Wednesday, September 29, 2010

room to wardrobe {autumn transition}

It is always difficult to layer outfits this time of year. It is in between boot and sandal season, light wrap and wool sweater season and not quite time to pull out the richest color pieces in the wardrobe. When I saw this room I thought that the airy yet cozy feel and tempered color palette was the perfect place to start looking for inspiration for this transitional time of year.

(room design by madeline stuart)
The look it inspired is sleek, smart and seasonally appropriate. I actually very much wish I was were this ensemble right now as I swelter in a long cashmere cardigan.

(lulu frost necklace, tucker belted jacket, alexander mcqueen scarf, crystal strap chloe flats, Fendi clutch, cc skye starburst bangles)

Monday, September 27, 2010

loving {teal accent wall}

I was helping on of my best friends move into her new place this evening and I got incredibly excited not only that she is now living a few houses away but has a clean state to make her new house a home. One of her ideas is to have a turquoise accent wall in the guest bedroom...think I can get behind that!

Also, kind of smitten with the mixed fabrics and studding on the chairs.

(via nuevo estilo and house beautiful)

eye candy {dining perfection}

The dark herringbone wood floors, clean stripes of the chair fabric, an amazing chandelier are all framed perfectly by the eye-catching architectural elements of this space. Top it all off with a granite dining room table and it is the perfect formula for a luxurious and welcoming dining room.
(via another amazing issue of Veranda)

Friday, September 24, 2010

home crush {washed in lilac}

I just love the faded palette of this home. The soft touches of lilac perfectly warm up the cool grays and neutral tones creating elegant and serene spaces. Puts me in the mood for a mellow and relaxing weekend!

(via interiores magazine)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

event inspiration {cranberry bliss}

Just a little mid week wedding inspiration inspired by the upcoming season of tart cranberry concoctions.

(via 100 layer cake, chewing the cud, jose villa, marc jacobs, sunday suppers)

Monday, September 20, 2010

fashioning interiors {oscar de la renta}

Flirty, feminine and truly doesn't get better than that and no one does it better than Oscar de la Renta. This once again proven on the runway last week. Pure bliss and a divine source of interior inspiration.

rough luxe

Rough luxe is a difficult look to define, as everyone always seems to have a different take on the look. To me it is the mixture of vintage elements with sleek and luxurious ones. Michael Del Piero has been praised for achieving this look well. And I am awe of the kitchen in one of her recently completed projects.

And just a few pieces to inject a similar look in to your home...

(vintage mail bag from michael del piero, trina turk coaster, wool and silk madeline weinrib rug,
big sur lantern from Jayson Home)

I am very curious to know--how do you define rough luxe?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

inspired afternoon nap

I feel like it is Christmas morning when a new issue of my favorite shelter magazine is released. The anticipation of the loveliness that waits inside while admiring the beautiful cover. The contents of the newest House Beautiful definitely did not fall short of expectations, especially when it comes to serene bedroom inspiration.
Love the leaning antiqued mirror behind the curtain and what a lovely shape for a headboard!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

fuchsia + botanical prints

There is some stunning fashion coming down the runway in New York this week but hands down my favorites so far were the jaw dropping and feminine gowns from Carolina Herrera. Especially this one.....
(image scanned from Domino-home of Rita Konig)
...probably because the botanical print and pops of fuchsia remind me of one of my all time favorite interior shots (one of the few with a place on my pin board).

Monday, September 13, 2010

petite pops of plum

I never think of purple as being a statement color but in just the smallest touches deep rich plums really pack a punch. Even if just a simple accent bowl or stripe on the floor...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

warm + cozy

I am beginning to feel that I talk about the weather a little too frequently here on delight by design, but what can I say-- it constantly changes my mood and longings. The fact that I am wearing a wool sweater and smell the neighbor's fireplace burning leaves me craving cozy and cabin-esque spaces. Nothing is more cozy that stone walls and wood accents. It is a style that can be over the top but this home is just perfect...

(via canadian house and home)
Oh, to be crawling into that bed tonight!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

pretty in primary

The most basic color combination really can be the best. Lately, I have been reminded that a simple primary color combination is truly one of my favorites. In case you need to be convinced...
(via celine, and lonny)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

event inspiration {autumn affair}

I keep hearing that wedding season is now over. I have to disagree, as I adore fall weddings. There is a glamour and richness of autumn colors incorporated in to an event that no other season can compare to. I especially love the use of ocher as one of the base colors in fall event palettes.

Monday, September 6, 2010

the sparkle of fall

Although the snow did not fall today I was wearing a sweatshirt while floating the river today and the cottonwoods on the banks were turning golden. It is inevitable, fall is here and I am actually getting excited to start pulling out my favorite fall sparkles and maybe add a few new pieces....

(lanvin flats, alice and olivia skirt, 3.1 phillip lim top and lulu frost earrings)

Friday, September 3, 2010

one last escape

Oh Labor Day weekend, how soon you came and with SNOW in the forecast Monday this may truly be the last weekend of summer. I hope that you are all getting in one last summer escape! I wouldn't mind a quick weekend trip to this lovely home in the Caribbean--nope not one bit.

(scanned from elle decoration UK)
Happy weekend! xx

Thursday, September 2, 2010

falling in to color {denim}

Last fall I was crazy about jewel tones but this year I am being drawn towards moodier colors, the first of them being washed denim. It is a color that can work in small pops to add subtle color to a sophisticated room...

Be layered to create a cozy casual space...

Or add drama when as a high gloss paint paired with colorful accessories.

(madeline stuart, marie claire maison and miles redd)