Pretty and Neat with Diptyque

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From corraling pens or pencils on your desk or making the perfect vessel for bobby pins, makeup brushes or Qtips….you can even use them as vases.rosafliaoScreen Shot 2017-02-12 at 11.11.10 PMBulbs_1 Screen Shot 2017-02-12 at 10.53.09 PM static1.squarespaceSo, treat yourself to one of the most luxurious scents around and then keep thing pretty and neat!

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images: into the gloss, the beauty box, editorial88

Cool & Colorful – Sawyer Collection

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Perhaps it is the perpetual gray days that has me craving color. Or it might just be the super chic collection by Dallas based Sawyer Collection, created by the mother/daughter duo of Kim and Sawyer Bannister.

They have cleverly taken lucite to a new level, crafting one-of-a-kind pieces from bookends, to bowls and objets. You can choose a color infused tic-tac-toe game or a candy dish that is as delicious as anything you might fill it with. In other words….conversation pieces.Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 8.09.39 PM IMG_0822-683x1024 IMG_0845-683x1024 Sawyer-LLandPhoto-43-1024x683 Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 8.10.09 PM SUKI00301-1024x683 SUKI0329-1024x683 SUKI0446-1024x683 SUKI0842-2-1024x683 SUKI0851-2-1024x683 SUKI1003-2-683x1024 SUKI1054-2-1024x683 SUKI02481-1024x683

I especially love the juxtaposition that they create in a traditional or formal space. I know pink is my obvious choice, but I’m thinking I might need to jazz up my own interiors with a shot of an unexpected color.

Let’s battle those gray days….one chic, colorful piece at a time!

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Interior Design Team: Collins Interiors

Oh. My! 
Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe this 1920s bungalow by the late Dallas architect, Charles Dilbeck. Once the design duo of Cynthia Collins & Laura “Birnie” Birnbaum got their hands on it, the natural architectural design was enhanced with a soft color palette and chic home furnishings and decor.
Along with the homeowner’s collection of shagreen, english boxes and books….much of the art and furnishings came from Blueprint, which is co-owned by Collins. And, one of my all time favorite decor shops!
These photos are a master’s class in styling and juxtaposition.

Do these images make you feel like doing a little styling in your own home? I know I do! And, I just did….as I have houseguests all weekend. Nothing like company to make you want to freshen things up.

Whatever your designs for the weekend, I hope it exceeds all your expectations!!!

images by:  Heather Hawkins Photography