Friday, March 21, 2014

Karlie Kloss Apartment

Recently on Domaine Home, the NYC apartment of supermodel Karlie Kloss was featured. She worked with designer Nate Berkus to see her vision come to life. I love the simple nature of her apartment- clean lines, neutral colors, with a touch of glam and plenty of cool.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Beverly Palm

I am loving the Beverly Palm print lately. I don't know if it is my desire for warmer weather or what, but I love the bold, iconic print inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Whether it is printed on a pillow, wallpaper, or tablecloth....give me some kelly green palms!

inspiration: Beverly Hills Hotel Fountain Coffee Room

love this watercolor rendition

I would pair the palm pillow with a black and white stripe pillow

loving this inspiration board from wood moss

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bedroom Love

I am not always a huge huge fan of Pottery Barn, however I am really digging their new indigo color scheme.  I am also loving their new bedding set.

I went by a local Pottery Barn Store, and thought it looked even better in person.

It has a nice relaxed, inviting and beachy vibe.  Perfect blend of feminine and masculine- which I think is always tough to find bedding that isn't too 'girly' or starkly masculine.

I always saw this new wingback chair in a new stripe, just in.  Looks so sharp in person!

What about you? Are you into Pottery Barn? I think they have come a long long way since I worked there years ago (wish I still had that discount for that bedroom set or this chair!)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Spindle Chair

I have been loving the spindle chair.  I love the uniqueness.   I love that it creates an interest in pattern in the woodwork, yet it is upholstered and comfortable to sit on. Plus, you could easily customize it with a fabric of your choice.  It is a great addition to a room begging for something bold and different, while still playing it safe.  It is very versatile and would look great in a classic and elegant space or a more bohemian space.

Where you can find these lovelies:


Pottery Barn

Ralph Lauren

Ethan Allen

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday! I spent mine with my entire family in D.C. Unfortunately the bubonic plague hit (ie stomach flu) and everyone ended up getting sick.  No Fun! But I think people are on the mend and we can focus on the new year ahead.

I really love January because I feel extra motivated to keep up on my resolutions and just do better in all aspects of my life:  healthier eating habits, new workout regimen (aka lose the baby weight), learn a new skill, read and study more, focus on expanding my business, and declutter my home (and closet and life really).  After all, a near year is a new beginning.

During and after the holidays my home and life seems just so cluttered; now that it's all over, it really is so freeing to declutter and simplify.  So this week I am:
- putting away Christmas decor
- putting away unnecessary knick-knacks
- cleaning out the kids toys (I like to store some away and rotate out on rainy/snowy days)
- Cleaning out my coset and donating

Hold me to it! I will keep you posted on my progress and encourage you all to do the same.  Once everything is simplified visually, than you can be inspired to revamp your home (and of course I'll be posting some inspirational ideas for your new year, new space!)

What are some of your resolutions?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

Can you believe Christmas is only 8 days away?!? How goes your Holiday shopping? Are you a last minute type shopper, online shopper, or do you like to fight the crowds? This year, with a newborn babe I've been doing a lot of online shopping. But I will admit, I miss fighting the crowds! I know, call me crazy, but I love the hustle and bustle amidst the holiday decorations and music in the background. 

So how are you going to wrap those gifts? If you are feeling even minorly ambitious, here are a few ideas for ya.  

First, my favorite is using brown craft paper.  There is so much you can do with it...a classic black and white ribbon topped with a sprig of evergreen; tie it with bakers twine (also classic) and bells; stamp it; draw on it; the possibilities are endless.  

 Simple White

Something a little more crafty- for the kids :)

Glitter and glam

Memorable Photo Topper

Hope you were inspired! Whether it is simple or over-the-top have fun with it. Good luck and get creative!!! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Prep Your Guest Room

This time of year is always a time where we open our homes to friends and family.  That means it is time to prep your guest room.  Amidst the chaos of decorating, holiday shopping, parties, and kids' school activities our to-do lists are overflowing.  So, I wanted to make it easy for you to prep the perfect guest room to suit all of your guests needs.

1. Clean and inviting bedding with plenty of pillows:

2. A bedside Carafe: you don't want house guests roaming the house in the middle of the night only to find you roaming your house in  your underwear.

3. Nightstand Reading: extra magazines, coffee table books, etc....

4. fresh towels and washcloths.

5. A toiletry basket: This is my favorite and one I always have on hand.  Use an old or new gift basket and fill it with travel-size toiletries such as tooth paste and tooth brush, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, bandaids, mini sewing kit, tylenol, tide to go pen, antibacterial soap, q-tip, kleenex, etc...

6. Fresh Flowers: besides making the space smell fragrant it shows you've gone the extra mile.

7.  Well-stocked guest favorite snacks: they will really appreciate the opportunity to snack at their leisure especially when travelling and are off-schedule (and you'll be glad to avoid any hungry grumpy people).

You are sure to be the star host if you follow these guest room prep ideas! (or perhaps you don't want to be the star host if you don't want a revolving door) 

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