Since the latest Restoration Hardware Baby & Child catalog landed on my desk (and at 307 pages, it landed with quite a thud), I haven't stopped thumbing through it and jotting notes in the margins. Every page is packed with exquisite pieces and decorating ideas that have the creative side of my brain spinning with excitement. Though I would love to be able to click and buy an entire room as pictured, it is certainly out of my budget, and sometimes doing it yourself just isn't fun. So instead, I'm eying some key pieces and borrowing some decor ideas to help replicate the look on my own. Keep reading for seven ideas everyone can steal from the Fall catalog!
There are some catalogs, which when they appear in the mail, are more exciting than a preschool acceptance letter. The Restoration Hardware Baby and Child catalog is one of them. Each page is filled with drool-worthy pieces, but more importantly, expertly styled rooms that exude a sense of richness from every corner. While the products are out of many mamas-to-be's budgets, their style tips can be stolen and used in nurseries of any price range. Here are the top five tips I took away from the 184-page catalog that most recently landed in my mailbox.
If you've ever been inside one of West Elm's stores, you know how inspiring they can be. From the products to the staging, it's enough to make you want to buy everything in sight. Tomorrow, the chain is bringing that inspiration to our nation's capital with its first-ever pop-up shop in Georgetown. Check out the slideshow for a sneak peek of what's in store, along with plenty of decorating ideas to steal.
I'm a staunch fan of Woody Allen's, so I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of his newest work, Midnight in Paris, out in limited release this Friday starring Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson. As Woody Allen films tend to be, this one looks as stylish and elegant as ever. Both the interior and exterior sets are oozing with sophisticated scenery and offer a lot of decorating inspiration for us all, no matter how far we live from the City of Lights. Check out this slideshow for some decorating ideas to steal!
Now that you've seen my preview of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and some lovely little vignettes from the mansion, I wanted to share with you some decorating ideas that I'm planning to steal! I'm not looking to hire an interior designer any time soon, but I do love to visit showhouses just for the sake of finding design inspiration. Come check out this slideshow for some very chic and clever decorating ideas!
The last cinematic installment of the Harry Potter franchise is just a couple short months away, and every fan I know is both eagerly anticipating and dreading the series' end. With the DVD of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I just released and a new set of photos from part two surfacing this week, I'm more excited than ever for the flick to hit theaters. As I relived part one on DVD this weekend, I was struck by how beautiful the sets are in the film, despite its dark subject matter and sometimes barren landscapes. Interested to see how you can bring a little HP magic to your own home? Read on!
Oakland's new restaurant Homeroom takes the concept of school lunch to a beautifully elevated level. Serving macaroni and cheese made with artisanal cheeses from local cheesemakers, it also carries treats like homemade Oreos and peanut butter pie, as well as a selection of local craft beers and wine. But above and beyond the admittedly delicious school lunch menu offerings is the restaurant's fantastic look, which was imagined and realized by owners Allison and Erin, in collaboration with Abueg Morris Architects. Allsion and Erin write, "Because we want Homeroom to have our own personal touch (and because we're broke), we made all the tables, hand-painted the chairs, crafted shelves, built the bar, made our sign — we even created our own funky chandeliers." While the restaurant's look may have been borne out of necessity, it's also funky, fun, and downright lovely. Let's go on a quick tour of Homeroom's interiors and see how you can steal some great ideas for decorating your own home(room).
In last week and this week's Gossip Girl episodes, we've been following along the ups and downs of Blair's new internship at W, but I've been more distracted by the mag's office organization than the drama. If you've got a home office and are looking for some decorating and organizing tips for your work space, read on! I've gleaned some ideas for you from the show.
NBC's Perfect Couples premieres tonight, and it has all the makings of a guilty pleasure rom-com. The show features three different couples struggling to get their relationships right. There's Dave and Julia, the everyday couple; Vance and Amy, the high-drama couple; and Rex and Leigh, the striving-to-be-perfect couple. Of course, given the level of domesticity featured in this show, there's also a lot of fun home decorating to peek at as well. Let's take a look!
Photos courtesy of NBC
Stella McCartney unveiled her Autumn 2011 collection last week at a chic townhouse in Manhattan, which was decorated by green lifestyle expert Danny Seo. Danny says, “We needed a mix of home accessories that were what I call 'very Stella': English with a twist, traditional with hints of modern, romantic but not frilly."
The surprising source for this event? HomeGoods! Danny notes, "I'm a big fan of a store like HomeGoods — whether it's for producing a photo shoot, styling a celebrity's home, or working collaboratively on this Stella McCartney presentation, I know I can always find different and unusual things to complete the look."
You can check out even more images of the fashion on FabSugar. Let's take a look at the home decorating ideas from this fun event!