4.30.2009

PB and Awesome

I was browsing the Pottery Barn Teen website the other day to see what they had in pink and orange. Well I quickly found out that PB Teen has a ridiculous amount of super-adorable pink and orange decor. Bedding, rugs, lighting, everything. There is waaay to much to link to, so I'll feature a few cute pink and orange rooms today, and a few more tomorrow.

I would pack up and move into this bedroom right now. I'm particularly fond of the bookcase with the cutouts.


And if you want your bathroom decor to match, then here it is!

The two most awesome things about this bedroom: the light fixture and the bed with built in storage on the side. Genius!

This bedroom proves why PB Teen is fantastic: their products rarely look like they are marketed solely towards 12-year-olds. This room is young and hip, but certainly not child-like.

Lilly of the Valley

I fully recognize that for many people, the idea of pink and orange conjures up images of the county club set decked out in Lilly Pulitzer. I'll admit, some Lilly fashions are over the top (you should check out their menswear...yikes!), but they really do have some cute things.

Today, dresses.

This Catherine dress would be ideal for an outdoor barbeque or a casual summer wedding.


The pale pink elephants on the skirt of this Ellery dress make me think that this would be super cute for a baby shower.


This Newport dress is my favorite. With the sleeves, the bold pattern, and the darker touches, it could be worn in all seasons, for all different types of occasions.

Pop of Color

Another cutie from Three Potato Four:

4.29.2009

Oh Johnny Boy

More today from Jonathan Adler!

I think if Danielle and I were ever roommates again, we would need this pillow.


Jonathan Adler sells some great abstract art by Rex Ray.


This snail tote looks delicious!

In the Bag

Here are some cute bags from Nordstrom:

This Kate Spade would be cute for toting things to work.


This clutch would be great for an outdoor party.


What a great summer bag! Very beachy.


This over-the-shoulder looks like it would hold a lot.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

I ALWAYS carry an umbrella with me. You just never know. I am also morally opposed to plain black umbrellas. It is raining outside, the least you can do is spice things up with a fun umbrella!

Here a few options:

Silkkikuikka (what a name!) by Marimekko.

Petrooli, by Marimekko.


A fun option from Totes.

And another!

4.28.2009

Hugs or Drugs?

Jonathan Adler's designs are kitschy, bold, and fresh. Plus, every time I see him on TV, he just seems like a really cool guy.


Hugs are good.


But sometimes drugs (prescription of course) are better. I think they work best together though.

More kitsch from Jonathan Adler tomorrow!

Walking on Sunshine

One more rug. This time, from Ikea. Remember that bedding? I'm just going to go out on a limb and say, yeah, I think it could work.

Roll Out the Carpet

Another favorite designer: Angela Adams. She uses mostly earthy colors, but this rug is a fabulous departure.


4.27.2009

Pink and Orange in Green Home

HGTV has built a really amazing dream home. And it has every environmentally friendly feature imaginable.

The kid's bedroom in the house is pink and orange PERFECTION. It's great to know that pink and orange can be green!

Isn't it divine?!


This upholstered bed is made with reclaimed wood and outdoor upholstery fabric. What a fun bed for a little girl to have!


I am in LOVE with this pegged alphabet chair rail. This could be interpreted in so many ways for children's rooms with all different decors. It would also be cute for an entryway or a mud room. You could even choose letters that spell out your name!


Check out that table lamp! It is paper mache!

An Office Staple

I'm sure no one actually needs a $35 stapler, but when it is THIS cute, common sense goes out the window.

Vintage elephant staper from Three Potato Four.

The Write Stuff

I am currently in the habit of hoarding cute, inexpensive notebooks for work. Ann Kelle has the most adorable journals, notepads, and invitations.





4.24.2009

Pink and Orange on the Red Carpet


I'm not particularly a fan of either one of these guys, but what I AM a fan of is Katie Holmes' dress from about a month or so ago. This is a bold look for her! Katie, I'm guessing you're probably not going to wear it again. Want to send it my way?

French Bull

French Bull makes super-colorful melamine dishes and serving pieces. They also have table linens and bedding, so that you can spread the fun throughout the house.

Though not exclusively pink and orange, here are a few favorites:

Pink paisley plate.


Salad servers.


Colorful trivets!

I recently saw some French Bull items in the stationary section at Target. I hope that means there is more to come!

Accessorize

As promised: more Fossil. This time, we'll focus on accessories.

Pink and orange, yet still subtle. I'm down with that. Do I need a second watch?



This belt would be great over a dress or long top.

Wooden bangles. Super cute.

4.23.2009

Can you dig it?

I've been a big fan of Fossil's clothing for a long time. Unfortunately though, there is not a Fossil in Atlanta, so I always have to drive out to the burbs to what I will politely describe as a mall where you would not expect anyone to be shopping at Fossil. EVERY time Jud and I go there, the salespeople as if we are from out of town. Clearly, we stand out.

It's been a really, really long time since I've been out there, but it looks like I need to schedule an excursion.

A hip tank.


And a coordinating wallet, if you're into that.


What an adorable skirt! I would want to wear it every day.

More Fossil tomorrow. Too many goodies for one day!

Lunchtime

Maybe I never seem to eat a real lunch at work because I don't have a real lunchbox. Usually I just throw some leftovers or a cup of rice into my purse as I run out the door.

I think this is what I need:

This fresh bento box is by VIVO. I love the compartmental colors and the latch-y handle.

P.S. Vivo makes other cute stuff too! Check out this picnic basket, and this tote.


You're Invited!

Jud and I got married back in October, and being a couple who likes the colors, we had quite a bold wedding. Pink and orange, of course, but also plum and marigold.

Finding bold invitations was difficult, and I was *this* close to trying to just create something with various colors of cardstock, when our friend at the stationary store called to say that they had just gotten in a new book with the "perfect" invitations.


Found them! My mother and I both gasped when we saw these. We literally saw NOTHING else even remotely close to this. The orange grosgrain ribbon was so adorable. If I could have changed that design of that circle thing, I probably would have, but the invitations certainly did their job of setting the stage for our fun, bold wedding. We got so many complements from friends and family about the invitations–definitely a hit!

Here's a couple of other great invites:

I love that there is no white on this invitation–very modern. And the monogram in the flower? Genius. These would be great for all sorts of special occasions, certainly not just a wedding.


Another bold invite that could be used so many ways. I'm not a fan of the font in this sample–a simple sans-sanrif would make a big difference. It would also be cute vertical, with the bow on top.