This weekend we had fab weather but when I think of the fall, I think about beginning to add on layers - especially those you put on in case of inclimate weather. Growing up, when I visited my grandparents in Jersey, we also put items away in the Mud Room. This room was intended for rainy gear or umbrellas; however, we also used it for much of our outerwear. So in thinking of the Mud Room I instantly thought about these super cute Ashdale slip on shoes from UGG Australia that protect your feet from being wet but allow you be without your boots. I would wear this with jeans or other items and only when the rain wasn't torrential. Thinking of these fab hues, I thought about that cabinesque masculine since of hues and how this can pop up throughout your living space from red, blue, green and tan.
To start, your living space needs that leather chair from Ethan Allen and this rich tan hue is perfect as it's unisex in tone and begs to be dressed with this fab throw from Anthropologie. Lean back in the chair for the ultimate cozy factor by popping in a fun blue tone with this pillow. When you think about relaxing and braving the elements, who doesn't want a pop of red color for your fave mugs from Sur La Table and this vegetable bowl is perfect for snacking at Cooking.com! Keep things close and uncluttered with these spice boxes from William's Sonoma.
Finally, that great Mud Room/Ralph Lauren feel to this entire space can only be upped by actually dressing your dog in this Big Pony Dog Polo which is super cute and cozy!
Have you had those days where you get dressed and realize that you never left the house? I think the same thing can be said about times when you want to stay in whether it's alone, with your sig other or a few friends. Sometimes going out is a bit of a hassle so why not have your own theater setting to watch movies, sitcoms, dramas and more? Today we focus on building your home theater! Now everything may make sense except for the lantern but as an Accessories Expert, let me tell you that there are times when my jewelry doesn't make it to my appointed jewelry box. Having a place to keep it in the living room that's not an eyesore is a must! So in the midst of all the Pottery Barn items that have been included, I suggest this lantern which is phenomenal as it doubles as jewelry storage! In addition, Pottery Barn has leather theater quality reclining chairs that are a must (and must be perfect for a snoozie). House your favorite plasma screen in this fab wood cabinet which is a bit of art on the wall when not in use and then opens up for all your shows and is available at Neiman Marcus. No night in would be complete without a frosty beverage and popcorn! Get your mugs ready for your favorite draft with the ability to monogram it at Williams-Sonoma, as opposed to buying your popcorn packets, this popcorn machine and popcorn bowls at Sur La Table compliment the perfect night in at the movies!
Sundays are made for friends hanging out! Whether you're watching the game or just out and about there are ways to have food arranged so that it's fun and accessible. I'm a huge fan of sushi and love the trays that are available. Sometimes as opposed to having the "typical" game food, we love picking up a lot of sushi so that we can nibble throughout the day. We're never short on cheese and these agate plates are not only right up my alley being a stone, but it's a great way to present your favorite varieties! Even if you have your classic mini burgers, chips, etc get a great platter. I love shopping around and finding the perfect ones that can be used for the everyday. Finally, having the right glass for whatever you're going to sip is essential and to make it homey, get them monogrammed or have your favorite saying placed on it! Whether it's you and your sig other, family or roommates it's a special way to spend the day when you're glued to the TV!
I love cats and when it comes to big cats, I love them too. This post ties in a lot of different items together! First off, the Coffee and Tea Festival is only days away and will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion! I love that this is going to be a great event that will have the best in coffee, tea and cocoa. Not only can you enjoy warm or chilled beverages, you can also get great products for your drinks. Today's Sippin' Saturday includes this beautiful teapot from Cardew Design, Inc. I love the vibrant orange colors (obviously I am tying this into our THINK CITRUS theme for this month as well) and think that this is really cute and I love the lid with the tiger cub on the top. Definitely visit the site to see a lot more of the interesting canisters, mugs, coasters and tea pots! Of course if you're in NYC, you definitely need to attend the show!
Whether you work from home or outside the house, it's nice to know that you can help the environment and bring a sense of home wherever you go. I love the idea of these containers and mugs which have a sense of personality - you'll definitely stand out as you sip by the newsstand or in the elevator when you're nearing your office. Pottery Barn definitely wants us to not only leave the paper cups along but they understand that it doesn't have to be expensive in order for us to help the planet (love the $10 price point). Take some time to visit this super cute store with all of its elements for the home and the commute.
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