With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

The Places In The Home Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her guide features objects of affection with love and style in mind.  Presenting your loved one with just the right gift or gifts on Valentine’s Day sets the tone for a grand and stylish celebration of love.


C’est bon Porcelain Mug

Topping the With Love In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for him and her guide is a delectable one- a Valentine’s Day breakfast for two.  Start your Valentine’s Day off on a delicious note.


Breakfast In Bed Equals Love Valentines Day 


Cooking for Two Cookbook

CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker

CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker

Serve it with love and kate spade new york style.


Rose Park 8″ Plate kate spade new york

Not a breakfast person?  How about a noontime nosh picnic built for two packed in a heart shaped picnic basket.

heart-willow-picnic-basketPicnic Time ‘Heart’ Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for Two

Roses are red, pink, yellow, orange and lavender, but what does it all mean?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Red = romance


Scented Soap Petals

Pink = love and gratitude


Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover

Yellow = friendship, joy


Antique Square Hand Painted Rose Plate

Orange = desire, passion

Orange-Rose-flower-pinOrange Rose Floral Pin

Lavender = love at first sight


Lavender Rose Cake


This With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her gift guide is packed with a variety of options.  Options are good, and these pull back Cupid’s arrow and take aim at the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter.

For Her:


 valentine's day gift suggestions for him and her


 Candy Hearts Accent Pillow 


Rosé Chocolate Covered Strawberries 


Rose Gold Heart Appetizer Plate by Red Pomegranate


Jenna Rae Cakes


Sorbus Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display

valentine's day gift suggestions for him and her

Coshine 10pcs Rose Gold Unique Mermaid Makeup Brush Set Cosmetic Tools Kits


Michael Kors Sexy Ruby


Estee Lauder Holiday Nights ~ The Red Lip


Kiel James Patrick


All About Us: For the Two of You 

For Him:


Love by Philippe Hugonnard Photographic Print on Wrapped Canvas


Estarer Canvas Leather Laptop Briefcase  ♥   Nell Arts and Crafts Pottery Table Lamp      Color-block Silk Handkerchiefs     Versace Men’s Eros Eau de Toilette Spray   ♥  Lizard-Embossed Leather Passport Case  ♥  Bulova  Men’s Chronograph Precisionist Bracelet Watch    The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm, Sandalwood     Derby Shoes    Bugatchi Graphic Socks   Le Creuset Deep Covered Square Marseille Pot  ♥  Colibri
Equinox Rollerball Pen


You Light My Fire Paperweight


Put a Little Sizzle In Your Valentine’s Day

I hope this With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Him and Her gets your into the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!


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With Love: Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

May flowers, fun in the sun travel finds, colorful accessories and someone’s in the kitchen baking with Mom gadgets to celebrate and commemorate Mom make this year’s Mother’s Day gift suggestions list.

Once a theme is established the special attention to Mother’s Day gift details fall into place.  Take the following for example.  After playing this fun in the sun and sand video, who wouldn’t be inspired?

Beach weather is here for some, right around the corner for others.  A day of, weekend getaway or week long fun in the sun vacation makes a big splash for Mother’s Day gift suggestions giving.  Wrap up these stylish travel adventure-fun in the sun and sand gifts and Mom is good to go.

Appeal to the whimsical style and the sand and sun aspect of Mother’s Day gift suggestions by presenting Mom the Life’s a Beach Throw Pillow by Beachcrest Home as a Mother’s Day card. 

wishboneLucky Token Keychain

Mother's Day gift suggestions

New Directions® Floppy Sun N Sand Hat

beach tote

Sundry Sea Sun Salt Straw Tote

Burberry sunglasses

Burberry Gradient Lens Wayfarer Sunglasses

Oceane eau de toilette

Outremer Mini Eau De Toilette

Live a great story and make sure to take notes and pictures of the people, places and things along the way.

Live a Great Story Journal

Michael Kors x FUJIFILM INSTAX® Camera

Pearls have long been a traditional choice of Mother’s Day gift.  I particularly like the new traditional style of this Four-Strand Baroque Freshwater-Pearl Necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane.  Classic style with a new trad twist.

freshwater pearl necklace

Flowers come in all colors and styles for Mother’s Day gift suggestions inspiration.

accent chair

Watercolor Floral Ariana Accent Chair

Estee Lauder Pleasures

Estée Lauder Pleasures Simple Moments Set

rose blush

Milani Rose Powder Blush


Handpicked : Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

wrapped canvas print

Rue Cambon Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

Baking with Mom Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions


Embossed Rolling Pin  ||  Oven Mitts  ||  Recipe Cards  || Rose Shaped Cake Mould Baking Pan  ||  Tropical Fruit Ceramic Measuring Spoons

Flowers and flour.

