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Gift Guide: Cozy Time

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It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us. And if you haven’t already started your shopping you better get a move on! I love this time of year in part because I love searching for the perfect gift for those on my list. So since I’m already doing the hard work of finding all the top gift ideas this year, I thought I’d make your shopping a bit easier, too!

Just in time for the big holiday shopping weekend, I’m bringing you my first of several gift guides for those on your list. Today’s guide is all about helping you and your loved ones stay cozy and comfy all winter long.

So have fun shopping my “Cozy Time” gift guide by clicking through the links. You’ll have your list whittled down in no time at all and I’ll see you back here soon with more fantastic gift ideas for all the amazing people in your life.

Happy Shopping! xo,






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1. Fujifilm Instax Smartphone Printer –Cozy up with your smart phone and print out all your latest photos that make you feel loved and adored with this handy Smartphone printer.

2. The Year of Cozy— Start living a more thoughtful life with help from this book from blogger Adriana Adarme. This neat book full of recipes, crafts, and projects will make you look forward to every little moment in life and will have you feeling happy and cozy all year long!

3. Cupcakes and Cashmere –And since one blogger’s book is never enough, settle in with Cupcakes and Cashmere (how’s that for cozy?) and be inspired by Emily Schuman’s lifestyle advice, interior design ideas, and tips for entertaining at home. Don’t miss Emily’s DIY design projects and party planning ideas.

4. Felt Floppy Hat–How can you be cozy without making sure your head is warm? This stylish wool felt Floppy Hat is the perfect topper for your noggin (or all the noggins you love) all winter long!

5. Accent Pillow with Pompoms–Who says cozy can’t be chic? I love these accent pillows with fur pompoms on the corners. They are extra festive and fun but functional for cuddling with, too!

6. Hanging Rattan Chair–Whether you want to cozy up indoors or on your covered porch this season, this cool ’60s-inspired hanging rattan chair is the perfect solution for you. Pick out a coordinating Serena and Lily cushion for the seat, grab your favorite throw, and this baby is the perfect place for reading a book or taking a long winter’s nap.

7. Faux Fur Throws–Speaking of cuddling up with a throw, how about choosing one of these faux fur beauties? In gorgeous neutral shades from beige to gray to my personal favorite, blush, these textured fur throws reverse to a cozy microfiber on the other side, making them perfect for covering up in any room in your house.

8. Thymes Frazier Fur 3-wick Candle–This gorgeous 3-wick candle smells of just-cut forest fragrance, reminding you of seasonal celebrations, holidays, or wintertime. Light this fresh-smelling beauty and cozy up by the fire with a cup of cocoa for a relaxing night.

9. Burberry Fur Pom-pom Beanie–This soft, wool cashmere beanie in a yummy shade of coral is about as comfy and cozy as you can get. And thanks to fashion house Burberry, it’s chic and sophisticated, too! Santa, I’ll have one of these please.

10. Tory Burch Face Brush–Why should your face be left out of all the comfy and cozy fun? This Tory Burch designed extra-soft bristle face brush is perfect for applying powder, bronzer, or blush while adapting comfortably to the contours of your face. It’s a cozy way to make you look your best this holiday season and the perfect size for a stocking stuffer!

11. “Chinchilla” Rabbit Fur Collar Scarf–Soft and plush rabbit fur dyed in gorgeous shades of gray makes this a great piece to keep your neck cozy and warm this winter.

12. Peppermint Lip Scrub–This minty-fresh lip scrub will leave you wondering where it’s been all your life. Say goodbye to dry and flaky lips and say hello to soft and supple smackers. This might be the key to helping you cozy up to your sweetie this holiday season! And it makes a great stocking stuffer, too.

13.  “Cable knit” Ceramic Mug Set –Even your beverage looks warm with these “Cable Knit” motif ceramic mugs. This set of 3 mugs make the perfect gift to warm your friends’ hearts and their favorite beverages. This gift will remind them that you think they’re the best thing since hot cocoa!

14.  “Cozy Cozy” Hooded Wrap–And finally nothing says cozy (or double cozy) like this “Cozy Cozy” hooded wrap from Nordstrom. With hidden inner snaps, you can make this wrap have a high neck or a draped shawl collar depending on just how cozy you want to be. This would be an amazing gift for all those in your life who like to be comfy and warm all day until they can get to their flannel PJ’s at night.


Gifts for Fashionistas

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Tory Burch trench coat

If you know anything about me at all, you know I have a passion for fashion! So today I thought I’d put together a fun gift list for anyone in your life who is a fashionista, too. Any fashion expert will tell you that a number-one staple in your wardrobe should be a trench coat, and I love the sleek stylish design from Tory Burch above, with its patent leather trim. Click through the caption link to get your own!


Banana Republic LBD

Another key piece in any fashionista’s wardrobe has to be the Little Black Dress, and I’m crazy for this version from Banana Republic! It comes in an easy ponte fabric that is no-muss no-fuss.


Raoul Mouret skirt

For a brighter look, I love this Raoul Mouret gold skirt from Lord & Taylor – it’s a colorful and slightly edgier look that will shine in the winter months that are coming!


