Archive for the ‘Decorating’ Category



A Mrs. Proper Table Setting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Mrs. Lilien always has the most clever combinations and playful collections when it comes to fashion. She’s a favorite that I visit for style inspiration and a dose of class.

I particularly love her recent post about setting a proper table when entertaining. If it’s one thing I absolutely love, it’s a good ol’ dinner party! But it can be a bit of a challenge to remember the approprite place for each of the flatware, glassware and dinner plates.

Thanks to Mrs. Lilien’s charming illustration, setting the perfect table is confusing no more! Read the full article here for a complete explanation of the proper Mrs. table setting. Cheers!



Poppies For Grace

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I recently discovered the work of Poppies for Grace and not only do I love what they do but the styling for these images is stunning! Alan and Sara are the designers behind the Poppies wedding stationary and they worked together with photographer Armel to capture their work beautifully. Love, love, LOVE! See more of what they do in their shop and be sure to check out their blog too!



In Love with Chalk

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I’m head over heels for these chalk illustrations by Dana Tanamachi.  The fact that they’re done freehand without the use of stencils or projectors just blows my mind!

 

Via Grain Edit



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?!



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!