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Baby Girl’s Nursery Inspiration: Parisian Chic

Baby girl’s room is still very much a work-in-progress (which admittedly, may be cutting it close, considering she’s due in about seven weeks … whoops!) but I wanted to share some of the inspiration we’ve been pulling together for her dream room.*

I knew from the start that I wanted something neutral, soft, and dreamy, with pops of black, gold, and subtle hints of very pale pink.  I tried to be wary of keeping the design from getting too black (because goodness knows if I could paint the world in black, I would … or at the very least, throw a black leather jacket on everyone.)  And black was a non-negotiable when I discovered these black-spotted crib sheets and this PB Teen clothing rack.  I also always wanted the room to have a notable French vibe, something very Parisian and chic, with vintage touches (along with a more modern white crib.)  I knew that travel and great vintage-inspired pieces had to find their way into the mix, and I figured roses would be the feminine flower touch of choice.  (By the way, so in love with the gold rose wallpaper that Oh Joy! designed for Hygge & West … if I didn’t already know we’d be moving in less than a year, I would have absolutely covered at least one wall in that paper!)

We still have a ways to go, and I’ve certainly had moments of hormonal panic where I’m convinced baby girl will have nowhere to sleep when she arrives, but the furniture is on order, and I have friends and family ready and willing to help with the set up, when everything finally does arrive (be warned:  baby furniture can take anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks to arrive!).  Plus, if I’m putting up prints and decor touches after she’s already made her big debut, odds are, no one will be the wiser.

You can see all of my nursery inspiration, here.

*The amazingly talented Katerina of Lex & Liv has been helping me rein in all of my nursery ideas, and she’ll be sharing our incredible style board soon.  (In the meantime, you can also check out the Pinterest board she created for baby girl’s nursery, here.)  And then … fingers crossed … we’ll be on to the finished product!

Images via Mackapar // Christine Dovey // Apartment Therapy // House of Bliss // // Style Me Pretty // Design Love Fest // The Glow // 100 Layer Cakelet // Project Nursery


Style Me Pretty: Behind the Blog + Home Feature

As you may have seen on various social media outlets in the last day or so, I am so excited to share the very big project I have been working on: a home tour and “behind the blog” double feature with one of my absolute favorite sites, Style Me Pretty Living. You cannot imagine how happy this makes me, and I truly hope you all love the features.  I’m going to share a few of my favorite shots here, but definitely head on over to Style Me Pretty Living for the full features.  (And of course, sending so many thanks to Jeremy Harwell for the incredible photography, the stylist extraordinaire Jenn Wurtzebach of The Chic Pad, and my ever-supportive hubby and sister who helped beyond measure.)

But first, a bit of background …

I’m not going to lie, when Style Me Pretty reached out asking whether I would be interested in some kind of home tour, I panicked. Hubby and I live in a pretty small space, and we’ve lived with the idea that we’re moving for the next many years for his inevitable residency, i.e., we’re surrounded by a crazy mix of hand-me-downs, inexpensive vintage finds, and DIY projects. (I was also about seven months pregnant at the time of this photoshoot, adding to the panic.)  I love our little space, and it’s so very us, but I never ever thought it was truly worthy of a “home feature” on any major publication, let alone, one of the biggest: Style Me Pretty.  Still, I wasn’t about to pass up such an incredible opportunity, so with help from a few of my favorites, and just a bit of crazy, we pulled it off.  I hope you like!

By the way, if you haven’t heard of Style Me Pretty, prepare to be amazed. SMP is a gorgeous wedding resource devoted to the modern bride, and with over 16.5 million monthly page views, it is also one of the largest online wedding sites out there; and SMP Living is a full lifestyle off-shoot of the incredibly popular brand. SMP Living has also become one of my favorite go-to resources for all things lifestyle and home (think recipes, DIY projects, behind the scenes interviews with some of my favorite business creatives, and gorgeous design).

I’ve also been getting a few questions about where different products seen in the home tour and behind the blog feature are from, so I’m listing everything below. Happy hunting!


