Florals? For fall? Groundbreaking. (No, really.) When they’re deep and dark and as moody as these are, they’re awesome in autumn.
Wear: A flowy kimono with your favourite mom jeans (as seen here).
Where: A bit of wow for your walls by Ellie Cashman.
Mustard yellow doesn’t sound all that glamorous but, boy, does it look it. It’s like a little bit of muted sunshine for your closet and your floor.
Wear: A day dress at Totokaelo (one of my favourite stops in Seattle).
Where: A kitchen (with art in it!) designed by INT2 Architecture.
These florals are wild. They’ll make you feel like you’re en route to somewhere tropical and glamourous, whether you’re wearing them or hanging them up on your wall.
Wear: Gucci Pre-Fall 2015.
Where: Framed print by Lulu deKwaitkowski.
It’s a colourful world. So dress accordingly in a very bright, very bold ankle-skimming skirt. But don’t let your walls be wall flowers. Let them shine by draping them in multicoloured lights.
Wear: A vibrant full skirt (this particularly beautiful one was photographed here).
Where: Rainbow lights from Bright Lab.
It’s a jungle in your closet. And on your wall. Or at least it should be. Lions, tigers and leopards (oh my!) look grrrrrrrreat in abstract prints and muted shades. Meow.
Wear: Balmain lion-print top.
Where: A mural that would look just as fierce in your office as it would in a nursery.
Dressing up is the name of the game right now. Then again, there’s something to be said for staying home and curling up with a fresh pot of tea. Maybe you should do both — have a piping hot cuppa while dripping with your finest costume jewels. Why not?
Wear: Chandelier earrings available only at the Vancouver-based online boutique Shut Up I Love This.
Where: Handmade Danish-style teapot from Paper and Clay on Etsy.
I’m not one of those people who changes up my decor based on the season. I’m one of those people who’s just constantly changing up my decor. But if I were the type of person to follow calendecor (is that a thing?) then this pastel print would seem about right for summer. And this necklace in surprisingly similar hues would seem about right for weddings and patio brunches and all those things you do during the summer when you’re not at your seasonally decorated home.
Where: Pastel triangle print by The Minimalist
Wear: Anthropologie’s Berry Drop necklace
Tiles, I tell ya. It’s the DIY project that keeps tempting me but that I know better to embark upon. A mosaic necklace sounds like a much simpler — and more glamourous — bet. Gold beats grout every time.
Where: Tiles by Emery et Cie, as seen in the Melbourne home of Anna Charlesworth and Peter Stephens on The Design Files.
Wear: Lotus necklace by Lele Sadoughi, available in Vancouver at Rebecca Bree.
I’ve always been a sucker for pink and red (I had a lot of Valentine’s Day-themed birthday parties as a kid). Now, pink and orange have a place in my heart too. Add a deep indigo et voila: a colour trio that would look just as b-b-b-bad to the bone on your walls as it would on your neck.
Where: Removable wallpaper in Red/Blue from Chasing Paper
Wear: J.Crew’s Fan Fringe Necklace
How do you incorporate a little gold deco into your life? Anywhere and everywhere.
To start with, you could put a pin in it; Rodarte’s deco ball hair comb is exactly the kind of stunner you’d expect to see in Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby (a film that keeps getting better and better — it will be scored by Jay-Z and costumes will be designed by Prada).
If you’re in the mood to deco-rate (ha!) then take a seat in these stunning chairs designed by Philippe Bestendheider, seen here at the Martin Margiela-designed Maison des Champs Elysees in Paris. Their price is available upon request. Which likely means they’re worth their weight in gold.
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