Thursday, October 31, 2013

Luxe Holiday: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!
What's your favorite costume you've seen the Halloween?!

Trick or Treat 

Petunia the Lobster

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Luxe Decor: Closing Day & The First Order of Business!

Wish us luck, today is the closing day!! And if all goes as planned, by the end of the day we will have keys in hand, opening doors for contractors to begin work right away.
Right now, the projects seem endless...but like Christin did, we will start with the basics, refinishing the existing wood floors to a darker stain, replacing carpet and painting EVERYTHING white!
In our opinion, you just can't beat a rich, dark floor and a crisp, white wall!

 We will be installing wall to wall sisal carpet upstairs...
 images via my Pinterest
And many, many more projects to come!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Luxe Report Marketplace: Pair of Ebony "X" Sidetables

Pair of ebony (more black than brown) "X" sidetables with 2 shelves and mirrored tops.  

24"W x 18"D x 28"H
$250 pair
(minor scrathes and wear)
Local Pick Up Only
Please e-mail us at if interested!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Favorite New Purchase: Lauren's New House!

This week's purchase is slightly bigger than most weeks! But if all goes well, by the end of the week we will be the new owners of this Bermuda-style home!
If you've been following us for a while, you may remember that we started the house hunting process back in June. It's been quite a long, and arduous process, but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel...I think...! We are so excited, but there is a ton of work to be done! Stay tuned for all of the updates on our progress!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Friday Vignettes: Life's Simple Pleasures

TGIF!  It's almost the weekend... and for me, that's reason enough to celebrate!  
Today's vignette feature rosé & a cheese board. Cheers! ;)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Luxe Decor: More Grasscloth Goodness

While Christin has papering walls on her mind, I too am dying to incorporate some new grasscloth in my home!  And though I would also like to add it to my walls one day, I'm thinking some new grasscloth-wrapped furniture and raffia accessories may be in my near future.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Luxe Report Marketplace Revisited

We'll be adding some new goodies to the marketplace over the next couple of weeks, but first a look back at what's still available.  Some reduced prices too!
(click links for original posting for more details/photos)
Rattan Loop Barstools

$450 for the set of 3
This same set recently sold on one of our favorite vintage sites for $700!

Vintage Scalloped Vanity Chair
$350 $300

Blue & Yellow/Green Coral

$50/each or $75 for both

Vintage Shell Wall Brackets

$50 $40
$100 $85
Faux Croc Butler's Tray

$50 $40

Wall brackets and coral can be shipped. All other items are local pick-up only.  Please e-mail us at if interested!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Favorite New Purchase: Vintage Marble Ashtray

I'm loving the large Mid Century striped marble ashtray I recently picked at a local antique store.  I'll never use it for its intended purpose, but it's perfect to hold our tv remotes!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Friday Vignettes: Kelham Vineyards

Our whole week in Napa Valley was spent visiting the most amazing vineyards, with each one bringing it's own unique reason why it made for a wonderful visit.  At one stop we'd be in awe of the history of the grounds, the next stop tasting in caves. An intimate tasting with the winemaker themselves, and a relaxed porch tasting had us saying each new stop was our favorite.  Our whole week had been meticously timed and planned (thanks to our wine-obsessed hubbies) to manage going from appointment to appointment and fitting in stops for great eats along the way. 
On our last day, we visited two wineries before lunch, and made our way to the fabulous Auberge du Soleil for a terrace lunch.  Not wanting to rush one of our last meals, we were actually left with an open afternoon! Left wondering if we'd be able to squeeze one last tasting in, we remembered a nearby vineyard that was recommended before we left.  And if there was ever a time to say that we saved the best for last, this was it! 
How amazing would this set-up be for a dinner party?!
But with a property this beautiful, we couldn't share just one photo! 

An oversized lap pool nestled in between vineyards for morning swims!

That sky?! #nofilter

The venue is quite perfect for events, or you can simply visit for lunch.  They staff a gourmet chef for daily meal preparation and wine pairings!

The wine wasn't half bad either!
It was truly one of the most generous tastings of our whole week, with the winemaker pouring each tasting personally. We didn't want to leave!
And if all that wasn't enough, there is a fabulous boutique on the grounds containing custom upholstery using only luxury silk scarves.  It was so fab it deserves its own post. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Luxe Decor: French Gilded Chair Before & After

A few months back my husband picked up this adorable petite gilded French armchair at a local consignment shop for a total steal.  He said, "We can put in our (future) daughters room one day."  Awwwwww!! 
And kudos to him for having such a good eye!


We just got it back from the upholsterer and couldn't be happier with the results!  I love the combination a more modern, graphic, bold fabric with the traditional French antique frame and silhouette. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Luxe Entertaining: Hank's First Birthday

Let's take a little break from our Napa trip to talk about what happened the weekend before we left...Hank's First Birthday!!! 

Do you remember the original concept for the lobster-themed bash I posted several weeks ago?
I included everything from the original concept in the actual party.
 Guests grabbed to-go style boxes that they opened to fill with yummy bites!
The spread featured picnic style Maine lobster rolls and coleslaw.

Cocktails sipped and stirred with striped straws and monogrammed drink stirrers from Society Social.

 Staying true to the theme, we even hunted down the remaining cans of Shipyard's Summer Ale simply for the lobster art!

The mini lobster rafts that started the whole thing!

A cake waiting to be smashed...cupcakes for the guests.

One year already! What a fun celebration we had!

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