Thursday, November 13, 2014

Feeling fall inspired in a Nate Berkus for Target kind of way

I mean we all are planning for our holiday tablescapes, right? Don't make me feel weird here as a party of one. So I know this isn't going to come as a surprise to any of you, but I am all about an unconventional holiday tablescape. Don't give me any of that cornucopia and rustic color scheme. Give me color, funky pattern mixing and glamorous accents. So thankfully my man Nate Berkus is doing his thing, as always, this holiday season for Target and he is making a major appearance at all of my seasonal soirees. 

Nate is bringing his flair and attention to detail to his latest collection. I am talking jewel inspired accouterments. gilded adornment, regal patterns and just plain glamour. I am telling you people, this will be stuff that will carry me into the holidays for many years to come. Just check out how I see my table for Thanksgiving this year. Traditional? Not so much. But with mixing jewel tones, patterns and metals, I have Nate Berkus to give thanks to. 








Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Must Haves

We all know I have an addiction to shopping, and I may be preaching to the choir here, but I generally have a running list of everything that I "need" in my life. No. Seriously. Each and every one of the items are necessities for life survival. You know that I wouldn't be that frivolous or ostentatious. Some home decor, some body decor...whichever it may adorn, they are my must haves at this very moment and are soon to be yours.  Yours Truly, The Shopaholic 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Musings: LC's Apartment in InStyle

My people. What is up? So this is the first week I will not be traveling in like forever. So you will see MUCH, MUCH more of me. Hopefully that is a good thing? My week is off to an amazing start. I slept through the gym this morning and I am dreading being in the office. Someone has a case of the Monday's... Someone pump me up for the Monday morning grind puh-lease. We can do this Monday. Yes we can.

So I was scouring the worldwide interweb this weekend for some serious inspiration and I happened to come across the home of my all time favorite Laguna Beach alum. Can you guess who it is? Team LC. Holler. So LC finally found her prince charming (Spoiler alert: No, it is not Steven Colletti, and no, it is not Jason Wahler) and their sophisticated home was recently featured in InStyle. I mean the place is to die for y'all. LC is clearly dunzo with Laguna and has planted her fancy ass smack dab in Beverly Hills. Would you expect anything less? The girl has amazing style which has translated into her grown up home. White walls, major pops of color, tufted furniture, an elaborate bar situation and a closet that would make Carrie Bradshaw envious. Check it. 









Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Musings: Tassels

Ladies, ladies, ladies. How in the hell are ya? Did you have a fabulous weekend? Candy (ahem and booze) overload? Yametoo. I need some serious weekends that consist of more than two days. Cha feel? Lord. While I am coming at you with an extra hour of sleep today, I have to tell you I am dreading this Monday morning like woah. "Is it Friday yet" is the chant that is on constant repeat in my head. This will make for a long week...

Today I am chatting about something that is oh so near and dear to my heart. Tassels. I know what you are thinking, and get your mind out of the gutter. Not those kind of tassels, ladies. Home decor tassels. I have been slightly on the fence in incorporating tassels into my decor, simply because I am Stella (my dawg) fearing. I cannot imagine the duress I would endure if in one of her fits (where she is trying to teach me a lesson), she decided to go to town on my beloved tassels. But we have struck a deal, and its been decided that we need some tassels up in this abode. I am talking on curtains, couches and pillows. Any and everywhere. Look at all of this lovely inspiration that illustrates what is happening in my brain this very moment. 
Foo Dog Ate My Homework


And the ultimate inspiration, that sparks all inspiration. This here camel. Can I just get this guy for my house? I am totally 'bout it 'bout it. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Framebridge

So I had some amazing unframed art just slumming around my house and I felt that it was time to partner with Framebridge to fix that problem. If you haven't been acquainted with Framebridge, shame on you. Framebridge is a custom frame shop where you can send in your own art, or you can even have printed from your very own instagram account. They include typical frame shop quality upsell items—UV-protective glazing, acid-free materials and matting—in the base price. Packaging for your art to be shipped is provided and an easy way to upload digital files. And, wait for it, all shipping is free. Would I lie to you?? 

So as I said, I had to implement in my own home. I had a custom piece lying around from MFAMB and I decided it would only be properly adorned in the Jambi Frame. Voila. Custom art in the house. 





Use code "frame15" to get 15% off of ALL of your orders for a week. Definitely try it out. Cannot believe the ease of use from selection of frame to delivery. I have found my new go to custom framer! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Getting Stately with Lulu and Georgia!

