Monday, January 30, 2012

Bar Carts & The Cocktail Party: Hip Once Again!

This is one of my favorite articles in the new issue of HOF,
and I'd love to set up an outdoor beverage station like Valorie Hart did at her home in New Orleans.

And here are some favorite bar carts I've spotted lately...


It's a trend that has returned with more style than ever!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Yes, You Are Awesome...

You're Awesome...and you don't forget it.

{from the new issue of House of Fifty...thanks Mandi!}

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kitchen Trend: Tile to the Ceiling

A trend in design that I've immediately become a fan of is tile to the ceiling in kitchens! 
Moroccan tile in a butler's pantry...

Interior Design by Tineke Triggs, Photography by Matthew Millman

...and a herringbone pattern in the adjoining kitchen.

Interior Designer Tineke Triggs predicts this is a trend we'll be seeing a lot more of in the near future. See  "Celebrating the Heart of the Home" in the new issue of House of Fifty to learn more about the above spaces.

And have you seen this one? It has been making its way around Pinterest, and is by Palmer Weiss.

And another favorite, a kitchen embracing absolute simplicity is brought up several notches by tile covering an entire wall, by Angie Hranowsky.

What about you, is this a detail you'd enjoy seeing in your kitchen?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Here: The New Issue of House of Fifty Magazine!

The latest issue of House of Fifty is Live!
Click here to read.

And the biggest "thank you" to everyone who contributed to its pages, in both big and small ways.
Enjoy! Janell

p.s. to order a print copy or digital version to read on all your mobile devices, hop on over to MagCloud.

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Early Release" - New HOF App Now Available at the iTunes Store!

The Winter/Spring issue of  House of Fifty is now ready for purchase at the iTunes store!
Click here to download.

And coming Wednesday, the magazine will be available to read online.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

What Caught My Eye This Week

Oh, some fun stuff caught my eye this week!

I'd love to see this hanging from a ceiling in my home...

...especially if my house was painted a pretty pink!

And, perhaps a bike would even fit in. As a bathroom vanity.
The best example of up "cycling" I've ever seen.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coming Next Week!

The new issue of House of Fifty is approaching the finishing line and will be coming to you next week!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter Attempts An Appearance

A rare snow arrived early Sunday morning, and we were out to enjoy it!

A light snowfall, but enough to make the kids happy...

...along with the cups of hot chocolate that followed.

Heart & Cocoa Picture via The Sweetest Occasion

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mirrors, Apparently The Bigger The Better

From an entire wall covered in antiqued mirror squares...

House Beautiful a single tall beauty.

Martha Stewart

In bold pairs...

Pinterest a more feminine set.

Simply set against a wall...

...or hung reaching to the ceiling.

Apparently, Big is a Trend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cards For Valentines Day

I'm smitten with cards from Rifle Paper Co.
and they've just released their cards for the next holiday on our calendars.

Is it too soon to be thinking about Valentines Day?

Monday, January 9, 2012

What Caught My Eye

DIY Chandelier made from an old lampshade frame. An ingenious delight. Via here.

Hanging boat bed...if I were to sleep in, this is where I'd want to be. Via here.

A building dressed in Floral. I'm guess Liberty of London, no doubt!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Loving This Print

Via here

I saw this print on my morning stroll through Pinterest and just had to post it here. 

There was a day when my biggest wish was to look out my basement apartment windows, a space surrounded by tall buildings in the city, to see sky. And a tree would be a bonus. Looking out my windows now I have that and more - such a good reminder!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Busy Working On...

We are busy working on the next issue of House of Fifty...coming at the end of the month!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Personally I'd Feel Like A Leprechaun On A Safari, However...

Spotted: Kelly Green & Animal Prints

What a great mix!
 I suspect I'd feel a bit out of my personal comfort zone in such an outfit...

However, it's a look I'd happily "wear" in my home!
How about you?

Images via JCrew & Marcus Design

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012!

It's a new year! On the decorating front I don't have any huge plans. But when I grow up this is what my house will look like: classic architecture with a mix of old and new furniture, and a lot of happy color thrown in.

On the fashion front, it was a good a start to the year. In a bit of fashion anxiety while dressing for a party I opened a drawer to see a long forgotten lace skirt, looking amazingly current{this has to be at least 20 years old!} Hey, that would work, but does it fit? I never hang on to clothes...glad I made an exception.

And on the House of Fifty front, we are busy wrapping up the fourth issue, to be released at the end of the month. It is shaping up to be what I hope will be the best issue yet! This has been a venture that continues to grow and one that I thoroughly enjoy working on. After years of working in solitary fashion on design projects, writing assignments and this blog I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it is to work as a team! Thank you everyone who has worked with me on House of Fifty to date, you're the best.

Here's to a fabulous 2012!