Jun 13, 2022

Monday Moment of High LIGHT

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start. I’ve been working on a project that is taking mountains of my time to complete… hence my lack  of time to blog BUT I  wanted to check in and give you a “Moment of Monday  Motivation” in case you need a little reminder of how wonderful you truly are…

 Monday Moment (and a  gentle reminder) of Motivation!

Today,  I’d also like to share a Delightful Dose of Decorating! I hope it will LIGHT UP your day and bring you some inspiration to consider adding a bit more sparkle into your life.  Full disclosure, I’ve always been a major fan of chandeliers and firmly believe that a well appointed chandelier can be hung in ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE. Yes, any room! What can I say-I’m a girl who loves a little or a lot of bling and if done tastefully- can add a glorious and glamorous touch to any space.

Image Courtesy of Pinterest Entrance Chandelier courtesy of Shades of Light (On Sale) Click on image to go directly to item on site.

Image courtesy of The Private Label.com

I hope you enjoy today’s offering and if you’re thinking of updating any room in your home-it can be achieved in a jiff simply by hanging some sparkle…  aka chandelier(s).” Enjoy!

Here ae a few fabulous Lighting resources to peruse:

Shades of  Light.com  

RayPom.com

ZGallerie.com

Lampsplus.com/chandeliers/

 

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Apr 29, 2022

House Tour…Carmel by the Sea

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Happy Friday. 

*Today’s post is an homage to the late great Betty White who passed in November  2021 ( just weeks before her 100th birthday). I think we can all agree, that Betty lived an amazing life.  Not one to ever boost of all her accomplishments, she left behind a legacy that I believe will go on the history books as on of the most admired and loved actresses of our time.

One of the many homes that Betty White shared with husband Allen Ludden  was located in Carmel California. A few days ago,  the home was put on the market for sale. I was so dazzled by how lovely this entire home was that I couldn’t help but share it with all of you my lovely readers. Enjoy!

Carmel by the Sea

 

 

*Just in…The home has been Sold for 3 Million over asking price.

Images courtesy of www.sfgate.com

 

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Mar 2, 2022

National Book Day…Hurray!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Today is National Book Day and I for one cannot say enough about my LOVE of books. My home is filled with books-Fiction, Non fiction, Bios, and oodles of coffee table books. Recently, I posted  a blog about my latest read, so today I thought I’d share another layer of Book Love and feature some of my favorite coffee table books:

DVF and everything about the classic wrap!

Seriously… a fashion mainstay!

Need I say more..Chanel & Tom Ford

Love all things illustrated by Author Megan Hess!

A gorgeous retrospective of American Fashion

The most beautiful trio of images in Bloom

Books by my bedside because one can NEVER get enough fashion!

Love this beautiful book of the greatest Hollywood Musicals

One word….LOVE!

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Nov 18, 2021

3 Quick Tips for setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Thanksgiving Day is exactly one week away and I am here to say…it is none to soon to set your Thanksgiving table. I have a few tried and true tips to help you set a table that is pretty and picture perfect with very little effort.

#1. The Centerpiece 

  1. FLOWERS are always the perfect centerpiece! Purchase a day or two early and they will be in full bloom by Thanksgiving.
  2. Pumpkins are marked down everywhere and you can also perch pumpkins anywhere and everywhere on your table or around your serving area.
  3. Candles and more candles area great addition to any table, not to mention they add a beautiful glow.
  4. Autumnal Leaves and branches. If your out of time or on a tight budget your centerpiece is right outside your front door. Gather leaves and branches and use as your holiday decor (Tip: You may want to wipe leaves with a wet paper towel and let air dry before placing on your table).

 

#2. Napkins/ Placemats /Table coverings

Napkins and placemats are always a wonderful addition to your table. If you lack a large enough table covering, use a bed sheet as a table cloth and no one will be the wiser.(One year I used a leopard print Ralph Lauren Bed sheet as my tablecloth and many of my guests commented on how fabulous the table looked. Little did they know that THE FABULOUS TABLECLOTH was a bedsheet.   After dinner, simply spot treat for any spills and put in the washer.

Side Note: It’s the time to use the good china-you know the plates we always keep in storage, and don’t be afraid to mix and match your plate patterns.

#2 Personalize your place settings 

  1. It’s easy and affordable to personalize your place settings with the help of your printer  or simply hand writing each persons name.

 

Also consider using ribbon to make a simple place setting look special.

 

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Nov 1, 2021

Game ON! The Holidays are Upon Us!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Well Hello November!

Now that Halloween is behind us, I am here to say that :The holidays are officially ON! Truth be told, the holidays started wayyyy before now (I spotted  Xmas trees SET UP in stores as early as September)  but thought best to wait untill after Halloween to start the Holiday hooplah!

Before I delve into a post on Holiday Decor, I do want to share a major “quick tip” as the holidays move ahead:  I highly recommend  for everyone of you my lovely readers to: Plan ahead. Purchase presents, baking supplies and anything you may need for the upcoming holidays in advance. Case in point: Last week I needed a can of pumpkin puree and it took me 4 days to finally find some pumpkin perched on store shelves. We all have the 411 on shipments being delayed everywhere as of late, so just a gentle reminder- that if ever that was a time to buy something/anything in advance and not wait till the last minute…this is it!

