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Last Minute Halloween Entertaining Ideas

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to show a few DIY ideas for your Halloween decor in case you might need it. 

My oldest daughter is going as a "fashion-ista"--wearing my clothes! My youngest daughter is dressing up as a pirate.. 
I'm going as myself and will be eating all their candy! LOL!

Check these out and have a great weekend!


Halloween Pumpkin Punch // HonestlyYUM

Use skull inside of a cake plate for halloween decor...have a great skull candle and the exact cake plate for this.

Spooky brownies make for tasty fun! I'm putting this idea on my Biscuit Hill B&B vanilla cream biscuits instead of the brownie

via Betty Crocker


How To Easily Add Glamour To Your Home (Hint..Just Add Black)

Hi everyone!

I wanted to do a little styling session in my own home to show you how a black lamp shade can do wonders, but I didn't have time, so alas, I put together this design board to show you how by simply switching out... or getting a new.. black lamp shade can add glamour to your home or just a new modern look, depending on the lamp's base. (Don't you just love that run-on sentence?!)

Check out these gorgeous lamps imagine if they had white shades..... Can you see how much more glam they are with the black??

What do you think?

Add Glamour To Your Home: Black Lamp Shades


7 Outstanding Spaces You Can't Miss!

I'm keeping this short and sweet today. Here are 7 outstanding and oh so glam spaces I HAD to share with you!

Aren't they sublime?

Kelly Wearstler Residential
Kelly Wearstler

beautiful wood dresser, fab lamp

Lilly Bunn
Lilly Bunn

Ryan Korban

black ceiling

hand-blocked wallpaper
via DecorPad

Bar Set up by Windsor Smith


Making an Entrance: Different Styles Using a Round Table


I don't know about you, but I'm in full decorating mode over here--not just with my clients as always, but with my home. 

By tonight I have to decide on what color to do my steps! Black and white? Black? Just white? 

In any case, I'm also contemplating switching up the look of my foyer.. It's not large, but not small either and I have a little nook by my stairs that's really narrow, so I'm trying to decide if I should just make a statement and put a white lacquer ROUND table by this nook.. I'll be moving it around tonight and then will show you on another post as I figure things out... which leads to today's post... The round table..

I love a round table in an entrance. There's something very inviting about it. Check out these entrances.. all beautiful in their own way.

Which is your fav?

Sophisticated, yet simple
Simple is striking in this white-paneled entry, outfitted with just a round table and plush rug. - Traditional Home ® / Photo: Lucas Allen / Design: Andrew Howard
via Traditional Home

Dark wood furniture seems to be the consensus for iron staircase!!

A quirky animal-hooved bench stands guard in a bright  white entry hall.  Green foliage dresses every corner of the adjoining rooms.
via Lonny

tulip table in an entry!

windows, trim, stone, lighting
via Tobi Fairley

Natural Decor

Pretty table but... I love the idea of a banquette in a large entry way!

The Exquisite Work of Jan Showers

I love a handful of interior designers, and all have one thing in common--the gift of glamour. 

Jan Showers is one of these designers (among my other favorites--Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, and Windsor Smith). 
She creates sophisticated, glamorous, yet livable spaces. Her designs seem effortless yet so many details are considered.

When I see these beautiful rooms by Showers, it makes me want to up my own glamour factor in my home. 

I hope you are inspired as much as I am by this talented designer. 


My Favorite Hanging Lights Under $500/JWS Interiors Featured in Good Housekeeping Article

Happy Fri-yay!  
So thrilled it's the weekend after a long, but good week.

Today I wanted to share with you my favorite picks for hanging lights under $500.  You'll see a few here that definitely look more expensive than they actually are!

Also, I'm thrilled to have been included in a roundup article on selecting paint colors in!  I was included with one of my favorite designers, Caitlin Wilson!

Here's the link to the article! Special thanks to Good Housekeeping for the opportunity!

Favorite Hanging Lights Under $500


A Preppy & Pretty Room: Navy & Pink Design Board

Today I had preppy and pink on the brain as my daughter has asked me to re-do her room since it's been since she was little. (although her room is sophisticated in colors, she needs an update, I agree). 

So here is a design board I put together for anyone who loves pretty, fresh, and chic (and a dash of prep)

What do you think?

Preppy & Pretty: Pink and Navy Bedroom


Fashion Meets Home: A Glam Look

Hi Everyone!

I hope your week is going well!  For today's post, I found this cool runway image and thought it would be fun to put a space together using fashion as my inspiration.  

You can add boldness to your decor in a variety of ways--most of which can come from a pop of color, like these bright pillows, as well as the painting.  I also love the idea of color on the floor, with the lavender floor pouf.

What do you think?

Fashion Meets Home: A Glam Look