Aerin Lauder’s Aspen Home

I first saw Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home in Vogue magazine a few years ago. I recently stumbled across the photos on Pinterest and was reminded once again of why I love it so much. The huge steel windows throughout the house, for one (and I don’t mind that killer view either)! After seeing all the fur throws in this home, I am now on the lookout for a new faux fur throw to drape over my black leather sofa. Oh, and what I wouldn’t do for a set of those circle chairs! Definitely keeping an eye out on Craigslist for something similar!

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Photographed by François Halard
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I really dislike cold weather, but sometimes I secretly wish I lived somewhere cold so I could wear Sorel boots!Aerin Lauder 7

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Sweater | Bowl | Lamp | Circle Chair | Sofa | Fur Pillow | Sorel Boots | Bear | Chair


Budget Bathroom Update

We are just beginning the planning process for updating my mom’s small guest bathroom.  She is working on a super-tight budget, so we will not be replacing the bath/shower combo or the toilet or moving around any walls. However, the vanity is white builder-grade from the early 90’s, and there is peeling linoleum on the floor, so those are two things that absolutely need replacing.

A lot of people spend lots and lots of money on bathroom renos. That’s great, if you have an out-of-this-world budget. We don’t. But I don’t think that should compromise great style. You can see, below, that it is 100% possible to change things up without spending an arm and a leg, with really classy results! If we stick to this plan exactly (unlikely, since we are just getting started–but I’ll keep you posted!), my mom will be able to have a completely updated bathroom for under $800! Don’t ever let a small budget keep you from making your home something you are proud of!

BathroomArtwork 1: $15 (plus frame)

Artwork 2: $15 (plus frame)

Floor Tile: $30 (covers 17.22 sq. ft.)

Light Fixture: $79

Mirror: $35

Vanity: $559

Shower Curtain: $29

TOTAL: $762

New at West Elm

Have you stopped by West Elm lately? They are absolutely killing it with their latest collection.  A few of my favorites:
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Shanna Murray Salad Plates / Slate + Glass Domed Tray

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Faux Mongolian Lamb Pouf / Eclipse Chandelier

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Emmerson Daybed / Nailhead 3-Drawer DresserScreen Shot 2013-10-27 at 5.32.49 PM

Adjustable Metal Floor Lamp / Crystal Votive Holders

Screen Shot 2013-10-27 at 5.30.54 PMRustic Wood Divided Box / Glass Shadow Boxes

Friday Pinspiration

Happy Friday! Hope you have all had a good week! We got the first taste of fall around here with some much cooler weather. This weekend, we are going to a fall festival in Grant Park, and I couldn’t be more excited — fall really is my favorite time of year! If there’s time later, we may even attempt painting pumpkins!

Here are some of my favorite pins of the week, to help get your weekend off to an inspired start:


Friday Pinspiration :: Mill Street

Friday Pinspiration :: Mill Street

Friday Pinspiration :: Mill Street

Friday Pinspiration :: Mill Street

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