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FAVORITE POSTS

This is a great example of eclectic style.  I love all the color in this home.

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I loved checking out this bloggers top interior design pins from Pinterest.  So much eye candy.

p.s.  tile from ceiling to floor is a good thing!

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This was such a cute video and now I’m even more excited about the book.

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FAVORITE PINS

I’m not a gin drinker but this peach and gin tonic have me rethinking that.

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This beautifully styled cheese board and the how-to tutorial are great.

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I love the organic look of this fall floral arrangement and the oranges are a fun touch.

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This beautiful image from House Beautiful kinda makes me want to go out and buy a red sofa.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

This is a great time of year to shop all of the end of summer clearance sales and snag some really good buys.  p.s. H and M Home has some great items worth checking out.

If you have an extra $5.00 lying around, you might want to pick up this black and white pillow cushion.  #chiconashoestring

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Eating a bowl of cereal every morning out of this gold stoneware bowl would make me feel like royalty. Or you could use this bowl to hold flowers or succulents.

Stoneware bowl--Favorite Products

And how about sipping tea out of this leopard print cup! There are also salad plates to match.

Leopard Print Cup--Favorite Products

If you’re looking to UpStyle your organizing game, this black and gold storage box will do that in a flash. #iwant

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Enjoy your weekend friends.  I’m going to be housebound all weekend getting a ton of work done and starting to pull things together for our upcoming cruise.    I’m so excited with the thought that in just seven days my view will look a little like this.

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Even though temps are still in the 90’s and the air is sticky, I can feel the coming of fall.  There is something in the air and I can definitely feel my mood changing. I’m looking forward to the season officially arriving.

 In anticipation of the first day of fall I did a little web search to check out Pantone’s fall color picks.  I’m excited about the colors that were selected because all most of them are great colors when it comes to decor. Of the 10 colors that made the list,  there are a few that I’m particularly drawn to.  Today I’m sharing what I’m loving most about the fall 2016 color trends plus I’ve rounded up some product picks to get you started on your fall decor.

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Fall 2016 Color Trends

 

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AURORA RED

Red is my favorite color and even though Aurora Red is a bit more russet in tone, I’m still a big fan.  It’s a color that will mixes easily with neutrals and grey and it works both as a statement color and as an accent.  A mirror or accent pillows is an easy way to add this color into your mix for fall.

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Aurora Red Product Picks:

The Suzani Appliqué Pillow Cover would make a great accent pillow for a sofa, chair or bed.  And with the popularity of blue and white, I could see this being a great fall update in a blue and white bedroom.

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The Malone Campaign Desk is a great piece for a small foyer, hallway or guest bedroom.  The brass accents really jazz it up and I love the clean lines and simple details.

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LUSH MEADOW

Yes I love emerald green and yes I’m excited it made the cut for fall.  The Pantone version, Lush Meadow is a bit softer than a traditional emerald but it still has the life and energy that has made this shade of green so popular.

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Lush Meadow Product Picks:

Garden stools continue to be a popular decor piece and this Safavieh Chinese Dragon Stool is a stylish way to add chinoiserie and emerald green into your decor for fall. #ineed

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Here’s a green table lamp I know you’re going to love.  The green glass (a hot style trend for fall) and the faux wood grain lampshade make this Jade Table Lamp a stunner.  And you won’t believe the $139 price. #iwant

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SPICY MUSTARD

If you’ve followed color trends for the last two years, you’ve seen the surge in the popularity of the color yellow. Spicy Mustard is the color Pantone has identified as a trend for fall and I love the rich and luxurious look that this color adds to decor.  And If given the opportunity, I’d would definitely own a yellow sofa.

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Spicy Mustard Product Picks:

I recently spotted this Bradberry Downs collection rug and think it would be an awesome rug to spice up a living room or dining room.  And I love that it can work with black or wood stained furniture and both silver and gold finishes.

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If you haven’t jumped on the x-bench trend, the Safavieh Palmer X Bench is a great way to do that. I love the pattern and nailhead trim and would nestle a pair under a console table or at the foot of a bed.

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This Large Glass Vase caught my attention on the H and M Home site not only because of the beautiful mustard color, but also because of the $12.99 price point. #greatbuy

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SHARKSKIN

Grey continues to be a hot, hot trend in decor and the focus for fall is a rich, classic shade of grey with an enticing name…Sharkskin.  p.s.  you’ll continue to see the popularity of grey for kitchen cabinets too!

