Serena & Lily's Spring 2012 collection is finally here, and it's filled with gorgeous pieces that expertly meld global influences with modern aesthetics. Whether it's playing with mesmerizing geometric prints, island-inspired materials, or shiny surfaces, these trends can easily be adapted into any home environment. See which groups caught our eye and dare to try out a trend or two in your casa!
- These modern homes are inspiring me to visit Australia.
- These modern homes are inspiring me to visit Australia. — Houzz
- Are you keeping your home resolutions? — Apartment Therapy
- If you're resolving to save money this year, here are some tips. — Real Simple
- Take a tour of these terrific tree house hotels. — Garden Design
- These bedrooms are both sleek and comfortable. — California Home and Design
- This living room makeover took just one day! — House Beautiful
- Create this charming bowl using a doily. — Stylelist Home
- Shake off postholiday blues with new wardrobe pieces
- Old fave, new twist: edamame hummus
- Take better care of your nails this year
- JT's off the market! Take a look back at his boy band days
- 10 online maternity stops for the expectant fashionista
- Get organized! Inventive shoe storage solutions
- Check out a sneak peek of The Vampire Diaries' return episodes!
- Reassess your job search for the New Year
- Get ready to lose 5 pounds in 5 minutes
- Journal apps to help you document 2012
- Try an Asian-inspired sweet potato lentil loaf
- Olivia Palermo tans her bikini body in St. Barts with her boyfriend
Even though my smartphone plays a huge role in my day-to-day organization and planning, I still insist on keeping a printed calendar around. Call me old fashioned, but for me, the thrill of finding a calendar that I love is similar to the feeling I get when I find a handwritten note in the mail. Whether you're propping it on your desk, framing and hanging it on the wall, or folding it, these calendars offer a stylish way to plan for 2012!
While some homeowners may interpret a distressed, antique mirror as one in need of restoration, using a mirror that's lost some of its silvering can actually add a beautiful sense of history to a wall in your home.Houzz has eight great ideas for decorating with distressed mirrors, which are definitely worth checking out. My favorite idea? Using distressed mirrors as a backsplash in a kitchen.
To get the look in your home, check out one of the options below.
From January 16th through the 22nd, industry experts and tastemakers will descend on Cologne, Germany for imm cologne to take a peek at the best in the world of international furnishings. A preliminary trend report from The Editor at Large has highlighted some of the trends already apparent this year. Keep clicking to see what's trending in 2012 in the world of interior design!
- Fit's getting in shape with running snowshoes and new activewear
- Yum's cooking up homemade waffles and fresh baked baguettes
- Bella's resolving to get rid of flaky skin and under-eye circles
- Tres can't put down The Accidental Feminist and Girl Land
- Fab's feeling asymmetrical hemlines, neon, and leather accents
- Lil's lusting for designer crib sheets and bright booster seats
- Casa's updating interiors with bright tile and artful pieces
- Buzz is saying hello to midseason replacements and farewell to Chuck
- Savvy's setting their spending goals and checking their credit reports
- Geek's going gaga for camera gear and fitness trackers
I'm excited to present a post from one of my favorite sites, Stylelist Home.
One thing that I find beautiful about Winter is the calm that comes over me when I look at the fresh white snow blanketing the city, so regal, pure, and somewhat innocent. It changes the color palette of the world around you for a couple of months, which is bound to affect how you see things. Just like the seasonal weather change, my floral cravings can change accordingly. I get excited when an opportunity presents itself to create floral for a Winter wedding or a holiday arrangement where the juxtaposition of Winter whites can be explored and manipulated. I do not see it as a limited palette but instead a of study of form and texture with tonal contrast.
You do not need an abundance of color to make a statement, sometimes less (color) is more. When you are creating your own floral piece or need to verbalize to a florist about what you are looking for, know that there are various shades of white. Remember the last time you painted something "white" and you were in awe of how many options there were for white? Some color chips might be completely void of pigment, but most have a hint of color, which can point to any direction in the color wheel. Selecting floral for your white bouquet can be a lot like selecting from those white paint chips. Keep in mind these hue differences when setting the tone for your arrangement.
Keep reading for more tips and gorgeous images of white bouquets!
Happy new year! This month we're on the lookout for exotic Winter escapes, stylish products to update the home, inspiring coffee-table books, and products that pay tribute to the year of the dragon. Take a look at the items that are inspiring us this month and see if there are any that you simply must have.
Painted in 2002 by Gary Lang, Circle Ojai #1 ($65,000) is a gorgeous, massive — at five feet square— work of art. I was immediately struck by the movement and colors in this piece, and while I covet it (immensely), it's quite likely that its price point will eliminate it from finding a place in my home art collection.
Luckily, you can replicate this painting's look for only a few hundred dollars. Keep reading to see how you can get the look of the modern, circular artwork