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The Velvet Persimmon Chairs I Can't Stop Talking About

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These velvet persimmon chairs.  All I can really say is wow. 

Something I’ve always wanted in my room was a grown-ass sitting area.  A place where I could unwind in the evening, read, blog, or have a martini. (lol half kidding) I mean, we all want this right? But most of the time, if you have room for a chair in your bedroom, it becomes ‘the everything chair’ and you know what I’m talking about.  It’s where you pile up all of your clothes, dirty or clean, higher than your own self. Or maybe it’s where you throw all of your purses or mail. Go ahead and pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about. I know the truth.  

So when I told Shannon, my interior designer (and idol) for the One Room Challenge that I envisioned said chairs, I almost took it back immediately.  Was I ready to commit to keeping a chair clean or rather, TWO CHAIRS?! While I realize this is sounding a tad bit dramatic, I am actually totally serious. 

While the goal to keep them pristine 24/7 is up in the air, what isn’t, is my obsession with them.  When Shannon sent me the link for these velvet persimmon chairs from HomePop, I audibly gasped in the grocery store.  Not totttttalllly unusual for me considering how horrible my local Giant’s produce is. But, hello, these chairs are stunning. 

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So, I knew they were going to be pretty, but I didn’t realize they were going to be this damn good.  They arrived just last week and I immediately assembled them after my event with Fiverr. Took me a whopping 7 minutes to assemble and about another 47 to get my chill back after taking them out of the plastic.  

The velvet on them is SO soft and the color is incredible. Persimmon.

What a fun word right? Fun fact actually: this summer I learned why unripe persimmons make your tongue numb.  Persimmons are full of tannins (like wine) and the tannins in the skins make your tongue and cheeks feel like your chewing on chalk. Yum right? Actually yes, they are so good when ripe. Check out this yummy persimmon recipe below by Alison Roman. 
A few of us gals made it for our Fifth Annual Fall Fete on Fairview and it was a hittttt. 

Photo: Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, Courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Photo: Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, Courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Persimmons and Pears With Blue Cheese and Spicy Pecans

1 cup pecans
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
2 persimmons, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
3 ounces firm blue cheese, such as Valdeón or Bayley Hazen Blue, thinly sliced or crumbled

Combine the pecans, maple syrup, and Aleppo pepper in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the maple syrup bubbles, reduces, and crystallizes around the pecans, 5 to 8 minutes. They will look all white and fuzzy with an even layer of crystallized sugar coating each nut—this is what you want. Add the olive oil and remove from the heat; season with salt and pepper, and let cool completely before coarsely chopping the pecans.

Scatter the pears and persimmons around a large serving platter or bowl and drizzle with the vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and finish with the pecans and blue cheese.

When we made the recipe for our girl's weekend 

When we made the recipe for our girl's weekend 

Okay back to the chairs – I love them. Did I say that already? When I’m sitting in them I feel like I’m on a talk show and my five-year-old self is twirling at that daydream. Anyway, highest recommendation for these chairs.  I’m so excited to feature them in the room for the One Room Challenge.  And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, refer to this post of mine or this post from my designer, Shannon’s blog for details!
Yay! 
 

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Whimsical Decor I'm Loving Right Now

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It's no secret that I have an affinity for colorful, and sometimes pretty cooky things. I'm no stranger to neon signs, or wearing clementines as necklaces. So when I decorate, I want it to be anything but plain and simple. Who doesn't want a little FUN now and then? Here are my current favorite cooky decor items. 

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What whimsey do you decorate with?

Photos and products via Waiting On Martha 

Redecorating? Here's Where You Should Shop

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One Kings Lane

What could quite possibly be my favorite furniture/lifestyle store, One Kings Lane never lets me down.  There's something for everyone here and many times, the items are one of a kind and get snagged pretty quickly. Whether you're looking for a tufted floral headboard, a Gray Malin print and yes, even a Birkin, OKL has it all. Their shopping features set them apart from the rest. I personally love the Shop By Style option. 

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CB2

What did we do before CB2? That is the real question. Created in 2000, and formed from Crate and Barrel, CB2 specifically caters to the young and the bold.  The company is my go-to when looking for anything and everything brass. And don't get me started on the infinite acrylic options this store offers.  Last Saturday, I spent a good 2 hours wandering the Georgetown store...

