Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for the Interior Design Lover

Life should be chic, glamorous and colorful- and so should your home.- Jonathan Adler
By now, the holiday shopping crunch is officially on and if you haven't started your shopping yet there's no need to panic.  The last day for most major online retailers for shipping in time for Christmas is Tuesday, December 18.  So that gives you two solid days of browsing and shopping.  If you have an interior design lover in your life, I've assembled a gift guide of...
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Sporty Chic Tartan

Tartan has been so popular this fall that it's becoming nearly impossible to find any left in stores- much to my frustration.  I really wanted a pair of slim tartan pants from J.Crew but they're all gone- so sad I know.  Luckily, I found a substitute pair while desperately browsing the inter-webs.  They’re by Tommy Hilfiger and I think they're just as cute as the J.Crew pair. I love the idea of taking a traditional tartan pant and dressing it down by adding...
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Holiday Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

At Christmas, all roads lead home.- Marjorie Holmes

Since we've moved to a smaller space, my mom and I have had to get creative with our Christmas decor.  This is the first year that we haven't put up a large tree and instead went with a tabletop one.  We have a new puppy, Gigi, and she is into everything so we thought it would be best to have the tree off of the floor.  I'll have to admit that at...

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Leopard-Print Coats Under $200

My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.- Jackie Collins
From reading this blog, I guess it's obvious that I love anything leopard print- (I think I could have a room covered in leopard!). And fortunately, this season, leopard print faux fur coats are making a comeback.  They are chic and easy to wear and look great with everything from jeans to leggings. I love the idea of pairing one with these pants  and a super glam sneaker with metallic...
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Skin that Glows

Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.
It's no secret that my mom and I are obsessed with skincare.  My grandmother, Dorothy, had incredibly youthful looking skin all her life and she taught my mom to always make skincare a priority.  Good skincare is so important.  Without it, you will never be able to achieve a flawless look. Over the years, my mom has tried many different products but I think she has finally honed her routine and has some tried-and-true favorites...
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Green Monday Cyber Sales

It's an add to cart kinda day.
Green Monday is officially here!  Since today is the last day of cyber sales, around the web, I thought it would be fun to share some of my top sale picks from J.Crew.  They are having an amazing 50% off sale when you use the code MONDAY. There are some incredibly chic finds at fantastic prices.  And if you're still shopping for something to wear to that holiday party, J.Crew won't disappoint!  Now is...
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Holiday Romance from Bobbi Brown

The secret to beauty is simple- be who you are.- Bobbi Brown
I've long been a fan of all things Bobbi Brown.  Her makeup looks are fresh and pretty and leave you with a gorgeous glow.  And her brand of beauty is understated and never makes you look like you tried too hard.  With the holiday season here, I thought it would be fun to share a how-to for Bobbi's Holiday Romance look. Read more

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Shopping is the best medicine.- author unknown
I can't believe Christmas time is already here.  It literally seems like last Christmas was just yesterday.  I guess that's what happens when you get older. Everyone says time flies but I never actually realized it until recently.  Another horrifying side effect of growing older: you start to call teenagers 'young people'.  Anyways, with the season upon us now is the time to start shopping. Everything in our first gift guide is under $100 and...
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Interior Trend: Dark Green Walls

If you love something it will work. That's the only real rule.- Bunny Williams
I know I may be a bit late to the party but lately I've been seeing what a hot trend dark green walls are in interiors.  Make no mistake, this is not the hunter green from the late 1980s to early 1990s that was so popular.  Does the kitchen from Home Alone bring back any flashbacks? This time the hues are darker and richer and they lend...
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Gallery Walls

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.- Thomas Merton

One of my favorite elements of interior design is selecting art.  Every room needs a piece that makes a statement and ties everything together.  I particularly love gallery walls that are hung floor to ceiling with art.

I really don't think there are any rules that you need to follow when it...

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