Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

Wearing O’ The Green

Wearing 'o the Greens

1. Green Zodiac Earrings 2. Breton Top in Pistachio Stripe 3. Sanctuary Original Peace Pant 4. Emerald Isle Wedges 5. Language Boho Top in Clover 6. Opi Nail Polish in Simply Smashing 7. Emerald Hand Pounded Gold Vermeil Bands

Wearing 'o the Greens

1. Nordstrom ‘Whisper’ Mixed Stripe Cashmere Wrap in Green with Heather Grey 2. Irish Rose Hair Pins 3. Silk Dupioni Bracelet 4. Thea Kelly Frock by Tracy Reese 5. MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Santorini – Large’ Straw Basket Tote in Garden Green

That “affectionate pinch” for those NOT wearing green on Saint Patrick’s Day? We’d rather not be a part of that group, thank you very much! Instead we’ve come up with a few stylish ways to work green into your attire this Thursday. From head to toe and everything in between, we’re sharing some of our favorite green accessories and attire. Keep an eye out for lucky leprechauns too (since having a little gold to accent your green would be a lovely thing!)


Trend Watch: Ikat


Interior Design magazine Jun/Jul 2010 Design by: Elizabeth Bauer


Designer: Emma Pilkington, Photographer: Roger Davies

Essex Ikat Upholstered Ottoman

Essex Ikat Upholstered Ottoman from West Elm

ikat curtains

Ikat Ogee linen window panels from West Elm


Bravado Ikat fabric from Thibaut

Cobalt Sophistikat carpet Tiles from Flor

ikat for the home

ikat for women

We love when traditional textiles get a modern makeover – blending ancient craft with contemporary sensibility. It’s a look that catches the eye, and this year ikat is turning heads in both home decor and fashion. Rendered in updated bold, bright colors and showing up in unexpected places, we’re smitten by the juxtaposition of ikat pillows and textiles popping up in all decor styles ranging from modern to eclectic. Mind, we’re not advocating a room or wardrobe full of ikat (there’s something to be said for too much of a good thing), but as a fashionable accent to update your look for the season? Inspired!

ikat for the home
  1. Madeline Weinrib Hollywood Regency Slipper Chair in Blue Daphne Ikat
  2. Ikat Stoneware Mini Bowl in Raspberry
  3. DwellStudio Home Diamond Ikat Pillows in Azure and Citron
  4. Ikat Picture Frames
  5. Capel Rugs Marrakesh Charcoal Wool Rug
ikat for women
  1. Plenty Linen Easy Cardigan in Marigold
  2. OiOi Organic Diaper Bag Chocolate Ikat Tapestry Pompeian Slouch Tote
  3. Madeline Weinrib Daphne Ikat Evening Bag in Celery
  4. Madison Marcus Ikat Print Top
  5. Ikat Print Scarf in Poppy

Expressions of Color: Red

Expressions of Color: Red
Ah red – a color that is bold and unafraid, punctuating interiors and fashion with a jolt of fiery heat. Ranging from deep blue-toned reds to cerise and deep shades of coral, red rivets the attention. Softer and more feminine when paired with white, pink and light aqua, it also shifts to the masculine paired with blues, tans and shades of aged cream. Shop all red items here


New DwellStudio for Kids



Like busy little elves, DwellStudio has been working overtime this season; introducing a new furniture collection, new bedding for kids and nursery, toys, books, accessories and so much more. There is so much “new” it’s almost too much to describe! The clean lines of the Century Collection of furniture, upholstered gliders and ottomans, graphic rugs, fabulous new prints and a treasure trove of accent items perfect for gifts. Shop all our DwellStudio for kids new additions >


Expressions of Color: Silver


Cool, metallic and reflective, silver is surprisingly adaptive, effortlessly working into a wide range of design styles from modern contemporary to classically traditional. Often used for jewelry (and of course holiday decorating), we are delighted to see silver weaving its way into textiles and home accents. Shop all silver items here


