Color Feature: CANARY

After watching all of the glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes, I have not been able to stop thinking about some of the absolutely stunning yellow dresses we saw on the red carpet.  Yellow is such a vibrant, warm, and inviting hue that always seems to brighten up any face… or space!  

Between all of the snow and crazy weather we’ve been having, it just seemed like the perfect time to look through some of my favorite canary yellow products, and share them with you all to help breathe a little bit of spring into your home!

 

While a vibrant yellow may be overpowering, I love it for an accent wall like this one!  Pops of canary in pillows and flowers tie the whole look together in such a gorgeous way.

Graham & Brown

 

 

A dish like this is almost too pretty to be covered up with anything on it!  The perfect happy addition to any table.

Anthropologie

 

 

Speaking of bright….

Kate Spade via Bloomingdales

 

 

One of my favorite things about Le Creuset cookware and KitchenAid mixers are all of the fun colors they come in.  Especially these ones!

Le Creuset via Williams Sonoma

 

 

KitchenAid via Crate & Barrel

 

 

Around your house, pops of yellow can be just what your space needs.  Perhaps a vase, candle holder, or fruit basket?

Global Views

 

 

Surya

 

 

Urban Outfitters

 

 

Warm lighting turns even warmer with a canary yellow shade!

Surya

 

 

And bringing that sunny hue into your bedroom makes it just the perfect color to wake up to, don’t you think?

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Serena & Lily

 

 

What color says “Spring” to you?

Sweater Weather That Isn’t Just For Your Wardrobe!

Yesterday in Boston it was 85 degrees, this morning it was 55!  Fall is in the air, and that means… sweater weather!  There’s nothing like a soft cozy sweater on a crisp day to warm you right up.  Why not switch up your home decor with some “sweaters” to cozy up your interiors as well?

 

One of my favorite “sweaters” is a fisherman knit afghan that my mom knitted for my bridal shower many years ago.  Every year it comes out with its long tassels, and finds a home draped over my sofa.  I like a cool house (even in the winter) so we use our throws a lot.

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

I like pillows to feel soft.  I love the old sweater look of this one.  It seems cable knit is in this year and it’s popping up on everything.  From pillows…

Birch Lane

Birch Lane

….to rugs!

West Elm

West Elm

 

We’re seeing a lot of fringe this year in the clothing industry and that just filters right down to the home.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

I love small ottomans.  They can be used as a footstool, an extra seat, or put a tray on it for an end table.  This one from Surya (who we love!) adds a little cozy to your room

Surya

Surya

 

These chairs have been in several of our blogs because I love them!  Thank you Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams-   I hope this trend continues!

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

 

Nothing seems warmer in the fall and winter than a cozy log cabin, and this bedding embodies just that.  The rustic design and that fuzzy pillow bring that cozy cabin design right to any home.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

For a cleaner, simpler look, this bedding set from West Elm has the same cable knit feel, yet with a lighter weight design.

West Elm

West Elm

 

And of course, one of our favorites for rugs and cushions, Langdon Ltd. has the perfect shag textiles to add some warmth and fuzz to your room, and with lots of style!

Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

We can’t wait for sweater weather to be in full swing, and with these picks for your home, it’s sure to be the coziest and most stylish season yet!

How to Create a Small Space with Big Style

I spend a lot of time helping my clients downsize into smaller spaces.  Selling the big house and moving into the condo in the city sounds great, right?  But what do you do in a smaller space with all of your stuff??  Finding ways to incorporate storage into everyday pieces has become easier thanks to a little creativity in your furniture purchases.

Cubes and floating shelves can store a lot and can do double duty as wall art.

IKEA

IKEA

 

Bookshelves don’t have to be built-in.

IKEA

IKEA

 

And desks and tables don’t have to have legs.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

A simple shelf under a table can store magazines and books, as well as decorative items.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

Add drawers and your “stuff” is out of sight.

Bassett Furniture

Bassett Furniture

 

Not enough room in your bedroom for anything but a bed?  Get one with under the bed storage and attached nightstands.

West Elm

West Elm

 

A simple wooden ladder can be the perfect place for linens.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

 

 

What other tips and tricks have you learned over the years to save yourself extra space and reduce clutter in your small space?

 

Bringing The Bistro to You!

