Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Calling all Decor8 fans! -I-

I imagine most of you are familiar with Holly Becker's amazing Decor8. Well if you're a fan (and really, how couldn't you be?), you will be excited to hear about her new book Decorate Workshop!
I am happy to be a part of the Decorate Workshop Blog Tour, which will feature reviews of Holly's Decorate Workshop by several different bloggers.

Monday, November 26 – Poppytalk 
Tuesday, November 27 – Sacramento Street and A Creative Mint
Wednesday, November 28 – Hooray and Design For Mankind
Thursday, November 29 – Decorology and Bloesem
Friday, November 30 – The Curated House and Design Muse

Monday, December 3 – Simply Grove and In Honor of Design
Tuesday, December 4 – In My Own Style and This is Love Forever
Wednesday, December 5 – Mom Inc. Daily and Knack Studios and This is Glamorous
Thursday, December 6 – Justina Blakeney and Mint
Friday, December 7 – The TomKat Studio and Down and Out Chic

  "In Decorate Workshop, Holly Becker shares all of the design secrets that have made her one of the most beloved bloggers and stylists today. A companion to the international bestseller Decorate, this interactive guide takes readers step by step through her unique eight-step process. She shares her personal design philosophy and explains how to carry a vision into a finished room, from the early paint swatches to the final accents. Readers will learn how to identify their style, create mood boards, outline a schedule and budget, source materials, and start decorating! Filled with expert tips, important checklists, blank space for making lists and plans, and 250 photographs of gorgeous interiors, this is an essential planner for home decorators, whatever their budget."

- via Chronicle Books

Holly will also be doing a blog tour in 2013, so make sure you check in at Decor8 to learn more.  You can read all about it here.

I've included a small sampling of some of the great tips and eye candy that you will see in the book...
(Click on each image for a LARGER view)

This would definitely make a great gift for any design lovers on your Christmas list...including yourself!

Let the Christmas decorating begin! -I-

So maybe some of you have already started your Christmas decorating, but if you are like me, you might still be looking for some inspiration. Here's what I've gathered for some ideas this year.

 Silver and mercury glass accents are definitely a sophisticated, polished look.

So cozy! The garland over the mantle is cute and something I haven't seen before.

I am always drawn to ornaments and decorations in non-traditional colors, so I was instantly drawn to the purple in this room.

LOVE this room!

1-2. Ideal Home, 3-6. Country Living

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Vans Era Neoprene, the new era make use of the fabric commonly used in the creation of wetsuits. Each pair features a two-tone upper with an accenting lining and sole.  Vans 2 tone Era & 106 Vulcanized, the era is one of the best models of the Vans and won the hearts of skate and streetwear-fans with its vulcanized and flexible waffle outsole and comfortable footbed.
Era & 106 Vulcanized '2 Tone' in Dress Blue/Old Gold 

Era 'Neoprene' in Princess Blue & Dark Shadow 
Zapato Del Barco & Authentic in Tawny Port/Marshmallow
 The ultra-styled-down Vans Classic “T&L” Pack presents the Era 59 sneaker and the Zapato Del Barco Classic deck shoe in new colourways, Cloudburst/Brunette. Constructed in a mixture of denim canvas and leather. Each pair boasts brass eyelets, for that rustic appearance.
Vans Classic 106 Vulcanized “C&L” Pack, is a real Classic! The vulcanized waffle sole and the elaborate processing of the shoe ensure long durability and best comfort.
Zapato Del Barco 'T&L' in Cloudburst/Brunette
Era 59 'T&L' in Cloudburst/Brunette
106 Vulcanized 'C&L' Wild Dove
106 Vulcanized 'C&L' Wild Dove

Now available @ CROSSOVER

Another great giveaway for art lovers! The unique illustrations of Claire Heffer -I-

Gotta love a giveaway! I was lucky enough to be introduced to the intricate pen and ink illustrations of Claire Heffer just a little while ago. I don't get to draw a lot anymore, but my bachelor's degree is in illustration, and I will always appreciate art. You should also think of it as the jewelry of any room - and we all know it's in the details!!

