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Design Inspiration: Macy’s Wedding Display

I am not one of those people that has a secret Pinterest board of wedding ideas for a date (oh right, and fiancé) that I don’t have. Honestly, the more I hear from friends about everything that goes into planning weddings, the less excited I get about the whole thing.

But I happened to be near the wedding registry at Macy’s the other day – I was stopping in the home department to check out the exciting selection of bath mats, woohoo – and stumbled upon this cute fall wedding display:

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I have a strange attraction to warm colors used together. Like I would never think to mix pink, orange and red, but it totally works here. Plus, I’m a huge sucker for all those gold doilies…

Now how do you convince guests to only bring gifts wrapped to match the theme?

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Quoted: William Morris

“Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris, English textile designer

(Images: 1. Lonny, 2. Apartment Therapy, 3. Indulgy, 4. Design Sponge)

Design Inspiration: Pink and Gold Home Office

I’ve touted the merits of Adore before, but this latest issue really puts it over the top. Everything is so bright and cheery and beautiful!

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The theme is workspaces, which doesn’t usually interest me, but lately I’ve been dreaming of a home office (and a pink one at that!).

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This is blogger Monika Hibbs‘ home office. I’ve been lusting after those Kate Spade nesting boxes (I’m partial to the polka dots and stripes set), and I love that she DIY’d her coffee table and bookshelves from IKEA’s Vittsjo series. Chic and affordable. Who said it couldn’t be done? I think that’s why I like it so much. It’s gorgeous… and not completely out of reach.

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Even if you’re like me and don’t have room for an office, I still think you can still glean some inspiration from the fab spaces—office and otherwise—in the June/July issue. I swear I found something to love on every single page—even in the ads!

Flip through the entire issue here. And Adore editors, bring that new book of yours stateside, pretty please! I can only imagine the eye candy in there..A91Q9627 copy

Pretty in Pink

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Hello, chocolates and flowers and rom coms! Just keeding. We have no plans for V-Day except a House of Cards marathon (season two is out Friday!) and, if I’m lucky, takeout.

Exciting, eh?

While I’m not really a touchy-feeling romantic type (though I do like surprises… hint, hint), I can’t deny my love for hot pink year around. I’ve been noticing a lot of pink and gold combos popping up, and I’m crushing HARD. I think the boy would kill me if I pinked our living room, so I’ve been collecting ideas for a future girly office, and let me just say: It’s going to be awesome.

But in the meantime, here’s a few of my trend favs:

PINK1. Trina Turk La Playa Fuchsia/Purple Embroidered Pillow, $140, Zinc Door
2. Michael Kors Bedford Leather Crossbody, $178, Nordstrom
3. Thonet Chair in Hot Pink, $150, ABC Carpet & Home
4. Gold Bazooka Pink Dial Seaport Chronograph, $250, Kate Spade
5. #GirlyGirl Pencil Set, $8, Design Darling
6. Moroccan Glasses Set of 6 – Pink/Gold, $45, Design Menagerie