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Sharkskin Product Picks:

Grey is one of my favorite colors to decorate with in a bedroom.  It’s a soothing and relaxing color with a sophisticated edge.  The Asher Organic Duvet is a favorite for fall especially mixed with black and crisp white.

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This classic chevron patterned throw is the perfect accessory to drape over a chair or sofa.  And it would make a great gift too.

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RIVERSIDE

Unlike Serenity which is a Pantone 2016 colors of the year, I am a fan of the blue they picked for fall called Riverside.  I love the steely grey undertones of this color and how well it mixes with the richer colors you always see during fall.

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Riverside Product Picks:

I can already envision this Unlimited Beads Blue Dinnerware set as part of a fall table setting mixed with orange and white pumpkins and lush greens.  #yesplease

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I’d love to get new lamps for our bedroom, and this Blue Ceramic Table Lamp would definitely be on my list of options. The matte blue base and the lattice design lampshade really make it stand out.

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So friends, even though we’ve got a few more weeks to enjoy summer, I’ve got fall on my mind and ideas in my head.

How about you?  Are you dreaming of fall and which of Pantone’s fall colors are your favorite.  Do tell!

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Jenny Wolf Interiors

Jenny Wolf

Do you love looking through the portfolios of interior designers as much as I do?   Recently I came across the work of Jenny Wolf, a New York based interior designer and was utterly impressed with her design work.  Jenny grew up living in New Orleans and on the coast of South Carolina and eventually made her way to New York where her design career began.  After landing in NY, she worked in retail development for Ralph Lauren (dream job) where she managed visual merchandising and shop installations for RL women’s shops.  After a 5 year stint at RL, she left to attend Parsons where she earned her degree in Interior Design.

Flipping through Jenny’s website, is it clear that her design aesthetic reflects a co-mingling of southern flair with big city style.

 Here’s a look at one of my favorite projects from her portfolio.

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As you tour this home, you’ll notice simple and classic styling infused with beautiful detail. The trim on the curtain panels and the nail-heads on the sofa are little touches that make the decor special.

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I love the cozy arrangement Jenny created in this the living area and the eclectic mix of materials and design styles. The accessory mix is perfection.

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The ‘X’ benches are to die for.

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Throughout the home, Jenny combined different textures with the furniture, rug, textiles and accessories. All of the textural elements in the dining area bring the neutral palette to life.

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The bedroom is soothing and fun at the same time. Pattern mixing adds color and personality.  I love the combination of red and navy mixed with khaki and white.

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A textural statement was also added in the bedroom through the linen lampshades, bamboo chest, natural woven rug and linen curtains.

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And throughout the house, you’ll see accents of black which help to add that city sophistication.

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Another one of her projects that really stood out to me is the Hudson Street project. This decor in this home is the perfect mix of cottage, boho and traditional design.  You can tour the entire home here.

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I’m so glad I discovered Jenny’s work. The spaces she creates are beautiful and inspiring and she is definitely one to watch.

You can view Jenny’s entire residential portfolio here and her commercial work here. And be sure to follow her on Instagram for more design & style inspiration.

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all images via Jenny Wolf Interiors

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Blue & White Vignette

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♦  My Favorite Blue & White Vignettes  ♦

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of all things blue and white especially blue and white chinoiserie decor.  Although I really started building my blue and white collection, this classic and timeless look is one I’ve always been inspired by. Here’s a look at a few of my all-time favorite blue & white vignettes.

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Blue is a color that mixes well with just about other color but one of my favorite color combos is blue and orange.  This vignette is the perfect way to dress up a small foyer and make a statement with just a few dynamic pieces.

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Or you can keep the color palette to just blue and white.  Don’t you just love how the lines on the mirror replicate the lines on the console? #detailsmakedesign

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I’m a sucker for blue and white ceramic pieces and this vignette was built to showcase each and every decorative piece.

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Nothing makes a dynamic tablescape like this collected grouping of objects you see in this vignette.  If you ever come across a blue and white piece missing its lid, keep in mind that it can be used as a flower vase.

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What’s not to love about this bar cart vignette?  The blue and blue pieces add personality and relate to that amazing wall decor.

