Lilly In April For May

Everything is right on Target for graduation and Mother’s Day gifts fresh in Lilly Pulitzer colors bright and pattern right.  The limited edition Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target will be available April 19th.  Can you tell I’m excited about this collection?   I read this fabulous remark the other day and found it to hit the bullseye.  The cure for spring fever is spring shopping.


I have several selections from the Lilly look book in mind for our son’s girlfriend who is graduating from university next month and a special Mother’s Day gift recipient on my the gift is in the giving list.  Allow me to share with you my favorites from the collection.





For chic summer evenings ~


Lilly-Pulitzer-target-women_embroidered-clutch---goldEmbroidered Clutch ~ Gold




For a touch of Pulitzer Pattern on the Patio ~

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_drinking-glasses---set-of-4Drinking Glasses ~ set of 4

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-glass-hurricane-candle-holder---nosie-posey-10Nosie Posey Glass Hurricane Candle Holder  




For the after graduation getaway or summer beach vacation~


Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_beach-towel---giraffing-me-crazyGiraffing Me Crazy Beach Towel




For the home~

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_napkins-with-pom-pom-trim---set-of-4Set of 4 Napkins with Pom Pom Trim


Ceramic Mugs with Gold Caddy


Nosie Posey Floor Cushion




Mark you calendars for the arrival of the Lilly Pulitzer Collection for Target gift ideas.

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From Sample to Swatch to Style: Fabric

I received an email last week inquiring about two fabric samples featured in a recent blog post.

 In the endless world of inbox inspiration, these are the kind of emails that rate open immediately status.

It’s great to connect my readers with lovely things, so keep them coming.

Fabric, a self-admitted passion, remained on my mind for the rest of the day.

I thought it may be time for an all fabric post.

poolsideArchitectural Digest

Outdoor living spaces is a hot and trending topic, so I’ll go with it and offer up my current favorite outdoor fabrics selections.

The durability of outdoor fabrics is reason enough to consider bringing the outdoor chic indoors.

banquetteBetter Homes & Gardens

Why fabric?

Texture rules, patterns reflect classic designs and seasonal themes, the resistant twins- stain (pet owners, are you listening?) and fade upholstery options for chairs, sofas, banquette cushions and accent pillows.

A collection of examples to further prove the point follow.

Click on the images to enlarge.


Dinner and drinks on the veranda anyone?


Color, texture and pattern are essential to a home decor portfolio.

One of the quickest ways to take indoor or outdoor drapes, accent pillows, furniture, ottomans, cushions, vintage revivals, ceilings and walls from bland to brilliant is with fabric.

Fabric has got fabulous covered!

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When A Classic Becomes The Trend: Houndstooth Home Decor

Houndstooth home decor is poised to be a classic choice of pattern.

Fashion and home decor are so closely associated, and the two are keeping close company with the current houndstooth home decor trend.

houndstooth-chairs-Stéphanie Coutas - SC Edition

Stéphanie Coutas – SC Edition

Houndstooth is a classic textile originally made from Scottish woven wool.

The most recognizable duotone example of  the houndstooth pattern is the traditional black and white.

Beautiful and traditional are two of my favorite words in the world of decor however, color ranks at the top of the descriptive heap.

The Lee W. Robinson Company houndstooth-chairs

The Lee W. Robinson Company

Several gorgeous combinations of color currently abound in the world of houndstooth broadening the color choices.

It has proven to be a formidable pattern and a timeless classic.

The Robert Allen houndstooth fabric lines the statement wall of this Tobi Fairley designed bedroom featured in At Home in Arkansas.

At Home Arkansas


Tailored to suit with a stunning houndstooth rug anchoring the space is this residential office designed by the  Jeffers Design Group.

Christopher Slipper Chair

Christopher Slipper Chair

Better Homes & Gardens

A classic design knows no bounds.


Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Dress

Double the look, double the houndstooth style for a touch of trend and function.

 Jo Shore Ltd

 Jo Shore Ltd

The hostess skirt is classic holiday attire, and although not everyone’s style choice, I like the idea of it.

This example from a past Talbots holiday catalog continues to capture the essence of  two classic beauties, the hostess skirt and Julianne Moore.  

Cocktails anyone?

Trends come and go, but a classic remains a classic.

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