atlanta house that was featured in the latest issue of Veranda. I put up pictures on my blog. You could take a peek, if you don't have that issue yet. :) xoxo

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sherry- Happy Birthday!

The room in that house with the black fireplace surround and black paint on the french doors got me. Love the black to sharpen everything up. Dreamy house!

Loretta

inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration.
I wish you a lovely week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Bring Pretty Back said...

Sherry , Your comments on the post cracked me up!!These are amazing home and I must admit when I see homes like these I look around my own than think ..mine looks a bit less than...
But to answer your question
YES~ PRETTY!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Morgan said...

Oh man, I love that blue dining room! And the framed fabric prints!

Junell said...

Drooling & laughing which means I am off to change my Poise....
Now go celebrate that birthday & don't be hiding under any blanket but if you do make sure it is a Hermes.

Interior Design Musings said...

ok, first - I too am loving that apron over the sink! It's amazing how a small tweak can make something old totally fresh and current. For me it's the longer sections between the scallops. Secondly, I've seen pictures of you and know for a fact that you are totally lying about your age. No way your between 59-61 ;) Would love a post on what you are doing to look so young!
M.

LisaMende said...

you aren't old! you are like a fine wine just keep getting better! love your moxy! Beautiful photos!

allumer * decor said...

I just love your blog... always beautiful. I put you on my tag list today... come over and see! Hope you play along... I would love to learn more about you!

Lissa Pierce said...

Brian's space is more my speed but all is gorgeous non the less.
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one!

Rooms by Ann said...

These really are some beautiful rooms thanks for sharing.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

As my mother says, getting old is better than the alternative. Amen. Most days! I am dying over that wallpaper in the bathroom. The whole house has me, really. But I want that wallpaper. Right now. Hope your birthday was fantastic!!

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