ROOM OF THE MONTH


1 Vanuatu Twilight Wallpaper, Anthropologie, $198.00/roll 2 Simplicity Mirrored Side Chest, Z Gallerie, $499.00 3 Antique Gilt Settee, Jayson Home, $3,195.00 4 Serengeti Leopard Rug, Ballard Designs, from $349.00 5 Robert Abbey Yellow Cream Table Lamp, Lamps Plus, $228.91

Recently I've been finding myself thinking a lot about bedrooms, even though I'm about ten projects away from redoing ours. I find myself studying headboards and nightstands, and dreaming about new linens. This bedroom by Miles Redd is major inspiration with its de Gournay wallpaper, gourd lamps, and mirrored consoles. Not to mention the leopard carpet....don't you die?!

Bedroom: Miles Redd

p.s. View this bedroom and many more on my Pinterest Board :)

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FINDERS KEEPERS


1 Hmong Embroidery Panels, Dazzling Lanna, set of 2 $56.22 2 Vintage Rattan Table, Belated Designs, $58.00 3 Paris Is a Feeling Photograph, Eye Poetry Photography, $125.00 4 Bamboo Pouf, Anita Casa, $78.00 5 Orange Buddha Statue, Tweaked Home, $60.00 6 Mini Lulu Leopard Clutch, Blair Ritchey, $82.00 7 Vintage Brass Trunk, Tweaked Home, $375.00 8 Green Enamel and Silver Plated Bowl, High Street Market, $28.00 9 Pair of Yellow Faux Bamboo Lamps, High Street Market, $275.00

I bought a really fab pair of white ginger jar lamps on Etsy last week and have been shopping around for other great finds ever since. I love this little rattan stool — I would paint it a fun color like coral or pink. This brass trunk caught my eye too. It would be perfect at the foot of a twin bed, filled with treasures or extra blankets. Happy Hunting!

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ART SHOW: KATE LONG STEVENSON


I first posted about Charleston artist Kate Long Stevenson back in August and have been following her work ever since. Her colorful, large abstract paintings are totally my type. I think I could find a spot in my home for any of these paintings...I love them all!

To peruse more of Kate's work or to purchase a piece visit her gallery.

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GET THE LOOK: ALEXIS SWANSON TRAINA


Clarke's Bark, $8.50, Alexis BonBons, $35.00, 2007 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon, $75.00 | Farm by Jackie Nickerson, from $250.00 | Pair of Tufted White Chairs, Pieces, $5,600.00 | The Darlington Chair, Society Social, set of 2 $425.00 | Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid, Diane James Home, $195.00 | White Porcelain Chandelier, Pieces, $4,650.00


After profiling the younger Swanson sisters Veronica Swanson Beard and Claiborne Swanson Frank — I figured it was high time to focus on Alexis Swanson Traina. Her San Francisco home is the grandest of the three with its large art collection and whimsical furnishings. Like her sisters, Alexis doesn't shy away from color or lack from creativity. Some of my favorite elements include the conservatory and the lucite balusters on the staircase...she certainly has an eye for the details!

Images: Elle Décor and Vogue

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ALWAYS CHIC: PEWTER


1 Val Petro President Flatware, Gump's, 5-Piece Place Setting $135.00 2 Pewter Tray, Jayson Home, $48.00 3 Juliska 5-Piece Place Setting, Distinctive Decor, $130.00 4 Graytint 1611, Benjamin Moore 5 Freeman Mirror, Jayson Home, $185.00 6 Sew Psyched, Essie, $8.00 7 Pewter Ramekin, Jayson Home, $18.00 8 Pewter Server Set, Target, $24.99 9 La Turquesa Pouch, Anthropologie, $98.00 10 Alton II Pewter Fireplace Screen, Crate & Barrel, $179.00 11 Pewter Stoneware Bowls, Jayson Home, $95.00 - $175.00

Winter is my favorite time for pewter as I think it pairs well with both whites and other wintry fabrics and materials such as plaid and wood. Juliska's pewter collection is one of my favorites and looks great with a variety of tablescapes. The line is extensive - if your tabletop needs just an extra platter or ramekin, they've got you covered!

