Ever since Chicago area designer Anne Coyle turned up in O at Home, I have been taken by her comfortable, colorful approach to decorating. She often treats unexpected colors as neutrals, such as lavender and orange.
I fell in love with Lulu DK fabrics at at the Kip's Bay Show house when I saw their iconic "Chant" for the first time on a roman shade, and Anne only reinforced my passion for it when she used in in her client and friend's dining and living room. I am so excited to be using Lulu DK's fabrics in my friend Kathy's gorgeous living room re-do. I hope she'll let me post some pics!
The last picture is from Cottage Living's 2006 Idea house, in which Anne did a beautiful job mixing soft colors with interesting metals.
(images are from Style Court post, originally from Cottage Living, and O at Home magazines)