Terrazzo Styles We Love

Terrazzo – it’s everywhere!  But what is it?  

It originally was a composite material, poured in place or precast, usually just for floors or counters.  It had pieces of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or just about any kind and size of chips added in the mix.  Now terrazzo is a look – and it is popping up on backslashes, rugs, tabletops, walls, lights, accessories…and everything in between!

 

Although commonly found on countertops and backsplashes, you can still create a beautiful, contemporary look like this one by Dzek.

Dzek

 

 

Ever thought to use it in stairs?  What a fun idea!

Divisare, Photo by: Imagen Subliminal

 

Rugs have even adopted the shapes of terrazzo to create a similar feel with a little more coziness underfoot.

Anthropologie

 

Used as an accent on a lighting fixture, West Elm proves a little goes a long way!

West Elm

 

A terrazzo table may be a bold move, but we think that in the right space, this look would be fabulous!

Dzek

 

Not ready to commit to a a piece too large?  The terrazzo print sideboard is a stylish accent piece in a contemporary room!

Deny Designs

 

You can never go wrong with smaller decor items like a throw pillow or drawer pulls!

Redbubble

 

 

Anthropologie

 

If you’re thinking about adding some style to your walls, maybe a framed print (or two) is the perfect option.  

Available on Etsy by depeapa

 

 

Available on Etsy by depeapa

 

Feeling extra bold? Try wallpaper!

Murals Wallpaper

 

 

Ferm Living

 

 

What do you think about all of the new ways to use this classic look?  Where else would you love to see terrazzo?  Let us know in the comments! 

Lace Isn’t Just for Your Fabrics!

A classic look that’s been around for ages, lace continues to be one of our all-time favorite details in home decor.  From classic fabrics to printed detailing, we want to show you some of our favorite inspired decor!

 

It doesn’t get more traditional than a doily… but what about on a rug?  We LOVE this twist on a classic look!

Urban Outfitters

 

Bedding is always a perfect place to find some romantic lace detailing.

Restoration Hardware

 

 

Pom Pom At Home

 

If you love the look of lace, but can’t find the right place for a fabric so delicate, try some options that capture its style without having to worry about its maintenance!  What do you think about an accent wall like this?  We love it!

York Wallcoverings

 

If you’re frantically worrying about spills on your beautiful table linens, boy have we got the thing for you.  Famous for their durability, Chilewich lacey metallic placemats can be cleaned with a quick and easy wipe.

Chilewich

 

I’m a huge fan of white dinnerware because of how nicely it complements food.  If plain white is too simple for you, lace-inspired borders add an elegant touch to your table without breaking your color scheme!

Arte Italica

 

 

Williams Sonoma

 

Does lace feel too traditional for your style?  We love how Wisteria proves you can mix and match lace with metals!

Wisteria

 

 

What other inspired ideas have you seen?  We’d love to hear from you!

Crushing on Velvet

No matter where we’re shopping, lately we’ve been seeing more and more luxurious crushed velvet.  Whether we’re browsing through our favorite clothing stores or picking out fabrics for our clients, velvet seems to be more popular than ever before.  And, to say we have a crush on the stuff would be an understatement!

There are so many different ways to incorporate this cozy texture into your home, and we’ve compiled a few of our favorite looks to share with you.  If you love the look, but are hesitant on adding it to your decor, let us help you find your favorite velvet style!

 

Loving the look, and ready to commit to a piece of velvet furniture?  It’s perfect for an intimate space, adding a cozy texture to a comfortable area.

Wisteria

 

Lucite furniture paired with a velvet sectional help to really showcase the gorgeous depth and texture of the fabric.

ModShop

 

We love the dreamy feel of a sheepskin rug in a bedroom.  How can you take the look to the next level?  Add a velvet accent chair or duvet.  That’s how.

Jonathan Adler

 

 

West Elm

 

Since velvet is such a delicate fabric, it’s perfect for a glamorous touch to a more formal dining room.  Use it on your dining chairs, or try it on beautiful draperies!

Photo by Meridian Furniture – Look for dining room design inspiration

 

 

Anthropologie

 
 
 
 

Anthropologie

 

 

If the trend feels a bit too bold for your style, opt for decor that uses it as a subtle accent.  On the border of your table runner, your tablescape will be full of cozy, winter style!

Wisteria

 

This bedding set has the best of both worlds.  Super soft velvet downplayed by casual linen make for a perfect balance on your duvet.

