Blue Bohemian

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Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Top: Free People | Jeans: Paige Denim | Necklace: J.Crew | Bracelet 1: J.Crew | Bracelet 2: Alex and Ani | ClutchTory Burch (Similar) | Shoes: Kate Space | Lip Color: “Pink Lilly” Bobbi Brown | Nail Polish 1: “In the Cab-Ana” Essi | Nail Polish 2: “Jacuzzi” Sephora

Good morning readers! For today’s B.A.D Street look I was in the mood for something Bohemian. This beautiful Free People top is the perfect piece for the summer! It’s super fun to wear, and is very comfortable. I paired the top with pieces that keep the look fresh. Are you a fan of the look? Get more B.A.D street looks here! –Ashley 

8 Spaces You Need To See: Part III

blog-about-design-lonny (ABOVE) You need to see the beautiful candle chandelier and living room furnishings in this space. You also need to see the beautiful color palette. This space is not decorated like the typical outdoor patio area. The furnishings are more suitable for a living room as is the candle chandelier. This space feels like the extension of a home.  I love how the greenery pops against the furnishings.

There are three elements every space needs to have: the color white, wood, and pops of color! Whether these elements are incorporated into a space boldly or subtly is up to you. White is clean and fresh and is a great wall color as it’s a base and allows the rest of the space to be more energetic. Wood brings warmth into a space and makes it feel cozy and inviting. Lastly, a pop of color lifts a space is makes it feel more dimensional. I can’t imagine a space without color. Color can be added with a bouquet of flowers, or with a pillow, the possibilities are endless. In addition, the color does not need to be red or pink, it can be more subtle, all I’m saying is no black and white-only rooms! You need to see these 8 spaces because, they incorporate all these important elements in some form. What do you think? Are you a fan of these spaces? You can see more spaces here!

kim-blog-about-design-living-room (ABOVE) You need to see the colors, furnishings, and accessories in this space. The furnishings are vintage and contemporary. My favorite pieces in this space are the chandelier and the area rug. While the chandelier is more formal, the area rug is more bohemian. This mixture of styles creates a very inviting and relaxed space.

blog-about-design-colorful-living-room (ABOVE) You need to see how colors and white works in this space. White is the main color in this space and the brighter colors are brought into the space in small doses.

blog-about-design-eclectic-living-room (ABOVE) You need to see how the furnishings and the different textures are used in this space. The furniture in this space feels very personal. Bringing unique pieces into your home is very important. Your home should feel like you not like someone else or look anyone else’s.

blog-about-design-jonathan-adler-shelter-island-home-01 (ABOVE) You need to see how natural materials play a role in this space. The wood ceiling, potted plants, stone table and stone floors bring nature into the space and the colorful furnishings play on these elements. Overall this space is playful and inviting.

kelly-wearstler-living-room (ABOVE) You need to see the color palette, and use of wood in this Kelly Wearstler space. All the natural elements in this space make it feel very relaxed and inviting. I’m a huge of the how the furnishings work together in this space to create a unique experience.

blog-about-design-CKD_2012Showcase_Med-Res001 (ABOVE) You need to see the desk in this space. This space is a mix of traditional and modern elements. While the desk is simple and sleek, the space itself boasts columns, crown moldings, and drapes. Overall this office serves as a great canvas for all the pretty looking shoes on the shelves.

blog-about-design-kitchen-eclectic (ABOVE) You need to see the wood cabinetry and modern furnishings in this space. This space would be perfect in a modern farmhouse. I love how the bar stools and stone counter tops stand out in this space. The wood cabinetry and ceilings allow the key elements in a kitchen to stand out, like the refrigerator, range, bar stools, and counter tops.

