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VIGNETTE VIEW
My House via Instagram

For those that don’t follow me on Instagram (say what?!) you may not know that I share snippets from around my house every so often that I don’t share here. I work from home so it’s fun and easy for me to take a quick snapshot during my day when a little something catches my eye. It can be a welcome distraction in that Monday thru Friday, 9 to 5 grind sometimes too…

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HOT SUMMER TREND
The One-Piece

Although my body this week has been under the weather, my mind has definitely been traveling to warmer weather. My girlfriends and I are planning our next escape (Vegas? Cabo? Miami again? Oooh, Miami!) and after seeing such stunning swimwear spreads featuring the one-piece, I gotta say: I could definitely rekindle that flame, especially the deep plunge or crochet. But what do we think: too cougar, or sexy kitten?

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70′S EURO GLAM
à la Mick & Bianca Jagger

Catherine Kwong SF Showcase 2013, 1970s euro glam, living room, fireplace, Milo Baughman-like chairs, brass, Cy Twombly-inspired floor

I apologize for the brief (but beautiful!) post today — swamped with deadlines, meetings and illness. But I wanted to be sure to share this space that keeps me going whenever I get to steal a glance at it. A living room by designer Catherine Kwong for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase House 2013, it’s a 1970′s sophisticate’s dream. The Cy Twombly-inspired floor and the Milo Baughman-like chairs are leaving me dizzy with delight!

“The design was inspired by Mick and Bianca Jagger in the 1970’s – the young and wild, traipsing-to-Saint Tropez years. I was doing research for a client and discovered all of these beautiful old photos of Mick and Bianca that depicted a wild romance. They were impossibly stylish and full of excitement, with a bit of scandal, of course. So I designed this room for them; a place for late-night parties with rock royalty and the jet-set. I wanted the room to be just like Mick and Bianca: luxe and decadent, but with a rock ‘n roll edge.”  ~ Catherine Kwong

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THE E LIST
Mama’s Day Edition

I haven’t done an “E List” in quite a while, but what better reason than upcoming Mother’s Day? You know me though, my version is gonna be about putting the sexy in this mama’s day, both in her home and closet, with 10 ideas to take it to the next level…

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ANNIVERSARY CHANDELIER
My 10-Year Gift

Today is my 10-year wedding anniversary! You may remember I posted this D.I.Y. chandelier by Lindsey Adelman back in March. Well, I immediately put the husband to work, and he really came through for me. I love it! Paired with flowers from recent photo shoots, it makes for a very celebratory scene, doesn’t it?

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DAYDREAMING
My “Someday” Summer Home

Portugal mod summer home, Nuno Benito, contemporary living room, concrete fireplace hearth, poufs, cowhide chair, magenta rug

Welcome to Erika’s fantasy world, episode #622…starring this dream home in hillside Portugal (obrigada, Albertina!). My distant-future abode has got all the elements I lust-at-first-sight rolled up into one, including vintage mid-century modern furnishings within a contemporary shell, oodles of cozy furs and hides, art appreciation, standout lighting, poolside dining, and best of all: that view! Alentejo, take me away…

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MOM’S DAY TREAT
20% off Rikshaw Design!

small shop for rikshaw design in Napa, girl's & women's kurtas

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought these photos of me and my little one in Napa modeling our coordinating Rikshaw Design kurtas were quite fitting! It was a picture perfect day at Silverado Vineyards overlooking the valley, and I’m thrilled my brother was able to snap a few shots for our first official mommy-and-me outfit post…

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MY MODERN GLAM TABLE
Get the Look with Stone Textile

small shop for stone textile, modern glam table setting

If you are a regular reader, I don’t need to tell you that I live/breathe/decorate by a #1 rule: WWKWD…as in, What Would Kelly Wearstler Do?” So you know I had some fun putting together my ideal Mother’s Day brunch setting using placemats from Stone Textile with this in mind. Add in my grandmother’s gold-rimmed china with budget-friendly finds, throw in some color with supermarket flowers, and voilà, we’ve got ourselves a KW-inspired “modern glam” tabletop…

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GIVEAWAY!
Cocktail Party Props from Society Social

Today I’m honored to host this super duper fun giveaway from Society Social for your springtime cocktail party props (personalized, of course)! My FIRL Roxy — a.k.a. hostess-extraordinaire — is doing uh-mahz-ing things over at the “Sosch”. (I mean really, have you seen her new spring lookbook?) In addition to her bar carts that have taken the interiors world by storm, she is now knocking it out of the park with chairs, tables, sofas — this little lady can do no wrong! And to top it off, she is the sweetest ev-er. So I’m extra excited to give away these little treats to spruce up your bar cart for your spring entertaining…

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GIVING BACK
6 Designers Doing It Right

I loved stumbling upon an article about six very well-known fashion designers and the ways in which they give back. I think it’s important that even in the image-obsessed world of high fashion, the leaders of the pack are paving the way for others to follow suit, charitably, and with grace. Let’s celebrate these very busy people that find the time in their very busy lives to step back, see the bigger picture, and strive to contribute their small part (summarized)…

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