I love a great chair A well designed chair not only serves your seating purpose(s) but adds style to any room. Take a look at this lovely chair available at Design Network.com and how it adds some serious fashion flair to any room.
I came across these two chairs via Pinterest that are clearly Chanel inspired. What better way to start off the New Year than with some fabulously fashionable seating. Pull up a seat and enjoy.
I don’t know about you BUT I’ve never been one to embrace going out for New Year’s Eve and by “out” I mean to a restaurant or some fancy schmancy place that EVERYTHING will be overpriced, crowded and loud. Not really the way I want to bring in the New Year. Instead I prefer staying in with my closest of friends bringing in the New Year with great food, wonderful conversation and should there be some music all the better. If you’re like me and crave a little less commotion on this night of nights here are a few pics from the Whimsy Blogspot (their a fancy food and events blog aka great resource) to inspire you should you decide to stay in.
You know that saying “set it and forget it” well nothing applies better when it comes to party planning-it’s ALL in the prep and when we’re talking Xmas Party the first order of business is setting the table. There are so many ways to go when putting together a table presentation- be it elegant, seasonal or casual- the options are endless. Here are a few table setting from none other than the fabulously elegant and always perfect party designer Colin Cowie. Hope this give you so major table setting indpo.
What better way to start the work week than by taking a sneak peak into the office of fashion maven….. Rachel Zoe!
Isn’t it amazing how the web works. You THINK you may be shopping for some lovely home goods on the internet or merely perusing to see if you can pick up an item to refresh a room and just like that you clickty click click upon a site like One Kings Lane .com( better know for their curated collections for sale by a wide assortment of designers, decorators and notable tastemakers and before you can hit the purchase icon you are not only dazzled by their offering but actually learn something about the person aka tastemaker they are featuring at the moment. Today I did just that and came upon this beautiful collection curated by designer Tara Shaw. Tara, a Louisiana designer with European flair reassures us that antiques need not be stuffy and untouchable but easy to live with! Her gorgeous and grand home is filled with amazing antiques all set in a neutral tone and the end result is cozy, comfortable and collector worthy. To view the entire curated collection. Click onto the first image and be taken directly to the offerings on One Kings Lane.com Enjoy!
Monday mornings can be a bit overwhelming. After a weekend away from your daily “desk duties” (aka massive amounts of emails, texts, and paperwork) you want to be ready to jump back in at warp speed as you begin your work week… (At least that’s the objective-right? Right)! To aid in making your mornings as pain free as possible and maybe even put a little skip in your step as you rejoin your desktop might I suggest a few tips to make your day a bit more productive and your space pleasantly “workable.”
1. Keep your work space organized. Simply put: “Items filed brings smiles.” Not only will you have a sense of control over your surroundings but lack of clutter brings CALMMMMM and when it comes to work don’t we all want to be a Zen Master! There are so many pretty products on the market for storage and the general rule of thumb is if you don’t use/need it on a daily basis STORE IT! (i.e.-you know all those memos, bills, and notices from 2015-put them in their proper files now and keep that space on your desk for items you need to deal with in the next month). You’ll be thanking me for weeks to come!
2. When it comes to your desk-ALWAYS and I do mean always put a little something in your view that brings you pleasure. Perhaps a small vase of flowers, a pretty memento , a favorite candle, a framed photo…whatever brings you a moment of joy just by looking at it.
3. Your desk doesn’t have to be expensive -just workable BUT your chair MUST be comfortable. No leeway on this one. When you’re sitting for hours on end make sure you do get up on the hour even if only for a few minutes to stretch not to mention it’s good for circulation and resting your eyes. Fun Fact:If at all possible see if you can work standing up-you will not only be more productive but burn more calories. Who Knew!