Here & Now // 25

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Feeling a little stressed or anxious these days? I hear ya!

Here & Now it’s time to treat yourself to a little pampering!

for the FACE

Here & Now: Treat Yourself to Some Pampering || HOMErandRuth.comMullein & Sparrow via Fab.com

for the HAIR

Here & Now: Treat Yourself to Some Pampering || HOMErandRuth.comAnthropologie

for the BODY

Here & Now: Treat Yourself to Some Pampering || HOMErandRuth.comVice & Velvet via Etsy

for the MOOD

Here & Now: Treat Yourself to Some Pampering || HOMErandRuth.comBon Lux via Etsy

I think I’m feeling better already… you?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

10 Whimsical Cushions for Kiddos

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So, clearly I have baby and kiddos on the brain.  And as I continue to await Baby #2’s arrival, I’ve become slightly obsessed with redecorating Keira’s nursery.  Keira & Baby #2 will be sharing a room, so I have the perfect excuse to change things around (even though Baby will be in our bedroom for the first couple of months).

First it was Rag Dolls, and now, I can’t get enough of these whimsical pillows. They’re all over Etsy (and I love supporting all my Etsy peeps), but even some of our bigger box friends have some adorable options.

Here’s a round-up of my top 10 picks…

10 Whimsical Cushions for Kiddos || HOMErandRuth.com
1. Stuffed Cat – Dancing in the Rains (Etsy) | 2. Pink Cat Face – Clairey Lou Creations (Etsy) | 3. Unicorn – The Fox in the Attic (Etsy) | 4. Happy Cloud – The Land of Nod | 5. Pink House – Plumed (Esty) | 6. Lady Lamb – Anthropologie | 7. Yellow Hippo – Levchenko Dolls (Etsy) | 8. Yellow Cat Face – Sleepy King (Etsy) | 9. Whale – Big Stuffed (Etsy) | 10. Apple – Anthropologie

Aren’t these fun!  Which one is your favorite?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

6 Floor Lamps I’m Loving

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Having a case of the Mondays?  I know… it happens.  One cure that always works for me… SHOPPING!!!  Right now, I’m on the hunt for a new, chic, statement-making floor lamp for our living room.  Here are 6 options I’m considering.  Of course I love them all, so you’ll have to help me decide…

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So… do you have a fave?  Which one should I choose?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

My Family :: Cherishing Past Moments & Anticipating Future Ones

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With baby #2’s impending arrival, it’s becoming more apparent that my precious Keira is not a baby anymore.  At times it makes me a little sad to think that I’ll have to split my time between 2 kids instead of just devoting all of it to Keira, but from what I hear, your heart miraculously grows with each subsequent child (#SecondTimeMomProblems).

It’s such a mix of emotions at this stage… some sadness, some excitement and lots and lots of anticipation.  I’ll be 38 weeks tomorrow, so we’ll see when baby #2 decides to make her debut.

In the meantime, I’m doing my best to enjoy this last little bit of mommy time with Keira, and allowing myself to indulge in a little nostalgia looking at old photos.

Enjoy the weekend!

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Trend Alert: Marbled

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Ready for another trend alert? This time it’s all about the marble effect.  I’m absolutely loving this trend right now.  Whether vibrant colors or muted pastels, the look is fun, interesting and absolutely chic.

Here are 6 fab picks (including a DIY that I’m dying to try)!

Trend Alert: Marble || HOMErandRuth.com
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. Marbled Hanging Planter – Leah Ball via Etsy | 2. Marbled Notebook – Scout & Catalogue via Etsy | 3. Marble Print Sweater – ASOS | 4. Marbled Pillow – CB2 | 5. DIY Marbled Clay Ring Dishes – A Beautiful Mess | 6. Marbled iPhone Case – Need The Case via Etsy

Are you feeling the marbled trend? Is there a specific item that you have your eye on?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Here & Now // 24

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A little mid-century, a little bohemian, here & now it’s all about texture…

Textured Rug

Super chic with a built-in foot massage.Here & Now - 24: It's All About Texture || HOMErandRuth.comDown That Little Lane

Textured Pillow

Nate Berkus does it again… splurge-worthy looks for a steal.Here & Now - 24: It's All About Texture || HOMErandRuth.com
Target

Textured Clutch

It’s boho, it’s chic, it’s pink… it’s fabulous!Here & Now - 24: It's All About Texture || HOMErandRuth.com
Intermix

Textured Pouf

Neon and neutral (remember that post?)… this pouf’s got it goin’ on.
Here & Now - 24: It's All About Texture || HOMErandRuth.comAnthropologie

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Wallpaper: 25 Examples of Pure Chicness

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By now we all know that wallpaper has made a major comeback.  Now it’s time to move beyond the basic and safe and embrace the graphic, bold and perhaps a little eccentric.

Here are 25 examples of wallpaper that don’t hold back, and make a purely chic statement.

Source: My Wallpaper Board on Pinterest

What do you think?  Are you willing to give any of these bold wallpapers a try, and in what room?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

 

Color Story: Back to Black

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Happy MLK, Jr. Day everyone! Hopefully you all have the day off and are enjoying a 3-day weekend.

Today’s post is all about beautiful black decor and furniture, specifically matte black.  There’s no arguing the its sleekness and it always makes a statement.  Here are 6 pieces that are absolutely stunning.

Clockwise from top left: 1. Joy Gryson Ellie Handbag – Nasty Gal | 2. Matte Black & Gold Pendant Light – Lumens | 3. Acapulco Candle – Nars | 4. Powder Black Retro Refrigerator – SMEG | 5. Matte Black Chair – Dot & Bo | 6. Brizo Matte Black Faucet – FaucetDirect.com

Just one more reminder that #blackisbeautiful

♥♥ Vicky

Inspirational Words for your Friday // 2

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Some of you might remember when I did an ‘Inspirational Words for your Friday” post a while back.  I’ve decided to do another one to put us all in a good mood for the weekend.  Here are 12 of my current faves.  Enjoy!

Source: My Ain’t That the Truth Pinterest Board

Are there any words that are inspiring you these days… or just making you laugh?

Ciao for Now

♥♥ Vicky

Velvety Goodness: 20 Rooms with Gorgeous Velvet Furniture

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I’m adding another obsession to the list… velvet furniture.  I can’t get enough of it.  Whether the color is vibrant or muted, these pieces are just so luxe and buttery.

Feast your eyes on 20 of my favorite picks…

Source: My Designing Interiors Pinterest Page

Are you loving velvet as much as I am?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

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