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.




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.



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!



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!






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.



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!




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.



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



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








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!



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






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


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!




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!



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




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!




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!

5 Favorite Fall Finds (Under $25!)

This past weekend, I went apple picking with my family, and I officially feel like Fall has arrived (despite the Summer weather)!  While you might not have caramel apples, cider doughnuts, and pumpkins in your home every day, there are lots of ways to capture all the Fall feels in your decor- even on a budget!  

While seasonal decor can be so fun and festive, no one wants to spend an arm and a leg on items you may only enjoy for a few short months.  We’ve harvested a list of our favorite picks for Fall, all for under $25!  Time to get shopping!

Not only is flannel the quintessential pattern of colder weather, this pillow from Pottery Barn is even reversible!  That means the same throw pillows will carry you fashionably right from Fall to Winter.  Mix and match, or reverse the cover whenever you’re ready for a change!

  1. Albright Reversible Plaid Pillow Cover (Pottery Barn, $20)

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn











Whether you’re hosting a holiday or looking for a festive fruit bowl centerpiece, this gorgeous bowl from Anthropologie is the perfect choice.  And for the price, how can you beat it?!

2.  Metallic Lace Bowl (Anthropologie, $14.00)




Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  Or, maybe looking for the perfect hostess gift?  Napkin rings, salad plates, or wine glasses adorned for the holiday are the perfect gilded touch!  (Plus, you won’t be breaking the bank!)

3.  Thankful Tabletop Decor (Crate & Barrel, Napkin Ring $4.95, Salad Plate $5.95, Wine Glass $6.95)

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel











Crate & Barrel


I love any excuse for Kate Spade… and this pie dish is perfect for any holiday!

4.  Sweet Nothings Pie Dish (Kate Spade, $20)

Kate Spade


With all of that holiday cooking, this kitchen rug will have you working in style.

5.  Plaid Woven Kitchen Rug (Target, $14.99)





What’s your favorite Fall pick?  P.S.  For more Fall decorating tips, make sure to check out Fall Decorating: 101 

Fall Decorating: 101

That’s right, pumpkin spice season is finally upon us!  Soon we’ll be surrounded by crisp, falling leaves, warm apple pie, and sweet cider doughnuts.  

As you pull out your sweaters and dust off your favorite Fall boots, consider adding a little “pumpkin spice” to your home decor, too!  Warm colors and soft, cozy textures will add the perfect seasonal touch to your space.  

Here are a few of our favorites to help get your creative juices flowing!  (For even more inspiration, make sure to check out Autumn Textures , A Fall Festival for Your Front Door! , and Sweater Weather That Isn’t Just for Your Wardrobe)


Lauren Conrad is one of our favorites for DIY seasonal trends, and we think this Fall wreath is just so sweet.  The colors are perfect for carrying right through the Winter holidays, too!

Lauren Conrad



Nothing says “Fall” quite like plaid.  This table setting complete with copper chargers is a great base for your seasonal tablescape.

Pottery Barn



With the perfect base for your table settings, you can add festive accessories for your Thanksgiving table.  Special plates or table runners are the perfect addition!

Grandin Road



Etsy- porterlanehome



Sprinkle some Fall leaves throughout your living room with gilded coasters and candle holders like these…




Crate & Barrel



If you’re a real sweater-weather enthusiast, you might even want to consider a beautiful rug like these ones from Company C- the colors and designs give us all the Fall feels!

Company C



Company C



Or, if you still want that feel without the big commitment of a new area rug, try a few throw pillows and blankets in cozy, warm colors (Think: orange, red, yellow, brown…).

West Elm



Serena & Lily









What are your favorite Fall home trends?  Do you have any seasonal traditions that you’d like to share with us?  Let us know in the comments!

Color Feature: Millenial Pink

Part rose quartz, part bubblegum, “millennial pink” is having a major moment right now in the design world.  It’s soft, subtle, warm, and feminine.  We are loving it paired with crisp whites and clean lines, and find it the perfect complement to mid-century modern styles.

It may be a step outside of the box for some, but we are so on board with this color trend!  Are you?


