30 July 2012

A Flare for Merchandising

I love how these shops have gone the extra whimsical mile in creating a fabulous first impression.
Drawing a potential customer into your world is no small feat.

Carina Baverstock Couture

 Creating drama and inspiration makes a customer curious about what other treasures are inside that they just cannot do without for another day!  Oh how I love that effect!

What Luxurious item awaits me just through this Paris Shop door......

And once inside continue building that world....showing ways of incorporating your shops vision and style into a customers life.  Wow, Chanel has such a fab boutique vib ... I want to see more.
Its like we've walked into the halls of versailles...swoon!

j'adore this shop window ....sooo much creative flare here! 
I just cant come up with words to explain how much I love this...so many layers...its wonderful!

Cos, Smythson and The Chelsea Flower Shop

Happy Monday.....welcoming a new week!

24 July 2012

So White, So Wonderful

Just wanted to share some lovely details of shabby chic decor.
If any of you have tried this style of decorating then you know it takes quite a bit more restraint than you might think.  I really adore the crisp clean palette of whites, creams, ocassional pastel pinks and blues, the aged patina on surfaces and the appreciation of all things vintage.
What I love most about this sweet little chair is the careful placement of the hand cross-stitched monogram on the muslin used to recover it.  J'adore!
And this bunny pillow...swoooon!  Perfect spot of whimsy.

Peony and Sage

This little chic nook has so many components that make it fab!
Love the 'Bliss' on the wall above the window...the lovely little tins, buckets and bins on the shelves, the pillows on the bench, and that pastel pink table is pure confection perfection!

La Petite Maison Blanche

I love finding these soaps in sweet little boutique shops....they are a luxe little treat for everyday.

Modern Country

No Shabby Chic decore is complete without a fabulous sparkling chandi....this is gorgeous!

Crush Cul de Sac

Details!  Love this pack of vintage papers wrapped with jute and a perfect pink rose.

A Cottage in the Woods

Some Pillow Adoration here....... Love everything about this!
This is a perfect place to hibernate with a good book.
The slipcover, muslin and linen pillows and that crocheted afghan...so snuggly!

More design details to purposefully incorporate...cream and white binding...LOVE.


Happy Tuesday Musings!

20 July 2012

Exceptional Hearths

Limestone Fireplaces bring so much architecture into the Home.
I love the herringbone detail inside the box.
Each shot brings tons of inspiration.  I'd love to incorporate some of these details in a fireplace renovation for our home. 
 Limestone and Marble in Bronze and Black... Stunning!
 Super Cozy!
 Wow! Black Limestone carvings.

10 July 2012

New Items Listed on our Etsy

Check out new listings on our Etsy Shop....Rococo Cat Studio.
 We have lots of fabulous finds to share!
Hop on over to etsy to shop 

Vintage Milk Glass Lamp

Johnson Brothers - Harvest Time

French Country Chic Tea Towel Set...Fab cross stitching skills! 

Harker Cake Plates.... Let them have cake!

Shabby Chic White Eyelet Napkin Set

Cottage Chic Linen Tea Towel Set

Happy Tuesday Musings!

08 July 2012

DIY inspiration

Have some old vintage frames lying around?
Turn them into lovely framed chalkboards like this

or...a dry erase board...use burlap backing with glass.

What a great use for silver trays....use as magnetic message boards!

Cant wait to make a set of these lovelies!  If you apply a little magnet on the back these would be perfect for the silver trays above. 

Happy Creating and Crafting!

07 July 2012

Some Saturday Morning Etsy Browsing......

I just LOVE Etsy.... I put together some of the wonderful items I found browsing around on there and just look.......so Adorable!  Its such a great storefront for artists everywhere.
Hope you enjoy some of my finds from Saturday Morning browsing. 
Links for each collection are in the caption below its group.

Shop the items...hop on over to my collection on Etsy......Whimsical Day

Shop the items in my treasury collection....,,Ocean Spray

Shop the items in my collection.......Counciously Vintage with Love

Is this not the cutest little village for Christmas! 
I'm so planning to try making some of these little joys....but if I'm not successful I'll be saving to purchase this lovely little set for the mantle.  The artist has inspired me to give it a try...we have a huge stash of vintage cards the would do just perfect for this....and I love anything to do with glitter application!  Hope your just as inspired to include these lovelies into your holiday decor.

visit Carla at ShesCrafty121 on Etsy to see her fab village collection

Happy Saturday Morning Etsy Shopping & Browsing!

Check out our shop on Etsy while your there.... Rococo Cat Studio

xoxo ande

05 July 2012

Neutral Palette

Decorative finishes on cabinets + natural tile floor + shiny black backsplash + stainless appliances = Kitchen Bliss!
I adore that black cabinet as well as those black and lucite stools.
Classically Gorgeous...swoooon.

via Georgiana Design
 Isnt this just the most glamorous little nook ever!  I love this artwork, that lucite desk chair and glossy finish on the desk.  Screams hollywood luxe to me!
 Adore this tabletop design!
 More lovely kitchen design...bravo!
via Heirloom Philosophy
 I love love love the thought put into both of these kitchens!  The backsplash tile over the stove set on diagonal brings your eye to this focal point of the kitchen.  The lighting ...so well placed! The countertops, made to withstand lots of work and look beautiful doing it! Even the stools are not ordinary.... no humdrum here!  Absolutely beautiful design work! 
via VentiCup

images via: Georgiana Design, Heirloom Philosophy, Tiffany Eastman Design, VentiCup, & Victoriador

As the weekend nears... Hope you all have happy designing & decorating projects!

01 July 2012

Summer Trends

I keep coming back to this eye catching trend... I just love the effect.  Pops of these fab neon colors against a neutral background is just so Yummy!  I adore this dress with its lovely nude lace ruffles and fluffs.

 BCBG Maxazria's Spring/Summer 2012 collection
a pop of vibrant Melon with taupe..... j et'aime!
 Love everything about this outfit....
bright Green blouse + leather Mint jacket + Glossy Tangerine clutch + snake skin trouser + Melon pumps =
Imma RockStar!
Ooh Lala this girls definitley a standout in this gorgeous getup!
 Love a nude pump....+ neon and its wayyy crush time!
images via: bcbgmaxaria, shoedazzle, pinterest

Happy Sunday Afternoon!