1 Amber Disc Chandelier, Pieces, $5,985.00 2 Benjamin Moore Deck Enamel Rich Brown 60 Deck Enamel Black C-112-80, Benjamin Moore 3 Teak Slab, Save on Crafts, $42.00 4 36" Artificial Bittersweet Branches, Save on Crafts, $6.99 5 Faux-Fur Throw, West Elm, $119.00 6 Navajo Quilt Pillow, Shapes & Colors, $62.00 7 Pillar Candles, CB2, $3.50 - $7.95 8 Dorothy Draper Espana Chest, Quotient, $4,800 or similar Dorothy Draper Espana Style Chest, LIV Vintage, $445.00
This glimpse into designer Ernest de la Torre's bedroom shows us that dark walls paired with the right accessories can create a room that doesn't feel too gloomy. The rug, daybed, mantle, and artwork pop thanks to their lighter shades against the dark walls. To get this look at home I would stick with this balance of light and dark: dark walls and light accessories with pops of color through pillows and florals. This is definitely a look to steal for the winter and I think cozy chic says it all!
Image: Elle Decor
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- A COLORFUL LIFE
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1 Umbrella, Kate Spade, $75.00 2 Spot Coasters, Furbish Studio, $18.00 3 Red Zebra Pillow, Black Zebra Pillow, Jonathan Adler, $180.00 4 Charlotte Sparre Sienna Black Silk Scarf, Pret-a-Beaute, $140.00 5 American Dior by Kate Betts, Assouline, $70.00 6 Trina Turk Enamel Bangle, Bloomingdale's, $168.00 7 Glove Story, ModCloth, $19.99 8 Birch Beer Bag, ModCloth, $59.99 9 Greek Key Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $29.00 - $199.00 10 St. Honore Ceramic Trays, The Zhush, $40.00 each 11 Navy Zebra by Avalisa, Art.com, $124.99
My school colors in college were red and black, and going to a large university in the south let me tell you....they were everywhere. As school colors go, it could be worse, but by graduation I had had my share of this color combo. Fast forward a few years (and a few less tailgates) and red and black aka "blushing zebra" is starting to look fresh again. With these colors I usually prefer to go all one way and then accent with a dash of the other color, like this red rug from Ballard Designs with a greek key border. I actually own two of these and love them! The deep red is a really nice shade and you can't beat Ballard's pricing.
1 Fisherman Sweater, J.Crew, $69.99 sale 2 Cable Knit Beanie w/PomPom, Forever 21, $9.80 3 Coach Classics Small Leather Shoulder Bag, Net-a-Porter, $300.00 4 Signet Ring, Monika Chiang, $195.00 5 Tom Ford Tortoiseshell Glasses, Farfetch, $259.00 6 Love Story, Amazon, $8.71 7 Gucci Leather Wrist Gloves, Net-a-Porter, $375.00 8 Tights for Every Occasion, Modcloth, $14.99 9 Double-Cloth Townhouse Trench, J.Crew, $350.00 10 Eyeglasses Key Fob, Kate Spade, $30.00 sale 11 Brown Tassel Flats by Lillybee, Simply Soles, $168.00 12 Avoca Plaid Throw, Terrain, $134.40 sale
I often reference the images of Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story when looking for fall fashion inspiration. Camel coats plaid scarves, knit hats, and dashes of red among the Harvard campus and Central Park scenery are just what I need to get me in the mood for cold-weather dressing. Fun fact: Ali MacGraw worked for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue in the early 70s and also as a model and stylist before embarking on her Hollywood career. Sounds like the perfect primer for a style icon!
1 Brault Wood Ring Sculptures, Plantation Design, $250.00 - $325.00 2 Petrified Wood Tray, Jayson Home, $65.00 - $148.00 3 Wolfeboro Table Lamp, Plantation Design, $595.00 4 Teakwood Side Table, Pieces, $695.00 5 Agate Candle, Z Gallerie, $19.95 - $34.95 6 Kenneth Jay Lane Agate Clip-On Earrings, Zappos, $90.00 7 Agate Stacking Boxes, Lille, $95.00 - $140.00 8 Agate Cheese Plates, Jayson Home, $60.00 - $75.00 9 Dara Ettinger Melanie Petrified Wood Ring, Urban Outfitters, $79.99 sale 10 Jupiter Mango Wood Jars, Plantation Design, $85.00 - $125.00 11 Petrified Wood Standing Art, Lamps Plus, $537.91 12 Custom Kelly Wearstler Agate Pillow, House of Pemberley, $109.00 13 Palacek Mosaic Petrified Wood Side Table, Carolina Rustic, $878.31
When it comes to adding natural elements to the home it's best to go for unusual objects. Think beyond plain old boring wood and seek out petrified wood, which is the result of a tree having turned completely into stone by the process of permineralization. If you want to ease into the look, this tray from Jayson Home is perfect for entertaining and will look great with fall and winter tabletops. I also love agate and am obsessed with these striking Kenneth Jay Lane clip-ons. Definitely a must-have!