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

This week is me and my husband’s first wedding anniversary, and I wanted to surprise him with a new bistro set for our patio to enjoy our Sunday “wine & cheese night” rituals outside.  As I was searching for the perfect one for our home, I found so many fun, vibrant bistro sets, that it was hard to choose only one!

For my home, I chose a classic, vintage, Parisian style set that I found at a local antique shop here in San Diego.  While browsing through my favorite brands online, as well as the beautiful antiques down the street, I was loving all of the different styles, colors, and materials that are out there.  Bistro sets are really just the perfect pieces to have to go a little out of your comfort zone, and add some real pop and pizazz to your patio!  I hope some of these favorites will inspire you just like they did for me!

 

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

 

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

 

Horchow

Horchow

 

 

Hampton Bay via Home Depot

Hampton Bay via Home Depot

 

 

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

 

 

Plow & Hearth

Plow & Hearth

 

 

Plow & Hearth

Plow & Hearth

 

 

West Elm

West Elm

 

 

West Elm

West Elm

 

 

Mercury Row via Wayfair

Mercury Row via Wayfair

 

 

How would you decorate your bistro set once you found one you loved?  Would you leave it bare, add some cushions, or maybe a vase on the table?

Funky Front Porches

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

With all of the gorgeous summer nights we get to experience here in San Diego, I’ve been thinking about redesigning my front porch to be able to enjoy each sunset from the comfort of my own home.  There are so many ways to design a beautiful and functional porch regardless of how large or small your area may be.  Do you prefer to lounge out front in a rustic Adirondack chair?  Or perhaps cozy up to a nest or hammock?  There are so many options to choose from that can work in even the smallest of porches!

 

My husband and I live right by the beach, and love to spend our evenings outside grilling and enjoying the evenings from our porch.  Having a smaller area to work with, we’ve been looking for the perfect little bistro set to have a drink and some munchies on without using up too much space!

Breakwater Bay (Via Wayfair)

Breakwater Bay (Via Wayfair)

 

These hanging nests are so fun and look just absolutely cozy!

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

 

If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can never go wrong with paired rockers.  Brighten it up and add some personal style for each season with fun pillows like these!

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

When I see nests as comfortable-looking as this, I just want to curl up with a good book for hours, don’t you?

West Elm

West Elm

 

Personally, I’m a huge fan of whites and neutrals in the home, and I especially love the fresh, bright look it gives this porch.  I love the way they incorporated a little pop of color with that gorgeous turquoise bench!

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

Always a favorite, Kouboo knows how to add some serious style to a porch!  If you prefer to lounge in the backyard, try making a bold statement with tropical plants out front!

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

I love this idea for a family beach house.  Although they are the same style rocker, the differing colors add a fun edge- not to mention that each person can pick their own color.

Grandin Road

Grandin Road

 

If you like the hanging nest, add a little uniqueness with a design like this seahorse or a hanging bench with funky throw pillows!

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

 

 

Hayneedle

Hayneedle

 

 

Which style front porch do you like best?  We always love to see your pictures!

Top 8 Picks From Vegas Market

It is with great excitement (and a motherly dose of pride) that I introduce you to my daughter, Jillian.  Jill has been my blogmaster extraordinaire since the inception of our blog.  She’s decided to take an even more active role in the company, and pursue her own extended degree in Interior Design.  Jill and I just returned from Las Vegas Market and I asked her to author this week’s feature blog.  So, Jill, here you go…

 

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

As you may have seen, Susan and I had a great time at the Las Vegas Market this summer!  We saw some of our favorite brands and designers, as well as met several new artists and familiarized ourselves with their work.   It was so inspiring to us to see so many of these collections, and wanted to take a moment to share with you some of our favorites!

 

1.  Feather Chandelier by Visual Comfort Lighting

This chandelier grabbed our attention almost instantly because of its unique and delicate nature.  We LOVE this chandelier so much, that we may even use it for a client here who loves this Gatsby-style, early 1900’s design!

 

Visual Comfort Lighting

Visual Comfort Lighting

 

FeatherLight_SusanHaywardInteriors

 

 

2.  Marilyn Chair by Global Views

This one has been a favorite of Susan’s for a while, but seeing it in the showroom at Global Views was great to feel how smooth and heavy this chair is despite its light, airy look.  This is a great quality chair, and way more comfortable than it looks!

