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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!

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Amazing color scheme!

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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 Etsy.com

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

c) Chevron pillow, Etsy.com

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 Etsy.com

i) St. Jude Ceramic Owls, West Elm

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

design obsession: moroccan style

Morocco: A magical land, rich in history, culture, and charm.

It’s no secret that it’s top 10 on my bucket list.  I dream of traveling to Marrakech, strolling through the marketplace, and photographing architectural and scenic wonders that are like no other.

The style is timeless.  A constant influence to so much of the design and fashion world today.  The attention to detail is impeccable, from the arches and architecture, to the refinements of the tile and latticework.

So naturally, I adore anything inspired by this amazing place.

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Wallpaper by Urban Outfitters!

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Behold the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh.  DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS.

This freakin pool!!!

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Everybody needs a lil Moroccan in their life. 🙂

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a)  Light fixtures, Viva Terra   –  b) Teal Moroccan Veridigris Earrings, from Christina Nicole via Etsy  –  c) Geometric Cuff in Grey, Deja Vu  –  d) Sandals, Charlotte Russe  –  e) One Shoulder Dress, Deja Vu    –    f) Carthage Pierced Lantern, Home Decorators   –    g) Tahla Lantern, Z Gallerie  –   h) Rug, Ikea   –     i) Chinese Garden Stool, Wisteria   –    j) Moroccan Inspired Photo Frame, Wisteria   –   k) 4 Door Mirrored Console, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)  –     l) Votive cups, Z Gallerie   –    m) Jacqui Coffee Table in White, Bungalow 5    –    n) Light Fixture, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)    –   o) J.L. Rhein Pillow, Wayfair   –     p) Macau End Table, Home Decorators

design obsession: southwestern modern

Aztec prints, geometric patterns,  bold colors, natural materials, animal inspirations are all part of the Southwestern design style.  Versatile, this look can mesh with a traditional ranch or modern abode.   

While this look seems like a new design trend,  it actually dates back hundreds of years.  The style tells a story of those who inhabited the southwest region of our country in the 18th & 19th centuries.   It’s a mix of Native American & Spanish influences.  While it’s probably the most popular in states like Arizona and New Mexico, the style is sweeping the country one home at a time. 

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Keeping this look simple and clean gives it the sophistication for today’s modern world. 

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Love this look!!

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Fun modern interpretation of an Aztec pattern, by Austin artist and textile designer, Leah Duncan.

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(Photo found on Pinterest)

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(Photo found on Pinterest)

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Fun wallpaper!

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Look at those doors! So cool!  Love the light fixture, too.

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Design Sponge had a preview of Refinery 29’s new office.  The theme: you guessed it. Southwestern Modern!

(All above photos link back to original source, if known)

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So many unique finds and southwestern inspired objects!  Check it below.

a) Geo Stripe Tapestry, Urban Outfitters

b) Aztec iPhone Case, Society 6

c) For Eternity Dress, Deja Vu

d) RLR5851B Ralph Lauren Rug, Safavieh

e) Hand Beaded Dangle Earrings, Rock Sugar Studio, Etsy.com

f) Vintage Southwestern Metal Cuff Bracelet,  Planet Daisy World, Etsy.com

g) Outdoor Small Aztec lumbar pillow, Frontgate

h)  Cast Iron Antler Wall Hook, Jenny Nolan, Etsy.com

i) Panama Crossing Wedges, Threadsence

j) Twisted Ikat Tank, Forever 21

color story: turquoise + lime

Turquoise and lime.  2 of my favorite colors of all time.  But how do they look together…? Obviously stunning.  Too much of a good thing is…well… fabulous!

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I LOVE this bedroom. The wallpaper and chair fabric are wonderful.

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These two colors are best accented against a white backdrop.

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 Green walls blue door!

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Look at those eyes!

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Spend the first few months of your life here and your destined to grow up with good taste.

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This tile makes my life complete. Seriously.

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My picks for turquoise + lime?  You got it.

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A) Audrey Brooke Betty Slingback Pump, DSW……    B) Madeline Chair, Urban Outfitters….  C)  Vent Pillow, Cococozy……  D) Quatrefoil Pillow, Cococozy……  E) Eilleen Kathryn Boyd  Fabrics by Duralee, (top to bottom:  15387-579 ,15377-246 , 15370-554) …… F) Kamal Vase, Z Gallerie…..   G) Pendant Necklace by Kate & Co. Jewelry, Etsy.com….  H)  Mexicali Smocked Maxi Dress, Old Navy

design obsession: peacock

(Source: Wikipedia)

This iconic bird is the driving force behind many products and interiors that have been surfacing in recent months.  Although it seems to be trending lately, the peacock’s reputation and influence has spanned generations.  Respected in many cultures and religions as a symbol of love, compassion, knowledge, patience, and virtue, it’s bold colors are intriguing yet inspiring.

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(Source: Design Seeds)

Stunning peacock feather Palette

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(Source: Pinterest)

This chair is so fly because it practically has wings!  (sorry I couldn’t resist haha)

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This wallpaper accent is great in this room – it adds interest without being overwhelming.

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(Source: Pinterest)

 Peacock inspired hair highlights.

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(Source: The Laquered Peacock)

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(Source: Pinterest)

I wonder how long it took to do these nails??

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(Source: Laura U blog)

LOVE this bedroom.  The peacock inspired accents show through in a very subtle way.

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My favorite picks?? Ask and you shall receive.

a. Peacock Chair by Hive Modern – this chair comes at a pretty penny. Or 717,400 of them.

b. Dwell Studio Peacock Journal for Paper Source

c. Eddie Leather Accent Chair by Z Gallerie

d. Malone Aquamarine Vase by Z Gallerie

e. Handmade Peacock Clutch by Cutie Girlie on Etsy.com

f. Peacock Rug by Global Views (available through design firms only – contact me to order)

g.  Peacock Print by Dekanimal on Etsy.com

h.  Peacock Feather Linen Pillowcase by Giardino on Etsy.com

i.  Peacock Bowl by Jonathan Adler