Fashion Friday: Pretty in Pastel (& How to Wear It)

Pastels are HOT HOT HOT right now and while they are the perfect palette for spring, they can be intimidating to wear.  Without the right style or mixing pastels can go VERY “I’m off to go see the Easter bunny”.  Which is cute when you are 4, not so much when you’re 40.  Darker complexions look radiant in these tones, but paler folks need to make sure they pick the right shades to compliment their coloring and avoid looking washed out.

That said, done right, pastels are uplifting and crisp and a totally beautiful palette to wear.

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Fashion Vs. Interiors: Spring Trends with Nordstrom

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but when Nordstrom reached out about partnering on a spring trends post, I thought it would be the perfect time to finally bring this kind of post back!  I went through some interiors trends and coordinated them with great items from Nordstrom that echo the sentiment- proof positive that fashion and interiors are linked arm in arm!

Blue Chinoiserie Paper OR Mules?

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Inspiration Goldmine: Tim Barber Ltd

Admittedly, I have not had time lately to peruse Pinterest that much for inspiration. We’ve been so busy that taking time to just observe has been a luxury. Last night I did however, and ended up down a rabbit hole of inspiration and landed squarely on Tim Barber’s portfolio and could not believe how many inspirational spaces I found on his site. His clear respect for the beauty and detail of old homes mixed with interiors by some of the best names in California interior design makes for a totally overwhelmingly gorgeous grouping of work! Feast your eyes on these awe-inspiring homes:

This entire home top to bottom is insanely good. Interiors by Artistic Designs For Living. Photos by Laura Hull.

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Fashion Friday: Floral Frenzy

Florals are ALLLLLLLL the rage right now (I’d say this extends to interiors too, actually!) From Gucci to Gap, floral prints are an essential for spring. (I know, I know–“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.”) Here’s a roundup of some floral items I think are pretty fun and fab. I like my floral prints with a heavy dose of black usually, to keep them from feeling too 80’s Laura Ashley.

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My Second Spring Pillow Collection!

Yesterday felt like summer, and then today it’s sleeting. Makes sense. :)

We’re happy to release our second spring pillow collection though to keep your thoughts (and home) bright and sunny! With a happy palette of canary yellow, lilac, blues, turquoise and a little grass green, it’s sure to get you in the mood for warmer days ahead.  SHOP THE SPRING II COLLECTION HERE NOW!

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