Mar 2, 2012

guest blogger: hannah maple of maple and shade

I'm a sucker for punchy throw pillows, and the power they have in transforming a neutral design scheme. I'm totally digging this neon geometric from UO! And I'm loving this luxe, velvet leopard.

I'm pretty much a shoe fanatic! I go for neutral basics (I wear a lot of black), but love to go bold with my footwear. These Zara pumps had me with the python...

Finials are such an easy, inexpensive way to spruce up table lamps. Go for the geodes! They're classic, yet completely unexpected. I'd pair this one with a crisp, black shade.

Nars bronzer and blush. They'll forever be a favorite (beauty) find. And I'm totally enamored with their chic packaging...

How simple yet stunning is this black and white dot print? It would look uber-chic as a wall statement, perhaps above a mushroom velvet sofa? I think yes!

Tortoise shell and black. And in a lamp. Perfection! I can't help but envision two of them flanking a creamy, tufted headboard.

This gold, bauble side stool via Baker is certainly a beauty...

I'm loving the simple, refined lines of this velvet, tufted bench. They're the perfect answer to extra seating! I'd love to see them paired beneath a modern parsons console.

This Moroccan-esque, burled-wood mirror from Cabana Home has me impatiently dreaming of demo-ing my bathroom. I'll take two, please. Flanked by chrome sconces. Perched above a marble vanity.

I've fallen hard for the soothing blues and grays in this classic fabric. It would be stunning on a simple bed as an extra-long bolster with thick, black welting.

And how about this dreamy ocean photo by Ruby Beets? I love that it shows a darker, more ominous version of the sea. I'd blow it up and mount it in a simple white frame!

THANK YOU SO MUCH, Hannah! Everyone check out her blog, Maple and Shade, here. It's one of my all-time favorites!

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!