Friday, January 25, 2013

Home decor inspiration: Unapologetically feminine

Images via Style at Home

I've been feeling a little bit under the weather lately (must be the lack of sunshine or that damn flu). I feel like a prolonged vacation on some far away sunny island (preferably without wifi) would be in order. Unfortunately, I'm nowhere near of breaking the bank and flying off to St. Barts (after all, I think they are fully connected to the internet over there). That's why I've been scouring the internet in search of colorful, optimistic, and pretty inspiration (like this extraordinarily beautiful spring makeup by Dior), and that's why I instantly fell in love with this bright, cheerful and unapologetically girly pad featured in Style at Home

I believe that your home should always reflect your character and the things you love. Of course, if you're living with your boyfriend or husband, there are many compromises to be made, but even living with a man should never prevent you from letting your true personality shine brightly. And if that means adding pops of bright pink and orange here and there, then be it!

Ideas to steal:

Chanel is always a good idea: three matching prints above the sofa prove that the owner knows her fashion abcs. 
Floral patterned pillows adding a pop of fun and color to the neutral beige sofa.
Studded white tray as an original and unexpected accent piece. 

Ideas to steal:

Dark brown oval dining table and matching Louis chairs. This is the epitome of dining room glamour to me. 
All the feminine and sophisticated accents: tiered white cake stand, soup bowl and tea tin used as vases, overflowing with pink blooms. Of course, pink macarons are always the perfect finishing touch.
Black and white statement chandelier: the ultimate nod to the old Hollywood glamour.

Ideas to steal:

White lacquered tray holding bar cart essentials.
Bright orange birdcage as an accent piece.
The collection of Penguin clothbound classics as part of the colorful decor. 

Ideas to steal: 

Fashion illustrations in black and white, right above the tufted headboard.
Combination of crisp white bedding and bright pink and Hermès orange accent pillows (these colors always remind me of Hermès carrés).
Colorful and uncluttered nightstand.

Penguin classics as accent pieces that add a pop of color to the white nightstand.
Orange tumbler as a vase.

Ideas to steal:

Sleek white office desk (Parsons, of course).
Overflowing vision board that allows you to keep track with all your dreams, goals and accomplishments. 
Statement purple rug.


  1. Feminine AND gorgeous AND glamorous!

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  3. That's way more glamorous than my home! I love the accents, but the overall look is a little too glossy for my liking... Have a lovely weekend xo

  4. I WANT that table and the Chanel pictures.Everything looksn absolutely amazing ;) happy Friday ;)

  5. You've got an unique taste! I like the colours, the prints and Hermes accessories :))

  6. Beautiful! I love the Chanel pictures!

    I hope you feel better soon!

  7. Fantastic home inspiration Ivana! I always love to see this kind of stuff from blogs, the second images is my fav, so inspiring and truly feminine! Happy friday dear! Kisses! xo

  8. I'm in love with the rich bold colors against the clean crisp white; so beautiful.

  9. This is gorgeous! I love all the girly glamour!

  10. Hi Ivana! Gosh, such an incredibly busy week for me! First, thanks so much for stopping by to see me since I started posting more ... truly such a treat to see you there! Second, I read your comment and tweet re: your Brunch with a Blogger series ... thank you! I'd love to (caveat: if it involves a personal photo, I'd like to wait until I have a chance to have a professional photo to taken ... it was one of my New Year's resolutions, in fact, to have one done. Just let me know. I love this post because it's about some of my favorite things: daydreaming about sneaking away for a sunny holiday, pink and orange (one of my favorite color combos) and interior design (which I LOVE)! Thanks so much for the inspiration ... if it's okay, I'll post a couple of my favorite shots on the post to Pinterest with the name of your post and linked to you so that hoards of people can come find this beautiful post! lol Have a great weekend, Ivana! xoxo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration

  11. I love these examples of glamorous feminine decor you present here Ivana! Since I'm married, I can't go all out with unabashedly feminine colors and decor but thankfully my husband concedes to most of my choices which are within reason of course. We do have a mauve duvet and cherry blossoms on the wall in the bedroom :)

    Do take care of yourself and feel better soon sweetie! Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  12. These wonderful colours and prints are gorgeous, glamorous and so stylish. I like the orange and pink together.

  13. Ivana, such a great feminine interior! I used to hate super girly houses. My first roommate did our entire apartment in shades of pink right down to our mixing bowls and fuzzy toilet cover... however this feature is amazing! Thanks for sharing



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