Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the high life

Twenty vertical feet of windows is a pretty amazing feature on its own but add an amazingly patterned vaulted ceiling and you have the makings for one room that will keep your chin up.


(via chicago home and garden)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

get the look {military chic}

The military trend is back this fall and I love it, as olive green is one of my favorite colors to sport in the fall. Each of these pieces, some more subtle than others, will add a military chic feel to your look.

(marc by marc jacobs earrings and dress, Tory Burch boot, banana republic necklace and prada clutch)

Monday, October 25, 2010

immersed in bubbles

Well, it is here...that white stuff called snow. All I want to do is cozy up in a beautiful claw foot tub immersed in bubbles by a roaring fire. For the moment a cup of hot chamomile tea will just have to do!

(via marie claire maison)

Friday, October 22, 2010

sweet {canopy} dreams

Oh, the luxury of canopy beds-perfect for savoring the weekend and all of its simple pleasures from foamy lattes to perusing the Sunday Times. This canopy was designed by Alexandra Champalimaud and I am completely awestruck by how beautifully she combined structure with flow.

(image via New York Social Diary)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

kitchen inspiration {industrial chic}

There is something quite sensible about industrial kitchen style. It only seems appropriate that the clean lines of the cookware used in the room is mimicked in the design. However, as with most industrial looks it can also look cold and severe. These two kitchens are great examples of how adding certain elements can temper this.

The addition of the worn wood accents in the floor and the column instantly add warmth and charm, as do the visually interesting light fixtures. I actually can't stop thinking about the pendant fixture in the above image and have added this similar one from the Kara Mann showroom to my wish list!

(via elle decor and house and leisure)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

loving {taupe + nautical blue}

Wow, how is it only Tuesday and I am already wiped out!? The fresh and clean look of nautical blue mixed with neutrals is definitely helping invigorate me.

(tote via wisteria, mykonos set via jayson home and garden, elephants via pieces, rug via calypso celle and jill rosenwald tray)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

{lazy} sunday spot

I love Sunday evenings, despite the fact that it is the eve of the beginning of the work week. It is the most relaxing of nights for me. I love just lounging around without guilt. Tonight, I wish I was relaxing among these charming prints.

(via living magazine)

Friday, October 15, 2010

pretty pastels + billowing drapes

Just for fun, a little pastel loveliness and beautiful billowing draperies to end the week.

(via maura mcevoy and lars bolander)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

{refined rustic} tabletops

Talk of Thanksgiving plans has started, which always gets me excited and my mind spinning with tabletop ideas. This year instead of just one large floral arrangement I adore the idea of multiple small and differing style arrangements. I don't like anything too fussy and formal so these refined yet also rustic floral designs from Lily & Co are perfect inspiration.


And I adore the kerosene lanterns! Have you started planning your table?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

home crush {mirrored contemporary}

This home may not make the cut for my all time favorites list but it is chalk full of inspiration, especially in terms of mirror use and artwork display. I am just crazy about the lovely way these symmetrical mirrors frame the door and act as an architectural element.


(via nuevo estilo)
And I love all the little subtle touches of gold in each room that tie the look of the home together.

Monday, October 11, 2010

barstool envy

I have to admit that I have a secret desire to be a food network host. I love entertaining and cooking under the observation of friends, while hopefully carrying on an enjoyable conversation. However, I do wish I could seat my guests at the bar overlooking the stove top in these lovely chairs and under such unique lighting.


(via redmond aldrich and amanda nisbet)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

loving {deep red stripes}

Red packs a lot of punch and is better used in small doses and tempered with neutrals, just like this....


(via ideal home and erin martin design)

Friday, October 8, 2010

event inspiration {crisp citrus}

Ok, so I am continuing on my orange kick. I just think that crisp white and bold citrus orange are such a lovely combination, especially for an early fall affair. I especially love the use of flowers in a rustic willow wreath--just lovely.

(images via once wed, roland bello, j. mendel, maggie austin cake and style me pretty)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Neutral Reprieve

This has been a week full of color on delight by design and I don't know about you but I am craving some neutral space inspiration, of the kitchen variety.

(via darryl carter and french home)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It is back {brilliant orange}

When I first started blogging two and a half years ago orange was one of the "it" color and I love it. Such a happy hue and one that I have scattered through my one home. From the looks of the Spring 2011 runway shoes orange is still as hot as ever, a few pieces for the home that definitely back that up...

(bungalow 5 lamp, madeline weirnib pillow, high ball glass from hudson, cb2 rug, and curved stool from pieces)

eye candy {peony pink and warm slate}

Pink is not a color that I think of or like ofter for interiors. I definitely enjoy the feminine end of of the color wheel but think that pinks so often make a room look saccharine and one dimensional. There are sometimes rooms filled with pink that surprise me, and this one from Alessandra Branca is one of them. The peony pink mixed is tempered well by the warm slate shades, layered patterns and texture of the ottoman and the rug,

Lovely, right? I think I will be thinking about that ottoman all day actually.

Monday, October 4, 2010

fashioning interiors {karen walker}

The spring 2011 line from Karen Walker was a breath of fresh air full of bright colors and some stunning original patterns. However, my favorites were these two ensembles. I love the casual cut of the shirts with the flowy (pocketed!) skirts and the classic belts.


(via jay jeffers and Style and Substance)

Friday, October 1, 2010

{perfect} glamour fix

Oh, how fun over the top glamour can be and sitting here having my coffee and zipped up in a patagonia fleece I am definitely craving a little dose. This space (and that Valentino dress) is the perfect quick fix!

(via Harper's Bazzar)
I love the touches of gold and formal flowers against that stunning and unexpected chandelier. And don't get me started on that absolutely perfect bar cart!