Birthday Love

There’s nothing like waking up to the loveliest birthday wishes from all over the world. Emails, wall posts, phone calls and little packages in the mail with the sweetest notes making my heart completely melt. You are the best peeps a girl could ask for. Thank you for filling my day with so much love!

I wish everyone in hurricane Sandy’s path safety and warmth.

color my life {emerald} green with envy

It’s been a while since I did a post on my favorite rooms. You might remember me mentioning my obsession with emerald in a post recently, well, I have long loved this color so forgive me if you arent into it. But  allow yourselves one look at these spaces and you’ll see why I’m green with envy!

forest / emerald green chairs

Be it upholstery for chairs, a pretty wallpaper pattern, a collection of earthenware  {LOVE the pups in that one}, kitchen cabinetry or a lamp shade, this hue of green instantly makes a room feel so alive and vibrant.

green patterned couch

interiors green

Totally glam too! Remember the green glass bottles I scored at a thrift store last year? They are the inspiration for my bedroom decor and I wish I could capture how gorgeous they look in when my sun-flooded room.

glass and wallpaperemerald colors

green chest

I just cant get enough of emerald hues in my life. I want to pair it with cobalt, navy and white in my bedroom. Which reminds me that I need to get on that project STAT! How would you use this color in your home and life?

images: house beautiful, elle decor, domino files and pinterest


ps: have you tried the paper by fifty three app on your ipad? Im ADDICTED!!!

Little big temptations

I have been creating and shooting Holiday looks since May so I’m not surprised to see gift guides flooding my inbox and stores outfitted in Holiday decor. Have to say I’m loving it. But equally tempted to splurge on things I dont need but oh so want! With my birthday around the corner and a party on the calendar, Im feeling indulgent and its getting harder and harder to resist bringing home a few lovely things. This week, I fell hard for these little big temptations.





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 What have you been splurging on/indulging in lately?



Halloween + Happy Friday

Happy Friday from the nation’s capital. Have you checked out Martha Stewart’s Halloween edition? No, you must! I love all the DIY ideas from costumes including ideas for pets, decor, food and beverages. All supplemented with templates and shopping lists! Dont forget to grab this limited edition available at most local stores.

marthastewart halloween edition

marthastewart halloween edition

Also, check out my host a Christmas ornament-making party feature on