The Pioneer Woman Rose Shadow 2.83-Quart Batter Bowl

Color Mom’s World in Shades of Color Love

sonia kashuk brush setSonia Kashuk Cosmetic Brush Set


Sonya Wedge Espadrille Ballet Flats

drop earrings

Oracle Drop Earrings ~ BAUBLEBAR

Style & Co Clean Cut Reversible Tote with Wristlet

Nautilus Bold Plaid Shade Ovo Table Lamp

Fendi Diamond Buckle Watch with Leather Strap, Gold/Pink

18k Two-tone Yellow Goldplated Diamond Accent Greek Key Bangle Bracelet


Happy gifting!



Black Friday Cyber Monday Finds Show and Tell

Holiday shopping season 2016 is in full on attention shoppers swing, and I am as guilty as the next savvy consumer who appreciates a fantastic deal. Since Places In The Home is all about the design and decorating show and tell, I thought an overview of the black Friday cyber Monday finds I snagged appropriate.


black Friday cyber Monday finds

Am I the only one who is totally confused about what day of the week it is? My Black Friday shopping excursion began Wednesday afternoon, and continued into the wee hours of Thanksgiving Thursday morning.  No sooner had I carved the bird, than the Cyber Monday sales were live and beckoning to me to get in on the savings. Spending a good deal (ha!) of time shopping online proved fruitful, but it also was the culprit in me kinda- sorta losing all track of time.  With all the black Friday cyber Monday finds excitement this deck the halls decorista may need a cocktail.

How is it no one ever seems to lose track of cocktail time?


I shared with you all a post or two ago that I love to give and receive the gift of home.

kate-spade-boardsThrow a stylish kate spade cutting board my way with signature pops of color fun and it’s all good from there.

laundry-basketLaundry, shmaundry.   I purchased several of these to use as gift baskets. A fantastic price coupled with the potential for presentation wow factor is a Christmas gift home run in the making.

feast-board-carvingFeast your eyes upon the newest addition to the kitchen in Dave the Builder’s man cave.

utensils-holderPrice persuaded me to add this number to the shopping cart.  It may or may not translate to ooh la la lovely in person, but for the price I could not pass it up.

teak-boards-setHoliday dishes, baked delights and delectable appetizers make an impressive show when served or photographed on a nice cutting board. This cutting board trio will come in holiday entertaining and staging handy.


A long standing fascination with vintage or in the style of glass ornaments and hot air balloons came together with the purchase of this glass ornament.  glass-colored-ball-ornamentsBoth will be nice deck the halls additions to the French themed decorations soon to adorn the grapevine Christmas tree and dining room sideboard.


Do you black Friday cyber Monday finds shop?  What holiday deals and steals did you find?

Love your style!

The Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guides

I have it on good authority that many a thought and heart is zeroed in on February 14th.  Time again for the Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day gift guides featuring objects of affection for your object of affection.

strawberry-crepesla Madeleine Country French Cafe

Topping the Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guides is the suggestion for an ooh la la Valentine’s Day weekend breakfast for two.

49136314Conversation Heart Tin from Target

Included in the conversation hearts mix is a match the rose color to the rose meaning guide.

ShakespeareWhat’s in a color and a meaning?


These Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas offer how do I love thee Valentine’s Day gift options for him and for her.


 Valentine's Day gift guides

Audriana Metal Ceiling Lamp      Jubilee Collection Cord Cover in Pink  ♥  Eiffel Tower Plates    Jo Malone™ Red Roses’ Bath Oil  ♥  Too Faced
Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush   Rebecca Minkoff Lexi Leather Bucket Bag   Gianna Rose Atelier Heart Pearl Soap   Joy Bliss Love Non-slip Coir Doormat   Pencil Case   ♥  Karen Kane Rose Stellar Drop Earrings   Heart Candy Dish


Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Bulldog+Authentic+Foundry+Iron+Door+KnockerI love this Open the Door to Your Heart Bulldog Door Knocker  from Design Toscano.  

Valentines fortune cookiesSay it with Lucky in Love Valentine Fortune Cookies


Wing and a Prayer Canvas Art Print

I just want your extra time, an evening at home, a great love story, and your kiss.



French Kiss

I hope the Places In The Home His and Hers Valentine’s Day Gift Guides gives good gift giving inspiration.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!

Deck the Halls Decorista Holiday Gift Guide

For the making a list and checking it twice crowd, those of us who aren’t exactly finished with our holiday shopping and may just need a tad of inspiration in the gift giving department (and you know who you are), holiday help is here.  With the shopping days left until Christmas growing ever closer, The Places In The Home Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide is updated and ready to lend inspiration for your deck the halls gift giving needs.  We’ve got a wide range of gift ideas for the halls, foyers, kitchens, powder, bed and dining rooms, dens and places and spaces that make a house a home.  For stylish measure I have also included accessories of the sparkle, glitter and catch the eye kind for our first cousin of style, the fashionista.  To view the complete Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide Pinterest board, click on the image below.


