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12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

September 18, 2014

I love it when my favorite design gurus talk about what they’re loving for the season! It’s fun to peek into someone else’s shopping bag when you admire their style so much. Would you like to see my 12 favorites for Fall from Anthropologie? I don’t get to their stores much these days – they don’t have any in Germany and up until now they were only in England (but soon to open in Paris), so unless I travel there I’m rarely able to play in their fashion and interiors wonderland for adults. I do shop them online though since they have a German store, but it’s not the same as being immersed in that lush brocante chic experience that is Anthro. Oh well, I’m due a London visit soon anyway. Until then, here is my shopping list for the months ahead…

12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

1.Garden Buzz Shower Curtain, 2. Field Harvest Dinner Plates, 3. Wildlife calendar 2015, 4. Zoology oval rug.

12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

5.Openhouse magazine Volume 1, 6. Waved spectrum coaster, 7. Handwoven Arrow Tapestry, 8. Alicia Galer Barbican Palm.

12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

9.Botanical Print, Ostrich, 10. Bee Colony Wallpaper, 11. Meadow Dusk Duvet and 12. pillows.

Spot any new faves?

(images: anthropologie)

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I Heart Skandinavisk Candles

September 17, 2014

I’ve been curious about Skandinavisk candles because I’ve seen them a lot online and wondered if they are as good as they look. I’m a terribly picky candle person because I have these weird allergies and some candles leave me with Kanye West style migraines that make me want to head for the ER. I’m not even kidding. You can’t put me around a Yankee Candle store because I’ll have a massive headache all day long. And you can forget any candles that are “affordable”. They usually make my throat close up and my head pound within minutes after lighting them.

I Heart Skandinavisk Candles

So yeah, if I’m going to talk about scented candles you can believe I’m only going to brag if they are quality, good for sensitive people like me and they look great. This is why Skandinavisk candles are among the small but special group of my favorites currently on the market. I tried KØBENHAVN, HYGGE and KOTO and love all three despite how very different their scent. There they are above in my home. I’ve already gifted my husband with Koto, he liked that scent best. The other two are for me.

  • KØBENHAVN is very fresh, it’s a minimalist apartment in the city, a glass of white wine. My husband says it reminds him of the flower stands as he walked by Bryant Park in New York. It’s refined. It’s very metropolitan.
  • KOTO is heady, evening perfume, Kyoto 京都市, in the evening during cherry blossom season. A Buddhist temple, incense burning in a Shinto shrine at dusk. A holy place, a place of peace, harmony, security.
  • HYGGE is very cozy, smells a bit like Lapsang souchong (Chinese black tea) so it is a bit smokey, combined with wildflowers growing by the sea. A magical place where forest meets sea. Salty air. A vacation you never want to leave. Wrapped in a cozy sweater sitting on sandy banks facing deep blue waters.

I Heart Skandinavisk Candles

I Heart Skandinavisk Candles

I Heart Skandinavisk Candles

In summary, I’m really impressed with these candles and plan to buy some for friends and to continue using them in my own home. In fact, now that Autumn is on it’s way, I can’t wait to change up my decor a bit to cozy it up for the cold days ahead and that always includes a few new candles – so I’m definitely going to use these for the months ago.

Please note: All products in this post are decor8 tested and approved.

(images: first, holly becker – all others, skandinavisk)

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5 Things I Love For Back To School

September 16, 2014

Gold foil is so hot right now, have you noticed? And bold contrasts too, like black and white stripes. And don’t get me started on totes with upbeat girl power phrases. I think every now and then we need to treat ourselves so with back to school here and with lots of us taking online classes or who know teens going back to high school or have college pals heading back in, etc. I found 5 things that you may like for yourself or to give as a gift. These are all handmade, high quality and decor8 tested and approved from Great.ly makers that fit MY version of what back to school means to me at the moment – a hint of glam!

5 Things I Love For Back To School

5 Things I Love For Back To School

5 Things I Love For Back To School

5 Things I Love For Back To School 5 Things I Love For Back To School

1. 13″ Macbook case in black white stripe Japanese canvas by Hanelca/Aya Kawaura 2. Gold Foil lip print by Becky Lord 3. Gold anchor note cards by Taylor Henderson. 4. Swiss dot patterned gold foil pencils by Splendid Supply Co. 5. Stay Awesome tote bag custom made for decor8 readers by Toodles Noodles.

