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Tobi Fairley

It's Friday, thank gawd, and what a rough week it's been. I battled the flu, and I've been on pins and needles waiting for my younger sister to go into labour with her first kid (she was due on Wednesday). I have the day off from work today so my husband and I decided to tackle laying floating hardwood flooring in the master bedroom (which has been sitting in boxes piled up in the bedroom for MONTHS). It's GORGEOUS hardwood and I'll get some photos on here eventually of it. But for now I need a little pick-me-up, and I think some photos from the portfolio of Little Rock, Arkansas based interior designer Tobi Fairley should do the trick. She clearly enjoys playing up a space with lots of pattern and pretty colour choices. I couldn't help but smile as I snatched up these photos from her website.


Reader Comments (14)

Man-O-man, where do people get their incredibly different sensibilities! That room with the black sofa and sea shell art work has such visual depth and sparkle. I love the foyer space in the photo to the left of it with the chest---I've had it saved in my favorites file for a while, but didn't know who designed it. ;o)

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

My kind of woman! Look at all that glorious colour!!!

I love those orange side tables! Anybody know where they're from?

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLizabethy

Well..... I am Inspired. Absolutely, wonderfully, over the rainbow, Inspired. Thank you.

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Lee

She is pretty awesome with colors and patterns. Go Tobi!!!

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn G Russell

Thanks for the inspiration, I've been looking for ideas for my sunroom.
Now I think I've got it.

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrash Pad Girl

Traditional, but with a wonderful tweak at the expected. High cabinets to end a couch, rather than the trad end tables. A collection of artwork in identical old-fashioned frames, which would usually display muted artwork -- instead, bright pops of nature photographs. I don't know if you can update a federal (?) setting, but you can see the attempt -- maybe a few more striped materials? I'd change out the artwork in the chocolate & pink living room for something livelier, but otherwise, it is perfect -- I'd love to live in that.

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird


As a Little Rock resident, I get so excited to see Tobi represented on the blogs I read daily. We're so proud of her around these parts! So talented!

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary H

Is it just me, or is the 3rd photo of the dresser(with the bold wall pattern) and the 2nd last photo of the kitchen awfully pretty? I would KILL to live there! :)

22 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Tobi, we heart thee. I am in love love love with her rooms - she has such a special knack for color and pattern that's surprising, but never "too far."

23 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSanity Fair

Great color and pattern. She creates a cozy welcoming feeling, with lots of fun!

Just Awesome.Wat a great creative mind!!!!

23 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRamya

Well Ladies,
Thank you for the lovely post. I truly appreciate your kind compliments. And thank you to all your readers who are fans of my work. It is comments like these that inspire me to keep creating beautiful spaces. I love you people! :-)

2 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTobi Fairley

Just wonderful - love the soft furnishings and sense of balance, perfect colours and shapes love love!

7 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Defazio

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