Sunday, September 30, 2012

Announcing: The Launch of Lulu & Georgia!!


Happy Monday!!  I have a little something to brighten the beginning of the workweek blues for you.  Lulu & Georgia, a curated collection of vintage and unique home decor pieces and rugs, launches today!

Lulu & Georgia is the creation of Los Angeles native Sara Sugarman.  Sara's family's roots in the interior design industry run deep.  Since 1955, her family's company has been glamorizing residences, hotels, and businesses across the world. Sara named her new company for her grandfather, Lou, and her father, George.  From their inspiration, Sara has created Lulu & Georgia to provide that perfect rug, lamp, or sweet accessory to make your house a home.



Sara says, "As pioneers on the Los Angeles interior design scene, we take pride in the products we've created and the relationships we've forged over the years. Lulu & Georgia is for the next generation of trend-seekers. It's for the modern woman: the 9-5er, the housewife, the artist, the executive, the one doing all four. Glamorous, bohemian chic, vintage eclectic or cutting edge, Lulu & Georgia offers a bit of shine for every personality."

Erika of Small Shop Studio did L&G's branding and site design, and Inslee did the artwork illustration above.  Isn't it lovely?  The entire L&G collection is just as gorgeous.  
Sara has graciously offered all Peak of Tres Chic readers a 20% discount on all Lulu & Georgia items with promo code PEAKOFTRESCHIC20 through October 8!  
Here are a few items I'd love to add to my shopping bag:


Go check out the fab collection and let me know your favorite items!  You can also follow L&G on Twitter for updates and announcements.
Happy Monday!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Clean & Serene Bedroom Retreats

Ever since Amber (of Amber Interiors) shared with us her latest project, I've been swooning over bedrooms with clean, delicate colors.  How beautiful is her design?


The pattern and texture use is perfect and makes the room visually enticing despite the softer colors. 
 I've been on the hunt for inspiring bedrooms that feel like a retreat, but remain interesting and special, just like Amber's.  Here's what I've found so far...

I love the bronze table and fur chairs juxtaposed against a nearly all-white bedroom here.  It's a fab combination:


The artwork displayed in this bedroom is so unexpected- which is what I love about it.  Paired with the white and blue bedding, it balances out the room well:


This room mixes French elements with chinoiserie (chests).  I love the soft blue wall color and the zebra rug.


The glitter mannequin and moroccan lantern make this basic white bedroom pop.



Hello leopard carpeting!


Who knew beiges and whites could be so delicious?
Happy Friday, loves!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Aspen, CO Nuptials

I've got some serious eye candy for you today. Lauren Jones, a friend and fellow Houstonian, is one of the most stylish women I know.  To this day, her wedding pictures continue to wow me, although I've looked through them multiple times.  I knew you would find them inspiring too, so when I asked if I could share them she graciously agreed.
Lauren and Stanley Jones wed in Aspen, Colorado in August of 2008.  Lauren comes from a talented family.  Her mother, Helen Jancik, made her wedding dress, wedding coat, veil and headpiece, the flower girl's dress, the bridesmaids' earrings and shawls, the reception tablecloths, and the reception chair covers.  Can you believe that?  Helen is an extremely talented seamstress and designer.  

Let's start with a few bridal portraits of Lauren:



Lauren and Stanley began dating when they both lived in New York City, so it was only appropriate that a few bridals were taken while she strolled through Central Park:




Her veil is breathtaking.  The lace detail on the edges complements her long sleeved lace wedding dress that goes beautifully over her silk gown.  

Now let's move on to the Aspen, CO ceremony...








Lauren, with her talented mother, Helen:




Lauren's bridesmaids:


Groomsmen & Ushers:



The reception was held at the Aspen Sundeck.  At the reception sign-in table, various pictures of Lauren & Stanley during their relationship and bridal portraits are displayed in beautiful frames.


Twig lanterns lined the reception hall:



Yellow roses and candles lined the head table:


               Centerpieces consisted of horns, pheasant feathers, oak leaves, and acorns:





Absolutely beautiful.  I love that Lauren kept the overall aesthetic of her wedding natural- lots of wood accents and greens.  It was perfect for the mountain setting.

