Cottage Love #55

Although, I am pretty sure Minnie Driver’s Los Angeles home is far from a cottage, it is however a 1940’s ranch style.  The approachable rooms and romantic prints make it feel every bit like one. Minnie Driver brought in fellow Brit, Peter Dunham to help her with the interior design. The results are a carefree, kid friendly home with bohemian touches and an exotic mix of textiles and fabrics. All images via Elle Decor, April 2017. 

Here are some items to bring this look to your own home:





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2015 Oscar Awards Red Carpet

Happy Monday! Did you have a chance to catch the Oscar’s last night? I watched the first half but couldn’t stay awake for the ending. Here are my thoughts on the red carpet fashion.  Nothing blew me away but there were of course a number of beautiful moments. Neutral gowns were a top choice. Some I loved, some not so much.

Here are my picks!


Lupita Nyong’o custom made pearl dress by Calvin Klein was a sophisticated stunner! Not many women could pull this look off. Lupita was radiant in this beauty, it was created using 6,000 pearls. Lupita is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s fashion icons. I adore her style.

Sienna Miller is gorgeous!! She would look smashing in a paper bag but I also loved the Oscar de la Renta dress she wore. Again, the intricate cut out details did not compete with her hair or jewelry.
Rosamund Pike’s Givenchy dress was a wonderful choice for her. I am usually not a “red person” but her minimal hair and jewelry selections were the right ones. The fit and intricate details are so flattering.
I am not loving Jennifer Lopez’s eye make up but she looks stunning in this ultra feminine beaded Ellie Saab creation. (Ellie Saab is one of my favorite designers.)
I’ve read some mixed opinions on Gwyneth’s dress but I think she looks beautiful in this pale pink silk Ralph + Russo Couture dress. The lines only enhance her statuesque figure and her hair, makeup and earrings compliment the look beautifully.
P.S. the flower doesn’t bother me at all, I love the dimension it adds to the look.
Meryl Streep is hands down one of my favorite actresses. She made the right choice with this very flattering Lanvin skirt suit.
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s classic black tux was the perfect choice in my book. I am partial to a man in a black tux!

Jennifer Aniston has worn some of my favorite looks over the years. She did not disappoint this year in a sexy, beaded, nude Versace dress. The more I see this dress the more I like it!
Cate is a classic Classic Beauty and honestly doesn’t seem to age! The Tiffany and Co. turquoise necklace was the perfect addition to this chic, understated dress.  Designer: Maison Margiela

LEAST FAVORITE: I know most design is subjective but here are my least favorite designs.
Lady Gaga’s dress was not my favorite. I think maybe the exposed tattoos and red gloves put the look over the top. She did however sound amazing singing the Sound of Music Tribute!

Again, why? Blanca Blanco’s dress was just not a good look! 
Chloe Moretz is adorable and only eighteen. I just thought this dress had too much material! 

Design Crush – Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad = actress, fashion designer and blogger’s home was featured in InStyle magazine a while back. I love the carefree mix of color, texture and vintage finds. And THAT BAR??? To die for! I am in the process of styling my own bar area, don’t think vintage glassware with gilded details won’t be part of the mix. Lauren is best known for her role in the show, The Hills (2006-2010). She also pens a blog full of beauty, fashion and decor tips. Lauren designs a very chic fashion line, Paper-Crown as well. She’s a busy girl….

 Here is a peek inside Lauren’s design offices. images via.

Rachel Zoe at home

I haven’t posted a swanky interior lately. So today I’m sharing this stylish ladies chic abode.
Enjoy! I’m off on another adventure…I’ll be sure to share a post on Thursday! xo
I am LOVING this kitchen and large built in window seat. I am also obsessed with Milo Baughman dining (images below) chairs right now. I’d love a brass set someday when I actually have a dining room!!

I knew her closet wouldn’t disappoint.

Ski house chic

My apologies for the thematic posts this week. I guess I just needed a bit of escapism.

I’m in no way a super outdoorsy girl. Don’t be mistaken, I’m far from a priss but I am not a camper by nature. I’d rather sleep in a cozy bed and have running water than on the ground without a water supply in sight. I will also probably never own a ski home that comes close to any of these….I do however love the idea of rustic and raw influences paired with moments of glamour! Have a wonderful weekend!! (these are samples of different homes)