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Color Friday is: Rainbow!

3 Aug

I love this one! I should do it once a month. There are just so many rainbow-colored goodies out there, I can’t resist sharing them with you as I find them. So here are eight beautiful objects, each bursting with color!! (And if you’re hungry for more, check out an earlier Rainbow-themed Color Friday here.)

Rainbow Chandelier, $105 or DIYGift Wrap Paper, $4.50Tumbler, $58Cosmetic Case, $88Tectonic Floor Rug, $299-$399;  Rainbow ChairOriginal Art, $3,000Cushion Cover, $7

Enjoy your weekend! Hope it’s a good one!

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Find of the Week!

17 Jul

Well…I love this.

(This rug is available from CB2, here.)

And that’s all I have to say about that.


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Color Friday is: Gold!

13 Jul

I thought about doing “rainbow” for today’s Color Friday, but somehow I feel like I’ve done that recently. So as an apt substitute, I’ll focus on what’s at the end of the rainbow: glittering gold. I get asked all the time by clients if they should choose silver or gold for their spaces, and here’s my typical response: when gold is a metal, there’s no need to expel silvers and bronzes from your repertoire: mixed metals are huge now, and all it takes is adding a few pieces of each type to achieve a beautiful balance. Throw in some distressed metals and mercury glass, and the task is easy. So see? There’s room for every kind of finish in my book. 

Enjoy the picks this week, and have a lovely weekend!

Clockwise from pendant at top: Arteriors Osgood Iron Pendant   Gold Pig Bookends from CB2  Thomas Paul  Gold Rug  Vintage Gold Clutch  Goldleaf Franklin Media Cabinet by Dwell Studio  Trina Turk Sunburst Yellow Pillow  Baroque Antique Goldleaf Mirror  Donut Table Lamp from MG+BW  Gold Velvet Pillow from Room and Board


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Land of Nod Steals…for Adults!

11 Jul

Luxury is wonderful. But sometimes, a deal is even better. This simple fact is one of the reasons that I love love LOVE to peruse child-centric designs from time to time: there is always a deal to be found. Provided of course, that your adult-taste is whimsical, colorful, fun, and youthful. On that note, these new Land of Nod products do not disappoint. Here are five picks that would fit in many grown-up spaces beautifully, and for a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay at an “adult” store! Enjoy the whimsy…and the unexpected savings!

1.) Little Twigs Wall Mirror, $219; 2.) Licorice Rope Rainbow Pendant, $149; 3.) Magnificent Metal Letters, $34 each; 4.) Aquarium Gravel Rug, $299 and up; 5.) Camp Throw Pillows, $29 and up


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Color Friday is: Dark Blue!

15 Jun

Today’s Color Friday is dark blue. No, not navy. Dark blue. Like this wall… 



I love the fireplace color – it appears to be slightly different than the wall color, which is a neat touch. I thought dark blue was appropriate in honor of Father’s Day – doesn’t that just seem like such a “dad” color?

Here are blue items that, just for this week, have zero feminine qualities. Some even make great dad gifts.  Many of them are inspired by my own awesome dad, who has an affinity for bourbon, music, and golden retrievers. Enjoy!

Clockwise from mugs at top: Pantone Blue Mug Set, $90 (image via Amazon); Dado Vase from CB2, from $20 (image via CB2); Faux Suede Pillow from West Elm, from $29 (image via WestElm); Blue State Bourbon by Heaven Hill Distilleries (image via; Dog Blueprint from Uncommon Goods, $185 (image via UncommonGoods); Juno Recliner from Room and Board in Vance – Indigo, $2,099 (image via Room and Board); Midnight Bloom Glasscoat by Ru Ardo, $499 (image via ZGallerie); Urban Ears Headphones from Crate and Barrel, $39 (image via CrateandBarrel)


Happy Father’s Day…enjoy the weekend!


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Look for Less: Geometric Wool Blankets!

12 Jun

Blankets are a great way to intersect form with function. Especially in my house, where 4 out of 5 nights you’ll find someone crashed out on the couch watching MadMen or Dora the Explorer or Real Housewives of….wait. Forget that last one. We never watch that.

I love these two blankets right now – for the bed mostly, but I could see them on the sofa in the right setting: especially folded neatly across the back. Can you guess which is “high” and which is “low?” I’m referring specifically to the patterned blanket on the left, and the neatly folded up patterned blanket on the right.

So were you right?


This is the sleek, mod Chelsea Stipe Throw from Dwell Studio – yours for $175. All in all, that’s not a terrible price for a nice wool blanket.



Or you could get this one, the Henny from Ikea, for $39.99.


What’s your pick?


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Color Friday is: Radish!

8 Jun

I’ve been growing some radishes this past month. It appeared as if some of them were ready, but when I pulled them out, they were tiny. They are supposed to look the ones on the left: large, smooth, and very photogenic (image via But mine look like the ones on the right: tiny, not very smooth, and un-photogenic. I did successfully grow the lettuce myself though!

Anyway, I’m excited for the actual harvest, so in celebration of that, today’s Color Friday is “Radish” – or, if you prefer, “pink.” And I mean “pink” loosely…as these shades will range from very powdery to deep purple-tinged mauve. Enjoy the round-up and the weekend!

Clockwise from chandelier at top: Pink Jade Chandelier by Marjorie Skouras, price on request (image via marjorieskourasdesign);  Marimekko Unikko Pink and Red Wool Throw, $259 (image via Crate and Barrel); Spiced Pomegranate Dishtowel from Anthropologie, $24 (image via Anthropologie); Pink Mirrored Planter by Worlds Away, $780 (image via ClaytonGrayHome);  Petit Bird Chair for Kids by Oly Studio, price on request (image via The Foundry);  Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Pink Agate, $60 (image via LaylaGrayce);  Paul Marrot Pink Maze Artwork from Dwell Studio, $1400 (image via Dwell Studio);  Shangai Links Pillow by Trina Turk, $100 (image via LaylaGrayce);  Vesuvius Bottles from ZGallerie, $40 (image via ZGallerie)


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