color story: brown + gold

Nothing says  “IT’S FALL BABY” more than brown and gold.  I’m serious.  These 2 colors are just so beautiful together.  Brown gives a classic, warm feel while gold brings the look of royalty.  Together they bring sophistication and style.  (Example:  Picture a Louis Vuitton bag…..What colors do you see? BROWN & GOLD. Coincidence? I think not!)

I wish I looked this good playing on my phone. Fascinated with the stacked bracelets.

This living room is well dressed.  Notice the cream colored sofa and how well it goes with the two colors.


Gold marble Saarinen table? Yes!


Inspiration board with lots of treasures just for you!

1: Palomino art via Z Gallerie   2: Fabrics via Duralee (top:  32181-67 ,  bottom: 180933H-104)  3: Ghana Vase via Z Gallerie  4: Brown Velvet X Side Table (avail to the trade only – ask me for details)  5: Sofa via Bentley Churchill (avail to the trade only -ask me for details)  6:   Franklin Media Cabinet via Dwell Studio  7: Mira Collection via Z Gallerie   8 : Richard Nixon Throw in Camel via Jonathan Adler  9: Handmade Wool Rug via Overstock  10: Linden Ottoman via Z Gallerie  11:  Alston Pillow via Z Gallerie  12: Tulip Leather Chair in Honey via West Elm  13:  Paper Mache Bowl (Brown/gold) via Etco on  14:  Antler Candleholders via West Elm  15:  MK5659 Golden Runway Watch via Michael Kors  16: Riding Boots via Tory Burch  17:  Gold Log Stool via the Future Perfect

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color story: navy + yellow

Navy and yellow.  A perfect pairing for the lover of the crisp and classic blue mixed with a cheery, modern ray of sunlight.  I’m starting to see the pair together more… and I’m liking what I see!


Amazing color scheme!


Lace pencil skirt please come into my closet.  I will make a home for you.

Navy & white exterior already won me over, but that front door is cash money!

Navy stripe nautical + yellow mini skirt.

Love this room by Tobi Fairley! Such a design inspiration!

a)Shabby Mustard & Navy  Flower Skinny Headband,  Lillian Ray via

b) Michael Kors Men’s Navy Blue & Golden Stainless Everest Watch

c) Chevron pillow,

d) Allegra Hicks Drop Links Crewel Pillow Cover, West Elm

e) Michael Kors Jet Set Phyton Embossed Tote

f) Lace Ballet Dress in Mustard, Deja Vu

g) Everett Upholstered Chair, West Elm

h) Color Block Pillow, Jillian Rene Decor via

i) St. Jude Ceramic Owls, West Elm

j) Navy Blue & Gold Link Bracelet, Daily Dose via

design obssession: ikat

Timeless ikat.  No one knows it’s exact origin, but this colorful pattern has been pleasing the eyes for centuries, and is not going anywhere anytime soon.


Holy ikat skirt!  A total showstopper.


A touch of pattern on a neutral palette.


Feeling creative?


Renowed New York interior designer, Andrew James, shows off his apartment.  Love the blue and brown masculine tones – proves that guys can rock this pattern too!


Seeing is believing.  Ikat glass mosaic by New Ravenna Mosaics.




Order one of these tote bags from Rosanna before their gone!


Can’t get enough?  Here’s where to find more.


a) Aztec Dip Dye Skirt, TopShop

b) Ikat Cuff Bracelet, Need Supply Co.

c) Ikat Scarf in Turquoise Lucio, Tory Burch

d) Anik Shorts in Orange & Cream, Sheridan French

e) Ikat Cotton Clutch, FABbyCAB,

f) Throw Pillows, all by Pop O’ Color,

g) Ikat Distressed 8×10 Frame, Kit n Kaboodle Home,

h) Morrow Slipper Chair in Malaga Peacock, Jonathan Adler

i) Ikat Silver/Blue Wool Rug, Safavieh (to the trade only)


color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??


The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley


Love this!







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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

style icon: Kate Middleton

There’s something about Kate Middleton that just attracts people to her.  Maybe it’s because she’s married to Prince William.  Or maybe the fact that she’s drop dead gorgeous.  Or maybe it’s her royally sophisticated sense of style.

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For me,  it’s the energy she gives off.   I find it crazy that I know next to nothing about her, yet her presence reflects such grace, positivity, and class.

(Photo courtesy of People)


One thing I (& the rest of the world) do know about her is her simple yet stunning fashion sense.  It’s classic.  Natural.  And take-your-breath-away beautiful.

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(Kate’s two lovely dress choices, both by Alexander McQueen, this past weekend at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Photo courtesy of


(Kate stuns again in another McQueen gown. Photo courtesy of People)