Dining Room Decorating Inspiration: COLOR!

I’ve been in my first house for almost two years now. Although I have many opinions, thoughts and ideas regarding decorating–I can’t seem to fixate on just one style or theme. My dining and living area is what you would call “open concept” (i.e. one large room). I really want to inject color, in some capacity, into the dining space since my furniture is dark and my walls are painted a very neutral color (Benjamin Moore – Edgecomb Gray).

One of my favorite design magazines is House Beautiful. It’s so much fun to flip through the glossy pages to gaze at amazingly decorated interiors. I came across these dining room spaces online, that have included color in curtain panels, art, paint and area rugs.

Which room is your favorite? What is your favorite dining room addition that has added color to YOUR space?

*All images from HouseBeautiful.com

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Put your best ‘wedge’ forward

There is something about wearing a great pair of shoes that can make a woman feel amazing. Your posture changes, you keep a smile on your face and you walk as if you can take on the world. Since summer is upon us, our shoe options are plentiful. With that said, my go-to shoe this season is the wedge.

Wedges can pretty much go with any ensemble and range from casual, to sky high, animal-print and even patent leather. Check these out and let me know what your favorites are. Which ones inspire you to purchase a pair?  How many pairs of wedges do you own?

1. dv by Dolce Vita “Jude” $89
2. Charlotte Olympia Cotton Leo Print Platform $1375
3. LAUREN Ralph Lauren “Rosalia” $49
4. dv by Dolce Vita”Shellie” $89
5. G by Guess “Divinci” $69
6. Stuart Weitzman “Corkswoon” $375
7. Jessica Simpson “Niki” $75
8. Old Navy Scarf Wedge $26
9. 7 For All Mankind “Kalistoga” $225
10. BCBGeneration “Jiorno” $90

Time for Spring Dresses!

We can all agree that the time change and more importantly, the weather change has made us a little more excited for this Spring. (Yay!) Now that we officially have Winter behind us, along with those thick sweaters and boots, it’s time to revamp the wardrobe to incorporate some fun dresses.

Personally, I love anything with a print, but color-blocking is also a new option. What do you look for in a dress for Spring? Maxi or short? Strapless or one-shouldered? Check out these Spring dress options and let me know what you think!

1. Forever 21, Asymmetrical Hem Dress $27.80

2. ISSA, Green False Wrap Printed Silk Jersey Maxi Dress $955.63

3. The Limited, Colorblock Tie Waist Dress $98

4. French Connection, Spring Moiree Maxi Dress $288

5. Theory, Jesmira Printed Linen Dress $295