Desk: IKEA (DIY gold legs)
Shelves: IKEA (DIY gold)
Desk Chair:
Les Touches Black + White Spotted Pillow Covers: c/o Arianna Belle
Sheepskin Rug: Pottery Barn
Confetti Garland: c/o Studio Mucci
Leopard Canvas: DIY
Paper Calendar: Sugar Paper LA for Target
Metallic Honeycomb Vase: West Elm
Brass Lamp: HomeGoods
Brass Desktop Organizer: Anthropologie
Arrows: Shop HDB
Lucite + Gold Stapler: Anthropologie
Lucite + Gold Tape Dispenser: Anthropologie
Striped Tuxedo Coffee Mug: Starbucks
Gold Skull: Z Gallerie
Chalkboard Jars: HomeGoods
Paper Flowers: West Elm
Glass 1, 2, 3 Jars: Target
Wire Mesh Storage Basket: West Elm
Sequin Pillows: HomeGoods
Bracelets: Glitter & Pearls Boutique


Marble Oval Coffee Table: West Elm
Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Large Porcelain Bowl: Amazon
Coffee Table Books: Glamorous Rooms + Influence
Arrows: Shop HDB
Moroccan Rug: Rugs USA
Vintage Clock
Shelves: IKEA (DIY with gold spray paint)
Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels
Leopard Print Velvet Pillow Covers: c/o Arianna Belle
White + Silver Throw Pillows: Shop HDB
Gold Clip Lamps: Land of Nod
Gold Sphere: West Elm
Gold Pig Bookends: CB2
Gold Decorative Hex Nut: Target
Candle Cloche: HomeGoods
Aztec-Print Fabric Box: HomeGoods
Gold Capiz Box: West Elm
Je Vouse Aime Print: c/o By Luciana
Crème de la Crème Print: c/o By Luciana
The Little Things Gold Foil Print: c/o Charm & Gumption
Wishbone Print: c/o Lindsay Letters
Love Is The Only Gold Striped Print: c/o Lindsay Letters
Lips Watercolor Print: c/o THE AESTATE
White Frames: Blick


Pari Rug: Lulu & Georgia
DIY Farm Table
Ghost Chairs: Local Event Chairs Vendor
Chalkboard Table Runner: Anthropologie
Metallic Crackle Flower Pot: Anthropologie
Wood Chalkboard with Ceramic Pen Holder: Target
Milk Glass Cake Stands
Opalescent Tumblers: Anthropologie
Gold-Dipped Glass Pitchers: IKEA (DIY)
White Dishware: IKEA
Gold Flatware: West Elm
Gold Cake-Serving Set: West Elm
Yarn-Dyed Striped Napkins: West Elm


Glass Cake Stand: Vintage
Metropolitan Spice Rack: Dean & Deluca
Copper Cook’s Tools: West Elm
Copper Measuring Cups + Spoons: West Elm
White Ceramic Utensil Holder: HomeGoods
Silver Bar Cart: DIY via Target
Silver Shelves: IKEA
Silver Measuring Spoons: Anthropologie
Gold-Dipped Mugs: Starbucks
Gold Coffee Press: Vintage


Shelves + Baskets: Target
French Dior Ad: Vintage
Mirror: Michaels
Agate Bookends: HomeGoods


Hamper: HomeGoods
Jute Rug: Home Goods
Chateau Bath Towels: Bloomingdales
Shower Curtain: Anthropologie


Mirrored Bedside Tables: Pottery Barn
Jewelry Display: DIY
Dress Form: Pottery Barn
Necklaces: BaubleBar + Luv AJ + Vintage
Alexander Wang Rocco Studded Bag: Shopbop
Faux Python Tray: Waiting on Martha
Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Small Porcelain Bowl: Amazon
Hanging Copper Cord Bedside Lights: West Elm (DIY brackets via IKEA)
Pintuck Duvet + Shams: West Elm
Gold Polka Dot Sheet Set: Pottery Barn Teen
Gold Fleur Pillow: c/o Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Gold Arrows Pillow: c/o Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Gold Sequin Star Pillow: Pottery Barn Teen
Lucite Tray: West Elm
Gold Capiz Box: West Elm
Faux Cowhide Rug: Rugs USA
Vintage Trunk
Books: Style + The Perfectly Imperfect Home + Style Me Pretty Weddings
Silver Pouf: Lulu & Georgia
Chess Set: Found in Greece on our Honeymoon
Monogram Mug: Anthropologie

Photography: Jeremy Harwell | Design & Styling: Jennifer Wurtzebach of The Chic Pad & Lexi Holzberg Kritzer of Glitter, Inc.


Girl Behind the Rug with Lulu & Georgia

Today I’ll be here and over on the Lulu & Georgia blog sharing my behind-the-scenes style (and my new favorite rug!) The idea behind the feature: share a few of your favorite things, plus a really great rug. Since I needed my hubby to snap the photos, I couldn’t stuff him on the rug as well (but he’s definitely one of my favorites).  So without further ado, take a peek at a few of my favorite things …

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By the way, if you don’t know Lulu & Georgia, it’s time to get acquainted.  Launched just last year, the online retailer is bursting with gorgeous home goods; namely, hundreds of gorgeous rugs.

My style is pretty eclectic and ever-changing, with a few constants: sequins, the color black, and a healthy dose of femininity.  I guess if I had to spell out my design style, I’d go with bohemian, romantic, edgy … but then I’ll see a picture of a clean white modern space on Pinterest, and I’m running to change everything.

