INTERVIEW • CLARE VIVIER

I really enjoyed Clare Vivier’s studio tour and interview with One Kings Lane. Her Los Angeles work space is just as you would expect it to be: clean, inspiring, and relaxed. My favorite Q & A? What are you thinking about when designing a bag? I’m thinking: Is someone going to want to wear this in five or ten years, is someone’s daughter going to want to carry her mom’s bag after 20 years?

DECOR • INSPIRATION FOR A NEW HOME

I am constantly on the lookout for new decor inspiration, but since we are days away from moving into our new home, I have been gathering photos left and right. This interior project from SWOON was just what I wanted to see. It immediately made its way to the top of the stack. The space feels full and textural, but still weightless. I love the wallpapered alcove in the dining room, the inclusion of sculpture and mobiles, and how the color palette runs throughout the entire house.

ART • ANTOINETTE POISSON + JOHN DERIAN

Parisian atelier Antoinette Poisson has teamed up with John Derian Co. to create some pretty exceptional goods. Known for their hand blocked and painted papers (think Indienne florals and striking geometric motifs) Derian will be bringing the trio’s original prints, papers, textiles and printed pillows to his Manhattan home furnishings shop later this June. Ive got my fingers crossed for online availability. Click through for a sneak peek.

ARTICLE • At Home with Michelle Smith

From the portfolio to the branding, Michelle Smith of Studio MRS has had my attention from the start. I always got terribly excited if I caught a glimpse of a new project online. But her most recent work on her personal apartment, featured by One Kings Lane, really got me to girl crush level. I took notes on the blue velvet chairs, the great use of space, and the mix in of mid-century pieces with traditional accents.

STYLE • CLUB MONACO GETS JEWELRY

Club Monaco has some really amazing, and unique pieces going right now. I was thrilled to discover them. My favorites are the Pascale Monvoisin Seven Cuff, the Jet Necklace, and the Scosha Bracelet, along with the rope bracelet above.

DECOR • RATTAN

Maybe it is because I had to move from the coast, but I have been so drawn to rattan pieces lately. While snooping around One Kings Lane this am, I was drawn to the Monaco Club Chair. I love the low seat, clean lines , and easy canvas. Would be marvelous in a beach house.

STYLE • ITALIAN LEATHER

It is usually the simple things that catch my attention. The ones that ultimately remind you that construction and material are always key. This Italian made tote by Alice D. seems to be one of those items… totally worth tapping that girl on the shoulder in Starbucks to find out who made it and where you can get one. Whether you become best friends after that is up to you.

STYLE • BASKET WEAVE LOAFERS

J.Crew calls it “a feminine spin on the classic gentleman’s smoking slipper” and I just love it. They are officially on my wish list. I would love to pair it with some boyfriend jeans and their new endless shirt.

ELIZOEBETH JENSEN + LULU & GEORGIA GIVEAWAY

Collaborating with brands I admire has always been one of my favorite things about blogging. Though I have only participated in a handful of stylings and giveaways, I love the idea of keeping things genuine and personal.  Because I am not, nor do I want to be a professional blogger, I am relieved of the pressure to put up filler content. If I am not inspired enough to do it, I don’t post. Because of this, the products you find on my site tend to really resonate with me on a personal level. They are companies I love, support and champion. They are brands I own. They are products that are truly worth the 2-4 hours of photoshopping it takes to create one of my collages. So any giveaway I bring to the blog comes from a genuine love of the brand and their story.

That could not be more true about the giveaway and discount offer I have for you today from Elizoebeth Jensen and Lulu & Georgia!

Elizoebeth Jensen reached out to me in April of 2013 for logo and branding work. If you visit her website, and see how far her brand has come, this seems like it happened in a blink of an eye. I cannot believe how beautiful everything is. At that time her jewelry line only existed on paper, but just listening to her present herself and tell her brand story, I knew this girl was going places. I am so thrilled to have been right about that. Nothing makes me happier than to see brands I work with succeed.

That Elizoebeth decided to team up with Lulu & Georgia for this collaboration is also no surprise. A product of two fabulous personailties (I love their bio), Lulu & Georgia, is a destination for color, texture and pattern. They have such a great collection of home goods and I often choose them when selecting pieces for my posts (This print is up next). I also have a few of their pillows and trinkets placed around our house! They are perfect match for Elizoebeth’s Neo-trad pieces.

 These two brands decided to collaborate earlier this summer on a styling venture that would highlight a few choice products from their respective collections. The result is a beautiful visual story that I am thrilled to be able to share.  Best of luck in the giveaway!

