Inspired By: Blue Print

While reading the Domaine feature on Cynthia Collins, I learned that aside from being an interior designer, she is also co-owner of Blue Print – a store in Uptown Dallas.  I clicked on over to the store website and immediately fell in love.  They sell handpicked antiques, original artwork, accessories, and high-end furniture, all inside a really charming and architecturally beautiful old home:

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They do such a beautiful job with styling:

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All photos via Blue Print Store
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Cynthia Collins Home Tour

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So delighted that our Raja Embroidery pillow was featured in Domaine Home as part of the ‘Get the Look’ portion of their post on interior designer Cynthia Collins’ home tour. Cynthia’s home is absolutely beautiful and her design aesthetic definitely resonates with me.  Each space is bright and airy, yet cozy, with just the right dose of color.

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Photographs: Courtesy of Collins Interiors
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Traveling to San Francisco!

sanfranciscoIn less than a week my husband and I will be flying out to San Francisco together for my birthday weekend! I’m so very excited because not only will it be the first time we’ve flown somewhere together since the one time years ago my husband accompanied me on a work trip to Arizona (back when I used to be a commercial real estate appraiser), but it will also be my very first time visiting the city.  I’ve heard so many great things about San Francisco and I want to see and do everything, however since it’s only a 3 day trip, I have to be selective and leave the rest for future visits.  This weekend, aside from celebrating my little sister‘s birthday, cleaning the house, and doing a bit of work, I’m squeezing in some time to plan out our days, and possibly start packing.  If you have recommendations of must-sees/dos I’d love to hear them!

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Beauty at Home

I’m a huge fan of Aerin Lauder, so I was so excited to hear about her new book Beauty at Home, which just launched.  Aerin is one of my favorite style icons and never fails to inspire me. Her book looks beautiful from the previews I’ve seen…can’t wait to receive it in the mail!

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p.s. If you’re also a fan of Aerin’s you’ll be excited to hear that we’re using fabrics from her line for some of the new pillows that we’ll be adding to the shop. Stay tuned!

all images via Beauty at Home  
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A New Week

working-in-style-arianna-belle-blogGood morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great start to the new week.  As usual, lots of things to tackle on the to-do list.  A priority item for me this week is migrating my website over to a different (better!) hosting company. Hopefully the move will go smoothly however some downtime will be inevitable, so if you see that the blog or shop is down later this week, that’s the reason.  I’ll try to post a heads up and progress updates on Facebook and Twitter. Excited to make the move as it’s the first step towards making the planned improvements to the site a reality.  Also working hard behind the scenes to make, photograph, and do all the data entry work to add lots of new pillows to the shop.  Follow me on Instagram for peeks!

image sources: 1-emerson fry, 2-original source unknown, 3-olive manna
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Cozy (Faux) Fur in the Home

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Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita talking about faux fur throws and blankets. Head on over for lots of inspiration and a round up of sources for getting the look!

image credits: 1-interior design by ryan korban , 2- original source unknown, 3- photography by Emily Anderson, interior design by Anthony George
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A Glamorous Dressing Room

Absolutely loving this beautifully organized dressing room from the home of Rita Hazan:

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 Shoes are neatly arranged on white open shelves (from Ikea!) and beauty essentials are on a glamorous mirrored vanity

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A stylish modern black platter helps keep things organized.

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 Such much goodness here – the big window with floor to ceiling drapes, the tufted daybead, the unique gold wall studs, the brass glass pendant…

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patterned tray corrals jewelry and pretty objects.

See more of Rita’s home here

photography by Brittany Ambridge and design by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
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Erika’s Fabulous Home Tour

Have you flipped through the latest issue of Adore Magazine yet? I was so honored to be featured alongside friends Irene and Erika in the Blog Loving section and also excited to see the spread featuring Erika’s gorgeous home.  It perfectly reflects her style and was beautifully captured by talented photographer Sabra Lattos.  Below are a few of my favorite shots:

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Gold accents incorporated all throughout the home

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Love how the crystal chandelier and gold knobs glam up the kitchen.

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Erika included our Jungalow Jet pillows in her dining room!

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Chic little corner

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Fabulous inspiration board

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See more in the magazine as well as on Erika’s blog!

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Two Ideas for Organizing Clutches

Hold them in a lucite tray, like Kelly….

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organizingclutches-2 or file them in an acrylic letter sorter, like Mackenzie

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Both great ways to keep clutches beautifully organized!

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Arianna Belle Pillows in Rue Magazine

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If you check out the latest issue of Rue Magazine (issue 22) you’ll find my Leopard Velvet and La Fiorentina Black pillows in the spread featuring Ashlina’s New York apartment.

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