Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gobbling Up Goods!

In the midsts of the black friday hoopla and scrambling to get your home perfect for thanksgiving…let's try not to forget all the beauty around us!  Thanksgiving in Connecticut (where i'm from) is one of the prettiest times of the years.  I love all the colors and Fall is the perfect inspiration for some pretty color combinations that you can try out in your home!  

try these paint colors fromBenjamin Moore

Autumn Orange

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fun Finds

I found some pretty purple door knobs that I want to use as coat/purse hangers and a fun shag rug to add an interesting element to my room!

 I like that the purples are different shades and the diamond cut helps reflect the light beautifully!

I found this rug and loved it! but it only came in a 2x3 so I bought 2 and sewed them together.  I just bought 2 more to attach so I can make an area rug!

The rug ties in the lavendar, creams and greys from my bed nicely!

 My kitten even gave her stamp of approval!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Reclaim The Past!

Being eco-friendly doesn't have to mean your home is aesthetically unappealing!  There are so many ways to incorporate "green design" into your home!  One way is to reuse things such as wood.  Reclaimed wood is one of my favorite elements to add to a room.  It really warms up the space and the look can be a little more rugged or more polished depending on your taste!
Elle Decor, Designed by Cavlert Wright, Photography by Roger Davies

Via Architectural Digest
I love the juxtaposition of the earthy wood elements with the stark white contrast! Simple but it makes a big statement!
Martha's Vineyard Farm House Kids Bed Room Via Elle Decor

Antique Herringbone Flooring.  Via Kitchen and Bath People
So beautiful!

One of my favorite sources for reclaimed wood is Elmwood.  They have beautiful selections and are amazingly helpful!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sale Shops!

Most people are familair with 1stdibs and One Kings Lane for great designer discounts but there are other sites out there with style steals as well.  Check them out below:

The Foundary features new designers so you can purchase some unique pieces that no one else has!  Another neat feature is that The Foundary shows which items are the best selling, allowing you to see what everyone is craving!

Joss and Main combine both contemporary and classic pieces to create a unique look!

Just Fab is a flash sale for modern design.  The site features inspirational photos, and limited time retail shops.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Emerald City

Jewel tones are some of my favorite colors and Emerald has been everywhere.  It's a summer trend that is making a nice transition into the fall!

Emerald looks great with other Jewel Tones that are equally as saturated, such as fuchsia, navy, mustard, and violet.

Neutrals such as silver, black, or beiges let Emerald take center stage and enhance the color!

Benjamin Moore - Emerald Isle
Pairs wells with:
Benjamin Moore - Ebony King

Benjamin Moore - Metallic Silver

Benjamin Moore - Navy

Louboutin - Gressimo

Look for less:

Ami Clubwear
Jay Godfrey Silk Dress
Paige Novick Rosie Pendant Necklace in Malachite. $ 500.00


Here are some inspiration for using emerald in your home!

Du Barry linen blend by Osborne & Little


Languedoc vase by Lalique; 212-355-6550

via Pinterest

Coastal Living
Via Domino Magazine

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Slithering in Snake!

Snakeskin prints are everywhere this fall!  Slither into some pretty scales with these finds!

Narrow Natural Snakeskin Cuff, $160, Cynthia Desser

Prada Python Boot
Kara Ross:
Wide Skin Wrap Cuff With Metal Plate, Fall Color Python.
Mixed Faux Snake Skin Envelope Clutch, $50, Topshop

Snakeskin Effect Earrings, Topshop


Steve Madden

Steve Madden
Blu Moon
Michael Kors

Try some snake print in your home:
Josef Frank faux python mirror c. 1940, $6,800; get it at1stdibs.com