Friday, December 31, 2010

sparkle + shine

I always feel refreshed at the end of one year and the coming of another. So filled with hope of what the next year will bring and grateful for the events of the one past, a feeling that I will happily be raising a glass (or two!) of bubbles to tonight.

(via british homes and gardens)
Wishing you all the best in 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

a moment of calm

I am flying back to Wyoming tomorrow and already feel anxious about stepping foot on the plane. However, this lovely home designed by Phoebe Howard instantly provided a moment of calm. It is everything I love about the spaces she creates and you know that I just love neutrals. She did a great job creating a both elegant and inviting home.


(via atlanta homes and lifestyles)

Monday, December 27, 2010

for the love of olive branches

I am a picky eater and although I have grown to like many things olives are one of the many things that I just will not eat. The last time I tried they were rolled in cheese and nuts so I thought maybe I could handle them but alas I apparently I consumed them with a very rude look of disgust. However, olive branches I adore and not to eat but as a home accents. Their color and organic structure make any room just a bit more welcoming and can soften a room of clean lines.



(rooms via the book Down South II)

book worm

Over Christmas my book collection grew (which I always love) however my space for these books has sadly grown sparse. However, I don't that would be a problem if I had these lovely book storage solutions.


(chicago home and garden and House and Leisure)

Friday, December 24, 2010

deck the halls!

Merry Christmas eve! I hope that your halls are decked, presents are wrapped and that you are with the ones you love.

(via style at home)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

rustic refined {holiday decor}

I can not count the number of times I have posted on rustic refined decor, I would be remiss to not post some holiday decor in the style. I especially love the lights hanging from the ceiling mixed with the stars and pinecones.

(via living etc)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

office lust {jade and chocolate}

I am a very busy bee getting ready to go home for the holidays and wish that I was making a to do list and checking it twice in this light filled and glamorous office.



(via timothy whealon)

Monday, December 20, 2010

perfectly layered

I love the eclectic and cozy feeling of layered artwork but so often it can also look messy. This mantle is perfection in my book due to the scale of the images and small collection of knick knacks in the forground.

(via canadian house and home)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

gift guide {for the gals}

So I am a procrastinator. I have the best of intentions to do things like buy my ski pass is August when they are sale or start my christmas shopping early and well it never happens. I started Christmas shopping today--case and point. So I thought for all of you (I hope I am not the only one) that procrastinates here are a few gift ideas for the all the girls on your list.

(winifred grace bracelet, john robishaw travel wallet, aubin and willis blanket, gold wishbone from jayson home and garden, banana republic slippers and jonathon adler pillow)
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

quaint kitchen crush

I am about to pop out the door for a holiday party in wildly inappropriate shoes for our current weather (oh well) but before I do I had to share this downright charming and cozy kitchen. Something about the holidays and cold weather makes me crave rustic and simple spaces just like this one.

(via country living uk)

Monday, December 13, 2010

designer crush {antonio martins}

Any designer that utilizes a neutral palette and organic materials I swoon. Then add a little eclectic flair and perhaps a well placed shot of color and I am an instant fan, which is why my newest design crush is on Antonio Martins.




Friday, December 10, 2010

pretty in pink {and taupe}

Wow, what a busy week! I am so looking forward to a peaceful weekend but before it starts I just wanted to pop in with a little interior eye candy. The taupe and pink combination is just divine in this home and I can't help but let out a sigh when I look at these images.
(rooms designed by suzanne kasler)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

apres ski {tres} chic

I have a confession, I do not like winter clothing. I just love flip flops and j.crew tissue tees so much that I have a difficult time trading them in for boots and cable knit. However, living in a ski town I am beginning to get funny looks for wearing skinny jeans and flats that lack any traction. Now, if only I had these items in my closet to change my closet to transform these feelings...

(via wallace sewell, rebecca taylor cape, kate spade clutch, chloe boots, YSL ring and aubin and willis sweater dress)
I also would secretly love to be that girl that went overboard and wore this ensemble for an apres ski beverage!

Monday, December 6, 2010

milk and honey home

Julie Holloway and Anisa Darnell are truly a talented and savvy design duo. Most recently these two Georgia based designers opened up an adorable online store, Milk and Honey Home. The store is extremely well curated and features many unique and charming finds.

That italian cake stand is definitley on my Christmas wish list (hint hint!) and Anisa can customize this word art for a truly personal touch to your home. Their impeccable taste is also apparent in the spaces they design. How amazing is this wall!

And not matter where you live these two gals can help inspire and guide you with their Decorating at a Distance services. They provide samples, room layouts and inspiration boards, like this jaw dropping swedish inspired board.
I could not be happier to have them on as a delight by design sponsor! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please e-mail me at delightbydesign@gmail.com for rates.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

getting ornamental

I am not putting up a tree this year, as I wont be here for the holidays but I just can't help but lust after new ornaments! All of these from Jayson Home and Garden have stolen my heart for their stylish and unique look.


Have you found any new and irresistible ornaments this year?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

color pops {magic of magenta}

It is amazing to be how just little hints of a bold color can make a stronger impact than if they were covering a room. How the ribbon on a curtain or even a dish towel can make a room come alive. The way bright magenta is used so sparingly in these rooms but is the first thing you notice if perfect proof of that.

And what a genius idea to have the small corners of stained glass!
(via nuevo estilo and atlanta homes and lifestyles)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

eye candy {wall of keys}

There are so many lovely things about this vignette--the beautiful double mirrors and the lovely accessories but what I just adore is the wall of vintage keys! Such a wonderful and unique idea that is sure to add an eclectic charm to any space.

Monday, November 29, 2010

deck the halls {silver + pine}

It is especially early for me to pull out the holiday decor but last night I fully decked my home! As always, I love simple and understated holiday decor. A pine and silver palette is especially appealing to me at the moment for its elegance and classic appeal.


(via style at home and british homes and gardens)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

a soak + sleep

I had a wonderful and snowy Sunday on the slopes--however the ski fitness yoga class I have been taking did not prevent an exhausted body. All I want to do is take a long hot soak and curl up in a plush bedroom...

(via At Home via 1st dibs)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

thanksgiving {in cranberry and pumpkin}

I have always put so much effort into coming up with a unique Thanksgiving palette but I forgot how lovely the traditional colors of the holiday can be. I am currently enamored with the combination of deep rich cranberry with golden pumpkin.

Monday, November 22, 2010

lovely log {storage}

This weekend I think I went through over 15 logs in my wood stove-- 'tis that time of year. I do not have enough space to stack my wood inside so each fire leads to a snowy adventure on to my deck. However, I do love these indoor log storage solutions...



(via elle decor, erin martin and skona hem)

Friday, November 19, 2010

home crush {worn + refined}

This home is so warm and welcoming. It looks as though it has been lovingly lived in forever. I love the weathered look of the fireplace mixed with the clean lines of the coffee table.

And although my feet are chilly just thinking about having a brick kitchen floor, it really is the perfect choice for this adorable farmhouse inspired kitchen.

However, my favorite room in this amazing dressing room---the high back of the sofa and the bamboo lamps and of course the feminine botanical print pillows!