Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

fashioning interiors {norman ambrose}

The holiday season will surely bring many celebratory parties where shimmer and shine are appropriate if not expected! Although these Norman Ambrose dresses are from the Spring 2012 RTW collection I think they would be incredible for a holiday party. And these glamorous bathrooms would be the perfect places to primp...

(via elle decor and nuevo estilo)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

christmas {palette} drama

This evening the last of the turkey is being consumed, in the form of what I am sure will be a delicious turkey stock based soup! Which means it is officially time for the Christmas season to begin. I have tons of event, shopping and decor inspiration in store for the next few weeks. However, I wanted to start off simple with the sophisticated and moody palette of these two interiors. I love the drama created by pairing holiday greenery with cool wood and slate tones.

And how creative is that lucite and white plaster christmas tree?!

(via d home magazine and canadian house and home magazine)

Friday, November 25, 2011

event inspiration {aqua affair}

Yes, I know that I really should be focusing on holiday entertaining inspiration (believe me it is coming in spades!) but for today I just couldn't resist building a board around this amazing cake, plus I can never resist aqua!
(chloe dress, a hana design floral, 100 layer cake, red ribbon fox paper, and my sweet and saucy)

Monday, November 21, 2011

eye candy {dining by christina murphy}

I am a stalker, yes, that is right. Well, I should say that I stalk interior designer's portfolios--just waiting for photos of new projects! It always feels like Christmas when there is new eye candy to be devoured. I hope that you are as inspired by this lovely dining room by the very talented Christina Murphy as I am!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

current cravings {cranberry + gold}

I just finished writing out a very extensive shopping list for Thanksgiving dinner and I now have a sudden urge for bold rich cranberry hues. As with all reds, a little bit goes a long way and it begs to be paired with a neutral, such as matte gold!

(anya hindmach clutch, jayson home and garden wishbone, dvf dress, marc blackwell tumbler and madeline weinrib pillow)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

fashioning interiors {putting on the glitz}

I was in need of a little midweek dose of sparkle and shine and these gorgeous dresses from the 2012 RTW Spring collections were the perfect fix! Both exude glamor and sophistication...

(via alexander mcqueen and summer thorton)

(via Angie Hranowsky and Donna Karen)
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

bookworm bliss

There are so many sources that I look to for inspiration and lately there is just something about a beautiful hardcover book full of glossy images that I cannot resist. Which is why I picked up a copy of Celerie Kemble's newest book, Black and White and a Bit in Between. The first thing I do when I purchase a new book is flip through the pages just to get a taste of the inspiration that is in store. Occasionally there are books where no single image stands out to me on the first flip. Well, this was absolutely not the case when I flipped through Celerie's book. My jaw literally dropped when I encountered these amazing kitchens..

Where are you looking to for inspiration these days?

Monday, November 14, 2011

fresh start

Well, after a lot of packing tape, calls to UPS and bubble wrap, the dogs and I have officially arrived back in Chicago! I am still settling in but I am so excited for the adventures, inspiration and opportunities that the future holds. Also, I have sold most of my furniture and look forward to sharing my progress in rebuilding and recollecting my space for living. These simple and clean interiors made me very excited for this fresh start...

(via c magazine, beth webb and suzanne kasler)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

urban country style

I am sorry to be remiss in posting this week but I have been buried in bubble wrap and boxes, as in less than a week I am moving to Chicago! I love living in the mountains but am so excited for the opportunities and inspiration that comes with city life. I guess that makes me an urban country girl and perhaps why I am drawn to these interiors that are the perfect blend of these seemingly contradictory styles..

(scanned from urban country style)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

adding to the bookshelf...

I was absolutely thrilled when I received a copy of the book Katie Ridder Rooms in the mail today. Her signature California style has always inspired me. I am a very visual person and her book certainly did not disappoint, as it is filled with images of her incredibly designed interiors. I especially love Katie's fearless use of pattern...
... placement of lovely ladders...
...and her flawless use of one of my favorite color combinations -- sky blue and burnt orange...

I highly recommend you pick up a copy yourself!