Colorful pillow ideas


 I recently visited a friend whose house is very tastefully decorated.  White seems to dominate, but what struck me where the accent pillows.  They were exposed like art, inviting you to sit in their lush comfort.  I immediately thought this would be a good blog post.  Accent pillows will not only spruce up a room, […]


MONTHLY DÉCOR TIPS : Outdoor Living with Aerin Lauder

From rugs and pillows, to furniture and tableware, Outdoor Living has become its own décor category.  Every month I browse Pinterest for ideas and inspirations to upcoming editorial pieces and you may have read my May mood board (click here).   This May, I fell in love with the easy elegance of Aerin Lauder.  Her classic […]

DIY Floral Centerpiece

Easter : Easy DIY Decor and Crafts

SPRING CENTER PIECE This is the pretties book I have seen on floral design.  The layout, the images the details.  If not for inspiration, this book makes a very pretty coffee table addition.   This Easter, I am going for a bright and preppy look, so if I were to share a centerpiece idea it would have to […]

Easter Table Decor

Tablescapes: Ideas For Setting A Fabulous Easter Table

Decorating your Easter table is very much like styling your outfit.  I love blending the old with the new for a fabulous finishing touch.  Last Easter, I was very inspired by the rustic look…earthy, natural, organic.  This year I am switching it up a bit and adding pops of color for a fresh, modern and […]

Black and White Living Rooms

Dreaming Black and White – Home Decor Ideas

What could be more chic and timeless than black and white?  Even though it may seem boring to some, a monochrome palette is simply fabulous and probably one of my favorite color combinations.  Simple, yet striking, it makes for an everlasting impact.  It can stand on its own or can be used as a perfect […]

Fall Decor: Your Front Entryway

October is one of the most spectacular months in New England.  We are known for our fall foliage and while in my opinion, it doesn’t last long enough, I love incorporating a little bit of its ephemeral beauty into our home. Whether it’s decorating for Fall or setting a festive table, kids love to be involved.  It gives them purpose with instant gratification.  Which is why Lego building is so satisfying.  Or for men, why making a fire is so magnificent.  I too enjoy the end result of a project.  Who doesn’t?  


AD Show – At a Glance

This past Friday I went into the city and made a day of it.  Hair, lunch, visual entertainment. Taking the train in from New Canaan is a breeze and beats driving, in my opinion, particularly with Friday traffic.  I watched the world go by as I planned my week ahead.  My first stop was at […]



A December To Remember by sprucedandstyled featuring scented candles STYLE INSPIRATIONS December is a festive month and the use of vivid color combinations, in particular rust and burgundy, topaz and emerald are very evocative. I love this ‘design your own monogrammed pillow’ from Johnathan Adler which gives a personalized look to your home. I also […]