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Then there’s the idea of using blue and white to dress up a party table.  So much inspiration in this one beautiful vignette!

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A blue and white statement lamp is a great way to add impact and elegance to a bedroom.

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If you’re an avid flea market shopper like me,  keep your eyes open for inexpensive blue and white plates.  Hung on a wall, a collection of plates is really dynamic.

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So who else out there loves blue & white as much as I do?

 If you’re shopping for some budget friendly pieces, check out a few I’ve come across recently…

Budget Friendly Blue & White Decor

1)Blue & White Vase–$24.99 @ At Home // 2) CHD Home Textiles Shower Curtain–$14.99 @TJMaxx.com // 3) Happiness Jar–$14.99 @ TJMaxx.com
4) David Textiles Ginger Jars Collection 44″ Cotton Fabric By The Yard–$4.97/yd @ Wal-Mart //5) American Atelier Acrylic Chair–$129.99 @ TJMaxx.com
6) Blue and White Ceramic Jar-$14.99 @ TJMaxx.com // 7)  E & J Home Embroidered Pillow–$19.99 @ TJMaxx.com // 9)  Set of 4 Tidbit Plates–$15.00 @ TJMaxx.com

Happy Shopping!

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Back-To-School Shopping For Adults Who Like To Decorate

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This past weekend was a big back-to-school shopping weekend here in Atlanta.  It was a tax-free weekend and most school are starting back this week or next so shopping had to get done.

Even though I knew the stores were going to be crowded, I ventured out for a few hours to see if there were any deals to be had.  And boy or boy were there.

I never really took note of it before but shopping during the back-to-school season has its benefits.  Most of the big box stores like HomeGoods, Target and Macy’s had beefed up their inventory levels and had some great decorative pieces to decorate dorm rooms.  Not only were the prices good, but many of  items could work just as easily for home decor.

 p.s. if you haven’t noticed, dorm  decor has really become style statement these days.  Far from the posters I hung on the wall.

So I know you’re asking yourself what does this mean for all of us that aren’t going off to school.

It means back-to-school season is a great time to shop for home decor items.

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Here’s a list of home decor products that are worth shopping for NOW during back-t0-school season and some great pieces you might want to snag:

  •  Bed Linens–there are lots of fun patterns including plaids, stripes and geometrics out for back-to-school.
  • Organizing Items–I spotted lots of amazing baskets and cloth storage bins as well and space-saving door and under-bed storage pieces.
  • Office Decor–caddies, trays, boxes and bins plus lots of cute bulletin boards and wall units.
  • Lighting–especially tabletop and desk lamps many of which are priced better than those styles marketed for home decor.
  • Accent Furniture–if you’re in the market for a small side table, ottoman, pouf or stools, you’ll find lots to choose from.
  • Bathroom Decor–great under cabinet pieces, towels and vanity accessories.

 

Back-To-School Shopping For Adults Who Like To Decorate

Back-To-School Shopping For Adults Who Like To Decorate

 

Shop these looks:

Palm Leaf Quilt //Modern Anywhere Chair //  Two Head Task Lamp // Faux Marble Clock // Enchante Wall Storage Bin 
Wood and Metal Storage Boxes // Rope Medallion Pillow // Enchante Pillow // 2 Drawer Accent Table // Claudette Wire Hamper

Did anyone else find any great home decor deals while school shopping?

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In a couple of months we’ll be setting sail on our 8th cruise to the Caribbean.  This time around out ports of call will be Aruba, Bonaire, the Dominican Republic and Grand Turks.  #soexcited

I’ve already started picking up a few new items for the trip, one of which was a new sun hat for me.  A plain straw hat would have worked fine but I had to give my hat a little extra something-something.

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DIY MONOGRAM STRAW HAT

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Here’s how the project started…

I bought this basic wide brim hat from Wal-Mart for under $5.00 ($3.35 to be exact).  You can see that it has a thin brown cord as a decorative touch but the brown wasn’t working for me.  Neither was the plain brim.

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So I replaced the cord with a black and white striped ribbon and added my monogram to the back of the brim.  Instant style!

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All it took to replace the cording was a few snips with the scissors and some fabric glue to attach the new ribbon.

To create my monogram, I purchased some white iron-on letters from Hobby Lobby.  These are the same brand of letters I used to make my monogram napkins.

What I love about these letters is they allow you to create a true three-letter monogram.

