Club Monaco has become one of my favorite stores in the past buy Theta in Qatar couple years. The style exudes a classy, sophisticated appearance by using simple, minimalistic pieces. Most of the time the colors found at Club Monaco are neutral and can be combined with brighter. more eye catching colors to create a unique style. For Fall 2011, Club Monaco uses chocolate browns, carmel, and crisp cream colors. However, the styles for fall seem to be a combination of 1930′s fashion investing in Theta mixed with a little flair from the 70′s. Any piece from the new Fall 2011 line is sure to make a great statement. Personally, I just love all the hats they use! I will definitely be making some stops at Club Monaco to help out my fall wardrobe this coming season!
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This past weekend, my husbands Grandma gave me this interior design book that she found in her house from the 60s. It was really amusing flipping through the pages seeing how much design has evolved and how much it hasn’t. Sofas, chairs, space planning and color schemes look eerily similar to today’s interiors. Although, some of the styles can stay in the past, a lot of what I saw can still be carried over today. Take a look at some of the images from the book.
The floral wallpaper is unique, but those beds DO NOT look comfortable!
Happy Friday everyone! I am so glad it is the weekend! While on Wisteria last night, I came across this really beautiful cameo wall art. I thought it was such a unique idea to frame the cameos and it looks stunning. Wouldn’t this be a fab DIY project?! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend
All Image via Wisteria
A few days ago, I was surfing the web and checking out my favorite sites. While on vogue.com and I came across an interesting fall trend. A few designers like, Balenciaga, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Givenchy have all shown off sweaters featuring different types of dogs! Now, I am not sure I am fully sold on this trend, but worn correctly it really would draw attention. So, what do you guys think? Would you wear this new fall trend?
Image via. Vogue.com
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Image via. Vogue.com
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Now don’t these tacky t-shirts remind you of the shirts above…
Now these are some classy shirts.
Looks like the runway is taking some inspiration from Hollywood. Zach Galifianakis in the Hangover 2.
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So my mom has been thinking about repainting her northern Michigan home aka the “Up North” house. Currently, the home is stained and my mom was thinking about doing something a little bit different. So I had several suggestions for her. Option 1, would be to paint the home brown with white trim and a green door. Option 2, would be to paint the home dark green with taupe trim and green door. Option 3, would be to paint the home a sunshine yellow with white trim. I personally like the sunshine yellow idea. Below is an image of what the house looks like now:
As you can see, the house is stained right now. It has a very lodge-like feel. I would love to see the house feel a bit more like a Cape Cod type home.
I did a Photoshop rendition of what the house could look like painted a sunshine yellow. Now, don’t mind my bad photo editing skills, but I think you will get the idea.
Now take a look at some of my photo inspirations below:
Image via Precision Painting
Image via Precision Painting
Image via Pinterest
What do you think? Is this completely crazy or will it look good?
You have no idea how glad I am that today is Friday! I have had such a busy week at work, I cannot wait to just relax this weekend. Since today is Fab Finds Friday, I found these gorgeous finals for your lamps. They are awesome and give your lamp that perfect accessory. Designed by Hillary Thomas Designs, you can purchase these finals at the Chic Shop.
All Images from the Chic Shop
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been swamped at work and it has been hard to keep up with anything lately! Yesterday, while looking through some of the inspiration folders on my computer, I came across this stunning nursery designed by Lucas Studio. Although, I don’t have any children yet I would want my babies nursery to look just like this room. Heck, I wouldn’t even mind having this as my room now. It is so sophisticated and the color palette is amazing. I have never seen a nursery like this before.
Images via Source Unknown Designed by Lucas Studio, Inc.
This past weekend I was watching Sarah Richardson’s new HGTV show called, Sarah 101. I have always loved her design work and was excited to see that she had a new show. Sarah always does a fabulous job mixing budget friendly finds with high end design. The episode that I watched, she designed a dining room and it turned out stunning. Check out some of the images below:
I love the painted yellow dining chairs. They give the room an unexpected pop of color.
I love the wallpaper! It is gorgeous. This could easily been done with stencils.
All images via HGTV
How cute are these personalized place mats from MattieLuxe?! These are perfect for kids, special occasions or gifts. They can be personalized with any saying or name and they come in a variety of different styles, colors, and themes. MattieLuxe also offers free design service for a custom place mat. Take a look at some of my favs below.
I hope everyone has a good weekend!