Coming at you from Richmond, VA my peoples. It has been a hot minute since I have been back in this lovely town, but the girl is back, yo. I swear. I am here, there and everywhere lately. It is only so appropriate that I would be talking states with y'all. Much to my delight, my ladies over at Lulu & Georgia started carrying the beloved state pillow. The confusing part is that I have resided in like 10 different states in the last 5 years so I mean what is a girl to choose? My place of origin, that's what. Mizzou-rah. The good ol' Midwest. 








I mean aren't y'all dying for one? Thought so. Just enter promo code: HOMEISWHERETHEHEARTIS20 to receive 20% off of a state, international, region, or city pillow. Booyah. 

My other gal pals over at Style Me Swanky, Deep in the Hart, Ascot Friday, Shop Sweet Things and My Style Vita are getting all stately as well and you need to check it out. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Season in a Trunk

Ladies, ladies, ladies. What is up? How are we? How was our weekend? What did we do? I was super productive, impulsive (repainted my kitchen on a whim), got my hair did and spent time with my loves. Oh and I also broke my thumb. Seriously. Guys. So much for me being Sporty Spice. I tried to reenact a move that I do at my gym and inserted a kettleball in place of a medicine ball. You guys. Let's put it this way, I totally ate it. Now I am coming at you with 9 working digits. Moral of the story, thumb is sca-rewed. Let us pray. 

Sooooo getting down to the biz. Since we are now full fledged into the fall season, it is only natural we get our fall decor asses in gear. Cha feel? Thank you baby Jebus for Season in a Trunk and their festive Season in a Trunk. So appropriately named. I decide to throw a fall brunch and the decor is pretty much ready to roll. How about a throw, some fall inspired pillows and a few nature themed knick knacks and we have a fall tablescape. So, do we Season in a Trunk? Yes. Yes we do. 

When entertaining outdoors in the fall, be sure to have some light throws to keep your guests warm and cozy. I mean we can leave the warmth up to the hotty toddy being served up, but it is always better to be safe than sorry, y'all. Just call me emergency prepared. 

 Fall Sunday brunch should be part of every religion. 
So, it comes in the mail to you like this. 
And is styled like that. 
If you are seasonally lazy like moi, get yourself the seasonally festive decor in a box. It is style for dummies, y'all. Loves. It. And. You. Mean it. XOXO

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Musings: I lika the lacquer

Good morning my sweets! How are we this fine morning?? I managed to oversleep through my workout class this morning. Massive fail. I have to tell you, I spent all of yesterday doing very grown up things, you would be oh so proud. I pulled weeds and seasoned my yard/landscaping for the winter that is upon us. After that, my dad so kindly volunteered to install my new dishwasher, which I have been anticipating for 4 months at a minimum. So that project turned into a 7 hour tour which was not short of leaking water and self inflicted electrocution. Needless to say, I don't have a dishwasher right now. But hey, these are the joys of home ownership. KC peeps, if you have a good plumber/handyman, holler at your gurl.

Ok. So let's get down to the biz, shall we? In working in my kitchen for hours upon hours yesterday, I had an epiphany. I hate the color. I always had planned on changing it, but honestly have procrastinated on that room like a mother. So I started thinking, what if I did straight up navy/marine blue lacquer walls. I mean, what a statement?? Only problem is, my walls would need major resurfacing to mask the current imperfections. Waaaahhh wahhhhh. So while I am still doing the navy/marine walls (more on that soon), the lacquer is going to have to wait. Since I cannot implement my love for the lacquer walls in my home, we are going to day dream about others. It is chic, it is regal and some day, they will be mine. 









Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Musings: Sally Wheat Interiors

Happy Monday, y'all! Are you all well rested and ready to tackle the week? How is this for a pep talk this morning?? I do what I can. Fake it til you make it. Hope y'all had a great and productive weekend. I mean, there were some lows of my weekend (like Mizzou getting their ass handed to them by the Hoosiers. Say whaaaatttt?) but all in all, I got my business together. Major travel on the horizon, so you will be catching me from different locales and time zones. K? See you there.

So today I am talking about one of my more serious girl crushes, Sally Wheat. Girl has got it going on. One thing I love about every space she touches is that it is completely different than the next. There is always a hint of her touches in every finished design, but each has its own story and flava. No matter how neutral the palette, girlfriend adds a pop of color (after my own heart). I am swooning over all of her latest and I know you will be as well. Check it.