Let’s kick off this decorista’s Dear Santa wishlist with a necessary tool of the blogging trade that sets the gold standard.


kate spade new york – Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black/Gold Saffiano

Double the chic and double the style.

crystal-lampsSafavieh Indoor 1-light Olympia Crystal Table Lamps (Set of 2)

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Our pets absolutely are a part of the family.

bull-dog-in-tutuStyle Me Pretty



Primp and pamper pet and owner accordingly.

fur-collarElizabella Drop Earrings  ||  Tuscom Faux Fur Collar Wrap Stole


The ooh la la factor is always an appropriate gift giving theme to go with. C’est si bon!



Ladurée Macarons 


Macaron Lip Gloss Set

Add a good read, an elightening read, delicious read and stylish read  to their personal reading library.


The more I look at this faux leather gold crocodile trunk, the more I like it.

Faux-Leather-Gold-Crocodile-Trunk-51194342-e464-4eec-b023-35c2b855ebc1_600Faux Leather Gold Crocodile Trunk

Louisiana is Home for the Holidays!


‘American Flamingo’ by John James Audubon

Gorgeous knows how to make an entrance.


Serpentine 3 Drawer Trim Chest

Tools of the trade we use in the busy blogging, working, creating, planning, scheduling lives we lead need not be plain, boring or ugly.  Stay connected, informed, tuned in, organized and caffeinated in style.


Nate Berkus Scissors and Stapler || Leopard Trinket Box ||  Gold of Dreams Coffee Cup  ||  BOSE SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker  ||   BOSE in-ear Headphones  || More Creating Journal ||  Glam Ooh La La Pencil Holder  ||  Gold Zebra Frame

These gift suggestions are just a preview of the bigger holiday gift giving (or anytime of year) ideas picture.  Pop on over to Pinterest to see the other goodies on my Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide.  Happy Holiday Shopping!

Love your style!

Wrap It Up And Put A Bow On It: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Guide

The Places In The Home Mother’s Day gift ideas guide is here with our beautiful, traditional, classic, shiny and memorable wrap it up and put a bow on it picks for Mother’s Day gift giving.


May flowers and decadent chocolates have long been can’t go wrong traditional Mother’s Day favorites.

Mother's Day 2015 gift ideas guideGodiva Chocolates  ||  Woodwick Fresh Flowers Candle  ||  Sweet as Sugar by Teleflora  ||  Whitman’s Sampler Dark Chocolates


Beauty for beauty~


mothers-day-beauty-giftsOPI Ticle My France-y  ||  Michael Kors Sexy Nail Lacquer  ||  Pre De Provence Assorted Shea Butter Enriched Guest Soap Gift Set  ||    MAC Retro Matte Lipstick  || HOURGLASS Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Blush  ||  Clinique Happy In Bloom Perfume Spray  ||   Tropical Print Makeup Pouch  ||    L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette


Summer, Summer, Summertime~


Espadrille Sneakers ||  Braided Clutch Bag  ||  Thalia Sodi Gold-Tone Geometric Enamel Mosaic Drop Earrings  ||  Tropical Glam Banana Leaf Print Phone Case  ||  Palm Leaf Pillow Cover  ||  Rhinestone Cutout Sandals  || Cutout Round Sunglasses  || Relax Accent || Slip-on Sandals ||  || Havaianas Women’s Top Metallic Flip Flops || kate spade new york Floral Insulated Tumbler



  KitchenAid® Professional 5 Qt. Mixer   ||  Baroque Pattern Arm Cuff  ||   Vintage Measuring Spoons  ||  Sterling Silver Chalcedony and Iolite Drop Earrings   ||  Set of 6 Hand Stamped Cheese Markers  ||  Threshold™ Frame Shiney Silver  ||  Tiffany Shopping Bag Key Ring




Love your Mother and love her style!


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Guide

Placing much I wouldn’t mind having that thought into it, may I present to you the Places In The Home Mother’s Day gift ideas guide.  These Mother’s Day gift selections range from the uh oh, those summer nights out on the town chic accessories, sparkly and bangly lovelies and color rich applications to practical kitchenwares with the accent on delicious, downtime essentials and blooming beauties.   Click on the images to enlarge.



Personally Yours

Ivanka Trump Lauren Crossbody Satchel

Victoria Wieck Absolute™ “Princess Peak” Tennis Bracelet

Bangle Bracelets

Rose Water

Metallic Mixture Earrings

Ombre Cateye Sunglasses

Jack Rogers Hampton Sandal

Lancome Vernis in Love Nail Polish

Pajama Set

Garnier® Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller

Ralph Lauren Big Pony #2 Eau de Toilette Rollerball

Front Door Key Fob 

Stila Summer Lip Glaze Trio

Great Barrier Chic iPhone 5/5S Case 

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Remedy

Pretty in Pink 



Home & Heart

 Faberware New Tradition Cookware

Pink and White Ceramic Pitcher

Endless Summer® Traditional Hydrangea

French Gray Floor Lamp

KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer

Earl Grey Linen Tea Towel

Savannah Bee Company Honey

Wendy Garden Statue

House Proud: Unique Home Design, Louisiana

Royal Albert Rose Confetti Teacup and Saucer

Honey Dispenser

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Love your style!