Trivia Thursday: The Shirtdress

It’s highly likely that every woman has some version of a shirtdress in their closets right now. It’s an easy-to-wear dress for work and leisure, it’s flattering, and it’s available in a range of colours, fabrics, and patterns. The shirtdress is now a classic dress design that came to us in the 1950s from Christian Dior where the full skirt was paired with crinoline for a little extra pouf. The style – noted by collars and the shirt-style – was inspired by menswear at the time. Now, we see many clothing brands creating their own variations.

 

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Source: Wikipedia

The Friday Five: Nancy Meyers’s Pinterest Boards

Have you seen The Intern with Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro? I haven’t (yet), but it’s on my watch-this-movie-when-I-have-some-more-free-time list. For now, I’ve enjoyed a long browse on Director Nancy Meyers’s Pinterest account. It’s full of beauty!

I noticed quite a number of pins of spaces with exposed greyish brick and stone walls. I’m assuming that this design made it into the film. Yes? Secret’s out?

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Check out all of Nancy Meyers’s Pinterest boards for more gorgeous images of interiors, fashion, and style.

Have a wonderful (and spooky Halloween) weekend!

Design: White Paired with Refined Antiques

I feel like the next pieces of furniture I invest in are going to be more on the refined side. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to incorporate some traditional refined wood pieces into my home. I adore the contrast between modern, minimalist white and delicate, intricate antiques. This is sort of what I’m talking about:

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I’m on the lookout for great deals (obviously), so this design plan may take some time…

The Friday Five: Tablescapes

Christmas and New Year’s seem like they were ages ago, don’t they? We’ve then had Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day is in just a few days. It seems as though as soon as one major holiday is over, another one is around the corner. Whether or not you celebrate all of these holidays, I don’t think that the celebrations should be on hold for special holiday days. Enjoying cocktails, dinner parties, or brunch with¬†family and friends is an excellent way to reenergize and toast everyone’s successes!¬†A¬†beautiful table setting – for small and large gatherings – provides a¬†warm¬†welcome¬†for your¬†guests, and is a lovely preview for a delicious meal!

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via Style Me Pretty

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via Oui Oui Oui Studio

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via Style Me Pretty

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via Weddingomania

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via A Low Country Wedding

The Friday Five: Laundry Room Details

I’ve got a bathroom/laundry room renovation on my mind¬†these days. I¬†would really like to start the reno this spring, but¬†I’ve had little time to finalize the design plan. It’s not going to be anything too complicated as it is a small space, but every reno needs thoughtful consideration and planning. Am I right?

I’m looking at the design details of these laundry rooms and they’re making me wish I had a large enough space to incorporate¬†all of them!

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drying rack drawer – via Eleven Gables

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sorting drawer – via Sunny Side Up

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clothes hanging rod –¬†via Home Bunch

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closet fold-down ironing board – via Home Bunch

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Fornasetti overload Рvia Berkley Interior & Lifestyle Design

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