Guest Room with Punch and Stylish Bloggers

 We're in the pink!
Our tiny but special guest room at the beach... 
Trés avante garde as this was done before the announcement of, you know...
Kravet buoy fringe is glued on lamp shades and coordinating tape sewn on matelassé drapes.
"Honeysuckle Pink" mixes well with peach, rust and warm brown.

A little bench was added and deep storage was built into the small room.
Sweet dreams.

I feel shy about this but these talented women,

Ashly at Moon Walk,  
Teresa at Splendid Sass
and Kristy and Beth at Design Chic
gave me a nice pat on the back with the

Thank you so much, Ashly, Teresa, Kristy and Beth.
The rules to accept this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share seven things about yourself. 
3. Award recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award
So, about me (in stream of conscientiousness order):
1.  I rarely forward chain letters, but this is sweet spirited. 
2. I have happily called it "home" in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Orlando, 
Paris, Fort Lauderdale, Mammoth Lakes and Newport Beach.
3. My sense of direction is BAD.  Can you imagine how often I was lost 
first living in these places before GPS?
4.  I've been married for 25 years to a handsome guy who always has fabulous jobs with 
perks for me like season passes for snow skiing.
5. I feel way taller than I am, even in flats (5' 1").   
6.  I have the smartest, cutest daughter and the funniest, athletic son.
7.  I always light the candles for dinner and my cup is half full.  No wait, it's full... it's spilling over!
My new-to-me, wonderful blog discoveries are: 
(Some of you great bloggers were already recognized and perhaps some below already have been, too):
Thanks for all the entertainment and inspiration you have given me.

Best Wishes,
Mary Ann


  1. Your taste is as always great. Love your guestroom. Congratulations on your award, you really deserve it.

    Come and enter my giveaway.

  2. Hello fabulous you!
    You really do deserve this award more than anyone I know...Enjoy it!
    Thank you for the mention of my blog in here...and for this fab. award too!
    Gosh,should I do a speech here? ;D
    I will gladly accept it, and pass this award on, to a lucky and talented blogger pretty soon....
    thank you and many hugs,

  3. Hello Mary Ann,
    Congratulations to you and
    Thank you very much for the recognition of my blog and award- I feel very honored!
    Like Lila I also accept this with joy and shall surely pass it on..
    have a lovely week
    xo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

  4. Congrats! You do have a beautiful blog! Oh - I love the pink too! I think I am always so drawn to pink because I live with a husband and two boys...no pink here!

  5. Anyone sleeping in that marvelous guestroom will look fabulous in pink!
    Nice work. Netta

  6. Mary Anne,
    I love the bedroom! The duvet cover and the lamp shades are great!
    Have a great day.

  7. So, glad you feel that way, Netta. Just have to get your guest robe monogrammed. :) Mary Ann

  8. Congratulations to you! You're not going to believe it but, as I was working on a post about your kitchen you sent me the message about the award! Thank you so much! I am so honored!! Stop by and see what I posted about you!

  9. What a gorgeous guestroom...and honeysuckle pink at that. Love that you chose it before the "it" color was announced!

  10. Fun to think that
    you were riding the
    crest of the {honeysuckle}
    wave...hah! Looks like
    a dreamy room for a guest.
    THANK YOU for the wonderful
    award! I will be sure to
    post about it in the near
    future : ) You are a very
    sweet new blog friend!!
    xx Suzanne

  11. Mary-Ann,
    Well aren't you just in vogue this year! (Pantone Vogue that is!) The room is lovely and soft. But watch out! I'm eyeing your nail head bench and sea shell mirror! Love them!

    Thanks so much for the Stylish Blogger Award! You are so kind. It's been wonderful getting to know you better. Have a wonderful evening.