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West Elm

West Elm is an affordable classic that I feel really caters well to couples who are looking to combine their decorating styles for their new place.  It has sleek yet comfortable elements with the perfect blend of masculine and feminine elements.  I personally love the lighting at West Elm, particularly, this Mobile Chandelier and this Glass Flushmount

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Serena & Lily 

I have a theory that we all just really need a fully decorated summer home. Anyone else? Serena & Lily's designs keep that damn dream alive with its whimsical hanging Rattan chairs and blue and white decor elements. P.S. did you catch our latest post on Gray Malin's Bedroom Makeover? Well he teamed up with Serena & Lily and it's adorable. 

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Studio McGee

If you haven't heard about Studio McGee yet, you're truly missing out. I've been a big fan of this husband & wife design duo for years and have loved seeing them work their way to the top. Any really, they have worked and it's paid off.  Now they're more than just literally the most sought-after design studio, they have a SHOP

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Watercolor Floral Pillow / Nina Tapered Lamp / Batik Bench / Florence Sketch / Gold Bookends

Lulu & Georgia

As best described on the Lulu & Georgia site, "Lulu & Georgia is for the next generation of trend-seekers. It's for the modern woman: the 9-5er, the housewife, the artist, the executive, and the one who's all four. Glamorous, bohemian chic, vintage eclectic or cutting edge, Lulu & Georgia offers a bit of shine for every personality." I personally love the price points at Lulu & Georgia and the well curated selection of interior decor. It's a must when looking for the latest and greatest designs. 

Another great resource I use is Furniture.com which is a great resource and online directory for local furniture deals and sale events!

Where do you like to shop for your decorating needs? 
Let me know! I'm working on a fun master list!

Living Better with Living Threads

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I’ve made it my mission to start to become a more conscientious consumer. Whether it’s wearing chemical-free deodorant or buying ethical, pasture-raised eggs, I’m slowly but surely learning more each day about the little things we can do as consumers to make a difference.  While I’ve always been aware and skeptical of the social and economic (damage) impact of purchasing “disposable” clothing and home goods, I’m just as guilty as the next gal at H&M.  Countless articles and documentaries have exposed the dangerous outcomes of low consumer prices and the strain and dangers it imposes on those overseas making these items.  Most notably, would be the awful treatment and work conditions of those who work in the textile industry. 

Sometimes with awareness, comes frustration.  I know I’m often torn with possessing this knowledge as a consumer, and not knowing where to go with it.  Then I met Amanda Zehner, founder and owner of Living Threads, a company dedicated to bridging artisans and sustainable markets around the world.  Essentially, Living Threads helps to empower artisans they work with by providing a reliable income while in turn, producing amazing quality woven goods to their consumers. Living Threads directly supports the artisans: allowing them to provide for their families while also supporting ancient traditions. 

What I found most incredible were the colors and the vibrancy of the fabrics.  Many of the threads are dyed with plants, vegetables, and fruits.  The table runners and napkins are one of a kind and are handwoven on traditional Mayan back-strap looms in Guatemala.

Here are some of my favorite items from Living Threads

Lyn Placemats from Nicaragua
Kus Napkins from Guatemala
Zuru Throw Blanket
Root Brush from Mexico
La Basico Striped Pillowcase from Guatemala

Make sure to stop by Living Threads in Reston or shop the store online and check out their Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook 
 

The White and Pink Kitchen of Our Dreams

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Laura Burleson Interiors has long been one of our favorite luxury design firms.  Laura's ability to place unexpected pops of color to a crisp, white space make for a memorable room.  This kitchen is no exception. As Decorpad notes, "This white and gold kitchen features white cabinets adorned with long gold pulls paired with Silestone quartz countertops and backsplash that looks like white marble. A white French kitchen hood accented with brass trim stands over a swing arm pot filler and a white and gold French range, La Cornue CornuFe Range. This gourmet kitchen boasts two large center islands illuminated by Darlana 6 Light Lanterns painted hot pink." 

Absolute perfection. 

