Table Top: Easter | 04.18.14

Happy Spring & happy (almost) Easter! It’s a beautiful time of year to celebrate with the ones we love. I present, for your consideration, a collection of table top ideas for dressing your dining table this weekend (or any day you might fancy this Spring)!

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Strike the right chord with a vibrant blend of Spring colors (cobalt & coral, anyone?), and keep it balanced with crisp white and barely-notice-you-but-still-need-you clear.

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Clean and simple is always classic. Simple lines in muted earth tones keep things feeling sophisticated and chic.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Inject some whimsy – use an eclectic mix of dishes to play up the fun. Keep it all in the same color family to keep it cohesive.

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Go glam with drama – keep the palette simple with basic black and white (with a touch of green of course) but play up height & proportion.

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Run with a rustic style – add wood elements (planter boxes or charger plates, etc), vintage or thrifted dishes and plenty of laid back vibes.

bluesy | simple | eclectic | glam | rustic

 

Whatever your style & whatever you are celebrating, I hope it’s all filled with love and laughter. Some of the best times are those relaxed moments around the dinner table with friends, family, wine, memories and laughs.

 

How do you decorate for Spring?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

2014 Oscar’s Laundry: The Lights | 3.4.14

I’ve separated the brights from the lights in this year’s Oscar’s fashion wrap up. And I bring it to you the only way I know, style ala Linzeelu.

Kate Hudson was a vision in a slightly shimmery, drapey dress that looked as effortless as it did flawless. When translating monochromatic into the interior, it’s important to remember to mix it up with texture.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o had a beautiful acceptance speech that bubbled just as bright as her soft, pleated, effervescent dress. Inject some life in your home with color. Choose one that is calm, but bright for some subtle energy & a lot of fun!

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Naomi Watts reminds us that sometimes the only thing we need is a little shimmer. Add in some unexpected sparkle for a striking focal point. Think of it as jewelry for your home. Or a fabulous Calvin Klein dress for the Academy Awards.

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The darks & the brights are coming up later this week! What were your favorite light-hued looks from the 2014 Oscars?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Fashion To Front Room: Oscar’s Redux | 3.3.14

To know me is to love me. And to love me is to accept me and all my quirks. One of my many quirks is my love of the Hollywood award season and there is no show bigger than the Oscars. I am fully aware that it is a room full of privileged people congratulating themselves all night. But I like to consider that a quirk. And to love something is to accept it. (see what I did there….)

In honor of last night’s show, I want to start out my Oscar celebration with a celebration of some of my favorite looks from the past years of the Academy Awards.

I want to start with Michele Williams from 2006. I don’t know the designer because I don’t care, but I will never forget the statement she made in this gorgeous goldenrod. It’s a rich & buttery color, and it sang in the spotlight of the red carpet. Don’t be afraid to put this color on display in your own home!

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Penelope Cruz was an absolute stunner in this saccharine tight & fluffy number in 2007. I honestly thought she was a princess. And this was the thought of a 24 year old woman. But can you blame me?

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Say what you want about Miss Anne Hathaway (i will say that I LOVE her), but her 2009 column dress of slightly sparkly Ivory awesomeness is a picture of grace and timelessness. And considering that ivory and metallic shine are classic neutrals, it’s a lesson you can take to your wardrobe and your home. 

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And there’s something to be said about being bold & beautiful in such a simple silhouette. I adore Jen in this red number and I think it’s another testament to the beauty of classic colors/pieces/silhouettes. There’s a reason they’re called classics!

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So there you have it. My favorite looks and an idea for how to use it in your home. More Oscar goodies coming up this week, including a celebration of last night’s looks and my favorite Oscar winner looks (as it turns out, no winners in the above list).

Are you a fan of the Oscars?

xx,

Linzeelu Thank You

Taking The Subway | 10.11.13

Subway tiles are HUGE right now.

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Typically they were found in bathrooms.

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They’ve since made quite the revival in the kitchen.

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And what is a subway tile without some color? [answer: white]

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blue with niche | white bathroom | yellow amazingness | backsplash | le sigh | blue babies | black velvet

 

Personally, I can’t get enough of these charming little rectangles. What do you think? Are you ready to commute?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

White After Labor Day? Oh, YES | 9.5.13

In the fashion arena, where I am merely an enthused spectator, I have firmly maintained this belief for a very long time now.  There are articles here, here and here that side with me. Wondering where the “rule” came from? Here. Some people refuse to wear white after Labor Day. Some, like me, don’t follow this rule. And some people are ok with it as long as it’s wiiiinter white. Whatevs. You only live once. Live by your own (fashion) rules!

(Even if that means no white after Labor Day for you. We’ll just agree to disagree).

Here is some post-Labor-Day-Revel-In-White Fab-For-Fall Inspiration:

White Out

 

What’s your verdict? White after Labor Day? Or no way?

 

xx

Linzeelu, Thank You