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THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON


1 Mottahedeh Blue Dragon Dinner Plate, Michael C. Fina, $55.00 2 Tangerine and Hot Pink Chinese New Year Dragon Giclee, The Pink Pagoda, $20.00 3 Schumacher Dragon Notes, Dempsey & Carroll, set of 10 $60.00 4 Dragon Head Yellow Ceramic Stool, Overstock, $125.99 5 Lilly Pulitzer Home Candice Ottoman, Neiman Marcus, $799.00 6 L'objet Dragon Candle, Michael C. Fina, $95.00 7 Dragon Napkins, No. Four Eleven, set of 4 $125.00 8 Dragon, Jonathan Adler, $350.00 9 Carl Rotter Dragon Tumblers, Artedona, $234.78 each 10 Pair of Schumacher Chiang Mai Pillows, Lab Designs, $180.00 11 Dragon Spice Lamp, Furbish Studio, $350.00

Yesterday officially marked the first day of the Chinese New Year, which is the year of the dragon. I have a strong fondness for all things chinoiserie and especially those involving dragons. One of my favorite china patterns is Mottahedeh's Blue Dragon, which also comes in a very lovely red print. And no post about dragons or chinoiserie would be complete without a mention of Schumacher's Chiang Mai. My favorite is the turquoise background. I love it in pretty much any form: pillows, stationery, wallpaper....you really can't go wrong!

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BUDGET BUYS


Staccato Stud Bracelet, Madewell, $24.00 | Mini Messenger Bag, Old Navy, $17.00 sale | Decorative Gold Pouf, Target, $49.99 | Gwen Bowl, Crate & Barrel, $6.95 | Skinny Bow Belt, ASOS, $14.54 | Red Envelope Laptop Case, Pink Envelope Laptop Case, ASOS, $18.18 - $36.36 | Cap Toe Ballet Flats, Old Navy, $22.94 | Light Blue Crocodile Boxes, Furbish Studio, set of 3 $46.00 | Hot Pink Zig Zag Envelope Clutch, 100 Layer Cake Pop Up Shop, $63.00 sale | Leopard Umbrella, Topshop, $30.00 | Duct Tape, Crate & Barrel, $5.95 each | Greek Key Pillow, Willa Skye Home, $28.00

The weather has been particularly dreary in Atlanta the past few days so I took it upon myself to find not only the chicest budget buys, but the most colorful. I've had my eye on these crocodile boxes from Furbish studio recently. They're a really great price for the size and would be perfect on a console table or bookshelf. I also love this Greek key pillow I found on the popular Etsy shop Willa Skye. The pattern really pops in this hot pink — it could be just the transition my living room needs right about now!

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INSPIRATION BOARD


1 White Coaster, Crate & Barrel, $1.95 each 2 White Feather Dish, Jayson Home, $34.00 3 Mineral Tealight Holder, Jayson Home, $12.00 4 The World of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman, $23.47 5 Faceted Capiz Pendant, Furbish Studio, $545.00 6 Obra Small Frame, Zhush, $55.00 each 7 Souk Rug, West Elm, $199.00 - $1,299.00 8 White Dove OC-17, Benjamin Moore 9 Pink Mercury Votive, Furbish Studio, $22.00

Inspiration: Hero and Ladder by Cy Twombly

My light and bright mood is continuing today with this Cy Twombly painting. The mix of whites, blueish grays, and shots of pinks and fuschias are terrific inspiration. I would do a similar palette in a bedroom or living room: white walls and mostly neutral furniture with a few key pieces in pink and fuschia. Wouldn't it be terribly chic?!

