Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Joss and Main

Three of my picks for the Joss and Main curator collection sale today!! I had a blast pouring through their site and selecting finds that I loved for your homes! I may need these pagoda book ends and that fabulous labyrinth tray!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trend: Color-blocking

A simple concept with a big impact. The idea is pretty clear: separate colors into bold, singular sections! This simple example above is one of my favorites. Navy + Yellow + Pink + White + blue. (even her shoes are color-blocked)
color blocked make-up
I adore this office!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Joss and Main - Shelter's Curated Collection

I was both flattered and excited when Joss and Main approached me to curate a collection of items for your home from their vast and wonderful collection of housewares, furniture, lighting and accessories!! So be sure to head over to the Joss and Main site tomorrow am, 2.28, to view and shop my CASUAL LUXURY collection. I'd place each and every item in my home! Happy Shopping!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ready, Set


I'm very ready for the Spring, even though we've had an unseasonably mild winter, I'm craving warm Springy days and light, pretty shades of green. Mint is still on my radar, what's on yours?
I'm adoring this entire look, the Tibi dress and the shoe style are divine! 

I've decided to dress my two year old in a tutu for Easter!

This bag would pair perfectly with an all white outfit
Clean looking on walls
Yes, Please on everything!
I've chosen this over sized photograph of a wave for a client project. It's 60"x 40"!
Simple studs looks beautiful with almost any outfit.
 adorable, adorable, adorable!
Pretty pleats

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sponsor Welcome - The Pink Pagoda

I'm excited to share the gorgeous giclee prints from The Pink Pagoda shop. Who couldn't use a little colorful Chinoiserie in their lives? The Pink Pagoda has an adorable and affordable selection of asian inspired prints, which include depictions of chinese chippendale furniture, ming jars and more! Happy Shopping.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


a home with a little bit of the unexpected, a hint of glamour and "je ne sais quoi"? Maybe some sex appeal.  People are often scared to take risks with their wardrobes and homes! I say, what do you have to lose? Especially with paint, it's a small investment, with large rewards! (my next home? will have charcoal dining walls - I'm thinking of mixing deep grey with lavender, medium navy and parrot green accents) 

Fashion stylist Jackie Astier 's home is loaded with sex appeal and a mix of amazing vintage furniture and found objects. (note: I want her entire outfit pictured above, that skirt? those shoes? killer)
Okay so my dream sofa?? That's it.  A modernized, velvet covered, tufted chesterfield. If I ever have the space or the budget that sofa will be mine! I'm also still coveting a vintage Moroccan rug. 
Don't be afraid to fill a wall with a grid of art! Think "grand gestures" when designing your home!

 Images: Elle Decor, Photography: Eric Piasecki

Friday, February 17, 2012

Room of The Week - 2.18

The dramatic drapes, credenza, graphic floor, sculptural light fixture, grass cloth walls, what's not to love about this Grant K Gibson designed dining room? What I also appreciate about this space is that it could be the impetus for a smaller scaled, lowered budget dining project!
The blue and white ginger jar collection works beautifully on this over-scaled table top!
I've had a parrot green fabric stashed away in my house for over a year now. I want to cover chairs very similar to these in it! I love parrot green! (I'm guessing that's obvious ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Peek

Hello, hello. Here's a little peek at a project I'm wrapping up. I love this client, I've been working on their house now for a couple of years. We choose one room to work on at a time and run with it!! Hope you're having a great week. It's been a busy one for me!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Since I'm single and hopefully will soon be divorced from a not so nice man. (fingers crossed). I like to think of Valentine's Day as a universal holiday that's not just for couples. Today is a day for everyone to enjoy the small and precious matters of the heart! A warm hug from your little one, a call to a relative, a drink with a friend! Enjoy and appreciate all the love in your life today!
Happy Valentine's Day to you, my AMAZING readers. You helped me through my darkest hour last year, and you don't even know it! I want to thank you for that!

xoxo, Julie

Monday, February 13, 2012

the trend + the issue

I've decided to jump on the trend wagon and purchase (one) pair of colored jeans. I have a red pair from about five years ago that I've hung onto. They're wide leg, but still look cute! So although I love red jeans I think I may opt for another shade.

The biggest issue with colored jeans is they either look REALLY cute or REALLY bad. I'm guessing I'll have to try on twenty pairs to get it right. My teeny-tiny friend had on a royal blue pair last week. They looked perfect on her but my guess is she weighs about 95 lbs, with my 5'8" frame, I can assure you I don't weigh anything close to 95 pounds.

The second issue, colored jeans need to be paired with the right look and shoes. I actually don't love them with black shoes unless they are light weight shoes (check the Victoria Beckman image - I think that's Victoria isn't it?).

Third issue: pastels are out for me, just not flattering. 
these jewel tone skinnies look adorable with these shoes
I think red is my favorite color
Royal blue  jeans are cute too. They have a similar look to these at Target right now! I think I may opt for an inexpensive pair, that way when I tire of them, I haven't spent a bundle.
This entire outfit is perfect!
Again my argument against pastel. These look cute on Cameron but would look very scary on me.


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