Lutyens Love

Hi friends!!  Over the weekend I made a fun purchase and it is a knockoff of the bench in the image below.  This style of bench is called a Lutyens bench in honor of Sir Edwin Lutyens.  He was a famous British architect who created the style of the bench.  My best friend growing up had them at her home, and I have loved them ever since.  They just scream elegant English garden, right?

They can be very pricey from places like Restoration Hardware, but as you will see below, I found a smaller version for a very reasonable price.  The lines are so beautiful, it looks great in black, white, or even natural teak.  It is so pretty you could even use it indoors.

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If you need one more reason to love the Lutyens bench, I think I found one!  This must be from a Polo ad, right?  I will take it!

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I purchased this one from Hayneedle and it was on sale for only $250!  Such a great price.  I heard about it from my blogging friend Pam over at Simple Details (that girl knows how to find a deal!)  It is the perfect size for this small covered spot I have on my porch.

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This beauty is from Walmart and it is only $129.  Talk about getting the look for less.

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What do you think?  Timeless or too traditional?  As soon as mine arrives, I will snap some shots to share with you.

Stay tuned because later in the week, I have an awesome giveaway for you.  You won’t want to miss it.

xo,

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The Story of a Woman Cave

Hi friends!  Yes, I know these days it is all about the man cave, but us women deserve a space all our own too.  When I was approached by Chairish, the online sale site for used and vintage furniture and decor to design my own “woman cave” out of some of their products, I jumped at the chance.

Sites like Chairish help you to achieve a collected and layered look to your home.  I know it is tempting sometimes to go out and buy and entire room from a catalog, but I wouldn’t have the same personal feel if you collected beautiful things you love over time.  I have shopped with Chairish several times and been so pleased.  You can search by area, so that makes it even easier.  For my Sacramento readers, there is a section for Sacramento sales.  It is like Craigslist for the design lover!

Now onto my design.  I had several barstool options to use as my starting point for the design. When I found a set of silver faux bamboo stools, they had me at “hello.”  If you have been reading the blog for a while, you know I have a special place in my heart for Chinoiserie.  So, without further ado, here is my design for my ideal woman cave.

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Barstools / Bar Cart / Paintings / Rug / Ice Bucket / Highball Glasses

What woman cave would be complete without a bar cart?  And with all the traditional Chinoserie, the modern abstract art is a refreshing juxtaposition.  Add some vintage barware into the mix and I am good to go!

Now this is a space where I could sit back and relax and have a glass of wine or a martini!  If you could dream up your ideal “woman cave” what would it look like?  Would a bar be your spot, or a cozy bedroom with all the luxuries?

Until next time.

xo,

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Kate Spade Home

Hi lovelies!  Happy Monday.  I was browsing through an issue of House Beautiful over the weekend (I am woefully behind on my leisure reading 🙂  and I came across a few glossy pages for Kate Spade’s new home line.  She has always carried a few home decor items, such as vases, frames and pillows.  However, now she has a complete line featuring furniture, rugs and lighting.

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Let me just say that the new line is quintessentially Kate Spade.  It is the perfect blend of modern and vintage, chic and cheery.  But, man the pieces are pricey.  They are a perfect candidate to use for inspiration to find the look for less.  Here are a few of my favorites!

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The chair below literally has me green with envy.  I adore the sophisticated lines.

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How amazing would this chandelier be in a walk in dressing room??

If you are looking for some items that are the classic Kate Spade cheery with polka dots, etc. I have put a line-up together.

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Rug / Pillow / Desk / Sconce / Lamp / Chair / Rug

No fear, you don’t need to break the bank to get the Kate Spade look.  Bed Bath and Beyond carries her expanded lineof home decor at affordable prices.  Here are some of my faves.

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What do you think?  Are you a fan of the classic Kate Spade Style?  I think her new line is a perfect offset of her accessory and clothing line.

Until next time!

xo

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The Money Pit Update: Roman Shades

Hi everyone and happy Friday!!

I have been furiously making plans for updates to our new (ish) home.  One thing that came along with our beautiful old home (aka “The Money Pit”), was tons of beautiful old windows.  The home is on the corner of a very busy street, so privacy is a concern for us.  In addition, our new bathroom renovation, that I wrote about here, left us completely exposed to our neighbors.  Eek!

So, when Blindster reached out to me with an opportunity to try out some of their window coverings, I jumped at the opportunity!  I felt that our kitchen, which faces the busy street and our new bathroom were the best places to start.