Check out more of Laura Burleson Interiors on their website and Instagram
Photographer: Alyssa Rosenheck

Design Crush: Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design

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Simple and to the point, yet textural and profound.  Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design really just gets it. I stumbled upon the firm based in New York the other day and was captivated by the in bold yet comfortable designs.  I'm particularly keen on the subway tile in the bathroom along with the fun textured towels. What do you think?

Design Destination: Montauk's Surf Lodge

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We've longed to stay at the boutique hotel, Surf Lodge in Montauk for some time now.  The crisp gallery white-washed walls with pops of aqua blues and citrus yellows give the look and feel of a refreshing oasis.  Interior designer Fiona Byrne, incorporated our all time favorite, Gray Malin's art in all 21 rooms.  Zero complaints here. Fiona also had some great pointers for how to get the look of the hotel in your home on The Coveteur

I live for an advertising antique like this lifesaver. I found it at Mantiques in Chelsea where you can find the craziest stuff. It’s given the room a gallery feel by hanging in an all-white space.
— Fiona Byrne
Refinishing your furniture can drastically change the look and feel of your space. In many bedrooms at Surf Lodge, we custom finished the beds with a whitewash that has pink tones that correspond with the Montauk sunsets. It’s super easy to do and will change the look completely. I think a vintage lamp is always a good look—I like Porter James in Greenpoint for well-curated vintage home shopping. The best place to keep up with new items is on their Instagram.
— Fiona Byrne

So who's going to the Surf Lodge this summer? Please let me know ASAP so I can hop in your suitcase. What a great place to spend the 4th! 

A Bright Idea with C by GE

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Lighting. It can truly make or break a room's aesthetic and even our mood and sleep cycles. For me, depending on the time of day, I almost always love a bright, white, lighting that helps me feel refreshed and yes, is the best for capturing the perfect 'gram. At night however, I love a soft warm light to read by, which I usually get from the 10 candles in my room (oops!)  

You guys, these are seriously the coolest things I own at the moment. GE crafted this amazing lighting solution called C by GE. There are two different bulbs, C Life and C Sleep.  C Sleep, are bulbs that change color during different times of the day to reinforce the body's natural rhythm without impeding melatonin production to prepare for sleep.  These light bulbs help support the body's natural sleep and wake cycle.  So cool right? 

The C Sleep bulb comes with three distinct settings: for morning, midday, and evening light, all with the ability to sync to my circadian rhythms. 

And you can control them on your phone with their app.  Seriously, nothing feels more luxurious than getting into bed and dimming my lights (all at once or individually) from my iPhone.  

If you don't feel like changing the lighting yourself, you can set up and name custom lighting scenes for the occasion or the hour. Think "Rise & Shine" or "Reading Hour" or "Movie Time."  My favorite is having the warm light dimmed for when I get home at night.  I actually feel like my sleep has improved because of the soft glow.  (If only I could stop playing with my phone before bed.) 

Another option is to sync your C by GE bulbs with the "Follow the Sun" Setting, which automatically transitions the light settings as the day passes.  Great for the living room or kitchen. 

Interested? Check out the C by GE starter pack.
While these might seem like a luxury item, keep in mind that the LED bulbs can last up to 20 years! Definitely worth the investment.

 
 

The products mentioned were given to me by GE but I 100% love, use, and recommend this product.  Thanks GE!

Now let's shop for some lamps! 
 

Our Dream Dining Room by Kendall Simmons

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A month or so ago, Style My Pretty Living featured an epic dining room designed by our new favorite, Kendall Simmons. The room features bold patterned wallpapered walls, bright and vibrant hues and playful seating arrangements perfect for one dreamy dinner party. (Praying for an invite!)
Take a peak and make sure to catch some of the great tips Kendall gave SMPL!

Tip: If you are starting with a blank space and don’t know how to get started, commit to one bold item (a wallpaper or piece of artwork for example) and build the rest of your selections around it. This gives you a rallying point and keeps you from veering off track!

Tip: When stocking your bar, be sure to purchase liquors that come in beautiful, colorful packaging (not just the ones that you drink regularly). This adds visual interest and contrast to your bar, and who knows, you may discover something new that you’ve never tried before! A perfect example of this is Bombay Sapphire gin because of it’s vibrant blue color.

