MAY THE HOLIDAYS BEGIN…


HOLIDAY FASHIONS

Just in time for the 2013 Holiday season Banana Republic has collaborated with Designer L’Wren Scott (girlfriend to rock-star Mick Jagger) and designer of  her own high-end brand to present a limited edition capsule collection of clothing and accessories with prices topping out at $198! Now that’s a lot of fashion for your buck. Look for it in selected Banana Republic stores and online December 5th.

                                                                   HOLIDAY LOOKS I’M COVETING

Giambattista Valli

 Tom Ford (vintage glam A/W 2011)

Dennis Basso

                                                                                    Carven 2013

Christopher Kane 2013

Nha Khanh 2013

Alice + Olivia

Nha Khanh 2013

Dior 2013

Giambattista Valli








It’s the Holidays! …and we all need a little shimmer in our wiggle.

Giuseppe Zanotti

Jimmy Choo

Christian Louboutin 

Edmundo Castillo 

Edmundo Castillo 

Christian Louboutin 

Jimmy Choo


Christian Louboutin 


Jimmy Choo


Christian Louboutin 

MORE HOLIDAY CHEER

ACCESSORIES:

Recently an industry friend Cristina Marulanda launched a very ingenious item it is the Letica beauty bag, a make-up/handbag all rolled into one! Yes, the epitome of form and function. Now you can dash around from holiday party to party with just the essentials neatly stashed in your Letica beauty bag; make-up, keys, cellular and money all in one compact and very stylish bag made from beautiful leather, and even some exotic skins! Visit her website and shop for that very special gift! www.leticabeautybag.com






TREATS:

A longtime girlfriend of mine Pheta McClean, has been fortunate to have her famous Rum Bundt Cake featured for some time now at Neiman Marcus Epicure, and this season has garnered the Neiman Marcus Holiday 2013 cover; Congrats to her!

If you’d like to order this delicious Rum Bundt Cake for the holiday  season, just click on below link.

Rum Bundt Cake






INTERIOR DESIGN: 

Design on a dime…it doesn’t have to cost a bundle.
Although I would typically source beautiful furnishings from lets say, designer showrooms, antique shops, and have pieces custom upholstered, this time I welcomed the challenge of designing a space on a shoe string budget; while still having it look as though it wasn’t!

I’d like to share with you a recent renovation of a clients spare room which was utilized for storage of miscellaneous items. The space was transformed into a reading den. The only request the client had was that the room be painted in a lavender hue she selected. Follow me on a step by step overview of how the project came together.
In keeping with the clients personal aesthetic and her being not one for overly feminine decor, I decided to let the color be the catalyst of things to come and juxtapose the traditionally feminine color with a bit more masculine aesthetics.

Not typical, I started with the purchasing of accessories; complementary light and dark rich silk throw pillows and a luxurious faux fur throw set the stage (all TJ Max). To anchor the space a contemporary patterned area rug was selected. That purchase really helped the design project begin to take shape along with a brushed metal black topped faux stone side table and faceted glass table lamp (all Home Goods). The color grey in the rug complementing the various purple hues would become the chosen colorway for the seating arrangement. An oversized high back dark grey velvet reading chair (TJ Max) and stripped charcoal grey settee (Amazon) with variegating stripes of different purple hues pulled together the room. A small X-leg studded dark charcoal leather ottoman (Overstock) was added for both additional table top space or extra seating. A crystal clock, carafe and tumbler along with silver gallery tray (Amazon) and silver sequin throw pillow and Mercury glass vase (TJ Max) was selected to complete the reading den along with various vases of the owners displayed in the bookcase.

BEFORE IMAGES
                                                 

                                                                                    

   



                                     

                                       THE UNVEILING





SOME DETAILS








Dress: Nha Khanh, Shoes: Christian Louboutain 


                             
UNTIL NEXT TIME “WORK IT” ERB

WHAT’S NEW at ERB ENTERPRISE?

15% off promotion on all items in my home decor shop ‘Esthers Home Essentials’ for the holiday season November 25th – December 24th. Simply enter the code: Holiday at checkout.


New items added to my shop, and before and after Interior Design links added to the ‘Services’ page so remember to visit at www.estherbrook.com

New Series ‘What I’m wearing today’ for what I hope will be a bit of inspiration. 

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