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COZY CHIC


1 Winter Heather, Terrain, $68.00 2 TWG White House Tea, Dean & Deluca, $26.00 3 Printed Blanket Wrap Cardigan, Old Navy, $38.00 sale 4 Porcelain Teapot, Terrain, $48.00 5 Hide Coaster Set, Pieces, $36.00 6 Illume Good Nature Tin, Anthropologie, $16.00 7 Portolano Popcorn Stitch Cashmere Mittens, Bluefly, $35.70 8 Cable Knit Pillow, Linens N' Things, set of 2 $74.99 9 Faux Fur Throw, Linens N' Things, $65.00 10 Leopard Cashmere-wool Slippers, Bluefly, $120.00 11 Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint, Anthropologie, $19.00 12 Bodum Bistro Mug, Crate & Barrel, $14.95

Cozy chic is a sort of mantra for me. Now that we're getting deep into winter it's time to get serious about our cozy essentials. Not only do I enjoy a good throw, but also a pretty cardigan like this Navajo number from Old Navy and most definitely some leopard scuffs. In general, I enjoy being cozy without compromising my chic...who doesn't?!

Photo: The Selby

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PAINTED PILLOWS


I love these painted pillows from Wary Meyers depicting some of my favorite artists. The series is based on the Abstract Expressionist works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell and each one is hand painted. The black and white Franz Kline pillows are my favorites and the ones I can most easily picture in any décor. I'm feeling so inspired by the pillows, I'm taking the afternoon off to visit my favorite museum :)

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CHANNELING: DOWNTON ABBEY


1 Downton Abbey Season One, $29.99 2 Turkish Floral Kilim Pillow Covers, Sukan, set of 2 $279.95 3 Vintage Tureen, Jayson Home, $295.00 4 Chantecaille Cheek Shade, Bloomingdale's, $30.00 5 Ruffoni Convivium Hammered Copper Soup Pot, Williams-Sonoma, $189.99 6 Vintage Cutting Boards, Jayson Home, $65.00 - $195.00 7 Juicy Couture Bow-front Lace Top, Net-a-Porter, $120.00 8 Acne Laurence Cotton and Silk-Blend Scarf, Net-a-Porter, $180.00 9 Pearl Glam Necklace, Mod Cloth, $39.99 10 Bow Trimmed Floppy Hat, Forever 21, $12.80 11 Antique Napolean III Candleholders, Jayson Home, $275.00

I know, I know....the season two premiere of Downton Abbey was last week, but between blog makeovers and a broken television, I'm just now getting around to watching the second season. I've been eagerly awaiting the return and cannot believe I'm already behind two episodes. For those of you who missed the first season, you absolutely must order it and watch immediately! Between the romance (both upstairs and downstairs) and the beautiful sets and costumes, you won't regret it :)

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WINTER WHITES


1 White Spot Purse, Topshop, $16.00 2 Note to Self Journal, Jayson Home, $16.00 3 Franca Sunglasses, kate spade, $128.00 4 Pagoda Chandelier, Jayson Home, $750.00 5 White Starburst Mirror, Chic Shop, $250.00 6 Pair of Small White Foo Dogs, Chic Shop, $75.00 7 Lettered Wine Carafe, Terrain, $48.00 8 Bellocq White Wolf Tea, Terrain, $40.00 9 Diptyque Baies Candle, Saks Fifth Avenue, $60.00 10 Tall Swirl Vase, Pieces, $220.00 11 TOM FORD White Patchouli Eau de Parfum Spray, Sephora, $62.00 - $145.00 12 Cowhair Pillow, Calypso St. Barth, $385.00 13 Cowhair Pillow, Calypso St. Barth, $120.00

Last night on the red carpet at the Golden Globes we saw a plethora of white gowns on the likes of Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, and Elle Macpherson. I too, am reaching for whites more and more this time of the year. For me it's the simplicity and freshness of white, which really matches my mood right now. While bright and colorful is normally my mantra (and always will be), I understand that everything needs to be balanced and white is usually a key part of that equation. And while I love the white walls in Claiborne Swanson Frank's apartment pictured above, you'll find me sticking to white accents like these foo dogs from fave resource Chic Shop, or this cowhair pillow, which would look equally amazing in a colorful or neutral space.

