Employee Spotlight: Marisa, Customer Relations/Design Specialist

Layla Grayce Customer Relations and Design Specialist Marisa
Dream Outdoor Room, Three Designing Women Address Stamp, Eloquence Sophia Upholstered Bed

That picture of Marisa says it all! She’s so full of life and makes everyone around her smile from ear to ear. We think this address stamp suits her to a T – it’s full of personality, just like her!

Designers We Love: Bear-Hill Interiors

Bear-Hill Interiors Dining Room Featured on Layla Grayce
Bear-Hill Interiors

Based in Little Rock, Bear-Hill Interiors has captured our attention with their stunning home designs. We love the elegant lighting, soft colors and variety of rich textures and mirrored surfaces in their homes. To give you a glimpse into their beautiful work, we’ve created a collection of our favorite photos from their portfolio.

Bear-Hill Interiors Office Featured on Layla Grayce
Bear-Hill Interiors

We’re captivated by their use of a room’s existing natural light and architecture, like the large windows and striking marble fireplace in these spaces. The charming and peaceful nooks are dressed with glamorous mirrored surfaces for added light, while pastel wall colors, throw pillows and curtain panels invite a soothing and feminine aesthetic.

Bear-Hill Interiors Classic Living Room Featured on Layla Grayce
Bear-Hill Interiors

Bear-Hill Interiors often beautifully combines classic and modern design inspiration. In this living room, green walls, a sunburst mirror and contemporary throw pillows balance the formality of the room’s stately mantel and traditional furniture arrangement.

Bear-Hill Interiors French Living Room Featured on Layla Grayce
Bear-Hill Interiors

At first glance, this living room exudes traditional style with antique-inspired furniture and formal architecture. Yet the designers took this muted, classic look and gave it an eclectic update with abstract artwork, light-reflecting modern mirrors and bright blue upholstery and accessories.

Bear-Hill Interiors Traditional Living Room Featured on Layla Grayce
Bear-Hill Interiors

A monotone palette runs the risk of feeling either staid or even overwhelming if its a strong shade, but this striking gold sitting room is neither. Perfectly balanced in a variety of golden hues, the formal living area is inviting and sophisticated versus off-putting.

Bear-Hill Interiors Featured on Layla Grayce
Bear-Hill Interiors

In this bedroom, the designers fused minimalism with bright, graphic prints. The headboard’s simple geometric design and the room’s overall neutral color palette are given a bold facelift with vibrant throw accessories and a shimmering mirrored nightstand.

Design 101: Bar Carts

Vintage Bar Cart
Featured on: Pinterest

Today we’re excited to continue our “Design 101″ series! Once a month, we dive into the backstory behind specific furniture styles and show you the best way to use the pieces in your home. Thanks to the influence of Mad Men, we’re seeing a resurgence in home bars for cocktail hour and dinner parties. A throwback to this classic 1950s and 1960s aesthetic, bar carts conveniently add a touch of vintage appeal to the home.

Beach House Bar Cart
Featured on: Better Homes & Gardens, Lonny

With versatile and open constructions, today’s bar carts range from contemporary industrial metal to glamorous gold designs. Often featuring glass shelves with raised sides, these pieces are the perfect way to display collections of glassware, bar tools and bottles.

Mid-Century Bar Cart
Featured on: Lonny

Set on wheels for ease of movement, these metal carts create a fully-stocked bar for entertaining anywhere in the home. We recommend placing this must-have party furnishing in a living room or dining room and styling it with colored cocktail tumblers, sophisticated ice buckets and glass decanters.

Traditional Bar Cart
Featured on: Coastal Style

Inspired to create your own retro-inspired home bar with a classic cart? Whether you’re all about sleek metallic styles or vintage gold is your fave, we’ve assembled a collection of our best below!

The Design History of Bar Carts from Layla Grayce
Row 1: Gabby Furniture Lacy Bar Cart, Worlds Away Lenox Nickel Bar Cart, Worlds Away Vince Gold Leaf Bar Cart
Row 2: Arteriors Wade Vintage Brass Bar Cart, Worlds Away Ladner Nickel Bar Cart
Row 3: Worlds Away Palm White Bar Cart, Worlds Away Emery Gold Bar Cart, Worlds Away Gerard Stainless Steel Bar Cart

Editors’ Pick: Jamie Young Steam Punk Lamp

Layla Grayce Jamie Young Lighting Steam Punk Lamp Featured on The Washington Post

We love how the Jamie Young Steam Punk Table Lamp adds a bold industrial touch to a living room or bedroom. A simple yet stunning statement, this vintage-inspired light fixture shines with a hand-finished gunmetal shade and foot connected by a gold arm (the gold and silver contrast itself is enough to make us swoon!). It looks like we’re not the only ones who are crazy for this retro design: featured in the Washington Post lifestyle section, the lamp is surely making high style waves across the industry.

