Thursday, November 20, 2014


This year, I won't be hosting Thanksgiving at home.  Our plans are to go to spend Thanksgiving at my Titi Margie's home.  While there is a small sense of relief; not having to plan, prep and cook, I'm a little sad I won't be decorating our table. But I do welcome the much needed break and get to admire some fabulous and creative tabletop designs.  I found some inspiration pics and sharing same with you.  Let's take a look:

Love this nature inspired look (with touches of gold) from fellow blogger, Griffanie.  It reminds me of a similar look I created last year; seen here.  And, let's not forget about the gorgeous herringbone table!

You have to see the woodsy/rustic holiday tablescape created this year from Griffanie.  I am loving the marbled runner created!!

Apartment 34's Thanksgiving tabletop is more casual but not boring in the least!  The rich, deep colors displayed in this design are so beautiful. Lately I've been inspired by rich, deep colors and thinking of added same to my own creative looks.  This is one look to add to my idea folder.

Waiting on Martha created a Thanksgiving table for Ballard Designs . . . you go girl!  It is stunning.  I love the outside setting and the floral designs.  It's so festive for Thanksgiving. I only wish we had the luxury of eating outside for the holidays (lol).

What are some of your favorite looks?


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WARDROBE WEDNESDAY: Holiday Look from Revolve Clothing

Happy Wednesday!  Today's fashion apparel looks are from Revolve Clothing.  With the upcoming holidays, I thought I would put together some beautiful lace dresses.  With all the holiday occasions, (i.e., office parties, weddings, dinners, etc.), finding what to wear is a daunting task (at least for me). 

Lace dresses are always in fashion.  They are sexy, flatter almost any figure and are classic.

Take a look at some of my favorites from Revolve Clothing:

Girls Night Out Dress - NBD
Zarita Scoop Dress - Diane von Furstenberg
Vita Dress - LA Made
Lolo Lace Dress - For Love and Lemons
Naomi Dress - Parker
Gracie Dress - Lovers + Friends
Dosa Dress - Dolce Vita
Lace Combo Celeste Dress - Shoshanna
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Ever since I had my home office wallpapered, I've been dreaming of other rooms to have wallpapered.  Since it can be costly, committing to the right design is key.  If you're not ready to commit doing the whole room or an accent wall, how about wallpaper for your ceiling?  It seems like the ceilings get overlooked and just painted white.  But, wouldn't it be fab to create a look you can really look up to?

Here are some inspirational photos for different rooms in the home:

Parade of Homes 2013

Via Diane Durocher Interiors
Via DKOR Interiors Inc., Miami, Florida
Home of Ivanka Trump via Elle Décor
Masculine Nursery via Design Dump

Via French Country Cottage blog


Monday, November 17, 2014


Another Monday upon us.   And, I am totally bummed the weekend is gone.  It flew!  Is it just me, but it feels like these months are going by so quickly.  I can't believe the holidays are around the corner. 

There's so much I try to accomplish during the weekend but it's never enough time.  And, now that the days are shorter, I feel cheated.  I did manage to get myself out to the stores to find a chair for my office.  And, I found one!  Still playing around with fabric options and colors but I'm happy to scratch another item off by "to do" list.  Don't expect any progress pics on the home office any time soon.  The chair will take 3-4 months!  Crazy, I know.  Let's see if the months will fly by, now that I'm waiting for something (lol).

Let's start this Monday off right with my favorite post, Rooms that Inspire.  I could spent hours on the web looking at gorgeous room designs; discovering interior designers and dreaming of hitting the lotto so I can redo our house (ha)!

Meet Kelly Deck of Kelly Deck Design.  This interior design firm is located in Vancouver, Canada.  The looks they create seem effortless, beautiful and inviting.  Kelly Deck can be seen on HGTV series, "Take it Outside".  I haven't seen it but should make it a point to check it out.

Let's take a look at some of my favorite designs!

This foyer is so welcoming and stunning with the crystal tiered chandelier, all white walls, crown mouldings, trim, area rug and console table.

This room!  A peek of the dining room's wallpaper and black curtains, carry into the stylish living room.  The fabric and color on those accent chairs are a thing of beauty. 

