Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Things I'm all about this week.

Have you read this article yet ... The Sweet Spot?
You can read it hereIt's so well-written and if you have kids you'll either remember the sweet spot, will be there soon or if your lucky enough you're in the sweet spot right now:)

This house featured on Coco & Kelley .. it just screams summer time to to me! All bright with butterflies, vines and flowers...

featured in Living, etc.
Wallpaper Schumacher

I'm also all about summer sales. Here are some deals I found...
 (and psssssst.... everything is under $100!)

This art 

On sale for $75 by Jenny Vorwaller. You can find it at Joy & Revelry.

Monogrammed glass hurricanes are 20% off at Pottery Barn.

These chairs and these chairs at Restoration Hardware are $29-$39. At that price?  No need to buy folding chairs anymore--how great would these be for large dinner parties or hosting thanksgiving dinner, right?

This black metal planter from Restoration Hardware is $83.

This lucite tray is 50% off at C Wonder.

Need an Ikat pillow? This one from C Wonder-- 50% off. This sale is insane. You must check it out!

These mercury glass vases are less than $20 at West Elm.

Bold black and white abstract paintings at West Elm are $69. And this would be a great way to display them ....

lonny magazine


This outdoor rug from Company C is 20% off. I'm going to use it on my lower level patio attached to the walk-out basement. It's a total snooze fest out there and this will certainly brighten things up.

If you don't know about Company C you should! These folks know color... it's their passion in life.  Here's some of their other goodies...

Company C pillows
Company C chair
Company C chair

Company C bedding

And last but certainly not least,  you won't want to miss the new August/September online issue of Adore magazine from our mates down under.

You can read it here

Need help decorating you space? I can help with anything from a total remodel to freshening up with pillows and accessories. Don't live near me? That's ok I offer e-design services too! for more info contact me at

Enjoy your summer shopping and thanks for reading!! xoxo

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What's your chair style?

When you're designing your table and seating arrangement do you keep it all uniform like so?

Tobi Fairley ... you check it out here!


Or are you like "Hey, let's shake it up a bit in here??? 

Caitlin Wilson

Here are my rules of engagement when planning what chairs you should use around a kitchen or a dining room table.
Have a round or square table?
I tend to keep all of the chairs the same...
Rectangular or Oval Table?
Love mixing it up by choosing different host and hostess chair styles.
Although, I love keeping the scale of the chairs the same ....
Honestly? I'm totally torn.
What's your chair style?
Do you like to shake things up or keep it all uni??
Also on my mind?
Big shades.
all above images via pinterest unless otherwise noted
I just need a room large enough for one of these babies:)
And, I'm actually recommending one for a client of mine and doing the research as we speak. I'll share my finds next time!
Keepin' it Realz
Have you tried these yet?
They're life-changing.
I'll be honest I have no idea how much laundry detergent to use in every load. I wing it every single time. 
This is like laundry for dummies. Perfect amount and no mess or drips. Your laundry room will thank you.
 Thanks for reading! xoxo

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Things I'm all about this week...

How cute are the royal couple with their new baby?

I mean seriously???
Look at them.
And Kate's hair?



You can get Kate's similar polka dot look here or here.

Thin lips? Whaaaat??... yes, I have thin lips. But not any more... not since I watched this video. Check it here.
on your phone? click here
I wore this dress over the weekend. LOVE. It's soooo pretty and it was on sale to boot. Score one for me.
I'm obsessing over this wallpaper that was featured by Beth Connolly on Chinoiserie Chic.
I don't know what's beyond that entry I just know I want to live there. It's navy and white perfection.
I managed to throw these flowers together for my goddaughter's christening this weekend.

Fun and girly aren't they?
 You can never go wrong with white and various shades of green and pink. All of these flowers came from Produce Junction and cost $35 in total. Love that place.
Also coveting my friends fire table from RH
Fabulous, right? I want to roast marshmallows here. Among other things.  If you want to pull the trigger on it go here.
And these jeweled-tone pieces for fall?
tory burch
Yep, I said fall.
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Need the perfect seating arrangement? I've got the solution for you ...

Versatile and FUNctional Floor plan

 I have an awesome new client with young kids.  She's so excited to freshen up her family room which is large and bright but long and narrow.

We're  going to make this space more functional for her kids so my number one priority is to make a comfortable cozy spot for the kids to watch TV and also provide additional seating for entertaining and adult conversation.
Since the room is so large I'm going to design two seating areas ... one for the kids to watch TV and one for the adults to hang out and chat and have a cocktail or two or six:)
All the while keeping in mind this could be a room that evolves and changes as her kids get older so I'm going to provide her with a very versatile floor plan.

My answer?  Four chairs and an ottoman. It's fun, fresh and modern and if she gets bored with the look someday she can move the chairs around the house!
check it below.

sarah richardson
otherwise noted all images via pinterest
Here's the  floor plan

You can see the room is long and rectangular but plenty big for two seating areas. 
When you walk into the room you will be greeted by the four funky fun chairs and a table that will immediately make you want to sit down, relax and stay awhile.
But if you want to catch up on the latest sponge-bob square pants episode the four chairs will not obstruct your race to the sofa. Perfect, right?

Here's a few chairs that may work in your home...


layla grace

z gallerie

layla grace

restoration hardware
west elm
serena & lily
Do you have furniture placement issues in your home? Why not try four chairs and an ottoman?

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