Get The Look: Elegant Coastal Style

White Victorian Living Room
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Alec Hemer

This Northern California home captures the essence of elegant coastal style. The owners of the Marin County weekend retreat embraced the natural aesthetic of an ocean setting while also incorporating antique-inspired pieces.

White and Burlap Living Room
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Alec Hemer

Each room of the home combines the rustic look of the Pacific coast with sophisticated French-influenced furnishings, fabrics and decor. If not complemented correctly, the living room’s high ceilings and paneled, white wood walls may have felt stark, but linen-upholstered chairs and a plush Berber rug create warmth through rich texture and inviting comfort.

Refined Nautical Bathroom
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Alec Hemer

With views of the ocean from every window, each room offers the chance to re-imagine traditional nautical style. The guest bathroom’s brass porthole, blue and white striped towels and metallic lockers offer a glamorous take on a ship’s design.

Natural Table Linens
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Alec Hemer

Every aspect of the coastal home embraces its striking surroundings. Perched on a hill amid wildflowers, the patio is the ideal spot for entertaining guests at a beautiful table setting. The combination of a natural linen tablecloth and vintage metallic chairs keeps this outdoor area simple while still mimicking the home’s indoor elegance.

Chic California Beach House Dining Room
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Alec Hemer

We love the lived-in, comfortable approach the owners took with the kitchen’s design. Vintage-inspired metallic pendant lights, a plush banquette and a trestle table create a cozy breakfast nook replete with rustic charm.

White Living Room with Vintage Signs
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Alec Hemer

The home’s coastal vibe is anything but over-the-top. Vintage wood signs and soft linen accents provide the necessary touches of beach decor. Yet, the home’s design retains its sophistication with hand-carved wooden bookcases, fireplace mantels and Victorian furniture.

All White Bedding
Featured On: House Beautiful Photographed by: Amy Neunsinger

To get this comfortable yet sophisticated coastal look in your own home, we’ve created a curated collection of our favorite furniture, lighting and accessories. Shop the products below!

Chic Coastal House

1. Rosanna Farmhouse Hobnail Pitcher 2. DL Rhein Sea Grass Embroidered Pillow 3. DL Rhein Octopus Embroidered Pillow 4. Harmon Pendant 5. Sugarboo Designs Love You Madly Art Print 6. Aidan Gray Furniture Diggs Lounge 7. Aidan Gray Decor French Industrial Number Crate Set 8. Aidan Gray Furniture Dining Chair

Introducing Petunia Handbags

Petunia Handbags Glazed Bauhaus Black Lotus Bowler @LaylaGrayce
Petunia Handbags Glazed Bauhaus Black Lotus Bowler

Just in time for dreaming up your picture-perfect Fall wardrobe, we’ve released the Petunia Handbags collection! These richly-detailed totes, satchels, wallets and pocketbooks have us captivated. We can’t get enough of their ultra-feminine accessories, so we’ve put together a little sneak peek of the exciting new styles!

Petunia Handbags Leather Wallet & Handbag @LaylaGrayce
Petunia Handbags Leather Westwood Obsidian Wallet, Petunia Handbags Glazed Soho Java Satchel

Petunia’s Westwood wallet offers classic refinement and charm. We love slipping this laser-cut leather accessory into our work or weekend bags because it carries all of the essentials while remaining fashionable. And just in time for the changing seasons, the Soho satchel has us swooning with a rich java brown and citron yellow floral pattern.

Petunia Handbags Cut Velvet Hobo Midnight Saffron @LaylaGrayce
Petunia Handbags Cut Velvet Midnight Saffron Hudson Hobo

Our love for Petunia grew when we laid eyes on their collection of cut velvet handbags. Not only are the silhouettes complete scene-stealers, but the yellow and black design can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. Whether you’re a mom on the run or dashing to the office (or both!), you’ll capture everyone’s attention with this elegant look.

Petunia Handbags Bowler & Wallet @LaylaGrayce
Petunia Handbags Glazed Promenade Black Lotus Pocketbook, Petunia Handbags Glazed Bauhaus Pewter Bowler

The glazed collection offers head-turning details and practicality. These bowler bags, carryalls and pocketbooks give you a chance to flaunt your personal style while still carrying everything you need for work, play or traveling with kids. Plus, the glazed surface features charming patterns and easily wipes clean to protect against everyday spills.

