Friday, October 29, 2010

Home Tour: Victoria Webster

Today's post is short and sweet. I stumbled across this gorgeous home tour via Maison & Demeure that I thought you'd enjoy. This home has a little bit of everything - glamour, Hollywood regency, modern and eclectic. The color palette varies room by room but it all somehow works! Enjoy and have a great weekend. Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Voluminous Mirrors = Gorgeousness!

Mirrors can do wonders for a space, especially when they're hung in the right room, on the right wall. Mirrors can open up a small room or hallway by giving the illusion of depth and they can brighten up a dark room by reflecting light. I think every home should have at least one giant mirror! I especially love a tall floor mirror leaning against a always looks so fabulous :) Do you have one in your own home? If not, where would you place an over-sized mirror?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Chic

With Halloween less than a week away, I've pulled together several quick and easy decorating ideas to get your home looking festive! Whether you're hosting a party or passing out candy to the kids, there are endless ways to get your home Halloween-ready without spending an arm and a leg on decorations. Are you dressing up this year? If so, please share! I'm still not sure what I'll be...we're going to a party on Saturday night so I better figure it out!

Add a little "bling" to your pumpkins with rhinestones (sequins would looks great too!). Click here for instructions.
Wrap candle holders with pre-made letter templates - easy & inexpensive!

Clockwise from top left:  Wicked fashionista! Place foam balls inside a pair of black boots and fill with dried wheat & foliage! Place a vase full of flowers inside a carved jack-o-lantern instead of candles. Embellish you pumpkin by tying ribbon and adding florists picks around the stem; display on a cake stand. Attach a sequined mask to the candy bowl to keep a watchful eye.

Cover books in gift wrap and embellish with stickers, stencils, etc.

Painted pumpkins arranged on a tray...tres chic!

Pumpkin-on-a-stick party favors or decorations.

Clockwise from top left: Wrap colored tissue paper around candleholders & add a vinyl letter. DIY feather boa & eyeball wreath! Mini Pumpkin wreath. Candy-corn filled vase with mums.

Forget the mess of carving pumpkins and paint a fun design! (Although, I do enjoy getting messy and carving pumpkins...and I like baking the seeds to munch on!). 


Monday, October 25, 2010

Drumroll Please...

And the WINNER of the Modern Chic Home Trina Turk giveaway posted Wednesday, October 20th, is...

Congratulations Britt of the blog True Britt! Enjoy your new rug :)


The (2) lucky winners from the giveaway posted Friday, October 22nd, are...

Congratulations Carlyree! And congratulations Alison from the blog Life in the Semi-Fab Lane!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit my shop and leave a thoughtful comment on my blog. You're all just fabulous and I loved reading every single one of your comments! More giveaways coming up over the next couple months...the next one will be later this week, involving a brand new design book that was just released. xoxo - Julie

Quote of the Week

"Beauty is invigorating; it's essential to the human spirit. I can't imagine being as productive and buoyant as I am if I did not work from an office that is as carefully considered as my living and bedroom...your environment plays a big part in how you feel - and you should live in harmony with your desires."


Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend...I certainly did! Had a wonderful birthday spent with my closest friends and husband Ryan. Thank you soooo much to all of you for your birthday wishes and for taking the time to enter my giveaways! Your support and kind words mean the world to me :)  I'll be announcing all 3 winners later this afternoon! And it's not too late - you can still enter to win this or this. Good luck and I'll be back later today with the exciting results.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Last Day as a Twenty-Something + Another Giveaway!

Well, today is officially the last day in my twenties! I'm writing this late Thursday night, while I'm gulping down my 3rd glass of champagne and 3rd piece of, oh my,  has the time flown by. I'll be celebrating the my 30th tomorrow night with my husband and tons of our closest friends at a swanky Hollywood hot spot, sipping cocktails and dancing the night away (I love to dance!!!!). This has been a big week for me! My 1-year birthday as a business owner + 30th b-day. To continue the celebration, I'm giving away (2) $50 gift certificates to my online store, Modern Chic Home, to two lucky winners! All you have to do is leave a comment about my shop (what you love and/or what you'd like to see more of) and that's it! You can also enter to win this Trina Turk Accent Rug from Wednesday's post. Winners will be announced early next week! Today's post is just a random mix of photos I'm loving right now. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!! xoxo - Julie