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Looking For: An Industrial Pendant

SR Gambrel Sag Harbor Kitchen featured in Interiors Magazine, Looking for Industrial Pendant on Savvy Home Blog

 

I have a thing for industrial lighting. It’s timeless in an edgier more modern way. In it’s most basic form, it could be considered the normcore of home decor. The industrial pendant also lends itself particularly well to the whole seaside aesthetic I’ve been curating around here. Just as this world’s sartorial crowds have seen one too many peplum tops, I’ve seen one too many murano glass chandelier, and industrial era inspired lighting is my solution. I would be perfectly contempt going turn-of-the-century  on every electrical box around my house.

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Large Industrial Brass Ceiling Pendant

Shop The Look: Harbour Island Retreat

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Harbour Island Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

“On Harbour, even the most proper people become much more relaxed”

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

Alessandra Branca Interior Design, Chic Bahamas Retreat featured in Lonny Magazine August 2014, on Savvy Home Blog

 

I’ve been dreaming of going to Harbour Island — the remote island in the Bahamas allures with its pink sand beaches, colonial style architecture and golf cart only policy. Not to mention it is only accessible by water taxi from the island of Eleuthera. While I’d be more tempted to visit the Bahamas in the Spring or Fall, this seaside retreat designed by Alessandra Branca is giving me the urge to go. She chose the pink palette to play off the pink sands beach on which the house is located and to warm up the cool blue hues coming from the ocean. I’m loving the distressed dirftwood-like panels and all the coral seashell accents. My favorite room would have to be the bathroom — it’s simple, understated but with a chandelier, mirror and library sconces that pack a punch.

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Madeline Weinrib Collins Ikat Pillow | Madeline Weinrib Jordan Cotton Carpet | Coco Coral Mirror | Bailey Bench

Gab Loves: 22.07.14

Gab Loves July 2014 - Morning Surf Inspiration, on Savvy Home Blog

This week’s edition of Gab Loves makes me want to wake up in a quaint beach house in Santa Barbara for an early morning surf session… In an ideal world, my shingle style beach shack would look something like this — it would be decorated with sea-inspired watercolor paintingsneon-lined jute rugsgeometrical side tablescolorful Bahir floor pillowsrattan chairs and industrial warehouse pendants. I would throw on a cute floral bikini underneath my lemlem shorts and swing tank, slip into my Vans sneakers, grab my aviators, backpack and Gray Malin surfboard and go.

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Land & Sky Watercolor by Alysanne McGaffey | White Warehouse Pendant (34% off on One Kings Lane) | Addison Cole Mixed Media Swing Tank | Bop Basics Raffia Backpack | Ray-Ban 58 Mirrored Original Aviators | Tibi Italian Ponte Top (40% off on Tibi) | Bahir Euro Floor Pillow (32% off on One Kings Lane) | Vans Authentic Brushed Twill Sneakers | LemLem Lilly Striped Shorts | Eloise Meringue Side Chair (37% off on One Kings Lane) | Indium Triangle Aluminium Side Table | Calhoun Yellow Jute Blend Rug

Pssst— Final markdowns are up to 70% off at Tibi.

Poolside Decorating in Blue & Yellow

La Banane Resort St. Barts Pool in Lonny Magazine - on Savvy Home Blog

La Banane Resort St. Barts Pool in Lonny Magazine - on Savvy Home Blog

La Banane Resort St. Barts Pool in Lonny Magazine - on Savvy Home Blog

Ahhh— long lazy summer pool days… Throw on a sexy bikini, turn up the poolside radio and call it a day. Right? Wrong. Does your poolside decor look like something reminiscent of a garden patio warehouse sale? How about a little poolside decorating?

I think we’ve long outlived the infamous bedroom and living room sets— thank god. But it boggles my mind how even the savviest home decorators tend to throw a patio set in the backyard and call it a day. To break the mold, start by mixing up your furniture. If you have classic teak and white chairs (that would be my top pick, in case you’re wondering), throw some funky bright yellow stools into the mix. Don’t be afraid of outdoor textiles— you can find really beautiful and durable options nowadays. Accessorize with ceramic planters, classic white umbrellas, bright beach towels and don’t forget to bring the bar outside! See more poolside picks on Houzz.

 

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Ceylon Teak Chaise Lounge | Daffodil Outdoor Pillow | Cleo Outdoor Rug | Café Shade String Lights

SOURCES: La Banane Resort St. Bart’s featured in Lonny Magazine.

Inspired By: Nautical Notes

Stairs with a Nautical Stripes Painted Runner - on Savvy Home Blog

Samantha of Could I Have that in a Marysia Swim Bikini - on Savvy Home Blog

Open shower with Brass Fittings - on Savvy Home Blog

Photo by Matt Bernson - Cable knit sweater at the beach - on Savvy Home Blog

I was inspired by these beachy and nautical notes on Pinterest this week. I really can’t seem to get enough of anything blue, white and black. Can you blame me? What are you inspired by these days?

SOURCES

Stairs with a Nautical Stripes Painted Runner | Samantha Wennerstrom wearing a Marysia Swim Bikini | Brass and Glazed Tiles Shower | Cable Knit Sweater at the Beach

See more of what inspires me on Pinterest.

Worthy Links: 18.07.14

Amy Stone Instagram Crush @amy_stone - on Savvy Home Blog

This summer, I’m all about minimizing my weekends in the city. I’d rather be by a pool, a lake, a beach, on a tennis court or on a golf course. I’d rather be sipping rosé and eating lobster rolls. Sue me. So far, so good. The way my calendar looks right now, I may be able to get away with only 2-3 weekends in the city— just enough to explore the never-ending list of new restaurants and enjoy the festivals happening around town.

This week, I added the not-so-new-but-new-to-me Le Bremner restaurant to my list of favorites. Opened by celebrity chef Chuck Hughes, this little gem is like a beach bar in the heart of Old Montreal. We sat at the oyster bar, ate mouth-watering tuna sashimi with tahini, shrimp-and-lobster roll, and fried quail n’ ranch. An evening there is all I need to make believe that I’m sitting somewhere coastal. If you’re ever visiting Montreal, I urge you to try it. This weekend I’m off to spend some quality time with my family at the country house. I expect lots of golf, tennis and rosé. Have a good one!

WORTHY SALES

Tibi‘s End of Season sale is on and it’s good! I’ve got my eye on this eyelet v-neck, this beading dress, this leather crop top, and this gauze tank.

This weekend only— get an extra 20% off sale items on Tory Burch with code TAKE20. Time to grab this skirt, this bikini and this wallet!

Discover new fall styles on sale during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!

WORTHY LINKS

Amber Lewis rocked our California-dreamin decor world once again.

These floor pillows are everything. Good job Heidi Merrick.

What could have been. Kate Bosworth sells her LA home.

#PoolSwan. I don’t care that it’s cliché, it’s happening.

Hate it when your dry cleaner yells at you? Get this.

My new favorite Pinterest: The Gilded Lobster

And my favorite Instagrammer: Amy Stone.

The most gorgeous urban rooftop gardens.

I’m obsessed with this white tie-dress.

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