Saturday, December 20, 2014

wishing you a merry weekend!

Hope you're doing something fun this weekend! I hope to finish up my shopping and decorating!! I'm also going to sneak in a little holiday cookie baking before Tuesday! Enjoy!! xoxox 
Here are the diy directions for the Merry sign!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Love the look - holiday sparkle

I've been thinking about my holiday outfits and what I am going to put together. My look for Christmas and New Year's eve just wouldn't be complete without a bit of sparkle..Here's a selection of some of my favorites this year!! Jenna has such an effortless look. (top right)

1. The Lulu Frost designs are some of my favorites. Her prices are a bit higher but the pieces have a one of a kind look and the quality is beautiful.
2. There is something so sweet about bows..Bow ring
3. By Lauren Hope: I am buying this to layer with my other bracelets. It looks great!!
4. So pretty...
5. I don't wear much red but a ruby ring is perfect this time of year!
6. I seem to collect J. Crew necklaces. They look fabulous!
7. Multi glitter earring, nuff said.
8. I love emerald stones and these statement earrings from Kate Spade.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shelter Loves....

Happy Wednesday!! Here is what caught my eye this week..There are lots of beautiful things out there to admire this time of the year!!

1. + 2. I couldn't find the exact shoes Grasie Mercedes is wearing but I am LOVING the navy satin for this time of year! These are similar. I'm liking Grasie's off beat style too. Read her blog here.
3. My New Year's resolution..I am working on this!! My friends and I literally have "bitch" sessions..hehe..We consider it free therapy.
4. A simple holiday table. This idea would be fun for a brunch table!
5. Okay, so I need to settle on something sparkly for the holidays. This one is on sale today!!
6. I cannot lie, I love a girlie bedroom!! I am especially loving the drapes..

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Deck the Mantel!

Holla! I'm running a bit behind with my holiday decorating this year.....I hope to finish up my mantel tonight or maybe tomorrow night. I'm trying not to drink wine on Monday and Tuesdays..There is something about the holiday season that makes you feel slightly like a glutinous lush, no?? I am thinking I will need a glass of wine in hand to take on the project with two kids under foot!

I've rounded up some inspiration today...I've included ideas for the traditionalist, the modernist and everyone in between. Did you happen to see Jenny's mantel on the Domino website? Loved it... (where does this lady find the time??) I actually had the privilege of working with Jenny on a design challenge once. Our ideas meshed well, she's great!

Jenny's mantel and a slew of others...

For the young at heart
For the naturalist

For the modernist

For the traditionalist

For the purist

For the glamrous

For the hipster

For the country lover

For the diy-er

For the transitionalist

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gift Guide - For the home...

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite gift guides! Ideas for the 
Decorista in your life... There is still plenty of time to place orders and receive your gifts before Christmas. Here is my round up.

1. Nate Berkus for Target...Love me a little Nate.
2. Baskets to organize the toys and other things in life.
3. Nice candles are worth the money. They smell pretty (not too sweet) and burn forever.
4. Monogrammed plates. I love almost anything with a monogram.
5. A gorgeous pillow makes a nice gift! (or a gift to yourself)
6. Beautify someones front door.
7. The iconic Zebra design is now available in a glass! Love! 
8. Holla!
10. This lamp would add a touch of glamour to any home!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Kitchen love....

I'll be back later today with a "gift guide" post but I just HAD to share this fabulous shot with you. How amazing is this stove and hood? Very European! This image is just a glimpse of Dianna Argon's beautiful home and backyard. Via "Justin Coit for Domaine Home"- see the rest of the story here!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shelter Loves

Happy Thursday!! I am loving glitter and prettiness galore this week! Sparkly details beat the cold, winter like blues! 
1.+ 2.  I adore layered necklaces like Liz's. Purchase similar versions here and here. J. Crew is still hosting 30% off and free shipping.

