A few weeks ago, I received a fabulous owl necklace which has only made me want to think of ways to incorporate this into decor options! I'm obsessed with Heather Moore's owl charm and it's today's inspiration. For your bedroom or wherever you place your jewelry after wearin git for the day, how about this Owl Trinket Dish from Urban Outfitters. When it comes to the kitchen, we're loving that Pottery Barn has owl plates as well as a punch bowl that incorporates the owl's tree branch! This is perfect for holiday parties. Clean up spills with this dishtowel from Anthropologie and as you sip a bit of espresso, these mugs are perfect and available at West Elm.
While I was away on a press trip last month in Jamaica for the Miss Global International Pageant I rocked this charcoal meets glimmer shade known as Gobsmacked from Butter London. Being a fan of grey in general and since I am beginning to think about setting my Thanksgiving table! So after walking into one of my fave stores, West Elm I love these Ikat printed napkins, the fabulous floor mirror made out of chunky wood, twig barware kit (perfect for fall going into the winter) and this pouf seating as sometimes people like to lounge outside of traditional chairs!
I love it! Yellow is definitely one of my fave colors to incorporate within my look especially when you mean the very specific hue of Citron! I love this lemon look and how it is the new neutral! Today's look is inspired by Halston Heritage which has a fab vibrant yellow woven throughout this dress. This idea can transcend to your home! Do you have an area that needs a little love in your living room? How about Ethan Allen's bench which is a great way to provide extra seating. In the bedroom, you and your sig other can enjoy this stripe duvet cover and sham from West Elm which adds a bit of brightness to your room. Add Galbraith & Paul to your room or living room with these fun throw pillows. Finally, make your treats special with these ramekins by Emile Henry!
With Fashion Week (at least here in NY) behind us, I am taking a few days to regroup, organize and to prep before I head out to LA with Paul! There is no better way to do this than with tea! Much like the Penguin (which is still my fave as it turns water into seltzer), I am now tied with my obsession of Breville's One Touch Tea Maker also available at Williams Sonoma! You can select what kind of tea you are brewing and how many cups you'll enjoy. I love that even after brewing, it will still stay hot an hour later - yes the tea definitely tastes better and I can't have it any other way now! If you're going to enjoy your tea, you have to have other accessories!
I'm a huge fan of Moroccan design (and of Horchow), food, etc so these tea glasses are the perfect way to enjoy a cup of tea! In case there are spills, this tea towel, available at West Elm is perfect to have on hand. Williams Sonoma also has a Honey Dipper which I love as I generally put this in my tea as opposed to sugars, the spoon ensures that you have the perfect amount. Finally, present your tea whether it's for yourself or for a group, via R&Y's Augousti Large Shagreen Tray at Barney's.
A few days, ago I received a Michael Craig (founder of Dinette.com and Interior Design Guru) Collection Silver Bowl. This was definitely a thank you gift but also a great way to challenge how to take something and put it in your space and to optimize its use. As an Accessories Expert and Designer, I always have bits and baubles lying around that I need to be able to get quickly! I took my silver bowl and places in loose stones that I have used for my jewelry and placed my go to rings (we all know my on going obsession with Virgins, Saints and Angels) within the bowl which can sit anywhere that I happen to be but is the perfect item to have on your nightstand in your bedroom! With that said, I wanted to take these natural tones and create an overall look that will be amazing for your room to create a seasonless look!
Switch out your bed and make it a nice marble grey effect by having this Coralie Bed available at Anthropologie. Change your pillow covers with this marble effect pillow cover that's at West Elm and continue the marble look on this rug from Neiman Marcus whether it's by your bed or in your bathroom. While you're at West Elm, you should also check out some soft lighting with this fab Capiz Pendant light fixture.
Yesterday's post shared a fab giveaway that is available on Kitten Lounge thanks to the month long partnership with Affinitas Initma. For rules on winning a Lingerie Bundle of Goodies you'll want to click here (just 1 lucky winner). With the site focusing on bridal for the next month, we'll be including fab ways to enhance your big day or to let your bride to be friend know! Today, I'm inspired by one of the favorite accessories that a bride can use to replace using a veil - the headband! I'm loving Cara Accessories Headband which has fab feather detailing and let me start thinking of all the ways your decor can embrace feather glam from day to day as well as the upcoming holiday season!
