May 28, 2008

Orange you glad they paired it with pink!

Pink and orange (together) is the hottest color combination for Summer! Madeline Weinrib quotes "What girl doesn't love hot pink? Adding orange gives it an ethnic vibe and keeps the pink from being too sweet".
I completely agree...I have always loved these two colors together. Michael Kors, Versace, and Jil Sander all had models sauntering down the runway in these vibrant hues for their Spring collections. Photo above credit of The Budget Babe

Where can you add this hue combination into your home? How about in floral arrangements, picture frames, rugs, pillows, bedding, and even vases!

Photo from House Beautiful- yummy! This one is my favorite

Another photo from House Beautiful- such a cheerful look for summer!

Photo from Elle Decor.. love the design of the headboard and the fun pink/orange bedding. Yellow seems to be another stylish citrusy color you can add to the mix of orange and pink!

This carpet is from Madeline Weinrib's collection and was recently featured in In Style. Called the Brooke and Zig Zag cotton carpet- $325 each- can buy them at ABC Carpet and Home

May 23, 2008

The Williams Sonoma Home Glossary

I stumbled upon this handy glossary while dinking around on the Williams Sonoma Home website. I have a feeling even the most professional of professionals stumble on their terminology from time to time. Thank you, WS Home!

I spy...Z Gallerie!

There is one 15 year old girl that has been on everyone's mind lately- Miley Cyrus a.k.a. Hanna Montana...well we are here to talk about a photograph- not that photograph (we are done hearing about the Vanity Fair cover, believe me!) but the one in June's In Style magazine. They featured the home of the Cyrus family- including Billy Ray, Tish, Loretta, Trace, Braison, Brandi, Miley and Noah (phew that was a mouthful) Talk about a large household! Of course Miley gets her own dressing room and bedroom suite. We already knew Miley got whatever she wanted, but what we didn't know was how much she loved Z Gallerie!

I will say that if I was making MILLIONS, I wouldn't be shopping at Z Gallerie! Don't get me wrong, I like that store but if I had the chance to shop anywhere in the world, I definitely wouldn't still be at Alpha and the tollway...but I guess how can you blame her, "she's just being Miley..."

Miley's End table- $199

Miley's Bedding- on sale now!

Miley's Side Chairs- $749 each- she has two of these

Miley's Bedroom Chest- $699

A peek into Miley's dressing room...her black chandelier mimics her pink and black chandelier print wallcovering. I love the black and white houndstooth fabric on the chair and ottoman (but we all know that I like a good houndstooth anywhere!)...Miley says she wanted it to be more "boutique-like"

The Cyrus living room- I adore all the zebra print...You would think all neutrals would be boring but the zebra print adds a bold pattern into the mix

May 22, 2008

Towel Style

It's finally heating up here in Dallas and I think this weekend will be nice enough to lay out by the pool! Check out these Tory Burch beach towels- perfect for summer and you will be the most stylish gal at the pool that's for sure....

May 21, 2008

Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss and her showroom were featured in House Beautiful this month...I can't tell you how obsessed I am with her accessories...these two pieces are just too cute for words!
The sunflower clock is more expensive than the chair if you can believe it- but it's so precious I might have to get a second job just to support my accessory fetish!

Martha, Martha, Martha!

That Martha! You almost forget she served time in the big house! Enjoy some eye candy courtesy of Martha Stewart and her line for Bernhardt.

May 19, 2008

Get Carried Away!

It's finally almost here- the highly anticipated Memorial Weekend opening of the Sex and the City's been years since we've seen Charlotte, Samantha, Carrie, and Miranda in anything together but it feels even longer since we've gotten a peek into their NY apartments...Will the new movie have the same old sets in it? Or have the characters moved on to bigger and better things? We hear that Carrie has! Apparently in the new movie Carrie is getting married to Mr. Big and in the preview, they go house hunting together. While we don't have too much info on their new homes, their old apartments as single gals were quite fabulous.

