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Recently, I’ve been searching for an ottoman for one of my projects and came across some beautiful examples on incorporating one in your own home.


Amber Interiors

Habitually Chic

Kristen Panitch

One King’s Lane

Windsor Smith

Amber Interiors

Love all of these from One King’s Lane


House of Turquoise 

I love using ottomans every chance I get for both interiors + exteriors — they have great versatility. You can use them as a coffee table, kick back and prop your feet up, or as extra seating.

Have a great Tuesday!





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If you’re looking to add a pop of color or that little something that will give your dining room new life, consider adding two wingback chairs. Not only are they incredibly comfortable but they also add a wonderful layer of interest.

d0faa82fe763abb22fc1f5f7e032de15Above, gorgeous green wingback chairs that add a lovely pop of color to this dining room.


Love these white crisp ones flanking a rustic farm table. Image from Maison 


Beautiful wingback chairs & color palette. Image from Veranda

reesewitherspoonelledecor4Above, a fun mix of chairs. Image from Elle Decor


Or, how about this gorgeous set up — which can be easily translated to a dining room setting.


Another beautiful example. Image from Jessica Conner Design

Some of my favorite wingback chairs on the market….

1. Anthropologie | 2.  Ethan Allen | 3.  Restoration Hardware


If you are working with a tight space, you can use any upholstered chair (as in the photo below). The idea is just to add a bit of interest and in this case, something comfortable as well.

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Image from Decor Pad

Good to Know…

Make sure that you know the height of your table before purchasing, as well as double-check durability of the fabric — especially if you have kids or pets 🙂

Have a great Thursday!

~ Shannon

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Below are some of my favorite home decor ideas from this weekend’s shopping cart…

  1. Garden Stool to set a cup of coffee or hot cocoa
  2. A Pendant to brighten an entry or hallway
  3. Love this Linen Pillow from One Kings Lane
  4. A cozy Pom Pom blanket for chilly nights
  5. A beautiful wooden bowl to hold just about anything


And, although this Olive & Eucalyptus wreath could hang on any door year round, it’s perfect for the holidays.

Happy Monday!

~ Shannon


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Do you have an area in your garden that is just missing a little something special? A focal point to make that corner or walkway a little more interesting? By adding a piece of pottery to that area, you’ve not only created a more interesting space but also added beauty & texture. Below are some of my favorite examples.

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If I’ve convinced you and you’re ready to add a piece of gorgeous pottery to your garden, I would visit your local nursery or antique store for that perfect piece. Two other resources I really like for pottery are Restoration Hardware & Eye of The Day.

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Everything you need in order to create this beautiful Living Room + Kitchen, and only a click away.

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Serena & Lily

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Barton Sofa

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Chelsea Ottoman

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Canyon Chair

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Santa Barbara Pendant

More Accessories

A neutral yet pretty palette overall but once everything is brought together and you include a brightly colored throw and some greenery, it becomes a beautiful space.

Happy Decorating!

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Woodpecker Pulls

Woodpecker Pulls

I absolutely love hardware! Whether it’s house numbers, door knockers, kitchen pulls or the powder room towel hook, they all help give your home a sense of style. Here are some of my favorites!

Places to search for some amazing hardware are AnthropologieTerrain, & Michael Healy, as well as eBay, Etsy, flea markets, and local estate sales.

tKnocker from 12th Avenue Iron

tKnocker from 12th Avenue Iron

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Like so many, I absolutely love the gardens in Provence! When I visited the region 5 years ago, I fell in love with this part of France including its gardens & slower pace of life. The beauty, simplicity, sophistication and disregard for contemporary ingenuity was beautiful to me. The effortless style drew me in and I tried to take notes of everything that appealed to me. I particularly loved the areas in the gardens which were designated for eating or entertaining.  The materials were so simple — an old farm table, rustic chairs and simple plantings all made up that certain feel that is so desirable for so many of us. Therefore, while remembering my Provencal vacation, I thought I would put together some simple tips on how you could create your own little South of France right in your backyard.


