luxe + lillies

luxe + lillies: January 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sail Away (er, home) With Me

How I long for this ship chandelier. Growing up in the boat business, I think I have a certain calling for boats, but, that aside, its hard to deny the sheer fun that this chandelier is. I think there is something almost romantic about it.. or maybe its just that fact that it has been romanticizing me since the first time I saw it in Z-Gallerie. Since I have no place for it now, I'll just keep it here so you (and I) can always have it around.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

At Home with Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen is a British design maven who I have always loved. Her use of organic materials mixed with punches of color, and ease of living spaces are so cozy yet so large and grand feeling.

LOVE the leather wingback head chairs!

these wood beams are so characteristic and really bring the room down to earth

one of my favorite colors, the yellow/chartreuse curtains are the perfect compliment to this dark and moody living room

so relaxing...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black and White All Over

There are so many great trends for 2010, so many that I love in fact, that I each day it's a different one and I can't quite decide which one I love the very most. Today, and yesterday... and maybe the day before too, I have been so enamored with the classic black and white...

I would love to know what your favorite trend for 2010 is! Leave a comment!

{via} decorpad, fxdesign, house beautiful

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Serving Up Sweetness

Friday I'm hosting a big dinner party, and I am really hoping to impress my guests with a great food presentation on my kitchen island. I've been looking for some great servingware and I came across this new collection from Rosana Inc. on Real Simple. Its all so sweet!

One of each please!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Punch of Purple

Today I am working on putting our new place together a little more... pictures to come soon... and I am really loving the idea of a little punch of purple. I am loving these rooms, so classic, so pretty.


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Hopelessly in Love

... with the Etsy shop Hopeless. SUCH beautiful pieces, clearly guaranteed to make you feel lovely.

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Last week the blogosphere had some really standout posts, heres a short roundup...

Partying with Grilled Cheese

Tree Houses Vacations and Hobbit Holes galore

I wouldn't want to cut myself a piece of cheese this table is so pretty

This optical illusion made me laugh out loud

The beautiful chaos that is the Elle Decor window display

This casually awesome home

The super comfortable looking slipcovers on this blog

This captivating photo

Last, but certainly not least... a Jersey Shore name generator, mine is K-Pop


Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Friday!

I think its time to slip out early... its moving day for me!

have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shop Luxe + Lillies

I've been so excited to share this! I finished this dresser last week and have already begun work on another piece, I will share as soon as I finish! I have always thought giving furniture new life was a fun project and have done so with pieces for my own home. A new extension of l + l will by my new furniture shop! Here is one of the first pieces that I have finished with the purpose of parting with it to go to a great home!



if you are interested in purchasing this piece, email me!

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A Couple Quirky Finds

It's fun to have some quirky things around the house. Not exactly standout pieces, but ones that people see after a little while at your house, and always comment on. I LOVE the placemat!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spring Flowers

Yesterday I bought some beautiful very light pink roses. Originally I bought them for a staging job, and was solely focused on the color at hand, however, these little pretties really freshened up the house, and put a little pep in my step towards spring. Winter is beginning to end, and I think its time to add some fresh and light color to every room!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Seeing Stripes

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! I'm excited for this week, I can't wait to move! After selling some of our furniture, I have been hunting for some longterm pieces that I love. Well, I found some amazing diamond tufted wingback chairs on craigslist in completely perfect condition. I bought them for a complete steal. While I love the diamond tufting, I'm not so in love with the rose colored velvet upholstery. So, I'm having them slipcovered for the time being. After searching for a standout fabric, I finally settled on a bold, black and white stripe... today... I'm just excited by stripes waiting with anticipation to see my chairs transformed (I will share later this week!)

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Friday, January 15, 2010

We Have Winners!

Yay!!!! We have winners! I hope this rounds out a happy week for these two lucky ladies.  With a little help of a random generator, and the great products at, Beth from Indiana and Kelley from Atlanta will be receiving something they chose!  Thanks to EVERYONE who entered, there will be more to come!

{via} flickr

Have a happy weekend!

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Stylish Shoebox

I love the easy and simple glamour of this one room loft. Its decoration is flawless, it looks comfortable, clean, and lived in yet it still feels uncluttered and easy living. The mix of traditional design elements along with natural pieces creates a really interestingly eclectic space. This apartment is an inspiring testament to what you can do with a small amount of space!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Adore...

Slim Aarons' photography, it brings a sweet little smile to my face.. and I had to share. It's got that old glamour and patina to it. His setting and subjects are beautiful, and the shots just seem to carry such character.  I would LOVE a set of these... they would surely be a conversation piece!

DON'T FORGET! to enter the Thomas Paul Giveaway! A winner will be picked today!!!!!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Soft and Snuggly Sheepskin

Growing up in Minnesota, I have seen it all (or so I thought) when it comes to cold weather. Yesterday, I learned this is not so. I have seen some pretty silly things that Floridians do in the cold, but yesterday was a new high. My neighbor was sprinkling his lawn, thus creating upward growing icicles. 

While this gave me even more of a chill realizing that it really was cold enough for there to be ice, I began to crave to cozy winter things even more (I know... spring is coming!)  The other day I bought some little sheepskin rugs and draped them over some chairs, and voila... warm and soft accomplished!

{via} living etc., domino, teapartycrasher

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