Posts Tagged ‘color’

Shopping Guide: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

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The holiday season is a whirlwind between family, friends, work, shopping, gift-giving, parties, and obligations! Whew! I know I’ve been running around like crazy, trying to get everything done so I can settle in with my family for a quiet holiday at home.

If you’re like me, you still might need one or two more items to fill the stockings. So here are some great ideas for anyone one your list – including YOU! Happy Holidays!







  1. LAFCO’s ski house candle – This candle captures the joyful balance of fresh winter air with an added cozy fireside aroma.
  2. Fringe Studio 2016-2017 Planner– Start the New Year off right with this festive confetti 17-month organizer.
  3. Kate Spade iPhone Battery– Get active without being interrupted this holiday with a slim, portable battery bank, accented with two-tone checks.
  4. Moon and Lola Key Chain– Stand out with a personalized monogrammed keychain that comes in attractive bright colors.
  5. Prynt Inkless Mini Photo Printer– Preserve sweet holiday memories in a snap with this iPhone photo printer.
  6. Nordstrom Fur Eye Mask– This luxurious faux fur eye mask will swiftly boost you into deep snooze!
  7. Lumee iPhone light case– Perfect and brighten your next selfie with the vibrant LED lights that line this phone case.
  8. Kate Spade Emoji Earrings– These classic emoji faces bring a playful detail to your look.
  9. Tory Burch face brush– Make your face “glow on the go” with this compact powder/bronzer brush. Great for tossing in your purse in a hurry.
  10. Jonathan Adler Bel Air Cobalt Mini Scoop Vase– Give a funky twist to the usual bud vase with this Lucite cube.
  11. Tory Burch Logo Bead Hinge Cuff– This simple beaded bracelet is timeless and can be layered with all of your jewelry for a trendy look.
  12. Dior Vernis Gel Effect Nail Polish– Use this classic pop of red to make you stand out at any holiday party.
  13. Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection– Look like a pro with this set of classic makeup brushes. Good brushes really do make all the difference!
  14. GiGi New York Passport Case– No more searching for the right bag at the airport! Travel in style with a personalized passport cover or luggage tag.

Tobi TV: 4 Ideas for a Spa-Like Bathroom

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As we hit the homestretch for the holidays, we just might need a place to get away from it all – maybe in a spa-like retreat in your own home! Creating a bathroom with that spa-like feel is much more than just picking the right calming paint colors, though. You need to remember luxurious details that take it over the top!


The bathroom in my Riverside Penthouse project has all the details that make a perfect stress-free getaway, so let’s look at this relaxing retreat!

Calgon, take me away! Let’s take another look at those luxurious bathroom ideas:

  1. Chevron marble for the floor in a master bath is an interesting detail that hits you as soon as you step inside!
  2. Brass and Lucite hardware makes it clear that your bathroom’s vanity is high-style.
  3. Octagon doors give shape and detail that are hallmarks of high-end retreats.
  4. A marble backsplash behind a soaker tub screams luxury. But not too loud, we’re relaxing in here!

A bathroom like this one will wash all your troubles away! Let me know in the comments below how you create a relaxing bathroom retreat!

Happy holidays!







For more tips and ideas, be sure to check out my YouTube Channel, featuring every episode of Tobi TV!

What Is That Color? Lavender Love

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I love designing rooms for kids, to give them a space that’s all their own and makes them feel special! So when I began to create this room for a fabulous little girl, I wanted to be sure it reflected who she was. She likes some feminine things, but she isn’t too girlie, so I knew the decor needed to reflect that. And once I found that fabulous toile on the window treatments, I knew I had a great color palette, too!


The paint color is Enchant by Sherwin-Williams, and it strikes that perfect balance between soft but not too sweet. And I loved it paired with the black and white combination of complementary colors – that really kept it grounded and sophisticated for this grown-up girl!

So what do you think of this lovely lavender? Would you use purple in one of your rooms? Tell me why or why not in the comments section below!