3. Simple greens and red berries make such a pretty statement. They have also used magnolia leaves here. I am decorating my tree with the kids tonight...I'll be decorating my mantel and front door this week. Where is this month going??
4. To complete the layered necklace look just add a white sweater!! This is also on sale!!
5. So True!!!
6. These earrings would be the perfect accent with a simple holiday outfit.
7. Do you dream of building a house someday? I would love to have the ability to customize an entire home. It would definitely house a desk area to organize the tons of paper work that comes home every week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Thanksgiving table

Today I am thrilled to share my Thanksgiving table with you all! As most of you know I hosted in my little house. I don't have a large family, so it wasn't an issue. I had a fire lit (thanks to Matty) and served all of my favorite dishes.  Along with turkey we had candied sweet potatoes, whipped mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade stuffing and apple pie.
The table setting mixed both vintage and new elements, including dessert dishes that have been in my family for years. The small dogs on the bar table were also my Grandmothers.

My children and I gilded the pumpkins together to prep for the day and my assistant, Meg and my Mom helped me set the table. A great event isn't complete without a stocked bar! I included the bar area photos too. You can also get a glimpse of my message center area. You have to make great use of every inch of space in a small home! 

Cheers, I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of my home. I also wanted to thank the photographer Ann-Marie Rollo for her wonderful eye and patience! This shoot took place on the darkest and rainiest of days but we pulled it off. Meg, Ann-Marie and I happily sipped wine by the fire afterwards! A big thanks to my Dad for lighting the fire that day!

The gilded paint is available at most Ace Hardware stores.. The wall color I used is from the Clark+Kensington and OPI nail lacquer collaboration. It is one of my favorite white shades called: Don't Touch My Tutu. It is a beautiful white color with the perfect amount of warmth.   

Product info:
Vintage gold glasses from: High Street Market
Bees wax candles: Creative Candles ** these candles did not drip, they burned beautifully.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Tis the season

As I mentioned Friday I headed up to Vermont for the weekend. We selected and cut down our tree on Bunny Farm. I plan to finish up my holiday decorating this week!! I will also be sharing the final shots of my Thanksgiving table and bar with you later today!! A huge thank you to my photographer Ann-Marie Rollo for finishing those up.
I came across Jessica Biel's home (images via Domaine Home) and some of her Christmas decorations.  I am loving the natural mix of elements and love the mix of mercury glass and green details on the table closeup. I also included a photo from Domino magazine of a fun table top. I purchased boxwood and will mix other greens in too. I am thinking of incorporating reindeer, trees and faux snow into my design!!

I am loving this black and white art wall!

I'd like to incorporate deer and trees into my Christmas mantel design. via Domino Magazine

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - For Him

I'm excited to share today's gift guides. I remember the days when guys were a bit difficult to buy for! Not so much anymore, there are so many great styles out there! Here I share some of my favorite finds for the special guy in your life!

1. I am loving these classic chukka boots. They'd pair nicely with t-shirts, blazers and sweaters! My boyfriend could use a pair of everyday boots like these!
2. This Hudson Bay thermos is perfect for coffee or soup or hot toddies on the go!
3. Cause you can't have too many scarfs and men don't usually have any!!
4. Beats by Dre headphones - you can run and work out with this type!
5. This satchel can hold a slew of goodies and a lap top too.
6. Who doesn't love a retro pair of Nikes?! I'd like a pair myself.
7. The J. Crew half zip sweater  - This sweater looks good on everyone. My boyfriend has a few, they are so flattering!
8. Warm and practical gloves!
9. The perfect way to keep their grooming musts organized.
10. Men should take care of their skin too. I love Kiehls moisturizer for men.
11. Everyone needs a little tartan. This tie is sharp!!
12. I can't live without slippers. I was telling Matty the other day he should get a pair! What's better than putting on comfy slippers when you get home. UGG suede slipper.
13. Because even if a guy isn't handy he should at least have the essentials at home. (A hammer, pair of screw drivers, pliers, a tape measure and a level). This is a great tool box!!
14. A personalized glass makes a great gift for someone such as a "male" boss. (Maybe toss in a bottle of scotch for good measure)


Related Posts with Thumbnails