Oh Baby, Those Are Some Cute Legs

BabyLegs Collection
BabyLegs Collection

Our new BabyLegs leg warmers for your cutie pie – yes they are a COMPLETELY adorable fashion accessory, but they have a practical function too! BabyLegs not only keep kiddos warm, but also protect soft little knees when babies start to crawl and can make diaper changing and potty training easier (one less layer to worry about). A colorful selection of patterns and solids are available for both boys and girls that can be worn on both legs and arms, layered under tees. Little trend setters can choose from stripes, flowers, dots and even sports designs. Perfect for throwing in the diaper bag or tote “just in case” it gets cold (which it always does), and sized to fit all from tots to toddlers and up. Did we justify the sudden urge to buy multiple pairs? Shop our BabyLegs Collection


Giveaway and Q&A with New Arrivals

New Arrivals giveaway
New Arrivals

Tori Swaim, founder of New Arrivals, applies her artful designs to bring whimsy and personality to traditional accessories for nurseries and children’s rooms. Her eye for texture and pattern give a cottage style, flea market charm to table and chairs sets, framed hanging letters and more (we’re loving her distressed wooden blocks that feature a different painted pattern for each letter). Tori tells us how a simple project for her daughter’s nursery has blossomed into a vast product line that is a celebrity go-to for outfitting the perfect nursery.

Tell us how New Arrivals came to be
New Arrivals has been a long time in the making. Since childhood I have always loved art and design and been attracted to things that had a soft and simple look from generations past. After my children were born I felt the need to find a creative outlet; a way to channel my inspiration. It started off with a simple decorative baby wipe box for my daughter’s nursery and has evolved over the past 11 years into a broad spectrum nursery decor business. Starting my own company has allowed me to spend more time with my children and to be immersed in all of the things that I love the most. My family, art, design and the creative evolution has made the journey very sweet.

How would you describe your personal style and how does it influence your designs?
I love a white color palette, and tend to prefer neutral color shades. My style is more Modern Vintage with a splash of Shabby Chic. I try to incorporate my love for floral, stripes and old distressed wood pieces into my products.

What trends are catching your eye and how will we see them incorporated in future New Arrivals products?
Although the modern look has become a popular theme for nurseries, we still have many customers who love vintage style. It is amazing how many different looks we create everyday for our customers with our custom bedding line.

Let’s get to know Tori a little better with a “quick-fire” round of questions:

  • Blogs I check daily: Project Nursery and Shabby Chic
  • My first job was: Movie Theatre Candy Girl
  • My favorite color is: Pink!
  • I cannot live without: Sweets
  • My favorite guilty pleasure is: Oreos
  • The best advice I ever received is: Family first (advice from my husband!)
  • A cause I care deeply about is: Fighting child abuse. We support the Childhelp Organization which focuses on the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

It’s giveaway time: Like it? Win it! Tori is generously offering two lucky winners the letter blocks shown above personalized with the name of their choice. Choose from pink, blue, green or chocolate – or a mix of your favorite colors! To enter, leave a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us your favorite name and why it is so special to you. Contest ends at 6pm EDT on Friday, October 22.

Congrats to Wendy L and Charlotte S as the winners this week.


Trend Watch: Peacock

Trend Watch: Peacock (more…)

Expressions of Color: Hot Pink

This is a color that gets noticed for all the right reasons – it’s sassy and fun, bold and captivating. Girls of all ages walk a little taller when decked out in their favorite shade of hot pink. But be warned, it’s not for the meek. Showcase your creative decorating ideas by adding striking accents of hot pink to classic interior palettes of white, warm caramel and honey. Shop all hot pink items here.

A Fresh Take On Silver

We’re taking a shine to the idea of using silver accessories for modern, relaxed entertaining. These eclectic mixed pattern pieces are not too precious or formal – they coordinate without being matchy-matchy and all can be used for several purposes: napkin rings can double as place holders or label dishes on your buffet, petite creamers can hold individual sauces and mint julep cups can be the perfect receptacle for a small spray of flowers. Vintage yet versatile, playing “grown up” has never been so fun. Check out the full collection from this artisan.