Friday, February 19, 2016

Coffee table decor

I talk about fashion so much now that some of you may have forgotten (or not even know) that my background is originally in interior design!  Today I'm partnering with Chairish to show you my coffee table essentials!

Now, I'd be lying if I said I am a person who has a perfectly arranged coffee table 100% of the time... I'm more the person that has a giant box of tissues (damn allergies) and a thousand to-do lists (#truth) but in a perfect world, my coffee table would consist of a few special items that I love to look at all the time.

I personally love very simple coffee tables and I especially love Danish Modern furniture so I've selected this table from the variety of vintage pieces that Chairish offers.  I love the clean lines and I love that it doesn't have extra shelves.  I know some people love having an extra shelf, or drawers in a coffee table... I personally don't because it's just more space that can be easily cluttered (if there's a place to put extra stuff, trust me, I'll find something to put there!)  I've listed my favorite coffee table items below, and as always you can click the thumbnails to shop!

Coffee table decor

  • Coffee table books- Choose books that inspire you.  This could be fashion, travel, beautiful homes, nature... it really doesn't matter, but they should be pretty and something that you can look at for inspiration, and/or something that guests in your home would love to look at.  Yes, these are mostly for decor and will probably just be stacked, but make sure the subject matter is something important to you.  
  • A fun decorative object- I love this spiky sphere (or whatever you want to call it). Stack your coffee table books and place a single object on top.  I love gold accents and think this sphere is just fun!
  • Do you collect any objects?  Consider putting a piece of your collection on the table.  It can make a great conversation starter and guests will probably notice it and ask where you got it.  It's really great if it's an object you've picked up in travels because it will always remind you of your trip when you see it.  I personally collect elephants and each one has some sort of story behind it.  I like this glass elephant because it won't take up as much space visually since you can see through it.
  • Glass vase with flowers- I LOVE having fresh flowers in my house.  Living plants give your home life!  Again, I love having a clear vase so it doesn't visually take up as much space, and it can work with any type of flowers and be used year-round.  I love this Kate Spade vase because it adds touches of gold.  Sometimes I suffer through my allergies just to look at pretty flowers, but if you're allergic like me and don't want to deal with the extra sneezing, consider an arrangement of succulents!  They are so easy to take care of, last much longer than flowers and won't irritate you.
  • Candles- I go through candles like whoa!  I love having a candle burning anytime I'm home.  I usually go with affordable soy candles but if you only light a candle once in awhile (like when you have company), consider investing in a really pretty, fancy candle.  
  • A decorative tray- Grouping items on a tray can make your whole table look much more put together.  It can also make it easier and faster if you need to remove the items... like if you need to use the entire table for food or cocktails because you're entertaining.  Group items in odd numbers because it is more appealing to the eye.  I love mirrored trays.
I love investing in quality furniture pieces and then mixing and matching the decor.  
It's fun to pick up home accessories as I travel and grouping those sentimental items with trendier accessories.  Be sure to check out Chairish for a huge selection of vintage pieces!!  They have everything from furniture to lighting to accessories and the best part is, you're getting unique items that not everyone has!


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Happy Friday y'all!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Floral & blush

I am SO in love with this dress!!  It would be perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion this spring!  Make the dress really stand out by pairing it with soft neutrals and blush tones.  Shop the items below!  Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!
Floral & blush

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

baby talk

Lately I've had babies on the brain.  I've been attending baby showers, gender reveals and seeing announcements from friends expecting, it seems like constantly! (in a good way!)  It's a super exciting time and it's hard not to get caught up in all of the cutsie baby stuff!  I'm not going to lie, I tend to look at baby stuff when I go to places like Walmart and Target as I'm running my usual errands and I get really excited when I actually get to go pick out a gift.

I recently attended a baby shower and purchased a gift off of the registry, but wanted to personalize it in some way.  Since I've been trying to return to my artsy roots, I decided to draw a very simple picture that coordinated with the gift I was giving.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day guides: classic, sassy, and sporty

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is less than a week away??  Whether you're looking for something for yourself or a gift for a lady in your life, I have great ideas for you!  Today I'm finishing out my Valentine's Day Guides with the Classic Girl, the Sassy Girl and the Sporty Girl!

Valentine's Guide for the Classic girl
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