Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Maxi Dress Styles

Maxi dresses are probably one of the most comfortable and easy-to-wear items of Summer clothing. With all different styles available, they're perfect for any occasion (work, BBQ's, or a night out on the town). I love dresses of all kinds because they are an entire outfit in one piece, and what could be easier then that?! Maxi dresses are especially great because you never have to worry about the appropriateness of the length; they're as long as a dress gets! The most popular styles that I've seen around are strapless, criss-cross straps, and with or without sleeves (cap sleeves, short sleeves, and three-quarter sleeves).

Check out a few of my favorite picks below.

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dress

Blue maxi dress

H M sleeve maxi dress
$19 -

Striped maxi dress

Forever New blue maxi dress
$61 -

NIC ZOE blue maxi dress

Vince striped maxi dress

Free People print dress
$155 -

Ralph Lauren cream dress

H M long racerback dress
$19 -

Cool Change striped top

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Favorite Patterns: Dots

Dot patterns have been around for a very long time, and show no signs of going anywhere. Recently they seem to be popping up everywhere from wallpapers to bedding, and more. Dots are a whimsical pattern that can add a fun, relaxed element to any space. Try incorporating this pattern into your home by wallpapering an accent wall or reupholstering an existing piece of furniture. Below are some of my favorite dot patterned home decor items including an area rug, wallpapers, bedding, a room divider, and even a shower curtain!

Photo: Design Public
Photo: Etsy / River Oak Studio
Photo: Garnet Hill Kids
Photo: Home Decorators
Photo: IKEA
Photo: Lowes
Photo: Lumens
Photo: PB Teen

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Zippered Pouches

I have always had a love of fabrics. One of the great perks about being an Interior Designer is that I am around beautiful fabrics everyday -- it is definitely my favorite part. Ever since I got a sewing machine a few years ago, I have been eager to turn all of these colorful, textured, and patterned fabrics into beautiful things.

First, I created a growing collection of two-of-a-kind throw pillows available through my website and Etsy, and I am now getting ready to offer a collection of one-of-a-kind zippered pouches. If you see something you like, don't wait too long because once it's sold, that's it! Below is one of the first pouches that is going to be available. It's the perfect size for a makeup bag, a place to keep receipts (I'm a big receipt-hoarder), or to organize any other little items that need organizing.

Keep an eye out for many more styles to come!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Turquoise Home Decor

Turquoise furniture and home decor items seem to be popping up everywhere. It's the perfect color to add to almost any space. I love it because it reminds of the clear, bright blue water in the Caribbean. Add this color to your home through pieces of furniture, light fixtures, or small accessories like vases or an ottoman. Brighten up your decor just in time for summer!

Turquoise Home Decor

Ceramic garden stool

Glass vase

Glass bottle

Swivel chair

3 drawer dresser

Surya ottoman