MARKET...RECENT FINDS & LATEST OBSESSIONS


1  Jot down all your thoughts on life in this fab little notebook.  2  We may be a month into the year, but it's not too late to start this fun Q&A a day.  3  Close-up of a chic bar by friends Parker Kennedy at this year's Inspiration House for the St. Philip's Tour of Homes and Antique Show here in Atlanta. Definitely visit if you're in the area.  4  You may be wondering what this is. A lucite bed! Amazing, huh?  5  This bag is too chic to use only at the beach. I would definitely repurpose it around the house in between traveling.  6  Jonathan Adler's latest coaster set is my favorite so far. Amazing color combos and that pattern is perfect. 

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WINTER WHITES

Parisian Interiors by Barbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie, $32.97  |  Antique Soap Tureen, Jayson Home, $150.00  |  Oatmeal Saddle Soap, Jayson Home, $16.50  |  Antique Louis XVI Dining Chair, Jayson Home, $995.00  |  Arched Marble Table Lamp, Pieces, $605.00  |  Perfect White Paint, Serena & Lily, $45.00/gallon  |  Cotton Stem, Terrain, $10.00  |  Gold Glitter Twine, Terrain, $16.00  |  Resin Champagne Bucket, Calypso St. Barth, $265.00  |  Vintage Stool, Jayson Home, $350.00  |  Astier De Villatte Candle, Barneys, $83.00  |  Macrame Wool Rug, Serena & Lily, from $495.00

After seeing all the snowy pictures from Paris and New York this past weekend, I decided a winter whites post was in order. Whether your take on the look is an accessory here or there or an all out white-out, either way is sure to brighten up a dreary winter day. 

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ALWAYS CHIC: COWHIDE


1  Silver Coaster, Calypso St. Barth's, $12.00  2  Pair of Faux Bamboo Directors Chairs, Porter & Plunk, $4,800.00  3  Coaster Set, Pieces, $36.00  4  Charles Cowhide Mirror, Mecox Gardens, $1,150.00  5 Cowhide Rug, Plantation, $395.00 - $525.00  6  Cowhide Lamp, Madison Ave Gifts, $375.00  7  Cowhide Pillow, Room & Board, $129.00  8  Hide X-Bench, Pieces, $950.00

Cowhide is great for its amazing texture, durability, and its ability to mix well with a large range of patterns and styles. A word of warning: unless you're going for a western ski lodge look, it's best left in small doses. Think one or two pieces per room. 

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MARBLE


Mortars & Pestles, Sur La Table, $13.95 - $24.95  |  Pastry Board, Williams-Sonoma, $129.95  |  Decorative Bowl, Williams-Sonoma, $78.00 - $128.00

Whether you're a Carrara or a Calacatta girl, chances are you're into the marble craze. Personally, I love it for its timeless appeal, as well as the fact that it pairs so nicely with other materials like wood, brass, and of course the fan favorite, white cabinetry. 

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POP OF COLOR


Dreamt Ballet Flats, Zappos, $99.95  |  Orange Hollywood Tray, Jonathan Adler, $48.00  |  Pink Scribble Pillow, Pieces, $375.00  |  Yellow Bel Air Vase, Jonathan Adler, $228.00  |  Smythson Happy Go Lucky Wafer Notebook, Barneys, $60.00  |  British Colonial Cabinet, Wisteria, $1,019.15  |  Palmer Stool, Z Gallerie, $139.95  |  Courtney Moire Clutch, Anya Hindmarch, $623.00

Some pops of color I've spotted around the 'net this week to carry you into the weekend....have a great one!

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MANTEL STYLE


Italian Octagon Mirror, Wisteria, $379.00  |  Birch Log Bundle, Terrain, $20.00  |  Double French Sconce, Circa Lighting, $210.00  |  Succulent Arrangement, Jayson Home, $100.00  |  Green Ficus Branch, set of 12 $33.00  |  Happiness Pot, Wisteria, $79.00  |  Checkered Mercury Vases, Jayson Home, $22.00 - $58.00

As temperatures dip around the country, you may be paying a little more attention to your mantel — whether or not your fireplace underneath can light a fire is another matter. My favorite look is a symmetrical one like Ashley Whittaker's, pictured above. When in doubt, you really can't go wrong with simple symmetry and I'm always a sucker for a blue room.

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SCALAMANDRE ZEBRAS


Charger  |  Salad Plate  |  Umbrella  |  Tote Bag  |  Old-Fashioned Glasses  |  Scarf  |  Tray  |  Platter  |  Wallpaper  |  Decanter  |  Vase  |  Pillow

If you're a fan of Scalamandre's beloved zebra pattern, then your day is looking a lot brighter thanks to their latest partnership with Lenox. Glassware, decanters, plates, and platters are simply begging to be paired with coordinating wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths, and upholstery. Zebra fever, ladies and gentleman! 

Images courtesy of Scalamandre.

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BURROW AND HIVE


Discovering a new company is always a thrill for me and even more exciting to introduce it here on KM. Burrow & Hive was started by two sisters with a passion for pattern design and printing. Their scarves are handmade in India and everything else is handmade in the US. I love not only their colorways and patterns, but their offering of pillows, tabletop, and accessories.

