SINCE YOU ASKED NICELY…

We weren’t planning on having a large tree this year until the boy’s parents surprised us with a huge one!! (It barely fits in our cute little condo!) Since we’ll be heading to Montana to spend Christmas with them, we didn’t really go all out with decorations, but since you’ve been asking to see…
Gold, silver and black balls with sparkling snowflakes and icicles (and yes a few black feathers too!) were what we ended up with, and I love it.
First present under the tree! I actually bought the wrapping paper before I even knew I’d use this color scheme. I happened to have the black+white striped ribbon as well, so I threw it on there to keep things playful. I kinda like it. The ‘tree skirt’ is a tablecloth I’ve had for years… don’t you just love when things come together so easily? Must be a Christmas miracle.

18 responses on “SINCE YOU ASKED NICELY…

  1. Anonymous

    LOVE the snowflakes of course :) and I'm totally coveting your wrapping paper/skills. A-DOR-A-BLE!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Anonymous

    I love it! The snowflakes are my favorite! I chose to decorate in silver & gold as well. Here is my tree..

    Let me know what you!

    xoxo.

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  3. Anonymous

    It's lovely! I always buy paper to math my decorations, even though we go away at Christmas!

    My tree skirt is a red fleece blanket, with some polka dot scarves tied round the tree trunk in bows.

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  4. Anonymous

    Love it! I actually was just thinking the other day that I'd find ways to incorporate black in Christmas decorations when I finally find an apartment big enough for them. :D

    -meream

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  5. Anonymous

    Какая замечательная елочка!! С Наступающими праздничками вас:))))))

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  6. Anonymous

    loving the tree….i did all gold in my home. i didnt even think to add black. that would have made it rock!

    great idea….

    merry christmas.
    xo

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HOLIDAY INSPIRATION: GLAMOUR ON ICE

I know that Christmastime conjures up images of being all cozy and warm, but I also really love the idea of doing things up just a little more frosty…
And I’d top off my holiday ensembles with this over-the-top clutch while I’m at it…
Gives you just the right kind of chills, doesn’t it?

*images via roland bello, living etc, lobster and swan (for once wed), and gilles-marie
zimmermann, and thanks to creategirl for the clutch!

29 responses on “HOLIDAY INSPIRATION: GLAMOUR ON ICE

  1. Anonymous

    I don't drink alcohol myself but, I have been known to gift it often.

    This reminds me of the vodka infusions I have done in the past, with dark berries.

    Winter wonderlands Unite! ;P

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  2. Anonymous

    oh yeah…im getting chills just by looking at these pretty images. the clutch is to die for, well maybe not literally, but it is GORGEOUS.

    xo

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  3. Anonymous

    Dear Santa,

    Please, please, please send me this clutch. I promise I'll be good for the rest of my life if you do!

    Too cute!

    Love, Ana

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  4. Anonymous

    Thanks for the shout out! I had a feeling you would LOVE that clutch, I almost screamed with delight when I saw this site! *Hello Santa, can you hear us??!!

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TWINSIES

Of all the chic little guest or children’s rooms I’ve seen… this has to be one of the best!

So funky and fun! Minus the totally 80′s benches at the end of the beds (sorry, not my style!), but I die for combination of the rug with the ikat bedding and those mongolian lambswool pillows… which I just so happen to have a pair of in my Etsy shop! You can also get them here for double the price.

Are you having out of town visitors for the holidays? I’m curious how many of you would do up your guest room like this! Ours doubles as my office, so it’s hardly this chic, but still pretty fun…

*room captured by simon upton

37 responses on “TWINSIES

  1. Anonymous

    SMACK! That is killer! I have been daydreaming about kid's rooms, even though we don't have one. I love this so much, I am saving it for future inspiration! Happy Ho-days!

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  2. Anonymous

    I love this! The colour scheme and the pillows are great. I would totally do this as a child's room (if I had any! lol)

    xo

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  3. Anonymous

    I love this too. I just posted my den/office/guest room which is also black & white. I'd love to know what you think!
    Thanks for so many great posts.

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  4. Anonymous

    thanks for posting! i am moving my 2 girls into 1 room early next year and trying to get ideas…love this!

    i recently bought similar shag pillows (in navy) from anthropologie:
    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?subCategoryId=&id=983297&catId=HOME-PILLOWS&pushId=HOME-PILLOWS&popId=HOME&sortProperties=&navCount=35&navAction=top&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=070&colorName=GOLD&isSubcategory=&isProduct=true&isBigImage=&templateType=

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  5. Anonymous

    Very glam! I love this. I would like to think it's a guest room and not a child's room. That would be one very mature child!

