Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coffee Table Books

I can't believe I've been in Charlotte for a year! All this moving, packing and excitement about my new place has got me on a shopping rampage. I've got the typical designer fever - new home means new stuff....{completely redesigning my new home is acceptable right?} Well, lately I've been hitting the good ole' internet during my lunch breaks, and the wee hours of the night just dreaming of all the pretty things I want to buy and wish I could afford. {post on where to shop on a budget coming soon!}

For today, Here's a list of my favorite coffee table books that I've been swooning over! Cupcakes and Cashmere has been one of my favorite lifestyle/ fashion/ design blogs for a long time now and of course Emily's blog-titled book was the first to start my collection. {i'm also guilty of gifting this book to friends.. it's THAT good!}

Favorite Coffee Table Books

Shop these books on Amazon here:

Which books are your go-to for the coffee table? Will you be adding any of these to your collection?

Monday, April 28, 2014


Happy Monday friends! I know High Point Furniture Market was the the beginning of April... and it's taken me a few weeks to get my act together to post about my trip.  Better late than never right? I couldn't leave you guys hanging from my Market Predictions post! So here's the low down. I only made it through ONE building. Yes I know, it's a little sad and I expected more of myself but I had a great time, saw some great things [and some great people!]

For a reference of my predictions:
Mixing Metallics
Statement Mirrors
Radiant Orchid
Ginger Jars
Bold & Bright Colors
Heavy Geometric Patterns
Oversized Florals
Lacquered Accent Furniture

I was very surprised with the lack of support for the Pantone Color of the year, Radiant Orchid.  In the past markets, the Pantone Color of the year has been such a focus with the showrooms whether it's paint, accessories, or even the furniture [ie: Emerald in 2013 & Tangerine in 2012 ] However, I was right on most of my other predictions! Mixing metallics and statement mirrors are not going out of style anytime soon, so if you've been a little weary on the trends - don't be! Ginger jars & Geometric patterns were also everywhere! 

As for now, I'll leave it at that and I'll let let the pictures speak for themselves...
[All images are my own, showroom links within captions]

Studio A | Instagram
Global Views | Instagram
showroom entry display
statement mirror
Bar cart display
statement mirrors | 3D wall hangings

gold leafing demonstration

wood floor design
statement mirror
bone detail coffee table

red coral rug

mixed metallic layered trays
lacquered accent furniture
statement mirror
mercury glass coffee table decor
nailhead trim on driftwood dresser

Arteriors | Instagram | Twitter
chevron statement mirrors

 Bungalow 5
ginger jar

Worlds Away | Instagram | Twitter
metallic starburst details
mixing antiqued mirror & silver accents

Libby Langdon for Braxton Culler | Instagram | Twitter
upholstery detail
Libby & I in her showroom
Love this furniture & decor but aren't a designer to hold an account with these companies? HINT: Keep your eye out on flash sites like Wayfair, Joss & Main, One Kings Lane & more for flash sales and curated collections featuring pieces from these lines! Check out my list of my favorite places to shop here for all of the direct links for flash sales & all of your shopping needs!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wish List Wednesday

World Market

I bought this beautiful mosaic shower curtain from World Market about six months ago. This might sound a little odd but I still stare at the bohemian chic medallion print on it just like I did when I saw it in the store and knew I had to have it. Love at first sight? Maybe a little. I've always been a fan of the bohemian chic design style, and knowing that medallions are one of the pattern that creates the style just makes it even better.

Who doesn't love a good medallion print? Colorful or not, they're great. I love the muted colors of this shower curtain specifically. It's such an easy piece to mix with bold green and eggplant colors along with whites and metallics. And we all know how I love to mix metallics. Here's a few medallion inspired pieces for today's Wish List Wednesday:

WLW: Medallion Makeover

Shop the Look:

Shop all of the World Market shower curtains here. You don't want to miss all of their beautiful patterns and colors!