Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Our Top Ten Picks From Serena and Lily

Can anyone imagine what designing was like before the Serena and Lily catalog? 
It must have been one dark and dreary place LOL. 
But all joking aside the S & L catalog has become a go to for designers looking for a fresh, casual look that ships quick. 
Here are our top ten picks....and yes it was hard to narrow it down to just ten! 

Azul Rug
Just when you thought you had seen every blue and white rug under the sun,
out comes this one with a fresh motif.
Round Jute Rug
Don't let the bland name fool you....
This rug has plenty of personality and a budget friendly pricetag to match!
Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set
Bold colors make this sheet set a fav.  Pick an accent color to match your walls and go with it. 
These sheets look like much more expensive sets and go the distance wear wise. 
Blake Raffia Side Table
Wow is all I can say.  I have seen similar tables go for much more moolah and if you catch it on sale it is an even better deal. 
Perfect table to add color and texture to a room. 
Woven Raffia Frames
Available in juicy poppy, turquoise or natural -
these frames give your tabletop or bookshelf a lift. 
Silk Shantung Window Panels
Gorgeous, silk panels with blackout lining at a great price.  Enough said!
Pandan Bins
So many fabulous colors to choose from.  We are partial to the metallic as well. 
Perfect for stowing magazines, toys, hair accessories and even dog toys. 
Rattan Hanging Chair
Who doesn't love a hanging rattan chair? 
Now I just need a screened in porch to go with it :)
Kyoto Pillow Covers
An original design by S & L these block printed pillows pack a colorful punch
anywhere they land and the gold and silver accents keep things interesting.
Tucker Chairs
Versatile and lightweight, these chairs are perfect most anywhere. 
Available in 7 colors they are also a very affordable chair option when you need a bunch. 
So much yumminess to love!
We can't wait to see what Serena and Lily come out with next. 
These are two ladies who read our designing minds. 
Until Next Time,

Friday, March 21, 2014

Jute Home

I just discovered these gorgeous spaces
filled with great details from Jute Home based near San Fransisco, CA. 
In this childs room the mix of textures is intriguing as well as the stripes painted in various sizes and colors.  Layering rugs is a great way to create interest and they have done that here with the zebra rug over the boucle rug.  I love the fact that if you took the toys away it could be used as a guest room or office.  Notice the black out shade.....Very practical for sleeping!
And what can I say about this kitchen?  Plenty!
It is down to earth but at the same time luxurious.  The earthy gray color of the cabinets is perfect - not too cold, not too warm.  The amazing chevron wood floor takes my breath away and the gallery wall and mis-matched chairs are so charming. 

Having a dining table in the kitchen is so practical.  It really becomes a great prep area and the social hub of the house as everyone gravitates to the kitchen anyway. 
Love the geometric backsplash tile and leather wrapped pulls....
as well as the built-in espresso machine!  These are luxurious details that keep the space from looking too rustic. 

Another view of the gallery wall with open shelves for easy access to dishes.  Again....So practical!  And the long countertop is perfect for serving up a delicious meal or an array of appetizers buffet style.
All in all this kitchen is warm and inviting....a great place to share family time doing homework, preparing a meal, or sharing a glass of wine.  These are great ideas to implement in ANY kitchen.  Visit the JUTE HOME website for even more great ideas.
Until Next Time,


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Escape to the Sun

Today on Decor Dose our new company president Asieh is sharing a bit from her much deserved vacation.  So jealous!  I think the next vacation should be a company vacation ;)

Having had enough of the polar vortex this winter, my family and I took a much needed respite and headed south for the warmth of the Caribbean. 

Upon our arrival at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico we were escorted to the Plantation House to check in.  When I saw the gorgeous building surrounded by the koi pond I knew we had picked the right resort.

Photo Courtesy of the St. Regis

Our view as we had breakfast every morning...

The St. Regis was built on an iguana nesting site.  You can still come face to face with the original inhabitants around the pool.  I had the "pleasure" of unknowingly being followed by this fellow below as I took a dip. 

Let's just say he invaded the personal space I like to maintain between myself and large reptiles.
The accommodations were beautiful - sophisticated island chic!  The food was well above the standard hotel fare.  They even have a Jean George restaurant on site - Fern - where I had the most delicious grilled octopus.  This is a great resort -- made even better by the endless smiles and warm greetings of the staff.

Maybe if I just close my eyes I can pretend I'm still there....

all other photos by Asieh


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