Saturday, October 29, 2011

{Within Holidays}

Good Morning and Happy Halloween Designistas!

For today's special day we have a Guest Blogger here for you!!! Welcome Megan Gates!!!

Megan Gates is an active blogger who provides written work to the blogosphere pertaining to Long Island Real Estate, Hamptons Beach Rentals, home improvement and the latest architecture, design and fashion.  Follow her on twitter @MEGatesDesign.

Fun Halloween Décor

As the crisp and cool days of fall descend upon us, you know the delicious fun of Halloween can’t be far behind. Not only does everyone like to get in the Halloween spirit by dressing up in costume, but decorating your home for this favorite holiday is also a wonderful pastime. When putting up decorations, you don’t have to stick to the basic theme of Halloween and choose scary spider webs. Use a little creative thinking and transform your home into a festive wonderland with tasteful decorations. 

Follow these easy tricks to avoid a nightmarish looking house: 

Stay Simple:
It’s easy to walk down the store aisles and fill your basket up with items that scream orange or black. Restrain yourself and focus on some fun, yet appropriate decorations. Choose a classic theme and stay within it. Don’t go overboard and leave your home looking frightful and ghoulish. 

Have a Theme in Mind: 
Choose one major theme you would like to decorate your home in and tastefully have fun with it. Go with black and white décor mixing in assorted Halloween plates, cups and utensils. Add in a black cauldron that could be filled with Halloween candy or Spanish moss. Paint jack-o-lanterns black and white and place them throughout your home. Decorate white and black paper tablecloths with Halloween decals. Another option would be a fall cornucopia classic look. Place gourds in a glass bowl or vase and place Indian corn and assorted fall foliage around it for a lovely centerpiece. To bring in some extra Halloween glitz, decorate pumpkins, branches and fall leaves all gold. 

Group Décor Together:
Group the decorations together by placing ceramic pumpkins in a group on the hearth. Another different way is to put together an arrangement of decorative Halloween containers and fill them with candy corn, caramel corn, licorice or pumpkin seeds. Place lit fall scented candles together or make a Halloween display by using crates and place pumpkins, a scarecrow and bales of hay together.

Fashionable Fall Outdoor Ideas:
You don’t need to decorate every inch of your lawn with garish Halloween decorations. Go for several tasteful items that will make your home look festive. Place a fall wreath on your front door or a couple hay bales, pumpkins, Indian corn and some corn stalks placed around to liven up your entryway. Lanterns are another great idea for a festive looking Halloween for the trick-or-treaters. 

Having your home tastefully decorated for Halloween makes it look more festive and inviting to guests and family.


Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{within finds}

Time for a new segment called Within Finds!

We take a photo we like and then go hunting for the pieces to make it happen!

The trick is to not spend a LOT of money doing it...

we will try to stay under $500 for each piece...

Within Studio believes that great interior design should be accessible to All! 

Lets do this!



Chandelier by Kathy Ireland found at Lamps Plus  $399.99

Mirrors by Pottery Barn  $79 - $99 

Stornas table (to be painted) by Ikea $449

Norden bench (to be painted) by Ikea $69.99


Monday, October 24, 2011

{shoe inspiration}

Good Morning Designers!

Last week I received an email from my dear friend Lisa with some shoe inspiration that I had to share!

These are shoes By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer ...enjoy!

Friday, October 21, 2011

{fall in Tucson}

Fall Lace

Fall in Tucson is unlike other cities... we are a little laid back.. and definitely a little hotter!  We push ourselves to take our our boots from storage, and wear them in 90 degree weather... But we Love Fall!  Here are some Tucson Favorites of the season! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

{pinterest inspiration}

We love having an account on Pinterest... and we love finding so much inspiration there!

We did a bit of research.. and thought we'd share some of our inspiration with you!


Images from Pinterest

Mug from MiriHardyPottery

Ring from Ranaway



Images from Pinterest

Chai Spice from TreeHouseHerbs

Cookies from Tookies

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{color me green + red}

Red is such a big part of Fall colors,

but what happens when you mix a little safari green and a dash of white?

Lets see!



Terracotta tapas plates from West Elm

Fashion imagery from Polyvore

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{fall inspiration}

It's time for our Seasonal Inspiration Board! 

What is inspiring us this fall? Well, let us tell you!



Milari boots by Born Shoes

Laptop messenger bag by FallowFleet

Cowlneck and Skirt by Anthropologie

Eames chair by Room&Board

Quail lamp by 17thandRiggs

Necklace by Sophie Monet

Cape Cardigan by Piperlime


Happy Shopping all!



Monday, October 17, 2011

{love inspiration}

Hello Lovelies!

We are out of the office today!

Two years ago we were "out of the office" on the same day...

So... not to break tradition... We will be back tomorrow!



Friday, October 14, 2011

{sweet friday}

The other day we found the sweetest little sketch...

and had to share....

Happy Sweet Friday to you!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

{color me orange + blue}

For today's Color Me Segment...

we wanted to try something different...

here's a color combo we haven't done before..

Orange + Blue

What do you think?


Pretty top from LuLu's

Pretty photos thanks to Pinterest

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{within glass}

While on our Mill trip tour of J+J Invision, we took a little break...

and went to create glass ornaments at Ignis Glass Studio

What an amazing experience!

All of the designers created a unique piece!

Hope you find some Fun today!! 




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{within eats}

Thanks to Interior Design Magazine we fell in love with Ristorante Asellina!

A little bit of Italy in New York City!


For the full article, click HERE.

Photo by Eric Laignel.

Monday, October 10, 2011

{within sleeps}

We recently visited the J+J Carpet Mill  and while on our visit, stayed in Chattanooga for one night...

Within Studio fell in love with the Stone Fort Inn! An amazing Bed & Breakfast with luxurious guest rooms

and sophisticated parlors.... simply amazing!

Check out these great pics we took! 

StoneFort Inn
120 East 10th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 

Reservations: 423.267.7866 
or Toll Free 1888.945.7866

Fax: 423.648.7806 


Friday, October 7, 2011

{sweet friday}

Hello Lovelies!

How is your Friday going?

We are having a beautiful week in Tucson!

The weather is slowly changing here....

We hope you have a very sweet week!


images thanks to Pinterest

Thursday, October 6, 2011

{rustic elegance}

Thank you Architectural Digest for sharing

these Rustic and Elegant Kitchens!

They caught our eye!

What do you think?

We love them!

Have a great week!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{sweet inspiration}

It's a beautiful day!

Today we find inspiration, from a sweet classic, The Little Prince...

So much love and romance and sweetness!



Jewelry Box from Modern 101

Earrings from Anthropologie

Sweater dress from Anthropologie

Flats from TopShop

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{etsy loves}

Welcome to October!

The air is changing! It's beautiful outside!

So we want to start the month off with some Fall Etsy Loves!



Wool Coat by Kekebo

Autumn Leaves Print by Amberalexander

Vintage Boots by Zwzzy

Vintage Leather Purse by shopREiNViNTAGE

Hand Knit Gloves by Jasmine Store


Happy Shopping All!


Monday, October 3, 2011

{happy Monday}

Hello Designers!

Today we are working on some crazy fun deadlines!

So we leave you with a little fun!

We will be back soon to our normal fabulous blogging!



"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Willy Wonka