Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Detail of the Week

Rich and romantic shapes and layers.

Truly for the romantic of heart, pretty layers in fashion and for the home are a necessity. Whether it be taffeta, lace, feathers, glass, silk, wallpaper, or what have you, these textures are evocative, and offer such alluring, boudoir qualities. Some more inspiration here, here, here, + here... and a few more ideas at hand:

For Interiors + Fashion

Cover your shoulders in a soft shawl for evening dinner dates
Splurge on some lovely intimates
Purchase a delicate, pretty top in white, blush or nude
Tie a pretty, thin velvet bow around your wrist, ankle or waist
Add a brooch to your belt
Add a charming little pin to your updo
or, wear a gorgeous headband


Lay your favorite jewelry on top of vintage plates and tea cups
Find a chic hook, and hang your prettiest, elegant dress by itself
Layer your bed in blankets, pillows, shawls, with a textured variety
String curtains in your space as a divider
Drape a pretty vintage or new shawl off a chair or little table
Create a display with a variety of glass, filled with flowers here and there
Tie a wide, silky ribbon around your favorite vase
Layer your bed in blankets, pillows, shawls, with a textured variety
Add flowers to your wall

(images: 01, 04, 06, 08, 10 link // 02, 05, 07, 09 link, // 03 link )


  1. The beautiful french hand (or machine) sewn clothes are absolutely beautiful. French lace is the finest lace around. After making a couple of french handsewn dresses, I have a great appreciation for these pieces.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE it all - especially the crochet throw on the bed - killer!

  3. LOVE the beautiful crochet details and the dark lace on the nude satin and silk.. so romantic!

    Ella @ The Princess and the P

  4. Loving all the crotchet details. Bellisimi!

  5. Stunning images sarah, i love, love, love everything! jxx

  6. Stunning post... nothing beats the beauty and elegance of black and white or neutrals :)


  7. Hi Sarah!

    This is just an absolutely beautiful post! I love that bedroom with the beautiful black crochet spread. And the model is stunning! Lovely as always! Thank you so much for your comment, it was a joy to read. It's always nice hearing from you Sarah. Wishing you a super blessed week my friend! :)

    God Bless,

  8. thank you for your SWEET comment!
    i would LOVE to meet you - but, in the end, i declined the position at l'occitane for a number of reasons...
    but i'd love to grab a coffee elsewhere! xo.

    robynmichelleleethompson (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Oh Sarah, this was really complex perfection! Everything from the black throw to the lacey cotton lingerie, and shiny glass. I just loved it! And I agree, I'm such a layer-er (is that a word?) of yummy shawls and blankets on my bed and couches--it just makes it so much better! Hoping you are off to a lovely week! And thanks for the fabulous inspiration!
    xo Mary Jo

  10. Hi - I am afraid I was drawn to the handbag in image seven! I can spot a Mulberry at 20 paces! Lovely. As ever. Lou x

  11. Lovely pictures! I'm in love with the idea of a gorgeous headband =.]

  12. Gorgeous! The rooms are so classy and chic... I wish you lived closer, I'd definitely ask you for some tips and inspiration.
    Wishing you a wonderful day, darling!

  13. Sarah, so dreamy and feminine, I love the images and thoughts.

    Art by Karena

  14. Love all these ideas and the feminine girl touches. Wonderful inspiring ideas to sensualize our day. I hope yours is wonderful!

  15. Teresa -- that is so true! There is nothing like French lace.

    Robyn -- we will have to arrange a coffee or lunch!

    Mary Jo -- sure, it can be a word -- Love it!

    Linda -- I wish we did as well :)

  16. Hello,

    I'm Olivia from Brazil.
    I saw your blog and I really liked tham and would like to present mine:

    Hope you enjoy!!

    Olivia Vianna

  17. The light in the space and the light on her face, both take me away to another place.



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