DULY NOTED // 11.14

I don’t know about you, but for me this week holiday was in the air… while part of me feels like it’s way too early to be pinning Christmas inspiration, really Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I say… ’tis the season! I’m excited to start sharing all the posts we’ve been working on next week – recipes and lots of other fun ideas are coming your way!

But today, I’m sharing with you some links from a few of my friends who deserve some serious recognition, along with a few other favorites…

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1 // I’ve been asked many times why I haven’t put out a book yet and I’ll tell you why – that stuff is HARD WORK. So, I’m incredibly proud of my friend Camille Styles and her gorgeous book that is out now!

As far as I’m concerned she’s one of the best entertaining bloggers out there, and one of the most beautiful people I know – inside and out. So you better believe this book is on my gifts to give list this year – a perfect way to support a friend who has brought so much inspiration to our lives, and a lovely hostess gift!

2 // This morning I woke up to sniffles which means only one thing for this weekend – SOUP! I’ve been obsessing over cauliflower soups lately, so I think I’ll give this one a try. If I can muster up the energy…

3 // Speaking of the season… tis the time for prepping guest rooms! I’m loving this one (in fact, the whole house looks so cozy, I could settle in for the winter), and this week I wrote a little guide with tips on prepping your own guest room that you can find right here.

4 // For the past two years I’ve sworn I was going to do a pop-up shop for the holidays. Well, this year I’m finally hosting one here in Seattle, but my bestie, Erin, at Apartment34 has beat me to the online version with a beautiful selection of pieces in her online pop-up shop! Maybe next year I’ll join her in the virtual world. Until then, peruse her curated goodies for some treats like this gorgeous serving board.

5 // Let the gushing continue… another girl on the go is my good friend Katie Armour. You may know her as the co-founder of Matchbook Magazine, and of course blogger at The Neo-Traditionalist. Well, never being one to sit still for long, she’s just launched a new endeavor that I know is close to her heart. Meet Buddy – an online art gallery named for her Grandfather. The idea is to bring art to an accessible level not only with the pieces themselves (limited editions start at only $50) but with tips on collecting and curating.

6 // And finally – on top of wondering what the heck I’m going to put on my table for the holidays, I’m wondering what I’m going to dress myself with! It’s been a while since I’ve updated the fancy side of my wardrobe, and I’m thinking about kicking things off with this clutch. A little rose gold never hurt anyone…

6 responses on “DULY NOTED // 11.14

  1. Laura Dunn

    I’m so excited about the new site Buddy! Thank you for sharing! I’ve loved reading your blog since 07 and it has never failed to be one of the best on the web!

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ROUNDUP :: TRINKET DISHES

If there’s one thing I have more of in my house than pillows, it’s my little menagerie of dishes and boxes to put all of my odds and ends in…

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Everything from jewelry to buttons finds a home in these little trinket dishes that I’ve collected over the years – some old, some new. Some are actually salt cellars, while the bottom one was a lone dish at a thrift store. The malachite piece I brought back with me from Zambia, and the Waylande Gregory box was a recent splurge. I love that their shapes and backgrounds are as varied as the items in them!

And, as gift season approaches, I have to say I’ve been thinking about how perfect these are for giving!  On their own, or in addition to little items like matchbooks or jewelry, there is such a variety of them out there that you’re bound to find one that matches the style and personality of the lucky recipient.

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For those a bit more on the glamorous side – a variety of shapes and styles for every vanity! That sweet little leather catchall might be my favorite, but the stone boxes with brass inlay from West Elm are also calling my name…

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For something with a bit more personality or texture, these little treasures ought to do the trick!  I’ve already picked out several of these pretties for my own friends… aaaaand maybe one for me.

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6 responses on “ROUNDUP :: TRINKET DISHES

  1. Courtney

    These are awesome and I love the idea of giving one of these to complement a piece of jewelry as a gift. Great post!

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  2. Jessica

    Is it okay to want every single one of these dishes? I want to hang them on walls, bedazzle my dresser, or even wear some of them as a necklace!! I’m a trinket girl, and everyone needs a trinket dish in their life.

