Effortless Style Blog http://blog.effortless-style.com Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:47:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 Tour of Terrain http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/08/tour-of-terrain/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/08/tour-of-terrain/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:30:13 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10645 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://After our weekend outing to Elephant’s Flea we popped over to Terrain. Terrain is a garden center at it’s core, but really it’s so much more! Along with a variety of plants this shop is filled with home goods for … Continue reading ]]> After our weekend outing to Elephant’s Flea we popped over to Terrain. Terrain is a garden center at it’s core, but really it’s so much more! Along with a variety of plants this shop is filled with home goods for your house and yard.

I have wanted to go for years now! I was so happy to finally be able to step through their doors and my what a door it was:

terrainOnce you walk through the doors you are met with an assortment of plants and pots along with twinkly lights!

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terrainThe shop is filled with one beautiful vignette after another. This one was full of goodies for a dinner al fresco. Lots of pretty tablecloths, napkins and plates.

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terrainPlants, plants and more plants:

terrainThey provide custom centerpieces for purchase along with exterior landscaping design services.

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terrainJust a little piece of their bath section:

terrainThe best part is that they also have a cafe. They have additional outdoor seating as well, but we were there on a busy Saturday so we ate right by the cafe.

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The bread for the table came baked in a pot! So cute!

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It was quite the shopping experience. I loved every section of the shop. We spent about 3 hours and everyone enjoyed it. The boys loved all of the plants and the big outdoor area, I was in design heaven and took an embarrassing amount of photos and the gardener in Jon was happy picking up new plants to bring home.

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Scenes from my weekend… http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/08/scenes-from-my-weekend-102/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/08/scenes-from-my-weekend-102/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:09:20 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10619 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://This weekend was jam packed and I’m not ready for it to be Monday. On Saturday we headed to Yankee Stadium. If you know Jon and I even a little you know this is completely laughable because we are not … Continue reading ]]> This weekend was jam packed and I’m not ready for it to be Monday.

On Saturday we headed to Yankee Stadium. If you know Jon and I even a little you know this is completely laughable because we are not sports fans at all. We had all gifted my Dad tickets to a soccer game though and we were off for a day at the stadium!

Asher is doing this thing now where he starts acting really bashful and then closes his eyes. It’s adorable, but clearly it didn’t help me when I was trying to snap this picture.

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Selfie at the stadium:

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The stands and field:

IMG_4745Everyone had a nice time and the boys actually behaved for most of it which was wonderful.

On Sunday we woke up super early! I mean 5:45am early! We were out the door by 6:45am and headed to Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market! I have always wanted to go, but it’s in CT we have never been. Last week I checked out how far it was and it was only about 1hr and 30 mins away so off we went!

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Clearly I was excited!

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Ah! It’s just like Flea Market Flip! Maybe we’ll bump into Lara Spencer:

IMG_4829There were rows upon rows of vendors which was great! Jon emptied out his truck and even bought straps in case we needed to use the roof. Here are some of the things we saw.

Lots of army chests/trunks:

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This guy had really cool salvaged mantles and other items, but he was super pricey!

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Kind of regretting not picking these cups up. They reminded me of Oh Joy’s line for Target.

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Loved these chairs, but they were already sold.

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Obsessed with these orange wooden ammo boxes from WW1. My sister actually picked up those 4.

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I thought this cubbie situation would be cool for my sister’s new apt, but they didn’t love it. So it stayed behind.

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Loved these chairs, but had no need for them.

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Letters galore!

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Loved these cute caned bar stools, but they were too short for my kitchen island.

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Lots of pretty pink, blue and green glass dishes:

IMG_4783We stopped at one of the food trucks and picked up some mini cinnamon/sugar donuts!

IMG_4796Rugs, rugs and more rugs!

IMG_4813My treasures! So, I was hoping to go home with a ton of furniture, but sadly it just wasn’t there. We got their at 8am so maybe a lot of the furniture was already gone? I don’t know. Jon and I were both talking that if we had been on Flea Market Flip that day we wouldn’t have found our 3 items to flip.

IMG_4814Overall the trip was really fun and the boys behaved. We told Hudson we were treasure hunting and he was into it because a lot of the booths had toys. He actually made a couple of purchases himself and even haggled! Proud mom! It was so hot and we were all melting by the end so we ended up leaving around noon.

I made one more pit stop in CT that was amazing! I will share that tomorrow!

