To Stripe or Not to Stripe?

 I've been working on re-styling and cleaning out my office.  In the process I've decided my lamp needs to be re-vamped.  Apparently Target no longer sells black lamp shades, or least ones in West L.A., so I hit Lamps Plus and found this black and white striped one that was in the clearance aisle!  I love the graphic print, but can't decide if it really works or not in this space?  My preference would be to find a second striped one and use them as a pair on my mirrored Borghese Buffet, but unfortunately they are out of stock and I really don't have the patience to search for one!
Here is the original boring white lamp shade that I started with.  

Question for you dear readers: do I keep the white shade, hold off and keep searching for a black one, or go with the black and white stripe???  


Organized: Jewelry

I've been on an organization kick these days and the focus has been my vanity area.  I LOVE accessories and have accumulated quite the collection, however organizing them is another story.  I keep seeing trays, trays, and more trays as a great way to neatly display pieces.  I even read that Miles Redd uses tons of trays all over the house to keep trinkets and items in neat little stacks.  Well, I'm taking his advice and trays have become my new best friend.  

I love the way this gal used cups and saucers to hold earrings and bracelets!  Such a clever way to show off your favorite pieces! (I wish I could remember where I found these pics!)  

Notice the sunglasses in the mint julep cup!  Love that!!!  Getting ready just got a whole lot easier!


Damn straight...

...Words to live by!
Have a great President's Day Weekend everyone!  I'm off to the Desert (Palm that is) for some much needed R+R. 
The Parker Palm Springs

image via We Heart It


My Manicure

I'm off for some quiet + relaxing + me time at the nail salon today.  After months of deep reds and wearing my trademark Chanel Vamp all winter I'm loving this shade of nude.  I feel spring is in the air and  this color makes me want to go out and get a spray tan!

Happy Friday! 


Thirsty Thursdays: Cosmo Please!

 It's after 5 and time to play...
What will you be drinking tonight? 


The Baby Diaries: L'Alphabet Francais

I stumbled upon this adorable French Alphabet again today over on Etsy and it's just calling my name!!!  I've been looking for the perfect wall art to hang and this one caught my eye with it's effortless style and charm.

The pastel colors of robin's egg, apple green, and pink would add the perfect touch to my nursery...

... and little Barron will be on his way to learning French!  How sweet!


Ikat Lampshades

I stumbled upon these ikat lampshades at Bermingham and Co. the other day and am completely in LOVE!  The pink is on my list of accessories to purchase, but the purple is blowing me away too!  I've been tiring of ikat lately, however used in a lampshade has got me really excited!!!

What's your favorite color?


Happy Birthday Miss Valentine!!!

Here's to my baby sister on her 30th birthday!  


Image via We Heart It


Be Mine

Tell someone you love them this weekend!!!



I Adore Snow Leopard

I'm currently obsessed with this fabric from Hinson & Co. called Snow Leopard.  I'm planning to recover my bedroom bench in this one.  It adds just enough leopard glam without being too cheesy!     
 You may have seen it before, Jan Showers regularly uses it in her interiors and she used it for the cover of her book Glamourous Rooms!  


Aqua + Pink

Currently, this color combo is inspiring me as I look towards spring.  
Does anyone know where I can find a print of the beach scene below???



I Heart Books

I've been on a book buying binge these last couple of weeks after receiving an impressive Borders gift card over the holidays...  
...now I just need to find a large square 2 tier glass coffee table to display them on and make one last purchase - the TOM FORD book (perhaps a Valentine's gift to me?)

What do you collect?


To Paint or Not To Paint???

I've been wanting to do something different with my little antique desk I received as a gift for my 7th birthday from my grandparents so many years ago. I'm a bit apprehensive to paint over the wood, but when I stumbled across this desk at Full House I'm totally inspired!!! The orange reminds me of Tory Burch or Hermes and I think trimmed with gold, it could be quite stunning to house my jewelry, perfumes, and candles!
My other absolute favorites would be an aquamarine, Tiffany blue, or crisp white like the desk pictured above.
I need your opinions: Do I paint my little desk or keep it traditional in the wood finish???? Here's how it looks now...

What are your thoughts???
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