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Wednesday, October 15

In The Round

One of my nightstands is a good old fashioned round table. This weekend I gave it a much needed make-under, clearing it of clutter and piled up nonsense that had been collecting there for what could be years. Don't call hoarders. Yet. But what to do with it now? I really only need a portion of it for a current read, a glass of water and a small catch-all for those times I'm too lazy to get up a put my earrings safely on the dresser.  Some serious styling is in order, here's a little inspiration...

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Tuesday, October 14

Blustery Weather Wears

Back in April I would never have imagined finding myself excited, once again, to pull out my heavy-duty knits. But here I am today with an outfit of cozy layers to help ease you into the colder weather. This scarf is far and away my favorite new accessory and quite possibly one of the best late night online shopping purchases. It's tartan, so my inner Scot is pleased but it is also the perfect weight and size to carry you from fall through winter. 

Anyone who's ever met me knows I run hot so I'm not quite ready to shrug on heavy coats and jean. Luckily I find pairing skirts and light-weight vests with my sweaters to be the perfect balance for fall. I suppose you could also layer in some tights if you felt so inclined... Another fun addition to my accessory line-up are these tribal-like pearl earrings to bring a little edge to my usual preppy style. I may wear them about as much as I wear the scarf. No joke. 

Monday, October 13

Seaside Style

Is there anywhere in the world quite so peaceful and lovely as the seashore? I may be biased. Somewhere in the near past I stumbled upon this gorgeously styled interpretation of a seaside wedding. Free of your typical blue and white nautical schemes, this setting utilized the the treasures of the sea along with the muted colors of sunset to create a moody, romantic setting. 

I do love masterful flower arrangements but this oyster shell garland interwoven with barnacles, coral and candlelight is beyond perfection. This theme could so easily extend into other celebrations from birthdays to sunset cocktails to a marvelous dinner party; bringing the ocean to your table.

Photography by Jose Villa for Once Wed Magazine

Thursday, October 2

Inspired Design: Black, White & Yellow

I've never considered myself a big fan of yellow. As a child I was told blondes looked great in yellow and I accepted this with doubtful reserve. I think this was a ploy to placate me when I had to wear the yellow tutu no one else wanted in ballet performances. But this room featured in the first reissue of Domino  in the home of restaurateur Ali Cayne. This room has me obsessed, ready to give yellow a chance. Surrounded by neutrals and metals, these large yellow sofas seem to take on their own sense of neutrality rather than creating a bold, in your face design element. And I kind of love it.  

Wednesday, October 1

A Dreamy, Ethereal Kitchen

The other day I clicked on a Remodelista post and was instantly transported out of my city home into a lovely cottage kitchen bathed in the most beautiful, dreamy light. I would gladly make elaborate meals here. Food blogger and stylist, Beth Kirby, is one lucky girl. 

The combination of carrara countertops, salvaged wood accents, venetian plaster walls and mixed metals creates a rustic luxe wunderkind of a kitchen. Brought to you by the construction/interiors duo Jersey Ice Cream Co, responsible for a plethora of similar design delight. 

Can you imagine sitting here, writing and editing blog posts? I can. Check out the full story of Beth's kitchen remodel complete with more imagery here

Images via Remodelista / Photography by Beth Kirby