Friday, January 23, 2015

A Palm Beach Sale at One Kings Lane

It may be icy cold throughout most of the country, but One Kings Lane is having a "Palm Beach Polish" sale, so you can bring home your very own slice of sunshine. The collection was designed to bring the breezy style of Palm Beach and its air of refinement to your space with aplomb and grace. Here are a few of my favorite items from the sale...

I am positively in love with the vintage Murano chandelier, Serge Roche inspired palm lamp, Slim Aarons prints, faux bamboo, and Chinoiserie accents. Inventory is limited or one of a kind, so hurry on over to One Kings Lane now for a little Palm Beach Polish! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

My Chic Nest

I cannot believe we are more than halfway through January! Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Mine is to finally get our home in order and to share pictures on this blog. After a grueling one-and-a-half year renovation, I have frankly been so burnt out on decorating that I needed a break. So slowly, I am getting back into the groove, and the house is coming along again.

One recent purchase we acquired this year is a new sectional for our family room. The one we had was in sad shape (left over from my husband's bachelor days) and the monstrous pleather beast did not fit in our family room at all. However, the problem was I could not find anything I liked to replace it! The biggest challenge was the size of our family room. It is on the small side, so a sectional is a perfect solution to maximize space. I searched high and low, yet I simply could not find anything that would work. I fell in love with this sumptuous velvet sofa created by Bailey from Peppermint Bliss, but it is custom and would cost a fortune to recreate. Enter My Chic Nest... 

(This is actually a similar size and layout to our family room.)

My Chic Nest specializes in affordable Hollywood Regency furniture with 1920s style and flair that is right up my alley!  With a wide variety of furniture styles to choose from, you also select your fabric and color. It can be scary to order furniture online, but they made me feel so comfortable by answering a ton of questions and by sending sending fabric swatches and diagrams.

The sectional I chose is called the Kimmy. I selected "blue smoke" velvet, which is a forgiving navy blue that ties in with the blue and white accents in our adjacent kitchen. I wanted something durable that would be dog and child proof. So far so good with our two fur babies! Every piece is made to order, and I was even able to customize the dimensions so it fit perfectly into our cozy family room. Here it is!

I am still putting the final touches on styling this room. Here is my inspiration board...
I have been eyeing these Chinese porcelain giclees from The Pink Pagoda forever, and I think they would be perfect above the sectional. I just ordered the blue and white pillows from Target! White marble Saarinen tulip tables can be purchased here. I think these accents will tie in nicely with The Vase by David Hicks for Clarence House fabric we used for our valance and kitchen table chairs....  

Blue and white Ming dragon planters also from The Pink Pagoda!

More to come. In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram for additional sneak peeks... I promise to post a home tour on the blog soon! Also, make sure to head over to My Chic Nest for your glamorous home furnishing needs. Shipping is always free, and everything is currently 10% off with code CHIC321.

And on a final note, since I brought up New Year's resolutions... have you seen this new Fitbit from Tory Burch? I think this just the inspiration I need to help me exercise more in 2015!

Friday, January 9, 2015

An Elegant Palm Beach Baby Shower, By Luxe Report Designs

If you have been following my blog for some time, you know that I am positively obsessed with the work of Palm Beach-based Luxe Report Designs. Co-owners Christin Carron and Lauren Kukkamaa never cease to amaze me with their design work and event planning. Last month, Christin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Stella, and I featured her Old Palm Beach meets Chinoiserie meets Regency meets a touch of Glam nursery here. Today, I'm featuring Christin's chic baby shower. 

Lauren took inspiration for the shower from Christin's nursery.  From the color palette of coral and pink to the accents of elephants and pineapples, to the cocktail napkins mimicking the pillow fabric in the nursery... no detail was spared!  Guests enjoyed sparkling pink wine signature cocktails called "Stella Babies," while expecting mothers sipped Onli Lemon Watermelon Sparkling Water.  The result was pure Palm Beach Perfection!  Photography by Rodney Paavola.

Pineapples were spray painted gold... so chic!

Click here to see more of baby Stella's nursery, which provided inspiration for Christin's shower!

Isn't it pure perfection?! You can see another fabulous baby shower hostessed by Lauren and Christin here... The theme was "Beverly Hills Hotel meets Old Palm Beach." For more on blue and white entertaining by Luxe Report Designs, click here, and here for more on their interior designs. You can also follow them on Instagram for daily inspiration. And stay tuned, as I will be featuring more of their work soon! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target!

