We do love a long weekend and with it being Veterans Day tomorrow, this is a great way to relax a bit and to truly prep for the week ahead! With that said, your room is your sanctuary and if you have the opportunity to put more elements in it, why not? I've always been a fan of Damask for decor and love that you can infuse this within your bedding. Available at Neiman Marcus, these quilts (as well as other portions of the bed) can add an old world quality to the look. You can also ensure that it speaks to your personality by mixing other solid or prints with it to make it your own. Open up the room by having an amazing mirror, this Venetian style looking glass makes your room feel like a parlor or drawing room.
I love a lazy day in bed or a productive one in bed! Either way, having tea is an essential way for me to get moving and although I am OBSESSED with my Williams Sonoma, I do love this flared tea pot set by Joyce Chen. Of course if you have enough room, there should always be a seating area in your room as sometimes a day in one space needs to be broken up. I'm loving Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams rectangular ottoman.
Yesterday I escaped from NY on the last plane to head to Tampa, FL in order to be here in time for my segments on HSN as Sebago's spokesperson. My thoughts are definitely back home as I hope everyone survived and continues to hold it down while the storm passes. If I were home, I'd stay inside and wouldn't even think about leaving. I would think about how I could work out a room that we have yet to think about in Paul and I's 2 bedroom apartment. The second room is a bit of a catch all of sort. Is it a guestroom, going to stay an office or could it be a drawing room? The possibilities go on and there is no reason why we can't just mix the 3 ideas into one. I like the idea of having this boudoir theme that serves so many functions whether someone is staying over, Paul is working on something or we just want to move into another space!
Today, I'm inspired by Lola Haze which has this Victorianesque dark elements that are sensual which is seen throughout her collection and especially in the Embrace Cami and Short! You know that I am a fan of nudes highlighted by black when it comes to color. This black/nude or black/blush combo is perfect whether you're decorating to your own taste or want to bring two gender's aesthetic together via color. I am loving the use of the colors within the furniture, accents such as knobs available at Anthropologie which is a great way to add a personal touch in a small and yet large way. Fun pillows, mirrors, footstools and more make everything on a completely different level while providing you aesthetic zen.
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