Chic Combination: Black, White, and Red

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a new installment of Chic Combinations.  I’m featuring the elegant and romantic combination of red white and black.

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Click on over to check it out.

image source: photography by mario testino for vogue
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Monday Motivation

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image credits: quote via lorna jane, flowers via for the love of the south
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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

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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

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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:

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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

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Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a 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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