Tuesday, December 31, 2013

{ringing in 2014 ...}


Checking in to wish you a most joyous New Year! Believe it or not my hubby and I have just arrived home from a quick but fantastic few days in my beloved NYC! What a place to be at Christmas time. I'll post a few photos soon! For today - let's celebrate as we ring in 2014!

 
 
 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

{a very merry christmas ...}



"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were so afraid. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'"
- Luke 2:8-11
 
From my home to yours - Merry Christmas dear friends. Where ever you are in the world, I hope that today you find yourself amongst loved ones, enjoying all that this blessed season has to offer. I am so grateful to you for visiting me here, for leaving such kind comments, and for all of your ongoing support. I cannot thank you enough! Sending a heart-felt Christmas hug to each and every one of you today!

 

Monday, December 23, 2013

{house tour: dallas shaw}


You may have already seen the fabulous posts on illustrator Dallas Shaw's own blog of her lovely home. It was of course the Scalamandre's zebras wallpaper in her dining room that first had me drooling. Then with a few more peeks I was in love! Here's a look at Dallas' home all decked out for Christmas:






How lovely! Those zebras in black & yellow with black trim is pretty stunning. See more of her home on her blog here.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

{pantone's color of the year: radiant orchid}


I know you've likely already seen the news splattered all over the blogosphere: Pantone has chosen Radiant Orchid as their color of the year. What are your thoughts? So far I'm seeing a love it or hate it divide amongst bloggers and designers. I think another jewel tone is a good choice, we had emerald green last year and we are following it up with another rich and saturated hue.

 
I can actually see this shade pairing well with emerald green, or other jewel tones in the royal blue family as well:
 
 
 
Just take a cue from nature! Meredith shared this stunning photo as she weighed in about Radiant Orchid the other day ...
 
 
Truth be told this color of 2014 will more likely make its way into my wardrobe than my décor ...
 
 
Ok, maybe not quite that bold & feathery, but you get the idea! So, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this color of the New Year, love it or hate it? Or are you still sitting on the fence? What color would you have chosen?
 
 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

{classic white kitchen inspiration}


Happy mid-week! I've got a dose of kitchen pretty for you today ... I had seen a photo or two of this space floating around Pinterest but hadn't even realized that they were of the same kitchen!! It was created by designer and blogger Caitlin Wilson, and it's got so many of many favorite elements {images via House Beautiful}:

 
 
 
 
 
Ok wow, too many lovely things to mention, but here are just a FEW of my favorites:
 
1. A gorgeous shade of herringbone flooring
2. WALLS of marble subway tile
3. All brass hardware
4. The pair of brass Hick's pendants
5. White/gray combination of cabinetry
6. A hint of open shelving/gorgeous glass doors on cabinets
7. A marble-surround FIREPLACE. Seriously.
 
Any favorite moments I missed?
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

{dreamin' of a ::pink:: christmas}


 
Love all of pink Christmas inspiration I'm seeing around! It's such a fun splash of color ...


 
 
 
 
 
 
Bold and beautiful! It's a departure from what I am usually drawn to ... I find myself constantly pinning all white, silver & gold when it comes to Christmas décor, but there is something refreshing and festive about a heavy dose of pink!
 

Monday, December 16, 2013

{house & office tour: margaret elizabeth}


Today we are taking a little tour through Meg Galligan's home as well as her jewelry studio for her stunning jewelry company Margaret Elizabeth. I am lusting over pretty much every piece in her personally designed line, but I particularly want to get my hands on one of her cocktail rings! First let's take a look at the studio {images via The Everygirl}:









I just love that egg swing! And the whole space is very bright & airy, isn't it? Well Meg carries this lovely style throughout her San Francisco home as well ...









I just love when you can see a designer's personal style carried seamlessly throughout different parts of their life; be it home décor, their studio, fashion, and everything else they lay their hands on. Here's a great example of that: A stunning chair in Meg's home translated into a beautiful campaign ad for Margaret Elizabeth ...


ADORE the green and leopard. And I need that black onyx cocktail ring!




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