Home layers

I love a home that has a lot of layers and accessories.  The best way to achieve this is to use various collectables, art, books, pictures, flowers, candles and vaces.   I find the areas in a  room I’m drawn to feel like they were layered at different times and items were accumulated over the years of the owners’ life.  The best way to ‘fake’ it is to buy items from unexpected places, such as tag sales, thrift stores, flea markets, auction houses, on line and don’t forget to revisit your own items hiding in that attic.  Most people like two colors, but I find more the better.  I’m drawn to an eclectic arrangement of unexpected items, textures and colors.  Which ever you enjoy, a couple colors or several, try different looks and items in your space as you never know what will happen, you just might like it!

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I love how neutral these accessories are in light grays and cream and work perfectly with this beautiful blue color shown in the handmade art and books.

The Enchanted Home: accessories arranging

Mostly white & lime with splashes of color.  The twigs brings nature into this traditional space.

A wooden desk decorated with books and sculptural home accessories

                          Layers of vintage items add so much interest to this space.

Shelves in a nook with accessories
Shelving is the perfect place to display your collections.
painted shelves bring out the accessories

I love how these accessories pop on the dark colored shelving.

dark shelving with white accessories

Whites and creams shine when layered together and pop with a dark background!

Cute shelves to organize in the bathroom.

I love the balance between functional and decorative accessories grouped together.

All white bookshelves and accessories give this sitting area a clean aesthetic.

White on white is so chic and so in control!

Edgy Style

When dressing yourself, I come from a place of “if you can wear clothes with an edge, then you should”.  Never hesitate when it comes to trying something on that you think may not work.  I’ve worked with clients who say they know it won’t look good on them and 9 time out of 10, their wrong.  Just try it!  Here are my inspirations when it comes to great style with an edge.  You can have a pretty basic outfit, but why not wear a boot instead of those go to flats, wear a trendy purse, bright lip color, or add a cape….just do something different!  By wearing clothing differently, you’re being stylish.  >wink<

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leopard + white + coral

white shirt dress
+photo credit by pinterest

Lazy Summer Style

When I think of dressing for summer I think of cotton dresses, sandals, white, big sunglasses, wearing hair up, floral clothing, shorts, tank tops, coverups, floppy hats, baseball caps, flip flops, canvas bags, capri pants, wedge Toms, bikinis, white T’s, painted toes, and tube tops!  Yes, I was born in the 70’s!  I love a little romance mixed with casualness.  I’ve always been inspired by girly girl meets tomb boy meets preppy meets classy pants.  You can make these combinations happen all summer long!

 

 
Mystique Turquoise Stone Sandals

One Teaspoon Hawaiian Crop Top at Free People Clothing Boutique

 
Raquel Welch

Free People

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White if you dare

I’m in love with all white, especially on it’s own it’s a statement.  If you dare…..here are some all white inspirations!

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Comfy
♥ Melancholie Soul ♥
white + tufted headboard
White Three Quarter Length Sleeve Round Neck Chiffon Blazer
 

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love all white outfits
White livingroom
All white outfit
*photos from Pinterest

My next project

Project:  Living room & Dining room area

My vision:  To mix gray browns into the two rooms with prints and paint.

Details:  Reupholster one or two chairs and sofa.  Paint walls and some accessories and add a Lucite coffee table.

Stage 1:  collecting fabrics, colors, taking measurements & ordering fabrics

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Dining room chocolate brown wall.

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My current living room space & style

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Collecting fabrics:  I love how these prints compliment one another

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This pillow is the perfect gray.  I picked up some spray paints to compliment this gray

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An antique chair that will be recovered with this bird print

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My current sofa.  As you can see there is some wear & stains.  I still love the lines and tufting of this sofa

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The ikat print that pushed me over the edge and decided to go for it

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Thinking of replacing as slip covering would be nearly as much

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Working through the samples to see how they work together

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My current taupy wall color

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I adore this animal print.  Wanted to use for slip cover but may use instead of bird fabric

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Much deeper color than my current sofa fabric.  I’m ready to go darker and softer to the touch.  Change is good.

P1010642How the prints work together

As you know, projects take time.  My next stage is to schedule the sofa & chairs and paint!  To be continued. . . . .

My Denim & Diamonds Outfit

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               Denim jacket by DKNY                                            Various necklaces piled up

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The nude bodysuit is by Victoria Secret.  I  adore the color, rhinestones & lace!!DSC_0011

‘Ardell’ Fashion Lashes

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                     Hair by Salon Sabeha DSC_0010

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‘essie’ ‘good as gold’ and ‘Revlon’ ‘Hearts of Gold FX’ nail polish.  Two coats of essie & several of ‘hearts of gold fx’ polish.  I made sure no hearts got on as they are so big.

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Shoes by Alfani.  Antique pearl broach.

Instead of a belt, I wrapped ‘Bling’ around my waist, held together with my broach.  ‘Bling’ also used on the center pieces at the event!

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Affordable outfits can be created for events!

Once I was invited to the Denim & Dimonds Event I immediately started by outfit wheel.

I went to the Wear House and bought this fab skirt for $25!!  I hit the Victoria Secret sale’s rack and found the bodysuit for $17.  I knew I needed to cover up, so I dug out my oldie but goodie DKNY jean jacket.  I picked up the peace clutch at Fashioneta for $30.  My shoes came from Macy’s for $76.  I piled on jewelry I already had and placed eye lashes on and painted my own nails.  Makeup from Making Faces and hair compliments of Salon Sabeha.  At the event, photos were taken by The Chick Who Clicks.  Thank you for your wonderful support.

