Sunday, February 28, 2010

fall 2010 {pure romance}

It was such a beautiful late winter weekend here--I even got a little sunburned! It made me look forward to the long Wyoming summer days. Then I decided to peruse the looks of the fall 2010 shows and I was amazed by the outright femininity, romance and structure of alberta ferretti's collection.


Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

palmer weiss {portfolio update}

I thought it would be appropriate to end the week with a little touch of glamour! I was thrilled when I saw that one of my favorite designers, palmer weiss, update her portfolio with this stunning dining room! I just love the palette, faux wood wallpaper, high gloss buffet, stunning mirror and the unique light fixture that fits perfectly with the dining room chairs. I could go on and on...


The rest of this home is equally as fabulous and can be seen here. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

color pops {rich plum}

There is something about the color purple that is lately drawing me in. It just such a regal and rich color that I definitely would like more of in my life. It is also a color that is supposed to boost imagination and creativity--which is never a bad thing! And as with most bold colors, a little goes a long way...

(images via angie harnowsky, corrie bond, vt wonen and homes and gardens)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the beauty of botany

Today I will out of the office enjoying one of the perks of my job, our annual work ski day. However, when I am back in the office tomorrow I may just grab thumb tacks and start pinning up the pages of botany books on my walls.

(images via vt women)
Such a lovely and fresh look. I am also hoping that it may somehow help me discover my green thumb!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

craving {kage's beach line}

What am I craving after two days straight of waking up to negative temperatures? A trip to the beach, of course! Especially it comes with the new line of bags from Kage Handbags. Love the bright colors, sand dollar detail and unique shapes!

(images via kage handbags)
She also just recently started selling some very elegant wallets!

Monday, February 22, 2010

event inspiration {modern whimsy}

When I think of pink and green I think of lilly pulitzer prep but when I saw this bouquet (my new favorite!) with a hint of pink on the succulents it became apparent the combination can also be modern and whimsical.

(via parrott design studio, jose villa, sweet and saucy shop, saipua and cake girls)
Looking for more wedding and event inspiration--check of my previous boards. And if you are looking for something custom please e-mail me at delightbydesign@gmail.com and I would more than happy help!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

bluebird skies

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had a near perfect one--skiing, mimosas, walks by the river, catching up with friends and yoga. All of these activities were much more enjoyable due to fact that it was a bluebird sky weekend. It is not surprising that same shade of blue in the home can instantly calm and lift spirits.



(via 1st dibs, living etc, meg braff, kristin buckingham and michael graydon)
Wishing you a wonderful start to the week!

Friday, February 19, 2010

home crush {small + stylish}

In keeping with the theme of small spaces--I am just head over heels for this narrow row house of Erin McLaughlin, Style at Home Editor.
Along with just being lovely is also a great example of using pieces that are well selected (lucite always makes a room appear less cluttered) and scaled to the size of the space.

And white walls (Farrow & Ball’s Skimming Stone by the way) help lighten up a space and create the appearance of them being bigger.

Using two of my favorite madeline weinrib rugs definitley also helps move this home to the top of my dream home list.

I may also be partial, as she has horses gracing the wall of almost every single room and her dog is just too cute!

And with that, I am off to enjoy the sun that just peeked out. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

small bedroom solutions {the basics}

My first apartment in Chicago was a studio and I absolutely adored it...even the fact that my closet became the perfect cozy bedroom. Ever since I have had a soft spot for small bedrooms. If you are lucky enough have one there are a few simple and basic tricks to make them functional and lovable. First and foremost do not ignore it just because it is small---don't be scared to invest in a lovely headboard fabric or dreamy curtains...

As in all rooms of the house--take advantage of the magic of mirrors!

Utilize all the surfaces you have--if you have a window sill maybe skip the bedside table. And consider lighting options beyond the traditional table lamp.

Go vertical with shelving and storage. And think of pieces such as bedside tables for other uses, such as a workspace or vanity.

Lastly, replace or rehinge the bedroom door. The space of a door opening into a room takes away valuable square footage!

(via real living, canadian house and home, living etc, elle decor via design babylon, domin0)
Do you have any other additional basic small bedroom tips?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

pretty in polka dots

I think one of the most baffling style statements that I have heard was that someone didn't like polka dots! In my mind that in just unfathomable--it is one of my all time favorite patterns. Every single time I seem them all I can think of is Julia Roberts stomping divots in Pretty Woman. It is a pattern in my mind that could never go out of style and one I am so happy to see this season.

(kate spade, theory, kate spade, tory burch, 3.1 phillip lim, christian louboutin, comme des garconne)

Monday, February 15, 2010

event inspiration {by room}

I spent my day off making homemade ravioli and then cleaning up all the flour I covered the kitchen in. It is about time for me to start making the brown butter sauce and play hostess but wanted to pop in real quickly. I have been completely enamored by this image from lonny and when attempting to clean up my desktop of 800 images I came across it again and decided that it was the perfect inspiration for a spring backyard affair.

Do you agree?

(via studio choo, haltson, anna kern, sunday suppers, bonnie tsang,and avie designs)
And I am off! Hope you all have a great evening.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

warm and cozy {kitchens}

I am going to be starting a series that I am very excited about that is centered around cheap(er) home decor and small space solutions which will premiere later this week. However, in my research process I kept finding myself saving away these compact, cozy and warm kitchens. I particularly love the shelving!



(via domino, anna kern, marie claire maison and moodboard)
Also, what room in your home are you seeking the most budget friendly solutions for or struggle to utilize a smaller than desired square footage?

sunday sponsor {lovely clusters}

You may have noticed that delight by design has added a new sponsor this month, Lovely Clusters, an amazing resource for buying and selling handmade and vintage items. The creator, Rachel Follett, has an amazing eye and impeccable taste which has been well translated into Lovely Clusters. One of my favorite features is the ability to search items by color, I searched red and now just have to have these prints, pillow and card...

So whether you are an artist looking for exposure or just looking for that perfect yellow print for over your bed I highly recommend you hop over. Also, make sure to visit her beautifully curated blog. Oh, and a very happy valentine's day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

happy {cozy} weekend

Oh valentine's weekend is here and I think I have already had my share of pink, red and white m&m's. I hope that you are spending the day with the ones you love--whether significant others, great friends or the four legged animals in your life.

(image via lisa cohen)
Which is exactly what I plan to do along with working on an exciting new blog series and enjoying the over 20 inches of snow currently in the forecast!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

fashioning interiors {valentine edition}

With the upcoming holiday I thought it would be fun to do a flirty edition of fashioning interiors--in of course the traditional colors of the day!

(via tuleh and lonny)

(via dress design and decor and badgley mischka)

(via carlos miele and jennifer flanders)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

a soft glamour

Glamour in a room can be interpreted in many different ways. It can mean high gloss paint, drama, an overload of gilt pieces but it can also be light and fresh. Which as you may guess from these images is my current preference!

I just love the simple yet elegant chandeliers, neutral palette and natural light.

(images via elle decor and s.r. gambrel)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

evening eye candy {valentine's palette}

I cannot believe that Valentine's day is this weekend and I haven't even had a confection heart yet. I just love the soft pinks and reds of the holiday especially when mixed with cool silver blue hues.

(via saipua, domino's book of decorating and australian country style)

Monday, February 8, 2010

al fresco perfect {colorful+casual}

Bitter and cold air when you are under the weather without a voice is not exactly fun. So I have been curled up inside all day dreaming about the warm summer months and wearing brightly colored clothing, like these beautiful and casual pieces from See by Chloe's 2010 Summer line.


Oh how I can't wait for a summertime al fresco meal to wear one--or many to wear all of them!