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Ring: If only I had more than ten fingers, I could continually and infinitely stack rings to my hearts content! Baubles on top of baubles! This adjustable ring features a druzy-like stone in organic shapes – the asymmetrical center stone is perfect for stacking! Put together the pastels for spring-time perfection, or add in the elegant metallic black version for a dose of nighttime sparkle. To purchase visit Bauble Bar, here/ Room: Can we talk about the interplay of the metallic silvers, golds, and soft pinks? Gentle, european yet industrial! Also, who doesn’t want crusty bread? Image found via Norwegian blog Designhund.

Ring: Have the flora and fauna of the wild been calling to you? Do you want to represent the animal kingdom in your everyday wear? This striking 14k Gold Plated House Of Harlow Antler Long Ring features a Cabochon Blue stone framed by an Antler inspired design. The ring has the glamour of the 1970’s with the excitement of an African safari! To purchase go here! / Room: The people at Horchow strike again with this Faux-Antler Chandelier, wool rug, and jewel toned teal sofa! The light streaming in also perfectly reflects off of the mirrored side tables (also don’t you just love how two small tables pushed side-by-side become one long coffee table?) Image found here.

Ring: Made in Italy by the famed Alexander McQueen design house this Swarovski crystal accented wrap design embellished with two skulls is both opulent, exuburent and yet macabre! To purchase, go here. / Room: Perhaps this skull wallpaper will be so wicked that it will war off your nightmares? The mix of luxury metals and dark wallpaper makes a lavish bedroom! The magnificent Skulls design reflects Barbara Hulanicki’s mischievous side. She says, “I love the almost shock element that you don’t instantly see the skull design unless you really look at the paper. She jokes, “This wallpaper would be particularly good in the guest loo!” To order a sample or to purchase, go here.

Star & Strips (Forever)

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Stars & Stripes is not only a nickname for the American Flag – it is also a brand of soft drinks, a ballet, the official newspaper of the United States Armed Forces, an album by The Beach Boys, and The National March of the United States of America composed by John Philip Sousa. When I was in high school, I would time my mornings to Sousa marches. The beat always kept me in perfect time. As most marches were only a few minutes long, usually around 5, I would know how to time my shower, teeth brushing, and driving, accordingly. Now, two step, double time, and let’s decorate our home with American flair via both alternating stars and stripes, sometimes each together.

Sixteen mirrored glass panes are skillfully cut, shaped and fitted by hand to create each of these stars. Framed in antiqued brass, the glass has a mottled gilded finish that lends warmth and opulence to the light-catching facets. From Pottery Barn, HERE.

A country style, English inspired, sky blue living room. Image via House to Home UK.

Gunmetal, gilt, and metallic colors make this room feel celestial. Barneby Gates is the brainchild of Vanessa Barneby, Vogue Living Editor and Alice Gates, graduate of London Art School and fashion textile designer.  Pooling their experience, Vanessa and Alice set up Barneby Gates in 2009. With a quintessentially English feel, their inaugral collection gives classical ideas a contemporary twist using subtle metallic finishes and a touch of irony. Image found HERE. 

A slightly more updated take on “your girly bedroom”. Bring classic linear pattern into your home with a striped chair cover in the latest coral shades. Continue the modern feel with a co-ordinating ribbon picture and keep the rest of the colours neutral. Using all natural materials such as woods, cottons, glass, and patinas, this room feels extremely rustic yet traditional. Image found HERE. 

Wary Meyers Decorative Arts, a redone and recreated Brooklyn, NY Brownstone. New paint colors with old world details. Image found HERE.

A tiny 969 sq ft carriage house is in Des Moines, Iowa. The Country Home team transformed it using renewable and recycled products. To see more of the eco friendly images of the home, here HERE.

Imported all the way from Sweden, this very cool wallpaper is perfect for any kids bedroom (or any room, for that matter). Product found HERE.

A mix of lilac, purple and white in layers of pattern create a look that’s fresh and exotic. A pretty block-print coverlet and paisley pillows draw the eye, while gold star patterned wallpaper on the ceiling adds whimsy. Image via Canadian House & Home, HERE.

 Moravian Glass Star Lamp, vases in a Cloche, black color schemes, almost a Victorian yet, Gothic vibe. The wallpaper is a bookshelf!

Create a striking backdrop in the hallway with a glamorous wallpaper such as this striped design! Image via House to Home UK, HERE.

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Tree: The iconic Joshua tree, the namesake of the California park, is actually a member of the lily family. Legend says that Mormon travelers named the tree after the biblical figure of Joshua. Image found HERE. / Room: Home of Maurizio Zucchi, from Ideat Magazine, June 2011. Image found HERE.

Tree: Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’). Image found HERE. / Room: Purple floral living room Oversized floral wallpaper can be teamed with simple, solid, and bold accents to create a balance. Mirror – Tesco Direct. Armchair – Sofa Workshop. Photograph by Dominic Blackmore. Image found HERE.

Tree: Meyer Lemon Tree (and recipes to use its fruits), found at Happelsauce, HERE. / Room: Amy Lau Design, Beach House Bridgehampton. An airy, midcentury, natural, citrusy, living room. Image found HERE.

 

Tree: ‘October Glory’ maple is a hybrid between the Red maple (Acer rubrum) and the Silver maple (Acer saccharinum). It is not as brittle as the silver maple, but has the rapid growth of the silver maple. Fall color rivals that of the red maple. The tree and image found via Lynn’s Garden in Arkansas, HERE.  / Room: Elegant Pre-war 2 bedroom apartment in boutique full service cooperative on a lovely tree-lined street.  170 East 78th Street #5F on Upper East Side, NYC. It can be yours for ONLY $1.25 million. Image found, HERE.

P.S. What are you doing for earth day this year? Any special traditions or recycling and water usage promises?

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