Sponsor Welcome: Old New House AKA the only vintage rug source you need!

The one element I have been using in homes non-stop the past couple years (no matter the style of decor) have been antique Persian or Oushak rugs. There is little else that can really ground a room and make it feel more sophisticated, warm and lived in than a rug with patina.  I especially love the look of these layered over wool or jute/sisal rugs (which also can make them a bit more affordable as you can buy a smaller rug and still have the impact!)
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image via Domaine

Current Favorite Lighting from Circa!

I’m on a kick wanting to replace some lighting in my house that I no longer love (some basic flushmounts I rushed to put in during that last moments of renovation drama three years ago). So I’ve been constantly looking at whats out there for new lighting and thought it was a good time to share all the new items my sponsor Circa Lighting (and our #1 source for lighting for clients- known to the trade as Visual Comfort).  There are SO many good ones and swapping out old fixtures is a fast way to give new life to your space.

My favorite pendants and lanterns for kitchens, entries and hallways or even over smaller round dining tables.
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An Affordable Blue & White Christmas Tablescape with Walmart!

You guys know by now that I have a serious blue and white problem. Like, I may need an intervention. I’m on a mission to turn my whole house from black and white to blue and white slowly but surely! You saw that I did blue for my tree this year, and now as I think ahead to tabletop schemes for Christmas, what better than (drumroll please…) BLUE AND WHITE! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, the color scheme works great for any holiday celebrations! So it’s really win/win!
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image via At Home Arkansas

Fashion Friday: Holiday Dressing For All Ages with Halsbrook

I am psyched to introduce you to a new online shop I just discovered, Halsbrook. It’s unique in that I really feel like all ages can shop here (I know that you guys range in age from your 20’s to your 70’s, so this kind of source is so wonderful for those who like this blog!)  The aesthetic is sort of Kate Middleton meets Audrey Hepburn meets Jackie O.  Kinda perfect, right?  They approached me about becoming an EOS sponsor and I was thrilled.  I think their collection is high quality, tightly edited and refreshingly classic (with an edge).  So I put together some holiday looks from their shop to share today in hopes that inspires you in your dressing this season.

I love this look (and have that necklace on it’s way to me as I type!)  Comfortable and classic but with fun touches in the accessories. Oh and did I mention this trench not only has a leopard lining but also a zip in FLEECE lining for when it’s rainy AND cold? Genius (also available in tan).
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Trench // Necklace // Sweater // Pants // Loafers // Bag

This dress is STUNNING. Like, truly stunning.  And paired with big statement earrings and a smokey eye is absolute perfection for a fancy holiday fete.

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Dress // Earrings // Fur Stole // Clutch // Eye Kit // Heels

Felix Doolittle Giveaway!

Felix Doolittle has become an EOS holiday staple gift source, which delights me to no end as they are a darling local Newton, MA based company that creates beautiful illustrated paper goods (also, Oprah named them “her favorite stationery” too so, you know, there’s THAT).  This year we feature them again, not only because so many of you loved them too, but also because they have new items available this season perfect for gifting (and also, because I love supporting small businesses like this!)

One of the new items they have are larger 16″ x 20″ art prints of Felix’s watercolors.  I can’t get over how gorgeous they are, and I was so interested to find out about Felix Fu’s story behind his amazing talent.  His passion for drawing began as a youngster growing up in Hong Kong where to be appointed a provincial government official in China, the candidate had to excel in painting, calligraphy, and poetry– Felix’s grandfather was one such an official. But as generations and the local culture changed, Felix’s continued love of drawing and the arts was not encouraged, especially as he often chose to draw instead of concentrating on the lesson at hand in school, or later, drawing instead of doing his homework. He kept his drawings small so they could be easily hidden by a cupped hand.  And his love of painting and drawing in small scale grew from there!  So now painting on an 8′ x 10″ sheet of paper feels absolutely HUGE to him!
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Here are some of the large prints on a wall!

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