For instance, I dreamed up an entire nursery for baby girl on the way (one of my favorites … currently hanging out in my belly, on the rug) around the Pari Rug, but then it arrived in all of it’s pink glory, and I was shuttling it from room to room pairing it with different spaces declaring each look “the best fit.”  For now, the rug is under our dining room table, where I just may have to keep her, because I love the look that much.  And baby’s nursery design has turned into a black, white, and gold mecca.  All of that is subject to change on one of my many design whims, of course.

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Belly, refusing to be out-shined, tried to sneak her way into each and every photo. There she is, barely posing, as a bundle of blonde movement.

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A huge thanks to Lulu & Georgia for having me!

Get the Look: Pari Rug: c/o Lulu & Georgia | Moroccan Rug: Rugs USA | Metallic Crackle Flower Pot: Anthropologie | Silver Pouf: c/o Lulu & Georgia | Necklace: BaubleBar | Gold Capiz Box: West Elm | Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Large Porcelain Bowl: Amazon | Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels | Glamorous Rooms | Confetti Garland: c/o Studio Mucci | Rag & Bone Pajama Jeans | HATCH Lily Tank | Marc Jacobs Sequin Cardigan | IRO Sandals

The best part: you can use the code GLITTERINC20 for 20% off your entire purchase at Lulu & Georgia, valid until 5/18.


Rustic-Meets-Modern Texas Home {Slideshow}

I don’t know what it is about this sprawling Texas home, but I loved it the instant I saw it.  The huge floor-to-ceiling paneled windows, the rustic touches (antlers, weathered wood, studded leather seating) paired with sleek white marble, Moroccan rugs, and polished silver and gold accents (Hello, mod gold ceiling lamp above the dining room table!), the outdoor fire place and sitting area … even the landscaping is pretty darn gorgeous; I’m sold.

Shop the Look:


Via Ryan Street & Associates // Photos by Ryann Ford // Interior Design by Elizabeth Stanley // Landscape Architecture by LandWest Design Group // Built by Michael Deane Homes


Glamorous Home Updates

When hubby and I first moved into our little apartment, I quickly learned to embrace the dark accents and filled the space with hand-me-downs and rustic finds that we had picked up along our travels.  But sometime last year I realized, our apartment no longer reflected me, just this combination of stuff we had acquired at the start of our marriage all stuffed in a fairly dark apartment.  (Think dark wood floors, a dark kitchen, dark counter-tops and cabinets.)  And I dreamed of all white everything.

Hubby, being the great guy that he is, told me to just go for it, when I knew it was time to lighten and brighten our little space.  Of course, being the crazy busy girl that I am, I honestly didn’t get around to really re-decorating our place until about a month ago.  (Pictures coming soon, I promise!)  I have been on the mad hunt for lighter, brighter, more glamorous pieces to update our home. These are a few of my favorite things …

Get the Goods:  Hammered Chrome Gold 18″ Pendant Lamp in the TransGlobal Lighting Sale // The Art Cabinet Vanity Fair Framed Art in the Libation Celebration by Oliver Gal Sale// Sheepskin Rug via the Genuine Sheepskin Sale // Thompilson Oval Planters in the Jardin-Patisserie Sale // Metal Scroll Mirror in the Rustic Storage Solutions Sale // Silver Wood Metal Acrylic Stool in the Modern Luxe Sale // Albany Beige Linen Modern Lounge Chair in the Fabulous Tufted Furniture Sale // Silver Aluminum Eiffel Tower in the Modern Luxe Sale

And the best part? All of these finds are from HauteLook – one of my favorite high-end deal websites.  HauteLook is a place where you’ll discover thousands of the top fashion and lifestyle brands at amazing savings.  Each day at 8 AM Pacific, you can shop new sale events featuring the best names in women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, beauty, kids’ apparel and toys, and home décor at up to 75% off.  HauteLook also offers free shipping on orders over $100 and easy online and in-store returns.  (And by the way, in-store returns are at Nordstrom Rack … hello, awesome!)

By the way, vintage Cartier is on sale right this very second …

This post is sponsored by HauteLook; all opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that make Glitter, Inc. possible!


10 Flower Garlands to Brighten Up Your Home

I don’t know if it’s the call of Spring, or this little baby girl in my belly, but I suddenly have the urge to cover the house in flowers.  Since filling every room with fresh flowers is not always practical, or cost-efficient, I’ve rounded up a few favorite flower garlands, perfect for stringing over your bed, tabletops, a mantel, your balcony – really whatever strikes your fancy.  Some are DIY and some you can snatch up from great little boutiques; all of them are perfectly cheerful.