I’m so taken by this gorgeous tranquil German home. The muted colors, the light wood, glossy white and gold accents, soft lighting, the walls hung with subtle seaside imagery, the diaphanous fabrics used as room dividers and window coverings, it’s all so subtle and lovely. Mixing modern furniture (like the lacquer tulip table in the dining room) with wood furniture works well to create a laid-back cool aesthetic.
How fantastic is that dining room/living room space? So subtle, simple and beautiful.
Tory Burch just launched her new home collection and it is classic perfection in all of it’s blue and white glory. The exclusive new tabletop collection, inspired by Tory’s love of entertaining — is ideal for every day. The hand-painted Spongeware dishes are based on 19th-century English ceramics, and the colors, blue and white, are a classic combination seen in much of the era’s stoneware pieces. Substantial yet chic and totally ideal for any occasion — plus, the pieces will work especially well in mix-and-match place settings. The blue jardin linens are an added bit of French femininity. Forever a fan of the classics, I most definitely dig it.
Don’t these pieces make you want to throw a sophisticated Summer brunch ASAP? I’ll be dreaming of that spongeware pitcher, stacks of those chargers, and the bright blue old fashioned glasses.
By the way, for a limited time Tory Burch is offering free express shipping on the entire home line!
Hi! My name is Kristin and I blog over at Fancy Things Blog. I’m so excited to be guest posting today! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you, Lexi. Your baby girl is going to be so cute and fashionable, I just know it!
Okay, onto some decor inspiration. I just recently designed my home office and wanted to share some ways you can glam up your own office space in just five ways!
1. Accessories: Accessories make all of the difference! I’m drawn to pretty gold accessories, but you can also add pops of color to your space this way. Think a bright picture frame, a faux python tray, candles, a Moroccan pouf, storage boxes etc.
2. Lighting: Natural lighting is always best when it comes to any space but an aesthetically pleasing lamp is great for additional lighting or to use at night.
3. Rugs/Pillows: Rugs and pillows are a must to make your space feel cozy and inviting! An area rug that is both comfortable and goes with your color scheme/design is important.
4. Art work: Art work adds life to your space and fills up those empty walls! There are so many affordable prints online that you can easily frame yourself.
I fell for this casual cool home instantly, and the pops of bohemian fabrics, cow hides, rustic woods, and great artwork were just the icing on the home tour cake. The beautiful design was actually styled for sale by Lucy Fenton (the owners were overseas, so she had a blank canvas to work on). Talk about one awesome Summer project!
I’ll be dreaming of that checkered chair and the bright pops of color on the throw pillows and woven rug. The clean white lines and rustic wood paneling and furniture in the kitchen and dining room are equal parts cool and retro.
Earlier this month I shared the nursery inspiration style board for baby girl’s upcoming Paris chic nursery, and today I’m so excited to share her bookshelf styling as well. I fell instantly in love with the Petal Pusher Wallpaper in Gold, OhJoy! for Hygge & West (and doesn’t it make just the dreamiest of backdrops?), though we’re only in this apartment for another ten-or-so months … so we may just frame wallpaper samples for the time being. Other than that, we’re going a bit accessory crazy, because there is just so much cuteness out there. The Paris prints keep our French theme going strong, and we’ve stocked up on all of my own favorite books that I adored as a little girl. (Now let’s just hope the real-life version looks half as good!)
Last week I shared a bit of the behind-the-scenes inspiration for baby girl’s nursery to be, and this week I’m revealing the amazing nursery style board that Katerina of Lex & Liv created for us. Though a lot of the furniture is still on it’s way, and a few of the decor details have yet to be finalized, I was really blown away when I first saw how everything we had imagined could look all pulled together.
Of course, in terms of the actual room itself, we do have a ways to go, and I still panic that it won’t all be done in time, but I’m starting to figure out that that’s okay too! Five-and-a-half weeks to go … eek!