Posts Tagged ‘decor’

Shopping for Decorative Trays

I’m always looking for ways to stay more organized, especially if it makes me (and my stuff) look nice and tidy. Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for a pretty tray to corral smaller items on places like the bathroom counter, the coffee table and even on a bedside table. I like the idea of keeping everything in a designated place whether it’s a group of hair products, displaying jewelry, stacking books or holding small odds and ends. Here are a few of my inspiration images and links to shop at the bottom:


Lucite - via Pinterest

Via Pinterest 

White Lacquer

Lacquer Tray - Gal Meets Glam

via Gal Meets Glam


Metal Tray - via Glitter Guide

Metal Tray - via Glitter Guide2via The Glitter Guide


Wood Tray - Karlie Kloss at Home


Printed Tray - Design Manifest

Colorful - Pinterestvia Pinterest

Shop  Lucite here   |   White Lacquer here and here   |   Gold Tray here and here   |   Wood here and here   |   Colorful here, here and here

Have you found any fabulous trays? Please share the links in the comments!

Coastal Glam Decor Inspiration

I came across a House Beautiful article the other day titled “14 Signs You Decorate Like You Live in Beverly Hills.“  First I thought, who doesn’t want to be surrounded by glitz and glam, feeling like a pampered A-lister? I’ll take that any day. Second, I started thinking about how my style has evolved over the years. With fashion, my preferences certainly indicate multiple personalities. In the realm of decor, my taste is becoming more fine-tuned, even if I can’t quite turn my wish list into a reality just yet. Where I once loved rustic, shabby chic styles with muted neutrals and frilly pastels (yes, there was a time!), now I love simple, streamlined looks with contrast, pops of bold color or pattern and a little sparkle. I still love lots of white and clean coastal style, but now with a little more glam factor. Mixing Beverly Hills and the beach, I like to call this style “coastal glam”.

There are a few key elements to achieve Coastal Glam in my book:

  • Black and White Stripes. Think glitzy Hollywood pool decks and chic Miami Beach cabanas clad in classic black and white stripes. Even Coco Chanel adored crisp stripes for their ”graphic sensibility”.
  • Rich Texture. Leather, cashmere, a little (faux) fur and a few soft flower arrangements work wonders.
  • Bright White. A coastal design just wouldn’t be right without crisp, clean, brilliant white. It just makes everything feel fresh.
  • Bold Patterns. The Beverly Hilton has their signature palm print, David Hicks has posh hexagons and coastal glam needs fresh, fun patterns like dots, (more) stripes, bright florals or clean geometric patterns.
  • Small Bursts of Color. Saturated shades in small doses stand out and make a statement, helping to soften the overall look. Think Marilyn Monroe pink in Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friends, Tiffany blue and sunshiny yellow. In our case, 30A’s signature turquoise and emerald waters would be a great pop.
  • Shiny Accents. Just a few finishing touches in the way of pearly shimmer, diamond-like sparkle or metallics like gold leaf and mercury add just the right amount of shine for a fabulous feel. I have to say gold is my favorite and it’s really hard to go wrong with gold accessories.

Here’s a little more coastal glam inspiration. Can I take them all?

Coastal Glam - Black White Stripe Curtains


Coastal Glam - Stripe Chairs

Coastal Glam - The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, FL

The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, FL

Coastal Glam - Stripe Dining Chairs

Coastal Glam - Bedroom

Coastal Glam - Dining


Coastal Glam - Entryway

Coastal Glam - Entry

Coastal Glam - White Dining Room

Coastal Glam - White Bedroom

Room design by Wendy Schwartz.

Coastal Glam - Beach BathroomCoastalLiving

Glam bathroom via Coastal Living

Coastal Glam - Patterned Walls

Coastal Glam - Pink House

Coastal Glam - Back Porch Coastal Glam - Beach Hat Coastal Glam - Good Day Coastal Glam - Living Room

Benjamin Moore “Ballet Slippers” pink Palm Beach

Coastal Glam - Gold

via Elle Decor

monday musings in black and white

Another Monday has arrived. The weekend’s over. The alarm goes off way too early. The one cup of coffee doesn’t cut it. The email inbox is overflowing. The day seems to drag on. One of these black and white signs would be just the right inspiration to sweeten any first day of the week. On second thought, I think I’ll get carried away and ask for both.

