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23 Ideabooks by Noelani
Guest Picks: It's a Dog's Life
My house has officially gone to the dogs. I have a chihuahua (7 pounds of terror!) running the show and a bullmastiff lazing around, taking up most of the available floor space. The pups are valued members of the family, filling all our lives with joy...
Guest Picks: Parisian Chic for Every Room
Springtime in Paris — my favorite season and my favorite city to visit. Warmer weather is finally gracing us with its presence, and I am ready to take a long-weekend trip to the City of Lights, looking for my fill of baguettes, fine wine, fine fashion...
Guest Picks: Inspired by Scalamandre Zebras
Remember the first time you were introduced to Scalamandre’s zebra design? I do. Margot Tenenbaum’s bedroom in The Royal Tenenbaums, of course. At the time, I knew nothing of the brand or its history, but after one scene, I knew that I loved...
Guest Picks: Obsessed With Otomi
The Otomi people, indigenous inhabitants of central Mexico, are probably best known today for their colorful embroidery and textiles. Influenced by nature and ancient cliff paintings, the pieces incorporate vibrant images of animals, flora, fauna and...
Guest Picks: Holiday Decor That Works All Year
Create a festive vibe sans Santa and the elves, with metallics, garlands and candles you can leave up after Christmas
I love the holidays as much as the next gal, but pricey themed decor? I’d rather shell out for goods that can work year-round — not just in December. It’s easy to achieve a gorgeously trimmed tree and stick to your budget; just think festive...
Guest Picks: Captivating Coffee Table Accessories
What's the well-guarded secret of a perfectly polished space? A perfectly styled coffee table. Yes, even the coffee table needs your attention these days! It's all about the details here: brassy urchins, conversation-starting books and even the odd cloche...
Guest Picks: Mastering Malachite
As decorative objects, jewelry, gemstones or a natural emerald pigment for your paint palette, malachite has many uses, all of them delightful to the eye. The crystal itself is semiprecious with a price tag to match, but with today's technology and a...
Guest Picks: It's a Mad, Plaid World
Fall's siren song is here. Cooler weather is calling. Flame-colored leaves are falling from trees. Time to pull out the L.L. Bean catalogue and layer up on some plaid, both in the home and in your wardrobe. I love everything from modern plaid throws full...
Guest Picks: Gypset Life
Gypset: (n.) an unconventional, bohemian approach to life; a portmanteau: the wiles of the gypsy mixed with the sophistication of the jet setter; (adj.) characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease. Gypsetter:...
Guest Picks: Leopard Prints to Pounce On
Seeing spots is a good thing when they give furniture, rugs, bedding and accessories such wildly beautiful style
This fall leopard print will continue on as one of fashion's hottest trends — does it really ever go out of style? Whether in classic, neutral spotted tones or the new posse of vibrant and colorful prints, it looks fabulous on reupholstered vintage...
Guest Picks: Beachy-keen Style
Consider all of these items officially flagged for my "beach house someday" project. Living so close to Cape Cod, it's impossible not to get beach fever this time of year. Lucky for me, even though my husband and I don't have our own place, I talked him...
Guest Picks: Faux Bois & Fabulous
From the French phrase for "false wood", faux bois decor can take on many creative and beautiful forms. Grain furniture, knotty pine carpets and creatively veined fabric can bring a modern, woodsy vibe to your cozy interior. It proves that sometimes faux...
Guest Picks: Take Your Nursery on a Safari Trek
Give your little one a jungle's worth of animal friends and gently wild nursery decor to stir the imagination
My current project is a new nursery for hip baby-to-be. There are a ton of options out there, from the traditional to the modern, but I prefer the slightly more eclectic (surprise, surprise). I'm honing in on one very fun subcategory of nursery gear,...
Guest Picks: Rock the Casbah Look
Inject some Moroccan flavor into your home this spring — plane tickets and passports not required! Architectural arches, lattice wall prints and gorgeous detailing on tumblers, tagines and tables are all up for grabs. This style is one of the season's...
Guest Picks: Warm and Fuzzy Wool
Sheepskin, both real and faux, brings texture and warmth to chairs, beds and any corner needing a cozy update
Banish the cold in your house with warm wool accents like a classic shaggy throw cast over a modern chair or Ikea's iconic Rens sheepskin. Wool accents of all kinds, from faux to Mongolian, are a modern and cozy way to add texture to any room's decor...