Talk about a great gathering place for your guests.  This kitchen takes center stage; especially with the massive gold hood vent and that backsplash!

Beautiful wall tiles.

How crazy cool is this powder room!

Interesting mosaic tile detail in this shower.  It looks like a set of doors.

I love the dark wood.

Such a lovely sitting area.

Digging the lofting vibe in this bedroom.  It's a bit on the touch of masculine but I wouldn't mind sleeping in a room like this.

 A simple yet impactful design.  This room feels dramatic and important.

To see more from Kelly Deck Design, click here.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Mid week hump with the countdown to the weekend.  On this week's Wardrobe Wednesday, I pulled together an edgy look; great for a night out with friends, boyfriend or husband.  This look is from fashion designer, MICHAEL KORS. 

I love the wool-blend sweater paired with a pair of skinny jeans and some killer looking pumps; and camouflage at that! 

Textured Wool-Blend Sweater
Chain-Embellished Skinny Jeans
Zady Camouflage Hair Calf Pump
Curb Chain Pave-Embellished Gold Tone Earrings
Pave-Embellished Gold Tone Eternity Ring
Bedford Camouflage Hair Calf Clutch
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Happy Veterans Day. Thanking all those soldiers (present and past) for all their courage, strength and service to the U.S.A.

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away (I can't believe it), I'm looking for new baking recipes.  While I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I will be in charge of bringing desserts.  And, I love baking around the holidays.

It's always a treat to see what others have baked up and I'm inspired by some of these yummy desserts:

Candy and Caramel Apple Pie (via Doughmesstic). By MiMi Hodge, winner of Good Morning America’s “Pie of Emeril’s Eye” Contest, 2000

Mile High Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel (via Budget Gourmet Mom)

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples (via Crème de la Crumb)

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie (via Frugal Foodie Mama)

Pecan Ice Cream Pie (via Food 'n Drink Recipes)

Apple Walnut Tart with Maple Custard and Walnut Crust (via Baking a Moment)

Isn't this gorgeous (and gluten free)
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts?


Monday, November 10, 2014


Hope you had a nice weekend.  I was a busy bee this weekend; crossing items off my never-ending "to do" list.  One of them being, dedicating a chunk of my time listing items on eBay.  It has been on my mind for a while now but I just wasn't motivated to do it.  While it does take a lot of time, (taking pictures, posting them and writing a description), once I was on a roll, it wasn't that bad.  If you want to take a look at the items I currently have, you can see them here.  I plan on posting more items soon.

Moving on . . . let me share this week's post on Rooms that Inspire.  Today I'm talking about Designer, Tobi Fairley.  I've seen her work on Pinterest but I really noticed her design work when I read the November/December edition of Traditional Home.  The room was a classic black and white design with shades of pink.  To add a punch of color to that space, a set of green glass lamps were displayed to complete the look; like a beautiful set of earrings to dress up your look.

Not to keep you hanging, here's a picture of the space:

Everything about this space is jaw dropping.  It's so Coco Chanel; masculine with just the right feminine touches.  I LOVE THIS ROOM!


Traditional Home Magazine predicted: “Tobi will be like Cher or Oprah, one of those women for whom one name says it all.”

From the designs I've seen in her portfolio, I have to agree. 

Take a look at some of my favorites:

If you couldn't tell, I tend to lean towards a softer color palette in a space.  Tobi's eye for design is so amazing.  From the artwork, accessories, paint colors and design patterns. Love!

One thing I'm obsessing over is a lady bust.  I need one in my life right now.

Love the pop of blue used in this space.

The wallpaper in this entry space makes a statement but not too bold because of the softness.

This chest has me inspired to create a similar look in my home.
  I love the lamp choices Tobi uses in each of her designs and her flower arrangements.

This bedroom design is so peaceful and serene. 
Just think how calm and relaxed you would be in this bedroom.  It's like a dream. 

High gloss powder room is so fab!  I could never be bold enough to do something like this.

Wallpaper design choices are perfect picks.

Want to see more of Tobi Fairley's portfolio?  Click here