When you're lounging in your bed or on the couch, having fun pillows to add a pop of color is a fab idea! This peacock pillow from Dwell Studio is a great way to add in a new hue and a texture without being concerned about having feathers literally being left behind! Roll over every morning with West Elm's duvet which blends in a number of fab neutral hues to create a cool sense to your boudoir decor. Move on to serving guests or significant others with utensils that have feathers on the handle thanks to Horchow.Vagabond House takes sea salt to another level with these fab dishes that are peacocks and have feather that can be used to take your allotted amount of salt to your plate.
As guests come to visit, your doorway begins a feather feel by having this fab white wreath from West Elm. Your cabinets and tables, just in time for Thanksgiving, can have super cute turkeys welcoming everyone to your feast via Pottery Barn. As you begin thinking ornaments for your tree, I'm loving these glass feather ornaments from Gump's!
As many of you know, I moved in with my boyfriend and there's nothing better than a blank canvas to create something fashionable and cozy. I have had nothing but inspiration as I am so excited about doing cocktail parties and dinners. I love playing hostess more than anything and as he is allowing me to have quite a lot of creative freedom, just tack on Interior Designer to my list of "things that I do and rock at". So with Easter coming up in April and in hopes of having a house warming in May, my initial focus is the dining area! The other reality is that you guys know I do quite a bit of photoshoots and vlogging from my home so some of my ideas will actually be posted on this site. Although I have a laundry list of areas to tackle where people eat and what they eat on is so important. I am obsessed with West Elm's Farmer's Table. I grew up eating on something like this with pilgrim benches there is something so historical about it! So seeing the table definitely makes me pleased although I'm so not a red girl when it comes to chairs.
Interestingly enough, I like popping in a little red every now and then and having these pantry napkins - so cute and being a fan of Williams-Sonoma (they have these Southern Style Biscuits that are ridic and I am quite good at making them) they're perfect to complete your meal and to dress it. Many of you know that once upon a time ago, I was the Home Manager at the Anthropologie at Rockefeller Center here in NYC. I am obsessed with their bowls, bedding and a number of their clothes but the Sun Tipped Silverware has a bit of that antiqued gold with a bit of cherry wood which makes any table pop. Finally, we all know that I love DVF, but the fact that I can actually have her in my home when it comes to accent pieces - I'm beyond thrilled and love the natural nature of these napkin rings (I know Bethenny questioned whether her and her husband were napkin people on Bravo's Bethenny's Getting Married, but I can assure you that this is an essential to any home whether it's a nice dinner for two or you're having some people over.
Over the next few months you will see different items that will be coming into our new space and of course you will also see them in pictures and video. Many people wonder how they can upgrade their spaces whether it's in prep for the holiday season or the summer and I'll share with you many of the choices that we're making and where the items come from as everyone like a fashion home decor tip off!
Tonight is one of the biggest nights in terms of awards with the 83rd Academy Awards for the Oscars airing and for those that love seeing as much glitz and glamour as possible, we'll all be glued to watching our favorite Red Carpet coverages. I'll be watching E! Red Carpet to get up to the minute access on all the dresses, accessories and more. Tomorrow, you'll see my faves and of course we will all want to know the misses which you can catch back on E! during Fashion Police with Joan Rivers! But in the midst of the show and programming wrapped around it, there are the parties. Whether you've organized something officially or are just thinking of it, we thought we would give you a hand.
As many of you know, Kitten Lounge started with a decor component and last summer, we decided to switch it out for other content. But based on comments, suggestions and fun partnerships - we're bringing it back. To get us back on track, we're presenting fab items from our fave stores that you can still run out and get some items to be Oscar watching ready! We love Pottery Barn, CB2, Crate and Barrel and West Elm! Although we don't have Williams-Sonoma, we're a fan of them too! You know that cocktails are an essential but when we think about nibbles you know that it's always a hit when it comes to cheese and sushi - or anything that you can just grab and munch on! It's nice to have an ongoing spread that is within reach so that you never have to look away from all the drama. We'll keep you in the loop on what we're loving as we will be tweeting from the start of the red carpet action and we will also let you know about people we love that are on the carpet covering live as well! Make sure to follow @Cocoabebe and @KittenLounge with the hashtag #KLOscars to stay tuned.
