IN THE DETAILS :: 5 UNIQUE WAYS TO HANG ART

This fall I’ve vowed to tackle the biggest part of my loft to go untouched since moving in … the art wall. While I’ve pinned many a gallery wall in my day, I managed to uncover a few more clever ways of hanging art that hadn’t really occurred to me before, which may influence the future wall…

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Besides just loving the hit of color the art brings to this room, the unconventional layout of it is a fun twist to a more traditional space as well. It’s also a great example of how selecting art to go together (based on color, shape, etc) can make a huge difference. I also love how the designer didn’t let the trim get in her way, but rather layered the pieces over it instead.

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I realize this option is rather specific, but if you’re into more modern, graphic art, this is a really cool idea. Extending the graphic with paint onto the wall itself! So cool. I can think of a lot of ways this could work with so many of the pieces I love right now that incorporate that more geometric style.

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I feel like this would only work in a hallway or a very open space, but hanging images a bit more randomly – all the way down to the floor – is pretty fun. Especially in a personal area like this with family photos!

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Again, here we’re looking at a more traditional space with a hit of something unexpected in the layering of this antique painting over a wall of modern mirrors. Notice that the mirrors are all different sizes too? I love that!

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And finally – something very easy, but unexpected, bringing the art higher up on the wall than you would normally hang is pretty fun. It’s kind of making art out of the art itself – doing something unique to not only showcase the piece, but to make a statement while doing it!

Have you seen any other unique ways to hang or place art? I’m totally open to suggestions!

images ::  raji rm & associates // one must dash // instyle // darryl carter elle decor // the design files

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THE 3 BEAUTY TRENDS WE’RE TRYING FOR FALL…

Last week while traveling I caught a lovely bug that’s had me totally drained the last few days – hence the lack of posts around here – but when you’re in the midst of travel that involves photo shoots, guess what you have to do? Rally. Bigtime. And all I can say about that shoot is, thank God for makeup!

I’m the opposite of a beauty junkie – other than nail polish, I hardly ever spend time or money on updating my stash with new items for the season. But in going through my makeup drawer last week I realized that I’m in desperate need of some new items. So we spent some time going through the top fall beauty trends, and came out with three that I’m totally on board with!

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1. bobbi brown ‘chocolate’ // 2. butter ‘tramp stamp’ // 3. armani ‘jasper’ // 4. laura mercier ‘cocoa’

If you haven’t heard, the 90′s are back. That’s the only explanation for the brown tones that have been all over the runways and mags… especially in lipstick. This one is tricky, you guys. The wrong brown will make you look blotchy or a Halloween costume gone wrong. Experiment until you find the right one! I remember back in, like, 9th grade my go-to shade was Revlon’s Rum Raisin. Apparently it still exists (!!!) which means I’m heading to the drug store this weekend.

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1. sally hansen nail pen // 2. butter london ‘union jack black’ // 3. julep ‘michele’ // 4. essie ‘bobbing for baubles’

Confession: I kind of hate nail art. But I do like getting a little more creative with nails, beyond the usual one-color mani. So this is the perfect trend for me to adopt… because I’m kind of lazy. Er, I mean minimal. The bare nail look is definitely in for fall (want more coverage than the ones shown here? try this). I like this look with darker colors like black, navy or saturated teals and greys. And a nail pen is a must for those thin lines and dots.

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1. trish mcevoy brow perfector // 2. mac brow set  // 3. bobbi brown brow shaper // 4. anastasia tinted brow gel

There is a very thin line between imperfect brows and on-the-verge-of-a-unibrow brows. If you’re lucky enough to have thicker brows then get out those brow gels and have at it! I’ve been trying to let mine grow more naturally and thicken up – using tinted gels really helps give them a lush look without having to do the two step brow color + gel process.

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DULY NOTED :: 9.27

After traveling for the majority of the week, I’m so ready to get home to my cozy loft to enjoy the beginnings of fall in Seattle! This weekend’s links are so perfectly me… dreaming of little luxuries, and a lot of black…

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1 // My birthday is exactly one month away, which means only one thing: time for a birthday wishlist! This super luxe pair of pajamas is on mine. (And a few more of my favorites here!)

2 // I’m all about painting old-world trim a dramatic black, and this entryway (and the rest of the home) might be the best visual argument for it.

3 // There’s a really sweet classic simplicity to this wedding - I fell in love with the place settings, but the whole fete is worth a browsing.

4 // Don’t hate me, but I’m really into mauve right now. Which means this super cozy mohair throw needs to get on my bed stat.

5 // This week I chopped my hair off and my stylist and I discussed the pros and cons of the return of the major sidepart. If this chic look is any indication of the updated style, count me in.

6 // Talk about easy updates to the wardrobe – these badass tassel earrings for under $10.

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SHOP THE PALETTE :: RUSTED REDS + NUDE

Red is all I can think about adding to my wardrobe these days. Rusty reds, to be exact. If you hadn’t noticed, burnt orange was making a comeback on the runways lately, so I’m guessing if you invest in this color now, you’ll be able to wear it well into spring…

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But for winter? Paired with nudes and greys all the way…

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1. sweater // 2. dress // 3. bag // 4. pump // 5. umbrella // 6. bag // 7. boot // 8. hat // 9. sweater

I’m especially in love with that Madewell dress. It’s got a cool 20′s kinda vibe to it. And the accessories I found are making me consider lighter tones for bags and hats for winter! After all, they work just as well, and then I can bring them right on in to the warmer seasons again…

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shop more red inspiration right here.

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ROOM OF THE WEEK 9.22

I managed to get a bit behind on posts recently so I thought we’d kick off our Monday with a seriously inspiring space I had reserved for last week’s Room of the Week! A little wild, quite masculine and delightfully luxe, I have to say this living room belonging to Ken Fulk had me at… giraffe.

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The bit of safari influence here is unmistakable, but far from what you’d usually expect. There is no campaign style furniture to be found – just rich leathers and woods. I love the way the rugs have been layered in the room too – it gives it a much less formal feel, don’t you think?

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I’m sure the amount of fur and taxidermy in the space is not going to go unscrutinized and – yes – it’s a bit much. But I happen to like a bit of it here and there – like in this owl perching on the piano…

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Oh, and hello gorgeous view.

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What I really love though is the mix of statement pieces. You’re not gonna find these items anywhere but the best vintage and antique shops. And while I’m not usually a huge fan of leather, that worn sofa is totally calling my name.

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Then again, so is the patio that leads perfectly into the cozy room. You must check out the full house tour on the Architectural Digest site.  The huge Sarreid brass chest in the bedroom will have you swooning!

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  1. WhimsicalVintage

    Love the whole look but I have to agree with Molly, that the taxidermy is not for me…however, it could be done faux style and still have the same effect. The windows are stunning and the design is simplistically elegant!

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