Tuesday, May 31, 2011

sara's "party perfect" home

I am desperate to get my hands on the latest issue of Anthology magazine! My dear friend Sara of Sara's Party Perfect is interviewed in the magazine's third installment- "life is a party"! 

And yes, Sara's home is "party perfect"...full of wonderful color and pattern, the perfect mix of new and old, and all the playful personality of her lovely family ! 

Sara always inspires me...and I am thrilled to finally see her wonderful home in print! I can't thank Sara enough for letting me style her fabulous space for the shoot and just love seeing Tec Petaja's beautiful images come to life!!!!

dwell custom note cards

Did you know that Dwell has a line of custom note cards available via Tiny Prints? Me neither!!! I know..... I am stationary obsessed, but I just love these!!! 

Really can a girl ever have too much stationary???

Monday, May 30, 2011

my latest love.....

lemon drop small framed lella

I think this little clutch from Kate Spade is so charming! I just adore the hot pink color and the whimsical jeweled pineapple closure! I think it would be of course great with a little black dress and lots of fun gold jewelry, but also love the idea of wearing it more casually! I'm thinking olive green fitted cargo pants paired with a simple tank top and tan sandals! I bit pricey...but so versatile!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

patiently waiting.....

So excited for the new Rifle Stationary line to come out! So cute it makes me want to write more  letters!!!

oh joy!

I am just loving Joy's home featured in the latest issue of Anthology Magazine! HGTV's Secrets from a Stylist host, Emily Henderson did a fabulous job pulling off the most charming mix of patterns, great vintage finds, and the perfect punctuation of gold accents! I absolutely adore the metallic floral wallpaper Joy designed! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

fun finds

I thought I would share a few of my current "favorites" from our master bedroom!

I am so enjoying our new summer weight "hand block printed indian" quilt from West Elm...it is perfect for the warmer weather and I just love the reversible red pattern! Great purchase!

Also, I have always adored this large scale silk screen hanging above our bed- and finally just tracked down the source for a smaller scale version. It really does make me smile every time I look at it!

And of course my sweet Oden, is always a favorite!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

mixing prints

Bee looks so cute today!!! I just love her mix of sailor stripe t and leopard print skirt! 

Funny...I just wore my leopard espadrilles ($30 at Express!) with a navy and white gingham shirt- and was thinking how much I loved the unexpected mix of prints!!!!

What do you think of mixing patterns?

adorable etsy art

Just spotted this on caitlin's blog....ADORABLE!!! So sweet for a baby nursery!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

sneak peek inside kate spade soho

I'm living vicariously through Jen's (from the fabulous Made by a Girl) recent visit to Kate Spade in Soho! Loving the store's interior of bold "black and white stripe" meets vibrant "tropical punch" palette- with a splash of "gold sparkle"!!! Can't wait to get my "Kate" fix when I visit in July!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

perfect preppy plaid

Leave it to Bee to find the perfect plaid shirt! Love the "preppy" shirt meets chunky gold jewelry combo! Think this look would be great with a full skirt and espadrilles......a bit more "mom friendly"!

phone cover cuteness

Great "makes me happy" pattern, functionality, and super packaging....what else could a girl ask for? Leave it to Jonathan Adler!

orange crush

j crew

Just loving this "tangerine" color for summer......so fresh and modern!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

happy in harlem

I love the unexpected olive+red color combo in this harlem apartment (from elle decor). My son's room also has hits of green+red, but with a predominantly white back drop- and it makes me very happy every time I look at it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

party perfect placemats

Fell in love with these placemats after spotting them in a recent Lonny shoot!

 Yesterday, I finally made it to my local Anthropologie to purchase....and they do not disappoint! I can't wait to set the table! Think the kids will be excited too!!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

papier mache trophy

Layers of repurposed cement bags are covered with vintage French book pages to create this handmade, papier mache animal head from Anthropolgie ($68)! 

Think these would be so cute in a baby nursery or kid's room! Assorted other animals available-too!!!

sara's birthday treats

Thought I would share with you all a little bag of "birthday treats" that I put together for my dear friend Sara of Sara's Party Perfect! Sara and I have very similar tastes...so it is always fun to shop for her! This year I snapped up a bunch of my "favorite" finds....an eclectic mix of vintage and fun "paper goods"!

wrapping paper- Target "dollar" section
patterned journals- Anthropologie
colored masking tape- Amazon
apple post it notes- The curiosity shop
trophy card- Hicks Paper Goods (sara's line)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

diy american apparel clutch

I am loving everything about "bee" at atlantic-pacific! This girl has major style....not to mention the kind of legs that would make you  want to wear shorts year round !!!! She provides the (much missed) kind of fashion inspiration we found in our friend "Carrie Bradshaw"!

Check out this fabulous clutch she customized from american apparel.....very goyard-esque! How to complete this project here!
Have fun!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

miette patisserie

If you are ever in San Francisco you must stop into Miette Patisserie. It is one of the sweetest little bakery and candy shops you will find. The cupcakes are absolutely amazing and truly a work of art!!!! What a sweet treat!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

kayce hughes

Red Primrose Wrap Skirt from Kayce Hughes

Camille Wedges from J Crew

I just love this wrap skirt from Kayce Hughes...think it would look great paired with these "fabulous" summer wedges from J Crew!

 If you have not checked out Kayce's new website...you must! So many great things to treat you and your little ones too! I am a huge fan- and so lucky to call this wonderfully talented mom a friend!!!

from the pages of instyle

I had to laugh when I stumbled on this article- while flipping though In Style magazine.  I'm always surprised to see a photo of our house in print! What a great shout out for Christiane Lemieux's fabulous book "Undecorate"! (The photo of our family in the kitchen is an out take from the photo shoot!)

We actually sold the "log cabin" featured in Undecorate last year...and every time  I see the house, I do miss it a bit! But, happy to announce we are officially beginning our next house project!!! So look out for lots of new house inspiration images coming your way!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

cute calendars

greek key diary

blue chinoiserie toile diary

Just discovered these cute diary/calendars from Caspari! What a lovely hostess gift- and only $12.50!!

Think I need one!

Friday, May 13, 2011

effortlessly chic

How come I never seem to pull off that "cool, effortlessly chic" thing???? 

I just love this look..... perfectly blonde hair "casually" tied up in a bun, "stunning vintage dress" meets "fab gold rolex"- perfection!! Spotted on vanessajackman.blogspot.com.

 I guess I'm more of a "not so relaxed"..... "Kate Spade-esque" kinda girl!

steal of the week

Oden's dresser still-life

pagoda detail

I just love a bargain and Michael's always delivers!!! This week they even have a coupon for 40% off any one item.

 My item of choice, is this darling wood pagoda for about $6(that would make this less than $4 if you use your coupon)! They are meant to be painted.....but I just love them left natural. I think they make for a great and inexpensive table top accessory!

What do you think?