Thursday, August 26, 2010

Emilie Sloan

We wanted to write a fun blog entry about this incredible line of totes but their website tells it best, 

Breakfast with friends, a trip to the farmers market, time for the gym.  That's the idea behind Emilie Sloan; stylish, durable, practical totes that bring a little Saturday into your everyday.  Totes that are made to be used - featuring an exclusive COTTON LAMINATED fabric with a rainproof exterior that stays clean and dry when life gets messy.
Soon after launching, Emilie Sloan quickly developed a loyal following who await new designs and patterns to be launched!  Skip the plain black tote bag and have a fashionable day with Emilie Sloan.
Emilie Sloan - Life . . . more elegant."

We love Emilie Sloan.

Lisa Murphy, the lady behind this chic line, creates cute, fun patterns, that we just cant resist.

Come in and stock up on some Emilie Sloan for your life.

With Love,


Friday, August 20, 2010

The Power of Pillows

A pillow has great power, especially if your pillow is as chic and fun as the pillows pictured below. 

This season, pillows are meant to be fun and creative.  Updating your decor with pillows is an easy and affordable way to redecorate any space and keep up with the trends, without completely re-doing your home. 

(Top Photo: Designers Guild. Middle Photo: Lacefield Designs. Bottom Photo: Tourmaline Home.) 

We carry all of the pillows featured in todays blog and much more. 

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With love, 


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Office Inspiration

As we are getting our new design resource room ready we are researching chic office ideas for the back of the store. Here are some of our favorite inspiration photos below. 

(Hounds-tooth Curtains, O at Home Magazine, Top office, Elle Decor Magazine, 
Bottom office, Domino Design Book, Cork Board, Pottery Barn)

Your office should be a place you love and be an environment that inspires you.  

Happy Decorating! 

With Love, 


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Getting Ready for Fall

New fall merchandise is arriving daily and we are beginning to dream of the cool, crisp weather that comes along with it.  Speaking of dreaming, we are now carrying a new line of incredible bedding called Ankasa. We have quickly fallen in love with all of the pieces.  It is elegant, feminine, and fabulous.  The style and quality is amazing.

This fall season we are seeing lots of grays in home decor and loving the versatility of the color.  Below is a store display of the the new line.   The cream embroidery against the 500 thread-count gray cotton is simply beautiful. 

You can visit their website by clicking here to view their entire collection. Its stunning. 

(above: edge beach blocks photo frames, bird cage photo holder, ankasa embroidered duvet, 
amity home cream quilt, and sugarboo remember when wall art

Below is a hand-stitched cream quilt also by Ankasa. This intricate design is both feminine and very versatile. With beautiful detailing and such a lovely cream color, this quilt is truly one of a kind. 

(above: ankasa cream hand-embroidered quilt) 

These fun friends below came to visit us last week and we are in love. 

These cute little ones are door stops perfect to brighten anyones home. Each animal is weighted down to keep any door open to let the warm air of fall flow through your home. Each animal is patch-worked with bright, fun fabrics. 

(above: three dog doorstops) 

(above: hudson the hippo doorstop) 

We absolutely love the couple who run Sugarboo Designs, a wonderful line of wall art and home decor. You can visit their website here.  Below is a piece that just arrived. We love the sweet sayings that go along with their beautiful signs. They simply make you heart melt. 

(above: sugarboo designs, I love you more) 

Come in and see all of our new items for fall arriving daily!

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With love,


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Small Space Decorating

Its almost that time, time for new college students everywhere to pack up and finally move into the dorm. This summer we have had mother daughter duos coming in and preparing to transform dorm rooms across the country into beautiful and functional rooms and we were so excited to help in the process.

Still need some inspiration? Or don't have a daughter moving into the dorm but still want some inspiration?

Here are some fun yet functional ideas to transform any small space into a beautiful place.

1. Bedding 
Start with a neutral in a small space. Especially in a dorm. From year to year you are most likely going to want to do something different, so invest a a great neutral duvet set and then buy a fun throw to place on the end of your bed or funky pillows to coordinate with the basics. This also applies to a small place, start with a neutral and then you can add color with accent pieces and detailing.

2. Walls 
In most dorm rooms you are going to be forced to settle with the wall color they have given you, which will most likely be white, white, or white. So invest in some artwork or picture frames with wide trim. These pieces can camouflage the walls and really make a statement.

3.  Fragrances 
A good candle or diffuser can transform the feel of a room and create a great atmosphere. But be safe!

4. Details 
Small details that can remind you of home are always treasured pieces of decor.

Happy decorating!

With love,