Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Luxe Decor: Kitchen Sneak Peek & Happy Thanksgiving!

We're still appliance-less over here, so needless to say we will not be hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner. But our kitchen makeover is moving right along, new countertops, backsplash, sink and faucet are in!
More on these updates to come next week!
(Because hopefully then it's all done and we don't have to eat microwave dinners every night)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Luxe Decor: Dining Room Redo

Remember when I talked about my love for black grasscloth?  Well, I recently got a great deal on some rolls that I couldn't pass up...So I'm making the commitment!  The grasscloth will give luxe and sophistication and the black will give it an edge.  Pair it with white lacquer furniture and pops of gild and brass and I think it's going to make quite an impact!  I'm toying around with different & white cabana stripe, leopard, solid coral...We'll see...?!!
A rough mood board of what I'm thinking

Monday, November 25, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Favorite New Purchase: Vintage Brass Elephant

We're slowly unpacking over here.  I've been frequenting some of our favorite local haunts for some much needed furniture and décor, and scooped up this adorable little brass elephant from PBR for Hank's playroom. 

We've got a thing for vintage brass menagerie right now!  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Friday Vignettes: Glimpse Into The Study

We love mixing antiques and original architecture with modern and graphic elements.  Like my antique French writing desk paired with a luctie ghost chair and striped durhi rug...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Luxe Decor: Restoration Hardware Baby

Have you read the snarky article about Restoration Hardware Baby that's making the social media rounds?! It's pretty funny, and spot on at times. And it got me over to Restoration Hardware to check out what all the fuss was about.  Though some items are a stretch, financially above all else, there are a few items that I'd love to use in Hank's room, our new playroom or maybe a future nursery!
(Just ordered for Hank's room!)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Luxe Decor: Palm Tree Candlesticks

Thank you Palm Beach Regency, for my set of 3 vintage brass palm tree candlesticks!  I admire them daily on my cocktail table. I love them! And we love PBR!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Luxe Decor: New Home Updates

We're finally in! As if moving isn't exhausting enough, when your first order of business involves refinishing floors and giving the entire house a fresh coat of paint, the fumes make it impossible to live in. Throw in a 14 month old, crazy dog, and a few nights of homelessness, you start to feel like you may never be normal again.   It is so exciting to see the progress that we've already made though! We are still living in a bit of a construction zone, but here's a snapshot of what we've been up to.
Before, we we're dealing with  mismatched hardwood, some pretty gross carpet, a whole house of yellow paint, and obstructive columns in the dining room:

Fresh white paint and sanding the floors and stairs begins:
Removing those columns and adding chair rail to our dining opens up and formalizes the space.

 Old carpet removed and wall to wall sisal installed upstairs and in the playroom.

And the finished stain! 50/50 Jacobean and Ebony stain. We are thrilled with the way they turned out!


Kitchen is getting a makeover too. Stay tuned for more!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Luxe Decor: Gray Malin Photograph

Remember when we posted about the fabulous work of Gray Malin?!  Well he held a "La Dolce Vita" contest on Instagram and would you believe, I won a piece?!!  After winning, I was given the opportunity to choose a piece from his collection of photographs he shot of the incredible beaches of Italy. Given the fact that I was in Positano the same exact time be was shooting, it was only fitting to choose one of Positano's beach.  After framing and matting, I'm thrilled how is turned out!  It looks great in my dressing room!  Not only is Gray Malin's work amazing, but it brings back so many wonderful, personal memories!  Thank you Gray!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Friday Vignettes: Farewell to our house!

Yesterday was officially moving day!  And a 12 hour day it was.  How does stuff just seem to multiply when you're moving?! The packing never ends! Now we live just two more nights as nomads, and we will finally be in. Some real progress has been made on the house, can't wait to show you the pictures! But for now, a look back on a home we truly loved!




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