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Gifts Fo Yo Momma

May 11th, 2017

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday and if you have a pregnant brain like me, you may be running around last minute.  Today I’m sharing some of my favorite things that could double as a great gift! I have really been eyeing these Kate Spade mules (which  also come in a delicious camel color). I have one of these Tory Burch candles and besides being a beautiful accessory, they smell like heaven. I know this is an old suggestion, but if you don’t have a Longchamp Tote by now, you need to snag one.  It’s the perfect travel bag and folds up so nicely.

What are you doing on Sunday? Don’t forget to treat ‘yo Momma!

Lauren Conrad recently accepted an offer on her Pacific Palisades home. This property was featured on a catch up special for The Hills and I loved it.  I have to say, I get so attached to things. I can’t imagine selling something after only living there two years.  Not to mention, after our last move, I NEVER want to move again.  Take a look.  It’s clean, fresh and dreamy.

Ugh, dreamy right?

All imagery via Realtor.com

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen the styling of Syd and Shea McGee floating around the internet. The owners of Studio McGee, a firm founded just three years ago, is taking the design world by the horns.  I love her style and bold use of pattern.  They recently did a project here in Denver. Take a look:

If you’re somehow not familiar, make sure you check them out here! Shea is definitely one to watch.

All imagery via Studio McGee

Victoria Beckham for Target

April 20th, 2017

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I’m less than four weeks out from having the baby, and spring is upon us.  I don’t know about you, but I’m dying over the latest Target collaboration with Victoria Beckham.  Every piece is adorable and something I would wear to work, but it’s hard to pull the trigger on an orange shift dress when I have no idea what my body is going to look like in a few months… that’s where you come in! I need to live vicariously through my friends (or start plotting my diet now).  This dress with bunnies on the collar really wants me to have it. These earrings are now $30! At least I know those will fit.

Hope it’s a wonderful week!

Looking for inspiration last week I spotted this dreamy modern mountain getaway in Cashiers, North Carolina. Designed by Kay Douglass, the client gave her free rein (and this, in all honesty is the best scenario.  If you’re going to seek an expert, let them do their thing!) The result is such a fun take on a mountain home.  Take a look:

 

All imagery via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Tile Grout

March 8th, 2017

One thing to keep in mind when selecting tile for your home, is the importance of grout.  You can have the most beautiful tile in the world, but pick the wrong grout and it can kill  your installation.  I had to be very careful with my kitchen.  I went with Ann Sacks Lucian Metallic Chevron Mosaic in the pewter color for our backsplash. I wanted a grout that would compliment the tile itself (which is a very unique choice) and not distract.

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I didn’t want grout lines to be the first things our guests noticed.  I went with a sparkly version, Context Bronzed In the Sun, which may seem strange but the sparkle combined with the glass made it go away. Here’s the combination close up:

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We are so pleased with the final! Don’t forget, successful design is all in the details.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has had her Tribeca penthouse on the market, designed by Roman and Williams. It’s clean and pretty though surprisingly sat on the market for the past year. The bed apparently was custom designed to allow all members of the family to sit on it at one time (kids, cousins, etc).  Take a peek:

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I can’t help but wonder if that’s Chris Martin’s guitar…

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Imagery via Compass

 

Pregnancy Wardrobe Staples

February 21st, 2017

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Well, things are starting to get difficult in the fashion department. I am nearly six and a half months pregnant and feeling large and in charge. When I started to really show I went to a session with my Nordstrom stylist and it was extremely helpful.  I did not want a bunch of random maternity clothes. I really wanted to find a way to buy things I could still wear later. My favorite things by far have been the non-maternity.  This Gibson top is THE softest thing you will touch and looks adorable.  I’m also obsessed with this Free People tunic. One thing is for sure, leggings and flats have become my best friend.  I also can’t leave the house without my S’well bottle.  There is not enough water in the world for me at this point. If you’re expecting, what’s your favorite wardrobe staple?

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Feeling Green

February 16th, 2017

I love the color green.  It is a redhead’s best friend, and Adele’s dress from the Grammy’s has me all inspired.  Sometimes a bold punch is just what your interior needs.

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