Thursday, December 29, 2011

What are you doing New Years Eve? I want to Paartay!

New Year Drink Stirrers (sadly, sold out) via heathoriginal on etsy, Shimmering New Years Streamers via Martha Stewart.

Every year I get all excited about New Years Eve and every year it comes and goes without a real POW! I like the idea of a huge party where me and a couple of close friends are somewhat anonymous and have a crazy night in a beautiful house that we'll never visit again, in our stories we won't know everyone's name but our memories will be happy nonetheless. In my dreams I have a huge, beautiful house and I invite everyone over for an amazing New Years Eve gathering that consists of fancy shmancy dressed up guests, lots of shimmery New Years Eve decor, a lovely (and yummy) dinner, followed by heavy drinking and lots of people (the more people the better the party) and conversation and great music (and dancing for the dancers) and amazing, indulgent desserts followed by fireworks. I would have plenty of guest bedrooms so people would be welcome to stay the night (i.e. can drink heavily without worry) and in the morning I would whip up a big, delicious breakfast and those who want to stick around can stay for our New Years Day tradition of watching movies in our pajamas all day. What are your plans for New Years Eve? Better yet, what are your dream(y) New Years Eve plans? Do tell!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fall 2011: Orchid Hush Pantone 13-3805 and Quarry Pantone 15-4305

Here are the last two of Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Fall 2011! I almost didn't make it but alas I did, who cares if it's the last day of Fall/first day of Winter, right?! I cannot believe Winter is here! I think Orchid Hush Pantone 13-3805 and Quarry Pantone 15-4305 are  great colors to transition from Fall to Winter. Wintery, dusty blues always look just as great with a little glitter and a little shimmer as they do with cozy warm Fall colors, do you agree? Here they are and here's to a wonderful Winter and to a colorful 2012! Cheers!

 Bedroom design by Ashley Goforth Designs, photo via Decor Pad

 Street Style via Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Lopez's Kitchen via Veranda

lovely photo via pinterest

18K GF necklace, with metal spikes on vermeil bar- gold filled necklace via Tigerlily Dream

photo via Rue Magazine

 photo via House Beautiful

pretties via the decorista

Fall 2011: Pantone's Orchid Hush & Quarry

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fall 2011: Coffee Liqueur Pantone 18-0930 & Nougat Pantone 16-1320

Warm and earthy, Coffee Liqueur Pantone 18-0930 and Nougat Pantone 16-1320 woven together would make the perfect heather, wouldn't they? Each color is perfect for Fall and so lovely combined in one color palette! So which is your favorite of Pantone's Color Selections for Fall 2011? Only 2 more to go! Here is Coffee Liquer & Nougat...

 photo via pinterest

photo of Living Room via Lonny Magazine

photo via Wit and Delight

photo from Lonny Magazine via The Aestate

 photo via handitover blog

brown living room photo via the lennox

photo via pinterest

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fall 2011: Happy Thanksgiving!

photo and lovely head dress via The Trend Boutique 

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! I hope you spent it with family and friends you love! I am thankful for so many things! Especially my wonderful husband, my family, my amazing friends and for all of our health and happiness! 
I still cannot believe it's the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? Can you believe how fast this year has passed?! We're a blink away form Christmas and New Years, I don't know where the time went. They say the older one gets the faster time passes by, it's a scary thought when you worry that half of your life might have passed:( Forgive the melancholy, I just got back from watching The Descendants, you should check it out, especially if you're in the mood for a good cry. I am in love with the headband in the photo above, I wish I could get away with wearing something like that to Thanksgiving dinner, too much? I did get to finally wear these earrings (in the photo above). I got them in NYC for a couple of bucks and absolutely love them! Have spent the weekend relaxing and spending time with family and friends. We are headed out to our friends house for homemade pizza and s'mores by the fire pit (I am so excited!!). Hope your weekend is amazing and long!! xo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall 2011: Deep Teal Pantone 19-4914

When I studied color while in design school I learned that teal was by far the most flattering color of all. It suits any lighting, every skin tone and makes everything around it look it's best. Besides how flattering it is, deep teal is also very sophisticated and classic, isn't it? I would say it's one of my favorite colors ever! Is it one of your favorites? Here is lovely deep teal in fashion, interiors, photography and shopping, just for kicks:)
 Valentino Fall 2011 Runway via Posh Glam

Florence Broadhurst wallpaper via Signature Prints

 Dark and Moody designed by Miles Redd via House Beautiful

photo of Lea Michele in the December 2011 issue Allure Magazine via cool to wear

Natural Curiosity by Earth Sea Warrior via Coco&Kelley

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 RTW Runway via

beautiful space designed by Ashlina aka the decorista  via Adore Magazine's Oct/Nov 2011 issue

NY Street Style via Harper's Bazaar

Deep Teal Pantone 19-4914

Monday, November 7, 2011

Color Stories: Orange & Navy Love

Art Nouveau Graphic Design circa 1900 via Grafik Mag
look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 Runway via Sunrainey

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall 2011: Happy Halloween

image via pinterest

I don't know why but for the first time ever I am not that excited about Halloween:( Are you excited about Halloween this year? Are you dressing up tomorrow? I decided not to dress up this year but I am going to visit my niece and nephew tomorrow evening to take them trick or treating so it'll probably really feel like Halloween then. 
So now that Halloween is almost behind us we're two shakes away from Thanksgiving! Yay! I think I will attempt to make this cake this year. But before I get all excited about Thanksgiving I will be focusing a lot of my energy into my sister-in-law's Baby Shower! Am in planner mode so now it's just a matter of executing the concept. Hope you have a great Halloween!! xo

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall 2011: Cedar Pantone 16-0526

Call it olive, sage or khaki green, Cedar Pantone 16-0526 is quite lovely isn't it? It's not the most exciting color but definitely an old reliable neutral. I like that it's a dusty green or gray green if you will. Cedar is perfect for fall and a nice touch of green in Pantone's color palette for Fall 2011. Do you consider this color a neutral too? Are you decorating with or dressing in Cedar this season?

Givenchy Spring RTW Runway via WWD

Living Room design by Laura Kirar via Elle Decor

Bathroom via Elle Decor

Ralph Lauren via Vogue

workspace designed by Lulu Powers via Lonny Magazine

Cedar Pantone 16-0526

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