My husband and I went to our favorite steak house in the Neighborhood, Barclay Prime. The atmosphere is phenomenal and I always have the best time there. One of the key elements for me besides the food is the decor and lighting. It's actually quite dim in the restaurant. You often see people using their phone flashlight to browse the menu but I LOVE it. It puts me at ease and makes me feel relaxed. You're seated in big comfy chairs and the modern vibe paired with the formal dinning experience is heaven. I thought I would try and recreate the restaurant look which is described as a contemporary library setting.
A quick post on my simple Sunday brunch look featuring a few pieces that are so reasonably priced. The scarf is an investment but something I grab all the time and can elevate even the most simple ensemble. I can't wait to add sweaters back into my wardrobe and these two are high on my wish list.
As I invest in new pieces and decorate our little apartment I'm continually drawn to what I consider to be classic pieces. We won't be in this space forever and I want everything to translate into whatever our new space will be. I also want pieces to really stand the test of time and not be something that I tire of easily. I thought I would round up a few of my favorites for a post.
Beautiful glass bowls- We received a stunning assortment as wedding gifts and I just love placing fruit in them and having them as decorative pieces. Really anything by Simon Pearce falls under this "classic" category for me.
Skirted tables are something that I LOVE but presently don't have room for. In my dreams I would place one in a foyer stacked with books and a huge vase with flowers. The one above is perfect because it's neutral but not plain. The pattern gives it interest but isn't something I would tire of easily.
Seasonal pillows: I'm not a fan of "theme based decor" but I do like the idea of switching out a few accessories as the weather changes. It's a quick and inexpensive way to switch things up. The texture of the knitted pillow above feels autumnal and is only $17.99
Trays are a definite yes for me in almost every space. This hammered polished brass tray is traditional yet versatile. I would use it on a bar cart to corral bottles, place it on a coffee table, or even use it in a guest room as a nice welcoming element filled with sleepover essentials.
Gingham- yes it's having a major moment but it's still a classic look for me.
I'm surrounding myself with Hydrangeas as of late and it's GLORIOUS! I highly recommend fresh flowers for the home. It's a bit of an indulgence but they truly make a space feel more warm. Now that I live in the city I appreciate flowers (and my fiddle leaf fig) so much more! My go to picks are always hydrangeas or tulips because they are the least offensive to my allergies.
Mark D. Sikes' new book, Beautiful, is my next purchase for a coffee table book! I'm sure it comes as no surprise!
Yes to this- all of it! Perfect fall updates for your wardrobe that won't put you over budget! My next purchase is for sure that top left dress that comes in black and pink. It's $50 and feels very Isabel Marant so black is definitely a go for me! I'll throw my suede jacket (or leather) and some booties (these or these are my next purchase).
Founded in Boulder, CO in 2001, Big Chill started with a plan to make the refrigerator more stylish. Inspired by vintage appliances, Orion Creamer and his uncle, Thom Vernon, created a retro style design with bold colors and modern efficiency. Over time, the company has expanded to bring era-inspired design to your kitchen. Stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators come in 200+ color combinations.
I'm partial to the classic line. The stoves and hoods are everything I want in a design and the colors are spot-on! Head on over to Big Chill and let me know what your favorite piece is! You can also enter their kitchen design contest here to win any Big Chill appliance of your choice!
Bell sleeves will be everywhere this fall and I am totally on board with the 70's vibe! I grabbed this sweater and love this dress from zara.
Velvet booties will also have a strong presence this fall. Luckily, they can be snagged at various price points. The booties above slay me. The pattern and visual interest made me think they would be way out of my league BUT they're $220!
Life's Tough- Get A Sleep Mask:
The struggle is real! I need a sleep mask and Parker Thatch has me covered! A ton of different designs and monogramming make this an essential for me.
I can't say enough about these jeans! Perfect color for fall, totally comfortable, and priced under $100. SOLD.
If there is some sort of program for blue and white addiction I'm definitely a candidate! I would LOVE to have this bedroom. So calming and cozy with just enough visual interest. This was another proposal I worked on for my friends room refresh. Find the mirror here it's such a great scoop and UNDER $50!