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Tip: Original artwork doesn’t have to break the bank. Search your area for local artists who are just beginning their careers. You can often find their work at small local galleries, or art sales benefiting schools or charities.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to load down your dining table with oversized accessories. Most people only use their dining rooms a few times a year, and when those times come it’s quick and easy to relocate the large accessories to another room in the house so that you can set the table for dinner.

 

Photography: Catherine Truman | Bar Cart: Ballard Designs | Cactus Photo: Minted | Dining Settee: Lee Industries | Dining Table: Restoration Hardware | Geometric Mirrors: Target | Homeowner: Natasha Stoneking | Host Chairs: Restoration Hardware | Interior Design: Kendall Simmons | Lamps: Shop Candelabra | Large Original Art: Erin Mcintosh | Rug: Anthropologie | Side Chairs: Ballard Designs | Small Pair Original Art: Ed Nash | Wallpaper: Schumacher

 

Hunted Interior's Home Tour

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Designer and Blogger Kristin Jackson has been one of our long-time favorites.  She's always coming up with the best ways to decorate her 1000 sq foot home with fun and creative patterns and textures. Check out her home tour for some design inspiration. 

Kitchen 

Living Room

Daughter's Room 

Bathroom

Master Bedroom

Son's Room

Patio

Images from Hunted Interior 

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

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Source:     Nicolas Mathéus

1. Add A Bold Accent Color

If your one who is typically drawn to neutrals, try something new with the space in with an unexpected bold accent. This bathroom hits the nail on the head with the orange Hermes hat boxes and matching orange towels. The simplicity of the light fixtures and mirrors keep the striking orange accents and blue diamond tile from overtaking the space. 

2. Invest In Better Towels

If not for yourself, at least splurge a bit on your guests.  I keep a basket of nice, white Elizabeth Arden Turkish bath towels ($39) for when guests visit. You don't to spend a fortune, just have something for special occasions. 

3. Add A Small Piece of Furniture

Even if you have limited space, you can still integrate an great accent piece.  Garden stools are a great option for next to the sink, in the shower, or next to the toilet. They can be used as a small table for displaying books or flowers. 

4. Keep Fresh Flowers 

While this may seem obvious, I'm always pleasantly surprised when I see a bouquet of fresh flowers in a bathroom. It's easily the best way to keep your bathroom looking and more importantly, smelling fresh. 

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5. Display Your Faves

Have a favorite scent? Love that vintage tray? Pair them together, and create a display of your favorite products. Be careful not to overdue it though. I keep all of my old Chanel powder compacts in this gold decorative box from Target. It's a great way to keep the things you love and use, out on display in a tasteful manner. Apothecary jars are a great option for storing cotton balls and q-tips. 

6. Change Up The Hardware

It's a common misconception that switching out the hardware in a bathroom will cost you thousands. In reality, there are a lot of great inexpensive options out there that can help you revamp your bathroom. Replacing knobs, drawer pulls, towel bars and shower heads can do just the trick. Gold fixtures have been on-trend for quite some time now with no signs of stopping. Here you can find the shower head set from above for less than $270. These gold cabinet pulls from Home Depot are chic and inexpensive as well. 

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7. Switch Up the Shower Curtain

If you're somewhat afraid of your shower curtain touching you in the morning, you should probably get rid of it.  Changing your shower curtain now and then is definitely a must. The shower curtain is also a great way to give your bathroom personality. Be bold, having fun with it. Choose a cool geometric print or my favorite, a fun palm print.  Don't forget about the curtain rings either. These come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors. The opportunities are truly endless. Tip: Make sure to hang the rod high to give the appearance of a tall bathroom. 

Source:  Dustin Aksland

8. Add a Turkish Rug

Yes, you heard me. Add a full blown rug!  Because nothing is more pesky than trying to stone-hop around on several wet bathmats in a bathroom. Unless you have a toddler who soaks up the floor during bath time, there really isn't much of a reason not to get a fun area rug. It's a different twist to tradition but as you can see here, here and here, plenty are partaking. The best part, the beautiful patterns in Persian or Turkish rugs only look better as they fade, adding character and sophistication to your bathroom.  