I have always been a huge fan of Roman shades and have even contemplated DIY’ing some of my own. For our new bathroom I chose their Premium Roman Shades in this fun graphic print. How perfect does it go with my black, white and brass color scheme?

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The shades obviously go all the way down, but I love the way they lay when they are pulled up half way!

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For the kitchen, I went with this pattern in the Premium Roman Shades called Kitani Indigo.  I was a little unsure about how the pattern on the fabric would look in person, but I cannot tell you how much I love these shades.  The fabric is beautiful and the print modern, yet classic with its blue and white tones. It provides the perfect amount of privacy and they are so easy to open and close.

Windows can be so challenging to photograph, these photos do not do justice to how beautiful these roman shades are.

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Here is this fun pattern up close.  I LOVE it so much!

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Going with a custom product like this was the perfect solution for us.  As our home is an older home, the windows are difficult to fit.  That was no problem at all with their online measuring guide that helped me completely customize the shades.  You can even customize the type of lining and sides the pulls are on. And if they don’t get it right, they have a special Fit-or-Free policy that guarantees your money back!

The shades arrived lightning fast and were a breeze for me (aka my husband) to install. We have had the shades for about 2 weeks now and they are a dream come true.  I no longer have to worry about my neighbors getting a peep show!

We have so many more windows to cover in our home.  We plan to plug along room by room. That is the thing with window coverings; they can be so expensive, it is hard to do an entire house at once.  Blindster is such an affordable option, you practically CAN afford to do an entire home Right now they are offering 25% off everything.  You can see their Facebook page for details.

Tell me how do you cover your windows.  Shutters, blinds, curtains?  Do you do it for privacy or more for looks?

Until next time . . .

xoxo

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**This is not a sponsored post.  Blindster did provide the shades.  All opinions, as always, are my own.

What’s New at Ballard Designs

Hi lovely readers!  I picked up the new Ballard Designs catalog over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see they had a variety of new items.

The style at Ballard is right up my alley.  It is founded in the traditional, but they also throw in modern and whimsical accents.  Here are my picks from their new catalog:

Ballard 2016 1 The new Octavia bookcase is just so fun and unique.  How fun would it be to display decor accents in the little octagons?  It comes in a variety of colors as well.

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The Felicity line of acrylic end and coffee tables are just what I mean when I say that Ballard injects a little modern into their traditional designs.

Ballard 2016 The nailhead trim adds so much to the simple lines of the Haynes dining chair.

Ballard 2016 4 I am not a huge fan of animal print, but I find the antelope print on this rug to be so serene.  I would love to incorporate it into one of my neutral spaces.  Here it is used in a living room.  So rich and luxurious, right?

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The imperfect chevron print on these pillows would create a graphic punch in any space.

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I am on the lookout for art for our new home and I have always loved the dreamy abstract art from Ballards.  This blue piece from the new catalog is no exception.

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If you have been reading the blog for a while, you know I am a huge fan of faux bamboo.  Can’t get enough of it!  This bamboo sconce would be perfect in an entry way or hallway.

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One of my favorite things I saw in the catalog was not even something new.  It is a deal they are running on the Dayna chairs.  An oldie but a goodie.  It is one of their Best of Ballard sales.  You can get two side chairs for $399.00 or an arm-chair for $249.00.  Did I mention how much I love faux bamboo?  If you are a fan too, this is a great time to pick them up on sale, as they rarely go on sale.

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What do you think?  Are you a Ballard fan?  Do you have anything you are swooning over that is new?  Do tell in the comments!

xoxo,

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Our 2015 Holiday Card

Hi friends!  I recently had a friend ask on Facebook if we thought the internet had killed the Christmas card.  With all of the digital options these days, I could see how one could think that might be true.

However, one of the things I look forward to each holiday season, is getting the mail and seeing Christmas cards with our smiling friends and family on the cover.  Given our busy and hectic lives these days it is nice to connect with people we don’t see all the time.

I love doing a card each year.  Here is our 2015 Holiday Card.  I tend to prefer jewel tones for Christmas rather than traditional red and green.  Hence, our card is “Merry and Bright.”  It is from the Tiny Prints holiday card collection.

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In order to make sending the cards a breeze, I used these coordinating personalized address labels.  One less thing to do!

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As if sticking a sticker on is not easy enough, I also have this personalized address stamp I will use.  I have wanted one of these for years and now that we are finally in our “forever” home, I can justify it.

