Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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!!!!
posted by Gen at 8:34 PM
Monday, May 30, 2011
|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!
posted by Gen at 7:40 PM
Sunday, May 29, 2011
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!
posted by Gen at 10:06 AM
Friday, May 27, 2011
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!
posted by Gen at 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
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?
posted by Gen at 3:05 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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!!!
posted by Gen at 8:01 PM
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
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!
posted by Gen at 4:37 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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)
posted by Gen at 5:00 AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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!
posted by Gen at 7:22 AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
|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!!!
posted by Gen at 7:38 PM
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!!!
posted by Gen at 7:42 AM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
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!
posted by Gen at 5:47 PM
|Oden's dresser still-life|
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?
posted by Gen at 10:14 AM