cost plus world market riviera collection + giveaway.


summer’s on the way and it’s time for escape — even if it’s only a relaxing staycation in your very own backyard. one of the things i’m most excited about my new house is that i actually have a backyard, all my own. so i’m pretty excited to start decorating the patio and getting it summer-ready for dining al fresco. so when cost plus world... 
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get the look: living etc.


i love the look of this whimsical dining room from the april issue of living etc. magazine. it’s an interesting mix of vintage kitsch meets scandinavian modern, with a definitely feminine slant. fun, no? i thought it would be fun to try and ‘get the look’ — i think i came pretty close! here’s how i see you getting the look: start with farrow... 
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new and noteworthy.


1. pastel porcelain dishes from LUDC. this week on new and noteworthy i’m feeling the summer love. think washed out white and rattan — the kind of perfect pieces to start your warm weather outdoor entertaining. i’ve chosen a few looks with a beach vibe, but not overtly so — just some classic pieces to get your summer decor in gear. dining al fresco,... 
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women & whiskies meets williams-sonoma home.


last week i had the most delightful pleasure of co-hosting a women & whiskies whisky tasting + dinner party at the beautiful test kitchen at williams-sonoma. talk about a lovely pairing — the williams-sonoma test kitchen is essentially your dream kitchen, complete with wall to wall Carrera marble countertops and a beautiful farm table — when you combine that... 
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dream house: outdoor living.


vintage lounge chairs on craigslist. now that my dream house is suddenly a reality, i’m really honing in on how i’d like to decorate it. it’s important for me to have the architecture reflected in the house’s decor aesthetic, so now, i’m much more clear on i the type of look i’d like to achieve. i wasn’t sure, for instance, if the... 
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