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Friday Finds… http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/friday-finds-78/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/friday-finds-78/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:30:10 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10615 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://{Image via My Domaine} -I adore Caitlin Wilson. We became friends years ago! I mean way back when she only had one kid and now she has 3! We share a mutual love for coral and navy, which is what … Continue reading ]]> caitlinwilson
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-I adore Caitlin Wilson. We became friends years ago! I mean way back when she only had one kid and now she has 3! We share a mutual love for coral and navy, which is what started out friendship and of course adore some good color and pattern! Neutrals be banished! Along with her design clients and successful line of fabrics, pillows, furniture, rugs and wallpaper she recently had her own featured on My Domaine. Head over and check it out.

-Have you heard about Periscope? It’s a new app/social media medium and everyone was talking about it at the blogging conference I was recently at. Now I’m just starting to play around with SnapChat and I’ve literally had to have my sister give me numerous tutorials and I still don’t fully get it. So, the thought of having to learn something new is exhausting, but people are all a buzz about it and how addictive it can be. The app lets you do live video feed so your friends, followers, etc can hear you, see you and then ask you questions while you are live and you can respond right away. Hmmm. Any interest in this? Should I start an account?

-I have no idea what I would do with this Chippendale screen door insert, but I feel like I should pick one up and try and create some sort of project with it. Maybe a table of some sort? Hmm the wheels are turning.

-Obsessed with this cluttered gallery wall. Lately it feels like everyone has a gallery wall so I love seeing this little twist to it. Great inspiration!

-Guys, I was all set to get Hudson a beautiful day bed and then he went to Ikea and saw this! Ah I swear it’s the canopy thing that’s making him love it, but now he keeps asking about his big boy bed aka this pretty large and ugly piece! He is so excited though so now I need to brainstorm some ideas for how to make it less ugly! Has anyone seen any good IKEA Hacks on this piece.

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Treat Yo Self: ESale Rugs http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/treat-yo-self-esale-rugs/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/treat-yo-self-esale-rugs/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:32:54 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10610 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://Ah Thursday. My favorite day of the week, because I get to blog about what amazing find I would love to treat myself to! Wouldn’t it be nice if they just started magically appearing on my doorstep? (Wink, wink companies, … Continue reading ]]> Ah Thursday. My favorite day of the week, because I get to blog about what amazing find I would love to treat myself to! Wouldn’t it be nice if they just started magically appearing on my doorstep? (Wink, wink companies, product reviews are always welcomed.)

Today’s must have is a new find from a favorite shop of mine. I love ESale Rugs, because they offer a great variety of price points in the popular styles everyone these days seems to love. They have a massive amount of Persian, Oriental and Kilim rugs along with more contemporary styles like greek key borders. They carry authentic/vintage rugs and also mass produced rugs in the popular styles, but more affordable price points. They also are constantly having sales and offer free shipping and free returns!!! The free returns is a huge deal. Have you ever tired returning a rug? The price can be crazy!!! Most times I just end up keeping the rug that didn’t work, because shipping can be around $70!

They just came out with a new collection, Malmo and I’m smitten!

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The first rug looks like it would work perfectly in my space. Hmmmmm. Perhaps I should treat myself?

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Glass Slipper Chairs http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/glass-slipper-chairs/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/glass-slipper-chairs/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:44:13 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10604 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://If you have been reading this blog for even a little bit then you must know that I love having a little touch of lucite in my home. If you are long time reader then you know that Jon doesn’t … Continue reading ]]> If you have been reading this blog for even a little bit then you must know that I love having a little touch of lucite in my home. If you are long time reader then you know that Jon doesn’t share the same sentiment and it’s hard to sneak in lucite. He is okay with lucite trays, but doesn’t really get any lucite furniture. So one must get crafty when trying to convince the man that it’s a good idea. I think this new chair from World Market is a perfect marriage of the clean lines Jon likes and the pattern and lucite I like. The Randan Chair is a slipper chair,which means it’s seat is closer to the ground than a traditional chair. It’s available in a ton of patterns and colors. Plus they have versions in a variety of fabrics like textured linen, linen, micro fiber and velvet!