One lucky winner will win an animal, leaf, or initial print of his/her choosing.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment sharing which print you plan on picking if your name is drawn.  Go to Claire Heffer Design on Etsy to see her work and pick out your favorite.

To comment on this post (scroll to the bottom of this post and right above "Labels" you will see a number followed by the word "comments." Click on the word "Comments." Or, you will see a link, "Post a Comment," which you click on to comment.

Or, you can email me at ashley [at] decorologyblog [dot] com to enter and with your favorite.

The contest closes next Tuesday, December 5th at  12 AM EST. I will announce the lucky winner, chosen by random draw. Good luck!

The little pouncing fox is my favorite - so cute!!!

A custom initial would make a great gift for a new baby, or newlyweds.

Announcing the lucky winners of the Affichionado art posters! -I-

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to Elizabeth Gonzalez, who will get the Pride and Prejudice poster, and to Olga McDowall, who will get the Alice's Adventure in Wonderland poster! I will be announcing another fab giveaway for art lovers this afternoon, so stay tuned!


 The desert boot influenced Vans OTW Howell returns as part of the Vans OTW Collection. The shoes are available in a choice of black or brown, with the black pair utilizing a leather build, and the brown version sporting a suede build. Both shoes are finished off with classic white soles. Now available at Crossover.
Howell 'Brown suede'

Now available @ CROSSOVER 

Monday, November 26, 2012

For a beautiful christmas in white and gold.... -I-

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  Now it's time to get started on finding gifts to delight.  Here are some items I'd be proud to give....and THRILLED to receive!!

 A stunning and cozy throw for curling up by the fire (with some yummy wine)
Get at Joss and Main for $46.95

Simply stunning. Captured dream earrings from Spool 72, $28.00

I didn't think a lazy susan could look chic...but this one also doubles as a striking objet d'art! Get it at Joss and Main for $21.95 in the "Jenertaining" sale.

Sweet paper ornaments.  Get it at Joss and Main in the "All I Want for Christmas" sale.

Simple. stunning. From One Kings Lane

I really want 4 new gorgeous cream upholstered chairs for the antique table I found on Craigslist...
You can get these on One Kings Lane

Just the right amount of pop and protection for my iPhone 5 - which I've been waiting to ship since the end of October! Agent18 SlimShield Lux Hard Shell Case for iPhone 5, Limited Gold Chevron from Day Deal


Here’s the latest drop from Onitsuka Tiger. Introduced in 1966, the first shoes with the famous Tiger Stripes; Mexico 66 & Lauta. The first mesh type shoe and one of the masterpieces of Onitsuka Tiger jogging shoe collection, California 78 Vintage. This Vintage Collection come with three colorways, Maroon, Black and Green. Last, we have the Keirin, got its name from the Japanese term for bicycle racing. Designed for track cycling in 1978. This shoe is made of premium leather and takes its place as one of the finest shoes in Tiger line. The Collection is available now at all Crossover Store.
Onitsuka Tiger 
Mexico 66 Lauta
Onitsuka Tiger 
Mexico 66 Vintage
Onitsuka Tiger 
Keirin Leather Yellow/Black
Onitsuka Tiger 
Mexico 66 Leather
 Onitsuka Tiger 
California 78 OG Vintage
 Onitsuka Tiger 
California 78 OG Vintage Green/Silver
 Onitsuka Tiger 
California 78 OG Vintage Maroon/Yellow Gold
Onitsuka Tiger 
California 78 OG Vintage Black/Gold

Now available @ CROSSOVER 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Pocket 'black & White'
The T-shirt brand Hype Mean Nothing, offers designs with the faces of your favorite celebrities; you can always guess the silhouette of a pair of glasses. 

Now available at Flagship Store & Crossover Sunway