Petunia Handbags Leather Heathrow Holdall Sepia Embroidered @LaylaGrayce
Petunia Handbags Leather Heathrow Sepia Embroidered Holdall

We’ll admit that we’re more than a little in love with Petunia’s fashionable and functional handbags. Not only have they designed an accessory for every need, but they’ve also created looks to suit any personality. Whether you gravitate toward sophisticated black florals or sassy saffron velvet, you’re sure to find your ideal design. Click here to shop the entire Fall accessory collection!

Petunia Handbags Satchel @LaylaGrayce
Petunia Handbags Glazed Soho Black Lotus Satchel, Petunia Handbags Glazed Soho Pewter Satchel

5 Unexpected Uses for Wallpaper

Wallpapered Ceilings
Featured on: Annsley Interiors Get the Look: Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis Citrine Wallpaper

Let’s put it out there. We’re obsessed with wallpaper! Just a touch of the right pattern can instantly lift the look of a space, lending it texture, drama, color and more. If you’re on the hunt for new prints or inspiring ways to utilize wallpaper in your home, you’ve come to the right place: we’re here to share our favorite and unexpected uses (hello you gorgeous ceiling!) for wallpaper:

Wallpapered Closet
Featured on: Who What Where Get the Look: Lace Champagne Wallpaper

If you have scraps of leftover wallpaper, don’t let them go to waste! Instead, use it along the surrounding walls or against the backboard of a neutral cabinet or shelving unit. We love how the Lace Champagne Wallpaper‘s sweet feminine design peeks out behind the cabinet’s display of apparel and accessories.

Wallpapered cabinets
Featured on: Driven By Decor Get the Look: Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis Charcoal Wallpaper

Here’s another example of sprucing up an everyday shelving unit by applying an intoxicating wallpaper pattern along the backboard. Not only does it warm the piece with texture, but it supplies a sophisticated backdrop for displayed decor. Versatile for both classic and contemporary interiors, the Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis Charcoal Wallpaper‘s stunning geometric design is a modern day must-have.

Wallpapered Dining Room Panels
Featured on: Apartment Therapy Image via: House Beautiful Get the Look: Monsoon Isabelle Blue Wallpaper

Want to give a room a hint of romance without breaking the bank? Frame panels of floral wallpaper and hang them like art. Showcasing a blooming garden of pinks, plums and greens, the Monsoon Isabella Blue Wallpaper is the perfect find with its enchanting 18th century-inspired feel.

Wallpapered Dressing Room
Featured on: At Home Arkansas Get the Look: Go Baroque Mirror Wallpaper

Whether on ceilings, cabinets or closets, we’re absolutely inspired by the endless design uses of wallpaper! It’s amazing to see what just a dash of wallcovering can do to makeover a space. Shop now to find the right print for boosting your look!

Editors’ Pick: Aden & Anais Dream Blanket

Aden & Anais Jungle Jam Dream Blanket Featured on Celebuzz @LaylaGrayce

Looking for the perfect accessory for baby? Just take cue from Nick and Vanessa Lachey! Featured in Celeb Buzz!, the adorable Aden & Anais Jungle Jam Dream Blanket topped off the Lacheys’ list of essentials to welcome their newborn. This cozy sleeping cover combines plush muslin layers with a playful yellow and orange giraffe print to keep an infant happy and comfortable. We love this animal pattern accessory as a part of a jungle-themed nursery or as a colorful complement to neutral crib bedding.

We Love The Rosanna Portico Handbag!

The Rosanna Portico Handbag @LaylaGrayce

Score your own Rosanna Grey & Pink Portico Bag here. Check out other color combinations here!

Our Top 10 Rugs

Top 10 Rugs From Layla Grayce
1. Dash & Albert Plain Tin Charcoal Wool Hook Rug 2. Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Trimaran Stripe Rug 3. Surya Frontier Marrakesh Dark Blue Flatweave Rug 4. Company C Indoor/Outdoor Talavera Tile Rug 5. Jaipur Coastal Living Bahai Hand Hooked Rug 6. Jaipur Maroc Nyasha Gray Wool Rug 7. Surya Frontier Casablanca Blue Flatweave Rug 8. Surya Frontier Wide Zigzag Yellow Flatweave Rug 9. Surya Frontier Enchant Mediterranean Blue Flatweave Rug 10. Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Platinum White Rug

Whether you’re looking for a little pop of pattern in the bedroom or a sophisticated neutral accent in the foyer, a beautiful area rug is just the answer! Our extensive collection of floor coverings combines plush comfort with striking patterns and colors for the perfect home accents.

Design enthusiasts everywhere, we know gorgeous, one-of-a-kind area rugs are enough to floor your excitement. However, there’s more! Through September 17th, you can enter to win a $1,000 Surya rug shopping spree, meaning one of these beauties can be yours at minimal cost. Click here for all of the details!