Here are some of my favorite styles:

Randen Chair in Candid Moment:
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Randen Chair in Charcoal Safari:
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Randen Chair in Linen Coral:
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I want Kandy http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/i-want-kandy/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/i-want-kandy/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:30:56 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10597 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://{Interior Design by Andrew Howard Interior Design} Isn’t that wallpaper swoon worthy?! Oh my! It’s everything I love. Pops of bold pattern and a unique pattern that gives off a bit of a boho chic vibe. I was lucky enough … Continue reading ]]> Bedroom-Wallpaper.-Kid-Bedroom-wallpaper-ideas.-Wallpaper-is-the-Tears-from-Paradise-from-Urban-Wallcovering.-Wallpaper-Wallcovering-TearsfromParadise-
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Isn’t that wallpaper swoon worthy?! Oh my! It’s everything I love. Pops of bold pattern and a unique pattern that gives off a bit of a boho chic vibe.

I was lucky enough to find the vendor information today and I had to share. It’s Kandy Tears from Paradise by Elitis.It is available in 4 different colorways and one is prettier than the next.

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I must say the pink colorway is my personal favorite, but that black also looks amazing. Ah! I truly love them all. Now I just need a daring enough client to want to take the plunge with me.

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Scenes from my weekend… http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/scenes-from-my-weekend-101/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/scenes-from-my-weekend-101/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:30:34 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10585 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://I got a jump start on my weekend this past week, because my sister had off Friday and we decided to go look at wedding venues. Off we went with our parents in tow and we viewed 7 places!!! Houston … Continue reading ]]> I got a jump start on my weekend this past week, because my sister had off Friday and we decided to go look at wedding venues. Off we went with our parents in tow and we viewed 7 places!!!

Houston Hall was our first stop. It’s a beer hall in Manhattan and had that rustic unique vibe my sister was looking for.

You can swap out the picnic benches for more traditional yet rustic chairs and string the rafters with twinkle lights.

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Houston Beer HallWe then headed over to Brooklyn and started out at an art gallery space that also rents its space out for events.The Invisible Dog was a diamond in the rough and really quite a raw space, but it was rustic and unique and also had an amazing outside garden that could be used for cocktail hour. I couldn’t get over the fact that they only had two bathrooms so in my eyes it was out.

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Afterwards we went to 26 Bridge, which looked amazing in photos, but sadly was a bit blah in person. We also went to The 1896, which was mainly a set where you could do photo shoots and film. It really wasn’t suited for a wedding so again it was out.

Metropolitan Building was a super cool looking space and looked amazing for photos, but I must say the booker there was pretty rude and indifferent and no one really felt like they wanted to host a wedding.

There were cool little spaces everywhere for pretty photos, but again I wasn’t feeling it for a wedding.

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Of course at this point of the day with only 2 places left my phone decided it was at photo capacity and I couldn’t take any more photos. We also looked at Greenpoint loft, which was my absolute favorite. They had me at hello. I would have signed on the dotted line right away if it was my wedding. Our last stop was the Knockdown Center, which was an amazing space, but it was massive in size, but the center is more interested in being a community arts center instead of booking weddings so they weren’t that interested in us. Overall it was a fun day and I was happy to take photos and share it with you guys.

On Saturday we had a bad day. Turns out that Hudson has an allergy to penicillin. At least that is what they think he might have. My poor little man has been dealing with hives since Thursday. We to the Doctor’s that day and got put on steroids, but on Saturday he was much worse and his entire face was swollen. We went from urgent care that morning directly to the emergency room because the Doctor was worried his throat might close up.

Hudson was a brave little guy and he dealt really well with all of the tests and Doctors/Nurses.

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On Sunday Hudson was feeling much better so he went off with Jon to test out our new Sunfish:

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While they were off doing that I went out with my sister search for some items for her new apt. She didn’t find anything at the first stop, but I left with a quite a haul:

An orange lamp, ginger jar, lucite ice bucket and a glass vase with a pin stripe detailing around it. I was in heaven.

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Friday Finds… http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/friday-finds-77/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/friday-finds-77/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:30:32 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10582 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://{Image via Lonny/Photographed by Laure Joliet} -Loving this little girls room that designer Nicole Hollis recently had featured in Lonny. Love the cherry yellow, the whimsey of the pom pom trim on the roman shades and the use of the … Continue reading ]]> lonnybedroom
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-Loving this little girls room that designer Nicole Hollis recently had featured in Lonny. Love the cherry yellow, the whimsey of the pom pom trim on the roman shades and the use of the light blue on the ceiling! Ah! So perfect.

-Urban Outfitters has really stepped up their pillow game. I think this one is in the running for my favorite! I also really like these tassled pillows  along with this massive lumbar pillow.

