Thursday, March 27, 2014

{inspiration: pretty pineapples ...}

Happy Thursday friends! Well, I'm trying to figure out the fashion trend predictions for this spring and summer and so far I'm seeing mint, lots of blush/nude shades, and as of recently - juicy fruit prints! I think we will see this not only influencing fashion, but home décor and art as well. In particular, I'm seeing pineapples pop up everywhere; there's nothing more summery & naturally inspiring:

left: art by Ez Pudewa / bottom right: art by Dean Martindale
How about a pineapple used in a floral arrangement? Fresh thinking!
Floral tablescape by Sugar & Cloth
Pineapple inspired wallcovering & fabric
left: Celerie Kemble / right: J. Crew skirt
Loren Hope necklace
left: Cynthia Rowley tee / bottom right: Laine Fraser wallpaper
DIY via Stylizimo
A vignette in my kitchen via Instagram
Mmmm, all this talk of pineapples is making me hungry! I love the textures & patterns in this juicy fruit. Keep your eyes peeled for pretty pineapples this spring!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

{bits & pieces: my life lately}

Guys, I am having WAY too much fun over on Instagram. I know I'm likely preaching to the choir when I say this, but it is an incredibly inspiring place to share & view lovely images. Here are bits & pieces of my everyday life via my Instagram feed:

{the fabulous display of tulips at my local market}
{my collection of ginger jars}
{#tbt - a London snapshot from my 2012 trip}
{workday outfit planning - I adore all black & white stripes!}
{my dining space on a sunny day}
It's fun to have a social media outlet that forces you to think creatively and see the beauty in the every day. I've also had a lot of fun playing with editing apps - so far I've downloaded Mirrorgram, Instasize, Picfx, and PicFrame. Any others you recommend? And any IG accounts that are a must-follow I should know about? Thanks for all your tips in advance!
I'd love for you join me in my Instagram adventures, hope to see you over there!

Monday, March 24, 2014

{house tour: jessica waks}

Ok, I think it's pretty safe to say I have a serious design-crush on Jessica Waks, considering that this is the third post I've dedicated to her fabulous work. She has been sharing the in's and out's of her renovation project on the Style at Home blog as well as her own person blog, The World According to Jessica Claire {if you're not following along - you NEED to be!}. Here is a tidbit of her home's before & afters, but you can see much much more of the fabulous details, sources, and her design process over on her blog.

I love a good before and after - so satisfying! So I've included a couple of her before shots here:
Wowzers! Too much good here to mention! I now know that I NEED a brass vanity in my dream powder room one day, and hand painted chinoiserie wallcoverings in the dining room.
Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I do, I'm saving these images to my dream-home file for sure ;)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

{happy spring + color crush}

via Extra Petite's Instagram

Happy Spring friends! I'm so pumped about the start of a new season this week. Time to switch up the wardrobe a bit, and I was seriously smitten with a color combination that seemed to pop up everywhere in the past few days - mint & red. Mint is a go-to spring shade for me, but I've never thought to pair it with red. Needless to say I will now surely be trying out this combo!!

What do you think, would you try this color combination out? I've got a pair of mint pants from Zara I'm going to attempt to pair with a red blouse!
What other colors are you drawn to for spring?

Friday, March 21, 2014

{house tour: karlie kloss}

Happy Friday and more importantly happy SPRING!! I have so been waiting for winter to officially end - I don't know about you but I literally always feel tired during the winter months. I wake up, I feel tired - I come home from work, I wonder how long until bedtime. Sounds kinda sad but it's been the honest truth lately. I'm praying that spring will bring a renewed energy! More daylight, more exercise, more 'spring' in my step!!

I'll leave you with a little peek at model Karlie Kloss' NYC apartment recently featured on I fell in love with all the touches of brass - particularly the Chiavari chairs in her kitchen!

Quite a lovely abode! I remember coming across similar Chiavari chairs on craigslist years ago - wish I nabbed them; maybe I'll start stalking for another pair!
Hope you have a great weekend friends :)
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