Archive for May, 2011

Get The Look!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


1. Vaughn Apartment Sofa $1399 / 2. Square Pillow Cover $75 / 3. Boudoir Pillow Cover $79 / 4. Parsons End Table $199 /5. Karsen Club Chair $399 / 6. Lumi Candleholders $1.95-3.95 / 7. Bead Vase $34  / 8. Klubbo Coffee Table $79 / 9. Porter Frameless Mirror $169.99 / 10. French Stripe Stool $149  TOTAL = $2587

I spotted this pretty living room on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to try to create a similar look on a budget. Originally created by designer Sarah Richardson for her own home, it’s a stunning space with such a calm and serene feel. I wanted to capture the subtle differences in tone but bring out the pops of pink, white and light blue. I think the stripped footstools really tie the space together but sadly I wasn’t able to find any. The French Stripe Stools from Pottery Barn come close but I think the Raspberry Chevron pillows help. What do you think?!

Well Branded: Cavalier Essentials

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Photography by Collin Hughes

I have an affinity to men’s accessories. I think it’s the classic materials of leather, metal and glass that create such a glamorous scene. Designer Taylor Pemberton created this line of gentlemen’s accessories and fine goods for a school project.

Naturally, Cavalier Essentials has received quite a bit of attention; just look at those details! The subtle black-on-black notebook and the etched metal scream rustic sophistication. Unfortunately these products aren’t available for purchase just yet but Taylor says if the demand is big enough he’d consider launching his manly kits. Check out this interview with Taylor on The Madbury Club about the project.

Hands down one of the best students projects I’ve ever seen. I’ll be the first in line to purchase some of these beauties for my husband when they do become available but until then, we can admire the beautiful styling and impeccable pieces from his Cavalier brand!

An Inspired Tablescape

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Somehow I missed this Easter Tablescape by Remodelista with Gwyneth Paltrow but came across it thanks to the Meriment Blog. I’ve always been a big fan of Gwyneth’s sophisticated but laid-back style and this tablescape seems to fit her personality to a T! I just love the combination of pale pinks and blues with white, tan, and black. Photographer Simon Bevan did an outstanding job of capturing this beautiful table top! I wish I could join in the feast!

And P.S. how amazing does Gwyneth look in these photos?! My goodness, so SO pretty!

Hello & Thanks!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Hello and Thanks Stamps from Eat Pray Create

Hello friends! I am so sorry for being MIA most of last week. I’ve been suffering from some chronic back pain lately which has caused me some severe discomfort and numbness. Turns out I have two herniated disks which I understand can be very painful but also very common. I’m hoping physical therapy will help me get back to normal but I see a specialist later this week for more answers.

I’m looking forward to getting back to my daily schedule here on T&T and the last four days away has felt like an eternity. It’s amazing how much of my life is devoted to Twig & Thistle. The blog is like a great friend I chat with everyday and share all my favorite things with. And thanks to all of you for making it what it is and all your support. It truly means the world to me, so thank you all for visiting, reading and commenting! I fell so lucky to have so many incredible web friends! Check back in a bit for a peak at a beautiful tablescape!


Hands Off!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Beautiful hand stitched and personalized luggage tags by HarLex on Etsy.