The No Hassle Tassel
Historically, tassels have been a symbol of serious stature but I find them to be fun and fringy.
Today, tassels are the perfect accent piece. From earrings and purses to light fixtures and pillows, they can accessorize any outfit or space.
These tassels are definitely worth the hassle!
Rose Quartz is one of Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year.
It’s no surprise it rose to the top as this gentle hue makes a strong statement.
When you pair this soft pink with plush fabrics, it creates something pretty and inviting.
These sexy shoes from Gucci and Gianvito Rossi, whisper lets have fun!
While these inviting chairs from Jonathan Adler and West Elm, scream sit back and relax!
Anybody in the mood for cotton candy?
Gemstone colors are the hottest trend right now. My favorite: Sapphire!
Incorporating deep purples and blues will add a level of sophistication and luxury to any look.
This Albion mini tote by Sophie Hulme paired with this beautifully designed study by Nannette Brown makes me swoon.
Embrace your birthstone. It’s trending right now.
It may technically still be summer, but the weather isn’t always warm this time of year. And, it can be especially frustrating on the feet. Sandals? Peep Toes? Booties?
Yes, the end of summer often leaves fashionistas caught between two wardrobes in a state of limbo. But, it doesn’t have to anymore.
This honey combed caged sandal by Gianvito Rossi bridges this fashion divide. Consider it the perfect transition from summer to fall because it’s a hybrid sandal and bootie.
It just screams, “Bring on the cool temperatures, I still look hot!"
And, this Vero chair by Arteriors does the same. It’s a great example of how traditional outdoor furniture materials like iron and linen can transition effortlessly from the outdoor patio to the formal sitting area. Its unique style can be the ideal accent to any room.
Don’t be afraid to rock the cage. Get inspired and mix your summer and fall attire!
Photos: Neiman Marcus, Arteriors
You don’t need to live in the wild wild west to rock fringe this spring and summer season.
The iconic western flare has been transformed into a sensual piece of art.
This look by Altazuurra is from their SS 2014 collection and combines classically clean lines with a surprising element of come hither fringe. What makes this outfit really stand out is the long, black leather strips. They contemporize the customary camel-colored suede accents and elevate the overall look from “country cowgirl” to “city chic.”
These easy flowing thin strands can be incorporated into the home to create the same desire and sex appeal.
Take this Guernica lounge chair by Laura Kirar for McGuire furniture. It combines all the elements of seduction and sophistication. In addition to being a perfect fit for a modern day log cabin in Aspen, it would feel right at home in any urban loft setting.
Pony up this season and buy yourself something fringe worthy!
Color blocking has come a long way since Piet Mondrian first drew black lines against a white background, proceeding to fill in the shapes with red, yellow and blue.
Progressive color blocking is not limited to these three primary colors and nor is it in need of black boarder lines. Removing these lines allows for colors and shapes to overlap each other, adding another layer of dimension and perspective into the mix.
The concept of color blocking has been trending in fashion for the past few years but this look from Helmut Lang’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection stands out from the crowd because it has embraced this notion of color blocking without barriers.
Similarly, this boarder-less bathroom has a uniquely creative look and the lack of lines just helps it feel larger than life.
Unblock the color barriers this season by trying different shades and shapes to create one sharp look!
Most think that Memorial Day weekend marks the official start to summertime mingling and backyard drinking, but it’s my belief that the first weekend in May is when things really start to heat up.
The field is already set for the 140th Kentucky Derby but I won’t be paying too much attention to pole positions because my favorite part about the Derby is the dress code.
The nation’s most fashionable outdoor cocktail party is all about making a statement with pretty dresses, big hats and decorative drinks.
Even though I won't be attending the fastest two minutes in sports this year, I suspect if I could, I’d be draped from head to toe in rose gold because its elegance is understated and that makes a statement all its own.
Whether it’s running for the roses or to the kitchen for another drink, I'll be dashing across the grass in this Venetia sandal by Gianvito Rossi because it adds just the right amount of fancy to your feet.
And, no home bar is complete without a beautiful set of drinking vessels.
When all the other ladies will be sipping on Mint Julep’s from their silver cups, I’ll be lifting up this Hammered Moscow Mule mug (curated by One Kings Lane) because it enhances even the most lavish of drinks.
Let this weekend be your inspiration for all your upcoming summertime soirées. Simply swap out those red solo cups and flimsy flip flops for The Rose Gold Standard in summertime cocktail attire.
You don’t need to wear burlap on your feet or hang hemp shades in your home to prove that you're eco friendly because fashion and interior designers have worked hard to evolve the style and aesthetics of earth friendly fabrics.
H&M launched a sustainable clothing line that is super trendy. They use organic cotton, organic leather, organic linen, organic silk, organic hemp, recycled polyester, recycled wool and FSC natural rubber. This outfit meshes these organic and recycled elements to create a boho chic look that's trendy enough for the boardroom.
3Form is a company that has been on the forefront of sustainable living. They create materials that are suitable for LEED certified commercial buildings and some of their products also work well in residential environments. This Varia Ecoresin Linea Ochre translucent panel is made of 40% post consumer content. This would be great option for a sliding panel door to your master bath, a partition wall to separate open spaces or paneling along a staircase.
