Archive for February, 2010

Climb Away With Me

Pine Cone Hill Urban Treehouse Bedding Collection
Pine Cone Hill Urban Treehouse Bedding Collection
Pine Cone Hill Urban Treehouse Bedding Collection Pillows
For those of us urbanites who dream of sandy beaches and lush forests, we may have just found our bliss. Pine Cone Hill?Äôs new collection is most appropriately titled Urban Treehouse with its raw linen, washed-out color palette, and bold stripes. And the touch and feel of these pieces is delightful and unexpected. It?Äôs the unpolished look of nature meeting the sophistication of the city… a perfect balance that so many of us strive for. Your own private retreat awaits you.

Guest Blogger and Giveaway ?Äì MOR Cosmetics

Mor Cosmetics Deon St. Mor
Mor Cosmetics Summer of Love Giveaway
Our senses are heightened with delight to bring you a guest blog by the co-creator of the visually stunning and tactilely tantalizing MOR, Deon St. Mor. Readers, stay tuned for details below for another fabulous giveaway!

A Space To Live In

Dash & Albert Rugs Spring 2010
Dash & Albert Spring 2010 Rugs
With all of the phenomenal rug choices from Dash and Albert it?Äôs understandable that you might find endless possibilities for the inside of your home. Now you can enjoy the same welcomed array of options for your outdoor rooms as well. Indoor/Outdoor rugs are all the rage with their ability to expand your living space in mere seconds, and a Dash and Albert rug is a dependable choice with a spot-on design statement. And to spruce up those not-so-outdoor spaces Dash and Albert has a delightful new collection of wool rugs. The peppy Zipper pattern comes in an array of colors that will put a spring in your step, and not to mention ?Äì your home.

Well Dressed, All Around

Annette Tatum Bedding for the home
Annette Tatum Bedding for children
The fresh airy colors of spring have arrived with the new Annette Tatum collection for kids and home. Breathe new life into your bedrooms with pleasant print pairings that embrace the whimsical, classic, and even a touch of retro vibe. With signature Annette Tatum mixing and matching, your bedding can reflect one or even all of these styles at the same time… little bit of this, little bit of that = one fashionable bed. And how darling are the kids bedding interpretations? Youthful bedding sets are grown-up chic and a house of full style.

Can Lightening Strike Twice?

Petunia Pickle Bottom Heirloom Collection
Petunia Pickle Bottom 2010 Original Collection
Petunia Pickle Bottom 2010 Cake Collection
Petunia Pickle Bottom 2010 Cake Collection
Hang on to your hats ?Äì there?Äôs a whirlwind of delight headed our way. With glorious grays, powdery blues, and soft neutrals like buttercream and warm brown, Petunia Pickle Bottom brings us their spring line of diaper bags, baby carriers, and blankets. The beautiful use of white as a background and accent color lightens the mood and highlights the exquisite patterns this company is known for. And let us not forget the delectable stylings of Cake ?Äì freshened up in color, and holding strong in timeless appeal. Cherry on top? A limited edition 10th Anniversary Heirloom bag, not to be missed. Decidedly fairer weather is headed our way, and these are perhaps the most fashionable items to be seen with.

The Subtlety of Spring

Company C - New Rugs & Pillows for Spring
Company C Sarasas Rug
Just about ready to put away those winter clothes? Even with a snow drift or rain storm beating down your door ?Äì your living room has never looked happier with the newest additions by Company C. Fresh springtime inspired colors of citron, poppy, melon and aqua pop up in easy going pillows and rugs. A few florals here and there (afterall what is springtime without a floral?) and the signature medallion pattern is alive and well. A feast for the eyes and a delight for the soul.

Guest Blog ?Äì Valentine?Äôs with the Hostess With the Mostess

Jennifer Sbranti is the charming and fashionable creator of the revered blog the HostessWithTheMostess.com and popular daily blog ?Äì HostessBlog.com. See what inspires her this Valentine?Äôs day ?Äì a two part special.

Need some gift ideas that coordinate with this theme? Whether you?Äôre shopping for the party hostess, the guest of honor, or another special someone, here are some personal favorites that work well with this look… all from the current collection at Layla Grayce:

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Guest Blog ?Äì Valentine?Äôs with the Hostess With the Mostess

February is the month of love, and as tradition holds full of reds, pinks, hearts, and flowers. But what is there for those of us who do not fit the norm? Those of us who are inspired by the modern and refreshingly eclectic? In these days of reinvention a valentine takes many different shapes, and the possibilities are endless. Inspire us Hostess.

Jennifer Sbranti is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hostess with the Mostess¬Æ (HWTM), a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational ?Äúhow-to?Äù website ?Äì HostessWithTheMostess.com and popular daily blog ?Äì HostessBlog.com.

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Guest Blogger Q&A – Thomas Paul

Thomas Paul Guest Blog & Giveaway
Thomas Paul Wool Rugs
Thomas Paul Pillows
Making a bold and welcomed entrance ?Äì Layla Grayce presents Thomas Paul. This dazzling collection of rugs and pillows brightens our day and we are eager to learn more about the master of this creation. Thomas Paul ?Äì please share! Readers, stay tuned for details below for another fabulous giveaway!

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Light of my life

Currey and Company Lighting
Currey and Company Pendants & Lanterns

With beauty and artful grace the newest pieces by Currey and Company make a shining entrance. Resembling architecture more than lighting, these chandeliers and table and floor lamps have fine elegant lines that know how to make a statement. And the airy neutral colors in the metal and cloth, signature Currey and Company, are infused with perfectly placed hints of color. What a lovely way to light up a room.