Pretty Pastels

Good Morning! Today, I can’t get enough of these lovely pastel interiors.  Whether its light-colored wall paint or pastel accent pieces, I love it all. There is just something so comfortable and inviting about a muted color palette.

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pastel interior wall paint gold turned coffee table

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Blue + White Summer

I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend.  We had spectacular weather here in New England. I have officially started wearing all my favorite summer attire and feel blessed that I can finally enjoy dinner outside.  To me, nothing says summer quite like a blue and white table setting….especially when its set in a garden.  I love these Blue and White tablescapes by Carolyne Roehm.

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 blue chinoiserie

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Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

While reading The Glossy Life this morning, I came across this lovely recipe for homemade blueberry lemonade and now I can’t wait to concoct this treat for my Memorial Day festivities this weekend.

Ingredients

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

2 cups lemon juice (at least 12 fresh lemons)

zest of one lemon

one cup fresh blueberries

Combine the water and sugar in a pan over high heat. Bring the mixture to a strong boil, stirring on occasion. Once the sugar has dissolved, continue to boil for an additional two minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice and lemon zest. This is the syrup that will serve as the base of your lemonade. Let sit for at least a half hour.

While the syrup is cooling, you’re going to want to reduce your blueberries down on the stove. Place a cup of blueberries in a pan with one cup of water, one cup of sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Bring the mixture to a boil, reducing the heat once the sugar has melted and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.

Once the mixture has reduced down and is a deep shade of purple, pour it through a fine mesh strainer and into a bowl. The end result is a sweet fruity syrup that you’ll use to flavor your lemonade base.

The proportions for mixing up the lemonade remain the same whether you’re making a single glass or a bottle (like I did). Fill your bottle (or again, your glass) a third of the way with the lemon syrup. Add water and ice until full. Stir in several spoonfuls of the blueberry syrup–the more you add, the deeper the color and stronger the flavor. Serve cold with a lemon slice at a BBQ this weekend–the perfect welcome to the long-awaited summer days!

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Recipe and images are courtesy of The Glossy Life.


The Little White Dress

I love Memorial Day weekend because it is the official kick off to summer.  I spent a little bit of time this week storing away my closed-toe shoes and dusting off my favorite sandals from last summer.  I also refreshed my collection of whites… During the hot summer months, nothing beats a simple little white dress.

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Kendra Scott Iggy Feather Mint Green and Gold Statement Necklace // Loren Hope Athena Gold and Mint Green Summer Earrings // Aubin & Wills Bellflower Embroidered White Dres // Musa Tan Leather Sandals // Givenchy Nightingale Nude Shopping Tote


Nursery Design

Almost everything for my little one’s nursery has been ordered, now I just have to wait for it to arrive.  I cleared out my old office and can’t wait to fill it with all my new purchases!

Pottery Barn Kendall Crib and Extra Wide Dresser // Art for Kids Framed Safari Prints // Giraffe Lamp // Jonathan Adler Light Blue Piggy Bank // Anthropologie Elephant hooks

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A Feminine Touch

My husband would never agree to anything this feminine…still I can’t help but dream about one day owning a piece of oversized pink furniture or a gallery wall of Chanel fashion prints!

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Giveaway + New Look!

Today is an exciting day for me! First, I am thrilled to debut Style Theories’ brand new look!  If you stopped by this weekend you may have seen some experimental designs, but now that it is complete, I couldn’t be any happier with the final look.  In other makeover news, I am knee-deep in converting my home office into a nursery.  I think I am officially entering the “nesting” phase of my pregnancy and I’m not going to lie… it’s a lot of fun! Check back later this week for photos of my progress!

Now, on to the really great news! I am beyond excited this morning to announce my very first giveaway and boy is it a big one!!  How would you like to own one of theses amazing Swan chairs??

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On Friday, June 1st, one very lucky reader will win this plush, modern “swan chair,” which retails for $459, courtesy of my friend Annabelle Petriella at Stylish Furniture and Decor.  This timeless design was original created by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950’s and it has truly exceeded the test of time.  I’m just obsessed with this style and only wish I was eligible for the drawing myself! For all you HGTV watchers – keep an eye out for this exact chair on an upcoming episode of “High-Low Project” airing this Fall!

black leather modern chair

To enter this giveaway, simply do the following:

1.) Like me on Facebook or Twitter (or both!)
2.) Like Stylish Furniture & Decor on Facebook
3.) Follow Stylish Furniture & Decor Blog
4.) Write a comment on this post about how you would use this chair

If you are already doing all of these things, you can still participate!  Entries just have to be received between 9 am today and 6 pm on May 31st. A lucky winner will be announced and contacted on June 1st!

Good Luck!!