A home with clean Scandinavian design but with personal touches life and travels

Scandinavian decor is a look I seldom dislike, as it follows one of my major decorating mantras, which is to keep your possessions edits to things that are functional and beautiful, and/or sentimental. I thought this home blended my whole decorating philosophy beautifully!What do you think?via Skona Hem

Gorgeous Goddess

I'm going off on a tangent here and sharing a love of mine - goddess style dresses. They work with your body's natural shape and look so much more comfortable than corsets and boning and hoops. And they are oh so effortlessly gorgeous.via Bottega Venetavia Samuelle Couture

Another great giveaway! Country Color by Judith Miller

I have another great giveaway for you guys this week. The book, Country Color is chock full of many GORGEOUS color photos. The style is country, but with a provincial quality too. I think I'll let the photos speak for themselves. How do you get your hands on this beauty? Just leave a comment...

A very elegant house tour for you on this Friday

I haven't posted a house tour in awhile, which I always enjoy, and I hope you do as well. This is the DC town home of furniture designer and decorator Darryl Carter, whose motto is "less is more." As opposed to accumulating "stuff" as years go by, the contents of the home have been cut in half over the...

And the winner of “Good, Better, Best” is…

Parisa Mahmoudi! Congratulations Parisa! Please email me at [email protected] with your shipping address, and I'll get that off to you ASAP!Thanks for joining everyone - I'll have a new book giveaway for you next week, so you'll have another chance to win!

A new and unique concept for candles!

I was given a really unique sample of candles, and their scents are based on the color palette of your room! Over a week I tested each of them and one thing I definitely noticed was how nuanced they are. I am no scent connoisseur, but they are all complex and not too strong, or too weak....

A fabulous, fashion inspired interior designer

I discovered Nicole Hollis in Metropolitan Home's November issue. I really liked what I saw and looked her up online to find more pictures to share with you guys. What do you think?Isn't this staircase just beautiful?One thing I picked up on right away was how versatile her work is.via Nicole Hollis

Vintage Bookshelf from Munkii

I think this bookcase is so beautiful. And what a wonderful answer to those of us who like the organic lines of vintage style but also the clean design that modern furnishings provide. What do you think? I found out via Design Milk that the price isn't actually jaw-dropping. If you live in LA, you'll pay 2,099 USD + freight....

A glamorous, exotic retreat

I'm going to Morocco in January, and I couldn't be more excited. I've wanted to go ever since the first time I ate at a Moroccan restaurant in NYC. I saw a beautiful ad for this hotel in Marrakech, called "La Mamounia" in House Beautiful, and I decided to see if there were more pics online. Granted, I have...

Really pretty jewelry, shoes, and sweaters on sale at ideeli – I have your membership code

I try not to post unrelated (non-home decorating) pictures, but ideeli has some really great sales going on, and with the holidays coming soon I thought I'd share! First, if you aren't a member use this link and sign up for free. These are my favorite from a few of the sales: Olia jewelry Apepazza shoes 2b. Rych Verigo Paris sweaters Here's the link again!