Thursday, April 21, 2016

EDesign: "Sophisticated Sisters" Room

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Queen Peacock Bed Head Aqua Smocked Linen Curtain by Pom Pom at Home at Neiman Marcus.:
@Overstock - Your decorating future is brighter with the Millie stacked crystal ball lamps, a stunning study in contemporary design. With silver fittings and slightly tapered white cotton bell shade in a linen weave, Millie adds a touch of fun to any room. $195.29: Full Size Ruffle Bed Skirt / $129 / PB Teen:

Pink Peach Pastel Turkish Overdyed Rug 6'3 x 11'0 by CemMarket: NMS16_H6SA0

Ruby Chandelier. $129. This is in the pottery barn summer catalog, but online says "no longer available"   :-(: Annabel Collection #serenaandlily:

NMS16_H6S9TLula White Gloss Mirror:

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday Inspiration: Benjamin Moore "Gentleman's Gray"

Benjamin Moore Gentleman's Gray. Transitional dark navy with gray in the undertone. Beautiful door, cabinet and furniture paint color.:


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fancy Pants: Duchess of Cambridge "India Tour " Style

Wow. Overall, I loved what Kate and her stylists chose for her India tour. I think she was trying to honor the Indian aesthetic while walking the fine line of Royal expectations.

I've taken a few of her inspiring looks from the Cambridge's tour and found some toned down alternatives for you and me, that still capture the exotic feel that she was going for with her wardrobe on this trip! (Because, you don't HAVE to be a Princess or be headed to India to jump on this style bandwagon)!

Spearmint Lace


Blue Medallion Sheath

 Starflower Scalloped Dress
1. Naeem Khan Bespoke for the Princess

Chiffon Poppies

April 15th: For their final evening in Bhutan, Kate wore British designer Beulah, founded by her friend Natasha Rufus Isaacs. The red silk dress from the brand's SS15 collection was adorned with a beautiful poppy print, the national flower of Bhutan.:  
1. Beulah Poppy Dress Bespoke for the Princess

My favorite dress of hers is this casual T-length cotton dress that she wore for a cricket match.

Mumbai-born designer Anita Dongre who employs artisans to work using traditional skills to create her dresses, was favoured by the duchess who wore one of her designs to a cricket match.:  For a more relaxed look while playing cricket in one Mumbai's poorest areas, the Duchess wore a laidback summer “Gulrukh” dress by Mumbai-born designer Anita Dongre that retails for $236 (£167) on her website.:
It can be yours from the designer's website for $236

Ok, overall I loved her spin on more ethnic patterns and wearing LOTS of color.HOWEVER, if I was her stylist I wouldn't have been so THEMEY, and would have suggested a few of these more classic, more polished and sophisticated options instead of some of the other wardrobe choices they made. 

(Or if I was a stylist, this is what I would have worn if I was along on this trip!)

Can someone in Anmer Hall give me a call and a credit card and I'll get to work on the Princess' wardrobe, k?


Bold Royal Blue floral and Medallion below the knee dress. Kate could have even worn her fav nude pumps.

I would have selected this black and white column dress number from Badgley Mischka:

I would have had her wear knock out amethyst and diamond earrings and bracelets, 
and told the stylist to make a wrap/shawl made from this fabric or the skirt of this dress:

Yes, those are lavender Rhinos on this dress. (Rhino and Elephant Conservation were key elements of the purpose of this Royal tour).  I'd have done it. Why not? A shawl made from this fabric would have been an incredible touch, worn with the black and white drop dead gorgous dress above. 

I would have paired this silk stunner with  Diamond Chandelier Earrings borrowed from Granny, delicate gold and diamond bracelets, and a Gold Sequined Pashmina Scarf wrapped in front with ends hanging down the back.

Valentino Sequin Scarf in Beige (nude) find more women fashion ideas on

Georgian Old Mine Diamond Pendant Earrings, circa 1820s. Fred Leighton:

She should have pretty much hiked in PUNJAMMIES, an ethnic tunic (Kurti) and Merrells.
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and I hope she went home with cute and comfy Jammies!

Mughal Robe and Lounge Pants


Tuesday Ten 4.18.16

It has been quite some time since I've rounded up a Tuesday Ten. I'm excited to share my favorite things that I've found across the internet lately,  with you!

1. Key Lime Pound Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Vitaly Shchukin (piker77)              DIGITAL WATERCOLOR  Lime:

2.Lynne Millar Oil Paintings


3. Joanna Gaine's Magnolia Kids Furniture Line coming soon!

My favorite thing about @highpointmarket weekend was showing my cuties the new kid collection which was totally inspired by them. The girls picked their favorite bed and asked how we could take it home and fit it on the plane  #magnoliahomefurniture:

4. Drooling over this Chic Kitchen by Nicole Davis Interiors.  Great way to see designer styling tips for your kitchen!

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5.City Farmhouse: Navy Blue Dresser Makeover for under $50

Modern Coastal Dresser Makeover in Navy Blue-Sherwin Williams Naval

6.Studio McGee Modern Mountain Home Tours...Start HERE.

Modern Mountain Home || Studio McGee

7.Serena & Lily Sale

8. Suburban Bitches One Room Challenge Designs: Boho Chinoi Chic Bedroom and Back in Black Dining Room

9. Sutton Sofette, West Elm

Sutton Sofette:

10. Follow this French Chateau Restoration through their blog and IG account.
Le Chateau Gudanes is EVERYTHING.

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