Do your part to save the planet but don't forget that being environmentally conscious can also be quite glamorous.
If you’re afraid of the Easter bunny, don’t be. His style is hoppin’ this Spring season!
Barely there pinks, mellow yellows, minty greens, baby blues and frosty purples bring a youthful charm to some seriously dressed up looks.
And, layering these classic pastels with some basic colors like black, white, grey or brown will make those candy colors pop without washing out.
These outfits from Whyred, Jil Sander, Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Versace do a good job of balancing the ordinary and eccentric by simply layering normal every day looks like a blazer and pairing it with different hues.
Mixing up existing solid color furnishings with pastel texture finishes can create beautiful accent elements for the home. Especially, in rooms that have a connection to the outdoors: foyers, indoor patio's and even children's rooms.
This pretty in pink paint and purple wallpaper from Farrow & Ball, yellow rug from The Rug Company, green outdoor fabric from Perennials and blue ceramic tile from Ann Sacks will brighten up a room and spark a spring mood.
So go to the mall and buy yourself something pastel! Maybe you can take a pic with the Easter bunny too….
Since Spring has sprung and we are wearing less and less each day, the color we should flaunt this season is in the flesh.
No! I’m not telling you to run around in the buff but to reveal more of yourself in Spring's “barely there” color: NUDE!
Pale pinks, blushes, peaches and soft beiges are the shades of nude to play with this season. These natural tones are so simple and versatile that they look good on just about any type of fabric.
The naked truth is that nude can turn any outfit or room into something simply beautiful.
Photos: Dior, Celine, Tibi, BlissFulbBlog, BungalowClassic
Whoever said you can’t wear white before Memorial Day shouldn’t be doling out fashion advice.
White is one of those colors that’s on trend every season, especially in the Spring. It’s the go-to bright color that’s not too bold but daring enough to get noticed.
Take this look from Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Layering the same shade of white in various textures creates a simple and sexy look that works hard during the day and plays at night.
And the kitchen is no different.
From white quartz to white lacquered cabinets, incorporating a range of materials in the same shade of white gives this kitchen the same type of multidimensional vibe.
With just a hint of gold, white on white never looked so right!
If you want to put a spring in your step, just add an emerald to your everyday attire.
Transform your winter blues into Spring WOO-HOO’s by accentuating your look with an emerald green Givenchy Antigona bag. This classic piece will go with any bright white, blush or nude outfit that’s begging to come out of your closet.
This color concept easily translates to the home.
Take your front door and paint it with Benjamin Moore’s Kelly Green. It’s perfect for an outdoor space because it provides just the right amount of “pop” your home needs to stand out against the dreary colors of a brick, concrete or stone façade.
Turn heads this spring. Let emerald green be your bling!
Spring brings flowers, fresh air, longer days, lighter jackets and refreshed looks.
It’s a time to shed all the layers, clean out your closets and open your doors to a brighter day.
Vibrant greens, bright whites, blushes, nudes and floral prints are the “must haves” this season.
Over the course of the next month, we’ll show you how to incorporate these trends to re-energize your wardrobe and home.
It’s what the designer ordered to feel alive after a dreadful winter.
The fashion and interior design world is a buzz right now with insects and this trend is bugging me!
From rings and purses to wallpaper and fabrics, these little creatures are popping up everywhere! Most of the bug designs can be a bit kitschy, but there are still fun yet tasteful ways to follow this look even if you are an insect-phobe just like me.
Simply marry classic colors and patterns with an unexpectedly elegant twist.
A great example of this style are these sandals by Sophia Webster. The design of the shoe is so timeless that you barely notice the fluttering butterfly on the back.
I also love this black and white wallpaper by Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son. The wild flowers and the creepy crawlers are so naturally intertwined that they are barely noticeable on the wallpaper print.
PS, I’d love to flutter around in these little buggers… Size 39, please!
I can’t get enough of my leather biker jacket in the fall, and I love incorporating metal pieces into urban spaces, but in the frigid winter months these two materials can feel cold and rough.
Incorporating a soft and plushy element like sheepskin can turn that edgy style into something more welcoming. The brilliant designers at Alexander McQueen know this and created a leather vest that’s oh-so HOT!
This concept works just as well in the home. Simply, add a furry layer into the mix to turn any metal furnishing into something cozy and fun.
Who wouldn’t want to curl up in this chair now?
With Valentine’s Day here, it seems like the perfect time to talk about the color of love.
Everywhere I turn, I see the color red. Lots of it. In different shades and I love it!
Red is beautiful, bright and full of passion. It’s one of those colors that makes a bold statement, especially in the bedroom.
And, it shouldn't be limited to just Valentine's Day.
I believe there’s an easy way to create a romantic atmosphere that allows you to feel sexy and sophisticated all year long. Inspired by the woman’s effortless street style, simply mix red with pink and purple to soften the vibe. Then, pair rich textures and soft fabrics to make the room feel warm and inviting.
Photos: Elle, Elle Decor