Rachel Zoe has outdone herself again. This time, the stylist is paying homage to five glorious decades of Hollywood glamour with her new window displays for the Tiffany & Co. flagship stores in NYC, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. If you don't reside in one of these cities, have no fear! Click through to check out the five window displays that have us ooh-ing and aah-ing with nostalgia for old Hollywood.
They don't call Hanukkah the "Festival of Lights" for nothing! The image of a candlelit menorah is basically synonymous with the holiday itself. This year, we kick things off on December 20 and the holiday lasts for eight crazy nights. I've pulled a few funky menorahs that would either make for a beautiful gift or will simply bring some fresh light to your table.
The blue and white print of this Spode "Judaica" Menorah ($142) is a classic print that any bubbe or zayde would appreciate. Ruffle some feathers with this beautiful Jonathan Adler Peacock Menorah ($120). And if you've got a friend that loves their vino and their Jewish traditions, this Menorah Cork ($18) is a thoughtful and funny Hanukkah gift that will bring two of their favorite things together.
If you're not the one running the kitchen this Thanksgiving, be sure to show gratitude for all of your host's hard work with a sweet token of your appreciation. Whether it's a close friend or a family member, they'll be sure to appreciate a thoughtful gift that helps ring in the holiday spirit.
Get the holiday ornament spirit kicked off right with these unique Amethyst or Citrine Crystal Ornaments ($35 for set of 12). I love the idea of mixing these ornaments on a big, gorgeous tree right next to your traditional globes. Archipelago Botanicals Holiday Soy Candles ($25 for a set of three) come in the festive scents of vanilla essence, frosted cedar, and cinnamon spice, sure to help your hostess enjoy the beautiful scents of Winter all season long. If your hostess has a bit of a green thumb, she'll adore this Square Red Planter with Red Amaryllis Bulb ($30). The set will help her grow a dramatic Amaryllis bulb nearly anywhere indoors. Take the heartache out of doing all those dishes! Attach a little note offering your help after the meal to this Blithe and Bonny Dish Soap ($28) that comes in lavender or grapefruit scents. Just be sure to jump in that kitchen when the meal is over.
Any other great gifts for a Thanksgiving host or hostess? Share your thoughts below!
I know. We can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving either. Hopefully you've gotten started with planning the menu for the big meal, but maybe you're lagging in the decor department. Have no fear; we've got you covered with seven beautiful, and creative, unexpected centerpiece options for your Thanksgiving feast. Prepare to be inspired.
Throwing together a last-minute Halloween celebration? No need to get spooked about your lack of preparation. Instead, focus on all the fun that will ensue once you've got a solid plan. There are a ton of resources available to you in order to bring some last minute spooky flair to your home. Get ready with these four quick fixes to spread some simple, festive Halloween cheer.
- Freaky florals. While orange and black are the traditional Halloween hues, go outside the box and try something new. A few bright red bromeliads against a black and white backdrop bring an edgy vibe to a Halloween shindig. Or take a tip from Kyle Schuneneman on how to make black carnations.
- Paint a pumpkin. Carving can be a laborious and messy process. If you want to primp up your pumpkin, look at these pumpkin decor designs for inspiration. If you don't have time to mess around with paint, simply pick up some pumpkins at your local grocer and set up a sweet autumnal scene.
- Sweet centerpieces. In preparation for all those cute trick-or-treaters, you'll already be at the store for treats. Grab some extra bags of candy corn and set up big bowls for some delicious and festive flair.
- Get ghostly. We know you've got extra white sheets laying around. Take a tip from Country Living's eerie photo and drape sheets all over your everyday furniture to make them look like creatures of the night.
Do you have any tips for last minute Halloween parties? Share in the comments below!
It's time to share some of my favorite spaces I've come across recently. This week I've been drawn to the concept of what makes a space tranquil. Maybe it's bold pops of color, luxurious fabrics, or light-flooded walls, but whatever you fancy, I've got you covered with these rooms. Come along and see what's currently inspiring me!
Velvet has long been associated with nobility and elegance, and this Fall, the oh-so noble fabric has made a serious comeback with some much-needed, updated charm. All over the showrooms, warmer Autumnal colors and rich jewel-toned shades provide perfect hues for the velvet trend.
I adore the bright pops of velvety orange that The Penelope Chair ($1,300) from Jayson Home brings to the table. If you're looking to incorporate velvet in an even more unexpected way, consider a modern lighting option like this Fiona Chandelier ($300) from Cindy Crawford Home.
