HGTV’s hottest decorating trends this Fall are all about natural elements. Go big and make a bold statement, or go mall understated with the natural textures and shapes of horns, hides and mother of pearl details to bring a back-to-Earth aesthetic to your home. Not a fan of these prints and materials? Opt for faux pieces instead and use them in unexpected ways like lining a tray with an animal print wallpaper. Or paper mache sculptures from West Elm to create a layered look for a tablescape. Salvage an old mirror frame and refinish it in zebra-hide fabric for an instantly chic makeover.
Head over to One Kings Lane for more tips and ideas on how to decorate with horns, hides and mother of pearl.
Here, in the North-East, the weather has yet to fully embrace Fall. Daytime temperatures oscillate between high 70s to mid 80s while evenings-nights are nearly 10-15 degrees cooler.
This not-quite-Fall-weather poses a challenge when it comes to picking what to wear all day. Key to dressing for this transitional weather is layering and selecting items that are comfortable, stylish and on-trend.
I rounded up a few essentials to making this daunting task simple and fun.
Chequered jackets and natty wide-lapelled jackets sported by 1950’s news anchors look fresh again. Yes, plaid is cool again. Pair a basic striped cotton top, a sheer button-down or an asymmetric tee with skinny cropped leggings in leather-like texture. Layer with a graphic scarf and sexy heels, like these stappy cage sandals with embellished studs to give your off-duty looks a hint of attitude. My go-to bag these days is a masculine steampunk leather satchel large enough for my 17″ mbpro and other gadgets and holds a small clutch for after-work socials. When it comes to jewelry, less is more for me, so I tend to wear more rings. This Kate Spade Stepping Stone ring makes a subtle statement while being the perfect work-night accessory.
What fashion items are you looking at to add to your wardrobe?
katespade ring | clutch | stacked ring | striped top | cage sandals | leggings | blazer | steampunk satchel | scarf
Being sick,and bed-ridden, for most of last week gave me time to think about reorganizing my apartment, especially my work space and closet.
Joy Cho’s fabulous new studio tour over at Design Sponge
I realized I have wayyyyy too much stuff, and need to do something about it. I bought several storage boxes from Ikea, including this one which has my family name to keep my crafting and paper supplies organized. While reassessing the space I decided I don’t need a very large desk since I do most of my crafting on the dining table, and foldout tables. The Micke desk from Ikea is the perfect size for my mbpro and small office supplies. Continue Reading
Hard to believe Labor Day weekend is here already. As I get older the years seem to get shorter. I mean, where did Summer go? Hope you have plans to be outside enjoying the days of fun and frolic.
Have a great weekend. xoxo
images: via kinfolk magazine, the fresh exchangeblog