We love the idea of taking our favorite outfits from the runway and duplicating the look in our homes. Take this outfit from J.Crew’s 2011 Fall Collection. We love the pops of orange and red against the navy and washed out/grayish denim. We did a little shopping over at PoshLiving, and here’s what we came up with.
|The Madera Duvet replicates the washed out soft denim shirt, in both texture and color.|
|The pattern in the pant is outstanding and is reminiscent of our fabulous Ikat Table Lamp.|
|Our Nicola Envelope Accent Pillow resembles the hard lines of those sassy shoes.|
|The room is flanked by a coat of orange, or a bold Taboret Stool Side Table in Orange.|
|Accessorize the look with a warm neutral topped with a crisp navy trim, such as our Madigan Upholstered Headboard.|
|Our Hyperion Red Rug adds a pop of red to finish the look.|
Now tell us how YOU would duplicate the look.
A well-deserved kudos goes out to Lily Kanter, a featured stylemaker in Better Homes and Gardens’ September issue.
Lily, a founding partner of amazing artisan Serena and Lily, is applauded for her relaxed style, impressive design achievements and ability to balance it all while raising a fabulous family. Lily sure makes a “mompreneur” proud. Congrats, Lily!
Find more of Serena and Lily’s eclectic décor on PoshLiving.
We’re in a beach frame of mind. Where better to spend the lazy, hazy days of summer? It’s sweltering outside, so why not seek some relief from the serenity of sand and surf? It’s too hot here in Richmond. It’s making us crabby.
Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, considering we’re surrounded by these beauties, which were just featured in the Baltimore Sun. Turns out they’re crabby too, I guess.
And yes, we really went there. Our brains offer up a unique hilarity when we’re melting.
1. Beach Crab Pillow
Meet our newest designer and guest blogger, Nancy Gent. This amazing artisan’s urban country creations not only caught our eye, they cleverly capture the contrast between big-city style and small-town charm.
Now, a few words from Nancy…
I’m a huge fan of country music, and like country music my designs tells a story. I was inspired to create a piece of furniture after I heard my son read for the first time, felt the warmth of good hospitality while having supper with friends, and saw the need for smart storage with personality. I have also been inspired not to create a piece when in the middle of the night, after too much wine and many rounds of darts while dancing to Al Green, I was unable to exit the guest room of a friend’s mountain home because I had rolled the trundle bed into the door. I knew in that moment a trundle would never be part of my collection, and two twin LIAM beds would always be my response.
The last several months have provided much inspiration for what’s new at NANCY GENT DESIGNS. Over the holidays I spent time getting acquainted with my biological father and his passion for restoring classic cars. I learned on that trip where I get my attention to detail and love for design. RICHARD, the tool box bed side table with casters, was created after the hospital called to tell me my father had escaped in his wheelchair. He missed his cars…
My big brother, Mike, is a re-use artist, so we collaborated on a platform bed constructed of horizontal reclaimed Cypress boards and vintage license plates, which I named QUINCY, after the Northern California town where he lives.
When it is 40+ degrees, you will find me shooting hoops with my son after school. One afternoon a little boy dressed in a black polo shirt and khaki pants joined us. He was six years old and could shoot an all-net free throw. I introduced myself and told him he inspired me. That evening I created HUTTON, constructed of alternately finished reclaimed Cypress boards in MIDNIGHT and SHOALS.
And after having a serious crush on a guy for six months and wondering if he would ever ask me out, I was inspired to create EDWARD, a rugged bed with 200 year old vertical boards reclaimed from the bottom of Cape Fear River. Call it the Law of Attraction, but when my crush found out I designed a bed and named it after him, 8 days later we were in Vegas. (curtsy)
It all comes from a place of love…
Nancy Gent Designs
It’s been warm here in Virginia – it’s supposed to be 75 today! And while we certainly don’t expect this warm weather to last (it IS still February, after all), it’s not helping our serious case of spring fever.
We’re ready for light. Not just as in sunshine, but as in less heaviness. And we’re in search of a quick fix to make our winter wrapped homes feel like spring, even if it’s not quite here yet.
Pillows are an easy, budget-friendly way to lighten the atmosphere. They’re a quick fix, and can accommodate changing seasons, or even just changing moods.
Feeling beachy? Craving color? Check out the selection at PoshLiving.
We think pillows are the perfect way to feed our fever!