Photo: Elle Decor

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KELLY MARKET ON TUMBLR


In the midst of all the makeover excitement I almost forgot to tell you about my new Tumblr page! As you all know, I love a good inspiration image and Tumblr is the perfect place to corral them. Click on over to see more and to follow my page.

p.s. I'll also be including some of my favorites on a sidebar icon to the right :)

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LET'S GET ORGANIZED!


Bathrooms | Acrylic Hinged-Lid Boutique Lid Tissue Box, The Container Store, $12.99 | Round Lacquered Box, The Container Store, $9.99 | Lacquer Tray, West Elm, $12.00 | Closets | The Signature Shirt Hanger, Clos-ette Too, set of 10 $14.00 | Hanger Bar Clips, Clos-ette Too, set of 20 $12.00 | Berry & Cream Lidded Hamper, Swahili Imports, $88.00 | Vanities | Lacquered Boxes, The Container Store, Mini $6.99, X-Small $8.99, Medium $12.99, Large $17.99 | Umbra Lacquered Jewelry/Accessories Box, The Container Store, $29.99 | Wanderlust Tray, Furbish Studio, $24.00

Besides getting organized here on Kelly Market, I've also been doing some major reorganizing around my house. And judging from the lines at the Container Store, I'm not the only one with "organize closets" at the top of my resolutions list. I've been focusing on my craft and supplies closets (not exactly the sexiest of spaces), but I did manage to squeeze a few fun things into my cart. I've been eyeing these lacquered boxes for some time online and finally bought some in the store. They come in a million sizes and colors and are priced very reasonably (note: some were a little banged up). I also found a fun acrylic tissue box holder perfect for my bathroom or vanity table. Just love the Container Store — so many goodies!

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WELCOME!


Welcome to the brand new Kelly Market! I could not be more proud and excited to unveil the new look. I've been hard at work the past few months, quietly plotting, scheming, and coding away to get to this point and I'm very happy the big reveal has finally arrived!

You've probably already taken in a few of the changes and I've also laid them out for you above. I've made the linkbar at the top easier to navigate when browsing for older posts — there's also a search button too, which is located at the top right corner. I've added a slider which I'll keep updated with the latest and greatest KM posts...you won't miss a beat! And at the bottom of the page I've included a bar of the most popular posts in case you missed something the past few weeks or months....or maybe just want to revisit :)

Next up is something I've been planning for months...literally! I'm pleased to announce I'll now officially be fielding questions in the form of our latest feature — "Ask Kelly." I often receive emails from readers asking questions about where to find products or questions about decorating and I think this will make for a perfect post. I'm really looking forward to hearing more you all, my dear readers, so please continue to ask away, and I'll start posting some of my favorite Q&A's.

I've also added an improved commenting system and freshened up the email campaigns for those of you who receive those (I highly recommend signing up, if you don't!). Also, there are a few bugs I'll be working out the next few days, in particular some compatibility issues with Internet Explorer. On that note, if anyone experiences any problems with anything, please don't hesitate to drop me a line at
kelly@kellymarket.com. My inbox is always open for feedback and/or problems, questions, concerns, etc. I love hearing from you — and hopefully not just about bugs!

And as always, I hope you'll continue to follow me along on my adventures not only here on Kelly Market, but across the web — you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and pinning away on Pinterest!

xo, Kelly

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HIGH/LOW


HIGH | Parsons Desk with Drawers, West Elm, $299.00 - $349.00 | Mariposa Table Lamp, Z Gallerie, $119.99 | The African Side Table by John Dickinson, Coup d'Etat, $18,000.00 | Mirrored Cube, Horchow, $899.00 | Braten Wall Mirror, Plantation Design, $595.00 | LOW | Gem Mirror, West Elm, $299.00 | Mirrored Cube, Target, $99.99 | White Parsons Desk, Target, $79.99 | Seagoing Stack Resin Lamp Base, Target, $19.99 | Lion's Paw Side Table, Plantation Design, $575.00

I spotted this Parsons desk the other day on Target's website and jumped for joy. The standby from West Elm is hardly pricey at $299.99 and is definitely a nicer option with its' lacquer finish and double drawers. But for a cheap alternative at $79.99, Target's version is a wonderful option.