  12. Wow, you have lived in some great places! Congrats on the award!

  13. Maryann, What a sweet new bloggy friend you are to bestow this honor on me with so many other lovely bloggers. I am really touched that you would even think of me, it means a lot. So funny that we both posted on Honeysuckle from two different angles today. I love love your guest room and in my book you have done Honeysuckle right, big time!!! Subtle and fresh and a very interesting color combination!!! Thank you so much for this!! Looking forward to getting to know you better throughout the coming year, Kathysue

  14. Hey Kathysue, like I commented on your blog...the color combo was influenced by our time spent Florida (that duvet is four years old from my daughter's bedroom when we lived in Fort Lauderdale). In fact, I got a call from my daughter from NY this morning. She was upset that I called her bedroom the guest room. Ah well. The little chick has left the nest. Sort of.
    Mary Ann

  15. Thank you Thank you Mary Ann! I am honored, thank you for thinking of me. I appreciated your visits to my blog look forward to getting to know you. Hugs to you!
    Nancy xo

  16. What a lovely guestroom!!! So pretty:) And congratulations on the award!!!

  17. ... the post is ready and linked to you girl...Thanks for the award!

  18. Oh I love your use of the Kravet trim and flat tape! What a gorgeous pink room- and ahead of the pink trend for 2011!

  19. Congratulations to you! I am loving those vignettes and touches of pink.


  20. Congrats on the well deserved award Mary Ann, and thank you kindly for passing it along to me - Delighted!

  21. Maryann,

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You really, really deserve it! You're so fun, talented and I just love your blog. I try to come here everyday to see if there's a new post! :-)

    It's so nice to know more about you too... wow, you're an interesting woman.

    ... and wow for your guest bedroom.. let me know when it's "vacant" so I can start packing! LOL


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  22. That room of yours? She's a beaut!! And I loved your "I feel way taller than I am..." I actually forget how tall I am sometimes, which is kinda nice. :)

  23. Wow, I am so honored... thank you for the award - can't wait to announce it to the world!!!

    This room is so beautiful AND functional - the built ins are my favorites.
    I always knew you were ahead of the curve!!!

  24. Bonjour Mary Ann. Congratulations on the award! Well done, you deserve it. And...what can I say... thanks so very much for passing it on to me! I'm honoured to be included in your list, especially since I we haven't "known" each other for that long... I will do my best to pass it on to some other lovely and stylish blogs. Thanks again and Lots of Love from London xo

  25. Thank you so much for checking out my blog and how fun to find YOU! Happy New Year!

  26. Loved learning more about you! Congrats on your award!

  27. Very elegant..., and of course I'm loving the mirror/plate vignette. There's lots of shells with pink in them..., and there's an actual color called shell pink too.

  28. Congratulations Mary Ann! Looks like you got another award (by me =) I love your bedroom, it so serene, but interesting and chic at the same time. The shell mirror is just gorgeous!

    xo Linda

  29. thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I am glad you found me and I am so excited to have found your blog. I LOVE your bedroom, it is so pretty!

  30. Congrats! Great to get to you know you a little better!! Your guest room is so pretty - love the touches of pink and peach. Lately, I've been all about that color combo!! Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and am your newest follower!

  31. Congrats on your award and I loved reading about you. That bedroom is beautiful and I just love that mirror surrounded by shells.

  32. Congrats Mary Ann!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today too...
    I love the built ins of the bedroom.....

  33. I don't think that I've ever seen quite as much interest in a new 'trend color.'. Honeysuckle is certainly making it's mark everywhere. Your guest room is lovely. I'm particularly taken with the passementarie on the lamp shade and the drapery panels. So well done! Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. I appreciate the follow, and I'm happy to follow you, too. Cherry Kay

  34. Hi Mary Ann! Your guest room is positively gorgoeus! I think any guest would be delighted to spend a night in a wonderful room! Happy New Year! Angie xo

  35. Wow! What an awesome room! Love it. Just found your wonderful blog via Pink Saturday. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    tammy @ www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

  36. Hi MAry Ann,

    What a lovely post about you. I love reading these kind of posts. It's so lovely to find more about about the person behind the blog.

    I loved your 'glass so full it's spilling' analogy. It made me smile!


  37. Hi Mary Ann!
    popping in via the blog hop! don't see much i'd change.. it's beautiful. :) i would love to see your photo/about me and archives moved up towards the top of your sidebar. otherwise.. great job! {new follower!}
    hope to see ya around my random neighborhood sometime!
    many blessings,

  38. Oh Mary Ann that mirror and it's shell rosettes are so beautiful. There are so many really creative and talented people in the world aren't there? I love seeing art made out of this medium.
    Your guest room is so pretty - I especially love those matelasse drapes and beautiful bedding!
    Thanks for sharing the link!


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