It must be the apple blossoms currently dotting San Francisco’s streets, because I cannot seem to shake my obsession with blush right now! I’ve been rounding up a ton of color inspiration – out my norm I realize – but I’m especially drawn to a touch of color when it has a sophisticated twist. Even though I’m loyal to my gender neutral spaces, a touch of glamorous style can’t hurt anybody, right?

Case in point:

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There are a few key ingredients to this look. Step one is starting with a neutral base. When layered on top of my beloved gray, a touch of blush feels cool and calming. Step two is keeping your hand light. There’s no need to over accessorize. Each piece makes a statement on its own. The secret ingredient to add the glam factor is a shot of metallic accents. A brass bar, a killer light fixture or a chic seat give a room a timeless quality. And as we get set to move into the Victorian (this week!) all I’m thinking about are things that will stand the test of time. Because we are never moving again.

That’s why I’m loving the new Kate Spade New York Home Collection. The extension of one of my favorite brands is a no-brainer. Their new furniture line mixes timeless glamour with the signature Kate Spade New York cheeky spirit. It’s the perfect place to go to recreate the timeless glamour vibe in your own home. I’m super excited to team up with them to add a little glamour to our new house. But you’ll have to wait to see that for a little while long. In the meantime, here’s how to get that sophisticated glam look.


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If you’re lucky enough to be in New York in the next couple months, be sure to stop in the Kate Spade New York Home Pop-Up Shop at 411 W Broadway to shop all of these stunning pieces in person. The pop-up runs through May 31st! I’ll be jealous.


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  1. I like the second photo best: the wonderfully imperfect wall, the gorgeous tomettes, the large painting.
    The first one offers an interesting idea, with the rosaces on the wall, as a monotone but texture-filled decoration.

  2. I love the bright floral chairs in the back of the first photo – any idea where they are from?
    Thank you!