Friday, October 31, 2014

treat yo'self, tricks!

15% off everything on the site!

that includes our favorite tray, scalamandre cocktail napkins, tassel necklaces and pumpkin chai candles

mastering the mix

decorating a room is all about the right mix and with so many ingredients to choose from, it's important to have a go-to to tie everything together. valspar reserve has over 3,000 colors to choose from, so no matter how crazy your mix is, you'll always find the perfect compliment with valspar. 

available at lowe's stores nationwide. (said in my ryan seacrest voice)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

going green with valspar reserve

i love a clean slate, and we all know i love a guest bedroom.

i teamed up with valspar reserve paint to take this bland beige bedroom to the next level with a moody dark green makeover.

valspar reserve features exceptional color matching technology, so i was able to take a swatch of our anchor fabric to my local lowe's and create a perfect match to compliment the green in the print.  it matched to valspar leafy rise, a gorgeous green that fits the room perfectly.

when designing a room from scratch, i always choose the paint color last.  here's why: a design is like a puzzle, and each piece, from the prints and patterns, to the colors and finishes, needs to fit together to tell a story.

a vintage fabric may be one-of-a-kind ... an antique chest may have a weathered patina ... and a handpainted lamp could be an inky indigo that can't be duplicated.  these pieces are unique, and together, create the perfect mix of layers that lend authenticity to a design, so they should always come first.

no matter what you come up with, having these special selections in place ensure your design is a reflection of your life.  whatever the mix, you can count on valspar to have a color that will tie the design all together.  it may take years to hunt for the perfect treasures to complete a room, but finding a paint color to coordinate from the over 3,000 colors in the valspar library is a cinch.

my inspiration images for the room, once we had made our selections, all included sultry greens with bright pops of white -

after selecting a fabric for a custom headboard, gorgeous navy grasscloth dressers, marblelized light blue lamps,  custom drapes and a white bamboo dresser, i went to my local lowe's with my swatches and was able to find a custom match for the green in the headboard - and voila, we started painting!

valspar reserve with hydrochroma technology means that you get super-strength pigments that deliver deeper, more vibrant color.  a bedroom is just the place for deep moody color - you'll feel wrapped in a cocoon!
what a difference a coat makes!

check back in a few weeks as we complete the design with the install of all those special pieces i mentioned. now that our slate is green we're ready to build a beautiful room!

this post is sponsored by valspar and valspar reserve is available exclusively at lowe’s.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

roberta roller rabbit trunk show - today and tomorrow

the store is absolutely overflowing right now with it's boho beautiful best.  the ladies from roberta roller rabbit have brought TONS of gorgeous kurtas, silk sequined dresses, amazing coral necklaces and beaded bibs, one-of-a-kind indian bags and clutches, affordable accessories in roberta's iconic prints, tailored soft cotton button-ups in exotic prints, adorable kids clothes and to-die-for parkas and sweaters that invoke a serious case of wanderlust.

i'm not kidding - our store overfloweth right now with treasures to discover at every turn.  come visit today and tomorrow, and join us for a cocktail party this evening in the store from 4 - 7.  you'll have a chance to shop our exclusive new series of quote prints before anyone else, as well as grab the first round of nest christmas candles before we sell out (it's inevitable).    we've got oodles of new jewelry, all the everyone's a dumb whore cross-stitches you can handle, and a budget-friendly pick-me-up to remind you what's really important.


Monday, October 27, 2014

scenes from charleston

i spent last weekend in charleston, hosted by chassity and the charleston cvb - i stayed at the perfectly pink mills house inn, dined on delicious food from a few of my favorite restaurants: the daily, the grocery and macintosh, took a fun and fact-filled walking tour with bulldog tours, attended the hampden clothing fashion show, an amazing event hosted by my favorite proprietress stacey, hung with my fancy jewelry friend jane pope and the oh-so-talented lindsay carter, saw some donkeys, did some pilates, drank some wine, rode in a rickshaw, dined at the home of a true southern belle, aptly named rhett, listened to bluegrass, took some selfies, teamed up with jackie to create something fun for furbish, discovered lovely bits of chassity's house, tried on some shoes, made some friends and plotted my next trip back.

i heart charleston.

photos by gray benko, and some from me.

Friday, October 24, 2014

make an entrance

-- 10 particularly stylish pieces from one kings lane to welcome into a chic entry --

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

a whole new world!

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exile in williamsburg

this is fascinating... the former president of georgia has exiled himself to williamsburg, brooklyn. he's really living his best life, in true hipster form - spending evenings on at the rooftop bar of the wythe hotel, riding his bike over the bridge, checking out smorgasburg by the river, wasting time in 'democratic' cafes, and frequenting the flea market in his prada sunglasseses.

saskashvili on his new neighbors: "they are hipsters," he said. "but they are still making tons of monday, and they live a pleasant lifestyle and make it in life. they are no longer a marginal part of society."

check out the article - it's full of amazing nuggets, like his affinity for pricey 'bite massages', his outfit suggestions for better selfies, and the fact that his eldest son broke the world record for speed typing on an iPad.

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