Colorfully yours,







Shopping Guide: Gifts for The Guys in Your Life

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Guys can sometimes be so difficult to buy for! If they’re like the men in my life, they already have what they need, and they sometimes have trouble telling you what they want. Well never fear – I’ve made a list of can’t-miss gifts that will give any guy on your shopping list a very happy holiday!

Happy Shopping!






1. Herschel Supply Co.’Novel’ Duffel Bag – A functional duffel bag from Herschel Supply is perfect for those weekend getaways, or for storing clothes for the gym.

2. Nordstrom’s Half-Zip Pullover – A cozy cashmere/cotton half-zip pullover will keep him warm and fashionable on those cold winter nights!

3. UGG Men’s Scuff Leather Slipper – Slippers are essential during the winter, and these super-soft leather scuffs will be his favorites for years to come.

4. The Jack Black ‘Jack Pack’ Set – This shaving set will make your guy look and feel dapper through the holidays and beyond!

5. Shinola Leather Wrapped iPhone Case – This isn’t just any iPhone case – it also holds credit cards, business cards, and more!

6. ‘Blaze’ Smart Fitness Watch – This health-inspired fitness watch from Fitbit will help your guy look stylish while he sticks to his fitness goals.

7. Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones – These leather over-ear headphones have a vintage look, but offer cutting-edge modern sounds!

8. Burberry Heritage Check Cashmere Scarf – This classic Burberry scarf will chase away the chill while wrapping your guy in style.

9. West Elm Leather Luggage Tag – A cleaver leather luggage tag will help his bags stand out from the crowd at any luggage carousel.

10. Swell Reflective Rose Gold 17-oz Bottle – This water bottle quenches his thirst for a handsome accessory at the gym.

11. Simon Pearce Crystal Cube Table Clock – This crystal cube clock will let your man know that time flies when he’s having fun with you!

12. Jonathan Adler Toulouse Dartboard Set – It’s all fun and games for any guy who gets this playful and colorful dart set.

13. Montblanc Urban Spirit Manhole Cuff Links – This handsome pair of onyx and stainless steel cufflinks make a sophisticated statement.

14. Horchow Faux-Fur Fox Christmas Stocking – Make him smile on Christmas morning with this personalized faux fur stocking.

15. Assouline Publishing’s Ferrari – Rev up any car lover’s engines with this coffee table book that pays homage to the classic Ferrari style.

Tobi TV: 5 Fashion Tips for Your Kitchen

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I can hear some of you saying: “Fashion tips for the kitchen?! Have you been hitting the eggnog, Tobi?” But you really can dress up your kitchen with fashion ideas! I find a lot of inspiration on runways, even for rooms like the kitchen where you can take your look from haute couture to haute cuisine.


The key to designing a fashion-forward and glamorous kitchen is to make the space feel luxurious and expensive while adding in some unexpected features that make it ahead of it’s time. Let’s take a look at one of my favorite haute kitchens!

Can you see why I love this kitchen? Let’s recap what really makes the design so fashionable:

  1. Don’t be afraid to embrace Carrara marble countertops for a glamorous kitchen. Nothing is more beautiful, especially with a matching backsplash.
  2. Tired of white kitchens? Try a shade of gray for your cabinetry and brass hardware for a fashion-forward look.
  3. A sleek induction cooktop with a mirrored finish will add some high-tech shine to your haute couture kitchen.
  4. Brass is back and really packs a punch for a glamorous kitchen! Try adding brass with a vent hood, hardware, or pendant lighting over the island.
  5. Add something unexpected to your kitchen, like a library ladder to get to those hard-to-reach cabinets, or think about out-of-the-box ideas for seating.

Details really will pump up the glamour, so try these tips to make your kitchen runway ready. Let me know in the comments below how you are inspired by fashion in your home!







For more tips and ideas, be sure to check out my YouTube Channel, featuring every episode of Tobi TV!