1 Pocket Mirror, Jayson Home, $16.00 2 Tough Guy Black Household Standard Broom, Amazon, $19.43 3 Martha Stewart Blood Drip Candle, Grandin Road, $9.00 each 4 Frankenstein Plates, Swoozies, $5.21 5 Sequin Bat Mask, Charlotte Russe, $5.00 6 Illusion Table by John Brauer, Unica Home, $275.00 7 Gold Delft Skull Journal by DL & Company, Unica Home, $15.00 - $30.00 8 Skull Centerpiece, Swoozies, $14.96 9 Porcelain Skull Plates, DL & Company, $175.00 10 Milk & Dark Chocolate Caramel Apples, Dean & Deluca, $48.00 11 Creepy Cookies, Dean & Deluca, $37.50 12 Martha Stewart Pumpkin Beverage Tub, Grandin Road, $59.00
Halloween is a holiday I really get excited about not only because of the major decorations involved, but also because of the costumes! I like to go the handmade route or at least patch something together from my closet. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Do tell!
Brush Fire by Jacqueline Maldonado, from $17.00 | Rain by Aneesh Vini, from $15.00 | Untitled (Abstract) 20100723c by Tchmo, from $15.00 | Scales by Steven Womack, from $15.00 | Your World - His World - My World by Bianca Green, from $16.00 | Untitled (Abstract) 20110718g by Tchmo, from $15.00 | Botanical Blueprints by Mina Georgescu, from $22.88 | Pattern by Sandra Dieckmann Illustration, from $18.00 | Volcano by Struan Teague, from $19.98 | Endangered Elephant - Whiteout by Farnell, from $17.68 | Untitled 20110509a by Tchmo, from $15.00 | No Parking by Jacqueline Maldonado, from $17.00 | 9 Painted Beetles by Pat Butler, from $15.00 | Watercolored Billboard by Jacqueline Maldonado, from $17.00
I only recently discovered Society6 — an online community where artists can upload prints and set the price themselves. One of the clever things about it is that the artwork is available not only as prints and canvases, but the product range also includes iPhone cases, laptop skins, and t-shirts. It's wonderful for up and coming artists to have a venue to showcase their art to promote and to see the art world evolving in yet another direction. And I don't know if you noted the prices, but they are super affordable...what's not to love about that?!
FIRST ROW | nOir Artisan Large Rounded Collar Necklace, Endless, $275.00 | Multi Row Bead Collar, Topshop, $40.00 | Knot Necklace, Topshop, $30.00 | Fiona Paxton Sydni Necklace, Endless, $312.50 | SECOND ROW | Mirriam Collar Necklace, Monsoon, $47.00 | Monet Necklace, Gold Tone Blue Crystal Collar, Macy's, $78.00 | kate spade Gold Rush Necklace, Nordstrom, $165.90 sale | Dolores Vintage Links Gold Collar Necklace, 1928 Jewelry, $38.00 | THIRD ROW | Suzanna Dai Jaipur Collar Necklace, Max & Chloe, $345.00 | ABS Mixed Metals Braided Necklace, Max & Chloe, $85.00 | Marc by Marc Jacobs Claude Resin and Glass Collar Necklace, Zappos Couture, $258.00 | Bellissima Light Horn Flat-Link Chain Necklace, Max & Chloe, $85.00 | FOURTH ROW | Pleated Leather Collar Necklace, ASOS, $34.92 | Priestley's Vintage Golden Leopard Necklace, Coggles, $235.00 | Iosselliani Tigers Eye Green Agate Chain Collar Necklace, My Wardrobe, $483.45 | Natasha Couture Metal Choker, Nordstrom, $48.00
Collar necklace are big this season, and I for one couldn't be happier. While I cherish my collection of long necklaces, the shorter collar necklace has so many uses. I love a large necklace like this leather collar from ASOS — paired with a button down and some olive accessories would make a great fall outfit. Bejeweled options like those from Iosselliani and Suzanna Dai always looking stunning with a simple dress. It's hard to go wrong with these gems!