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NOVEMBER MOODBOARD // 14

The problem with doing a November moodboard when your head is already in holiday mode is this…

november moodboard in red, grey and white // coco+kelley

Clearly, my brain is starting to sway into reds and fresh winter whites already! Of course, the grey rain is lending a bit to this board as well…

all white with a plaid scarf // winter street style via mango and salt

The cold snap we’re about to have is making me crave cozy layers and cozy fireplaces…

lonnyissue4 gorgeous chair

I’m also a bit obsessed with potentially using black and white gingham for my Thanksgiving tabletop this year…

ALTHAUS restaurant gingham and wood

The mood is a little bit crisp and a little bit country… with a lot of high contrast in black and white. What do you think? Can you believe the holidays are almost here…? Time to start planning…

main images :: mango and salt // lonny // althouse via yatzer

9 responses on “NOVEMBER MOODBOARD // 14

  1. franki

    You “pressed every button!!!” Aren’t those rugs just….gorgeous…layered over sisal…I’m placing some of my smaller “silk” ones on my dining table (yes, it’s cleaned!!) franki

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  2. Jennifer Ely

    I do like the black & white gingham. This year I used a blue & brown plaid runner for my table and then put a little pumpkin at each place setting. Doing something different really spiced up the table.

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  3. Callie

    Your moodboards are always so inspiring. (I think they’re my favorite posts!) They make me think about the feel of the seasons differently, and this one especially has me rethinking November for the better. I’ll have to incorporate more black and grey into my holiday palette!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Callie, thank you so much for saying so! They’re my favorites too – I feel like they give me focus for the month ahead and I love the way they reveal where my design aesthetic and mood are at!

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 11.6

This week’s room is one for the books. First of all, let’s all applaud the use of the rubber tree plant instead of a fig tree!! (but seriously…). Secondly, I’ll once again acknowledge that the architecture in the space plays a huge part in taking this fresh, cozy living room to a whole other level…

Hamptons Holiday House living room by Huniford Design Studio

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But really it’s the warm neutral palette and the unique pieces that are creating a little moment of bliss for me. I love the library table and benches paired with modern sofa and chairs…

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Because of the rustic-meets-urban loft nature of the space, I’m actually ok with the modern mix pieces in one room… kinda. I love (need!?) those huge leather floor cushions though – they help add a little warmth and lend a casual feel too. But the piece I’m crushing on the most in this room?

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Giant. Blue. Egg. Chair. Yeah, we’ve all seen the return of those hanging woven ones, but this is a totally luxe take on that, and I think it’s awesome. Plus, a great dose of color.

The designers of the space – Huniford Design Studio – also created this gorgeous kitchen…

Hamptons Holiday House kitchen Huniford Design Studio

It’s so warm, I love it!!!

photography :: rikki snyder

13 responses on “ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 11.6

  1. kate zucconi

    This is a great room! The leather mixed with the wood and the cream chairs is a nice combo.
    I love the kitchen light and marble surfaces, these natural wood platters and bowls are gorgeous.

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  2. James

    Hi Cassandra, the house looks so natural with the rustic looks and lots of natural light, entering through the windows. The library table is just too good; beautiful interior designing.

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BUT I WANT IT NOW :: BALLY SS15

When I saw the first images from this collection I knew two things for certain…

bally ss15 collection // via coco+kelley

1. I need that green coat in my life. and 2. There’s no way this could be a Spring collection!

Ok, so maybe the white pants and open toes were a little bit of a give away. But seriously, I don’t think I can wait until then to get my hands on that coat. Or bag.

And who would have thought Bally – of all labels – would have captured my attention with their Spring/Summer 2015 collection?

bally ss15 collection // via coco+kelley

But their simple cuts, rich colors, and perfect midi skirts are reeling me in. However, if we’re tucking away fashion notes for later…

bally ss15 collection // via coco+kelley

Count me in for this dress. And, if you really can’t wait, well then you can pre-order on Moda Operandi right now.

6 responses on “BUT I WANT IT NOW :: BALLY SS15

  1. kate zucconi

    This Bally collection is beautiful!
    The rich colours do make it look more like an autumn/winter collection, but they do make it stand out.
    With great styling and simple lines, the shoes and bags are key!
    Lovely!

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