Restoration Hardware

 

When all else fails, you can always toss in a few new throw pillows!  It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Kate Spade

 

 

Surya

 

 

Who else is loving this glamorous trend?  Have you added it to your decor?  Let us know in the comments!

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Animal Edition

Do you know anyone who LOVES their animal like crazy?  We’re pretty sure the answer is yes.

Therefore, we knew we had to find some gifts for all of those animal lovers on your list!  

 

If you’re gifting to a “dog-parent”, Rocco’s recommendation would be a spiffy new, personalized collar.  Dogs who love to play outdoors as much as he does tend to get their collars dirty very quickly, so there is nothing like the shine of a brand new accessory!  We love that Orvis offers quick-release collars with the option to personalize the dog’s name and owner’s phone number in big, easy-to-see text.  Plus, the quick-release function is extra important for pups like Rocco who love to play and wrestle with their pals at the park!

 

Orvis

 

Dogs and cats might be the most common pets around, so bets are pretty good that you’ll be gifting to someone who has one or the other (or both, like we do!).  How about a cute and unique cheese board to celebrate their favorite furry friends?

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large ice molds are great for whiskey because they melt much slower and therefore keep the drink from getting too watered down.  We’ve never seen one quite this adorable, though!

 

Williams Sonoma

 

Jillian and Christian love their kombucha out on the west coast, but this brand is extra-special.  They advertise each bottle with an adoptable dog, so if you know someone on the hunt for a new pup, this might just be the perfect gift!

Kombucha Dog

 

You can never go wrong with a set of napkin rings, and these ones are perfect for the holiday season!

Pottery Barn

 

If you know anyone who is a bird lover, a set of adorable bookends like these from Jonathan Adler or Bungalow 5 are sure to be a huge hit.  Love the marble detail, too!

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Bungalow 5

 

We love Kate Spade’s witty and creative throw pillows, especially mix & matched with these animal designs.

Kate Spade

 

Mats for indoors and out will help your animal lover keep their home clean (and stylish!) from muddy paws.

Urban Outfitters

 

 

World Market

 

 

What gifts are you most excited to share with your animal-loving friends?  Let us know in the comments below!  We hope you have a very merry holiday season!

 

P.S. For more pet-lover gift ideas, be sure to check out Holiday Gifts for the Pet Lover

 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Teacher

I hear all the time from parents who are stumped on what to get their son or daughter’s teacher for the holidays.  It can be tough to find the right gift that is unique and shows how much you appreciate all that they do!

We’ve come across a few things that we think would be sweet gifts for the teacher on your list this holiday season.  Some of them might even be perfect for your office co-worker!

 

In my house, you can never have enough reusable bags around.  This one from The Little Market would be the perfect lunch tote for your teacher or co-worker who loves to pack a homemade meal.

The Little Market

 

A candle might seem “old-hat”, but with this customized thank you note, we think it’s the perfect twist on the usual!

The Little Market

 

A new notebook or set of folders is surely something that will always get good use.  And with these adorable designs, we’re pretty sure just about anyone would want to have one of these on their desk!

Anthropologie

 

 

C.R. Gibson, Available at Amazon

 

You can always find these practical items on a teacher’s desk, but we’re pretty sure they’ve never seen any quite so stylish!  And don’t forget about your secretary or office-mate!

Anthropologie

 

Almost every room could use some extra greenery, and we love the uniqueness of this one from West Elm.  Your teacher could write down daily quotes, homework assignments, or important reminders!

West Elm

 

Coffee mugs and water bottles are common gifts, but we love these two and just couldn’t resist adding them in to the mix!

Kate Spade

 

 

S’ip by S’Well, Available at Target

 

 

What are your favorite gifts to receive as a teacher?  We’d love to know in the comments!  Happy holidays!

 

P.S. For more ideas, be sure to check out Holiday Teacher Gifts From Your Kids

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gal Pal

Some of the most fun gifts to shop for are the ones you give to your favorite gal pals.  It’s a chance to shop for gifts that are fun, quirky, and sassy.  No matter which gal(s) you’re shopping for this season, we’re sure to have something on our list that she’ll love!

If you’re gifting from afar (or traveling light), sending beautiful flowers are always a welcome go-to.  We can’t get enough of Farmgirl Flowers and their adorable arrangements.  Sending a seasonal wreath like this one is such a nice change from a classic bouquet!

Farmgirl Flowers

 

We even got their amazing “Cinderella Centerpiece” for our Thanksgiving table, and we could not have been more in love with it!  

