Stylish, Grown-up School Supplies

Though my school going years are behind me, during this time of year, when “back to school” starts popping up everywhere, I get in the mood to shop for fresh notebooks and new tools. Anyone else?? Below is my round-up of some of the most stylish “school supplies” for grown-ups: Stylish Office Supplies via Arianna Belle Blog

1 – single subject notebook, 2 – white pencils, 3- 17-month black and white striped agenda, 4- zippered gold pencil case, 5- gold scissors, 6- white binder, 7- black and white folder, 8- white calculator

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Dream Home Feature: Tall Windows…

…that allow abundant natural light to stream in and that provide a view of a beautiful backyard garden…

Tall Windows // http://www.ariannabelle.com/blog/2014/07/dream-home-feature-tall-windows.html

image credits: 1- Holloways of Ludlow, 2 -via vtwonen, 3- home design by  Robert A.M. Stern Architects, by Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto
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Monday Motivation

Ngoc Minh Ngo

It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful

credits: quote- myquillyn smith, photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo
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Happy Weekend

Breakfast nook

Leather-tote

More sunny breakfast nooks here.

image credits: 1- laura wilmerding interiors, 2- with love from kat
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A Bright Black and White Living Room

My friend and San Francisco based interior decorator, Maggie of Maggie Stephens Interiors, recently finished up this beautiful bright living room for one of her clients:

Bright Black and White Living Room designed by Maggie Stephens Interiors Bright Black and White Living Room designed by Maggie Stephens Interiors

Isn’t it fantastic? I love how she incorporated different high impact pieces (that rug!) without overwhelming the room.  The mostly black and white palette makes the space feel very sophisticated and pulled together, while the accessories add color and fun (how cute are those gold pineapples?).  See more photos of this living room here.

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Perfect Pillow Pairing: Leopard + Channels

Love this pairing of our Leopard Velvet and Channels Ebony and Ivory pillows that Julia of Gal Meets Glam chose for her living room. A full tour of her beautiful San Francisco home is featured on Style Me Pretty Living this week. Julia Gal Meets Glam Living Room // photography by Monica Wang // Arianna Belle pillows

photography by Monica Wang
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Dream Walk-In Closet

rd_berkusny_mg_8006While this is technically a guy’s closet, I couldn’t help be immediately drawn to it, probably because it’s designed by one of favorite decorators and it is impeccably organized.  I love the glass doors, the gold hardware, the white built-ins, the tall mirror, the lighting, the velvet tufted ottoman, and the fact that everything, from shoes to bags to jeans and coats, has a place. Who wouldn’t want to get dressed in here every morning?

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Orange + Aqua

orange+aqua_livingroom

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with the post on the happy color combination of orange and aqua. Click here for a look at inspiring spaces and a round-up of pieces for getting the look!

image credit: interior design by Tobi Fairley
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Nancy Meyers’ Inspiration Board for The Intern

Have you heard of Nancy Meyers’ new film The Intern?  It will be starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro and they just began shooting this week. Nancy shared this photo below today of her inspiration board:

Inspiration Board for the Intern by Nancy Meyers

All of Nancy’s films are like comfort food to me.  My favorites are It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday and The Father of the Bride, which I could happily watch over and over and over again. I love them not just for their entertaining plots but also for their beautiful sets, which are always so casually elegant and visually stunning.  I’m sure this new film will be no exception. It’s scheduled to premiere September of next year. So excited!

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A Beautiful White Living Room

Our Poetical Grey pillows adding a bit of pattern and color in this elegant and serene white living room belonging to Monika of The Doctor’s Closet:Monika Hibbs living room // Tracy Ayton photography // Arianna Belle Poetical Grey pillow #interiordesign

Monika Hibbs living room // Tracy Ayton photography #interiordesign

Monika Hibbs living room // Tracy Ayton photography // Arianna Belle Poetical Grey pillow #interiordesign

Monika is sharing a full tour of her gorgeous home this week, which you can check out on her blog!

The grey patterned pillow is available here.

photography by Tracey Ayton
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