August 31, 2010


I don't know about you but I am NOT a fan of the gladiator style shoe/sandal/boot. So here are a few of my faves from Piperlime.com...I can't believe how many fabulous styles they have and at fantastic prices to boot!
Nude shoes are my fave because of their elongating effect on the leg. Plus a nude shoe looks great with just about every outfit.

Upper Left: Niko by Michael Antonio priced at $59.00
Upper Right:
Kiss-N-Tell by Unlisted by Kenneth Cole priced at $69.00
Bottom Left:
Berkley by Report priced at $75.00
Bottom right: Quinlan by L.A.M.B. sale priced at $179.99

On the left: Dale by L.A.M.B. priced at $179.99
On the right:
Marvel by Charles by Charles David sale priced at $89.99

I've always felt that white can be worn at anytime of year as long as it is worn sparingly, such as a shoe, scarf or accessory.

On the left: Darla by Vince Camuto Sale Priced at $69.99
On the right:
Hanan by Michael Antonio a steal priced at $29.99

On the left: Ariella by Report Priced at $150.00
On the right: Convince Me by Nine West $189.00
Images via: Piperlime

August 25, 2010

Design Star

I figure since today is Wednesday, all of you must have seen the Season Finale of Design Star this past Sunday. If not, then you need to catch up people because I refuse to issue a spoiler alert on this one!

Congrats to Emily Henderson! The newest Design Star from HGTV.

Here are a few pics from Emily's pre-show design portfolio:

At the start of the season, I was rooting for Casey to win and then midway through the season I was pulling for Emily. Ultimately, I imagined the finale being a design-off between Casey and Emily, with Casey taking the crown.

Can't wait for Emily's new show "Secrets from a Stylist"? The 1-hour show is set to premiere this Sunday, August 29, 2010. Be sure to tune in! Also, if you are a Casey fan then head on over to her site Avenue Interior Design and check out what she will be up to next!
Images via HGTV

August 18, 2010

Chandeliers in the Boudior

Are you thinking of adding a chandelier to your bedroom and just don't know where to place it? Whether you hang the light over your bed, flanking your bed above your night tables or offset in front of a window...the light and the sparkle of the fixture will add instant glamour to your space. Here are a few examples of chandeliers in the boudior.

Image scanned via Domino Magazine

Image via Amanda Nisbet Design

Image via Simply Grove

Home of Artist Anne Becker via Elle Decor

August 16, 2010

Black and White and Red All Over

As the old riddle goes...What is black and white and "read" all over? Answer: A newspaper.

A Good + Glam reader recently asked me for advice on how to "get out of the black and white rut" when re-styling their bedroom. I happen to favor monochromatic living spaces, but a black and white decor can be a tricky look to pull-off. I think incorporating color within a monochromatic space helps to soften the formal nature of a "newspaper" colored decor. Try an unexpected splash of color in your space, like the purple ceiling in the picture below.

Image via Sara Story Design

Image via Omniarte Design by Erin Valencich

Image via Homes and Gardens

August 13, 2010

Back to School Gifts

It's back-to-school time! No doubt, I love to shop and my daughter is learning this craft now too, but shopping for school supplies and new sneaks...not so exciting. So why not mix things up and get your back-to-schooler a little something special to celebrate the return of school?

Marquee Sign from Urban Outfitters - $178.00

Designer USB Flash Drives from Mimobot.com - Starting at $34.95
Personalized Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from Catching Fireflies - $29.95

Sweet Treat Storage Holder from Pottery Barn Teen - $12.00

Personalized Crayon Apron from Chasing Fireflies - $34.00

Sandwich Lunchbox from PaperSource - $9.95

Over the Rainbow Mood Light from Uncommon Goods - $18.00

August 10, 2010

Brick by Brick

One of my all-time, favorite design elements is exposed brick walls. Hillary Wallace, interior designer, created this feminine bedroom space in a Tribeca apartment that featured exposed brick walls. You can read more about the transformation of this space here.

Finding a space that features authentic brick walls is not easy unless of course you live in a trendy Tribeca flat or way out in the country in a hundred year old farmhouse. Want the look but not the commitment of installing real bricks to your wall? Check out Muros, a company that offers wall panels in a variety of styles including brick, stone, wood and rock.

August 9, 2010


I am working on a chalkboard wall detail for my daughters newly redesigned bedroom. While searching for chalkboard paint I found these Wallies (wallpaper cutouts that stick to walls). I love how they aren't permanently affixed to the wall. If chalk isn't your thing, use wet erase markers with the chalkboard wallies or check out the dry erase wallies.

Here is a creative way to use wallies, try applying them to the inside of a lampshade, when illuminated the design will show through the shade.

I like these wallies used as a backsplash...they would add some fun to a laundry room or mudroom.

Images courtesy of PaperSource.com and Wallies.com