Maybe you're not prepared to jump on the velvet bandwagon full throttle, but you'd be willing to test out a look or two in your home. I'm currently loving these retro and romantic Parlor Curtains ($150-210) from Anthropologie. The sandy color of these heavy curtains makes them a pretty funky treat for your windows. If the curtains are still too much of a commitment, but you'd love to test out the texture of velvet, consider this sweet little Red Velvet Jewelry Box ($20). It's got a classic vibe, updated with a cute black tassel.
I'm interested in your thoughts. Are you totally into the luxurious vibe of velvet, or is it simply not your thing?
While the iconic tradition of carving a pumpkin is near and dear to my heart, these orange beauties are full of other decor possibilities. Consider getting crafty this season and trying an alternative approach to your Halloween pumpkin. While I'm not sure I'm completely ready to give up going under the knife this Fall, here are some fun pumpkin decoration ideas to mix things up in your home and complement your carved beauties.
- Paint them up. Instead of carving, consider grabbing some paint. This stenciled option is a great idea, but don't be afraid to draw freehand. This could make for a really fun afternoon with the kids, without worrying about them getting too close to any sharp knives.
- Group together. There's nothing cuter than a group of little pumpkins arranged in a large basket or mixed up with other Fall gourds and squash. Set up an Autumnal scene in an unexpected area of your house with a collection of pumpkins you've found along the way.
- Glitter time. Change the orange hue of your pumpkin entirely and employ some glitter to glam up your gourd. Be sure to check out this project from Stylelist Home for DIY pumpkin magic with glitter as the star!
- Let there be light. Instead of carving out the entire pumpkin and lighting it up from the inside out, turn some cute little pumpkins into votive holders. Simply snap off the stem, position the candle in the pumpkin's depression, cover it with an open-topped glass shade, and insert some pins around to hold things in place — and of course, make it safe!
- Keep it au naturale. There's something so classic about one giant pumpkin sitting pretty outside of a home. Instead of going wild with all the crazy carving, enjoy a pumpkin's beauty in its most natural state. Don't be afraid to think outside the box in terms of color; orange is classic, but there are tons of bright, funky heirloom varieties you can try out. Line up pumpkins up the steps to your home, or just have one big beauty hanging solo outside, keeping an eye out on all the Halloween mischief.
Any other no-carve pumpkin projects you've got in the works this Fall? Be sure to share your ideas below, or in the Su Casa community group!
Source: Country Living
If you live in a part of the country where jackets and Winter boots are synonymous with the change in seasons, mudrooms are a gift. Most of the time these spaces can look a little utilitarian for my taste, but there's no reason that any room in your home should lack a personal touch. Unzip your jacket, pull off those rain boots, and take a peek at these five mudrooms with marvelous style.
- Add glass doors. Installing a pair of glass doors will not only give your fireplace an elegant look, but they make it more energy efficient. The mesh doors and an iron partition work just fine, but if you're looking for some updated elegance, consider installing a pair of glass doors to your fireplace. If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace in your bathroom or kitchen, I think this technique brings a particularly chic vibe.
- Consider a raised stone hearth. There is nothing more charming or quaint than the image of getting up close and personal with a fireplace, sitting on a raised hearth. You can try it DIY style, but this is a pretty involved project that would be super easy for a contractor.
- Don't be afraid to paint brick. For years my heart would be in knots when I saw painted brick in a room. But, recently, I'm loving the look when it's painted the right way in a stark black or bright-white hue. If the brick is just too outdated, or the color doesn't work in the room, don't be afraid to switch things up and paint.
Keep reading for three more ways to update your fireplace.
Inspiration for home design is everywhere we look. What better place to check in for some fresh inspiration than some of the beautiful and intricate jewelry designs that have been on my mind lately? Check out the 10 pieces of jewelry I pulled and see how they're interpreted into the world of home decor with these funky pillows!
I'm completely inspired by all of the beautiful home designs in Hus & Hem; however, this sweet, light-flooded room takes the cake. For me, this room is the perfect combination of a girlish, feminine color palette and modern design. The gray wallpaper balances out all the stark-white pieces, poppy prints, and bright colors utilized in the accents. I like to think of it as a more modern, yet equally comfortable, shabby-chic design or a more progressive, old-school Laura Ashley look without all the florals. The light that comes in speaks for itself, but all of the fabrics look so plush and luxurious when they're bathed in this brightness. I especially love that big, fluffy sheepskin rug under the white sleek nesting tables.
