Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Trends

Join us next week for our new series on spring trends. We hope everyone enjoyed the series on dressing rooms and was inspired. New for spring by Jason Wu-feathers in blush pink-I am swooning! (Available at Bergdorf Goodman)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun and Fabulous Dressing Room DIY

Here are two whimsical and wonderful ideas for decorating the dressing room. Both are budget minded DIY that will give your dressing room an ultra feminine and ultra glamorous panache. First, find a wire or steel mannequin form and tie bows all over it to create a skirt. How French and fun is this? Second, I bet you, like me, have saved beautiful shopping bags too pretty to throw away-frame some in cheap frames for an incredible wall display.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pink in the Dressing Room

Pink is such a natural choice in a room as unabashedly feminine as a dressing room. Your use of pink may be subtle like featuring pink pieces in your wardrobe as in Mariah Carey's dressing room above. Below are other ways to incorporate it. How would you use pink?

Pink furniture

Pink wallpaper

Pink walls

A pink rug

Pink carpet

Pink curtains

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nudes and Dressing Rooms

I find something especially compelling about the use of a nude in a dressing room. It has such a boudoir feel, as though she is waiting to be dressed. Here is a great example in this Jonathan Adler dressing room above and Canadian House & Home below. The last picture is in my own dressing room. Note too the other wonderful elements in the room above-the crystal chandelier, leopard, Lucite, a mirrored chest, an oversized ottoman-you see these featured again and again in really well done dressing rooms.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Wallpapered Dressing Room

Wallpaper is back in a big way. A dressing room or walk-in closet is the perfect place to experiment with a dramatic paper you may be hesitant to use elsewhere in your home or that might be too expensive for a larger room. Here is some great inspiration. I also love papering the inside of small closets like coat closets. This is such an overlooked decorating opportunity, takes a small amount of wallpaper, and will bring a smile every time you open the door.

(Photos courtesy of Juicy Couture, Domino and Elle Decor)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Domino Magazine Dressing Rooms and Closets

Domino Magazine was a great source of inspiration to me in creating my own dressing room. So here are some great photos from Domino with tips to fuel your imagination.

1. Crystal chandelier, mirrored furniture, fresh flowers.

2. Dramatic wallpaper and original artwork.

3. Freestanding clothes racks and antlers.

4. Huge leaning gold mirror, oversized ottoman, floor lamp with lacquered black shade, belts and scarves from hooks as decoration.

5. Hanging pendant lamp and wonderful mirrored doors.

6. Great chairs, zebra, and Lucite-entertain in your dressing room!

7. Love the large pink ottoman.

8. A perfectly organized space.

9. Please buy all matching hangers!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Perfect Dressing Room

If you follow Style Redux, you love fashion, but don't you want to house all your fabulous finds in a fabulous space? Stay tuned this week for our series on wonderful dressing rooms, with tips on how to transform that unused room into the closet of your dreams. These are some rooms from previous posts on Style Redux and Chinoiserie Chic. Have a favorite?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Earrings that Shine

Having just turned 25 I've decided to finally bite the bullet and get my ears pierced. Why now? It's dawned on me how much I've been missing out on the world of accessorizing. I find cute earrings everywhere I go-- J. Crew, Betsey Johnson, Tiffany, etc. For instance, take these adorable critters from Anthropologie, unabashed parrot, glitzy starfish, and swanky octopus. How fun are they?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Latest Kate Spade Obsession

You know how much we love bows at Style Redux. I simply can't resist this All Wrapped Up Bow Ring. The perfect cocktail ring.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Modern Trench

This spring the trench coat has been reinvented. It's all in the details. Volume, strong shoulders, pleats, ruching, and knots made Burberry's spring collection a gorgeous sight. The trench coat has always been a classic and right now it's more glamourous than ever.