Design Obsession......Ruthie Sommers

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I had a not-so-super day today.

We couldn't get to NYC because it currently, looks like this.

Anyway, we spent most of the morning arguing with a less than nice Airline desk attendant.

Serenity. Serenity.

On to something to improve my mood, the lovely designs of the even lovlier, L.A. Based designer Ruthie Sommers.

I remember when I discovered Ruthie's gorgeous design aesthetic in a Domino article about her daughter  Eloise's (precious name) baby bedroom.

I'm really into her mix of pricier antiques and re-purposed vintage finds.

And because I'm really into pink and chocolate brown rooms right now, I'm loving these pictures.

 This office is FABULOUS.

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My friend Liz would die over this room. Eclectic Style meets Southern Charm.
That love seat is a recovered/piped vintage find. 
Love it.

 Her dressing room.

 Full view of above room.

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Ruthie outside her former store, Chapman Radcliff

I'm loving that Ruthie's design sense is unique and that she's not afraid to take risks.
I also love the mix of Hollywood Regency, Southern Charm, and Eclectic Style.

It doesn't hurt that she's also from the South and cut her teeth in NYC.
My hero!