Interior Design

Your Ultimate Summer To Do List

summer to do list

1. Try Something New – You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

2. Sport a New Do – Braids are Summer’s hottest accessory. Keep cool, while looking cute.

3. Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail – Watermelon & Champagne? Can you think of a better pairing?

4. Find Your Prints – Summer is the ultimate time to have fun with fashion. Prints are in full force. Find your perfect match.

5. Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals – Need I say more?

6. Indulge. – Salted Caramel? You’re just beating the heat.

7. Detox… Your Closet – And make some cash. Copious anyone? (Check out my closet organization tips here)

8. Go on a PicnicFinally, you have an excuse to buy that Kate Spade champagne tote.

9. Adventure Awaits – Buy a ticket & leave.

10. Throw a chic soirée – String lights make me swoon.

11. Try Out a Trend – Mirrored Sunnies are a safe bet if you’re not ready to get wild.

12. Plan a Staycation – Explore hidden gems in your own city.

13. Channel Your Inner Holly Golightly – Diamonds and floppy hats are always acceptable.

14. Document – Snapshot your memories.

15. Go to an Outdoor Movie – Or create one in your backyard.

16. Get Your DIY On – Glue guns optional.

17. Lighten Up – Who doesn’t love a fresh faced Summer glow?

18. Relax – Pool day, enough said.

19. Buy a bouquet – Guaranteed to brighten your day.

20. Get Grillin’ – Finally put those upteen recipes you pinned to good use.

21. Get Sweaty – Try a Summer sport and reap the benefits.

22. Have a Spa Day – Or invite over your besties for a spa night.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Necklace | Garden Fork | Handbag | Candle | Blowout Gift Certificate | Watch | Camera Case | Pruning Shears | Herb Pots | Shoes | iPad Kitchen Stand | Yoga Mat & Tote | iPad Kitchen Sleeves | Garden Markers | Photo Book

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

After a two year search for the perfect peony arrangement, I came across my favorite shade of individual stems and decided to create my own. Why haven’t I thought of this sooner?  I picked up a vase, wire cutters and an Acrylic Water Kit. For under $30, in under 30 minutes my ideal arrangement was complete.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Trim individual stems to desired length.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Mix together bottles of Acrylic Water Epoxy Resin and Curing Agent, until clear.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Pour the acrylic water mixture carefully into the vase, to avoid splashing the sides.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Arrange the flowers, and let set for 24 – 48 hours.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle StatementWeekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Happy Weekend! xo

Brittany

Friday Finds

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A new lace up pump that caught my eye in the window.

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I love walking into Whole Foods and seeing their beautiful display of flowers. Spring has definitely sprung.

Friday Finds | The Subtle Statement

 The perfect subtle shade for a glossy pink pout.

Friday Finds | The Subtle Statement

A new print for my nightstand.

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Everything at Kate Spade makes me want to pack a lunch and go on a picnic. Have you seen this gem?

 

Friday Finds

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A sweet powder blue chain link bracelet I can’t wait to sport.
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Decorative notebooks for fresh ideas.

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I literally swooned when I spotted this cake stand. What a perfect display for a statement necklace.

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I have a major weakness for pretty packaging. I love these fun, bold hued tags.

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A pastel appropriate manicure.

I can’t even begin to express to you my obsession with TJ Maxx. It started as a child, I have always had an eye for unique finds, and there is no better to explore. Carrying a selection of all my favorite things fashion, baking accessories, and home decor, it will always be my fave one-stop shop. With the exception of the pastel mani, all photos were finds from a recent trip this week.

Weekend DIY: Instant Update {Bath}

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I‘m always acquiring bathroom decor with a Parisian feel. I don’t have a large amount of counter space, so a decorative cake stand is the perfect fit to keep organized.

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A sweet smelling candle, body brush and bath salts are fun spa-like essentials with a decorative look. Only a few key items make a chic statement.

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Coordinate using a color scheme or theme to fit your bathroom style, and give it a personal touch.

Friday Finds

This year is flying by so quickly. I can’t believe it is already the beginning of March. I’m ready for change, warm weather and all the bright refreshing aspects of Spring.Butter London

Butter London has become one of my favorite brands for their 3-free polishes, long-lasting wear and fab color selection. I’m stocking up on Spring favorites.. bright pinks, pale pastels and bold whites.

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Little updates are a nice change. This is the start of a gallery wall above my bath tub. I love mixing frames, sizes and textures. {DIY here}

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Organization keeps my mind at ease. My obsession for with a pink pout is kept under wraps with this lipstick/gloss organizer.

Juice Cleanse

Once a month, I like to do a green juice detox to stay healthy and be refreshed. Pressed Juicery has the best juices and homemade nut milks, making it something to look forward to.

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Milly NY Handbags

Weekend DIY: Instant Update {Nightstand}

In need of a pop of color to my mostly neutral bedroom, I updated my nightstand with a few home “accessories.” A decorative candle stacked upon books of inspiration, and a vivid floral arrangement. To add character, I typed out a fun quote and slid into a coordinating frame.
Weekend DIY: Print

 

A few minor changes can make a big difference. The new addition has a personal touch and livens up my space.

Happy Thanksgiving

Festive Sign

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re having a great holiday! I’m sharing some of my favorite DIY ideas to make the most of your holiday decor.

xo Brittany

Bow Adorned Silverware

Gold Pumpkin Place Setting

Pinecone Place Setting

White Pumpkin Wreath

Rustic Pumpkin Centerpiece

A Unique Fall Centerpiece

Festive BuffetWhat a difference cake stands can make!

Pumpkin Buffet

Apple Cider Bar

Apple Cider Bar

Friday Finds {My Favorites Things of Fall}

November weather has me cozying up to oversized knits (particularly this sweater coat that I’ve been living in.), hot cups of tea, and a good read. Very Cameron Diaz-ish in The Holiday. (Cozy socks & all.)

How cozy is this scarf?

My cozy spot for reading & blogging.
I just can’t get enough of layering during the Fall and Winter months, so I’m constantly adding to my scarf collection.

Pumpkin Spice Tea. Almond milk and stevia complete this festive tea latte.
I’m in love with bow detail. This sweet little bracelet makes for chic Holiday arm candy. (A Kate Spade find at TJ Maxx, $29 originally $78!)
I’m all about subtle hints of sparkle. A great greige, Julep’s Sophie from the Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection, and Butter London’s West End Wonderland.  I truly think West End Wonderland may be the prettiest polish I ever did see. I’ve declared it my Holiday go-to.

What are your must-haves and favorite things of Fall?