TAKE A SEAT

Remember yesterday’s de Gournay tablescape and my obsession with the orange chair? Well, I’m upping the ante! Behold this orange tufted beauty complete with nailhead trim. In the right space (read: my space) this would be a show stopper! Sadly we’re seperated by an ocean, so I’m going to need to live vicariously through one lucky Brit– I’m looking your way Will! I know it’s bright enough ha!

FALL FAVORITES

The lovely Patricia of PVE Design recently posted this illustration of her fall favorites and I just can’t stop staring so I had to re-post. Her blog is one of my daily reads and I’m sure it’s easy to see why. Thank you Patricia for reminding me of all the great things about fall. If only it would stop raining here in DC so I can enjoy them!

GIVING THANKS FOR KATE SPADE

The boyfriend and I will be hosting Thanksgiving this year (yes in our tiny condo on the Hill–good thing I have a small family!) so I seem to have tablescapes on my mind. I’ve always been a fan of Kate Spade’s Morella Avenue collection and was ecstatic to find it on sale at Lenox. Dinner plates are only $19.95! Time to stock up, right? I’m planning on mixing in orange, gold and accents of hot pink with flowers and taper candles. I feel an inspiration board coming on!

BON APPETIT

Is this not the most beautiful place setting you’ve ever seen?! I can pretty much promise you that if I get my hands on even a scrap of de Gournay wallpaper it’ll be framed and hanging on my wall in no time flat but after seeing Martha Angus’ creative table I might be having second thoughts.
Ohh the luxury of dining on de Gournay…
P.S I think I need an orange chair like this for my desk immediately–don’t you agree?

COCO’S CUFFS

What image of Chanel is complete without her trademark strands of pearls? Iconic and elegant, I’m sure we’re all thankful to Chanel for popularizing the look. Lately though, I’m more interested in her lesser known signature pieces. A girl after my own heart, Chanel was not shy about rocking some serious statement jewelry and wore one of these Verdura maltese cross bangles on each wrist. Verdura is definitely not in my price range–nor am I brave enough to sport the double cuff–but these versions above from Kenneth Jay Lane for HSN are quite the convincing copies, don’t you think? I wouldn’t expect anything less from KJL.