In the Mood For: Jovial Spring Tablescapes...

It's sunny and bright outside this week, hinting that winter is a mere blip on the calendar. A minor inconvenience on the way to brighter days, lighter moods and cheerier outlooks. Knowing this, I'm already in the mood for spring and the colorful palette that it affords. Pink macarons, pastel dinnerware, fresh blooms and a carefree attitude tod=wards entertaining and life itself. I'm already hearing the birds chip. Already seeing the cloudy skies. Already breathing in the roses. What are you in the mood for today? {scene above via}

IN THE MOOD FOR


In the Mood For: The Feminine Retreat...

(photo credits: Melanie Turner Interiors // Suzanne Kasler on AD // pinterest // Melanie Turner at ADS // Suzanne Kasler for Ballard)

When some hear "pink" they instinctively freeze up and assume I have a color with the boldness of the Barbie Dream House variety on the mind. While there's a time and a place for pops of bougainvillea bloom brightness, I do appreciate the subtlety of calmer rose quartz. Hot pink's more sophisticated Ivy League cousin, and baby pink's grown up sister. This is not your candy-coated hue. Bolstered by a dash of greige but loaded with quiet intensity, this is a color welcome in any home and every space. Especially the area of the home I've been craving: the feminine retreat. 

Whether it's your home office, your bedroom or a tiny closet to call your own, I love having a space I can infuse with a few elements of this perfect shade of pink. If you're blessed with the ability to refresh a room, here are a few of my glamorous suggestions...

Paint the town pink with a plush caret and stunning chinoiserie wallcoverings. Think: pretty but classic and sophisticated. Next, add a french-inspired chandelier with an aged patina to add gravitas to the room. Next step? Gleaming gold. Try a pair of etageres on a wall flanking an oversized sunburst mirror. Situate the desk in the middle, add a drool-worthy golden bamboo chair and admire your hard work. This space, is simply divine. Here are the elements I chose...

DESIGNING THE FEMININE RETREAT

In the Mood For: Francophile Fascinations...

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As we process the recent events in Paris, let's pause a moment to shine a little sunshine on all that is beloved about the City of Lights. The people, the architecture, the history, the icons, the culture, the legacy that is this marvelous French city. May your week be filled with love & light to give and receive. xoxo

A LA PARISIAN



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