1 Snakeskin Square Messenger Bag, ZARA, $159.00 2 Snakeskin Velvet Pillow by Kevin O'Brien, ABC Home, $288.00 3 Snake Print Wallet, ZARA, $25.90 4 By Malene Birger Bellisho Scarf, Shopbop, $159.00 5 Faux Python Tray, Furbish Studio, $60.00 6 LOVE Snake Print Noteset, Neapolitan, set of 3 $9.00 7 Snakeskin Print Paper Box, Neapolitan, $5.00 8 Bellamy Python Ankle Booties, J.Crew, $495.00 9 Wide Buckle Bracelets, Leighelena, $110.00 each 10 Natural Skinny Faux Snakeskin Belt, Topshop, $28.00 11 Slim Design Card Case, Graphic Image, $38.00 each 12 Magenta Snake Gold Triple Wrap, La Mer Collections, $92.00 13 Snakeskin Clutch Bag, ZARA, $99.00 14 The Draper, Society Social, $289.00
Snakeskin is one of those materials that is not only timeless, but pretty much goes with anything (though is usually best in small doses). Take this python tray — I would place this everywhere from a coffee table to a bathroom and it would mix with the girliest to the most bohemian of decors. And this wouldn't be KELLY MARKET if I didn't include this season's colorful take on snakeskin. ZARA's got the trend down pat — their wallet, clutch, and messenger bag are at the top of my list if you're ready to get colorful. I say, go for it!
Gasparilla Inn | Mish New York | Town and Country Tote, T. Anthony, $295.00 | Mumbai White, Stephanie Johnson, $30.00 - $35.00 | Blackberry Farm | Yummy Baked | Fracas Perfume, Robert Piguet, from $75.00 | By Terry Baume de Rose, Space NK, $58.00 | Rose Veil Hair Serum, Amazon, $45.00 | MoroccanOil Shampoo and Conditioner, Amazon, $35.00 | The Velvet, EmersonMade, $268.00 | Passport Holder, Graphic Image, $50.00 | Rose Bowl Flea Market
We're back with Hillary Thomas and a few of her essentials and favorite things. I was so excited to learn that Hillary is not only developing a signature candle, but that it's named after the Gasparilla Inn, which a wonderful historic Inn in southwest Florida. Do take note of Hillary's beauty essentials: Fracas perfume, By Terry rose balm, and MoroccanOil anything are all fab products to seriously consider adding to your morning routine. Oh and Yummy Baked donuts? I think I need to place an order ASAP — they look seriously delish! Thanks so much Hillary for sharing your must-haves and short list with us!
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Hillary Thomas and her shop in Brentwood — aptly named Chic Shop — and I couldn't be happier to add her to our roster of must-haves. "I'm a little bit old WASPy chic, a little bit Palm Beach fab, and a little West Coast boho eclectic," says Hillary summing up her style. I can't think of a more perfect combination, can you? Chic Shop contains vintage finds hand-picked by Hillary and business partner and best friend, Clara Hendon, from weekend trips to flea markets as well as their own collection of boyfriend pillows and finials. Hillary also pens the blog Happiness is a Pink Foo Dog — which, obviously, it is! Stay tuned tomorrow for a short list of Hillary's essentials including her beauty musts and favorite gifts to give.
1 Tory Striped Tray, Furbish Studio, $24.00 2 Pendleton Wool Purse Organizer Bags, Timberline Ltd., set of 3 $28.00 3 Asian Needlepoint Pillow, Luxe Habitat, $30.00 4 Live Colorfully Large Natalie, kate spade, $145.00 5 AEO Ikat Loop Scarf, American Eagle, $19.50 6 Three Ostriches Archival Print, United Thread, $20.00 7 Adana Tea Towel, Hammocks & High Tea, $28.00 8 French Heritage A-La-Carte Chest, ABC Home, $499.00 sale 9 6-Row Crystal Rainbow Bracelet by Frangos, Charm & Chain, $265.00 10 Multi Colored Stool, Luxe Habitat, $148.00
Just because the weather is changing and all-black uniforms are in queue (I'll admit, I'm a lover of an all-black look myself now and then), that doesn't mean we have to kiss our color-loving days good-bye. In fact, it's just the opposite. Prepping in the morning with kate spade's new cosmetic bag would make things a lot cheerier and I would certainly sparkle with this crystal rainbow bracelet — I can think of plenty of excuses to wear it, can't you? To a colorful life!
