Green With Envy

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As you know I went through the process of choosing a new couch recently - and the change has been amazing - the fabric has brightened up our livingroom to no end but, what this process did for me… was make me really look at images of stunning spaces and start to question what was drawing my attention - what was grabbing my eye and a great many were due to the hue. Today I’m sharing a collection of images that have made me a bit green with envy. They are all so inspiring and I hope you will find them so - as well.

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This couch is stunning…. Charlotte Smith loves color and how lucky are we - we get to enjoy it!

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How fun is the wall paper Diane Rath installed in her guest room - all the colors pop!

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So many delightful details in this kitchen. The Color, The Styling, The Art! #saynotoemptywalls

This staircase is stunning at The Hoxton in Paris.

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Nothing stops Rachel Jackson from expressing her creativity though her paint brush! Her hand-painted details in her master bedroom are fantastic!

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Emily A. Clark’s tag line is Design Simplified - that is exactly what she’s done here by her kitchen backdoor entry. The wallpaper is gorgeous but does not overpower the other elements.

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If you visit The Polo Bar in NYC I promise you too will snap an image of the exquisite tile-work in the Ladies Room! My image was no where near as lovely as this by Heather Clawson.

And before you’re left thinking I don’t have any green in the chalet. Here’s a peek at my sons room. I love his new bedding from the Pillowfort Collection at Target. So fun and I also picked up a few more pillow cases in his beloved Orange and Navy Blue… ha!

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Til next time!

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Holiday Decor Round-Up

Christmas as we know is the most wonderful time of the year! This week in keeping with the Season I thought I would share some (OK a lot) images that really resonated with me!

Emily a. Clark

Emily a. Clark

I must start the piece with this image from Emily A. Clark. I shared a link to it in last week’s post - this was the inspiration that led me to the Nutcracker display on my sideboard.

Bev Wilson

Bev Wilson

What an all out showstopper this amazing garland is! To see more check out Room Sauce!

Gwen Heffner

Gwen Heffner

How brilliant is this dark and dreamy space. Pop over to The Makerista and see her lovely home!

The most wonderful bits of color abound at Charlotte’s house and in her busy life.

Eddie Ross

Eddie Ross

Keeping with more color - how incredible is this lovely family room in Eddie Ross’s home!

There is so much more to holiday decor than simply a tree or the traditional colors. Here are fun displays by Turner and Moss, Paige Minear and Kimberly Duran.

Hayley

Hayley

Hayley of Mum Little Loves is a lady who’s design approach I admire so very much. Her blue and white home always leaves me gobsmacked!

Monday Monday Creative

Monday Monday Creative

This mantel display is perfection! The simplicity by Monday Monday Creative is stunning!

I am a huge fan of Nicole and her Sweet Domicile - her son’s room is so festive. I love carrying the decorations throughout your space and this is exactly what she has done brilliantly!

Jo Galbraith

Jo Galbraith

Jo Galbraith has a delightful home full of comfortable pieces; beautiful colors - soft blues and greens. It oozes charm! This year she went with blue and white for the first time with great success - it marries back to her chinoiserie effortlessly!

Simon & Jen

Simon & Jen

I will leave you with this stupendous image taken in London by The September Chronicles.

I trust you enjoyed these image of the decor created or found by so many talented friends - maybe you’ve been inspired or maybe you’ve been introduced to someone new! I hope so!

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Couch - furniture for sitting or reclining

If you follow along on IG and of course you do - haha! than you’ve seen the new additions around the Chalet livingroom. In today’s post - I’m focusing on arguably the largest and most important element in the room. The Couch. I will forever say Couch because I looked up the definition of Sofa, Davenport and Couch and discovered the first two both state they may be convertible into a bed. So Couch it is!

West Elm: Goodwin

West Elm: Goodwin

This is the best image I could find of our now discontinued old couch The Goodwin from West Elm. It served us well for 10+ years and will continue to; now that we’ve moved it into the basement playroom.

You’ll notice a theme - I like simple 2 cushion - clean lines.

Pottery Barn Carlisle

Pottery Barn Carlisle

Because I am a realist - even when it comes to decor I won’t let myself fall in love with something I can’t afford. My list of new couch options was short. While we do have Pottery Barn rugs in our livingroom - and that room is even featured on the Pottery Barn site - I only liked one option from them the Carlisle - but, the very low arms which I thought I loved on-line didn’t work well when I saw it in person.

Onto my go-to retailer for many items in the Chalet over the years - Crate & Barrel and they did not disappoint!

After researching on-line these were my top picks … I know they are all mid-century in feel and I wasn’t sure how that would play out with the other pieces we have but, after taking a single turn around the Mall at Short Hills location my heart and my behind quickly fell in deep love with - the Montclair!

Montclair

Montclair

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We also bought the matching ottoman. Our livingroom is too tight for a sectional - so having an ottoman against the couch offers that functionality and the ability to move it out of the way or to be used as extra seating.

The other important point that made Crate & Barrel rise to the top is how customizable the pieces are. You can choose arms type, leg finish and fabric.

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Its a cotton poly blend fabric with a herringbone pattern mix of beige, white, taupe and grey mixed in. I’m in heaven! I’ll write about the rest of the changes in a future post!

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Til next time.

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