Langdon Ltd







Curated Kravet






Lulu & Georgia






Pine Cone Hill



Dash & Albert






Benjamin Moore



Le Creuset



World Market




Kate Spade collection via Williams Sonoma



Divine Designs via Horchow



What do you think about millennial pink?  Loving this trend or leaving it?  Let us know in the comments!

Market Trends: Looks We Love!

A few weeks ago, we went down to High Point, North Carolina for the design market to see some of our favorite lines display their newest collections.  Usually, we leave with so many inspiring new ideas that it takes a few days to decompress and sort through all the wonderful pieces we saw.  

This year, however, we just can’t stop thinking about all of the amazing colors on display at every showroom.  High Point was fully in bloom with some of the brightest, crispest, and most vibrant colors I’ve seen to date.  It seemed for a bit there that muted tones were really taking over, but now the biggest trend looking forward are these stunning, show-stopping hues… and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite on-trend pieces, and we hope you enjoy them as much we do!


Studio 773, Eastern Accents






Tempaper Designs



Selamat Designs



Company C









Legacy Home



Serena & Lily



Barclay Butera Collection, Castelle



We couldn’t leave High Point without snapping a few pics of these beautiful collections as we went along for our Instagram followers- here are a few of our absolute favorites!

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Thibaut, High Point Market



Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Thibaut, High Point Market



Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Century Furniture, High Point Market



Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Surya, High Point Market



Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Company C, High Point Market



Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Selamat, High Point Market



What do you think of these bold, fresh tones?  Love it or leave it?  We LOVE it!

Pattern Mix Like a Pro

Whether you are trying to put together a fashionable new outfit or a fun new room design, pattern mixing can seem like such a daunting task.  You may love the look of mixing patterns, but where do you even begin?  How can you tell what patterns will work together, and which will clash?  

Once we show you a few of our favorite tips, you’ll be mixing patterns together like a pro!


A great way to start with your pattern mixing is by pairing florals and stripes.  Here, you can see that the vibrant floral wallcovering meshes so nicely with the striped rug in front.  They’ve even gone the extra step and added more patterns in their throw pillows to tie the look together using two common colors: pink and black.  The wallcovering, rug, and pillows all have these two colors in common, which creates a nice harmony between the three very different patterns.

Cole & Son, Lee Jofa


Again, we see a strong harmony between the colors in each pattern in this bright, beautiful space.  The floral print on the wall is complemented beautifully by the boldly striped couch, and framed by curtains using the same pink and orange hues.  Stunning!

Diane Von Furstenberg, Kravet


Another beautiful way to mix patterns is to go monochromatic, using the same color in each one.  By using the same light blue in each pattern, this bedroom is simple and in perfect harmony.

Curated Kravet


If the monochromatic look is too mellow for you, pairing complementary colors is a great way to introduce different colors together.  Again, you can see how beautifully florals and stripes mix!



I love this dining room from Serena & Lily for so many reasons, and the way they’ve mixed blue-based patterns together is definitely one of them!  The napkins draped from the chair backs show you how versatile the look is when you have a base of stripes and polka dots to build off of.

Serena & Lily


If you like the feel of a monochromatic space, but want to add small pops of color, here’s a great example of how to pattern mix in the same color family.  Here, you see several different patterns and textures all meshing together perfectly because they are all soft, cool tones. 

Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kravet


This bright and sunny living space shows off a more complex mix of patterns, but the commonalities are still the same.  The wall, couch, and rug, while all very different in design, still have the same vibrant pop of blue that threads them together.



A classic mix, bold black and white stripes work great with a patterned rug.  I especially love the way that the black stripes really make the rug border pop!



Another classic style, black and white is one of the easiest ways to mix several different patterns.  Bedding, lamps, and accessories are all tied together by the same two bold colors.  Not to mention, the options for adding in pops of color are endless!

PB Kids



Hopefully you’ve learned a few tricks to start pattern mixing on your own- start simple, and the more comfortable you get with it, the more fun you’ll have mixing different patterns together!  What will you try first?  Let us know in the comment section!