Global Views

Global Views

 

MarilynChair_SusanHaywardInteriors

 

 

3.  Xaviera Stool by Christopher Guy

The showroom we were most excited to see was admittedly Christopher Guy.  The way that he designs his products is so unusual, that it creates a true feast for your senses just experiencing his artwork.  This stool was one of our favorites because of its classic, practical, yet signature look.  We think it would look great at a bar or counter to add just a little pizazz to your space with that elegant cross in back.

Xaviera by Christopher Guy

Xaviera by Christopher Guy

 

CG_SusanHaywardInteriors

 

 

4.  Ocean-Inspired Chandeliers from Currey & Company

When we are looking for fun, funky, yet great quality lighting, Currey & Company is one of our go-to brands.  Their showroom at Market dazzled with their many ocean-inspired pieces, including these gorgeous chandeliers with sea shells and sea glass!  Any of these would be the perfect choice for a beach house- I could definitely see us showing one off in our Cape house this summer!

 

Sea forth Orb Chandelier by Currey & Company

Sea forth Orb Chandelier by Currey & Company

Shoreline Pendant by Currey & Company

Shoreline Pendant by Currey & Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidewater Chandelier by Currey & Company

Tidewater Chandelier by Currey & Company

Capri Chandelier by Currey & Company

Capri Chandelier by Currey & Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Kharaa Pouf by Surya

Everywhere we went, it seemed that this look was taking over Market!  Furry chairs, pillows, sofas, poufs… you name it!  We loved the pouf and pillows by Surya because of how soft they were to the touch, yet we loved this blush color for more practical reasons over the stark white that has become so popular.  This would definitely be a bit more forgiving in a busy home, and oh so inviting to cozy up to!

Kharaa Pouf by Surya

Kharaa Pouf by Surya

 

Surya

Surya

 

 

6.  Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

Mirrored furniture can really expand the appearance of a room (see our post, Make Your Room Appear Bigger…WITHOUT Remodeling!), and this Chelsea Desk did just that.  It was paired with bright, vibrant oranges in the showroom that made the desk just sparkle.  If you love a contemporary style, this is the desk for you!

 

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

 

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

 

 

7.  Indoor/Outdoor Furniture by POLaRT Designs

Yes, you are seeing this correctly.  POLaRT Designs makes indoor/outdoor furniture that looks like THIS!  How fun!!  We had never seen anything like this, and were enthralled to hear all about their products and how easy the care is!  These chairs would be just so fun in the right space, don’t you think?

POLaRT Designs

POLaRT Designs

 

POLaRT Designs

POLaRT Designs

 

POLaRT Designs

POLaRT Designs

 

 

8.   Pillows by Langdon Ltd.

One of my personal favorites from Market was meeting Phoebe from Langdon Ltd. and learning about her gorgeous textiles.  They are all hand woven, and of wonderful quality.  We got a few pillows to try out in our West Coast office, where they will be the perfect addition to the sunny, laid back style of California.  We can’t wait to show them off!

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Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

 

 

We had such a great time at Market, and hope you like our picks as much as we did!

 

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Furniture Still Made in America!

Happy 4th of July!  In honor of the birth of America, we salute the furniture companies that are still proudly made in America.  The next time you need something for your home, consider a company made in America first!

Here are just a few of our favorites…

We wish you and your family a very happy Fourth!

 

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

 

 

American Leather

American Leather

American Leather

 

American Leather

American Leather

 

American Leather

American Leather

 

 

Gat Creek

 

Gat Creek

Gat Creek

 

Gat Creek

Gat Creek

 

Gat Creek

Gat Creek

 

Gat Creek

Gat Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowe Furniture

Rowe Furniture

Rowe Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

Rowe Furniture

 

 

Rowe Furniture

Rowe Furniture

 

 

 

Greige: The Hottest New Color?

Okay, I am obsessed!  Never one for the monochromatic, but I’m now a convert.  Grey can be too cold, and beige too blah….but put the two together and you get….GREIGE!!  Greige is the one of the hottest colors in interiors right now, and judging from the response I’ve seen, it may be here to stay.

Whether you opt for the monochromatic room, or want a few key pieces that will stand the test of time, griege may be your answer.  It works well with both cool and warm palates, so it’s versatile.

 

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

 

Kravet has come out with some beautiful lines.  One of my favorites is the Jeffrey Alan Marks collection;  It mixes beautiful soft blues and greiges and works beautifully in a coastal setting.

