Archive for the ‘Fabulous Finds’ Category

Office Party

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Chic and Classy

Back to school and back to the office…  We often approach September like many approach the New Year – a time to set goals and focus on getting things done before the holiday season is upon us.  Since we spend more time at our desks than we do in any other space in our home, it makes sense to have our office be as pretty as possible.  It’s not fair that the kids get to do all the back to school shopping so we’ve pulled together some desktop accessories to make your work week chic!

Secret Garden Calendar

Bargello Frame

Downton Ivy Belly Bowl

Adorado Box

Pink Peony Blossom Gift

Thank you all for your patience and for allowing us to enjoy the last unofficial week of summer with our families…  We so appreciated the time to disconnect and reconnect.

Photos via Pinterest, Rifle Paper, Zhush, Jill Rosenwald, RabLabs and Diane James Home

Tumble 4 Ya

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Copo Tumblers

We get a crazy feeling that chases in our head…

Sorgento Tumblers

It’s nothing that you do to us, it’s nothing that you said…

Vita Tumbler

It’s love in stereo (after all, we are twins!) and when we can’t let go, we say…

Milk Dipped Tumblers

We’ll tumble 4 ya

DuraClear Tumblers

We’ll tumble 4 ya

American Thumbprint Tumblers

We’ll tumble 4 ya, we’ll tumble for you!

Lyrics by Culture Club and photos via RabLabs, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Anthropologie, Williams Sonoma, and the Met Museum Store

Fabulous Find: Kitchen Papers

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Pretty and Practical

Well, clearly our Wonder Woman powers haven’t kicked in yet given that we’re badly behind in our blogging.  What with our buying trip to Atlanta, a national regatta over the weekend, friends visiting from California and losing our admin assistant on Tuesday, we’ve had too much on our plates.  And speaking of plates…  We’re so excited about a new addition to Diane James HomeKitchen Papers!

Summer Setting Paper Placemats

We’ve been eyeing these beautiful, functional paper goods since last year and we finally placed an order.  Coming soon to our site will be stylish yet convenient placemat pads, pretty notepads and the most adorable cards with birds decked out in flower party hats.

Black and White Beauties

All of these beauties are designed and produced in the USA (we love that!) and a portion of sales benefits the Wonderful Life Foundation, an organization established by the company’s owners, Robbie and Angie Cook, to fight childhood cancer (even better!)

Fruit Coasters

Perfect for Parties

Now we can’t wait for things to settle down so we can throw a backyard party featuring some of these fab finds!

Backyard Party Note Pads

Are you having a fun summer so far?  We sure hope so!

Photos via Hester & Cook and Style Me Pretty

Artistic License

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Yangyang Pan – Flower on Wall

Art, like flowers, makes a room feel more personal, more lived in and now that our little renovation project is wrapping up (fingers crossed!), we’re on the hunt for a couple of paintings and/or prints for our new living room.  While we have no budget for “important” art (that’s what our mother calls the pieces her husband collects), we do want to invest in things we’ll love for a long, long time.  Pretty trumps “important” in our book and we think these artists might just fit the bill (as long as the bill fits the budget!)

Starla Michelle – Waiting Room 2

Kirra Jamison – Surrender Star

Yulia Brodskaya – PAPERgraphic

Cameron Schmitz – South Road II

Jessica Zoob – Midsummer Dreaming / Passion 2

Do you have a favorite artist or source for art?  We’d love to know!

P.S.  Have you see the “One Of A Kinds” at Anthropologie yet?  A great source for up and coming artists!

Photos via Yangyang Pan, Starla Michelle, Kirra Jamison, Yulia Brodskaya, Cameron Schmitz at The Drawing Room and Jessica Zoob

Wear This…

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Oasis – Photographic Floral Shell

with this!

Alaia – Mirror-embellished Sandals

And this…

Lanvin – Sea Breeze Clutch

with this!

Essie – Beyond Cozy

And this…

Julie Elizabeth – Pink Petal Earrings

with this!

Jaeger – Watercolor Floral Scarf

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?

Photos via  John Lewis, Net-A-Porter, Lanvin, Kohls, Zhush and Jaeger

Mother’s Day at Terrain

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Terrific Terrariums

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!

Tall Terrarium Plants

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!

Frances Palmer Epoch Vase

Summer Cocktails Gift Set

And while we’re there, why not treat ourselves to some Mother’s Day gifts…

The Sprouted Kitchen

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

Hive Bowl

How are you celebrating Mom this weekend?

Photos via Terrain

Introducing… Elitis

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Eve in Gold

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!

Eve in Blue

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.

Portobello in Neutral

Portobello in Pink

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…

Mis en Plis in Teal

Majorelle in White

Let us know if you’re wowed by something these days!

Photos via Elitis and Deco Indoor

Wear This…

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Aerin Lauder – Floral Illuminating Powder

with this!

Erdem – Damask Jacquard and Beaded Organza

And this…

Kelly Wearstler – Round Sphere Cocktail Ring

with this!

Rebecca Minkoff – Big Honey Clutch

And this…

Temps des Reves – Santa Cruz Scarf

with this!

Charlotte Olympia – The Dolly

Happy fashionable Friday!  Are your wearing anything fun this weekend?

Photos via Aerin, Nordstrom, Kelly Wearstler, Piperlime, and Net-a-Porter

Fashionable Find: Pim + Larkin

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Terrific Tattered Tweed Jacket

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.)

Fab Flower Necklace

While we’ve already worn the tattered tweed jacket a number of times (adding the flower bauble necklace as a pop of color), we’ll have to wait for warmer weather to wear this pretty peplum top

Pretty Printed Peplum

and lace and chiffon dress.

Lovely Lace

And we can’t wait for even warmer summer days to break out this colorblock maxi dress on the beach…

Marvelous Maxi

paired with this fly bee bangle!

Bee or Fly 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

Kitchen Aides

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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!

Terrific Trivet

Lovely Lemongrass

Colorful Calendar

Heavenly Herb Saver

Marvelous Magnets

Sensational Smart Stick

P.S.  In case you missed our appearance in House Beautiful this month, we’re part of The Best! on page 16!

Photos via Williams Sonoma, Method, Terrain,, Elizabeth’s Embellishments, and Amazon