-Smitten with this chic scone design. I’m working on a couple of bedrooms that require wall sconces for the bedrooms and I think this might be a front runner.

-Back in college I used to work at Nordstrom and always remember what a huge deal their anniversary sale was. Customers and sales people planned their summer vacations around it. I’ve been trying to stay away and not shop, but I just took a peek online and wow oh wow so many things I want. I’m going to have to pop in this weekend and try some stuff on.

-I love a good tassel and I think this double pom pom tassel needs to make it’s way to my handbag.

 

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Treat Yo Self: Marty Mason Home http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/treat-yo-self-marty-mason-home/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/treat-yo-self-marty-mason-home/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:41:25 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10563 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://During my travels in Atlanta I got to do a little window shopping and I was immediately drawn to the logo outside of Marty Mason Collection.Marty ventured into interior design by opening up high end consignment store in Atlanta called … Continue reading ]]> During my travels in Atlanta I got to do a little window shopping and I was immediately drawn to the logo outside of Marty Mason Collection.Marty ventured into interior design by opening up high end consignment store in Atlanta called Savvy Snoot.The shops helped customers see how well pieces from different eras looked together and people got hooked on the collected look that we all try to achieve in our home. The Marty Mason Collection was born due to this and it’s a one stop shop where you can purchase new pieces that have been designed by Marty inspired from a variety of eras. They even a design bar where you can speak with your own mixologist and bring them your design questions and they can help you pick out pieces for your space.

I loved the shop. It was full of amazing furniture pieces in a great price point. Is it IKEA pricing? No way, but in the design world I found it pretty doable with a common price point being $1,600 for a sofa. You can find more expensive options at traditional retailers and here you get a custom design experience.

I’m a fan and now wish there was a showroom in NY!

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Amazing, right? I know I love color and pattern, but this shop that is mainly filled with neutral pieces just spoke to me. I loved all of the lines of the furniture and who can hate a metallic linen sofa!!! I was obsessed with it. Plus they have a ton of fabric options so if you are color happy like me you can make it happen. The best part of my shop experience is that I actually saw Marty in action helping customers out. It was refreshing to see him walking around and so excited about design. He now has 3 locations and a design firm and locations of the consignment shops so I really didn’t think he would still work the shop floor. It made me like the shop even more.

 

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World Market Finds http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/world-market-finds/ http://blog.effortless-style.com/2015/07/world-market-finds/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:30:49 +0000 http://blog.effortless-style.com/?p=10549 Continue reading " rel="nofollow">http://Whenever I’m traveling in the U.S. I’m always on the look out for shops that I love online, but aren’t lucky enough to have a brick and mortar in my state to visit. My favorite find is always World Market.When … Continue reading ]]> Whenever I’m traveling in the U.S. I’m always on the look out for shops that I love online, but aren’t lucky enough to have a brick and mortar in my state to visit. My favorite find is always World Market.When we were in Atlanta we walked over to a supermarket to pick up milk for Ash and voila in the same shopping center was World Market!

Woo-hoo! The best part is that since it’s full of home goods, snacks, toys, etc everyone in my brood has something to do in the shop.

I thought these accent chairs would work so well in small spaces:
world marketI love to pick up scarves on vacation. They are typically inexpensive, easy to pack and I’m reminded of my trip everytime I wear it.
world marketSuch a pretty array of shower curtains.I recently went bold with my shower curtain and I love it.
world marketI loved these chain of elephants. I have one in Hudson’s room and he loves it.
world marketThis weekender bag was calling my name. I wanted to pick it up so badly, but it was $50 and I didn’t really need it so I left it. Ah!
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world marketRugs upon rugs. Not only do they carry mass produced rugs, but they also carry one of a kind finds as well.
world marketI’m on the hunt for a big boy bed for Hudson. He is in love with his crib and doesn’t want a new bed, but the time has come. Love a daybed option that would work as a sofa as well.
world marketThey have a really amazing lighting department. Their hanging lights are particularly drool worthy.

world marketI love these quilts they remind me of sets I use to see at Anthropologie.
world marketThey had amazing dining chair options as well. This prettywing back option complete with nailhead trim was a favorite of mine.

world marketThis chair had my heart skipping a beat as well. I love a good paisley and this one was perfection. Dining chair or desk chair it will work in both settings.

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I took way more photos, but I just had to share some of my favorites with you! Hopefully I will get a World Market in NY soon!

 

 

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