Friday, September 17, 2010

Jessica Thomas

I was delighted to discover the colorful world of stylist Jessica Thomas through The Newlywed Diaries. I guess it's not much of a discovery, since I've already seen and loved so much of her work in a ton of magazines. I love knowing who the talent behind all the beauty is! Check out her portfolio and I know you'll recognize a bunch more photographs!

Have a great weekend everyone! There's still time to be entered in my giveaway!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Peaceful & Pretty

I am overwhelmed with a sense of serenity when I stare into these beautiful photographs taken by Emily Gilbert. Designed by Ali Schwarz and styled by Rebecca Omweg, the peaceful palette and beautiful furnishings are absolutely heavenly. I just wish I could magically transport myself into the last photo and work from that desk all day. Not a bad view! Of course I'd turn around every few minutes, because the view in the other direction is equally as lovely!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ikat Love

I loooove the mix of fabrics and colors in this living room from Homes & Gardens. The vibrant ikat patterns are so striking. I don't know which one I like better, the fabric on the sofa or the addition of the sweet, sweet yellow on those very comfy-looking ottomans. And the pillows? I won't even go there! The archway isn't exactly my style, but I love how the shape is mirrored in the tables. The fabric...and the just doesn't get much captivating than this!!

(Don't forget to enter my birthday giveaway!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Morgan Harrison Home

I first fell in love with Michelle Morgan Harrison Home, a design firm based in New Canaan, CT, when I saw this beach home (last few pictures above) so long ago. I think I can actually credit Michelle for my first taste of the scrumptiousness that is aqua and orange. She recently re-launched her website, and it's filled with many more fabulous images filled with fabulous color. How stunning is the room with the peacock palette?! I'm especially loving the chair upholstered in Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon! Lets see it again, it is that great. ;)

Monday, September 13, 2010

My 30th Birthday Giveaway!

So many stripes, so little time! This lovely living room filled from the October issue of Homes and Gardens was photographed by Tom Leighton and styled by Katrin Cargill. I would have thought this many stripes going that many ways would be crazy, but the subtle palette makes it work in a harmonious way. I love it!

Now on to other important matters. In ten short days I'll be turning 30! Yikes! I thought a fun thing to do would be to go shopping for you guys, some of my favorite people. We have so much in common, it was really actually very easy (and super fun) to put together this uber-fabulous giveaway. Depending on how you count, there's 30+ turquoisey items here people. (!!!) Let's see what the lucky winner will receive!

Mistral South Seas French Shea Butter Soap: I've been wanting this soap forever. I seriously want to keep it it smells sooooo good. And it has great reviews. But you get to love it first.

A Guide to Elegance: I own this book. It's so cute and filled with great tips.

Naiad French Vanilla Natural Lip Balm: Something else I almost kept...yummy!

Martha Stewart Basket Weave Aqua-Striped Kitchen Towels: I love Martha's stuff. These towels are great...absorbent and totally cute. You'll get 3.

Francesca's Collections Bracelet: Soooo sparkly, it will look adorable with any outfit.

Calypso Basics Utensil Set: I got these for Christmas last year, LOVE them. I use them all the time and they still look brand new. Here's your very own set!

Revlon Nail Enamel in Minted and cute little bag my step-mom made, just for you guys. I'm normally a pink/red nail polish wearer, but I do wear this color and I love it. And this bag is super cute, fab print and colors! (She's opening an Etsy shop soon, you'll love that too.)

Sweet Pea Bobby Pin Trio in Tranquility: So stink'n cute, I almost took one off just for me.

Iconoclasps: These little paperclips made me laugh. They make great bookmarks too.

Tie-Dye Journal: I saw this at Anthropologie, the colors are amazing.

Teal Purple Olive Mums Handmade Cards: Handmade and gorgeous...the colors are so beautiful. You'll get all five (unless I steal one).

Stuff Every Woman Should Know: Lots of good info in this cute little hardcover book.

And lastly, Martha Stewart Measuring Cups and Spoons: We can't NOT have these, right??


GIVEAWAY RULESSo here's the scoop on how to win the turquoise jack-pot:
-Head over to my other website, Decor By Color and visit my shopping blogs. Then come back to the comments here and tell us about some fun products you found. Don't forget if you are commenting anonymously, please leave your contact info!

-For another entry, write about Decor By Color on your own blog, then come back here and paste the link to your post in a separate comment.

-I'll randomly select one winner on my birthday, Sept 23rd!

(Winner selected through Open to US residents only.)


(This giveaway is now closed!)
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