If you love her taste as much as me, then you'll be delighted to hear she's a Stella & Dot Director & Founding Leader!  I'm a big fan of S&D jewels, and with their new fall line out, I really need to hide my wallet.  Have you seen it? 
Go check out Lauren's site to peruse the collection, and if you live in the Houston area, book a trunk show with her for free jewels!


Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Favorite Fall Accessory Trends

I'm not typically this excited for fall fashion.  I've admitted many times that I don't believe in following trends- I think it's best to stick with classic pieces that will stand the test of time and that you know work well for you.  But this season I'm breaking my own rules. Because the "trends" are soooooo yummy.  Here are my top 4 favorites in the accessories category-



Which piece is your favorite?  Did I miss anything you find lust-worthy?  Let me know so I don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

8 Things I Loved & Learned Last Week: 4

Happy Tuesday!  How's the week going so far? Sorry for my lack of presence yesterday.  In case it wasn't apparent by my numerous instagram pics and tweets (my apologies for clogging your newsfeed), I was hangin with my parental units back in my hometown of OKC.  Sam & I went up for the weekend primarily so I could help them choose finishes for their new home, but also to see the OU game.  Too bad the Sooners didn't win.  I still had a blast doing what I love to do best~ working on interiors!  Which brings me to #1...

1.) LOVED selecting all the finishes for their new build.  The aesthetic we are shooting for is serene, spa-like, and clean.  We chose dark wood floors, and gray toned travertine for the flooring:


This picture truly doesn't do our selections justice.  When you are working with an iphone camera, there's only so much you can do to capture the beauty.

Here's the master bath shower wall tile, and the stones we are going to do for the entire shower flooring.  Despite what you might think, the stones are not uncomfortable at all.  They actually feel really good on your feet- but if you are skeptical, they are also offered in a flattened out variation.  Perfect for the spa environment we are trying to create:


2.) Loved rummaging through my mother's "give away" stack.  Truth be told, my mom is more stylish than me.  Honestly.  These Chanel flats were too small for her feet, but magically just perfect for mine.  I was happy to take them off her hands! :)


3.) I loved seeing Jessie Miller (of the Design Daredevil, who happens to be a great blog friend), do her thing on HGTV's "The White Room Challenge" Friday night.  She absolutely killed it, and I loved that her bubbly and confident personality shined through.  If you missed the episode, you have to watch it.




She's pretty fab.

4.) Because I am seemingly forgetting things I used to not forget, I learned I needed to invest in a planner that wasn't my iphone.  After discovering the Maybooks website, I was sold.  They have a plethora of beautiful patterns to pick from when designing your notebook or planner, and you can add a cute monogram, too! 


That adorable pencil came from Design Darling's "Things We Love" pencil set.  Another great office accessory. 

5.) I went to get a pedicure before hopping on my flight back to Houston yesterday, and guess who I sat next to?  None other than James Harden, NBA player for the Oklahoma City Thunder.  I was starstruck, but that didn't keep me from talking about our shared love of Houston, TX and pearl exfoliating pedicures. Fear the beard!


6.) I loved catching up with my brother and sister-in-law over a Sunday morning brunch.  They are probably the world's cutest couple- absolutely perfect for each other. 


7.) After brunch, the whole family went out to the pumpkin patch.  I was shocked to learn it was the first time my sister-in-law or boyfriend had EVER been to a pumpkin patch.  Clearly we had to give them the full experience.  When we got lost in the corn maze, I learned I am not a fan of them.  Whether it be my claustrophobia or my resulting itchy feet, I was pretty frantic to get the hell out of that maze.  Nonetheless, we stopped for a few photo ops.



7.) These flowers took my breath away.  Natural beauty at it's best.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Later Alligators

 
Morning sunshine!  I hope you don't have a case of the Mondays and are enjoying your day so far.  I am visiting my parents today and want to savor the moment...
 
 
I'll be back later today with my planned post.  Big X's and O's!
Sam