See-Through Your Office Style

Ah, work. It can be exciting, demanding, challenging, rewarding, sometimes all of this wrapped up into one. While you are busy making things happen, consider doing so in a well-designed and stylish space. Whether you work in an office or from home, creating a design statement in your everyday work life truly can make a difference. A little color, a little style, a little design love not only looks great but can make you feel great – a win-win!

I often write and work from home and have created a dedicated office space. Aside from my personal items and important-to-me objects that adorn my desk, there are the usual office supplies…paperwork, pens, pencils, folders. These items can spill over so I used my fave small space trick when it comes to containing these things – a lucite tray. See through items continue the eyes to keep moving and allow the space to appear bigger – yes! And this see-through idea can also be interpreted to your entire home with lucite tables, shelves and more.

{Office desk via Style Creative}

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Trendy Baby Trend

A couple of weeks ago Michelle Adams, Editor in Chief of Lonny Magazine, was featured on the Nate Berkus show discussing decorating trends for 2011.  Michelle and Nate discussed how the current design trends focus on "sophistication regardless of style" and "well edited homes" with a "big push for thoughtful details" and then Michelle revealed the five hottest decorating trends for 2011.

Here they are in order (photos via: The Nate Berkus Show)

5) Mirrored Accessories



4) Typographical elements


3) Storage on display


2) Mid-century Style Lighting


1) Rust color


I IMMEDIATELY started to think about how well these trends could translate into sophisticated and modern nursery spaces.

Mirrored details: Just look at this drop.dead. gorgeous glider in Lee Klienhelter's, owner of Pieces, Nursery (ironically featured in Lonny, but found here).  Seriously, my breath was taken away when I saw it. 


Mirrored details: if a mirrored glider isn't in your budget, a beautiful lamp (like this one found at the aforementioned Pieces) set on a dresser would be a wonderful, fresh addition to a nursery.



Typographical elements: Delicious fonts and beautiful prints have been a growing trend in kid decor for a couple of years now.  Just check out this beautiful display Kelly at
Blush!nk created in her son, Mavi's, nursery.



Typographical elements: This delightful set of prints from Grace Hester Designs is available on Etsy.



Storage on display: The open shelves in this beautiful nursery (photographed by Sarah Dorio) are fundamental in breaking up all of the white and creating a whimsical play area.



Storage on display: This clear, Lucite tray from Rosenberry Rooms would look amazing next to a changing area on a dresser to corral diaper creams, lotions, nail clippers, etc.



Mid-century style lighting: I'm pretty sure this is the same room as the one with that outSTANDing mirrored chair (photo found here)…but check out the stunning basket weave pendant reflected in the mirror.


Mid-century style lighting: This amazing light fixture paired with the Lucite console and chair take this nursery (found over at DecorArts Now) from traditional to glamorous.


Rust color: The rust accent rug and ride-on toy really pop against the gray and white in Johannes' nursery found on Project Nursery.


Rust color: Of course, rust doesn't have to be delegated as the accent color.  It works great here in tandem with the bright vibrant blue in this 'Global' inspired nursery


Seeing all of these top design trends in nursery spaces is so inspiring!  What's your favorite design trend of 2011?

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The Newest Way To Style a Bookshelf

[Image: Little Green Notebook]

Ever since spotting Jenny's recent makeover of Brooklyn-based freelance magazine writer and blogger Joanna Goddard's apartment (which is as adorable as Jo is, by the way!), I've been noticing something different about bookshelves. Particularly picture frames and bookshelves.

It seems that we've moved beyond displaying our photos in shelves and are now displaying them onto shelves? Take a peek:


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Inspired by… Fashion!

A few weeks ago, New York City was all abuzz with Fashion Week shows, outfits and wardrobe malfunctions. I was lucky enough to jet-set over to attend a few events myself and was astounded by the talent displayed by one of my favorite designers: Jason Wu. Full of quirky patterns and unexpected ensembles, the show was indeed a platform for greater things: decor!

Below, I've paired a few of my favorite outfits with some complementary rooms. Proof that inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere!

[Images: and Lucyina Moodie]

Above, mustard and navy make for a lovely fall pairing and when accented with bright blue, the aesthetic sings.

[Images: and ArhZine]

By piecing together black florals and sheer patterned fabrics, the result is chic, layered and sophisticated.

[Images: and FLOR]

Want a bolder look? Pair our very own FLOR tiles with dark pink florals for a vibrant room that's sure to earn you major cool points.

[Images: and ArhZine]

A sequined tank and a motif of teacups are extraordinarily complementary when paired with black accents. Why not channel this inspirational look and vow to take your decor less seriously?

Now that's what I call fashion forward decor. Happy styling!

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Achieve the Look

Do you find yourself wondering where FLOR gets some of  the cool furniture and props seen in the catalog? Well, you're not alone. People seem to love the 'FLOR style" and want to know how to bring that aesthetic into their own homes. The tricky part is, we shoot nearly all of our photography in real people's homes, which means we don’t always have access to knowing where they’ve acquired all of the beautiful fixtures that adorn their space. While we may not be able to tell you all the items, we can share a few of them. During the Spring 2010 catalog shoot one of our prop stylist was given the task of tracking down some of the homeowners possessions along with recording any props that were used on set. This is what she was able to track down for us…… oodles-of-poodles Furniture Chairs: Eli Wyn custom chairs Fabric: Holland & Sherry Ottoman: custom Alvivo upholstery Props Tea set: Eva Zeisel from Bloomingdale’s Take a Ribbing - Copper Furniture Chairs: Paolo Deganello Torso Armchair by Cassina Velvet Rope - Celery Furniture Couch : Custom by Densie Macey Designs Fabric : Great Plains Table (Brass round mirrored top) : Vintage French Bistro Table from Pavilion in Chicago Table ( Tree branch leg): antique Chair (Grey slipper): by A. Rudin Fabric: Great Plains Armchair ( Dot motif/wooden framed): Custom through Densie Macey Designs Fabric: Bergamo Modern Mix - Tan Furniture Bed: unknown End table: Vintage Japanese tansu chest, personal collection of homeowner – purchased at flea market in Tokyo, Japan Chair/Stool: 19th century Chinese chair purchased from Artemis, Hong Kong, China Hanging Lamp (from ceiling) : Jeremy Cole Table Lamp: Portaroma Artwork Photo (above the bed) : Contemporary Swedish Artist, Gunnel Wahlstrand, represented by www.andrehn-schiptjen Stockholm, Sweden Props Shoes/Box : Burberry from Nordstrom Dress (on bed) : Vintage from Store B in Chicago Grey Throw (on bed): Calvin Klein from Macy’s Walk the Line - Pebble Furniture Chaise lounge: Formations through Holly Hunt Inc. Curtains: Fabrication of drapes thru Zirlin Interiors of Chicago Fabric: Nancy Corzine All photos provided by

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