Sabae Lantern, Just Morocco, $85.00 each | Peter Beard by Peter Beard, Owen Edwards, Steven M.L. Aronson, Ruth Ansel, Nejma Beard, David Fahey, Taschen, $99.99 | The End of the Game by Peter Beard, Taschen, $39.99 | Handmade French Square Tulipierre, SoHa Living, $105.00 | Yak Horn on Wood Base, Zhush, $350.00 each | White Lacquered Asymmetrical Foliate Resin Mirror, Assemblage, $1,250.00 | Tortoise Ceramic Garden Stool, Mecox Gardens, $750.00
Veronica Swanson Beard's Manhattan apartment (which is a 3-story penthouse I might add) stopped me dead in my tracks when I spied it on Harper's Bazaar earlier this week. Between the show-stopping turquoise kitchen cabinets and the overscale mirrors, the apartment very much has a Dorothy Draper-feel to it. Beard's style sensibilities extend beyond the home to a namesake fashion line she runs with her sister-in-law — who coincidentally is also named Veronica Beard :)
Images: Harper's Bazaar
1 Karen Walker Patsy Sunglasses, La Garçonne, $180.00 2 Yarnz Fox Cashmere-Blend Scarf, Net-a-Porter, $125.00 3 Kenneth Jay Lane Orange Oval-Link Necklace, Max & Chloe, $90.00 4 Sandy Hyun Stone Ring, Max & Chloe, $60.00 5 Deborah Rhodes Braided Coaster Set, Barneys New York, $36.00 6 Dark Orange Platform Shoe Boots, Dorothy Perkins, $70.00 7 Slub Knit Throw, Nordstrom, $78.00 8 Bormioli Rocco Ypsilon Drinking Glass, Cooking.com, $3.99 each 9 Orange Pop Candle, Jonathan Adler, $38.00
Orange is always on my mind come October. Perhaps it's the inevitable orange and black Halloween combo or the pumpkins at the market and thoughts of the pies I will bake for Thanksgiving. Or maybe it's the sartorial influence of my street style favorites Mira Duma and Giovanna Battaglia (their boldly patterned dress are so me). Whatever the reason, I'm crushing hard on orange!
1 Samar Ottoman, Crate & Barrel, $119.00 2 Vintage French Tin Box, Jayson Home, $28.00 3 Supercalifragilipstick Small Henrietta, Kate Spade, $60.00 4 Pom Pom Blanket, Calypso St. Barth, $60.00 5 Ezra Pillow, Crate & Barrel, $39.95 6 Mock Croc Bow Purse, Topshop, $20.00 7 Toffee Bead Studs, Topshop, $28.00 8 Ribbed Votive Holders, Jayson Home, $18.00 - $26.00 9 Colorblock Leopard Print Scarf, Forever 21, $9.80 10 Rustic Wood Bottle, Pieces, $78.00 11 Vintage Game Cards, Jayson Home, $3.75 12 Knitted Striped Scarf, Forever 21, $10.80 13 Diptyque Gardenia Room Spray, Saks Fifth Avenue, $60.00 14 Tears by Destiny Womack, Crate & Barrel, Framed Print $279.00 15 Baldosa Towel, Anthropologie, $68.00 16 Digitally Printed Silk Fly Pillow, ABC Home, $125.00 17 French Ceramic Trays, ABC Home, $55.00 - $75.00 18 Digitally Printed Silk Lison Pillow, ABC Home, $125.00 19 All Wrapped Up Pearls Short Necklace, Kate Spade, $128.00
While I don't exactly think of myself as a girly-girl (pink will never be a go-to color for this gal) I wouldn't exactly say masculine is quite my look either. I think the best part of defining your style is pulling from different looks until you have a style that's all your own. I would definitely mix these digitally printed pillows from ABC Home with this black and white print by artist Destiny Womack for a look that is all me :)
Another book coming out this month that I'm really excited about is Vogue: The Covers. As you can guess by the title, the book is composed of more than 600 of the fashion bible's best covers. Organized by decade, the covers provide an amazing illustration of the magazine's 120-year history. As a collector of vintage Vogue prints (and all things Vogue for that matter) this book is at the top of my wish list!
