Fall Inspiration: Styling Your Fireplace Mantle

Monday, October 13th, 2014

When I think of fall one thing that comes to mind is a cozy, wood-burning fireplace.  Nothing makes me want to stay inside and nestle under a warm blanket more than seeing a beautiful fireplace in use.  Not only are the upcoming months the perfect time to light up your own place for some added warmth, but it’s also the perfect time to style your fireplace mantle–after all, it will be the main focus of your space very soon!  Here are a few of my favorite cozy fireplaces and styled mantles.  You can tell I like the use of art and mirrors–I think those two things can make a big impact for your small niche.

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So, there’s a little inspiration for styling your fireplace! Whether you choose a simple and minimal way of styling or one that has lots of layers, most of you have items around the house that you could use to get the same look as in some of these pictures (get out those candlesticks, objects from your travels, your favorite framed piece of art).  Send me snap shots of your own styled fireplace mantles!  I’d love to see how you dress your space!

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Fall Shopping: Booties Under $200

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

October is here and the time has come for fall shoe shopping!  I’m on the look-out for casual boots that I can throw on with a sweater and a pair of leggings (my go-to attire), but that are also a good deal. I’ve gathered a small list of my favorite booties all under $200 and thought I would share in case anyone else out there is also on the hunt!  These are all my top picks from Nordstrom and none of these selections will break the bank!

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Hotel Interiors: The London Hotel in NYC and West Hollywood

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

It’s becoming that time of year when I get the urge to head to NYC.  I love the fall in the city and all that NYC has to offer from now into the Christmas/New Years holiday. There’s nothing like walking the streets of Manhattan in the crisp, cool fall weather. Since I’m thinking about when I can make this trek to visit the Big Apple, I’ve come across a hotel that has a wonderful interior and a great location. Located in Midtown Manhattan, this stylish hotel is in the heart of the city which is perfect for exploring. Let’s look at the amazing interiors of The London Hotel in NYC.

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Even the lobby is breathtaking.  This hotel also boasts a few Gordon Ramsey restaurants! Check out their website for more information on The London Hotel.  Maybe NYC is not on your list for the fall, but California is.  You’re in luck because there is a London Hotel located in West Hollywood.

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If you’re in either city and have the chance to stay at The London Hotel, let me know what you think! I would pick the hotel as my destination based on the beautiful interiors alone. Let’s face it, vacation is more enjoyable with exquisite surroundings!

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Home Tour: SJP’s NYC Townhouse

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker’s NYC townhouse in Greenwich Village was recently listed for sale.  I was very interested to see the interior of SJP’s home since she’s such a style icon.  The funny thing is, I LOVE how it is decorated and thought that it would be a little more over-the-top with glitz and glamour (don’t get me wrong I love me some glam), but it was nice to see this home decor very family-friendly and simple.  Take the tour and let me know if it’s what you imagined!

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All images are from Domain Home and you can see more of this home, here!  My favorite room has to be the master bathroom–even though this home boasts two Carrie-worthy walk-in closets! What rooms are your favorites?

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Get The Look: Fall Wardrobe Ideas

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Happy Monday!  Cooler temps will be here before we know it, and it will be time to start pulling out fall clothing items.  Here’s a look I’ve been wanting to add to my closet for this upcoming season, and where you can find similar items!   I love the color burgundy right now and think that it will complement all the black and white that I already have in my closet!

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