Monday, April 27, 2009

Peekin' On Pickin' - Rebekka and Manley's Place

Rebekka was my very first College roommate, and is just one of the coolest people I have ever known. Shortly after we received our rooming assignment, we were e-mailing back and forth about how we wanted to decorate our little dorm "cell", and let me tell you - it was an incredible space! At least we thought so, at the time. I suppose it's not difficult to improve a room with yellowish-white concrete walls and hideous metal closet doors! We had some good times in that room.

Rebekka taught me some important life lessons, such as how to create the perfect sweet and salty combo by adding M&M's to a bag of popcorn. The candies melt so nicely on the inside, but the little colored shells keep them from melting in your hand. I haven't eaten plain popcorn since Freshman year! She also introduced me to some great music. I think I was able to teach her a thing or two as how to make a s'more in the microwave. I am also responsible for introducing her to the snow plow. I am quite familiar with them, being from Chicago and all, while she is a Southern gal from Birmingham, where snow plow sightings are apparently not so common.

Rebekka transferred to another College for Sophomore year, and somehow, I always imagined that she would become a painter, or graphic designer. She is indeed an artist, but her canvas is the kitchen. She found herself in Culinary School, and is working as a personal chef in Nashville.

I have never been able to see Rebekka's place in Tennessee, but I knew her well enough to know that it would be cute - and I was absolutely right! I asked her to share a few photos for a house tour. If you stop in for a visit, please sign the Guestbook! (a.k.a. Comments) Thanks for dropping by - y'all!

Beautiful. I LOVE the window treatments!

Diggin' the gold chair and the birdcage. Good idea, Rebekka! I love the color of the artwork.

What a cute dining space! I'm sure you could have guessed that I adore the chandelier.

Great choice in paint color, and towels. I believe we saw the cute tiles at Maggie's place too!

Loving the twin beds, table, wall color...

Pretty bedding! I wouldn't mind being a guest in this room.

Great Master bedroom! The drapes are elegant, as is the wall color with the bedding. I think the headboard is Domino-esque! (Domino was my favorite magazine, but is no longer being published. Darn the economy!)

Isn't that a great photo collage? Awwww...I see at least one of Rebekka and Manley! I like the lighting too.

Lovin' the piggy bank!

Thanks to Rebekka for contributing to my 100th blog post. Happy Hundred!


  1. I'm loving Rebekka's place!!! Her style is right up my alley:) Love the damask and pillow designs. I remember Rebekka as being one of the most creative people at Asbury. Love,

  2. Yes, loving those damask/toile curtains in the living room. I enjoy seeing others play with bright colors on the walls (I have a hot pink bedroom and a red living room)!

  3. These are great pictures! I love how her style is fairly neutral then she'll add one pop of color and it just brings such life to the space. Great!

  4. You're so sweet Abby. Another thing you introduced me to...the STEAMROLLER! HAHAH!

  5. cute! it has a very southern look

  6. It's very pretty! Love the neutrals and the strong contrasts of black!

  7. I knew Rebekka's home would be like this. She has always had great style!

  8. Hey Abby, I love this blog your doing and love the way Rebekka's house looks.
    Come down to Birmingham next when you can.

  9. Thank you all for your comments! Lisa, I would LOVE to visit Birmingham - my husband was pretty close to getting a job there at one point, and we thought it was SO beautiful!

  10. I love this what you do feature blog homes? I will have to take a look around!

  11. Chef E...I DO feature some homes every now and then. I believe there are 3 on here so far, and hopefully more to come! I hope you enjoy the tours. :)