Archive for June, 2012

Designers We Love: Martha O’Hara Interiors

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Troy Thies Styling by: Shannon Gale

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Troy Thies

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Susan Gilmore

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Troy Thies Styling by: Shannon Gale

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Troy Thies Styling by: Shannon Gale

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Susan Gilmore

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Susan Gilmore

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Susan Gilmore Styling by: Shannon Gale

Martha O'Hara Interiors

Interior Design by: Martha O’Hara Interiors Photography by: Troy Thies Styling by: Shannon Gale

Creating spaces for the modern world that incorporate classic, timeless pieces is one of our favorite things to do at Layla Grayce, so naturally we feel a connection to the stunning work of Martha O’Hara Interiors. With designers based across the United States, you’re likely to see their work in national publications, such as Elle Decor, as well as in many of the wonderful regional home decor magazines. While we love their traditional work (with just a hint of a modern edge!) they also do some cutting-edge contemporary work, always being sure to reflect the personality of their clients. Which space featured here do you love most?

Prep A Guest Bedroom For Your Summer Guests


Clockwise from top left: Kashwere Creme and Agate Trim Shawl Collar Robe, Illume Boho Candle in Large Oceano and Small Mediterranean, Gianna Rose Robin’s Egg Soap Gift Box, Rosanna Coming Home, The Well-Dressed Home by Annette Tatum, Rosanna Pressed Glass Set of 4 Clear Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Jonathan Adler Camel Nixon Throw Blanket

It’s summer! Time to get the spare room ready for overnight guests. It’s really quite simple. Top the night stand with a glass or two for water (so guests don’t need to navigate their way to the kitchen at midnight) as well as plenty of bedtime reading material. Drape a stylishly cozy throw blanket at the foot of the bed to ward off the evening chill. Cast a warm, relaxing glow with scented candles. And, for the ultimate in luxury, stock the guest bathroom with a plush robe and French-milled soaps. These few simple details will go a long way towards transforming a spare room into your guest’s home away from home… They’ll think you hung the moon!

Trends We Love: Sweet Scallops


Clockwise from top left: Audrey Mirror, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Madeline Placemats in Terracotta and Gold, Bradshaw Kirchoffer Small Library Desk with Scalloped Hutch, Trina Turk Embroidered Linen Pillows in Vivacious Pink and Vivacious Blue, Global Views Lighting Grande Fluted Pendant

We love all the sweet scallop detailing that has been popping up in home design lately. We adore it in its classic form, but we also love the bright and modern way scallops are being used in Trina Turk pillows and DwellStudio Bedding. Go big with a scallop-oriented furniture piece or choose an adorable home accent with just a hint of scalloping in its detailing. View our curated collection of scalloped furniture and home accents.

Your Table, Three Ways

french tablescape, tablecloths and decor by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Khaki Petit Rose Creamer, Early Bird Table Runner, Aidan Gray Decor Antique White French Lace Tabletop Basket, Le Parisien Set of 4 Napkin Rings, Rosanna J’Adore Paris Set of 4 Appetizer Plates

Pink tablescape, tablecloths, plates and bowls by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Rosanna Pink Etched Vase, Rosanna Decor Bon Bon White Footed Round Cake Stand, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Chickles Fuschia Napkins, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Ink Dots Fuschia Napkins, Rosanna Les Cookies Cookie Jar, Big Pink Flowers Tablecloth

Khaki and Rose tablescape, tablecloths, plates and bowls by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Petite Ruffle White Napkins, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Linen Natural Napkins, Ribbon Rose Khaki Sugar Bowl, Chinese Rose Blue Bowl, Shabby Chic Khaki Table Runner, Petite Rose Khaki Dinner Plate, Regina Andrew Decor Multi-Tone Bone and Brass Tray

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to pull out the fancy tabletop essentials and throw a party! By that, of course, we mean ladies’ brunch, high tea or baby/bridal shower. With those occasions in mind, we created three looks using our favorite tablecloths, napkins, dishware, glassware, serving pieces, trays and more. The best part is, you can easily achieve the same result at home! Simply choose a standout piece–we love our Khaki Petit Rose Creamer, Pine Cone Hill Chickles Napkins, or Shabby Chic Khaki Table Runner–and let it set the tone for your color palette and theme. Mix and match with pieces you already have, and shop our tried and true kitchen and tabletop wares, to complete the setting with a uniquely personal and charming touch.

Oly Studio Belle Chair: One Item, Four Ways

Oly Chair in Bedroom by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Regina Andrew Lighting Aqua Glass Ripple Lamp, Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen White Platinum Window Panel, Oly Studio Belle Chair, Thomas Paul Flock Dove Cream Flatweave Dhurrie Rug, Classic Shell Luxe Bed

Oly Chair in Dining Room by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Aidan Gray Decor Laura Mirror, Currey and Company Green Goddess Chandelier, Oly Studio Belle Chair, Capel Rugs Dark Green Junction Wool Rug, Belle Meade Julianne Madeira Dining Table

Oly Chair in Nursery by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Oly Studio Mist Oil Painting, Arteriors Ellen Fluted Mercury Luster Glass Lamp, Worlds Away Mark Gold Leafed Desk, Oly Studio Belle Chair

Oly Chair in Nursery by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Oilo Pendant Lighting Solid Brown Double Cylinder, AFK Fashion Barbie Lisette, Oly Studio Belle Chair, Jonathan Adler Richard Nixon Black Rug, Nurseryworks Cream with Black Uptown Crib

We here at Layla Grayce are smitten with the Belle Chair from Oly Studio. This chair accomplishes the rare feat of being extremely neutral while at the same time being unique and memorable. The soft curves paired with strong materials make it look at home in a delicate nursery or a statement-making dining room. Tell us where you’d place your Belle Chair! View the entire Oly Studio collection.

