Modern Brass

Modern Brass

Want to give your home a modern, fresh update?  Get on board with brass! I know, I know — brass is usually so shiny and cheap-looking and not very awesome.  But recently I’ve been noticing a more modern brass.  This brass has a matte finish, a darker patina, looks entirely...(read more)
Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

  My life might be sweet and lovely, but currently it is also very unorganized. Maybe you’re like me, and you find tons of interesting, creative, inspiring, and beautiful stuff online everyday — then you immediately forget everything you saw, and scratch your head wondering where you found that lovely...(read more)
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Tuesday's Top...iPhone Cases

Tuesday’s Top…iPhone Cases

I think I’m just about the only person I know who doesn’t have an iPhone (yet…!) But that hasn’t stopped me from drooling over some super cute cases. Seems like everyone from kate spade to marc jacobs has been designing cases.  And there are even lots of small shops that design cases as well —... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Purple + Pink

Wedding Color Palette / Purple + Pink

Wouldn’t these colors make for such a sophisticated event?  I love the deep, dark purple mixed with some pops of bright pink.  Throwing in a bit of the navy blue helps to round out this bold and soothing color palette.   [photo source]   ————— Like this post?  Now you can like Sweet and Lovely Life on... (read more)
Golden Globes Trend: Pastels

Golden Globes Trend: Pastels

Remember the Reem Acra gown (6th from the top) I included in my round up of pretty alternatives to a traditional white wedding gown?  Turns out Julie Bowen (the mom on Modern Family) wore the dress to the Golden Globes last night.  So pretty!     Pastels and neutrals seemed to be popular this year at the... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

  Glittery beaded wallpaper.  For real.  I need this, like, right now. (from above) Pretty luxe bowls / Sweet silver serving tray / Lovely patterned vase Could there be anything more adorable than a cruise ship-shaped clutch? A very unique little gift, for the musician in your family. (Also, just a great site to find fun gifts!) Love the oversized clutch  ... (read more)
It's in the Details: Nailhead Trim

It’s in the Details: Nailhead Trim

It’s usually the small details that make the biggest statement in a design.  You can tell that something is really special if everything is perfectly thought out and even the smallest parts are paid careful attention. (One reason that I love everything at Anthropologie — they seem to take time to consider the extra details... (read more)
A Little Bit of Pretty

A Little Bit of Pretty

Just some pretty things for the day.  Neutrals, I love ’em. Sunray Pleat Dress, Orla Kiely ***03/16/12 Update: Check out Kate Middleton rocking this Orla Kiely dress! Love it! Faux Fur Collar Blazer, Miss Selfridge Brisas Villa Dress, Nick & Mo Tartlet Burst Top, Anthropologie In Tandem Skirt, Mod Cloth Bow Valley Rosa, kate spade... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Outdoor Boots

Tuesday’s Top…Outdoor Boots

Yesterday’s snow made me realize that I should be looking for some cute winter boots (for when we actually get some serious snow accumulation.) In looking around, I found a few too many awesome options and couldn’t narrow it down!  I think I’m leaning toward the pair of bright orange Kamik boots (#7.)  Such a... (read more)
Favorite #9: Lovely Snowfall

Favorite #9: Lovely Snowfall

My favorite amount of snow is just a little bit — not so much that it causes problems, but enough that the world looks a little grey and cozy.  Luckily for me, we got exactly that much snow yesterday afternoon here in DC, and I went on pretty, snowflake-filled walk in the neighborhood.  I even... (read more)
The Dessert Trend of 2012 is.....

The Dessert Trend of 2012 is…..

…layer cake! At least, that’s the prediction of James Oseland at Saveur Magazine. I’ve said it before, I think layer cakes are the best. So beautiful and delicious.  The more layers the better! I suppose this marks the potential end of the reign of the cupcake, the (French) macaron, and the whoopie pie, which have... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Purple + Grey

Wedding Color Palette / Purple + Grey

This week’s wedding palette is soft and beautiful.  Purple and grey are a great combination — think: grey bridesmaid dresses and purple flowers.  Would be a perfect color scheme for a winter or early spring wedding. (UPDATE: Also check out our purple and grey inspiration board for more ideas! And check out the Benjamin Moore paint... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

  Remember the perfect gold closet?  Turns out Nate also designed the perfect bathroom in the same house. (From above.) A funky grey-yellow-black-white interior renovation.  With stripes! Coolest extension cord ever. (Who would ever think to spruce up an extension cord?  Very cool.) A fun calendar for the child in you. (Or your child.) Nothing beats a... (read more)
Favorite #8: Downton Abbey

Favorite #8: Downton Abbey

Are you watching Downtown Abbey?  If not, it’ll be your new favorite show! It’s so lovely and charming, and I just can’t get enough. I caught the first season on Netflix last year, and the second season is starting this weekend — Sunday, January 8th on Masterpiece Classics on PBS. The show is centered on... (read more)
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