Summer temps are upon us and we haven’t had a chance to clean out our closets and make room for some sensational summer styles! Are you ready for summer weather?
Imagine our surprise when our boys asked if we could spend Mother’s Day afternoon making a terrarium together… Then we found out that they would get extra credit in science if they complete the assignment!
Regardless of why they want to get their hands dirty and plant little botanical beauties in a jar, we think it’s a great idea – especially since we get to drag them to Terrain for the afternoon!
And while we’re there, why not treat ourselves to some Mother’s Day gifts…
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~ George Cooper
How are you celebrating Mom this weekend?
Photos via Terrain
Using Pinterest has got to be one of the best parts of doing a renovation / redecorating project and now that you can create secret boards, it’s even easier for designers to share ideas with their clients and get instant feedback!
We’re loving what our friend, Jen, is pinning to our secret boards. She, along with Kelly from Kelly at Home, is helping us with our project and introducing us to a whole new world of resources, including a fab French find called Elitis.
This Toulouse-based company is creating the most innovative and unique wallpapers, fabrics and furniture, all of which are fresh, fun and colorful. We can’t get enough of their new collection called Pleats, a wallpaper printed to look like origami that has been unfolded – so fabulous! We trying to figure out how we can incorporate a wow factor like this one into our new design…
Let us know if you’re wowed by something these days!
It’s already February so it’s not too soon to think about your spring and summer wardrobe… Although who knows when spring will come this year since our erratic weather has given us temperatures ranging from 10 to 55 degrees in the past week! We’re already sprucing up our outfits with some great buys on Piperlime and are absolutely loving the fresh, young vibe of Pim + Larkin (we’re not the only ones since Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo include some of their pieces in their Editor’s Picks.)
and lace and chiffon dress.
And we can’t wait for even warmer summer days to break out this colorblock maxi dress on the beach…
paired with this
fly bee bangle!
Don’t you just love finding new brands to brandish?! Do you have a favorite new find you’d like to share? Wishing you a fun and fashionable weekend.
Photos via Piperlime
Have you seen the new issue of House Beautiful yet? Is it us, or is this magazine getting better and better? We love the monthly columns like “I Love My Bed” (and our friend, Julia Berger, is profiled on page 40!), “Instant Room” and “The Next Wave” and many of the interiors profiled. This month’s issue included a special section called “101 Kitchen and Bath Updates” and while many of the items listed were new to us, we were sad to see that some of our favorite kitchen aides didn’t make the list. So for all of you, who like us, spend quite a bit of time cooking up a storm, these goodies are for you!
P.S. In case you missed our appearance in House Beautiful this month, we’re part of The Best! on page 16!
We’ve been toying with the idea of using succulents as place cards for our Christmas Eve dinner and wondering what we could do to make them a bit more festive. Fortunately for us, our friend Ernesto (who owns The Oak Leaf) has come up with a new twist on the terrarium for the holiday season – glass terrarium ornaments!
These one-of-a-kind gems also make great gifts for the plant lover on your shopping list, a secret Santa or for that someone who’s impossible to shop for. And there’s no need to put these ornaments away once the holidays are over since they’ll stay alive all year long!
Each terrarium ball is thoughtfully, carefully and uniquely created by The Oak Leaf just before it’s shipped out. That way, the plant is fresh and has been recently watered (which is great since we tend to kill any live plant that enters our home within days!)
You can find these lovelies at The Earnest Sewn Jean shop in New York or online at Etsy – but hurry since we hear they’re selling quickly. If you’d like to customize your own terrarium balls, you can contact Ernesto directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you adding any new festive touches to your holiday table or tree this year?
Photos via Ernesto Lopez
Growing up in the seventies in Belgium, velvet was a staple in our wardrobe and in our home. From the little black velvet dresses with white lace collars and red sashes we wore every holiday season to the velvet covered sofas, daybeds and chairs that filled our country chateau, we’ve long admired a velvet touch.
Judging by what we’re seeing in home decor and on the runway, either velvet never really went out of style, or it’s making a comeback. It’s the perfect accessory for the fall and we just love the cozy softness it brings to an outfit or home when the days get colder, especially in these autumnal hues!
there was this fourth generation entrepreneur named Rachel who loved finding the next big thing and, with a thirst for innovation, created a new retail concept in Chelsea. STORY is one part editorial…
one part gallery…
and 100% cool since everything is for sale.
Every four to eight weeks, the story changes (along with the merchandise, design and fixtures) and we happened to have visited the store during ST[new york]RY, where everything displayed was made in the Big Apple like Jill Platner jewelry and MilkMade ice cream.
STORY will re-open its doors on September 7th when it introduces the winners of Project Pop-Up, a competition that rewards the most innovative New York-based fashion retailers and technology companies… just in time for Fashion Week. Wonder who they’ll be and what’s their story?!
Photos via yours truly and Cool Hunting
They say man cannot live on bread alone but we tend to disagree… As little girls, we grew up on French baguettes in Belgium (and waffles, too) and now, as adults, we’re into Fendi’s fashion version (after all, calories do count these days!) which celebrated it fifteenth birthday last month. This iconic purse was honored all over the world with celebrity-filled parties, a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld and even a book.
Over the years, Fendi has designed over 1,000 different styles and has partnered with many artists to create one-of-a-kind designs.
For the fall season, Fendi has re-issued some of it’s bestselling baguettes so we’ll definitely be looking into one of these…
and decorating our coffee table with the book. Tanti aguri!
P.S. To see more of theses beauties, click here!
Photos via Fendi