Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Chairish} Bold Living Room

When Chairish approached me to design a room around their new collection of area rugs, I was hesitant. It doesn't take much scrolling through the couture life to realize that I tend to avoid bold colors in favor for more muted monochromatic color schemes.

After some thought, I decided to embrace the challenge and step outside of my comfort zone and design a bold and eclectic living room space. Design after all is all about taking chances.

{the couture life} Bold Living Room

I have to say I am pretty smitten with the space. It perfectly blends moody navy tones, with vibrant turquoise and pops of pink. I think my favorite aspect of the room is that the accent color choices are endless, so in a year or two when you are over the pink swapping out pillows is an easy and affordable way to completely reinvent the space. Just because a room makes a statement doesn't mean it can't be anchored with timeless and traditional pieces.

Have you shopped on Chairish before? Their site offers a huge variety of both vintage and new items for your home, including a ton of options for fabulous rugs.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Recent Buys

I did something I never do this weekend, I went to the mall. I normally religiously shop online so stepping foot in a mall happens only a few times a year. The trip was pretty painless and I scored some great stuff for amazing prices so in the end it was worth it. Here is what I snagged...

I stocked up on work wear, since BR was having great sales.

Banana Republic: Ponte Zip-Waste Dress

Banana Republic: Tweed Sheath 

I featured these pumps on Friday, and after checking them out in person they are perfect. Great heel hight, cushioned sole and classic. I will let everyone know how comfy they are after a full day to wear.

Banana Republic: Ninah Pump

A new tray for our bar area after I stole are other tray from the bar for the coffee table. I love the raffia tray because it adds great texture and help corral things.

West Elm: Raffia Tray

Have you ventured to the mall lately? What did you get that you can't live without.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Five on Friday

Happy Friday,  it felt like a crazy long week over here and I am happy the weekend is finally here. Let's jump right into five of my favorites from this week...

1) The GiGi New York Winter Sale is currently underway and I cannot say enough how amazing their products are for yourself and/or your significant other. I have a few of their bags and love them and Matt uses their wallet and datebook. Now is the time to buy since the prices are so great!

Right now I have my eye on the Hayden Satchel in Cognac, I can't resist a bag that can be worn multiple way.

{source: gigi new york}

2) I am on the hunt for new black heels, I am not a huge shoe person and normally hate spending a ton of money on shoes. With a work meeting coming up next month I want to pick up another pair of classic black pumps, any recommendations? I am leaning towards the Ninah pump from Banana Republic .

3) I decided to reread the Happiness Project this year. I read it a few years ago and loved it, this year however I am reading one chapter a month, I read January at the end of December. I will start the February chapter the end of this month. By breaking the book down into bite sizes pieces it will allow me to really focus on one month at a time and making it easier to apply to life.

4) I pinned this recipe of spicy stove top macaroni and cheese during the week from Annie's Eats and I can't wait to make it on Sunday. I will report back next week how it turns out.

5) I am so looking forward to next week so I can fly to Seattle to visit the cutest baby in the world and spend time with family.

Have a great weekend!