Today, I’m featuring some beautiful pictures from The Pottery Barn Christmas look book, which I received months ago. The images are so beauuutiful and I hope it will get you inspired for the season ahead. Enjoy!

All images courtesy of Pottery Barn.

https://www.potterybarn.com/pages/lookbook/holiday-2021/?cm_type=gnav

 

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Oct 29, 2021

Halloween is Baaaaack!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor Uncategorized

I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a spooktacular Halloween.

After a year of waiting for this holiday to happen (as last year it was pretty much CANCELLED) people seem to be over the Moon and ready to celebrate! I couldn’t help but notice many of my neighbors going all out to get  everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Below is just a small sample of what I see on my evening walks. I am so lucky to live near some pretty amazing and creative neighbors.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

Halloween in LA

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Apr 15, 2021

Wonderful Wallpaper-is making a Comeback!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Did you get the MEMO???

Image courtesy of Domino.com

Similar to the way of denim that’s making a major return to the fashion forefront.. WALLPAPER is staging a BIG comeback in home goods. Who knew?? As of now- we both do.

Seems that wonderful wallpaper is BACK  in high demand. Being a  girl that gravitates to a more monochromatic palette when it comes to decor, I can appreciate a POP of wallpaper that is perfectly placed to make some major impact.

Should you need a little inspiration to wallpaper UP… here are a few suggestions with links for where to purchase. When links are not available I have shown images as a suggestion for Decor possibilities.

Scalamandre Zebras Wallpaper Available @ Lynn Chalk.com

Schumacher Queen of Spain Wallpaper

Leftover wallpaper makes a lovely lining for your drawers.

Wallpaper to back closet wall shelving. Resource unavailable but you can use any pattern and it will bring impact.

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Mar 30, 2021

POP of Pink

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

 

I got to thinking (mmmmmm), it’s almost Easter,  and Easter gets me to thinking about spring which leads to ponder  the plethora of spring colors -which usually lands me thinking about one color in particular…I can’t help but  I THINK IN PINK! (Andee Parker are you with me on this?!-Andee is one of my dearest friends and a fashion maven in her own right-truth be told a lover of pink as well…hence the reference).

Image courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Pink is a preferred hue in my galaxy and I am here to proclaim that a pop of pink can really spruce up your Decor. It can be any hue of  light pink, powder pink, bright pink, neon pink…whatever your prefer…as long as it’s pink. Need a little clarification or possible examples on how pink can perk up a space…here you go! 

I love Pink. Yes, you heard me… Pink is a preferred hue in my galaxy and I am here to proclaim that a pop of pink can really spruce up your Decor. It can be any hue of  light pink, powder pink, bright pink, neon pink…whatever your prefer…as long as it’s pink. Need a little clarification or possible examples on how pink can perk up a space…here you go! 

 

Image courtesy of palmtreesandlemonade.com

Image Courtesy of House & Garden

 

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Mar 25, 2021

Let’s Dish!!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

“Let’s dish” about pretty plates for Easter. I’ve been sourcing two of my favorite sites (Williams & Sonoma & Ballard Designs) to find the most lovely plates  and bunny inspired accessories to dress your table for the upcoming Easter holiday or perhaps a Spring setting. I’ve attached links to each image and hope you find something on the blog that inspires you to spruce up your table or perhaps even put a little “Spring in your step.”

Williams Sonoma Setting using Bunny Famille Salad plates

Bunny Famille rose mixed Salad plates @Williams Sonoma ($14.95-$59.95)

Bunny Famille Rose boxed Appetizer plates set of 4@Williams Sonoma)

 

Damask Bunny Dinnerware Collection @ William Sonoma ($49.95 -$69.95)

Moss Bunny @ Ballard Design ($15.00-$29.00)

Bunny Sculpture on Stand @ Ballard Design (35.00-$39.00)

Chinoiserie Bunny Figure @Ballard Design $5.00-$35.00

Tulip Egg Salt & Pepper Set @ Ballard Design $79.00

 

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Mar 24, 2021

Chairs in Pairs

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Hump Day! YAY! If you’re in need of a little respite well then may I suggest you take a seat and enjoy a peak at some pretty and might I add hedging on whimsical  Chairs in Pairs. Yes, it took me a nanosecond to think of the title BUT I am here to tell you that there is no better way to spruce up your home and add a POP of style then a pretty pairing of chairs.  Enjoy!

* I have attached a link with each item when it was available. 

Mozart Carolyn Quartermaine -via Flickr

Verandahouseblogspot.com

Image courtesy of Carolinagirl.com

Image Courtesy of MyVIbrantLife.com *Link currently unavailable

Image Courtesy of Onekingslane.com

Chair Whimsy via Etsy.com

Luella June.com

Paris Nights and New York lights tumblr

Image courtesy of House of Fifty Summers

Mydomaine.com

 

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