What bathroom upgrades are you thinking about making?
I know I have a few of these on my list.
Make sure to check out my SHOP page for more decorating ideas! 

Society Social - The Bold & Beautiful Room Inspiration

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Hi yes, we'll take it all.  It's our favorite again Society Social, with another amazing room design.  The chair, the sofa, the artwork.  It's all too perfect to pass up, or at least take a peak at.
Here are some of our favorites from the room decor! 
 

What are your Society Social favorites?
Make sure to follow SS and Roxy Te on Instagram!

Pattern Play - Katie Kime Designs

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Katie Kime has arguably one of the most eclectic lifestyle brands we've seen in a while.  Katie has appropriately described her style as:

"Preppy Chic Goes Globe-Trotting - Is Noted for Southern Sensibility with Global Influences.  Bohemian and Bourgeois. Traditional Shapes Meet Colorful, Modern Prints. Optimistic, Bright and Often Unexpected."

Say no more and sign us up. 
We can't get enough of Katie's bold wallpaper, furnishings, and clothing. 
Make sure to check out Katie Kime and stock up for summer!
Here are just a few of our favorites.

Marble Eleanor Bench ($895) 
Ginger Jar Top ($125) 
Cherry and Coral Chevron Pillow ($92)
Pink Birdcage Chair ($1895)
Rainbow Rope Necklace ($135) **Provides 24 Vaccinations
Geometric Lines Ice Bucket ($52)
Golden Alligator ($72)
Banana Cocktail Napkin Set ($32) 
Gold X Bench ($535)

**Through a partnership with the United Nations Shot@Life campaign and Bloom + Grace, each jewelry piece purchased provides lifesaving vaccinations to children in developing countries. 

In addition to Katie's adorable shop, it comes to no surprise that her home would look just as amazing.  Make sure to check out the full home tour on Lonny

Swing by the Katie Kime Shop and Instagram for more gift and home decor ideas!

Apartment Envy - Shannon Smith's DC Home

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Shannon Smith has long been one of my favorite interior designers and bloggers, and since meeting a few weeks ago at the #SpringSocialDC, she's now a friend! Shannon's DC apartment has been something I've admired for years. The mix of bold colors and patterns is exactly up my alley.  Not to mention, our shared love for the orangerie rose print.  While I absolutely adore her current pad, I'm so excited for Shannon's new purchase, a home! I cannot wait to see what you do with it Shannon! 

If you love Shannon's aesthetic as much as I do, make sure to check out her Interior Design Services, her blog, Burlap and Lace, and of course, follow her on Instagram.  You can also find Shannon in this month's issue of HGTV Magazine! Congrats Shannon!

 

Photography: Shannon Smith

 

Apartment Envy - Ceres Ribeiro's Union City, NJ Apartment

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Ceres Riberio's New Jersey home is nothing short of fresh and inviting.  With the soft whites, mixed with gorgeous mirrors and metallic tables, there's really nothing we don't love about Ceres's style.  Make sure to check out her full home tour in The Everygirl

Entryway
X-Benches, Target
Console, IKEA bookcase used as console table
Gold lamp, Hobby Lobby
Accessories, Homegood
Mirror, Anthropologie

Dining Room
Console table, Target
Table, IKEA
Ghost Chairs, Bizzchair.com
Gold Skull, ZGallerie
Lamp, Pier 1
Books, Amazon
Art, Donna Weathers
Chandelier, Overstock

Living Room
Sofa, IKEA
Table, IKEA (spray painted gold)
Round side table, vintage
Rug, Shades of Light
Bookcase Accessories, Homegoods
Buddha Candle, Thompson Ferrier
Leopard pillows, Little Design Co. 
Gold pillows: Caitlin Wilson Textile
Tom Ford Book: Amazon
Art: Pages taken from coffee table books
Monogram jewelry box, CWonder
Ampersand sign, CWonder

Kitchen
Glass canister, Crate and Barrel
Gold bowl, Target
Gallery wall frames, IKEA

