Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cottage Love #60 - Lulu Dk's home

I was searching for art last weekend for a client. (a favorite thing to do) and I popped over to Lulu Dk's site. I've long admired her bohemian style and ability to mix textiles, colors and objects fearlessly. We've all seen her charming home over the years but today I'm sharing her home tour from a while back with OKL. She shares her home with her husband and three sons. 

Her antique textile collections. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Love the look - Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving seems to (well really Halloween) kick off the excuse to indulge in lots of goodies! As I mentioned, I am hosting this year. I need to look cute but still be comfortable. As we all know, the amount of running around entertaining entails. This year, I am opting for a pretty light blouse, leather pants with a little elastic in the waste (god I sound old) waste of course, and flats. I've created two looks, one is a bit more casual and less expensive than the other. Now I just need to make sure that I don't accidentally dip my sleeves in the gravy. I don't know about you, but I love this time of year and tend to splurge! (a little too much maybe)...Olivia always looks perfect, doesn't she?

1//2//3//4 -faux //5 - real//6//7//

1. My holiday nail color!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Setting the table - Thanksgiving

As I may have mentioned, I am hosting Thanksgiving this year! I'm excited about this because I really enjoy cooking, entertaining and decorating for the holiday season. I spent some time this morning planning and pulling together my table setting ideas. I'm a firm believer in layering tablescapes. Above is a peek at the beginning of my design. I always use freshly cut flowers and lots of candles.

Here are some Thanksgiving table settings that spoke to me. I am always inspired by Aerin Lauder and Tory Burch's classic and colorful designs!!
Tory Burch 

Jamie of Furbish Studi
Aerin Lauder

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crushing on: Velvet

I have always ADORED velvet fabrics. Lucky for me, so do most of my clients!! With all the velvet fashion out there, I am having trouble deciding just what to purchase for the holiday season! I'm leaning towards green!
Velvet blazers
Velvet Tank - J.Crew
Wide leg velvet pants

Monday, November 6, 2017

Dental Chic

I've been loving soft feminine color palettes mixed with rich grey lately. Summer Thornton never disappoints with her unpredictable color palettes and talent for beautifully combining furniture, objects and finishes. Here is a dental office she designed. I suppose if you need a crown you may as well feel like a queen while getting it. What I love most is every element would translate well in a home. Now, I am curious what they charge for a cleaning???  See more images and Summer's gorgeous work here.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Shelter Loves

While my kids were getting ready for school this a.m. I taught them the beauty of the word "Friyay".
Although I have my own business and feel blessed to love my job, I am always happier to see a Friday am than a Monday one! I had a great work week, I'm designing some pretty cool projects right now. I've been doing lots of brainstorming and creative thinking. Here's what made the love list this week! Cheers. xo

1. Ann Taylor has the prettiest little shoe collection. These kitten heeled cuties are perfect for work and casual holiday parties. 
2. Sezane has opened a NY store! How sweet are the feminine design details?
3. Words to live by.
4. + 5.  I've been really into learning more about women artists who lived and honed their skills during the mid-late 20th century. Helen Frakenthaler was one that I have been reading up one. I may use one of her prints as the starting point for a fresh design in my daughter's room. 
6. I am looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving this year. I'll be sharing my table scheme ideas next week!
7.  I love everything about this photo.  I adore braids, this one is perfection. 
8. I've got the feels for Marc Jacob's snapshot bags. There are so many to choose from.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Love the look - vest season

I can't think of a better way to add dimension and extra warmth to an outfit during the transitional fall months than with a vest. With so many materials, fabrics and textures to choose from, you really can't go wrong. Cheers to the vest! Here's a round up of some of my faves and styles. xo

Today is Shopbop's last day of their surprise sale! Scoop up this vest or a number of other amazing options!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Shelter Loves

Hello, hello. I've missed you all. I am not going to sugar coat it, life can be scary and sad. I wasn't up for much blogging last week but I think it is also a good distraction, so I am back at it today. Work is also going very well, so that is a positive......Here are some of my top pins from the past couple of weeks! Thank you for stopping in, have a great day. xoxoxo

1.  THIS. I am guilty of it. Nothing is ever going to be perfect, so try to see the positive, be thankful for the good, enjoy the ride, stay strong for others you love and get through the sad with your tribe. 
2. I am a high-low outfit gal and clearly am loving graphic tees under blazers. The sneaker fad is A-Ok with me too. 
3. The front of house rehab is finished (except for the high gloss door). Thanks to my rockstar Dad for doing all the work!!! A big thank you to Matty for your help too! I had a HUGE tree fall in my front yard during a wind storm last night, I am so thankful we are okay and that it missed the house. I am contemplating adding window boxes, so I can do this!!
4. The calming blues in this Mark D. Sikes living room are what I need right now.
5. I'm a big fan of art and discovering new artists. Vicki Sher's creations are very cool, including this mixed media one. 
6. I mean how can you not like these holiday earrings?? Even the name is yummy - The cotton candy earrings. 

7. I tend to like at least one piece of clothing with a little "wow" factor. I've been eyeing this sweater for a while now!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Love the Look

Good Morning! I wasn't able to share last week's look I am adoring, so I'm kicking off Monday with my usually mid week post! You all know I am a big fan of the high-low combo. It's also a good idea to never look like you are trying too hard. (wink wink) Alexa Chung has this idea down! Here she perfectly combines a dressy blazer with simple jeans. She chose the perfect pump to finish off her outfit. I also included my go to lipstick . Can you stand how adorable that Hillier Bartley bunny purse is?


**I've shared a high and lower priced pump option.


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