knock, knock

March 2, 2015

I’m on the hunt for an antiqued brass knocker for our front door, which is proving to be no easy task, given the bevy of beautiful options there are!  With Spring right around the corner, a door knocker is a great way to freshen up your front porch or entry for warmer weather!  By now…

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get the look: chic in ojai

January 9, 2015

When the latest Veranda landed in my mailbox, I couldn’t make it the short walk to the house before ripping through the plastic and thumbing through to the cover article.  Have you seen it?  It’s the stunning home office of decorator and blogger Brooke Giannetti set inside her gorgeous new Ojai home.  From the exposed…

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front porch refresher

January 8, 2015

Welcome, January, in all your blustery cold glory!  I wrote this post with the intention of sprucing up your front porch and beating the after holiday decorating blah’s once the Christmas decorations have all come down, but that was well before I realized it was going to be one hundred degrees below freezing!  I’m going…

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wednesday wish list: winter whites

January 7, 2015

Good morning and happy hump day! In the past I’ve posted randomly about design and decorative accessories that I’m loving lately so I decided that, in the new year, I would post a weekly wishlist of sorts of all the goodies currently on my radar.  Right now I’m crushing on winter whites – at home…

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May 7, 2013

After eyeballing this black scalloped number for a while, I started to realize how drawn I am to all the subtle scalloped detailing in interiors, as well.  Scalloped edging on skirts, shorts, dresses, even swimwear is a fun, whimsical way to add a feminine touch to your wardrobe, but the same subtle detail on curtains,…

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naturally nautical

May 6, 2013

With summer right around the corner, my favorite way to add a little beachy vibe to your decor is with natural materials and accessories.  Rope, jute, seagrass, baskets, even whitewashed furniture, driftwood and coral are beautiful, elegant alternatives to kitschy nautical accessories that are all over retail stores this time of year.  Here are a…

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set a summer table with c. wonder

April 12, 2013

I am such a sucker for anything navy and gold, so when I saw this chain link dinnerware set from C. Wonder, my heart skipped a beat!  How amazing would it look with rope placemats and matte gold flatware for a summer dinner party? It reminds me of the Chain d’Ancre set by Hermes, but…

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topiary love

April 11, 2013

I stopped in to my favorite local florist yesterday to pick up some fresh flowers to stage a recently completed project, and the most amazing table of different sized myrtle topiaries in crusty terra cotta pots literally stopped me in my tracks!  I have always admired myrtle topiaries-they look so beautiful clustered together for an…

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a few things I’m loving right now

May 9, 2012

This morning has gotten off to a rocky start, so what better way to brighten the rest of the day than to blog about my latest favorite things! This is, hands down, my absolute favorite bronzer EVER!  I have olive skin and it’s hard to find makeup, especially a bronzer, that doesn’t make me look…

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faux sure

February 29, 2012

One Kings Lane killed me this weekend.  Totally killed me.  There were so many amazing finds I needed (okay, wanted), but with all the work going on at our house, I just couldn’t justify a shopping spree.  I didn’t walk away completely empty-handed, though…I scored this fabulous glass Tortoise shell ice bucket for $25: It’s…

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