Time, Talent, Treasure

So, while I’m having the pleasure of spending time with dear friend of
mine {Denise} who flew in from Tulsa to spend the week with me, another
hometown friend of mine {also name Denise!} is helping me out with the
dead air time and filling it with her talented thoughts!
M DesignsDenise McGaha


I must admit that my latest obsession is benches.  In the past,
when I was concepting a room, my inspiration often came in the form of a
color, fabric, or great vintage rug.  Now I can only look for a place
to put a bench, garden stool or ottoman.

David Cafiero

Celerie Kemble

I love the feel that these pieces bring to the room.  Easy to move, TONS of option for color, a place to put all those books I am reading.  I am OBSESSED!

Bunny Williams

Palmer Weiss
Velvet, chintz, zebra hide, pumpkin mohair…I can’t decide.

I love these great new benches from Suzanne Kasler.  They are
inlaid with shagreen at Hickory Chair, and here have a great leather

I love a small bench or stool next to the tub.  As much as I try
to be alone for a relaxing bubble bath, there is always a visitor.  The
children…a cat…the thirsty dog…you know what I mean!  They need a
place to perch and a small bench is the perfect place for a candle or
drink while you relax.
Denise McGaha

M Designs
Can’t you see how great these versatile seating options can be at
changing the look of your living room, bedroom, and even your bath!

Thanks so much Kelly for the opportunity to guest post on your blog.
It’s an honor to be your friend and thanks so much for the chance to
meet all of your great followers.

Images courtesy of M Designs, Lonny Magazine and Suzanne Kasler

Dallas Denise and I go back almost a decade already.  Denise (and her
husband Scott) are probably THE most naturally stylish people I have
ever met.  They are both wildly talented, creative and have an eye for
detail and beauty.  Denise is a residential and commercial interior
designer in Dallas.  She is the mastermind behind M Designs and it has been amazing to watch her business grow.  I am proud of her, and there is nothing more beautiful than a true friend.

Miss you D!