 

Everyone is raving about the new Magnolia collection at Target.  We love this candle centerpiece for any gal’s holiday tablescape!

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Available at Target

 

How adorable is this tote bag from Langdon Ltd?  They always have the cutest prints to choose from, and this tote is the perfect size for a trip to the farmer’s market!

Langdon Ltd

 

For your happy hour gal, a cocktail recipe book and a bottle of her favorite wine is the perfect present.  Or, maybe even some new stemware to add to her bar!

Available at Amazon

 

Pottery Barn

 

Crate and Barrel

 

Juliska

 

If you and your ladies are more the coffee date type, a statement mug and a bag of her favorite brew is the perfect way to keep her energized through the holidays.

West Elm

 

If your pal is is a fit foodie, a salad bowl gift set from The Little Market is not only adorable, but also fair trade and ethically sourced!  Now that’s a gift you can really feel good about giving.

The Little Market

 

I always love to gift my girlfriends some of my favorite new scents to enjoy in their home.  For a unique twist on the everyday candle or diffuser, check out these picks from West Elm and The Little Market!

Anthropologie

 

 

The Little Market

 

Of course, we all have (at least!) one lady on our list for whom this pillow would be all too perfect!

Kate Spade

 

 

What gifts are you getting for your best gals?  Let us know your favorite ideas in the comments!  Happy holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide: Wanderlust Edition

We all know someone who we think of as a free spirit, a traveler, and an adventure-seeker.  What do you gift to someone who has that special kind of wanderlust?  We’ve come up with a few ideas that they’re sure to love!

A piece for their wall that any curious mind would adore!

Kate Spade

 

This Mexican-style blanket is a fun pop of color to throw over the couch, or even for a picnic on the beach.

Lulu and Georgia

 

What’s their favorite city to visit?  Maybe a tote filled with some of their favorite travel goodies, or a trinket dish for their nightstand.

West Elm

 

 

Anthropologie

 

Who wouldn’t want to remember warmer climates on a cold, December day?  These cute sets would be a welcome sight from the bitter cold of winter!

Wisteria

 

 

Wisteria

 

 

Kouboo

 

Worldly spices that are seasonal and recipe-ready?  Sign us up!  RawSpiceBar sent us their quarterly spice package and we could not be more in love with these flavors.  Pair your spices with some adorable jars, and you have such a fun and unique gift!

Photo via Instagram @suhayinteriors, Spices courtesy of RawSpiceBar

 

RawSpiceBar

 

World Market

 

Arte Italica has some of the most gorgeous Italian designs- perfect to satisfy that wanderlust.  These plates add a casual, vintage, European touch that would be perfect on any traveler’s dining table.

Arte Italica

 

 

Which wanderlust-inspired gifts would you look most forward to receiving?  We’d love to know your thoughts in the comments!  Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Couple

In our family, we love to give gifts that can be shared with one another.  Plus, it’s more fun for them, too!  Whether you’re gifting to your parents, newlyweds, or your favorite friends to double-date with, we’ve got you covered.  

I love this metal wall art (perfect for those newlyweds on your list!) because it’s simple, romantic, and elegant.

Pottery Barn

 

Every couple needs a cozy blanket to snuggle up to during movie nights!  For an extra thoughtful touch, have it personalized just for them.

Pottery Barn

 

Lots of couples save corks from bottles of wine that they’ve enjoyed during special occasions (or even just from their favorite wines).  This tray would be a beautiful way for them to showcase those wonderful memories!

Wine Enthusiast, Available at Bloomingdales

 

Nobody likes to drink alone, and this “yours, mine, and ours” set from Kate Spade is such an adorable way to share a drink together!

Kate Spade

 

 

Kate Spade

 

If your couple loves to craft a fancy cocktail, this smoking box is sure to be a smash hit.  Forget adding liquid smoke, and give them the real deal!

Williams Sonoma

 

Marble cheese boards are everywhere these days, but these ones from Anthropologie are my favorite!  Unique colors and personalization makes this a fun and thoughtful gift to add to your list.

Anthropologie

 

I’ve never met a couple who couldn’t use more Le Creuset stoneware in their home.  Whether they’ve been together for decades, or just starting out, Le Creuset products always seem to be the most used in the kitchen.  There are so many different types and colors that any home could always use more!

Le Creuset

 

 

What’s your favorite thing to gift to a couple?  Have you and yours ever been given something that you really loved?  We’d love to hear your stories in the comments!