Aren’t these handmade items just the best? Which ones do you like the best?

Please note: All products in this post are decor8 tested and approved.

(images: holly becker)

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New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

September 8, 2014

One company in Denmark that isn’t into the typical Danish look (marble, copper, natural wood, geometric prints, etc.) is Bungalow. They always stand out with their Indian-inspired patterning on pillows, tea towels, boxes, tablecloths, ornaments papers and more. Here is a glimpse at their Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collection. Some of these things really speak to me, especially their boxes and pencil cups. Big love for those up in here!

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

Look at their prints and patterns in the circles below… Ohhhh…

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From BungalowNew For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

I love these ribbons against this blue, especially the neon orange.

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

New For Autumn/Winter 2014 From Bungalow

I REALLY want some of that gorgeous gift wrap!

(images: with permission from bungalow)

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The Tweetable Birdcage

September 2, 2014

I want to show you guys this really cute birdcage/tabletop display thing-y. I really dig it. It is sorta perfect for social media addicts like most of us because it’s called the Tweetable Birdcage and with one glance, you’ll see why it is indeed tweetable. Designed by Alessandro Dubini, mine came from KOMDO.DO but I imagine if they don’t ship to where you live, you can find it in your country too if you google. This porcelain and metal birdcage isn’t really a cage for feathered friends at all but rather, to use as an unusual display peice. So you can put anything you want inside. Flowers in multiple vases, a fern or another plant, a group of succulents, prized possessions from the flea market, picture frames, food… Anything decorative that fits inside could be fun.

The Tweetable Birdcage

The Tweetable Birdcage

If you recognize this cage, it was displayed prominently in my new book, Decorate With Flowers, in the home of Bri Emery from Design Love Fest – it’s in a few photos on pages 122 and 123 in the Girly Glam section. Here is one below. After seeing it on her dining table, I just had to have it so KOMDO.DO and their PR agency hooked me up and I’m so glad they did because I didn’t realize I could get it here in Germany. Swoon and score! In my cage, I displayed something a bit unusual… straw flowers that I let dry. I snipped off the stems and just laid them on the bottom of the cage. I like it because you don’t really know what it is until you get a little closer and it’s quite unexpected and I like that sometimes, I’ve always liked to color outside of the lines I guess you could say.

The Tweetable Birdcage

What do you think, is this your style or not?

Please note: This product is decor8 tested and approved.

(images: holly becker + laure joliet)

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7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

August 31, 2014

I thought to quickly pop in this weekend to highlight 7 cool brands for baby boys to check out. Most of these shops have things for baby girls too but it seems like stuff for boys can be harder to find, at least cute stuff, so I want to write these posts from time-to-time to highlight brands I love and use. Here’s the first post I wrote with 5 brands for baby boys that was also super cute, so click here to check out that round up too.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

1. Baby mocs from Hubble and Duke. I have three pairs for Aidan (tan, mustard and gold) and he wore one out the other day and everyone who saw them thought they were the cutest. And they are. I LOVE these mocs sooo much. These shoes are decor8 tested and approved.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

2. A cozy baby blanket (and all of the baby blankets) from Designed By Artists. I especially love that they are dated with the year of birth so I’ll cherish my blanket, And So The Adventure Begins 2014, for years to come. This blanket is decor8 tested and approved.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

3. Zuzii footwear from Los Angeles in suedes and leathers. I know, more shoes. I can’t get enough.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

 

4. Cool clothes from France by emile et ida– so cute! You can get there things here. I really like the little sweater with the mask on it.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

5. Super cool trainers handmade in Spain from MAA. When Aidan is walking around I’m definitely picking up a pair for him because they’re just so unique.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

6. Petit Bateau clothing from France, the iconic label that everyone loves. I have their sleep suits and some rompers and really like them. Clothing from Petit Bateau is decor8 tested and approved.

7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

7. Mini Boden. I had no clue that Boden had baby stuff until recently. I must order a few things for winter for little Aidan because I love their bright, happy colors and we need that during our gray days ahead. And c’mon, star patches on the knees? Super cute.

Do you have a baby boy (or toddler)? Where do you shop for him? Leave your links and tips below, I’d love to know!

(images linked to their sources above)

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