Cecil Beaton: The New York Years by Donald Albrecht, Skira Rizzoli, $65.00 | Mr. Color: The Greenbrier and Other Adventures in Decorating by Carleton Varney, Shannongrove Press, Amazon, $55.87 | Martyn Lawrence-Bullard: Live, Love, Decorate by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard and Tim Street-Porter, Rizzoli, $50.00 | Clarence House: The Art of the Textile by Kazumi Yoshida and Francois Halard, Rizzoli, $65.00 | Home Sweet Home: Sumptuous and Bohemian Interiors by Oberto Gili and Susanna Salk, Rizzoli, $85.00 | Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Abrams, Amazon, $34.65 | Michael S. Smith Kitchens & Baths by Michael S. Smith and Christine Pittel, Rizzoli, $45.00 | The New Bespoke: Couture Inspired Rooms by Frank Roop and Eric Roth, Pointed Leaf Press, Amazon, $39.72 | Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design by Thomas Messel, Rizzoli, $75.00 | Brazilian Style by Armand Limnander, Assouline, $65.00 | Expressive Modern: The Interiors of Amy Lau by Amy Lau, The Monacelli Press, Amazon, $31.18 | The World of Muriel Brandolini by Muriel Brandolini, Amy Tai, Pieter Estersohn, Rizzoli, $65.00
Bookshelf has never been this long — 12 books, my goodness! — or this exciting! Between Martyn Lawrence-Bullard's debut book, the much talked about Diana Vreeland tome, and the latest Cecil Beaton book, I'm in a tizzy. What are you looking forward to reading? Do tell!
1 Brass Lion Figurine, The A Estate, $15.00 2 Pair of Red Bistro Chairs, Sara Kate Studios, $84.00 3 Chinoiserie Blue and White Plates, Liv Vintage, $20.00 4 Georges Briard King and Queen Glasses, Vintage Goodies, $18.00 5 White Faux Bamboo Side Table, Estate Eclectic, $150.00 6 Ceramic Chinoiserie Garden Seat, The Colonies, $158.73 7 Blanc de Chine Tiny Foo Dogs, Haus Proud, $38.00 8 Chinese Chippendale Mirror, Sold on Dixie, $950.00
I always know I'll find something on Etsy and this latest round-up of goodies is no exception. I'm loving these red bistro chairs from Sara Kate Studios, which also happens to be one of my favorite Etsy haunts. The classic chair looks so fab in red and would give any kitchen a nice pop. Happy hunting!
1 Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent by Carine Roitfeld, Olivier Zahm, and Alex Wiederin, Rizzoli, pre-order $63.00 2 By Malene Birger Animal-Print Faux Fur Coat, Net-a-Porter, $895 3 Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover, West Elm, $54.00 - $129.00 4 Fornasetti Bacio Tray, Barneys New York, $158.00 5 Elie Tahari Nyla Sandal, Zappos Couture, $218.00 6 PU Pencil Rib Side Skirt, Topshop, $75.00 7 Fallon Multi-Chain Rose Bib Necklace, Intermix, $89.00
Karl Lagerfeld once said that if you close your eyes and imagine the ideal French woman, it would be Carine Roitfeld. The former French Vogue editor's life and work is brought to the forefront in Irreverent, a glossy new biography available on October 18. Filled with magazine tears and personal photos, the book also has documentation from some of the most talked about shoots in fashion history. Also fun: personal notes from the likes of Tom Ford, Alber Elbaz, and Dolce & Gabbana to name a few. Make room on your coffee table, this is gonna be a good one!
1 Leopard Dog Leash, Harry Barker, $24.00, 50% of Sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure 2 CFDA "Share Love, Spread Awareness" Bracelets, Intermix, $48.00, 100% of all proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 3 Isabella Pink Slippers, Needham Lane, $30.00, 20% of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 4 Purple Orchid, Organic Bouquet, $34.95, 10% of profits assist Breastcancer.org and the Breast Cancer fund 5 Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum, Darphin, $85.00, Donation of $15 made for every purchase to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation 6 Darlton Travel Set, Ralph Lauren, $395.00, 10% of profits to the Pink Pony Fund 7 Dawn Tee, Tory Burch, $175.00, 15% of purchases to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 8 The Pink Swan Project, An online auction takes place from October 1-31 and 80% of each sale benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 9 Namad Dopp Kit, Hammocks & High Tea, $49.50, 25% of sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure 10 Dina Chandelier Earrings, Emma Stine, $48.00, 30% of proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure 11 Mini Pink Roses Candle, Diptyque, $32.00, 20% to the Pink Agenda
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there's no easier way to give back than to do it while you're shopping. One of the most creative collaborations I've seen is The Pink Swan Project from Suite New York which benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Nineteen interior designers, architects, and fashion icons have customized the Fritz Hansen Swan Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen. It's fun to see everyone put their stamp on the iconic chair and to try and match the designer to the chair. The chairs will be auctioned off all month and can be viewed here.