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PILLOW REFRESH


Artsy  |  Black and White Splatter Pillow, Furbish, $50.00  |  Chocolate Geometric Pillow, Pieces, $495.00  |  Chocolate Scribble Pillow, Pieces, $385.00  |  Color Pop  |  Greek Key Trim Pillow, Furbish, $60.00  |  Green Ikat Pillow Cover, Eastern Home Decor, $26.00  |  Yves Delorme Gingko Pillow, Gracious Home, $84.00  |  Neutral  |  Kim Seybert Dotted Geo Pillow, Gracious Home, $280.00  |  Faux Bois Pillow, Pieces, $285.00  |  Gray Ikat Silk Pillow, Furbish, $45.00

Whether your look is artsy, neutral, or colorful, it's always fun to switch things up and freshen up your sofa or bed with a new pillow or two.

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GARANCE DORE ILLUSTRATIONS



Do you read Garance Doré? I absolutely love her fresh take on everything from careers to beauty, all seen through the eyes of a French girl living in America. Garance often pairs her narratives with illustrations and has recently made a few of her prints available for purchase on her site. Do take a look!

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ETSY FINDS


1  Green Malachite Pagoda, The Pink Pagoda, $35.00  2  iPhone Case, Dani Notes, $55.00  3  Marble Lucite Tray, Parker & Rain, $90.00  4  Chevron Lumbar Pillow, City Girls Decor, $59.00  5  Chevron Coffee Cups, Lizet Pottery Studio, $48.00  6  Zebra Flat Notes, Petite Paperie, $10.00  7  Turquoise Earrings, Petra Collection, $33.99  8  Ostrich Pouch, Fuchsia Suede Pouch, Marketa, $35.00

A green malachite pagoda print, zebra notecards, and darling little turquoise earrings...just a few of my latest Etsy finds.

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WINTER THROWS


DwellStudio Stripe Throw  |  Cococozy Logo Throw  |  Horsebit Throw  |  Navy Pom Pom Throw  |  Merino Wool Throw  |  Cane Throw  |  Blue Sea Kantha Quilt  |  Ikat Throw  |  Greek Key Throw

Some cozy throws worth coveting this winter....

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BUDGET BUYS


Knit Pajama Set  |  Brass Clamshell Box  |  Applique Pillow  |  Striped Scarf  |  Horn Tray  |  Tiny Bone White Box  |  Jute Blocks Pillow  |  Antiqued Brass Bottle Opener  |  Neon Ledger Tea Towel  |  Chevron Tea Towel

Some fab finds to start your week off on the right foot!

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GALLERY WALL


Vogue - June 1934 by Edward Steichen  |  Pink Wheat by Kate Roebuck  |  Fig Leaf Blotch by Kate Roebuck  |  Le Moineau, c.1907 by Pablo Picasso  |  Vogue - June 1934 by R.S. Grafstrom  |  Carolina by Keila Marino 

There's no time like the present to either start a new collection or add to what you already have!

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CAITLIN MCGAULEY TRAYS


I am a longtime fan of artist Caitlin McGauley and was beyond delighted to discover her watercolors have been transformed into beautiful porcelain trays. They'll look perfect atop vanities, nightstands, dressers, and more!

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TARGET: THE LATEST FAVORITES


Jute Wrapped Lamp Base  |  Giraffe  |  Scalloped Top Accent Table  |  Accent Table with Drawer  |  Green Lamp with Acrylic Base  |  Black Grosgrain Pillow  |  Chrome Stool  |  Coral Accent Table  |  White Lattice Mirror  |  Coral Grosgrain Pillow  |  Turquoise Wicker Basket  |  Ginger Jar Lamp

I'm absolutely dying over the latest home collection at Target. The tables, the lamps...that amazing turquoise wicker basket. I see a trip in my near future!

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MARKET...RECENT FINDS & LATEST OBSESSIONS


1  I'm in the mood for all things '20s after last night's Downton Abbey premiere.  2  Aren't these just darling?  3  Major must-have.  4 Great pattern with a pop of color.  5 Pink. Ikat. Done and done.  6 For the Palm Beach crowd.

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HAPPY WEEKEND



Who else is joining me in the countdown to Sunday's return of Downton Abbey?!

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GETTING CLEAN IN 2013


1  Stain Brush, The Laundress, $10.00  2  Vaska Perfect Detergent, from $8.99  3  Lavender Dryer Sachets, The Good Home Co., $12.50  4  Bar Keepers Friend, $4.75  5  Wenol Polish, Williams-Sonoma, $10.00  6  Lemon Verbena Countertop Spray, Mrs. Meyers, $3.99  7  Cleaning Sponge, Muji, $3.75  8  Aloe and Green Tea Window Cleaner, J.R. Watkins, $4.99  9  Murchison-Hume Boys' Bathroom Cleaner, Alice, $7.00

Everyone loves a good spring cleaning, but I say start the year off on the right foot and get your cleaning closet into gear with a fresh stocking of supplies. Here's to getting clean in twenty-thirteen!

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HAPPY 2013


Kate Desk Calendar, Sugar Paper, $52.00  |  Roosevelt Desk Calendar, Sugar Paper, $52.00  |  Linda and Harriet 2013 Letterpress Calendar, Orange and Pear, $34.00  |  2013 Garden Calendar, Rifle Paper Co., $16.00

No matter how you keep track of your time, now is the time to get organized. Happy 2013, friends!

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