Celebrate With Kate: Noah’s Baby Dedication

Baby Dedication Party by Kate Landers

Event concept, design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Baby Dedication Party by Kate Landers

Event concept, design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Baby Dedication Party by Kate Landers

Event concept, design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

It’s Kate Landers here, and I am absolutely thrilled to debut my latest personal event with you, our son Noah’s Baby Dedication. I have found there to be a shortage of inspiration online and in print of Baby Namings, Baptisms, Christenings and in my case, a Baby Dedication. It was a joyous challenge to create something unique and personal for this very meaningful event, and it’s a sheer delight to share it with you!

THE MEANING OF YOUR CHILD’S NAME CAN MAKE A PERFECT THEME: Noah’s name means “peaceful, restful, calming” and that is the exact effect he had on me during my pregnancy. I wanted to use the meaning of his name as a theme for our event, and therefore picked the visual symbol, a white dove carrying an olive branch, for printed details.

A NON-TRADITIONAL COLOR-SCHEME: I selected white and tan as the color-scheme for Noah’s Baby Dedication. It has a very sweet, soft, soothing effect, which carried through the theme of his name throughout the event details.

USE SIMPLE WHITE ELEMENTS FOR AN ELEGANT AFFAIR: I highly recommend floor-length white table linens, white cake pedestals and platters, as well as white decorations. I consider these investment pieces, as they can be re-used for other events in the future, coordinating with almost any theme or color-scheme!

USE A MIX OF CUSTOM AND STORE-BOUGHT PRODUCTS: I saw Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas use white eyelet for her son’s Baby Blessing last year, and I knew I wanted to use this as inspiration for our own baby dedication. The eyelet paper lanterns, paper rosetttes and favor bags are all available at large discount craft retailers online. Mixing them with custom printed banners and gorgeous ribbons, it can take something beautiful to an entirely new level.

KEEP IT SIMPLE: We opted for a very intimate gathering with a catered at-home luncheon. The dessert table offered guests beautiful custom cookies, fondant-eyelet-topped cupcakes, as well as a simple yet stunning cake. I was careful to keep the number of desserts under control, allowing me to display everything with room to spare. I have learned that sometimes too many desserts can distract the eye, taking away from the simple beauty of a dessert table.

INCORPORATE RE-USABLE DECORATIONS: You will note that beautiful stunning fabric wreath from our baby shower {from She’s Kinda Crafty} was given a facelift with a new gorgeous ribbon – another example of how a classic white item can be used for a variety of celebrations.

BLESSING BOARDS: I also created “Blessing Boards,” which you will see in the background of the dessert table. Guests each wrote a little blessing for Noah and inserted it into one of the eyelet envelopes on the boards. These boards are now in Noah’s nursery, and we look forward to reading them to him every now and them, reminding him of all those who love him!

RESOURCE LIST

Get The Look: Vintage and Lucite

White Cottage Get the Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas

Home of Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Designer Get The Look
Interior design by: Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman Photography by: R. Brad Knipstein Featured in: 79 ideas


Clockwise from top left: Aidan Gray Furniture Storage Crate in White, Currey and Company Waterloo Chandelier, Tritter Feeter Home Collection Trestle Dining Table, Anime Transparent Orange Set of 4 Dining Chairs, Tara Shaw Maison Vellum Books


Clockwise from top left: One of a Kind Vintage Carved Rose Mirror, Arteriors Fraiser Vintage Silver Desk Lamp, Sojourn Coffee Table, Aidan Gray Furniture Calais Split Settee, French Market Collection Lillian Chair

The home of interior designer and stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman mixes gorgeous vintage and vintage-inspired finds with carefully selected lucite pieces. We love how the transparency of the lucite chair and coffee table helps them blend with the rest of the home, while still providing a touch of modernity. This lovely home is an example of being able to mix two styles you love, without sacrificing harmony in your environment!

Plush Giveaway – Win 2 Tickets To A Luxury Baby & Toddler Event!

Reserve your tickets for Plush, the posh little urbanites show! Join other stylish, trend-setting parents at this exclusive one-day event to see and experience the latest in luxe, unique, eco-friendly, and sought-after products and services. Enjoy an afternoon with your family in a beautiful, fun and relaxing setting, and mix and mingle with featured speakers that include actress Jessica Alba of The Honest Co and Dr. Harvey Kemp, the world’s top baby expert and America’s most-read pediatrician! For tickets, visit PlushShow.com.

Wendy and Tiffany, owners of Layla Grayce and both mothers, will be there, and we’re so thrilled to be giving away two VIP tickets to one lucky Layla Grayce fan as well! 

Enter to win by “liking” Layla Grayce on Facebook and leaving a comment on this blog post. Enter by 12 midnight PST on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Winner will be announced Friday, June 8. *Note that you must be in the Los Angeles area on the day of the Plush event, June 10, 2012. Giveaway does not include travel. Limit one comment per entry, per day. Click here for the official Layla Grayce contest rules.

GIVEAWAY INCLUDES

  • 2 VIP Tickets (which include the following for EACH Ticket holder)
  • 1 Luxury Swag Bag from PLUSH valued at HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS
  • Luxury Swag Bag from the Pump Station valued at HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS
  • a choice of either a Britax Carrier or a Baby Hiphugger by Baby Nari
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • $10 PLUSH Money to spend on shopping at the event
  • 2 Complimentary Raffle Tickets
  • Preferred seating for all seminars (first come basis)
  • VIP Lounge access with food catered by An Catering (owner of Crustaceans Restaurants, AnQi & Tiato and complimentary drinks
  • Complimentary Stroller Cleaning
  • Early show access with media & celebrities at 10:30am