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The only downside is the letters only come in white so your design options are limited.

I came up with an easier solution and all it took was a Sharpie.  To get the black letters I wanted, I used a Permanent Sharpie Marker and colored over each letter.

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All that was left to do was to position my monogram onto the back of the hat and iron it in place.

(before ironing, cover the letters with a piece of fabric so you don’t get ink on your iron or burn your letters)

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This was such an easy update and now my hat that looks like it was made for a Mediterrian cruise.

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The hat is available in four other colors so take your pick and make your own chic summer sun hat.

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I’ve been thinking about giving our bedroom a refresh for a while now and I think I’m going to pull the trigger.

This is the current look of the bedroom–a mix of wood, black & white accents and pops of color.

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My love affair with blue and white has me thinking of a look that incorporate navy, black, white and pops of color.

Here’s the Chinoiserie Inspired inspiration board I came up with…

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Since the black armoire and chair will be staying, I need to find a duvet cover that can tie the navy and black together.  About a month ago I spotted a Ralph Lauren set at HomeGoods but decided to pass on it.  Now I can’t get it out of my mind.  I’ve been searching for it again but so far I have only found  it in a king size and we need a queen.  The pattern is called Tamarind and I did find it on Amazon (more expensive) so if I don’t have any luck at HomeGoods I have another option.

When it comes the accessories, I’m planning to change the black drapes to a dark navy and I’m  looking at this pink pillow…

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and some chinoiserie inspired artwork from Etsy.

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And of course I’ll incorporate some blue and white ceramic pieces into the mix.

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As always things may change before it’s all said and down but I’m excited to create a fresh new look for our space.

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One of the things I am always look for on Pinterest are beautiful nightstand images.  I love getting a glimpse at a person’s lifestyle and seeing how they style and decorate different areas of their home.

As a designer, I recognize that accessorizing a small, compact area like a nightstand can be more challenging than a larger living area for some people. So today I’m sharing the ingredients for styling your bedside table like pro.

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Your bedroom is the most private space in your home and the items you put on your nightstand should be a mix of personal and decorative decor.

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When it comes to pulling your items together, keep these style tips in mind:

 Layers!  Unless you take a minimalist approach to decorating, you want to position items to create a layered look.  Layers will add the visual interest and help create a dynamic statement with you collection of items.  Vary the placement of items on the table surface, front to back and side to side and keep the scale of your lamp in mind when positioning items.

 The Mix!  This is where style and function meet.  Accessorize with items you use on a daily basis (alarm clock, journal/book) along with items that are decorative.  Decorative items like small trinket trays, lidded boxes and containers can work as storage AND as a design statement. And personal items like books and picture frames will add a personal feel to the decor on your nightstand.

♦  The Background!  Even if you have a wall decor piece hanging over your bed, don’t forget about the wall space directly behind the nightstand.  Hanging a mirror or piece of artwork over your bedside table is a great to build up the impact for the overall vignette.  You can even lean pieces of art or other flat decor against the wall like I did at Christmas one year to enhance the layered look of your decor.

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 Softness! A soft element like flowers or greenery can add an air of energy and life to the vignette.

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 Keep it Fun! And finally, as you go about decorating your nightstand, throw in an unexpected object to add personality and flair.

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Nightstand Styling Inspiration

In addition to the tips above, I also wanted to serve up some visual inspiration for you. I went virtual shopping at Z Gallerie and put together two inspiration boards that pull all the elements together.

It’s no secret that I one of my favorite color combinations is black, white and gold and Z Gallerie as some beautiful decorative pieces that will work great in a bedroom.  This look is bold, dramatic and super chic!

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Shop the Black & Gold Nightstand Vignette:

Devon Table Lamp // Rey Mirror // Allium Sphere
Camille Tray // Acropolis Frame // Sawyer Nightstand // Emila Canisters //  Chanel Book

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My current bedroom decor is a black and white theme and I’m working on a summer refresh to incorporate more blue and white.  This look is classic, elegant and has a calming feel.

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Shop the Blue & White Nightstand Vignette:

Let Me Go Artwork // Addison Table Lamp // York 3-Drawer Nightstand //Acropolis Bookends // Charles Table Clock
Gold Elephant Jewelry Dish //Glow Candle // Potted Phalaenopsis

 

Surround yourself with things you love!

 

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