Monday, October 29, 2012

Ballards Belle Designs~

Catalog Excitement! 
 I recently received in the mail the new Ballard Designs catalog, I was pleasantly surprised!  So many great pieces at amazing prices.  A look at just some of the items I'm craving~
Jill Bar Cart, love the bamboo detail $349

Wine barrel plaques
Bornova side table 219

Spool side table w/ storage $219
Renard side table 179
Chateau candle lantern, love the acorns for fall decor

Chevron Stripe indoor/outdoor rug

Oversizes Sunburst Mirror 349

Louis XVI ottoman, customize fabric & finish

Spruce Alphabet wreath only 29, great gift

Be sure to check out the web site for even more good stuff! Have you shopped Ballard Design before? What's your thoughts on the styles, quality, and price point? I would love to hear if you have any favorite on-line boutiques shops! 

(all images via Ballard

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Bash~


super cute for bottles or punch

love this idea for Halloween or thanksgiving buffet

 I know this is a big weekend for Halloween bashes, any big costume parties on your calendar? I'm not feeling the desire to dress up this year, how about you, going to be anything fun?  I'll enjoy observing all the great costumes, I'm sure people will be frolicking in!  In last few years I've seen some good ones~ Michael Jackson, Snooki, William & Kate, Bridesmaids. What or who is going to be the big 2012 costume pick?   The best part to me is seeing the cute kiddos all dressed up!
Hope you have a fun and safe weekend, Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Skull Style


Alexander McQueen book, "Savage Beauty"

In honor of Halloween next week, I thought I'd share some skull images, seen all over and not just for this festive spooky month!  I'm not a big skull fan but many people are thanks to the work of Alexander McQueens famous scarves.  You most likely have seem the popular styles in fashion and possibly home decor!
Graham and Brown, Skull Wallpaper

Designer Alexander McQueen
McQueen's famous scarves

Ed Hardy

Beyonce makes skulls look chic
How I'd work the look

Nicole Richie looks cool sporting her skull scarf


Loving the colors in this McQueen scarf

What do you think?  Skulls yay or nay?!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Pretty in Pink

And the Winner is Colleen M.!!  You'll soon be Pretty in Pink with your new scarf!!   Thanks to all your entries my donation was bigger then usual to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation, so very appreciated!!

Celebrities rocking the pink scarf~
Loving these examples~

Sorry for the late post, it's been a crazy Monday.
Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Green with Envy

I heart All of these images!!

(all images via Tory Burch pinterest)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Inspiring Designer~ Nate Berkus

I've been a huge fan of  Nate Berkus ever since I saw his cute face on The Oprah show many years ago! I loved his first book,  "Home Rules" and I'm so looking forward to his second book, "The Things That Matter"!  His design aesthetic is very similar to mine and I'm always inspired by his work.  I love the images of  his newly renovated Manhattan apartment shown in this months, "Architectural Digest".  His place wowed me, as I knew it would but what really excited me was the amazing chevron wooden floors, curved staircase, metal doors he designed, and the carrera marble kitchen island-love, love!!

New Book out Oct, 16th

Also mark your calendars, Nate's home decor line will be launching at Target on Oct.21st!  With over 150 home accent items, I can't wait!  I also feel a home truly represents you when the items in it have a meaning to you and tell a story, not just look pretty or whats "in" currently- I need to love each piece! 

The special pieces I have in my home have been given or made by loved ones and are what makes me feel most at peace at home. The end tables in my living room were built by my great grandfather and a painting in my bedroom is by my talented Meme'.  I was lucky to have been left many good quality pieces from the previous homeowners, a bar tray stand, metal patio set, pair of Louis style wood/ fabric tufted side chairs and a large tufted accent chair - (will post about soon, need advise on reupholstering) the Greene's truly had good taste!
What make your home special to you?!
**Don't forget to enter October's Giveaway, only one week left till someone will be Pretty in Pink!  Oct.1st post, winner chosen on Oct.22- Good Luck!!**

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekend Relaxing

This is how I plan on spending my weekend, finding warmth from the chill in the air under a cozy blanket, eating yummy food and warming up with some red wine!

Hope your weekend is a great one!