To see my vision: https://jacobsohndesigns.com/2013/01/22/getting-ready-for-denim-diamonds/


Getting Ready for Denim & Diamonds

I’m attending a fund raising event called “Denim & Diamonds” this Saturday.  The cause is to to support, Jaden’s Ladder a non-profit organization that helps abused women in the area not only with shelter but an entire support system that enables long term guidance and self-reliance.

It is in the evening and there will be dinner and a silent auction.  I always love wearing something a tad more formal or dressy.  I didn’t want to just wear a dress and add diamond necklaces, and I love a good challenge when it comes to dressing up.  I picked up this raw silk skirt that has a lot of charm and I’ve let my imagination run wild from there!

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Since the raw silk is silvery-gray I knew I had to figure out how to add some bling to the waist area.

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I picked up this band of diamond-like 2 yard “Bling” at a local craft store.

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The skirt is long and the best way for me to balance it’s length is to wear a tight cami.  In this case, it’s from Vicki Secret’s so it’s bit skimpy than I’m comfortable with (COLD).

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The rhinestones and cami are goldish so I picked up some diamond bling to add.

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I used tweezers and jewel glue and added the diamonds throughout the other stones for contrast.

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I’m wearing a nude shoe without bling as the skirt is long and has a slight poof at the base.

Tom Binns Mega-Pile-On Pearl And Diamond Necklace

Piling up the necklaces to cover up!

rough texture, the jacket has a lot of texture and stuff on it to give the jean jacket rough texture

In order to keep myself warm from my skimpy lace cami, you guessed it~ a denim jacket!

Hair inspiration to keep all the attention on the diamond bling!
Like with any great party, getting ready is a process.  All good things take time.  Figuring out the rest of the details will come this week.  Nails, necklaces, purse, make up, lashes….it all adds up to one gorgeous night.
The final looks will be posted and as will others from the evening!!  I can’t wait to see how creative people get with this fun theme!  {wink}

Such Style

I am always impressed with people who can dress well, and I even get a little jealous when they have nailed down their own classic style.  Working an out fit to get all the attention it needs takes a lot of thought, whether this is intentional or not.  There are a lot of elements that line up perfectly when an outfit is stunning, like knowing what you want to wear, how to wear it and then, knowing the right place to wear it is the tricky part, but when those three magically happen~ that’s what I call a “stunner”.  There usually is one person at every event I attend that I find to shine like a star.  They just have their style down and the perfect place to go wearing it.  You be the judge, but this gal, Isis is a “stunner” to me!  So jealous of her effortless style.  Here are a few of my favorite Isis looks!  Notice how well she mixes inexpensive and affordable items to create her signature style!

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Get this look:

Burberry Scarf, Alpaca poncho, Jbrand jeans in Gold dust, Coach padded hat, Harlow snake skin clutch, Vince Camuto red platform booties.

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Get this Look:

Blazer, H&M fancy sequin pants, H&M jewelry

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Forever 21 high waisted shorts, Ella Moss vintage top

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Get this Look:

Forever 21 dress, gold leather belt, jewelry H&M, Kate Spade Sunglasses

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Get this Look:

Burberry brown sunglasses, coach scarf, James Perse button up, Ralph Lauren jeans, Ferragamo Belt, Sailing sneakers in metallic

Wall of Art

I enjoy being creative so I am drawn towards art work that evokes feelings, is modern with a heavy frame or mixed with traditional decor.  I love photographs mixed other eye catching art.  To me a frame is the bow on how the image is presented and enhanced.  One of my most favorite things to do is create an eclectic collection of images and art that hang together.  They don’t have to be like one another, but how they relate to each other or how you feel when you look at the pictures together.  Here are a few collections that I appreciate and admire.

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Love the different sizes and styles of grouped art.

One giant piece of work surround by various frames.
Black and white photographs that are the same size and same frames, but matted differently!
Similar color pallet, gold tones and art famed and unframed.  The the various sizes but all rectangles.
A mass of pictures that are symmetrical in style.
All this colorful art is created with white backgrounds.  Pops of color!
Framed the same!
Similar color pallet
Styles are very much the same and mostly unframed.
I tend to create photo collections that are of different styles and mixed medium.

Holiday Looks

Dressing for the holidays is a time to celebrate the special occasion, a reflection of this years style and your own inturpurtation of the season.

Traditional holiday plaid, pencil skirt pared with a polka dot blouse, and black nail polish.

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Red skinny pants, accessorized with leopard print and a bright jacket.

A sparkly sequence peplum paired with a pencil skirt.

Who: Ada Kokosar  What: Stylist and fashion consultant

Red and white floral blouse paired with a slim red skirt.  The brown belt and coat give the entire look a more casual feel.

:: a little audrey ::

Skinny black pants, cowl fur, pumps and bright red accessories.

Red sweater and green plaid vintage coat.  Gray is a neutral color.
White works during the holidays.  Straight leg trousers, silk blouse and a fur vest all accessorized with sparkle.
Gold sequence and beaded jacket, velvet pants, skinny belt and lacy blouse.
A girly plaid dress in pinks and red, skinny belt all covered with a bright red jacket.
Snake skin is very current, so pair it with bright red shoes and a sweater to tie it together.
Leopard print coat, stripes, piled up jewelry all brought back to earth with a denim shirt.