Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nate Berkus at Target & Things That Matter

Wanted to get this post out quick. The new Nate Berkus Collection hit Target last week. Though it was delayed at some spots I found it at two stores near me. Quick get out there if you love Nate's great taste. The quality of the towels, and home accessories is in my opinion excellent and not your usual Target fare.  I bought a beautiful wood box and want to go back for a lacquered one, like above.

From the Target site above..

I loved the snakeskin look boxes and pillows. The towels, rugs and bedding are gorgeous colors. The soapstone bath accessories are also chic!

The box I bought at home. Love it in a lot of spaces. Not sure where it will end up..

Some more of the treasures. Average price is about $19.99!

I also scored his inspiring  book, "The Things That Matter." It's about $24 at Target vs. $35 in bookstores.

The book sucked me in right away. Nate basically tells the story of his life up until now. Mementos from his life share space in his home and tell his story. He encourages us to do the same. Things that mark special events, trips and that have significance should be part of your home.  This book also shows some interesting people who live with their life's treasures..

I'm a huge fan of this adorable and likeable guy and his decorating. He also is quite a writer. I read this book in one day and loved it all.  His photos and story touched my heart. This is not your average decor book! One of my favorite ideas from the book, and that I personally follow in my own home from Nate is this:

"I've always believed your home should tell your story.....The truth is things matter. They have to. They're what we live with and touch each and every day. They represent what we've seen, who we've loved, and where we hope to go next. They remind us of the good times and the rough patches, and everything in between that's made us who we are."


Could Nate be any more darling? 

Another reason I loved this book! He shows it's those things and not expensive acquisitions that make a home have style and also make you want to be there. It's your nest and not a showplace! Remember that when you are feeling your home's not living up to the model home standard.

My next post I'll show the things that matter to me, in my own home.

Happy Shopping!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Getting Your Pumpkin On...

I love holidays and this is my most favorite part of the year. Darn October seems to be so busy and I'm trying to squeeze in all the good stuff! I've collected some fun links and images on my I love Fall Pinterest board. I thought I'd share a few here! If your not into carving pumpkins, there's still a lot of  festive options...

Etched glass pumpkins at Pottery Barn

What about painting your address ?

You could always add some fabulous pumpkin toned bracelets... Gorgeous dress!

Baked Pumpkin French toast anyone?  Recipe here

I've always adored monograms. On a pumpkin it's darling for a stoop or table.

How cute and easy is this place card?

Love green pumpkins, dark pots. You could add acorns, pinecones or whatever drops in your yard.  'Nuff said?

How about this for your Halloween buffet?

Better Homes and Gardens

Me too!

A little paint and you've got a theme going. Silver or mercury glass paint would be fabulous.

I love how she did the foliage and striped variety pumpkins here.

If your not into pumpkins how about a persimmon sweater with plaid? Love this.

You can recreate this faux-bois look with a sharpy.  

This blue-cheese ricotta dip and snack mix below are both at

Check out these sparkle pumpkins my neighbor Kim made. Brush with glue and shake glitter over. Aren't they cool? A quick and fun project!

Now go grab some fun!! There's only a few days left of October!


Images unless noted found via my Pinterest boards.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Green Team

They said oxblood was the color of the season. It may well be, but I can't help noticing all the deep green tones that are turning up everywhere. Green is just one of those colors that seems to look good on everyone. It's fabulous on brunettes, but equally as appealing on blondes and was made for redheads. 

It's gorgeous with gold accents and leopard.

                Deepest green are perfect for Autumn and Winter.

Kate Middleton in what I think some call, "bottle green."

                 Deep green and tortoise look so rich together. Tory Burch bag

                                            How I want to dress for Fall!

Dorothy Draper collection

Love!!! Someday I'll start collecting bakelite bracelets.

You can order vintage books by color via Retro Reading.

I particularly adore mixing of green shades.

Colored kitchens are getting very popular.

      A Fortuny wrap from the 1920s. Can you believe how gorgeous this is?




I think green is a color that just makes people feel good!

Do you think you're on the green team or not? :)


 (A kind of a joke because I'm on our elementary school's Green Team- and love it. - Totally different post of course!)

Images sources via my Pinterest board.