Thursday, February 19, 2015

Blushing for Spring Fashion, Decor and Paint!

 Hello from 1 degree Connecticut.  Yes, just like much of the United States, we are freezing a #$$es off!!  Who knew that the expression "as cold as Siberia" could actually be true!!

 This ferocious blast of cold is coming straight from Siberia!!

And this is what is like around NYC and Connecticut!  It is a fight against the snow and wind.
I think the snow won!

So, instead of fighting the elements, I choose to sit at my desk with a cozy blanket and a roaring fire going.  I am so looking forward to spring and shedding the coats, snow boots and leggings.   I can not wait for feminine dresses and lights colors.  

 I am loving the soft blush pink shown in spring fashion and interiors.  It is just a whisper of soft, subtle and ladylike.

This ring is designed by Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies of my favorite bloggers. (Note: click on the title of each picture and it will take you to retail site to buy)

Duchess of Cambridge wearing a beautiful blush color evening gown.


Blush pink goes wonderfully with soft gold , soft gray and coral pink

This Saint Laurent Handbag is to die for!!!   Will definitely be dropping hints for my April birthday!

Here some of my favorite blush pink paints:

Ralph Lauren Hibiscus GH133
This beautiful bedroom designed by Phoebe Howard is painted with Ralph Lauren's Hibiscus. 

Beautiful master bedroom in blush pink and celadon green.

Nursery painted in Sherwin Williams Romance.

And here are some more great pink paint chips.

Interior Designer, Mary McDonald, designed some outstanding fabrics for Schumacher in the blush palette.


I hope this got you fired up for Spring shopping!  Or at the very least, provides a temporary distraction from the deep chill.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Breaking News! Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow.

Happy groundhog day from very, very snowy Connecticut.    We are snowbound for the day. 

Punxsutawney Phil delivered the bad news this morning that we are in for six more weeks of snow.  Thanks, Phil!

With that news, I need a reminder that Spring will be here soon...just not soon enough.  Again, thanks Phil.  So here is some colorful reminders of what is to come!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift from Mint! Take a look.

My last post was about some special and different gifts for  Valentine's Day.  I ran across another  that I want to share.

It is's Minted Heart Shaped Snap Shots.  You upload 30 photos of your choice and they are converted to polaroids with a gold, silver, or rose gold foil surround and placed in a heart shape.  Frame colors are customizable, too.  Isn't this sweet?

With two weeks left, you can still create a customized gift.

Monday, January 26, 2015

So Much Better Than Flowers or Chocolate on Valentine's Day.

With Valentine's Day approaching fast,  I thought I would offer some alternatives to flowers, candy or even more extravagent a gift of jewelry.  I am a huge fan of Etsy and specifically the artist and photographers.  So here are some suggestions as Valentine Gifts that last a lifetime.

Holly Golightly Breakfast

And for the man in your life that LOVES Movies!  (Like My Husband) I may (or not) be giving him one of the folllowing.

Good Fellas Garlic

See you soon!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 asked Color And Light Atelier to design a room around several chairs for sale on their website. Here is one of my designs!

If you are are not familiar with this fantastic designer resale furniture /accessories website,  you should definitely take a look at Chairish.  It is a fabulous, curated site to buy and sell amazing things.  Think Ebay without sifting through the crummy stuff!

Chairish asked  Color And Light to design mood boards around specific chairs that are currently selling on their website.  So far, I designed boards around two chair selections. I am revealing one today and one tomorrow.  

This pair of mid-century chairs: Midnight Blue Mid-Century Chairs

I decided add these chairs to a emerald and sapphire jewel colored living space which can seems more mid century or hollywood glam.  The twist is traditional blue and white wallpaper with leopard rug.  Think "Palm Springs Meets Upper East Side, NYC".

Drum Roll, please.....

In addition to the blue chairs, I also selected a few goodies from Chairish for the room.  The gorgeous Karl Karl Springer Brass Coffee Table  is currently for sale.

 Baughman style side table is from Chairish. 

 White Faux Fur Ottoman is also for sale on Chairish.  (Can't lie, almost bought this for myself.)

I absolutely LOVE this Emerald Green and Gold Leaf Etagere

 FYI, for the less bold,  both are made in white or black lacquer with gold leaf. 

The wallpaper I chose is from Layla Grayce - Blue and White Birds and Flowers.  

Leopard Rug is a great buy on Overstock - Leopard Rug.  Leopard is a neutral that goes with everything. I absolutely love it!

I hope you have been inspired by this mood board and will now go check out the treasures you can find on Chairish.  There is a fantastic selection of rugs: Chairish Rug Selection 

Tomorrow, I will post another mood board with Chairish selections for an unconventional nursery.  Please check back!