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BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE


1 Compagnie de Provence Travel Hand Cream, Madewell, $5.00 2 Hand in Hand Long Zebra Mittens, kate spade, $125.00 3 Prize Ball Infinity Scarf, kate spade, $75.00 4 Bound Seam Duffle Coat, Topshop, $178.00 5 Sperry Top-Sider Short Shearwater Boots, J. Crew, $138.00 6 Orange Cable Beanie, Grey Cable Beanie, Topshop, $32.00 7 Nikki Knit Tube Scarf, Friis & Company, $55.00 8 Juicy Couture Fair Isle Gloves, Zappos Couture, $48.00 9 Ralph Lauren Black Label Cashmere Knit Sweater, Net-a-Porter, $400.00 10 Korres Lip Butter, Sephora, $12.00

As I mentioned yesterday, it's recently gotten very chilly in Atlanta and I find myself assessing my cold weather accessories. I love the convenience of infinity scarves and this pretty pink fair isle pattern will pair well with sweaters and coats. I'm also never without an array of lip treatments. One of my favorites is Korres Lip Butter, which treats and gives a nice sheen of color.

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TOP 12: WINTER THROWS


Seeing Stripes
| DwellStudio Draper Stripe Ink Throw, Design Public, $150.00 | Zebra Cashmere Throw, Pieces, $395.00 | Stripe Throw, Cococozy, $333.00 | Eivor Stripe Throw, IKEA, $19.99 | Color Number | Nos Da Throw, Design Within Reach, $295.00 | Hot Pink Nixon Throw, Jonathan Adler, $375.00 | Plum Herringbone Throw, Serena & Lily, $225.00 | Indian Summer Throw, Furbish Studio, $135.00 | Neutral Hues | Pom Pom Blanket, Calypso St. Barth, $60.00 | Cane Throw, Cococozy, $333.00 | Danish Wool Blanket, Mar Mar Co., $113.00 | Double-sided Throw, CB2, $89.95

I like to be comfortable when I'm at home and a big part of that comfort factor involves a throw blanket. I prefer big, soft blankets and have had my eye on this colorful number from Furbish Studio for some time. Also available in a more neutral Greek key and a fun chevron print. I'm thinking the recent temperature drops are just the push I need to add to cart!

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MAKE A SPLASH


Clockwise from top left | Ribble Wellies (Saddle), $115.00 | Glossy Welly (Violet), $79.95 | Ribble Wellies (Mulberry), $115.00 | Glossy Welly (Marine Navy), $79.95 | Blue Stripe Welly, $59.00 | Evedon (Navy Bow), $105.00 | Evedon (Red Bow), $105.00 | Ribble Wellies (Mulberry), $115.00 | Ribble Wellies (Dark Olive), $115.00 | Glossy Welly (Dark Olive), $79.95 | Walnut Floral Print Welly, $61.00 | Glossy Welly (Dark Olive), $79.95

I recently discovered this amazing selection of wellies at the British outpost Joules and couldn't wait to share. My favorites are the Ribbles with the contrasting zipper trim — aren't they perfect?! Since we rarely get snow in Atlanta, most likely I'll be debuting mine in puddles :)

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MARKET FINDS


Leather Leopard Lady Gloves, ASOS, $1.60 | Trina Turk Coachella and Blue Ogee Stationery, Dempsey and Carroll, from $60.00 each | Kilim and Zig Zag Floor Poufs, West Elm, $249.00 each | Druzy Wrap Bracelet, Alexandra Beth Designs, $138.00 | Agate Trivet, LEIF, $17.00

As we come off the joyous times of holiday vacation, it's nice to have a little something to carry us into the dreary territory of cold January days. ASOS' leather leopard gloves are chic and practical and will certainly brighten up the cloudiest of winter days. I'm also loving Trina Turk's collaboration with Dempsey and Carroll featuring two of her signature prints: Ogee and Coachella. I would send these to my chicest girlfriends as a thank you or informal invite.

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