Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Smart: New York Parties

New York Parties & Private Views : Jamee Gregory

Ever wonder what it would be like to step inside a glamourous New York party? You don't have to.. Get an inside some of the most prestigious NYC events with this read! Pick up your own copy for some serious eye candy and entirely inspirational events! A posh woman can never have too many tricks on hosting a to-die-for party.


SAG Awards 2011

Best Dressed line-up from last nights SAG awards

Mila Kunis stuns in Alexander McQueen

Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

Eva Longoria in Georges Hobeika

January Jones in Carolina Herra

Hilary Swank dons Versace


Sunday, January 30, 2011


On this Sunday afternoon I'm imaging taking a nice long candle lit bath in one of these all white beauties...

There is just something about this hue.
For a second when first entering I almost feel like I can breathe better in an all white space. It's sort of a cleansing feeling- which perfects explains why doing this monochromatic scheme in a bathroom is brilliant. I feel like it's really difficult to do a BAD all white bathroom. White is so visually is whimsical and relaxed, yet always poised. It's like a world of opportunity for your imagination to run wild. Hope you enjoyed seeing these soothing spaces as much as I did!


Friday, January 28, 2011

How To: Makeover That Same Old Sofa

1 Sofa, 6 Different Looks
Via House Beautiful

In the February issue {on stands now} of House Beautiful magazine there is a splendid spread of 6 simple pillow arrangements reinventing the same sofa. Different pillows on your old sofa can satisfy your re-vamp need so effortlessly! Check it out..

1. Collected
By mixing different patterns, colors, and sizes you can achieve a look that is eclectic and very relaxed. Just make sure to still use some pairs and the colors are of the same saturation {like here}.

2. Texture
Nothing like the polished look of a monochromatic color scheme. Here you definitely want to be sure and mix textures to keep it interesting. Different sizes and shades of creme and white will do the trick. This is so clean and crisp- the ultimate girl sofa. {Not exactly kid or male friendly ;)}

3. Pairing
When pairing you accomplish a balanced and harmonious feel. This is a very clean look also. With the dark solid and wild pattern you really get an aesthetically pleasing combo. Pairing is an easy way to 'dress up' a sofa.

4. Color
Using color is a great and fun way to break up the beige. If you want simple and easy this is the way to go. With this direction though, I'd love to put colors you wouldn't expect together for instance salmon and celedon.

5. Narrative
If you are very sentimental person this is a really cool idea. This person had custom pillow made with photos of their dogs. Sweet. The black and creme are a good foundation while the different patterns and asymmetrical arrangement of the pillows are great for the eye.

6. Shapes
I always love unique and unexpected and round pillows are just that. Shapes are a great way to change up the look giving the sofa a totally new vibe. Especially love these with feathers- so earthy and organic!

Hope you enjoyed! Maybe one of these will inspire you to create a new look in your home :)
Happy Friday loves...soak up the weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Look Love: Dripping in Jewels

An outfit without jewelry is like a room without accessories, simply incomplete.

Jewelry is just a necessity for any girl

These days I'm loving somewhat chunky jewelry with dainty whimsical ensembles. If I'm not wearing my 'grown up' pieces which are DY then I'm loving playing dress up with my fun jewelry. First choice everyday sources for jewelry are LOFT, J Crew, Forever21, and BR. Although my all time favorite places to find spectacular & unique jewelry at an unbeatable price is at the Americas Mart in my home city Atlanta and at street tables in NYC. I have found such great pieces the mart and at little tables set up in Soho. Moreover jewelry is a girls best friend- always adds the perfect finishing touch and definitely helps exude femininity so have fun and don't be afraid to try bold things.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bettina Liano Lookbook

I've had my eye on Australian fashion house Bettina Liano for awhile now
Their current lookbook is quite enticing.. check out a few pieces

"Signature Liano tailoring creates fashion silhouettes for the individual that accentuate the feminine form." BL website

Who doesn't want to wear clothes that do that? Not much more can you ask for then phenomenal tailoring focused on fitting the womanly body perfect. Check out Bettina Liano online

XO loves

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How To: Get A Unique Eating Space

Switch Up Seating

If you are looking for an easy way to wow your guest and vamp up your eating area listen up. Here is the best way to update your space. Mix up the seating! Yes, I know first instinct probably tells you, "Wait, visually pleasing design means everything is uniformed & matching" No! that isn't always the way to accomplish fantastic design. Successful design is about incorporating a multitude of elements that support each other in the overall design. Design is about approaching each individuals likes/needs (which makes each project unique) by using fabulous fabrics, patterns, and textures. Your homes design should fit to YOUR lifestyle. In order to be dazzling one must be different.

This eating area is a perfect example of unconventional. This visually interesting set up not only offers a spectacular design aspect, but it creates more functionality in the space. With the benches on either side you can much easier squeeze more friends around the table then with the typical accent chairs. Plus, who likes dragging in chairs from other rooms every time you need more seating? Why not have the perfect set up all the time while getting a dramatic feel..

Putting it together:
1. Cielo Loveseat from CB2

2. Bench, in wood {with custom pad in desired fabric} or upholstered from PB

3. End Chairs, Strasbourg Chair or Camille Tufted Chair from Ballard

Alright you're ready- go tackle your eating area with a game plan of incorporating mixed seating!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Smart: The New Traditional

This week's Book Smart feature is from Washington DC's Darryl Carter


Carter is a distinguished leader in the design world being recognized in numerous publications such as, Elle Decor, Town and Country, Metropolitan Home, and O at Home just to name a few. He presents a fresh take on American design. In The New Traditional Carter blends classic and modern elements to create personal environments. Cuddle up and enjoy!

happy reading

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Great Fur Coat

Tonight in the premier of 'Kim and Kourtney Take New York' I was reminded of this great piece. Love this coat by Juicy Couture. Kourt has sported it on multiple occasions in NYC this winter while filming

Sarah Michelle Gellar also seen in the natural toned beauty
Like I said I love this coat
I've also enjoyed this cozy baby around NYC and DC this fall and winter
Check Juicy online for more fur

XO dolls

Friday, January 21, 2011

Retail Therapy: Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs

This week's retail love is Ballard. Country cottage chic, Transitional, or Traditional - all these styles can be successfully accomplished by using Ballard products. They offer great accent pieces and very often have fabulous sales. Take a look....

Check out all this and more at Ballard Designs online

happy shopping!

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