Bedroom
Headboard, Wayfair
Nightstand, Homegoods
Lamps, Pier1
Sunburst mirror, Home Depot
Pink pillows: H&M Home
Palm pillows, Little Design Co.
Monogram jewelry box, CWonder
Bed Covers, Pottery Barn
Dressers, IKEA

 

Mrs. Lilien's Hawaiian Beach Home

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We've been an avid reader of Mrs Lilien's Blog for quite some time now.  Known best as an "Arbiter of the elusive ladylike pleasures and chief ambassador of the elevated lifestyle" Mrs. Lilien encompasses all things fabulous, and has built a fantastic brand.  She is the author of two amazing cocktail swatch books, one of which is my bar cart staple which you can find at Jonathan Adler.  Which, speaking of, can be found on almost every surface of her home.  Note: the throw pillows and striped canisters

We weren't lying when we said Mrs. Lilien is FAB and we cannot tell you how hard we were #fangirling when she followed us back on Instagram.  We often think about the 10-12 people we would invite to our dream dinner party and Mrs. Lilien definitely tops this list. 

If you're interested in any of the decor or furnishings from this post, make sure to check out Mrs. Lilien's Blog for more details. 


Cheers!

 

All PhotographyAnnie Groves 

Hobby Lobby Decor for CHEAP

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We cannot get over how inexpensive these items from Hobby Lobby are. Yes, Hobby Lobby. The sales right now are unbelievable.  I snagged the white fur rug, two of the resin triangles, the dalmatian pillow, and the gold peace sign sculpture.  These will be great additions to my bookshelf in my office and my peacock chair in my bedroom.  Make sure to check out the sale while it lasts! 

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My Office Makeover Plans

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Due to some renovations taking place at my law firm in the upcoming months, I am saying goodbye to my current office space and hello to something very very new - an open cubicle.  While my initial reaction was less than enthused, I later realized, it's a chance to do something I love, redecorate.  My new desk will be limited in space as I will no longer have any wall shelving or bookcases so I need to brainstorm ideas on how to keep things, neat and orderly.  In spite of the new Google headquarters-esque space, it is a corporate law firm, so I will have to limit my creative liberties.  To gather some inspiration, I turned to some of my favorite bloggers for tips and visuals on what their office spaces look like.  

Source:  The Everygirl
Source:  The Every Girl

One thing is for certain, I am taking Waiting on Martha's lead and lining my cork board with the Thibault Tanzania paper. I love the simplicity of the speckled print.  Luckily, I found something very similar for about one-tenth of the cost.  Another office trend I love are the hints of orange Hermès boxes and bags here and there.  To compromise, I will most certainly be picking up one of these gorgeous square lacquer trays from West Elm, in orange of course. 

Kate Spade Ikat storage boxes ($62) - These will be great to keep small desk items in.  The bottom box will be useful for confidential papers and briefs. 

S'well water bottle ($35) - Everyone seems to be raving about these water bottles! I'm definitely picking up one to keep my ice water nice and cool throughout the day. 

Acrylic Tape Dispenser ($8) 
Kate Spade Acrylic Stapler ($28) - I mean, this is just too cute.

Target Gold Task Lamp ($25) - Even if your office is well-lit, you should always have a lamp for extra light and ambiance when it gets later. 

Rachel George Vegan Leather Office Chair ($255) 

Let's Talk Shop Card Holder ($30) - If you have business cards, you should always have them on your desk. Even if you aren't handing them out at work, you never know when you'll need to snag some before an out of the office meeting. 

Mintwood Home Gold Pineapple ($29) - Perfect for holding paperclips and nick-knacks. 

Live the Life you Love Tray ($25) - You can really never have too many trays..

Kate Space All Occasions Card Set ($30) - I've gone through 2 boxes and might need a third. This box set comes with: Hello, Thank You,  Congratulations, Sending you Love, and Happy Birthday cards.  Perfect for those last-minute letters. 

 Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree ($45) - This little guy will likely outgrow my new office space, but for the time being, having a little greenery will be nice. 

The Aestate Artwork Pieces - I'm excited for two of my favorite prints! They're currently being framed by my friends at Framebridge

Decorative Paper ($7-$28) - This will be a great way to cover the cork board built-ins and looks just like my favorite Thibaut wallpaper.