Friday, September 28, 2012

Designing the New Digs: Pillows Galore

One of the easiest ways to add a pop of color, texture or pattern to a room is with throw pillows.  I myself, have a hard time committing to color and patterns, but with pillows it doesn't have to be a permanent decision.  They are a design element that can set the tone for a room, but can be easily changed and affordably attained. 
images via my pinterest

I've been trying to hold off on buying more furniture for the new place until we move in and really know what we need.  But in the meantime I've been having a lot of fun looking at pillows and picking our fabrics for the different rooms.  Here's what I'm thinking...

Living Room
In the living/family room I plan to keep the pallete very neutral but bring in interest with texture and details.  These mirrored and fur pillows on our white linen sectional will create a tonal look and will add comfort and a little whimsy where we watch TV.

The "sunroom" I consider more of formal living space.  I'd like to add some sophistication with tailored bordered base pillows and a lush velvet animal print as an accent.  I think the combination with look great on our newly reupholstered sofa. 

Outdoor Cabana
Remember the inspiration board I created for our cabana?  I purchased four of these outdoor palm leaf pillows.  They will adorn the pair of iron loveseats that will create the seating area under our black and white striped cabana.  

I still have some decisions to make on the master and guest bedroom...but it's a start!  

Other Pillow We're Currently Loving

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Luxe Fashion: Jewelry Organization

Jewelry cannot only make a statement while wearing it, but also in how it's displayed.  Us girls spend so much money and time expanding our jewelry collection, we might as well enjoy and admire it as much as possible!  Putting your jewels on display creates a boutique feel and when it visible and accessible, you're more inclined to wear it.  

images via my pinterest

Here are some great jewelry organizers on the market:

Here are shots of my current jewelry situation.  Things are a little out of the norm around here lately with packing and the move, but I look forward reorganizing and accessorizing my jewelry in the new home!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Luxe Fashion: Anna Dello Russo for H&M

Often I find that celebrity collaborations with major retailers seem so promising when the lookbooks are released, only to be disappointing when the actual goods hit the stores.  That or they create a maniacal frenzy not worth fighting the crowds for...let's not forget the mayhem that was Missoni for Target.

But here's one collaboration that has me intrigued.  Anna Dello Russo, editor of Vogue Japan and fashion icon in her own right, has teamed up with H&M and has a collection hitting stores October 4th.  Inspired by her travels to Fashion Weeks around the world, the line contains over 50 opulent items including jewelry, luggage and thigh-high boots.  I am really loving the gilded looks of these pieces, accented with lots of turquoise and coral, and animal motifs which we are loving right now! 

An ad for the collection showing stacks of bracelets.

 Love the bold cuffs and the snake wrap bracelet accented with turquoise and coral.

Crazy over the box clutches!

Emerald statement pieces perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

Vintage inspired turquoise, gold, coral and pearls. 

Cleopatra-esque chunky gold pieces, snakes and gators!

Love how very over the top the line looks! You can check out the whole collection here.
Also, have you heard the exciting news that H&M will finally open up online shopping for the USA?! Supposed to be arriving Fall 2012!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Baby Kukkamaa Is Here!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that Lauren gave birth to a beautiful, precious baby boy!
Mark Henry "Hank" Kukkamaa
September 24, 2012
7lbs 10oz
20" long

Baby Hank and Mommy are doing happy and healthy.  Daddy too!
Lauren, I am sooo excited for you and Mark.  God's riches blessing upon you and your beautiful new family! I love you!

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