inspiration on a Sunday

Staying cozy inside after a Halloween nor’easter. It’s such a strange shift, the snow clinging to the trees which still have their leaves. I couldn’t decide on a particular theme, so here are some things that make me feel warm and lovely; hope you enjoy.

Two Seasons by Galway Kinnell

I

The stars were wild that summer evening
As on the low lake shore stood you and I
And every time I caught your flashing eye
Or heard your voice discourse on anything
It seemed a star went burning down the sky.

I looked into your heart that dying summer
And found your silent woman’s heart grown wild
Whereupon you turned to me and smiled
Saying you felt afraid but that you were
Weary of being mute and undefiled

II

I spoke to you that last winter morning
Watching the wind smoke snow across the ice
Told of how the beauty of your spirit, flesh,
And smile had made day break at night and spring
Burst beauty in the wasting winter’s place.

You did not answer when I spoke, but stood
As if that wistful part of you, your sorrow,
Were blown about in fitful winds below;
Your eyes replied your worn heart wished it could
Again be white and silent as the snow.

 

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inspiring onscreen spaces

Movies and TV are often more than just characters and storylines. There’s more going on than what’s being said and done. I’m obviously really into fashion, beauty and styling, and that’s not just with costumes and makeup – it goes for the sets, too. Here are some inspiring onscreen interiors that are worth a closer look.


Above and below: In the movie Match Point, Nola (played by Scarlett Johansson) has a romantic little studio. I just love the arrangement of photos, books and knicknacks on her shelf. It’s inspiring to see so much care put into a small space when most movie sets are expansive. Images via apartment therapy.


In the romantic comedy Because I Said So, I fell in love with Milly’s (Mandy Moore) boho-chic apartment. Image via Bandelle.


Carrie’s apartment on this little HBO show called Sex and the City. My favorite scenes are ones where Carrie is writing at her computer (a Mac laptop, of course, girl after my own heart!) or just hanging out. It really grounded the show and made her seem more “real.” This is a shot of Carrie’s bedroom, which changes over the show’s six season run. I like when sets adapt, just as in real life, things aren’t stagnant. Even in the same space, subtle shifts are always happening in a living space.


Another view of Carrie’s apartment. The leather chair she bought from Aidan is in the corner. I want to curl up in it!


For Sex and the City, the movie, Carrie’s apartment got a total overhaul when Carrie’s life did, painted in a punchy blue and done up with sleek, modern touches.


I like what they did with the space, but kind of like the SATC movie itself, it didn’t really feel Carrie-like anymore. Image via Bandelle.


The Humphrey’s awesome Brooklyn loft on Gossip Girl. It may not be quite as swank as the Waldorf’s posh Park Avenue pad, but I adore exposed brick.


In Love and other Disasters, I’m in love with Jacks’ (the late Brittany Murphy) romantic whitewashed flat.

Hope you enjoyed the spaces! Keep your eyes peeled when watching your favorites…inspiration is always right in front of you! xox

typetastic

Since I’m aching to do a classic, frilly, true “Glamour Junkie” post: Writing is my first true love. Nothing inspires such pure thought to me as the lovely, defined sight of a keyboard. I also have a lifelong affection for the color pink, and anything sweet and pretty, and vintage things, and so: Pure eye candy.

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In our technology-driven here and now, typewriters are rendered essentially useless. But for decoration, how nostalgic and cute would it be to have one of these?

blushing…

Pink is and has always been the color I’m somehow drawn to. Here, a scrapbook of eclectic use of the color pink in interior decorating. If there’s too much pink, it’s way too much like a child’s room and very un-chic. When used appropriately, the look is florid rather than saccharine; and we just love it.


Gennifer Goodman’s apartment


Canadian House & Home


Mrs. Me Bedtime Stories (don’t ask…?)


Betsey Johnson’s home

The best advice when decorating with pink is keep it simple. Use it as an accent, and stick with the same color family. Don’t mix fuchsia and real baby pink and expect it to carry a grown-up space. Also, try to keep everything else more mature and refined. Dark and lacquered woods add major drama, and nothing adds glamour like gold gilding…or paint.

interior inspiration

I’m so loving young, bohemian style. It’s all in working it in without it getting too granola or too clashy. Lots of rich, jewel-tones and textures for fabrics; from canvas to crushed velvet. I like the idea of wrought iron being mixed with Swarovski crystals, or the patina of time-worn wood with sleek brass or chrome. Lots and lots of candles, and stacks of books. Easy–almost anything you’re given or bring into your space can be adapted quite easily to the bohemian style of decorating, as long as you keep a few underlying elements consistent. Being young means you can be eclectic, and if you’re eclectic that means you can do anything. You don’t have to follow rules; because the non-matching is the sheer brilliance of it.

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