I am super excited! It seems like I have been talking about it forever but I woke up to 20 degree weather here in NYC and by later this afternoon, I will be rocking in 75 degree temperature and relaxing in my hotel room waiting for my HSN air date on Wed 23rd for my 2am, 7am and 3pm slots! It's another project with Sebago and I will take you through their cute collection that has been curated for their premier appearance! As always I will be providing behind the scenes images, videos and more. To kick it off, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of my carry on bag. For those who know about my obsession with Hello Kitty and my love of Matchta Cream Puffs by Beard Papa - you'll notice that they have a fun collab and I will be rocking this bag in the Terminal 5 Jet Blue section!
I no longer carry my Travel Cow Mookie with me when I fly, starting this year, I have Chompy the alligator who is apart of the beanies collection. Something whimsical to calm me down. My iPad is protected by my Rebecca Minkoff cover (and I love my matching coin purse). My laptop is also with me for items that can't necessarily be done on the iPad. I still keep it retro with a stack of magazines (and my need to scour through West Elm with a new apartment to furnish). I even have a little black book for quick topics to jot down, my lip balm that never fails me and of course a small assortment of product in my cosmetic bag - all FAA approved in terms of their size! Of course, I still have my iPod with me (charging) as well as my HTC phone so I am all set and teched out! You'll hear from me later on today and stay tuned by reading the posts this week about HSN and of course you can follow and tweet me @CocoaBebe!
We have so many things that we have and not enough places to put it. In terms of not having space we sometimes have to have our organizational items in front of the public eye! So how about doing a little mixture of both? I love that these containers are eye catching and unlike plastic boxes these are definitely something that I would love to have around the home. I love the Wooden Trunk Boxes via West Elm as these are a great natural element that brings the outdoors inside! Whether it's jewelry or cash for the delivery guy, these are a must to have in the home. If you're thinking of a great gift, the Vivienne Jewelry Box from Pottery Barn has a great minimalist look that's perfect to place your cuffs in and who doesn't like the monogramming of your name? The wicker basket is an absolute classic; however, I am in LOVE with the Sundial Basket! Your fruits get a modern twist to them and it's like a piece of art and thus my favorite!
Ah moving in with your Food Editor who also has quite an eye for design means that I don't have complete say so on what goes within our space! I love that we agree and disagree and we are definitely learning. So we have an interesting space that is upstairs and downstairs. We decided that upstairs, which is our living space, will be very Japanese like. Our bed is a beautiful platform bed that is known as Espresso in color. This is great since I love that the wood is black with a hint of brown but I find it difficult to find additonal wooden pieces. We also have gorgeous wood floors that are more a of a cherry stain so the problems continue. We need a bookcase badly and probably a few as we are piling up on books and interesting items. But what to get? Below are some shelves that I am thinking of and believe that this can add to our theme! This weekend we went to Pearl River and we bought our first sake set!
This morning as I walked out of my boyfriend's balcony on his condo, I realized that although there wasn't a chill in the air, the seasons were changing and with all the rain, there was a alot of fog. Instantly, I began thinking of all the warm elements that I like to infuse within my living spaces! So of course, the best way to begin adding items into the house, is to look online. After a review of some fun pieces from West Elm, this is a great way to generate some ideas for all of your areas in your home.
I think that when it comes time to work whether you do it from home or just from time to time, you need the perfect space. I am a huge fan of this style of table! Available at West Elm, the Sawhorse Work Table has a glass top and sits on steel plated legs. This table is perfect to place within a studio, guest room or more. In addition, having a nice lamp on it which is also apart of the minimalist aesthetic as well. To add a bit of texture to the room, having a cubed bookcase which is accented with wicker baskets is a perfect touch and allows you to keep unnecessary clutter off of your desk as well.
No matter how much of a backyard, deck, etc that you have - you can have a pop up bar at your disposal thanks to this super cute piece, known as the Sydney Bar, that's available at West Elm. I love that there is space for you to prep, people can have their drinks on another stand and there are various areas to organize your beverages and tools. I love that you're glasses have a home, there are holes for wine and much more. I think that this is such a great thing to have and feel that it could even be something that you could use within your home for those that may be in large cities where we don't even have space to have a backyard. I think that this is so cute and is definitely something that you will enjoy having! Feel free to check this and much more at West Elm!
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