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Happy Thanksgiving, newsworthy, client happenings and black Friday possibilities!

I've got a lot to get to but first --- Happy Thanksgiving!

I need to get off this computer and start brining my turkey asap. If your hosting you may want to check out my post on how to set a simple holiday table -- here!



Just found out the Philadelphia Inquirer is going to interview one of my all-time favorite client's for it's Sunday Haven home section. Very exciting!
 
Here's the kitchen the Inquirer will be writing about:) You can read more about this project here and here or wait for the article!
 
 
 
 Here's what I've been up to this past week (according to my iphone anyway)

Checked on the progress of a total reno for a fun, fabulous and young family... here are some pics

LOVE this gorgeous window


paint color is nimbus Benjamin Moore


Some of their beautiful lighting was installed all from Visual Comfort.

This is probably my favorite lantern of all time --- I use it a lot -- I just can't help myself:)


I've also used it here about a year ago

 you can see more of this room HERE

The lantern below was chosen for it's versatility.

We're going to start with it hanging semi-flush to the ceiling but eventually we're placing a large circular entry table in the space and we'll lower the lantern to give it a more formal appearance.



Like this



Another one of my favorite sconces. I love it's simplicity and modern lines.


Here's the kitchen in progress


And their new modern master bath
 
On another note...

We installed these classic yet beautiful navy curtains in a family room I've been working on...


We also added a gorgeous navy textured wallpaper in this home.
 
Thibaut
 

F. Schumacher
 
More pictures to come later as these spaces develop!!

Or if you want more... check out my feed on  Instagram. So much more going on over there!

 And last but not least I wanted to share some items I've been wearing and loving... possibilities for some black Friday shopping!!
 

This fur vest

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I layer this over a black turtleneck...

525 America
Here

These leather leggings ON SALE!!!
Theory

And the most most FAB, WARM (yes, warm) coat

JCREW
Here

That's all for now!
Thanks for reading!! xoxo
 

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
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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!!

Maxed out!

Have you ever struggled with how to begin the design process? Why not start by thinking "out of the box".
 
 Instead of fretting over the perfect color to paint your walls..
 
Why not
Paint your trim not your walls?
 
 
Frame your scarf, not wear it.
 
 
 
Include every color of the rainbow in your design scheme.
You'll never have to say "will this match?"
 
 
Paper your shelves, not your walls
 
 
 
Paint a gi-normous canvas one bold color and design around it
 
all images above via pinterest
 
Ask yourself, why not?
 
Onto some fashion ...
I'm still loving the maxi for summer --here's a few on my list.




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Nieman Marcus
Allice & Trixie
Nieman Marcus
T Bags (I don't like the name of this company, by the way, do you?)
Old Navy

Calypso St. Barth on sale now!

 
Nieman Marcus
Susana Monaco

 

Casual or dressy... who cares? I'll take them all.

Fan of the maxi? yes, no? Weigh in please!!

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