Look at all those clothes! I would love to get a peek into Ms. (or shall I say Mrs.) Bradshaw's wardrobe in the new movie! I never understood how a tiny NY apartment closet would have held all of Carrie's clothes- I guess that's why they call it a tv show!

A pretty simple but sophisticated apartment- It provides a nice neutral backdrop for all of Carrie's colorful clothes!

Carrie's very low key, unfussy bedroom- I wonder where she got her paint color? In some lights it looks gray and in others, more of a taupe

The entryway to Carrie's apartment- nice bookcase that provides lots of storage- perhaps for all of Carrie's publications

I have always adored her drapery fabric and its large circle pattern!
And you can't miss Carrie furiously typing away at her computer for her next column (insert Carrie voice over here, posed as a question)

Charlotte's bedroom- just like Charlotte, this room is extremely organized, pristine, proper, and traditional

Another view of her stylish bedroom- warm woods, gold accents, and floral wallcovering, make this room some place homey that Charlotte would feel comfortable in
Now onto Miranda... her place is very pretty due to the help of her infamous designer! Remember that episode where Miranda's Interior Designer came over with a lamp and left with the guy Miranda had her eye on? Woops! I am guessing Miranda didn't give her designer too many referalls after that!

I love her Living Room...she glams it up a bit with the sunburst mirror, which to me is very unlike the uptight pessimistic Miranda!

Samantha's Bedroom- of COURSE Sam has to have the bold red bedspread to mimic her bold and fiery personality! Lots of lush pillows and dramatic bedding make the bedroom the focal point of her house- go figure!

Samantha's bathroom looks like it came right out of a hotel spa...could be because her life is one big vacation!

I love Samantha's home but what if I told you the photo above was really Samantha's home? I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but the photo above IS where they filmed Samantha's home! They just edited the outside a bit (this is located in the Meatpacking District) I actually went on the Sex and the City bus tour while I was in New York about three years ago and they took you to a bunch of places where the show was filmed...I was saddened to discover that their apartments did not really exist! Only the exterior of Carrie's does and people actually live there!

May 18, 2008

J'adore Wisteria Decor

We at Material Girls love wisteria! My favorite part about it is the story of how it came into existence...Andrew and Shannon both grew up in beautiful homes- their style and love for antiques was heavily influenced by their mothers' taste. After getting married and going from store to store looking for their own home, they realized that they were just not finding the right local treasures to fit their house and lifestyle; hence Wisteria was born. They started to go out and collect their finds from all over the world- giving them a chance to travel as well as do what they do best- finding the special pieces that make a house a home.

Suzani pillow - $99.00

Art Deco Lamp - $129

Ornamental Jade Sculptures - $149

Half Oval Console - $629

Stacked Sideboard - $499

Chinest Tea Pot Lamp
Love it all!

IKEA's Facelift

You must check out the recent Dallas Morning News article about IKEA....Can this really and truly be the same IKEA we have come to know so well? Their new collection of furniture has taken inexpensive decor to a whole new level! Their new target is an older crowd- they are trying to achieve a more sophisticated and stylized look with their furniture. I love the Trollsta sideboard below...I'm not going to lie, I had never gone to IKEA until about two months ago ("What? You have never gone to IKEA??") Trust me I have heard it all before from people! Seems as though I was the only person in the free world who had never stepped foot in the Frisco store. But I am just not a big fan of the really huge mass-produced furniture retail chains. I would rather buy something unique at an antique store that no one else has. But I must say that I was pleasantly surprised after I went to IKEA (granted it took me about two hours to walk through the store) but they have definitely put more thought into their new collection and are making their furniture look more unique!

I ended up buying a file cabinet there, which by the way, it's the most beautiful filing cabinet I had ever seen (if you are in the market for one) It was a cream color with a glossy finish- something you would not find at your normal office supply store for only $99! So needless to say with IKEA's new transformation and great deals, I shall be keeping up with what's in store (literally) for them!