Although, many of us don’t have a charming French farm-house or the amazing Mediterranean climate we can still obtain “the look” in our own backyard. It’s relatively easy, all you need is some space and a couple of items.



First, figure out the area in your garden where you are going to add this little Provencal nook — preferably a shady part of your garden.



There are many types of gravel but the gravel usually used in Provence is similar to our ‘pea’ gravel.

(Click here, for a how-to video, from This Old House, on installing a gravel pathway (same steps would apply when doing a larger space). Also, click here for more examples of gravel spaces from Houzz)



A place to sit and sip on a glass of Rose and enjoy a late lunch is always nice. I like a simple picnic table and benches but it can be really anything. Places, like Restoration Hardware, Ikea and Pottery Barn offer some type of “farm” table. If you don’t want to wait years to get an aged look, try Craig’s list for a used (weathered) teak or picnic table.



Of course, plants like Lavender and Rosemary are well know Provencal plants but there are tons more. Plants like Pittosporum, roses, salvias, and certain citrus are popular as well. If you don’t get full sun in your garden, or live in an area that doesn’t allow for you to grow Mediterranean plants then try plants that are similar. It’s really about working with the climate you are living in and using similar shapes and textures to Mediterranean plants. Also, these gardens tend to keep the plant list simple — using only several varieties of plants. Too many varieties and it becomes more of an English cottage garden. Your local nursery should give you the best advice on which plants would be comparable.



Pottery adds a certain sculptural element, as well as a sense of history. (Restoration Hardware has some gorgeous ones at the moment)



We all know it’s not really what you put outside but what you do with it or how you live in your space. Even if you only have a simple courtyard or balcony, the main thing is to take time with friends and family, pour a glass of wine or a cup of coffee & just enjoy the moment.


~ Shannon

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In the past I’ve been quite adamant about only using real flowers in a home. However, faux flowers have changed, and let’s face it some of us are just too busy to keep up with it all.  A trip to your local farmer’s market or grocery store for fresh flowers before company arrives might not be realistic — the solution just might be some fake ones, why not?


British Interior Designer/author, Rita Konig’s, home above with faux dahlias. fake2

Love the bowl of photos guests can sift through


A grouping from Abigail Ahern’s website

Abigail Ahern, also an interior designer, stocks lovely fake flowers in her London shop.



 Most local floral/craft stores carry faux flowers, as well as Ikea. The trick to using fake flowers is to use what would typically be in season at the time (more believable). The brilliant thing about faux flowers is that they add a beautiful burst of color with little effort. Enjoy!

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Recently, I have been inspired by all sorts of photos on Pinterest. These photos happen to have one thing in common — a house plant. Which reminded me how using house plants in decor is a great visual tool. Plants (living objects) help to break up all the hard objects and knick-knacks we tend to collect.  These days you can use almost anything. I’ve seen cactus, succulents, herbs, small trees and so on. Perched on books or placed in the entry, plants add texture, color and life to our homes. You can place a tall palm in that corner you don’t know what to do with, put a funky succulent on your bar or a cactus on your bookshelf. And, you can pick up a fun/funky plant (1 to 5 gallon) for under $15.00, which is usually cheaper than a dozen roses and last a lot longer.

hp1I love this look — a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in a large basket.

hp3 Cactus in large Mexican potteryhp6 Another Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in a small pot


A simple elephant ear


A Clivia placed on an entry table


 I am actually off to buy a plant for that corner I don’t know what to do with — I’ll post pictures later.

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The Inspiration

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The Breakdown

1. Tray

2. High Ball Glasses

3. Ice Bucket

4. Cocktail Glasses

5. Goblets

6. Bar Items

7. Dish for Lemons/Limes

8. A Lamp

9. Cocktail Napkins

10. & just add your favorite bottles


*all bar items from One Kings Lane & Restoration Hardware

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