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Lulu and Georgia has generously offered to give away their Horned Antelope Jewelry Holder

Elizoebeth Jensen will give away the 14k Beaded Ring (as styled on the piece)

AS PART OF THE GIVEAWAY, LULU & GEORGIA AND ELIZOEBETH JENSEN ARE OFFERING A 15% SITE WIDE SAVINGS, SIMPLY ENTER ‘GADABOUT15′ AT CHECKOUT. OFFER GOOD THRU DURATION OF POST.

 
TO WIN THE GIVEAWAY 

1. Follow Lulu & Georgia @luluandgeorgia / Elizoebeth Jensen @elizoebethjensen  /  GADABOUT @gadabout on Instagram

2. Comment on this Post: Pick and share your favorite Lulu & Georgia and Elizoebeth Jensen product from their websites in the comments on this blog post. PS. Don’t forget to confirm you followed on Instagram

The winner will be chosen at random Tuesday, Sept. 9 from the comments below.

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

Lulu & Georgia’s horned Antelope jewelry holder with Elizoebeth Jenson’s Rings Collection and Bezel Collection • Lulu & Georgia’s Lucky Wishbone ring holder  with Elizoebeth Jensen’s Petite HeartBar, and Personalized Collections.

CREDITS

Lulu & Georgia - www.luluandgeorgia.com • Elizoebeth Jensen Jewelry - www.elizoebethjensen.com  •  Katie Neuman – styling and photography (http://www.katieneumanphotography.com), @owlandtwine 

POINTS OF VIEW

Even though we have only been in the house since June, I still feel like I have been working on it since we signed the papers. The minute I knew it was ours, and maybe even a little before that, I was flipping through my favorite interior design books. Most of the books above now have dog-ears and creased spines from paging through them so many times. A rarity, as so many of us look through once or twice and inevitably settle it neatly in a stack.

A mix of traditional and modern design, each designer has helped me solve a problem in some way or another. May it be considering a new seating arrangement, editing an area down, or getting color inspiration, it is much easier to learn from those with great taste.

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STEVEN SILLS DECORATION  /   VICTORIA HAGAN INTERIOR PORTRAITS   /   COHLER ON DESIGN   /   TOM SCHEERER DECORATES FROM VENDOME PRESS  /   BUNNY WILLIAMS POINT OF VIEW   /   THE GREAT AMERICAN HOUSE   /   AMERICAN MODERN   /   FOLLY OF GRANDEUR   /   ONE MAN’S FOLLY

TO PRE-ORDER: MARKAM ROBERTS “DECORATING THE WAY I SEE IT” FROM VENDOME PRESS.

INDUSTRIAL SENSIBILITY

Hello, hello. Happiest Monday! I hope everyone had a really great weekend… I enjoyed a girls night, the PGA tour in the pouring rain, and a very rare DIY project I will probably share later this week!

Believe it or not, I started on this product grouping last week, casually dragging things over to the art board as they caught my eye. By Friday, a common theme had emerged and I knew I was half way done with Monday’s post. Another rarity as I am not terribly organized when it comes to the blog. I reserve that aspect of my personality for my client work. But beyond being ahead of schedule, I love the clean lines, touch of femininity, and easy sartorial picks of this post. Though I that top and simple striped dress are special, the jewelry really is the highlight here.

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This cutout embroidered georgette top creates such an easy, laid back look   /   I ordered some sandalwood candles from a favorite online boutique, Sara Kate Studios   /   Black Diamond and Opal Oyster earrings sound just as good as they look   /   I keep forgetting to get one of Ann Mashburn’s Bead Necklaces   /   We finally got our first round of lighting in for the house! I am so excited! We selected the Basil Flush Mount for the small entry, and a pair of Vendome sconces in iron for the living room.   /   How amazing are these black D’Orsay flats. I love the latticework.   /   Though I had been searching for something antique, I decided to give Wisteria’s Modern Cafe Chair a chance for the studio. I am really drawn to it for some reason.   /  I recently spotted this handsome journal on pinterest.   /   Unless you can snag them from your mother’s house without her catching you or you can afford the real thing, these small Staffordshire Dogs are such a steal.   /   One of the many things I miss about Charleston is popping into Croghan’s Jewel Box from time to time. Their new Goldbug Cuff is just over the top amazing.  I am so thrilled they have an e-commerce website now.   /   Gigi New York has just launched some cross body bags that really have my attention. That is such an attractive navy. Something about the shape and the way it feeds through at the top reminds me of Hermes a little bit.   /   Just look at that Mignonne Gavigan necklace! What a fun and fantastic statement piece!   /   One Kings Lane really has been having some great sales lately. This sweet little bottle opener was the last thing I added to the roundup.   /   I adore stripes and cotton dresses so this one was just too easy to include.