Friday, November 24, 2017

Gift Guide 2017 - for Her

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great day filled with food, family and even a bit of down time. I managed to sneak in some time to take some photos of my table for you all to see! (stay tuned for those). Today officially kicks off the holiday season and my gift guides at Shelter. I'm excited to share my favorite picks to help make your holiday shopping easier! Today, I'm am kicking off black Friday with some of my favorite choices for the women on your list! Happy Friday and happy shopping. I don't know about you, but I'll be shopping, eating leftovers, working and cleaning all day long..(in that order)

CHEERS!!

From left to right:

Green Parka from Madewell - 25% with code Dontstress

Bug earrings - From Tuckernuck, sale site wide.
Cherry Bombe cookbook - on my list
- Sunglasses
- Navy Velvet clutch
- Pink slippers
- Pretty pillow
- Cozy socks with grippers from L.L.Bean
- Black tie sweatshirt - from J.Crew, 40% off with code THANKU
- Leopard flats from Tuckernuck
- Pink boatneck sweater - J.Crew, 40% off with code THANKU
- Faux Fur coat (I have almost the same one, it is very warm and comfy) I highly recommend it!! -   40% off with code THANKU
- Dressy oversized balldrop earrings - 40% off
- Star glasses or sunglasses case
- L.L.Bean boots, I LOVE mine - all boots 25% off today. HIGH RISK SELL OUT
- Scarf - from Gap, 50% off, code: BLKFRIDAY
- Plaid Robe - Shopbop, with code MORE


I usually buy myself a new pair of shoes or two this time of year. Ann Taylor's shoe selection has been right on lately! Everything on their site is 50% off through Sunday!!!




Bootie

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Shelter Loves

Well hello, hello! I've been crazy busy with work, which is a good thing. When I'm busy that only means I have been dreaming up inspiration to share with you too! I'm posting my latest loves today....

1. Velvet, velvet and more velvet. In fact, I am wearing the most comfy velvet pants now! These are a dream. I paired them with a cute denim shirt and sneakers. J. Crew is having 40% off their entire site. 
2. I've been designing a neutral palette for a gorgeous home all week. I often work in color but the architecture is so beautiful that mixing gorgeous textiles and fabrics in shades of grey, blue, tan, and camel and white felt right! I of course added a pop of color in the media room! 
3. A Janet Hill print would make the perfect gift for your design savvy friends, choosing the right one is the tricky part! (they are all amazing)
4. This jumper is stunning for a holiday party. The back bow is fabulous. Shopbop is having a buy more save more sale!!
5. The Chalkboard magazine shared some beautiful natural decor Thanksgiving tips for your holiday table. After I publish this post, I'm off to the florist to choose my table top flowers!
6. YES Ma'am. (and guys)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cottage Love #60 - Lulu Dk's home

I was searching for art last weekend for a client. (a favorite thing to do) and I popped over to Lulu Dk's site. I've long admired her bohemian style and ability to mix textiles, colors and objects fearlessly. We've all seen her charming home over the years but today I'm sharing her home tour from a while back with OKL. She shares her home with her husband and three sons. 

Her antique textile collections. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Love the look - Thanksgiving day


Thanksgiving seems to (well really Halloween) kick off the excuse to indulge in lots of goodies! As I mentioned, I am hosting this year. I need to look cute but still be comfortable. As we all know, the amount of running around entertaining entails. This year, I am opting for a pretty light blouse, leather pants with a little elastic in the waste (god I sound old) waste of course, and flats. I've created two looks, one is a bit more casual and less expensive than the other. Now I just need to make sure that I don't accidentally dip my sleeves in the gravy. I don't know about you, but I love this time of year and tend to splurge! (a little too much maybe)...Olivia always looks perfect, doesn't she?

1//2//3//4 -faux //5 - real//6//7//


1. My holiday nail color!!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Setting the table - Thanksgiving

As I may have mentioned, I am hosting Thanksgiving this year! I'm excited about this because I really enjoy cooking, entertaining and decorating for the holiday season. I spent some time this morning planning and pulling together my table setting ideas. I'm a firm believer in layering tablescapes. Above is a peek at the beginning of my design. I always use freshly cut flowers and lots of candles.


Here are some Thanksgiving table settings that spoke to me. I am always inspired by Aerin Lauder and Tory Burch's classic and colorful designs!!
Tory Burch 

Jamie of Furbish Studi
Aerin Lauder



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crushing on: Velvet

I have always ADORED velvet fabrics. Lucky for me, so do most of my clients!! With all the velvet fashion out there, I am having trouble deciding just what to purchase for the holiday season! I'm leaning towards green!
Velvet blazers
Velvet Tank - J.Crew
Wide leg velvet pants
EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!!!!






Monday, November 6, 2017

Dental Chic

I've been loving soft feminine color palettes mixed with rich grey lately. Summer Thornton never disappoints with her unpredictable color palettes and talent for beautifully combining furniture, objects and finishes. Here is a dental office she designed. I suppose if you need a crown you may as well feel like a queen while getting it. What I love most is every element would translate well in a home. Now, I am curious what they charge for a cleaning???  See more images and Summer's gorgeous work here.






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Friday, November 3, 2017

Shelter Loves


While my kids were getting ready for school this a.m. I taught them the beauty of the word "Friyay".
Although I have my own business and feel blessed to love my job, I am always happier to see a Friday am than a Monday one! I had a great work week, I'm designing some pretty cool projects right now. I've been doing lots of brainstorming and creative thinking. Here's what made the love list this week! Cheers. xo

1. Ann Taylor has the prettiest little shoe collection. These kitten heeled cuties are perfect for work and casual holiday parties. 
2. Sezane has opened a NY store! How sweet are the feminine design details?
3. Words to live by.
4. + 5.  I've been really into learning more about women artists who lived and honed their skills during the mid-late 20th century. Helen Frakenthaler was one that I have been reading up one. I may use one of her prints as the starting point for a fresh design in my daughter's room. 
6. I am looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving this year. I'll be sharing my table scheme ideas next week!
7.  I love everything about this photo.  I adore braids, this one is perfection. 
8. I've got the feels for Marc Jacob's snapshot bags. There are so many to choose from.
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