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  6. Anonymous

    This room is great! We too have a guest room/office. It's definitely a work in progress, but still inviting. I think:) Here it is …
    happenstanceca.blogspot.com/2009/09/gray-wall.html

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  7. Anonymous

    I would love this room for me and I don't even have children. And what a great idea to hang those Fornasetti plates. I think I might try that. *runs to ebay*

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  8. Anonymous

    That room is RAD. I especially love the dishes hanging vertically above the beds. Great symmetry and punch factor.

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  9. Anonymous

    glad you're all loving it too!! it's just such a departure from the usual formality of guest rooms… and definitly more sophisticated than most children's room! i think it's wonderful inspiration!

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  10. Anonymous

    Super glam without being intimidating. I love the attention to detail in the plates and beautiful lamp. And those pillows are pretty fantastic.

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  11. Anonymous

    Cassandra yes! The pillows are from Target! So awesome you have them too :) And congratulations by the way for making the Times "50 of the world's best design blogs!"

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  12. Anonymous

    oh so chiiiic!!! I love the pillows.. i would never leave my hosts house if they let me stay in a place like this.. and i would love to see urs too.. would you like to share

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  13. Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing Cass, I love this room. I agree, though, that the benches/chairs at the end of the bed would have to go.

    But I also don't particularly love the rug. It's nice in it's own right, just not my style.

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  14. Anonymous

    i love it! im considering doing the two twin bed (rather than a king or queen) in one of the guest bedrooms at my new (old) house. im not sure how practical it is for guests, but i just love the way it looks!

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  15. Anonymous

    I love twin beds for a guest room. It makes it easier to accommodate pairs of guests who aren't coupled up, and they're just so darn cute! I had four-poster twin beds growing up, and I can't wait to claim them for my own house. I live in a Manhattan studio right now, though…

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  16. Anonymous

    Always loved this room- had the pleasure of seeing it on the NYJL House Tour this past fall- the designer (Bibi Monnahan) was there and quite a riot. Love your blog- thanks for the fabulous daily inspiration!

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  17. Anonymous

    Hi!

    I was wondering if you know who did those little plates above the bed. I saw larger versions at Centovini in NYC and I'm dying to get prints of the art for my room!!

    Thanks!
    T

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PARTY TIME (IN FUSCHIA!)

Ho hum, more holiday parties and fabulous dresses…
Festive tabletops…
and sweet little prezzies…
I’ll be a very busy girl the next few days!! xo

*photography via vanity fair and homes and gardens

33 responses on “PARTY TIME (IN FUSCHIA!)

  1. Anonymous

    Hello Friend, I love love love your blog, it‘s very interesting!!! I really like your style!! i‘ll visit you many times for sure honey.

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  2. Anonymous

    Wow-such a pretty color! I never would have thought about incorporating fuchsia into holiday decor but that table is just stunning!

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  3. Anonymous

    Oh my! So rich & glamorous for a sparkling holiday! And congrats on the Times list, you are beyond deserving Cassandra! XX

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  4. Anonymous

    I love the dress shot and was trying to find it on vanity fair! Do you have a direct link to pink..trying to see if there is info posted on the dress in the back ..white/silver which can pass for a wedding dress!

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MORE MERRY + BRIGHT

Ready for a punch of color to light up your grey winter? Me too…
I love the way these bright colors are woven through neutrals for extra pop, and they happen to be from some of my favorite designers too… an iittala bowl, Missoni throw…and these beautiful woven scarves by Wallace Sewell – a company from the UK that I discovered at Barneys and am completely enchanted by (check out their website for more lovelies!). The perfect accents to some merry+bright entertaining!

18 responses on “MORE MERRY + BRIGHT

  1. Anonymous

    They're all great but that Missoni throw is GORGEOUS!
    Love a bit of colour…
    Have a glorious day!
    Everyone is very cheery today:-)
    Char

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  2. Anonymous

    That scarf is awesome (and it would match just about any outfit I could put together from my closet which makes it doubly awesome)!

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  3. Anonymous

    I just visited the website Barnery NY and OMGosh.. I jsut want them all they are perfect absolutely perfect.. thanks alot for introducing

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