20 September 2010

Sparkle


Quick post for me (imagine that?!) 'cause I still gotta lot o' work to do around this place!  I really want to give it my best for this Friday's guests...so I wanted the home to shine and sparkle.

How cute is this Cynthia Rowley pillow I found at my local TJ Maxx for 9.99?  You like...or is it too much?  It may need to live in another room since I have all that mercury glass on the mantel.  I don't want to overdo it....(I am loving the mix of silver and golds these days)




More sparkle (via decorpad)  I love that antique chair on the left and that Barcelona chair on the right  This room just wouldn't be the same without these two mirrors...all that silver, yet the room still has that gilded factor.




And one of my all-time favorite rooms from Katie Stassi (in my all-time top five designers)  What makes this for me?  the shine of the lucite, the sparkle of the mirror, the pair of chairs gives it a little formality...yet the art and greenery is obviously fun.  And that rug!  She has guts to choose this one, but again the room wouldn't be the same without it.

Have a good week, friends.  I don't think I'll be back on here until after I survive Friday.  But I will sit down, grab a glass of chardonnay, and fill you in on everything.  Julie

21 comments:

  1. Love these spaces - the formality of the chairs mixed with modern pieces with the sparkle of the mirrors and of course the white slipcovers really makes them beautiful! Love your sparkle pillow - particularly nice for a holiday party with lots of silver balls and candle light. :)

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  2. Love those images! You have to have a little sparkle! Katie Stassi is one of my faves too. Her home is so light and airy but statement making at the same time. Good luck Friday! I can't wait to hear everything! You must be sooooo excited! :)

    Jennifer

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  3. Pillow=cute.......could work anywhere like a diamond! Good luck on Friday. I know how nerve wracking that can be. It's all good.....

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  4. I love the mix in these rooms too! I think the pillow is just right, keep it! Good luck this week, can't wait to hear all about it!

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  5. I like the pillow - especially as the holidays arrive, it's just perfect. Such a fun pop in your neutral home.

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  6. Keep the pillow!

    Your guests will be spoiled royally!

    Good luck on Friday and come back with lots of fun stories!

    Love to you,

    Mon

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  7. Hi Julie,
    You're the winner of First Home on my book giveaway! Please send me your mailing address at jerdee@comcast.net so I can send you the book.
    Thanks for participating!
    Becky

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  8. Hi Julie! Nice photos. I think a little sparkle is nice...it will look especially pretty when the holidays roll around.

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  9. Don't be nervous. Your house is spectacular and so is that pillow. Enjoy the moment!

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  10. Oh the sparkle pillow is fun!! I especially love how everything you do is original and so out of the box. I really think you're one of those designers who's always ahead of the trends. What a gift you have!!! xoxo

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  11. Oooooh! I have tons of sequins in my closet but never considered them on my couch. Love that pillow!

    *Kelsey

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  12. I like the sparkle! I think a well rounded room has a little bit of sparkle somewhere, pillow or any other accessorie. Good Job!

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  13. i love the pillow and i can't get enough of the barcelona chair mixed with such traditional pieces, look amazing.

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  14. Very cool pillow. Gotta love a little sparkle!

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  15. Today is FRIDAY......good luck!

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  16. Just found your blog...it's fantastic!
    There goes my day...

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  17. That is a GREAT room .....i love that art piece on the wall. :))))))

    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the pillow!...Definitely a keeper! Oh, and mixing silver and gold, I've been SOOOO into that lately! Who says you can't mix. Love it!

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  19. just found your blog and i am so loving it!! i adore the sparkly pillow, by the way (and also found some cynthia rowley pillows at tjmaxx for a ridiculous steal recently--isn't it the best?).
    carolyn

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  20. LOOOVE your blog!!! Thank you so much for listing Art and Lair in your blog recommendations!! xoxo

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