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So it’s known that I like to rebel a bit when it comes to holiday tradition. This year I made brunch for Thanksgiving and I am also in love with more muted and metallic decor. (Maybe I’m just addicted to shiny stuff in general?) Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite ideas. If you’re a visionary optimist, you can turn what you already have into Christmas decorations if you just put your mind to it. Really get those gears going in a positive way, before the chaos joys of the season has you losing your marbles.   christmas decor 2

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salt & pepper shakers | bunting | metallic print napkins | gold mercury glass vases
white plate | woodgrain plate | rose gold serving spoons | gold fox shaker | squirrel nutcracker | bar cart

 Excitement has yet to be overpowered by nervousness when it comes to hosting Thanksgiving brunch this year. I’m planning on mixing in some sparkle and shine to the day and it’s all about the details. I’m planning on rounding up some of my mercury glass and shiny decor and balance it with some more rustic elements. I plan to cover the table in craft paper and give my nephews some crayons – which I’m sure the adults will enjoy too. :)

The above board has my vision of the day, with most items coming from Target and West Elm. Those are two of my favorite places to pick up great decor and entertaining necessities that will look great during the holiday and long after. And what is more fall-centric than animal themed housewares?  (As an aside, I’m hoping you all get my C+C Music Factory reference with that squirrel nutcracker. Cue to 2:18 on this vid and be taken back to the greatest lyrics. of. all. time. Not an exaggeration. And, as a bonus random factoid: yours truly rocked the fifth grade talent show dancing to that. Knee pads and all.)

But seriously, besides having your loved ones around the table, what can make a better holiday than glittery letters, rose gold serveware and faux bois plates?


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Do you share your living space with a dude? Chances are you’re like me and dreaming of feminine spaces that just aren’t in the cards for you. Yet, I feel as though the home office is a unique space where you can get away with girly touches. If it’s your space to work, you could argue that pink hues and gold finishes are a requirement for your productivity. There are studies to prove those things boost brain power. Trust me on that one.

This series exists to help narrow down my inspirational interior image collection to define my personal style and serve as a guide for our next place. I don’t exactly plan on getting this level of feminine to fly with my guy, but a girl can dream. Here are the details that I’m loving:

Soft Textured Pink
White Parsons Desk
Statement Metallic Lamps
Framed Art and Inspiration Boards
Sleek Office Chairs
Simple, Yet Stylish Organizers

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Pendant | Side Table
Print | Pillow | Sofa | Rug

Urban Outfitters has been known to surprise me, in good and bad ways. It can be off-putting to see relics from my childhood – Lisa Frank holiday cards or a My Little Pony pint glass anyone? – marketed to the younger set as “vintage novelties.” Yet I wanted to feature some great finds from their “apartment” section. While not technically filed in their “rad stuff” section – alongside the actually awesome giant googly eyes – much of the apartment stuff is in fact quite rad. With styles ranging from mid-century modern to edgy contemporary, their furniture and decor are fit for a more, dare I say, mature living situation. Just steer clear of the crazy shower curtains, OK?