Since finding the perfect bar cart for my new house, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect accessories and these are items are definitely on my list. Gold glassware adds a bit of elegance, a golden tray keeps all the liquor wrangled and tidy, and a gold martini shaker makes sure the libations are shaken, not stirred.
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I’m a big sucker for beautiful still lifes and these capture the quiet chicness that is the French way of life.
Blue and white china plates on the wall? Simple and understaded.
A mantle styled with a casual floral arrangement and stunning mirror? Perfection.
And of course, the stone walls, a texture that only time could create. Simply lovely.
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Today we’re visiting the home of one of my favorite local Santa Barbara artists (and invitation designers), Leslie Lewis Sigler. Her home is her creative space and is filled with collection of vintage and heirloom pieces, her paintings, and a few pieces from good ole’ craigslist.
In the dining room is her father’s table that he made for her and which Leslie drove all the way out from Texas. A built in nook holds colorful plates and bowls, and a vintage child’s chair makes an adorable plant stand.
In her bedroom, her pups, Peach & Skip enjoy colorful prints, eclectic pulls on the dresser, and a serious collection of jewelry.
Outside a petite bistro table is flanked with a grouping of succulents, the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea. A big thank you to Leslie for sharing her home and you can see more about her work, here, here and here.
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Orange and white is the perfect summer party palette… Serve up some orange Tangelo cocktails on this tray, wear these adorable wedges and throw some dog gone cute pillows around. Happy party planning!
1. Jonathan Adler tray 2. Kate Spade Romper 3. Dachshund Pillow 4. Mod Bracelet 5. Tangelo Tonic 6. Alice & Olivia Wedges
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1. 1971 2. Ro Sham Beaux Lamp 3. Lisbon Bar Cart 4. Bayliss Bedding 5. Barcelona Aquamarine Pillow 6. Trina Turk Pillow 7. Leona Pendant 8. Oly Studio Diego Bed 9. Capel Rug
I’ve been itching to redo my bedroom and this color combo, while it definitely has a classic vibe to it, could be modernized by layering patterns throughout the space. I would start with this awesome green and white rug and then layer on this amazing bedding with its rusts, oranges, aquas and greens. Then I’d add some pops color via some graphic pillows. I’d anchor the room with an awesome four poster gold bed and a gold bar cart for a bedside table (why not?) and a traditional shaped lamp. What do you think, is green and gold your color combo?
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Ikat is such a fun pattern, it can be modern or ethnic/bohemian depending on how you use it. You can wear it in either a dress or flat (obsessed with these flats) or you can add a pop of ikat in your home via a lampshade or pillow. Of course, ikat for a tabletop design could be great and pretty modern as well. I’d pair it with a clean white table, square china and a simple arrangement of yellow billy balls. Would you be bold enough to incorporate ikat into your home or wedding?
1. Placemat 2. Dress 3. Ballet Flat 4. Pillow 5. Lamp Shape 6. Napkin
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Today I’m super excited to share the beautiful home of one our contributors, Nancy Neil. Nancy lives on a small fruit ranch in Carpenteria with her husband and two sons.
Nancy’s home is a rustic cabin constructed out of old railroad ties. How beautiful is the texture of the wood?
Step inside, and you”ll find a cozy living room with plenty of room for her sons to run around and play. And how about that awesome pendant light? Want!
Nancy’s filled her home with lovely collections of found objects and sentimental pieces from her past. I particularly love the old movie film tins as book ends.
In the bedroom, a beautful triangle window is echoed in a huge orange triangle painted on the wall (talk about an easy way to create a focal point/art piece). Thank you, Nancy for sharing your beautiful home with us!
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