Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014

1. Have you perused the Tibi new arrivals? This dress caught my eye as did this top
2. Pineapples are everywhere right now- how cute is this powder room set
3. The ultimate bag for spring and summer. I love the size and color but there's only one left!
UPDATE: Found more in stock here!
4. Do you shop Mango? If not you must head over immediately! The pricing is phenomenal and there's a ton of great items like the tassel beaded blouse above. This dress is perfect for a summer evening out and this embroidered shift is the perfect throw and go look for day.
5. These shorts are inspired by the late 60's glamour of the French Riviera. They are such a home run.
6. Comfy playful espadrilles are such a great look for warm weather. This banana print pair is right on point.

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Posted on: Friday, April 18, 2014

Lust worthy.
I especially love the beach blanket (so happy to be living right next to the beach) and the cute oven mitts. I'm really trying to get excited about cooking...the mitts could help, right? I think I may have to make the blue footed bowl my next decor purchase. The design feels very sister parish and I just love the shape.

Happy Friday loves!

Photographer Gray Malin's Shopable Home Makover

Posted on: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Have you seen the OKL shopable feature of Gray Malin's home makeover with Orlando Soria of interior design firm Homepolish
Oh boy. Buckle up.
Chair envy and serious lacquered end table love.
Opposite end of the room. I love the height created by the bookcases however, I would have gone with a white built in.
You can shop the entire living room round up right here!
Next up- the outdoor space.
One of Gray's signature surfboards and a stocked bar cart. 
And below, one of my favorite elements- permanently installed string lighting.
You can shop the backyard escape design here and read the full story here.
Happy Thursday

Posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One of each please!

1. I found this flamingo wallpaper and immediately wanted to purchase it for my bathroom. It would also be lovely in a foyer, or even a nursery.
2. I love the shape of this mirror and finally found it at a reasonable price. It reminds me of the one over the mantle of Ali Cayne's living room (featured in Domino). 
3. Sale alert! These gems are on major sale- at only $16 they can elevate any outfit.
4. This campaign style tray table is the perfect color! I'd use it as a little bar cart.
5. I have always loved this photograph of Mrs. Patricia McCormick of Los Angeles, CA captured by Philip Gendreau of the Olympic High Dive. I'm really close to pulling the trigger on this one.

Hope everyone is having a great week! I've been listening to Coconut Records ad nauseum- particularly "any fun" and "west coast".


Spring Picks

Posted on: Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring is finally here and I couldn't be happier. I've put together a few essentials above. I just purchased the sleeveless embroidery pleated chiffon dress (shown top center). It's fully lined and on sale for $33.52- such a steal! I also want to purchase a few turkish towels for the beach. 

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Current Loves

Posted on: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Just a few things I'm really into.
-This circular jute rug has the most darling pattern. I think it would look great in an entryway.
-The blue and white linen ikat upholstery on this vintage club chair is an absolute home run.
-I'm still obsessing over plates and when I found these they had a similar vibe to a set displayed in a tour of Whitney Port's Venice loft.
-And why not match you plates with you dining chairs? I had to share the sleek lines of the above chair. I'm usually not drawn to retro styles but paired with sky blue velvet upholstery… yeah, I'm all in on this one.
-Then I found the mug. I'm still looking for my own set and think these are gorgeous.
-The color scheme of this botanical wall chart has the perfect contrast. If I had wall space in my kitchen it would be my next purchase.
-Striped candles remind me of my mother. She always outfits family dinners with cool candles just like these. I think they add so much to a tablescape.
-This bone inlay tray is a nice way to incorporate the look into your home without dropping bank on a chest or mirror.
-Lastly, who doesn't need a cute little pineapple jar somewhere in their home? I know I do!

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The little artist

Posted on: Monday, April 7, 2014

I adore the space above featuring children's art. I can imagine, as a parent, that there is a constant stream of new creations. I love the idea of choosing a few special pieces to frame properly and hang. Children are so free when they paint and create- there are no limits and it makes them true artists. The gallery wall shown above is a nice take on the idea. I also like the idea of a large scale painting over a mantle. You can even match the color palette of the room by mixing your own paint and limiting the color range offered to your little artist. 
I don't have children of my own, but I can imagine that this could potentially be a cherished piece of art for a family.

Happy Monday

Posted on: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Oh dear, what do we have here.

It sounds silly but I've been thinking a lot about linen cocktail napkins for my bar cart. I think there's something so special and elegant about them but in talking to people I've received mixed reactions. Some think they are the perfect touch while others find them to be stuffy; noting the potential to make guests uncomfortable (cue mental image of a bloody marry spill). I just game across the above sets at Waiting On Martha and think they are such a fun quirky take on a formal cocktail napkin. The "formality" of the linen and hemstitching is undercut by the cheeky phrases and playful images. 
What are you thoughts? Which humorous set would you purchase? 
Personally I love them and think that the juxtaposition is brilliant.

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Indoor/Outdoor living

Posted on: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The weather is just starting to turn and It's making me think about spending copious amounts of time outdoors! I'm still on the "kid kick" after spending time with my friends babies so I incorporated a child friendly element into the design with a tepee. Let's be serious though, I'm pretty much looking for any excuse to have a tepee around. I'm a tiny bit obsessed with the striped version above. I paired it with two little stools that can be placed inside or around the tepee. Rugs take outdoor spaces to the next level so I chose a neutral print that works with wicker side chairs, a colorful garden stool, and playful pouf.

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Happy Wednesday! 
This week is flying by!

A Big Girl Room

Posted on: Monday, March 31, 2014

Three of my friends are about to welcome baby number two into the world and it has me thinking about the idea of transitioning a child from a nursery to a big girl bedroom. Above, I put together a room with a little girl in mind. I incorporated a lot of pattern play with the bedding and love the suzani quilt paired with the blue gingham sheets. I also chose a playful striped set since you can probably never have too many sheets when kids are involved. I chose the timeless sconces as an investment piece then reigned it back in with the selection of the ratan chair and x benches (I would place one or two at the foot of the bed depending on whether you select a twin or full). All that's left, are your own personal finishing touches- like art. How cute is the caterpillar print from Waiting on Martha? I also love this animal parade print.

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