(Photography via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)

Missing From Your Closet

missing-closet-blog-about-design-template-WOMEN {WOMEN} Dress: Tart | Top: Velvet by Graham & Spencer | Shorts: Topshop | Necklace: Joomi Lim | Heels: Valentino | Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Jeans: Moto | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: J.Crew | Dress: Issa | Heels: Sophia Webster | WatchRumbaTime

missing-closet-blog-about-design-template-MEN {MEN} Shirt: Rip Curl | Jeans: Billabong | Sneakers: Rag & Bone | Backpack: Herschel | Sunglasses: Illesteva | Briefcase: Ben Minkoff | Boat Shoes: Quoddy | Pants: Lira | Shirt: J.Crew | Tie: ASOS | Boardshorts: O’Neill | Shirt: On The Byas | ShoesBirkenstock

Pink Roses

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Necklace: J.Crew | Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Bag: Cole Haan | Bracelet 1: J.Crew | Bracelet 2: Ben Amum (Similar) | ShoesTory Burch (Similar)

Good morning readers! For today’s B.A.D Street look I wanted to keep it classic and fresh. I’m a huge fan of flowers, and love placing a bouquet in a flat tote. Flowers liven a look and add a pop of color. Are you a fan of the look? –Ashley 

Travel In Style To Naples, Italy

Amalfikueste_Fischerort-Positano-naples-italy-blog-about-design (ABOVE) Naples curved bay mountain side. I was literally speechless when I came across this stunning photograph of Naples. The stunning blue water and colorful homes curved around the mountains is so scenic.

I’m a huge fan of Italy, especially southern Italy. Naples, which is located south of Rome is one of the most historic and culturally rich city in the world. The city has the best of everything. Delicious food, incredible architecture, and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. Looking through countless photographs of Naples, I was drawn by the beautiful array of colors. The buildings in Naples are not dark and cold, but rather bright and vibrant. This energy is carried through in the boats, decor, and people, etc. Naples, is the place to be if you want to smile and enjoy life! 

One of my favorite shots is the third photograph down with the colorful boats, and buildings. It perfectly shows what Naples is all about. What do you think of Naples, Italy? Have you been here before? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you! Now go eat some pizza!

flowers-Naples-italy (ABOVE) This photograph was taken at the Castle Nuovo, which is a medieval castle located in Naples. Despite the castle being incredible dark and grand, the grounds are full of white and pink flowers and beautiful Cypress trees!

Naples-Italy-blog-about-design (ABOVE) What I love about this photograph is not just that the buildings are colorful, but the beauty of the actual colors. The yellow buildings look like they are gold leafed. What a stunning yellow!

Pizza-at-Da-Michele-blog-about-design-naples-italy (ABOVE) Going to Naples, you need to try some pizza. This is a classic pizza with mozzarella cheese, sauce, and a thin crust. How yummy!

dessert-naples-italy-lobster-tail-blog-about-design (ABOVE) Another classic Italian food is the Lobster Tail. A rich creamy filling and a crispy shell, what’s is not to love about this dessert. I’m literally salivating one!

street-naples-blog-about-design (ABOVE) The streets in Naples are narrow. When walking thorough the city, you’ll see clothing hanging overhead, people on their scooters zipping by, and cars trying to squeeze. I love an old city!

blog-about-design-galleria-umberto-2-naples (ABOVE)The Galleria Umberto is an impeccable public shopping gallery in Naples. It was built in the late 1800s and houses great shopping in the most beautiful space I have ever seen.

olivia-Palermo-blog-about-design-italy Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Blazer: Vince Camuto (Similar) | Peplum: ASOS (Similar) | Shorts: Barney’s Warehouse | Pumps: Stuart Weitzman

Capri_marina piccola-blog-about-design (ABOVE) This photograph is not from Naples, but rather taken in Capri which is a small island south of Naples. I was so impressed by this photograph that I had to feature it. Here you’ll see sailboats passing though.

(Photography via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9)

BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN-PACK-IN-YOUR-SUITECASE-ITALY-travel {WOMEN} Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg | Top: Topshop | ShortsAJ Jeans | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | SunglassesStella McCartney | SkirtChicwish | Clutch: Santi | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Jeans: Topshop | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Flip Flops: Splendid | Necklace: Oscar de la Renta | Tee: Topshop | HotpantsTopshop