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Baby Girl’s Nursery: Paris Chic Style Board

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.

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Shop the Nursery Style Board:

  1. Gigi Leather Triangle Mobile, The Alison Show
  2. Petal Pusher Wallpaper in Gold, OhJoy! for Hygge & West
  3. Hottsie Dottsie Fitted Crib Sheet, Cotton Tale Designs
  4. Black and White Heart Knitted Blanket, Yarningmade
  5. Dwellstudio Mid-century Crib, in White, Allmodern
  6. 5′ x 8′ Souk Wool Rug, West Elm
  7. Sheepskin Rug, Overstock
  8. Love You Nightlight, Housey Home
  9. Paris Print, Rifle Paper Co.
  10. Gold Sequin Letter, Miss Poppy Design
  11. Isn’t She Lovely Print, Charm and Gumption
  12. Wool Felt Animal Bookends, RH Baby & Child
  13. Intaglio Dresser, Anthropologie
  14. Parsons Bone Inlay Round Mirror, West Elm
  15. I Heart Changing Pad Cover, Land of Nod
  16. Gold Dot Changing Pad Cover, Land of Nod
  17. Dwellstudio Mid-century Dresser, in White, Allmodern
  18. Mini Rodini Jaguar Print Sunglasses, Alex and Alexa
  19. Heirloom Moccasins, Freshly Picked
  20. Jess Brown Rag Dolls, Ryan Roche and Loup Charmant
  21. Kenza Moroccan Pouf, in Silver, Lulu & Georgia
  22. Spotted Pillow Cover, Whitlock & Co.
  23. Gus Modern Kipling Glider Arm Chair, Allmodern
  24. Small Brass Martini Side Table, Restoration Hardware
  25. Ranarp Floor Lamp, in White, Ikea
  26. Stella McCartney Bell Dress, BabyGap Pleated Dress, Atsuyo et Akiko Pink Tutu
  27. Emily + Merritt Wardrobe Rack, PB Teen
  28. Heart of Gold Print, SS Printshop
  29. Bonjour Print, SS Printshop
  30. L’amour Triomphe de Tout, Made by Girl
  31. Metallic Pandan Bins, Serena & Lily

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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!


Light and Bright Home in Sweden

I fell for this beautiful airy Swedish home (owned and designed by Sofia of the lovely blog, Mokkasin; and recently featured on Elle Decoration) the moment I saw it.  The home, painted in mostly white, is full of colorful and whimsical touches, hand-crafted wood details, flea market finds, vases full of fresh flowers, books and musical instruments … so very cool.

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I’m surprised how much I adore the modern-designed furniture, but in this home, it all just fits.

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I’m also pretty smitten with that craft room – all of that pattern and the vintage wood filing cabinets … swoon.

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Doesn’t this make you want an all-white kitchen and veranda as soon as possible?

Hop over to Elle Decoration for all of the gorgeous details.

Via Elle Decoration // Photography by Johan Sellén


Black + White Home Design Accents

I am a black-wearer through and through. If any one quote were to sum up my style: “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color.”  So the obsession was likely to spill into my home design leanings as well.  Though I’m trying to lighten our own home up for Spring and Summer, the combination of black and white is always modern and fresh.

Are you a fan of the classic black and white decorating trend or do you prefer pops of color strewn about the house?  Something in between?

Shop the Post: Tanner Goods Black and White Stadium Blanket // Unison Home Les Perles Black Candelabra // Ivanhoe Esso Warehouse Porcelain Pendant // Eiffel Dining Chair in Black // Faux Python Tray // Furbish Studio Black and White Spotted Pillow // West Elm Souk Wool Rug // Black Cake Stand // Ojai Mirror


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.