Friday, January 14, 2011
Chanel is a Parisian fashion house, founded by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. The brand is one of the most established and recognized brands in fashion. They specialize in couture, handbags, perfumes, cosmetics, among others. Coco Chanel wanted to replace sexy pieces of clothing with pieces that displayed a casual elegance.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I think its all about the color POP! I am loving subdued shades of grey, white, and other neutrals, with electric pops of color. I am definitely interested in yellow at the moment, and thinking of enhancing my current palette with some yellow! I always say, stick with a basic color story and add your pops of color with inexpensive accessories that add interest and personality to your space. I love this coffee table in hot pink mixed with this darker palette! It's just amazing. Now this is how you add personality to a room!
Home Depot, and we put it on our dining room table along with this fancy centerpiece from a garden shop in Middletown, Rhode Island called Chaves Gardens. It adds a touch of, "Greek-ness" to the apartment!
One thing that I like to do is to combine different types of end tables. For example, in our living room we have a white lacquer end table on one end of the couch, and a white metal and frosted glass end table on the other end. In the bedroom, we're using a small decorative box next to the bed, and we also have a small trunk in the living room. I think it is important to switch these around every once in a while, because it is a quick and easy way to update a room .
One of my absolute favorite gourmet food brands is Stonewall Kitchen. I am such a huge fan of all of their products, which are available in a lot of gourmet food stores. I usually get mine at Clement's Market in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, or the Gray Goose Cookery in Mystic, Connecticut (which is a cook's paradise!). The last time we went to Mystic, we picked up a bottle of the country ketchup (which retails for $6.50 but is DEFINITELY worth it!)