Lilly lovers, have you heard the news?! This spring Lilly Pulitzer will unveil an exclusive 250-piece collection for Target, including apparel, accessories and shoes for women and girls, as well as home accents, outdoor entertaining accessories, beach gear, travel essentials and more. The collection will be available at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada and on beginning April 19.

Prices begin at just $2 with an average price point of $30, so there is something for everyone! The collaboration features 15 prints designed by Lilly Pulitzer artists exclusively for Target, many of which are reminiscent of original Lilly prints from the 1960s. Here is a sneak peek...

Click here for a video from last night's announcement party at the Pool Room of the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, and here for more from Target. 

I am anticipating this collection to sell out quickly... remember the Missoni for Target rampage? Which items are on your wish list? I would like one of everything, but of particular interest to me are the home goods. Those pillows, those napkins, that hammock!! Oh, my! 

Lilly for Target, coming April 19, 2015! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A T. Keller Donovan Decorated Home Hits the Market in Palm Beach!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that you are enjoying the last of the holiday season! We have been visiting my parents in Texas... and battling the flu. Ughl! Sadly, I spent most of our trip in bed, which gave me plenty of time to stalk social media and the MLS... It seems half of the people I follow on Instagram are in sunny Palm Beach right now, and I have found the perfect Palm Beach house for sale. Decorated by renowned designer T. Keller Donovan, this 1926 Mediterranean home is located on one of the coveted in-town Sea Streets.  Let's escape to the Sunshine State and check it out!

Isn't it gorgeous?! This home is just under 4,000 square feet and features six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. It is listed for $4.95M. You may recall this spring Donovan's very own West Palm Beach was for sale, and in May, House Beautiful featured a gorgeous Palm Beach condo he decorated. I am such a huge fan of his work!

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Candy Shop Vintage Christmas

If you are still looking for a perfect and unique Christmas gift for that special someone, be sure to check out Candy Shop Vintage. After years of collecting and selling vintage jewelry, Charleston, SC-based designer Deirdre Zahl launched her own vintage inspired jewelry line, The Candy Shop Collection.

Side note... not only does Deirdre share my love for all things vintage, but she also loves all things Palm Beach Chic, including Carleton Varney's famed Brazillance wallpaper!

Deirdre developed an encyclopedic knowledge of vintage jewelry while working in fashion and design in New York. She has amassed an impressive collection of vintage jewelry, primarily made in the United States from the 1950s through the 1980s. Her pieces have even been featured on the hit show Mad Men!

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks wearing a vintage brooch and earrings from Candy Shop Vintage.

However, the blessing and the curse of vintage is that it tends to be one of a kind, so once it's gone... it's gone. This led Deirdre to start her own line, inspired by her vintage collection and drawing upon the practices of old-school jewelry houses... all made in the U.S. Here are a few of my favorite things from her current collection...

I love this necklace so much, it has become one of my signature pieces. I get a TON of compliments every time I wear it. It is quite the conversations piece! I also happened to score the vintage 1960s belt that inspired this set at an estate sale.  Elephants do indeed bring good luck!

These necklaces were inspired by a 1970s runway piece, and the matching Asian inspired earrings are designed around the Lu - a Chinese symbol for prosperity. 

This matches the Lu Tassel earrings and layers beautifully with the Crescent necklace. 

This Egyptian inspired collection is on sale! 

I absolutely love the story behind these Charleston Rice Beads, and I don't think any visit to the Holy City is complete without purchasing a strand... or two or three. Of course, you can also shop them online here!

These limited edition earrings are handmade from vintage beads with 14K gold plate.

I never met a tassel I didn't like, and this whimsical necklace, based on a vintage 1970s piece, has timeless appeal.

For more vintage inspired baubles and goodies, please visit Candy Shop Vintage. The Collection is also sold at specialty events, select retail boutiques, and debuted at trunk shows at Bloomingdale's and at Henri Bendel in New York. Deirdre's vintage collection is available exclusively through One Kings Lane.

Deirdre lives in Charleston, SC, with her husband John and daughter Daphne. And by the way, her design talent is not limited to jewelry... check out her precious baby girl's nursery, featured by Apartment Therapy!

Daphne's nursery, via Apartment Therapy
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