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What do you think?  Do you like to stray from red and green once in a while?  Do you think the internet killed the Christmas card?  Do send cards every year?

xoxo

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Target Fall 2015: Mad for Plaid

Hi friends!  I know you guys have seen the commercials for the amazing fall lines at Target.  I find myself rocking out and then re-winding to see all the goodies that went by way too fast the first time.

Well no surprises this year, Target has done it again.  Their line of fall clothing, home decor and even kitchen accessories is all about plaid. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

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How fun would those quail candle holders be for a Thanksgiving table??

What do you think?  Do you decorate for fall?  The brass and orange are so cozy.  Makes me want to curl up on the couch.  Too bad it is still in the 90’s in California!!

xoxo,

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Maker Mood Board Contest

Happy Monday everyone!  I am in the process of helping a friend put together a guest room.  I love using mood boards, as they help pull everything together and help people visualize the end result.  It was perfect timing as was recently nominated by Small Town Rambler to participate in the Maker Mood Board Contest with Porch.com and ATGStores.com.  Porch and ATGStores.com have teamed up to offer bloggers a chance to enter the contest by creating a mood board with a collection of their photos and products as a way to get inspired.

The idea behind the mood board was to create a sophisticated guest room using a combination of my friends existing decor, new products and a few DIY ideas.  Browsing through the items at ATGStore.com was a dream come true.  There are so many amazing products, I had a hard time choosing!  I also got some inspiration from some of my blogging buddies, who are featured in the board as well.  The room will involve some DIY striped walls and a bedroom fireplace.  How amazing does that sound??  Here is what we came up with.

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Area Rug- ATG Stores / Ottoman – ATG Stores / Striped Wall – Away She Went / Lamps – ATG Stores / Headboard-This Crazy Thing Called life

Fireplace- Small Town Rambler / Lamp – ATG Stores / Dresser- Glamista Home / Mirror –ATG Stores / Art –ATG Stores

I hope you find something inspiring in the board!

xoxo,

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RugpadUSA Review and Giveaway!

Happy Monday my lovely readers!!  I have a fun giveaway for you today! A few months back, I was lucky enough to get to try out and review a RugpadUSA rug pad.  I can’t tell you what a difference this made for our area rugs.  The problem we were having was that our rugs were thin and our old rug pad did not provide enough padding.  In addition, the rugs would constantly bunch up and wrinkle.  Our rug pad from RugpadUSA fixed both problems.  You can read my full review here.

The wonderful thing about RugpadUSA rugs is that they are environmentally safe.   In case you did not know, most rug pads are made with pvc or plastic, often chemically ridden, toxic, and harmful for your floors. RugpadUSA offer an eco-friendly alternative to all the cheap and toxic pvc rug pads traditionally available in big box stores.  This has become increasingly important to me, now that I have little ones and a dog who are often so close to and playing on our rugs. RugpadUSA has generously offered to giveaway an 8×10 Superior Lock rug pad to one lucky reader.

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All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter contest below!  Head over to RugpadUSA to check out their full line of eco-friendly rug pads.

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Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by RugpadUSA.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Good luck!

xoxo

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Lilly Pulitzer For Target

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Hello Decorating Delirium readers!  I though I would pop in this morning for a little public service announcement.  In case you didn’t know, one week from today on April 19th, Lilly Pulitzer’s 250 piece line will debut at Target stores and online.  The line features women, children and home accents.  The even better news is that 200 of the pieces are under $30.

I had actually never heard the story behind Lilly Pulitzer before.  Lilly was a socialite whose husband owned many citrus groves in Palm Beach.  Bored of sitting around their mansion, she decided to open up a juice stand on posh Worth Avenue.  In order to cover up the juice stains she encountered, she made several dresses out of a busy floral print to hide the stains.  Catching the eye of passers-by, including Jackie Kennedy, she began selling the dresses at her stand.  The rest is history!

Here are my favorite picks from the women’s line.

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Here are my favorites from the kids line.  I can just imagine my two little ones dressed in matching outfits!  I simply can’t decide which one is my favorite!

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Last but not least, here are my picks for home decor.

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The lounge chair and pom pom napkins are high on my list!

If you want to get your preppy on, I would recommend running, not walking to your local Target store on April 19th!

Do you have a favorite piece from the collection?  You can see the entire lookbook of the collection here.

Have a great Sunday!

xoxo

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