Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paper Me Crazy

Hygge & West is already one of my favorite wallpaper lines - a go to for a bold, modern approach to wallpaper. They even offer removeable wallpaper for renters or those not quite ready to pull the paper trigger. In addition to their own designs, they have collaboration lines with hip designers like Oh Joy! and Julia Rothman. However, things were taken to the next level when Hygge & West teamed up with hand-illustrated stationary and print genius of Anna and Nathan Bond of Rifle Paper Co. (Rifle Paper Co. is also really fun to follow on Insta)
Wildflower Thank You Postcards
Rifle Paper Co. 
Here is what I would do if I went wallpaper crazy (and actually had all of the rooms listed below)
For the breakfast nook: Pineapple in Mint
Pineapple (Mint)
For the powder room: Rosa in Hunter
rifle powder

For the formal dining room: Queen Ann in Robin's Egg
rifle dining

For the master bedroom: Peonies in Pale Blue

rifle master

For the nursery: Safari in Sky Blue

Cities Toile (Parchment)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Beach Blanket Babylon

Summer weather is upon us... finally! And I am ready to throw one of Pendelton's adorable towels in my bag and hit the beach! 
beach bum

J Crew beach wear

Virginie Castaway clothing
$370 -

Destroyed shorts

Old Navy vegan flat

Loeffler Randall gold flat

Mar y Sol tan purse

Joie blue handbag

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Splurge vs. Steal: Romp Shaker

Next weekend Mr. Fonty and I are headed to Naples, FL for the wedding weekend of Harrison & Meghan. I am seriously excited to not only watch the lovebirds tie the knot (Duh! They're the cutest), but to also get in some beach time!
A wedding at the beach means the formal rules of attire go out the window. There are so many great rompers this season. I am thinking of rocking one at the rehearsal dinner...thinking. We'll see if I can pull it off.


Valentino jumpsuits romper

Aquazzura leather shoes
$785 -

Leather purse

Bijoux Heart chain necklace

Anna Sheffield stud earrings
$1,175 -

Bib necklace

Monday, May 5, 2014

Master {Bedroom} of the Universe

When Mr. Fonty and I moved into our house 4 years ago, I was adamantly against getting a king sized bed. I thought it would be way too big for our room and we were so blissfully in love I could fall asleep with his face 2 inches from mine. Time has changed my opinion on both these details. Our room has plenty of space for a king, and space is exactly what I need more of in bed. It's time to trade in the Queen for a King. Check Mate!
So... unbeknownst to my betrothed, with a new bed comes new bedding and a rug! We currently have an awesome, vintage dhurrie rug found in a barn at the Fonty's ranch in Texas. I love it, and it will certainly be finding a home somewhere else in the house, but once the Big Bertha bed arrives, this rug will look like a postage stamp. I am still trying to decide if I want to find a vintage oushak, a soft chenille jute, or something super plush.

Last year, we had beautiful custom draperies made to match our existing headboard (seen above). Here is where I need some help, do I have a headboard with an interesting shape made in the ivory linen fabric of our drapes OR have a simple headboard shape made in the stripe? The stripe fabric would be incorporated in custom pillow shams on the ivory bed. Please weigh in! (I will go ahead and say it before some a-hole does, "First world problems" yea, yea)
And while I love nothing more than a beautiful all white bed, it isn't practical for our life. Forcing my dog to lay with me in bed is one of my favorite past times, so I will give up my dreams of a white bed and live with the jowl slobber and the tiny boxer dog hairs. We currently have navy bedding that can be thrown in the washing machine, and it is working very well. And if it ain't broke... upgrade! This time around I plan on getting some gorgeous Restoration Hardware linens for the bed.
So, what's your vote? Simple Headboard, Jazzy Shams or Jazzy Headboard and Simple Shams? (Yes, I just used "jazzy" twice in one sentence. I'm just so jazzed to meet my friend Jazmine at Jazzercise!)


Friday, May 2, 2014

Mother, May I?

Mother's Day is next Sunday, and while I usually know just what to get my mom, I am stumped this year. Anything for the closet is always a safe bet in my house, so here are a few of my ideas - based on price which we all know after a certain finger-painted-pasta-glued-card age equates to how much you really  love your mom. No mom wants to say, "It's the thought that counts" through gritted teeth.
Mrs. Cookie, feel free to speak up on any of the items below (but, don't get your heart set on that Tory Burch bag)...

mothers day

Pim Larkin white tank

Topshop lace top

Benetton white pants

Tory Burch tote bag

Deux Lux red purse

Pendant necklace

Sabine statement necklace

J Crew chain necklace