May 31, 2012

Sleepy Pie

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Spots on Stripes

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May 30, 2012

Beige ... the Right Way

I spent seven LOOONG days in the hospital last week bringing my gorgeous and super sweet baby girl into the world. Both the labor room (where I waited in frustration and pain for three days) and the recovery room (where I smiled and stared and hugged and kissed my little Lucy for four days) were completely beige, and not in that luxurious, understated chic way, but in the most offensively boring way possible.

In an effort to not dislike the neutral tone for the rest of my life, here are two truly beautiful beige rooms

Living Room


and some beige treasures from around the web.
For Home:

Jullian Beige Shag Rug (5'3 x 7'7)Ashton HeadboardNorthpoint Cuddly Regal Microsherpa ThrowPremier Prints Beige and Cream Striped Pillow Cover- 18x18 inches- Hidden Zipper Closure

To Wear:

Future Paradise Combo PulloverFish Hook Bracelet Beige BACKORDERED UNTIL JUNE 20th
Suede MacAlister boots

And next time you are at National Harbor, be sure to check out the fabulous home decor and clothing at Coco Blanco, where the beautifully neutral curated collection never fails to inspire me.
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May 29, 2012

From Outfit to Entryway

When it was on, I LOVED super funny, super creative decorator, Thom Filicia's show, Dress My Nest.

The premise was that an interior design challenged person would present Thom with his/her favorite outfit and Thom would redo a room or sometimes an entire apartment inspired by that outfit and always managed to make a fun and extremely stylish space that expressed the personal style of the person who lived there.

In keeping with that idea, I've taken a stab at interpreting this adorable summer outfit and creating an entryway inspired by the look.

Navy and Yellow and White

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May 28, 2012

I Love Lucy!

Lucy May Holliday
May 23, 2012, 12:34 am
Washington, DC
8 lbs 14 oz
Unbelievably sweet and cuddly!
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May 25, 2012

A Little Something Spicy

Here's a spicy Thai dinner that anyone can make at home in minutes...

Beef Rice Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chop a steak into bite size pieces

Chop 1/4 of a white onion into strips

Chop 2 Carrots into slivers

Heat Sesame Oil in medium pan over high heat

When the oil begins to sizzle add steak, onion and carrots to the pan

Throw in a heaping handful of peanuts

Bring salted water to a boil and add rice noodles

When the rice noodles are cooked, drain and return to bowl

Stir in Spicy Peanut Sauce (I like this kind best)

Add steak, carrots, onions and peanuts to the noodles 

Place onto serving dishes

Top with fresh cilantro and sesame seeds

Finish up with a Fortune Cookie

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May 24, 2012

Angel Pup

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May 23, 2012

Ice Cream, You Scream!

Ice Cream Truck

It's getting more summery by the day. Here are few fun and cute outfits inspired by my favorite summer ice cream treats. And the best part... each look costs under $200!

Neopolitan Ice Cream Sandwich:

Layered Eyelet Blouse
Brown Beaded Necklace

Pink Jeans $40 / Eyelet Top $78 / Ballet Flats $36 / Necklace $32 

Orange Creamsicle

Belted silk-charmeuse dress by BCBGMAXAZRIALady waist <em>wide</em> elastic fashion <em>belt</em> features diamond flower ...Gold Earrings Fire Opal Orange Earrings Cubic ZirconiaOrange Multi Faux Silk Fabric Upper Ruffle Open Toes Pumps

Ice Cream Cone

image of The Spanish Steps Top

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May 22, 2012

Blue Heaven

Blue Bedroom

Here are three mood boards for a chic and funny friend who is redocorating her bedroom. She selected a lovely wedgewood blue paint for the walls and has a dark brown bed frame in her light filled bedroom. As for the rest of the room... anything goes!

1. Crisp and Classic 

The Palette: Wedgewood Blue, Navy and White with Silver Accents

Wall Decor

A selection of Wall Medallions like these painted white and  hung over the bed

Get them here: 


Blue and White Silk Scarves in White Frames

RIBBA Frame IKEA Shadow box frame. The image can sit against glass or be recessed. The mat enhances the picture and makes framing easy.Vintage Schiaparelli Designer Silk Rayon Scarf  Navy Blue White Polka Dots Glentex Exquisite Beauty and Condition on EtsyBrilliant Blue 70s Nasharr Freres Scarf 21 inch Square WhiteRockabilly Fashion Large Vintage Geometric Swirl Scarf  In Dark Blue & White1970s Shades of Blue and White Polka Dot Square Water Repellant Vintage Scarf

Decorator Border DrapeTassel SheerCalypso Cotton Jersey White Shag Round RugThrow Pillow Ikat Blue & White 18" x 18" w/InsertThrow Pillow Ikat Blue 18" x 18" w/ Insert

HEMNES 8-drawer dresser IKEA Adapted for GARNITYR box set of 7 - keeps cabinets and drawers organized.AnthroMorgan Arm Chair

Lighting and Mirrors
Metal Glass Table Lamps With Silver Shade 20

2. Bright and Bold 

The Palette: Wedgewood Blue, Sunny Yellow, Royal Blue and Citrus Orange

Wall Decor

8" x 10" blue ink illustration print, street fashion styleWhite Ming Chinoiserie Ginger Jar on Yellow Chinese Lattice 11x14 GicleeLINOCUT PRINT - Orange letterpress poster - citrus fruit 8x10

3. Sophisticated and Feminine 

The Palette: Wedgewood Blue, Ballet Pink, Lavender and some Sparkle

Possini Euro Silver and Crystal 14" High Wall SconcePossini Euro White Marble Base Arc Floor LampSimplicity Leaner Mirror

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