Jeffrey Alan Marks for Kravet

Jeffrey Alan Marks for Kravet

 

 

Candice Olson collections have a little more formality as she incorporates an ever-so-slight sparkle into her fabrics.

Cadice Olson for Kravet

Cadice Olson for Kravet

 

 

We feature Bella Cottage A LOT in our blogs.  As you know, my daughter Jillian loves this shabby chic style, and I think she would decorate her whole house with Bella Cottage if she could! Everything is always so soft and romantic…what’s not to love!?

The Bella Cottage

The Bella Cottage

 

 

We spend a third of our lives “under the sheets”, so don’t skimp.  Using a neutral color means your bedding will last with your changing color schemes!  And simple bedding in a neutral color can go with just about any decor.

West Elm

West Elm

 

West Elm

West Elm

 

 

We’ve definitely hopped on the bandwagon of softly painted finishes.  Why go “off-white”?  Try Greige instead.

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

 

Our new painted finish crush includes the chalk paint look, too.  I am determined to take an Annie Sloan class (maybe I can talk Jillian into joining me!) and do a blog of furniture before and after.  This greige paint is gorgeous!!

Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan

 

Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan

 

 

Have you tried out this new color trend in your home?  Let us know if you’re loving it as much as we are!

Tiny Houses

Bigger is always better, right?  And it’s easier to design a big space than a small one, correct?  No and NO!  I’ve been intrigued with the trend towards “tiny houses”.  They are an architect’s wonder and a designer’s challenge.

How DO you put someone’s entire living space into one small room??  Here are some amazing examples of how small can be beautiful, functional, and inviting. From the most contemporary, to rustic, and everything in between… Take a look at some masters of this new trend! I love them all!

 

Contemporist

Contemporist

 

 

Country Living

Country Living

 

 

Airbnb

Airbnb

 

 

Wandawega via House Beautiful

Wandawega via House Beautiful

 

 

Four Lights Tiny House Company

Four Lights Tiny House Company

 

 

Four Lights Tiny House Company

Four Lights Tiny House Company

 

 

Tiny House Blog

Tiny House Blog

 

 

Escape Traveler

Escape Traveler

 

 

Airbnb

Airbnb

 

 

Ron Rusnak via Treehugger

Ron Rusnak via Treehugger

 

So, what do you think?  Could you live in one of these homes?  I’d love hear from anyone that has one to tell us about their experience!

2016 Color of the Year, Part 1: ROSE QUARTZ

Rose Quartz – one of the 2 Pantone colors of 2016.  Here are some great finds that incorporate this soft tone into your New Year’s decor.

Pantone

Pantone

 

I love the softness of Rose Quartz because it’s so subtle.  But, a little goes a long way, especially in the pretty softness of these dinner plates.  And I love the pink himalayan salt in the candle holders to tie the whole look together!

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

 

My daughter, Jillian, sent me this picture to feature for our Rose Quartz blog post, and I had to call her because I couldn’t figure out what the rose color product was.  This beautiful flower looked so real, I had no idea that in fact it was a napkin ring!  Just made me love it all the more!

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

 

These glasses remind me of my grandmother’s house.  A pretty pale pink cocktail glass that just looks so elegant!

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

This sweet little stool in such a soft pastel is a pretty accent for the bold mirrored dressing table.

Orrick & Company

Orrick & Company

 

Anything Kate Spade in any color, at anytime, anywhere, is okay with me!

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

 

Remember ruffled pillows??  Come on, I know you had them!  A beautiful look on a vintage piece.  Add a special crystal chandelier and you have a perfect dreamy bedroom nook.

Bella Cottage

The Bella Cottage

Bella Cottage

The Bella Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always love Chilewich products, and this new colorway is so perfect for Spring, don’t you think?

Chilewich

Chilewich

 

Rose Quartz is also such a pretty color for a wedding!!!  Yes, these are from Jillian’s wedding – I couldn’t resist!

Colleen McCarthy for Hayward Photography

Colleen McCarthy for Hayward Photography

 

I don’t know what I love more, the color, or the expanse of the “headboard wall”.  And, the built-in light switches keep everything elegantly within reach.  Such a soothing way to end the day…

Lonny

Lonny

 

 

 

What do you think about Pantone’s color of 2016?  Will you be seeing it in your home?  Don’t forget to stay tuned for Part 2: Serenity!