Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rue La La Thanksgiving Sale

Thanksgiving is almost here so let the sales begin. Rue La La has a great selection of designer labels discounted up to 80% off starting this week. Start shopping for all your loved ones now.

Here is an invite to Shop Rue La La. Just click here, become a member(it's free) and start shopping.

(Rue La La is... an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world - combined with helpful service. Membership is free. It's also invitation-only. Members shape the community by inviting new Members - and getting a $10 Rue La La Credit when each new friend places their first order.)

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Smitten Sticks

Don't you just love this idea?  These Smitten Sticks are perfect for a photo booth, wedding photo prop or any celebration. 

(Excerpt take from Smittensticks) 
 We're suckers for a great love story, aren't you? 
 (You know the familiar premise: two souls, out there in the world, slowly winding their way toward each other, waiting for that moment when they meet and realize that they were meant to be together all along. And then of course, the best part: they then proceed to live happily ever after.

Now, this particular love story is indeed about soul mates, albeit not in the traditional sense. In this case instead of lovers we have two very unique and talented women, Edyta Szyszlo and Vana Chupp, with a shared love of all things craft, paper, and design. And untraditional is what they do best!

While fate was biding it’s time, waiting for the perfect moment to introduce our two heroines, Edyta & Vana were keeping quite busy, honing their respective talents: Edyta as a highly sought after wedding and product photographer, Vana as a design expert of all things paper. They’d spent their young careers perfecting very unique skills, and generally dazzling everyone they met with their undeniable style and charm. And then one day, the stars aligned, and they met.

It wasn’t long before inspiration struck, and their love-child, Smitten Sticks, was born. Edyta, forever on the hunt for creative, quirky, and clever props for her brides & grooms to incorporate into their wedding photos, had become frustrated by the lack of polished while still charming options available. It dawned on her that in order to get the quality and aesthetic that she and her clients demand, she’d just have to make them herself! She had the inspiration, and Vana was the perfect partner to make her vision come to life.

Together they created Smitten Sticks: handmade paper expressions, mustaches and the like, mounted on a stick for easy hand-holding. They're simple, playful, and perfect for creating fun moments begging to be captured during a wedding, birthday party, or any other celebration rife with photo ops. Luckily for all those indie brides & creative party planners out there, Edyta & Vana are sharing their baby with the world! Available on Etsy, Smitten Sticks are sold in kits and easily assembled. Perfect for wedding photobooths, favors, or polaroids for the couple who are planning a unique, imaginative, and most importantly, fun filled celebration. After all, who knows happily ever after better than these ladies?)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chanel launches Jade Nail Polish

Chanel Jade Green Nail Polish debuted on the Fall 2009 Runway and will be available as a limited edition this month. I would love to have a bottle. Of course if you can't get your hands on one try this DIY idea. Just mix one-sixth of OPI Green-wich Village into the bottle of Essie Baby Breath.

Another fun color. It will be available November 2009

Another fun color from Essie. Available November 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Yea...LONNY is Finally Here!

Lonny, the online decor magazine has finally launched. I am so excited!!!! Congrats to founders Michelle Adams, former Domino staffer, designer and fabric designer for Rubie Green and Patrick Cline, photographer. They did a brilliant job creating a place to find great decorating ideas.

(Excerpt take from M.A.Belle) In a time when shelter publications are turning their last pages... OUR MISSION is to reopen the doors of accessible design. By embracing an oniline platform we provide inspiration at the click of a finger, directly connecting our readers to their favorite products and resources. Our freedom from pages limits means that we can share more content in each issue, delivering an intimate look into the way people really live. At Lonny, we value independent thinking and believe not in following trends, but rather in making choices that lead to happiness. We believe that good design and affordable design can coexist and that true inspiration can be found in the teeniest of homes or in the grandest of spaces.
Here is a peek inside Michelle Adams's East Harlem apartment brought to you by Real Living. She created her home on a low budget makeover featuring eco-friendly paints, vintage finds and sustainable materials. She truly is a brilliant designer.

(Photos by Patrick Cline)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Traditional Baby Nursery

The fabulous Design Dazzle featured my nursery design on her blog this week. Thanks Toni! Check out her blog for creative kid room designs and party ideas.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Enchanting Decor & Gifts

If you are looking to create a whimsical and unique space for you little one look no further because Pixie Dust Decor offers products for that style minded parent. Browse their website for cute bibs, bedding, blankets and fabric for those custom accessories in a variety of colors and patterns. Their latest textile collection have a childlike twist with crisp lines and fun patterns. Their entire site is 35% OFF when you enter Promo Code DCPIXIE at checkout.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Au Revoir 20's!

Goodbye 20's......because today I am turning 30.  I can't believe another decade has passed.  It seems like yesterday when I turned 20....well maybe not yesterday.  My 20's were so much fun and I truly enjoyed all the ups and downs 'stages' in my life.   I know the next 10 are going to be the best years yet to come. 

I will be celebrating my birthday Friday night with close friends and family.  My sweet husband is throwing me a party by the pool on the roof top of an old Sears office building with a spectacular view of the sun setting behind downtown Dallas.  Here's to turning thirty!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wall Art: Vintage Wallpaper Silhouettes

Children's Vintage Wallpaper is so adorable.  If you are looking for a way to bring life to your child's room add a silhouette to give the room some retro charm.  Shop Romp for these cute silhouettes or do it yourself.  
DIY: Search Ebay, Second Hand Rose, Wallpaper from the 70's or 5qm for vintage wallpaper and create a silhouette of your own like this one below.  Find an image you would like to use, enlarge the image, trace and cutout.
Found here

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall Trend: Runway to Home

I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. Now it really feels like fall is here even though it is still 100 degrees here in Texas. I do love this time of year.
I have noticed many trends on the runway are also hitting interior design. FLOR's unique carpet tiles are right in line with this years fall fashion trends. Check out their new collection.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekend Shopping

I was listening to Skirted Roundtable this morning with guest speaker, Ann Spiro, from Absolutely Beautiful Things.  She mentioned shopping at Number Four Eleven in Savannah.  I came across some gorgeous decorative items for bed, bath and home.  Here are some of my favorites.
This Antique White Chair would look great under a desk or vanity.
This monogrammed necklace is a great gift for any woman.  I thought it would be great to use my 3 month old son's initials.

I am off to enjoy a relaxing weekend with my family at the lake.  I hope you have wonderful Labor Day Weekend!