Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Photos from ...love Maegan.
I am really liking this Christmas theme arranged by Coco and Kelly blogger and interior designer, Cassandra Lavalle. This is a simple modern-festive take on Christmas decor. The Christmas adornments highlight the room, but do not overwhelm or drastically alter it. My favorite element is the way in which the gifts are arranged on the bookshelf and slipped into the shelf below. I think this is perfect for someone who does not want to go 'full-tree'.
Photos from Coco and Kelly.
Monday, November 22, 2010
CB2 "In the Loop" Wreath Supplies:
1. Strong stiff wire that can be bent into a ring. We used aluminum wire gauge 20, about 55” long—due to the scale of the products in the shot, our wreath was rather large, about 28” in diameter. A wire hanger is also a simple way to go. I initially tried using 20 gauge aluminum floral wire which left me with a droopy wreath. I restrung it all on two lengths of 15 gauge wire that I found at Canadian Tire. This worked much better. As for size, I used two pieces of wire approximately 48" long creating a diameter of 22". (My apologies for the approximations, I failed to measure the wire before stringing the ornaments).
2. Ornaments. We used a total of 81 ornaments. For a smaller version, we’re guessing you could make a 14” wreath with about a third of the ornaments depending on how full you wanted it. I used shatterproof (i.e. plastic) ornaments from Superstore. They came in a container of 100 for $19.99. I used a combination of approximately 75 smaller and larger balls.
3. Strong tape to fasten the ends of the wire ring together or, pliers to twist the ends of the wire ring together. I opted to twist the ends together with pliers. This makes for a very secure closure.
4. Ribbon to hang the wreath. I used a 3" wide wire edged ribbon from Michaels.
Tip: best not to go too large in diameter as the wreath could become too heavy and stretch out. If feeling ambitious, make sure to use strong wire!CB2 "In the Loop" Wreath Instructions:
1. String one ornament at a time onto the wire ring, alternating colors, using smaller ones to fill in the gaps. I did not follow a strict pattern given the colour palette, but did typically alternate between small and large balls attempting to spread the colours evenly and keeping mindful of the placement of the glittered balls as I had fewest of those.
2. When the ring is completely covered in ornaments, fasten the ends together. This is where I opted to twist the ends together rather than tape them. I would suggest leaving at least 3" of wire on either side to ensure that you can easily wrap it. There was about a 2" gap left at the top once fastened.
3. Use a ribbon to cover the spot where the ends are fastened together, and hang! I wrapped the ribbon around the gap 4 times to make sure it was well covered and then tied a large bow with hanging ends. I used a $2.99 simple silver door wreath hanger from Home Depot.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
1. NYC Christmas Shopping, Kate's Paperie.
2. Shag Designed Christmas Cards (currently unavailable).
3. Moma Holiday Cards, Festive Holiday, Kate's Paperie.
4. Shag Designed Christmas Cards (currently unavailable).
5. Moist Holiday Cards by Naughty Betty, Heliotrope.
6. Moma Holiday Cards, Pop-Out Patterned Trees, Kate's Paperie.
7. Shoot Your Eye Out, Jack Cards.
8. Bicycle A6 Holiday Cards, Paper Source.
9. Robot Holiday Cards, Rock Scissor Paper.
10. Christmas, Presentation Magazine, Online Christmas Card Maker.
11. Feliz Navidad Flat Notes, Hammerpress.
12. Holiday Santa, Jack Cards.
13. Not a Creature was Stirring, Kate's Paperie.
14. Reinpet Holiday Photo Cards, Minted.
15. Twinkle Deer Holiday Cards, Rock Scissor Paper.
16. Dachshund Christmas Cards.
17. Holly Jolly, Jack Cards.
18. Cool for Cats Christmas Note Cards, Notorious Kitsch.
19. Merry Menagerie Holiday Cards, Rock Scissor Paper.
20. Dachshund, Kate's Paperie.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
1. Leopard prints and fur.
2. Wintery clothing.
3. Beautiful blond Scandinavian girls.
As seen on Minna C on Lookbook.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
1. Kertiii blog, homemade cape.
2. As seen on Lookbook.
3. As seen on The Sartorialist.
4. Zara Cape as seen on Lookbook.
5. Miss Pandora in Zara Cape as seen on Lookbook.
6. As seen on Lookbook.
Over the weekend, while searching for pictures for a future post, I came across a blogger from Estonia named Kerti. I love the fact that she is from Estonia since this is tiny European country that I know so little about. I anticipate learning more as I view the photos of Kerti and her world which she shoots in a most beautiful fashion. She also has amazing style. I think she can give me few tips!
Check out her blog here.
These holiday serving trays are so pretty and would work perfectly with most decor with their simple silver and white patterns. I think I need these for holiday entertaining!
Available at West Elm.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Some of my favorite elements in this home are:
-the round sofa window space (of course!)
-the colour choices. I am a huge fan of the grey, white, yellow and blue combination in the window space and living room.
-the combination of the modern sofa and tables with the antique Bergere chairs.
-the wallpapering method used in the bedroom and living room in which the wallpaper is hung within the moldings rather than on the full wall.
See more of this home tour here.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
1. Modern Sofa as seen on ArhZine.
2. As seen on Four Walls and a Roof.
3. "The Canes" Chair as seen on Vamp Decor.
4. The Besty Handpainted Sofa on Apartment Therapy.
5. Victoria Luxury Sofa as seen on ArhZine.
6. Opal Chair as seen on Vamp Decor.
7. Noel Duigan Finlandia 2 Chair as seen on Vamp Decor.
8. Noel Duigan Finlandia 3 Chair as seen on Vamp Decor.
9. Noel Duigan Finlandia Cavallino Zebrato Chair as seen on Vamp Decor.