Sunday
Feb232014

Palm Springs Desert Daydreaming

Pretty much every February I get the itch to travel. The joy of the holidays is long gone, the excitement of the new year is waning, and Spring is still a bit too far off for my liking. Where in the world would I go if I could go anywhere??

Palm Springs.

No doubt about it.

 If you'll remember, I blogged a bit about the beginning of our honeymoon {@here} which was spent at The Parker. I've also stayed at a few other spots in both Palm Springs and Palm Desert, but there's something about The Parker that makes my heart pitter patter. The vibe is just right for me.

I'd bask in the desert sun in the morning, maybe spa in the afternoon, and wrap up my days by perusing the best MCM shops around and cooling down with a spicy margarita. Perfection.

  

Unfortunately, I'll be continuing to daydream for a while. No travel plans for us : (

Let's indulge ourselves- where would you travel to if you could go anywhere in the world?

 

Thursday
Feb202014

The Future is Exciting

There are so many {fantastic} happenings buzzing around in my little life right now, I thought you nice people should be informed about some things. Where to begin...

On the professional front, Rare & Worthy has grown a little too big for her britches! Between managing 4 retail channels in addition to working on our own direct retail site, we've decided we needed a new home. That's right people, we have a LEGIT office, warehouse space and photo studio now. We were introduced to the most amazing people at PoshBrands a few months ago, and we've decided to date for a bit <3

If you're a new mom {or about to become one} chances are you've heard about PoshTots before. They sell the "most extraordinary children's furnishings in the world," and let me just say, I'm ready to relive my childhood over here. I'm not {quite} in the lifestage to be concerning myself with things like gliders and princess cribs, but I respect the business they have grown and the relationships they have built with so many amazing manufacturers.

Because of these relationships, they've also created a luxury living brand called PoshLiving.

This is where I come in.

I've signed on board to help revamp the product offering, site and marketing plan for PL, as well as keeping up my day job here at R&W. We've got BIG plans for these two brands. We'll be working on product development and exclusives with our manufacturers and we've got A LOT of other tricks up our sleeves too! 

I feel so fortunate to become a part of the PoshBrands family and I am looking forward to what the future has in store for us all!

***It feels shiny and bright***

I'll unfold a bit more about some exciting things next week! Happy Friday/Saturday/Sunday friends! xx

Tuesday
Feb182014

Multi-Purpose with a Purpose

As more and more people are warming up to the idea of open-concept living, multi-purpose rooms seem to be common fixtures on design blogs and in glossy mags these days. From tiny city apartments, to sprawling country estates, I think there's something appealing in the idea for about every type of dwelling.

I've got to say, the concept makes sense in theory {who needs an entire room dedicated to formal dining anymore?} but the key to success is scalable furniture and a room configuration that lends itself to usability. When it works, it works...

A unified palette really helps too. Interested in getting the look in your own space? Check out these key pieces... 

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Sunday
Feb162014

The Right Amount of Excess in Madrid 

My interest was peeked once I spotted the dining room above. The space is in Madrid, and was designed by Leticia Martinez.

The mix of retro, graphic cool with luxe modernism is simply too good to be ignored. And it is no surprise to me that the rest of the home is also {just that good.}  I love the color palette and the justaposition of modern lines with glamorous textures. Mirrored, metallics, chrome, brass, fur...it all works to just the right amount of excess in my book. I still have yet to tire of looking at it. Good things happening here! xx   

Tuesday
Feb112014

Tumbling Block Floors

Earlier today I was reminded how much I am in {LOVE} with the tumbling block pattern after I rediscovered this beauty from KWID...

So bold, yet so chic in this tone on tone style with the wood finish peaking through. If you remember, I painted a dresser in this pattern @here, but I'm thinking a tumbling block floor is in my nearest of near futures...