emery’s nursery

I’ve finally FINALLY finished Emery’s sweet little space. It took months of contemplating colors, cribs and furniture selections before I eventually put it all together for the princess. It was mostly complete by the time we packed our bags for the hospital, but a few details and waiting for the chair to arrive meant it wasn’t finished until after we brought her home.
The possibilities were endless. I knew I wanted something less “baby” and more of something she can grow into. I wanted quality pieces that would last and transition through toddler-hood and beyond. That wasn’t an easy task considering many of the options are obviously kiddie-looking with cartoons or unsophisticated construction. I also liked to think Emery will be a girly girl like me and not mind too many sweet details. While I am typically not a fan of pink at all (I own one pink shirt and have worn it twice), the first item I finally decided on was a pinkish Serena and Lily crib set. I thought it was pale enough that I could manage it, but still had the lady-like qualities I was thinking of. The copper brown accents helped round out the palette and I opted for dark finish furniture to balance out the light pink and white. I’m really not a fan of light or medium wood finishes so the options were either espresso, white or black. Espresso it was! Mixing personal keepsakes and details plus flea market finds with high and low furniture pieces totally made the look. Check it out.
A friend of mom’s made this cute sign to hang on our freshly purchased 5-panel doors from Lowe’s.
I matched the bedding color to a paint chip to get just the right sweet, pale pink. Apparently, there are way too many pinks to choose from with some more peach, some more purple and some the color of Pepto Bismol. I thought this shade was perfect, though it seems a little brighter in this photo.

Black and White Houndstooth Chairs Rock!

As you’ve probably noticed by now, I am a total sucker for anything black and white. It really never goes out of style and is always exciting to the contrast in new patterns and styles. In this case, it’s fun to see a classic print like houndstooth jazz up an otherwise so-so living room. When I came across this photo, I thought the chairs were absolutely fabulous and I wanted them for myself instantly! I’ll take them both! Wouldn’t they look great with a touch of yellow or a nice calm blue? They have just enough edge without being overwhelming.

InStyle with Black, White & Yellow

Check out this great room featured in January’s InStyle magazine. Gotta love that black and white!

Go to Extremes
In your home, classic black-and-white — shown in a living room by L.A. designers Woodson and Rummerfield — is inexpensive and widely available but always looks lavish. For added interest, work in a third color, such as hot pink, red or yellow.
Photo: InStyle

Redfish Village After Hours

This month’s Walton Area Chamber After Hours was at Redfish Village and even though it was a cold night, there was a nice crowd there to network, sip wine and check out the Village. Aside from the main tent set up on the lawn, there were 3 condos open for viewing with wine sampling in each. The Village Boutique and The Aesthetic Clinique had their doors open late as well. I met a few new folks, caught up with some old friends and loved every bit of the decor I saw. The interior design was all done by Lovelace Interiors and every detail was impeccable. I wanted to borrow quite a few of their ideas, but this was by far my favorite room. It’s the perfect combination of upbeat and peaceful, don’t you think?

Scavengers Hunting

I love browsing in Scavengers, just waiting to see what treasure I can find around every corner. I always walk out with something when I go. They have a little bit of everything from furniture finds and art to knick-knacks and lighting. It’s almost all old-made-new stuff or at least is made to look that way. I’ve bought quite a few things there, including one of my favorite purchases, a vintage sideboard I painted black that my TV sits on. A close runner-up is this vintage perfume bottle that I found over the weekend. Doesn’t it look so elegant and super cool all at the same time? Love it!

Live What You Love

I saw a snapshot of this artwork by heartfish on one of my favorite blogs {black.white.bliss} and had to see more. I love it! Clean and simple goes a long way. There are a few different color options that were all made at a letter press studio in New York. Of course, my favorite is the black and white but the yellow is a close second.

They’re available for purchase here on Etsy for about $12.50 each.

Photos: heartfish

The City Style – Curtains @ DVF

Yes, The City is one of my guilty pleasures and yes, I love the style of the girls’ fashions, the apartment styles and even their work places. Tonight we got a glimpse of the DVF studio during a photo shoot and it took about .135 seconds for me to fall in love with the big black and white curtains hung up everywhere.
They look a little similar to these curtains I got awhile back at Target in Pier Park that are only $34.99-$39.99. I have them up in more than one place around the house and I love them. I’m not sure that black and white will ever get old for me!

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