I’ve never been big on orange or yellow, so when it comes to an autumnal palette I’m one to embrace the evergreen shades that survive the season – darker greens and dusty shades of olive that can easily transition to colder temperatures. Last fall I set the table with green and purple, and this year I’m embracing the warmth of gold and the organic variation of marble veins as perfect companions to fall greens. These warmer shades of green can be used anywhere, from the color on the wall to velvet upholstery, as you’ll find in the interiors below. The first image is a perfect combination of the three elements – with a sophisticated twist that’s oh-so European! See all the interiors and shop the look with each image with some of my latest finds from At Home.
It’s hard to believe this stunning space is a kitchen. Dimore Studio brings quiet comfort to the space with a daybed in front of the brass-clad kitchen island, and hides storage with a large armoire. The striking green of a vintage Kartell pendant light pops against the more muted shades of green in the room, but provides a focal point above the marble Saarinen dining table. The folding screen behind the table brings a touch of chinoiserie to the mix, hence the Asian-inspired details of this emerald cabinet. Read More
I’m excited to bring you a giveaway with Furniture Maison, a Canadian furniture brand I introduced to the blog earlier this year. Their unique approach to the furniture business makes them stand out in the marketplace, and now you can have a chance to win a set of two of their Lilo dining chairs! These rattan chairs are one of my favorites in their collection, and they are easy to mix and mix into any style room. When they sent over these photos of the chairs, I loved how they worked with the vintage decor. They would also look great in a modern space, or mixed into a traditional setting for an eclectic look. The are sold in a set of two chairs for $245 in either black or natural, which includes shipping for U.S. and Canada. The winner of the giveaway can choose whether they’d like a set of two in one color or a mix of both. Click through to enter the giveaway below! Read More
The home of Spanish photographer Itziar Guzman is full of art – from the photographer herself, in the eclectic details in each room of the apartment, and even from her mother, the artist of the painting in the entryway above. The tiled floor in every room features a different pattern, providing graphic relief to the detailed 1940’s architecture of the flat. The mix of more traditional furnishings is the perfect contrast to Guzman’s ethereal, abstract photographs, which line many of the walls in the apartment, where she lives with her husband and children. Each room features a unique mix of styles, usually rooted in traditional furniture with contemporary accents, brough to the room through the artist’s photographs and smaller pieces like the sleek side tables in the living room. Click through to tour the rest of the artistic home.
Breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals of the day, and smoothies have become a regular part of my morning routine over the past couple of years. Packing in as many fruits and vegetables to kick-start my morning is one of the best ways to the start the day, and can be super easy to do once you’ve found some good combinations that you like. My three favorite smoothie combinations include a classic green smoothie, a strawberry-banana combination, and a creamy (but dairy-free) almond cinnamon combo. When it comes to a delicious smoothie – especially a green one – adding a bit of sweetness can really pull all the flavors together. I never like adding extra sugar to my smoothie (that would just defeat the health benefits) so I love using Truvia nectar for a easily-mixed sweetener that’s low on the glycemic index and simply derived from the Stevia plant and honey. It’s a new product from Truvia that is perfect for all breakfast sweetener needs, from coffee to baked treats, but it’s one that you can feel good about using in your breakfast. Find the recipes for my favorite smoothie combinations after the jump!
I’ve been sharing stunning London townhouses this past few weeks, from art deco to clean-cut modern, but I couldn’t resist sharing another after I saw the fabulous black-and-white striped sofas in this elegant living room. This home was originally split into three separate flats when the Harriet Anstruther bought it to renovate the home for her family. With a background in fine art, fashion, and styling, the designer brought art and well-curated collections to each room, styling spare vignettes that balance elegance and personality through eclectic decor. Besides the interesting decoration, the architecture was stunningly restored – don’t miss the beautiful stone staircase in the entryway at the end of this post.