For a similar vibe, try these pink velvet Wide1940s Armchairs ($2,100).The vintage design is really different from so much of what we see today; plus, the upholstery looks so inviting and cozy. I think this sunny room would would be the perfect space for a lazy afternoon, simply hanging out and enjoying some quality time with family or friends.
I've rounded up some additional pieces below that will help you bring a modern feminine flair to any room. Check out the look below!!
A pioneer in design work that transformed the look of the British home, Conran kicked off a design studio and later an architecture practice that has had a global impact on the world of interior design. In order to celebrate Sir Conran, a new exhibit, The Way We Live Now, at The Design Museum explores Conran's accomplishments whether it be key themes of his career or looking at where he channeled his inspiration. We wish we could go to London just to check it out!
Since we can no longer hop on the Concorde, we've decide to celebrate in our own way, by sharing some fascinating facts about Sir Terence Conran's legendary career. We could list his astounding accomplishments for days, but here are five things we find oh-so intriguing about Conran's legacy.
- He's the brains behind the iconic store Habitat.
There was nothing cooler than London in the 1960s; Conran's spot, Habitat, totally broke down the preconceived notions of furniture stores of the past by blending pop culture, modern design, and an unprecedented retail experience.
- He's a philanthropist.
In the '80s, Conran developed the The Conran Foundation, "an educational charity focused on promoting a better understanding of design." Its first big initiative was the Boilerhouse Project, a gallery housed in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Age doesn't define him.
Well into the late 2000s, Conran continued to open restaurants like Boundary in East London and Lutyens in Fleet Street.
- He's a restaurateur.
Conran's background in architecture and designed propelled him into being a key player in the development of the new restaurant culture driven by a passion for simplicity.
- He's a real knight!
Terence Conran became Sir Terence Conran in 1983.
While I love a wonderful wedding regardless of the season, there is something that has always spoken to me about a Fall celebration. I'm not sure whether it's the harvest moon, the way the leaves transition, or the fact that orange is acceptable everywhere, but I absolutely adore wedding designs that embrace this season with open arms. What better time to get married than a season that feels full of possibility and change? Here are some wedding decor ideas that will help light a spark for an elegant Autumn ceremony.
Who says that your chopping block or cutting board has to be boring? I'm a big believer in injecting some style into even the most mundane cleaning tasks, and cooking can be an absolute joy. In my eyes, investing in a high-quality board that makes you feel happy and inspired is money well spent. Check out these 10 cute cutting board designs that bring a big smile to my face. Let's get chopping!
Most recently, I've been drawn to outdoor spaces with landscape design and architectural detail that truly complement the natural beauty of the site. Take a peek at five of the spots that have been completely inspiring me this week!
If you're a bibliophile, or lover of books, like me, you can understand the appeal of having a ton of books around. In the past, we've shown you ways to creatively organize your collection, but what if the sky is the limit? I've always dreamed of having my own dark and cozy library, full of books stacked to the ceiling. I'd love to curl up at the end of a long day with an enormous, comfy throw, while digging into a pile of novels in my very own hall of books. Here are five libraries I've found that feature some serious style. Prepare to be inspired, and remember to keep reading!
Looking for a place to stay on your next vacation, but want something a little less traditional than your regular tourist setup? If you're not familiar with the Airbnb world, it's time to get acquainted. Airbnb strives to build relationships with guests and their hosts in order to see culture from the eyes of a true local.
There are options available for a range of prices and styles all over the globe. We've pulled photos from some of the most unique bachelor pads all over the world for your delight. These stylish spaces are sure to get you ready to book your next vacation through this awesome site. Enjoy!
No need to wait any longer; Gossip Girl is back on tonight! I may not watch the show with the same fervor of its huge fan base, but I am always in awe of the gorgeous interior design in each of the scenes. In honor of the Gossip Girl season premiere tonight, we've decided to show off some of our favorite spaces from the show with ways to channel the look where you live. Let the Upper East Side drama and design ensue!
From the very moment we saw this beautiful hotel, we were smitten. Initially, I could not believe that the Korakia Pensione wasn't located in some magical, distant Mediterranean country, and was actually located in Palm Springs. Korakia aims to "blend the silhouette of Tangier with a whisper of the Mediterranean." They had me at Tangier. Nothing feels too over the top about the designs in this classic pensione-style hotel; it's tasteful, beautiful, and most importantly, relaxed. Click on for the gorgeous photos to tour this very special retreat.