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Party Host

The start of November marks the beginning of this wonderful holiday season for all hosts, hostesses, and party-goers!  Soon, we’ll be celebrating the holidays with family, friends, and (surely), lots of good food and drink.  

Dinner parties, happy hours, and holiday gatherings are right around the corner.  We want to make sure that as those invites start rolling in, you don’t have to worry about showing up empty-handed.  

A nice bottle of wine or a beautiful flower arrangement will always be a beautiful way to thank your host for their hospitality.  But, sometimes you may want to switch it up and bring something a bit more unique.  

Tip: Stock up on a few different host gifts to stash in your closet for any last-minute events that pop up, and save yourself the sweat!

 

I love this personalized recipe board as a thoughtful gift for a special friend or family member.  Maybe they have a favorite recipe that you could share, or perhaps you could have one made from an old family recipe passed down through the generations.  Just send the image of the recipe over to be personalized directly onto the board for that extra-special, handwritten touch!

Frontgate

 

For a more simple, modern take on this idea, mixed material cheese boards are a great option.  Marble, slate, wood- you name it, and it’s out there!

West Elm

 

 

Williams Sonoma

 

Obviously, we LOVE everything Kate Spade.  And, we love their products even more to give as gifts because of how cute and clever everything always is.  This apron would make a fun, playful gift for your host.  Plus, the inside flap has all your measurement equivalents written down as a bonus little cheat-sheet!  

Kate Spade

 

Does your host have a favorite cocktail or drink that they’re always ordering at happy hour?  This cocktail shaker is perfect for foolproof recipes without having to look them up each time!

Sur La Table

 

A decanter for their finer liquors is always a nice gift, and this one is both festive and practical with numbered glasses for your guests to tell theirs apart.

Pottery Barn

 

Maybe your host prefers a nice bottle of wine?  This Clef du Vin helps to “age” your bottle of wine by one year for each second that it is submerged in a glass.  Plus, it even comes with a travel size version!

Frontgate

 

I love a nice warm cup of tea after dinner, and I bet your host would love this single-serve teapot and mug that they can use to treat themselves to nice cup in style.

Anthropologie

 

Sometimes I feel like there can never be enough coasters floating around at parties.  Any host would love to add a few more around their home as the drinks start being poured!  I love the simplicity of marble, but a beautiful gold leaf adds a unique twist here.

Crate & Barrel

 

Candle holders and napkin rings are a tried and true staple of host gifts, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring!  A funky, modern pair of candle holders are perfect for the contemporary host, while napkin ring cuffs adorned with a sweet saying may be best for the more traditional one.  

Urban Outfitters

 

 

The Bella Cottage

 

What are some of your favorite host or hostess gifts to give?  Have you ever received one that really stood out?  Let us know your favorite ideas in the comments!  

Happy Holidays, everyone!  Make sure to subscribe to our blog and Like us on Facebook to be the first to know about the rest of our Holiday Gift Guides this season!  

Study in Style

Now that school is back in session, mid terms will be here before you know it!  All that school work demands the perfect place to study- and everyone has a certain method they like to stick to.  

Do you like to kick back and relax with your books and settle into a nice, cozy chair?  Or maybe you prefer to double down and focus on your work at a separate desk.  Whatever your study style is, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get your work space organized in style!

If you typically study for extended periods of time, this set-up might just be perfect;  A plush, cozy seat to sink into, and an adjustable desk that will move with you when you need to stretch those legs!

PB Teen

 

With all that studying, you might just need a soft place to unwind.  We love how IKEA’s floor pillow can be propped up against the wall for this snuggly look!

IKEA

 

Just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t have a bright and cheery room.  Plenty of sunshine, plants, and bright artwork work wonders in this space!

Pottery Barn

 

College dorms and small apartments are notoriously tight on space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a place to work!  These minimalist wall desks are the perfect small space solution- especially with a stool tucked in when not in use.

Urban Outfitters

 

 

West Elm

 

Love this idea, but have a little extra wall space?  Try one with ladder shelves for more storage!

Crate & Barrel

 

This drafting desk not only adjusts height, it even rotates on an angle!

Restoration Hardware

 

To add a little bit of flair to your classic desk, try a fun and stylish chair.  We love these chairs with the stylish gold bar handle!

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Anthropologie

 

 

P.S. For more office space tips, check out: Turn a Spare Bedroom into a Home Office/Guest Room