Skirt from JOA

Piperlime has a jacquard brocade skirt that is gorgeous and sophisticated! It would be perfect for any holiday party on your list.

And here are a few fashion items that would be great stocking stuffers for a fashionista:


Beauty sleep mask from Kate Spade g

Sunglasses from Warby Parker


Compact from Henri Bendeln

Texting gloves from Old Navy

Need even more ideas? Visit my Gifts for Fashionistas pinboard here! Happy shopping, ya’ll!









Gifts for Techies

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Tory Burch FitBit bracelet

It’s Cyber Monday- a BIG shopping day online, and a great day to talk about gifts for techies! I hope Santa is reading this blog post because the gift I’ve put on the very top of my list for this holiday season is the Tory Burch FitBit bracelet! It’s a chic and stylish way to hide your FitBit while you keep track of your fitness routine throughout the day. Much better than that rubber bracelet, right?

The tech world is offering a lot of fantastic ideas for gifts this year, and there are quite a few that I have my eye on! Check out my favorite picks for gadgets to give this holiday season:

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Bose SoundTrue headphones look stylish, and deliver fab sound


The Beats speaker is sleek and small, but gives a lot of volume!


This bluetooth-enabled Iwerkz foldable keyboard helps you type on smaller devices


Mighty Purse recharges your phone in style!


I first saw this Native Pop handset at the awesome 21c hotel! Makes talking and working easy and chic!

Aren’t these tech gifts fun and useful? I have even more ideas on my pinboard – just click here! I’ll bet you might find a few great gifts, and a few things for you!

‘Tis the season! Happy Cyber Monday!










Gifts for Home Bodies

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Surya pillow in raspberry and orange

Not only is the home my business as an interior designer, but MY home is my favorite place to be! I love to be there with my daughter and husband – we have so much fun at our new house, and though it’s not quite finished and ready for cooking big dinners for family or entertaining our friends, it will be soon. For now just having a quiet night on our own together is one of our favorite ways to settle in. This weekend when we’re full of Thanksgiving Turkey, we’ll be enjoying a warm fire and admiring our freshly decorated Christmas Tree at home. I might even have a few gifts wrapped and tucked underneath the tree.

Speaking of gifts, some of the best gifts for me – and the ones that I love to give – are for the home, like this bright and bold Surya pillow above! Oh how I love a graphic trellis pattern. Here are more of my favorite things for the home this holiday season that just might be perfect for people on your list:


Bright blue ramekins from Rachel Ray

There are about a million things I can think to cook in these beauties. Let’s see…individual Sweet Potato Casseroles sound delish! Yes, the recipe with the brown sugar praline topping. And cobalt is still my favorite color this year so it would be delicious on the inside and gorgeous on the outside.


Greek key patterned vase from Three Hands

Bet you’re surprised I would select something embellished with Greek key…NOT! And this piece is especially great because it’s Greek Key AND blue! A pair of them might look handsome on my new mantle.


Moscow Mule mug from Mikasa

When my friends come to Little Rock and stay out our fabulous Capital Hotel, they love drinking Moscow Mule’s in traditional copper mugs. Why not have some of these cooper beauties at home so you can have your favorite drink and not even leave the house? We might just have to ask the Capital to share their recipe.


Juliska dessert plates from Saks

I love all things Juliska. We eat from their whiteware each day at the office. And when Juliska meets a Toile or Transferware look I want to be the first person in line. And if these charming dessert plates are good enough for Saks Fifth Avenue…enough said! 
food52cake_612My favorite Jadeite, in a cake stand from Food52

I have this VERY Jadeite cake plate in 3 sizes and I have given one like it to lots of people in my life who love to bake. But even if you hate baking and are using this pretty stand to make your favorite bakery cake look impressive, who can resist it’s minty green color. It’s the perfect piece to take your favorite cakes to a new height!

As you can see, I LOVE to select gifts for the home! I have even more ideas on my pinboard – just click here to view it! What are your favorite gifts for home bodies? Tell me in the comments below.

Happy shopping, ya’ll!



Shop My One Kings Lane Sale, Today Through Saturday!

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I’m so excited that today is the launch of my fourth Tastemaker Tag Sale with One King’s Lane! Not sure what that means? Imagine being able to shop my personal collection of furnishings and accessories for just 72 hours. You’ll find items that I’ve handpicked and ordered custom for staging, photo shoots, and MORE. Let me give you a sneak peek of what you’ll find on my sale this week.

By now you’re probably pretty familiar with my formal living room. But now you can purchase some key pieces that will give your own space the same mood of feminine power and grace:


Remember this bold guest bedroom? Now you can get the look!



And on the sale you’ll find some dramatic pieces that will help you recreate this warm and playful design, from my former family room:


famrmoklThere are also some gorgeous and functional furniture pieces that will serve your family beautifully, like this hydraulic table that can be coffee or cocktail height, depending on what you need at the time. Perfect for families who do a lot of entertaining!



And check out some of the hot black and white items and then pair them with a color punch!



I just know that everyone will find something to LOVE! So go shop NOW, before the goodies are all gone!


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