I have a coupon code for you for adorable decor and accessories from Delight.com!


If you haven’t checked out Delight.com you should head over if you’re in the market for cute, modern home decor and accessories. They sent me an email the other day with a promotion:

“Use code ALittleBribe to trigger a 10% discount on any order of $50 or more! And if your order is $100 or more you automatically get free Continental US ground shipping.”

Here are some of my current favs. on the site –

Pantone storage containers – $24.50/ea
Silver Honey Bee honey pot – $42.50
Paper pot – $38.50
Cheese Knife set (I got these for my sister for xmas!) – $22.50

Probably my favorite item is the Koi pitcher – I’d love two in colbalt or light blue: $42.50/ea
Self-watering plant pot: $14.50
Silicone drying mat: $18.50

These Pomaireware pigs are so cute! Handcrafted in Pomaire, Chile
Salt pig: $24.50
Salsa dish: $22.5o
Salt & pepper shakers: $19.50

See anything you like here or at delight?

Gorgeous dresses and tops on sale at ideeli!


I had to share this ideeli sale going on. If you don’t know ideeli, they’re a member-only designer discount shopping site. I’m a member of many and they are by far one of my favs. If you want to get in on the deals though you have to click here, which will activate my invitation for your free membership! Happy closet decorating!

I just bought the first white top with the rosette on the shoulder!

Voom by Joy Han sale

Some cute stuff from the Italian Designer sale featuring See by Chloe

Reader Question: Decorating a Tudor dining room?


Laura emailed me one of my most challenging questions to date when she wrote

“Any ideas about redecorating a dining room in an English Tudor home? My husband is an architect & engineer and thank goodness, a very handy man! We mostly do everything ourselves. We agree it is important to stay with the style of our home. Any ideas for a dining room?”

Everything I “know” from the Tudors comes from Philippa Gregory novels and Showtime’s program. “Tudor style” does conjure images in my head of dark, decorative half-timbering, lush colors and fabrics, and lots of texture. I found an article by Meghan Carter on Ask the Decorator who toured Stan Hywet Hall, one of the best examples of Tudor architecture in America.

She writes, “Wood paneling, wood doors, wood furniture and wood beams on the ceiling were just a few of the more prominent uses of wood in the home, and Gilles confirmed that those uses of were common in most Tudor homes. In addition to wood, stone was used frequently as flooring and hearths and white plaster was used on the walls and ceilings.”

A beautiful example of a tudor exterior.
via Southern Accents

For me, I also think of dark woods, very saturated colors and plush fabrics.

This dining set is from Pottery Barn, and it isn’t “tudor,” but the top table’s legs remind me of the timbering used on exteriors.
via Pottery Barn

The two images above Met home created using Showtime’s “The Tudors” as an inspiration. See the whole gallery here.
via Metropolitan Home

The four images below are all from a Tudor revival, so if you don’t want to go for the traditional, dark wood, dark walls, etc., this revival might give you some ideas for combining Tudor style with a lighter, airier look.

See the whole revival and read about it here.
via House Trends

via Home Trimmings

Mixing your finishes and materials ads to the rich and sumptuous environment

I’ve always really liked this house from Country Living, and I think it’s a good example of “modernizing” Tudor style. The furniture is visually and physically heavy and dark, but the decor is contrasting and the room is sparse and minimal. See the whole renovation here.
via Country Living

via Apartment Therapy

The article continues with some other good points:

“The use of tapestries, rugs and drapes soften the look of the hearty wood and stone giving Tudor homes an inviting, cozy feel you would not expect. In addition to fabric, Tudor homes incorporated numerous symbols, which also helped to give the interiors a softer more pleasant appeal.

Common symbols used in Tudor homes were the Tudor rose, the thistle, the Fleur-de-lis and the linen fold, as Gilles informed me. Those symbols would be found carved into the wood moldings and furniture, woven into tapestries and rugs and featured in stained glass. Another element featured often in Tudor homes that is easy to spot is the Tudor arch, which was used on both windows and doors.

The combination of stone, wood, white plaster, tapestries, rugs, symbols and the Tudor arch give Tudor homes a distinct feel that is part storybook….”
Read the whole article here

If anyone knows of any books or websites to steer Laura towards please leave a comment below or email me and I’ll send them her way!

Get the best vintage finds and use them well!


I think vintage is one of those styles that is more easily said than done. It really takes an eye capable of imagining a certain item in your home to tell whether or not it’s a good fit, and I’m sure one gets better with practice! I found these tips particularly clever.

Be selective. Collecting should be about quality, not quantity. Remember to keep your collection fluid, not set in concrete. If better examples are found, sell off the poorer ones.

Question yourself. Do you love it? Is it a good example of its type? How rare is this particular one? Is it by a notable maker/designer? Is it in good, original condition?

tips and images via Home Life

A vintage window makes a stylish substitute for a transom in the passageway between the entry hall and the living room. Old windows are easily found and can be used to add architecture where it might be missing, or even to serve as affordable art.

The homeowner’s favorite find is this bedroom door, which they mounted on a track like a barn door. The decal touts Dr. Swett’s Early American Root Beer.

When a beloved vintage sign fell off the homeowners’ truck and shattered on the highway, they had a quick-witted cabinetmaker turn the fragments into a backsplash.

tips and images via BHG

We’re in Morocco this week! -Some Moroccan eye candy!


I could not be more excited to be leaving for Morocco tomorrow – I’m writing this on Saturday – you’ll be reading this, hopefully, on Monday. I’m trying to write this week’s posts ahead of time as I’m not bringing my laptop to Morocco as we’ll be traveling back and forth from Marrakech, Fes, and Essaouira, and lugging it around will be a challenge. I’m hoping that I will be able to publish these posts from computers in our hostels and hotels so as not to leave everyone neglected for the week.

via NiKreationS

via Just Morocco

via DarInteriors

via Anja Cronenberg on Flickr