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Things I'm all about this week...

Faux de Gournay wallpaper...
 
I can't tell you how many clients and friends have inquired about this exquisite wallpaper.








 
Sadly, the paper can cost around $1,000 per panel.... until now! Check out my friend Andrea's blog the The Glam Pad to see how you can achieve this look without the hefty price tag.  She's found a source for a look alike de Gournay paper... and bonus!! Andrea is participating in the One Room Challenge so follow along as  she decorates her powder room with this gorg wallpaper!

Here's Andrea's version



Soooooo pretty!!
 
Okay onto keeping it a little more realz....
 
Crypton Fabrics

 
 
Crypton fabrics (which have been around for a long time) are now exploding onto the scene (well at least on my scene). I have been decorating a lot of homes with large messy puppies and young, sports-playing, finger-painting, fun and fabulous kids.
 
You can not destroy this fabric people!!! Want to re-upholster an outdated piece of furniture but afraid your kids will trash it the next day? Go on ...give this fabric a chance you will not be disappointed:) 
 
 
Speaking of outdated furniture ....
 
The Centsational Girl wrote this article on how to get the best results when spray painting furniture. I totally trust this chick... she's painted a lot furniture in her time!
 
 
 
 
Fall Coats
 
UGGGGGHHHHH... I never know what coat/sweater/jacket to wear at this time of year. I'm always cold but can't fathom sporting my winter coat even though I really really want to...
 
Here's a few of my solutions...
Joie


Zara
Zara
Jcrew - don't like how they styled this girl???


If I can't be a vegan at least my jacket can be...

Vegan leather jacket
Piperlime


More winter than fall but I thought this was fun.

Gap
 
Thoughts? Suggestions? I'm open!
Thanks for reading xoxo!!

Full on double rainbow and a few obsessions!


This coffee table
Layla Grace


This Cuff

 Shop Suey



 This Joie Dress

It has a great, comfy fit.
Love it in coral but need it in navy!
 
 These Easy Breezy Sandals in Nude. Obsessed.

Tory Burch
 
This Headboard



With this bedding

Both From Biscuit Bedding
 
This T-shirt
Because I am.

here
 

This Artist

 
I love her abstracts. Liza is an amazingly talented and accomplished artist. And ...

remember this post on what to place on those big empty wall spaces? Well, I found just the thing.
 

Casablanca
40 x 30

This piece would look AMAZING paired with that emerald green coffee table, right?
Paradise
24 x 24
 
Pocket Full of Posies
24 x 30

Can't decide on which one because I love them all!

 
 You need to check out Liza's facebook page here and contact her directly for pricing and commissioned pieces!!
 
TOTALLY RANDOM....

 This has absolutely zero to do with design but I was dropping my son off at soccer practice and captured none other than the elusive double rainbow.

Fur realz.


Full on, intense double rainbow
Chesterbrook, PA at Wilson Park
But do yourself a solid and PLEASE watch this youtube video on this double rainbow experience.
 
You will cry laughing.
If you've already seen it watch it again it will instantly lift your mood!
 
And warning ... you'll want to have whatever he's having;)


What? You didn't watch? c'mon you will not regret it!
If your on your phone go here...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

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20+ essentials for your next outdoor party!

 
So your throwing a party!




images above via pinterest

No?
 
Well, you may think twice after I show you all the fun and  fabulous indoor/outdoor stuff available!

Get comfortable, sit back and relax with these
outdoor pillows


Frontgate



Schumacher here


Pottery Barn

Crate and Barrel


Etsy


Frontgate

Got a chill?
No sweat, I've got an outdoor throw made with 100% acrylic Sunbrella chenille fabric
 
Frontgate
Still Cold?
Well grab yourself a bag of marshmallows and settle in here
 
Restoration Hardware
 
 Buggin' out? 
No fear mosquito repellent is here. So, stop slapping yourself silly.
Frontgate

 
Lanterns and candles so you can light it up!
 
Restoration Hardware


Restoration Hardware


 
Take a seat...
These would be fun and stylish for extra seating



Amazon



Pour yourself a glass
 
Govino wine glasses are shatterproof and reusable. Best of all, they have a place for your thumb if it gets tired.


amazon

Not a wine drinker? How about some Sangria amigo?

Pottery Barn
 
No? How about an ice cold pop of iced tea?
Frontgate
Don't forget to put your dancing shoes on
Indoor/Outdoor wireless speaker

Amazon
Outdoor chalk table cloth, anyone?
 
oil chalk tablecloth available here
Or this one perhaps? This would look gorg with a pop of hot pink flowers!


etsy
 

For an easy breezy atmosphere
Indoor/Outdoor Curtains

Pottery Barn

Outdoor floor lamp? Yep, got that too.

Ballard Designs

One last thought, instead of buying all this stuff just bring all your indoor stuff outside for the night. Just be sure to bring it back in before it rains!!

Now back to biz...
What ever will you wear?
Self-tanner of course


here
And how about these?


Milly for Banana Republic
 
 
joie
Devon Baer
 
 

zara
gap
old navy


Lilly Pulizer

Do you have any party secrets you'd like to share? What say you?

P.S. If you missed my outdoor furniture, planter and rug round up check it out here, here and here!
Have a GREAT time at your party! xoxo