If I could wallpaper every surface in my home I would. But that would be crazy. And tacky. And expensive. Lucky me, I get to use lots of fun wallpapers with my clients, so my little addiction is fed via other homes. But right now I am crushing HARD on the amazing Sandberg wallpaper (Raphael pattern), particularly in the blue colorway. I’m sure you’ve seen it on Pinterest, but I’m trying to think of just WHERE I can use this. Re-wallpapering my powder room would work, but having to uninstall our sink and toilet is such a pain in the ass. So for now I will just have to dream- and try to convince one of my clients to use it. :)
I prefer many of the dresses I picked over what the stars actually wore (not to toot my own horn or anything, I just do.) But lets review!
I have to admit, the only dress that made me go “OMG, I love that dress!” belonged to a non-celebrity whose name I didn’t even know- Robert Duvall’s wife, Luciana Pedraza!!! During his interview I could not keep my eyes off her coral, sparkly, deep V gown. And then J.Lo showed up and I was all “wait, are they wearing the SAME DRESS?” Upon examination, they are not the exact same dress but they are damn close. J.Lo’s boobs are a BIT much, but I prefer the sequin placement on hers, but love the slightly more coral shade of Pedraza’s gown. Do you think J. Lo threw a fit? Methinks so. :)
I’ve been following fashion week closely and have found so many patterns in what designers are showing as the “trends” for fall 2015. By assessing what’s going to be hot NEXT fall and winter, you can buy some great items NOW that will still be chic in 12 months! And with all the fall/ winter sales going on you can get some great stuff for low prices too!
FUR, FUR and MORE FUR (Faux, preferably)
Fur was everywhere on the runways. There was hardly a designer who DIDN’T show fur, especially fur collared coats and blazers. Now, real fur is not for everyone (I do my best to not buy it personally) but there is such good faux fur now that you can get this look without sacrificing your beliefs. In my opinion, this was the number one trend of fashion week shows!
The amazing interior paintings by David Lloyd Gallery on Etsy! I love the loose, painterly style of his work and can see these framed within a gallery wall! He also does lovely nudes and paintings of people as well! Prints start at just $15!
I saw this room designed by the fabulous Celerie Kemble on Pinterest the other day and fell madly in love. I’ve been dying to use this wallpaper on a project for a year or more, and this application is just perfection! It also brought up this question- is brown back? After years of grey and black ruling walls and upholstery, is this warmer color due for a resurgence in decor? The answer is yes (in my opinion)- as long as it’s a modern day version of brown, like this wallpaper, which is a grey-brown or “cool brown”. Warm, medium browns still remind me of the early 2000’s when I had a chocolate dining room AND a chocolate sofa. But I think grey-brown tones are going to be the hot dark wall color this year, mark my words ( I’m struggling not to say “50 Shades of Brown”…ooops, there I go.)