Chic Looks for Less

I often get asked about timeless and affordable furniture for the home. If we know anything about furniture, the word affordable is hard to apply with most things that are of good taste. It is very clear to me that Walmart Home is changing that they way we shop for furniture. I have selected several pieces of furniture that I would gladly put in any room in my house. Tufted chairs, high gloss benches, gold and glass consoles, and pretty textured tables.

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Serena & Lily Summer Favorites

 

We are in the full swing of summer, my favorite time of the year and the best time to entertain. When I think about a lot of my new favorite items for the home, I can’t help but recognize that they are from Serena & Lily. This summer especially, I am constantly using my Serena & Lily Cayman Vessel to either hold my fresh summer hydrangeas, or to light a pretty candle in inside of it for an ambient tabletop centerpiece.

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Patina Homes

Occasionally a new coffee table book hits the market and it is beautiful to look at for a day…and then you never open it again. When you have a true stand-out and staple book, you find yourself referring to it over and over again. The new book Patina Homes by Steve and Brooke Giannetti most certainly belongs in the stand-out category. While their beautiful California home is noteworthy for it’s light-filled architecture, effortlessly inviting decor, and lushly sophisticated gardens, the Gianetti’s also focus on architecture and interiors for clients as well.

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Seasonal Snow

I just returned from a quick weekend in Aspen. It was great to see deer, snow, and mountains surrounded by a cozy fireplace and warm drinks. There is something about the mountains that puts you in a festive spirit with a calming altitude!  I was also able to sneak peek a spectacular project by a renown designer. Hopefully I can share that with you all soon (it is pretty swoon worthy!).

I know I have posted many homes from Aspen in the past, but this one by David Easton is just too pretty for words. Part Scandinavian provincial and part timeless Swedish, this home has every tranquil element of a mountain retreat. Who wouldn’t want to ring in the holidays here!

Photos of this Aspen home designed by David Easton are by David Marlow.

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I love the light wash and paneling of this area. Hues of soft blues and shades of cream are welcoming and inviting.

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More soft ambience and well upholstered seating. A warm and intimately scaled room.  Aspen Home by David Easton 4

Hand-painted walls and a white wash dining table make for a light-filled dining room that works all year long. Aspen Home by David Easton 5

Patterns compliment each other perfectly in this living room. Love the boxwood urns and glass lamps.

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Another stairway. The architectural details and woodwork give this home the pleasant warmth of a mountain chalet.