27 December 2014

Winter White

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!

This photo by Tim Walker for Vogue, inspired by a photo by Cecil Beaton for the magazine featuring Charles James gowns in 1948, seems so magical and wintry, to me. Perfect inspiration for New Year's Eve, if you are feeling fancy.

{photo by Tim Walker for Vogue May 2014 via this is glamorous}

24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! May you be surrounded by love and sparkle this holiday season.

Here are some images which have inspired my holiday decorations and such this year. It's so fun to be playing Santa for the first time this year, for our little Levi. He might not know who Santa is yet, but I'm sure he will love opening his presents!

I'm so looking forward to Christmas morning.

{image sources: 1, 2 & 3 unknown, 4, 5 unknown, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 unknown, 12, 13}

09 December 2014

Modern Glamour

You all know I love a little glamour. Just as accessories make an outfit, such as a gorgeous statement necklace adding the perfect touch to a dress, beautiful decorative accents, unique artworks, and statement-making furniture can make a room. 

Furniture company Modani challenged me to reflect my fashion style in a living room. When I looked through my favourite fashion images and my favourite living rooms, I realized that I love seeing a touch of glamour in both. 

I'm envisioning a beautiful living room using some of my favourite colours, blue, pink, lilac, grey, white, chocolate, and gold, with a few modern furniture pieces, a handful of glamorous accessories, great lighting, bold patterned textiles, some warm wooden elements, and eye-catching artwork. This is the kind of lounge room I would love to spend busy family days in, and then wind down in the evenings with a nice glass of wine, amid candlelight. 

Do you like a little modern glamour in your living room? What stylish decor accents do you love?

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07 November 2014

Room Love | Sun Rooms

Since the temperatures are starting to rise, as summer approaches, here in Australia, I'm remembering favourite summery places, and daydreaming about recreating them somehow. 

I would love to have a sun room or screened-in porch, where I could idle away a few hours, feeling a warm breeze coming through the windows, as I read a deliciously engrossing novel. Sun rooms and screened-in porches are so wonderful for enjoying warm weather, and even for cooler weather, like autumn and spring. Our winters are very mild, so we could even use such a room then. It would be the very hot days of summer when we would steer clear of sun rooms, preferring, instead, to be tucked away in the comfort of air-conditioning.

For my dream sun room, I'm picturing gorgeous rugs on a wooden floor, big windows with bamboo roller blinds, lots of green plants and ivy, Moroccan tables and lanterns, wicker furniture, and some big cozy sofas with artfully mismatched cushions to lean against, and a big antique birdcage, just to look at (I'm a cat person, not a bird lover). Throw in a record player , candlelight, and some wine, and you've got a very relaxing evening going on.

Yes, that sounds very good right now....

{image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13}