Inspiring Spaces: Zero Entry Showers

This summer I’m planning to make a splash! Yes, the girls and I will be logging plenty of pool time. But I’m hitting the open waters at work, as well. More specifically, I’m taking on a project that will incorporate a zero entry shower. Y’all know I live for a bathroom remodel and this new-for-me design is especially exciting. I love how the incredibly utilitarian “wash room” layout can fee evaluated, even sophisticated, with the right materials. I can’t wait to show you the finished product. In the meantime, here are some spaces fueling my inspiration.

Room Reveal: Belle Meade Boys Bathroom

Maybe it’s because I’m a “girl mom,” but I find boy spaces especially fun and creatively fulfilling. Case in point: This sweet bathroom shared by two brothers. Bathrooms are a space that can take a heavy dose of whimsy so we went with the playful and beloved “Serendipity” wallpaper by Sister Parish. The trim and wainscoting were painted a complementary blue to ground the room, while polished nickel faucets and hardware lend just the right amount of sparkle. It’s a grown-up approved kids’ space that cleans up nicely!

Photos by Leslee Mitchell

Happy Mother's Day from Alexander Interiors

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! This sweet occasion always puts flowers on my mind. That being the case, I thought I’d share some virtual bouquets from one of my favorite Instagram accounts—floral extraordinaire Cathy Graham (@cathybgraham—go follow her!) I’m obsessed with her stunning arrangements. No one else so effortlessly mixes chic and relaxed. See below for some of her all-time best arrangements.

Hope all you mamas out there get some time to stop and smell the roses today!

Shop Talk: Lovely Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This sweet holiday is a wonderful time to celebrate, yes, your mama and grandmama. But also all the other special women in your life. (Sisters, aunts, life-long friends, I’m looking at you!) Today, I’m sharing six easy, totally charming gifts. They’re stylish, timeless, and, best of all, products from female founded and run companies. Here’s what I’m planning to give—and maybe even get—this Mother’s Day!

1. LAKE Pajamas. Super-soft pima cotton is hard to beat. Also, available in Mommy & Me styles! $114; lakepajamas.com

2. Dixie Design Note Cards. Timeless blue and white stationery, with a touch of whimsy. From $32; dixie-design.com

3. Lizze Love Paintings. Stunning, original artwork at an equally beautiful price point. From $150; lizzyloveart.com

4.Weezie Towels. Because there is nothing more elegant than a monogrammed hand towel. $40 for pair; weezietowels.com

5. Biscuit Home Tin Plates. Classic china patterns, such as the Tobacco Leaf show here, in a picnic-ready (read shatter proof) tin. $12 each; biscuit-home.com

6. Susan Gordon Pottery Earrings. This new Leaf-and-Pod design is as delicate and striking as the rest of the Alabama artisan’s work. $48; susangordonpottery.com