Wednesday
March 25, 2015

Feather Drum SS ’15

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The gorgeous Feather Drum SS ’15 collection is now available at SpearmintLOVE.com

About the collection…

“When we were kids, like so many other families, we would pack up for the entire Summer holidays and head to our own piece of coastal paradise where we were free to run, play, create. Days merged into weeks as we explored every single tree, every bay, and potential hideouts from pirates, wild animals and mystical beasts.

It’s this freedom of the heart and mind, the spirit of adventure and imagination that inspires the Lost Oasis collection.

Lightweight pure cottons, soft jersey and beautiful custom prints make up a range which is truly for kids who walk to the beat of their own drum.”

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Wednesday
March 25, 2015

Boy’s Nursery/Guestroom

Hi, Irene from designstiles here.

Wanted to share a new nursery I’m working on. This was one a bit of a challenge since it’s fairly small and needs space for a guest bed. I always like a challenge and the idea of doing something different.

My client found this daybed that adapts to a two person bed. I’m actually liking this in lieu of a rocker or glider. And she can still nurse on this, albeit laying down. When I nursed, I felt more rested when I learned about the laying position. Amen.

Now we’re not going with a theme per se, mostly just filling it with modern, personal and some antique finds to create a room that feels unique and sophisticated and the daybed was sort of the jumping off point. We’re still playing around with items but here’s a first take on a concept board to see how everything plays out together.

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White clean modern crib // existing paint color // black and white zebra sheets for cute drama // mom-to-be said she’s into foxes in glasses recently and I think this adds a quirky and humorous aspect // Love this two-toned walnut and white dresser/changing table. Clean lines, adds depth and definitely a piece baby can grow with. For additional lighting, was thinking a plug-in wall sconce with an accordion extension would give the room some visual interest // tower bookshelves to flank the daybed allow for storage and room to display some accessories. They’re not too wide so I imagine they would serve more of a book purpose, like this book // To give the room some global flair and represent the mother’s culture, a Persian rug to really ground the space and offset the modern pieces. I feel every room needs a little modern and vintage to feel balanced.

Happy Wednesday!


Irene Lovett

decor . styling . consulting

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Tuesday
March 24, 2015

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch

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Live in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area & still have no plans for Easter? Come join us at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

The Sanctuary experience is full of unexpected surprises, from catching sight of a hummingbird while dining on elements’ deck to finding a transformative moment in the meditation garden of the Sanctuary Spa. This Easter Sunday, April 5, hidden treasures will be plentiful at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, thanks to its annual Egg Hunt and delectable Easter feast by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan.

The resort’s Sunset Lawn Garden will become an early morning playground for resort guests, with a hunt for hidden eggs and treats commencing at 8:30 a.m. Thereafter guests and locals are invited to a four course prix-fixe Easter Brunch at elements restaurant or an Easter Brunch Buffet in The Views Ballroom, both affording sweeping views of Paradise Valley and the resort’s namesake Camelback Mountain.

The prix-fixe Easter Brunch at elements, offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is $80 per person or $90 with sparkling wine ($25 for children ages 6-12), plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The menu (available in full here) includes an amuse of Maine Lobster Bisque with cognac and tarragon crème and a choice of beginnings like Foie Gras Sticky Bun with toasted pecans, tokaji jelly and black truffle, and Baked Oysters Dynamite with bloomside spinach, Dungeness crab, Chinese sausage and sesame sauce. Entrée choices include BBQ Shrimp n’ Grits with Anson

Mills cheddar grits, fried egg, chorizo broth and tomato jam, Korean Fried Chicken with bacon waffle, banh mi pickles, and red dragon sauce, and Lobster Benedict with poached eggs, shaved ham, toasted English muffin, and lobster hollandaise, among other options. Desserts choices are equally decadent, including Strawberry Shortcake and Liquid Center Chocolate Torte.

Easter Brunch Buffet in The Views, offered 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., is $65 per person ($20 for children ages 6-12) plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The buffet menu (available in full here) features glorious spreads including artisanal bread, cheese and dessert displays, an omelet station, a carving board with Roasted Easter Ham with pineapple sticky glaze and fresh biscuits as well as Mustard Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb with rosemary and garlic jus. These are complemented by scrumptious plates including Orecchiette Pasta with Lobster, Shrimp and Crab, Cognac Bananas Foster French Toast with chantilly crème and rum caramel, and Pan Seared Salmon with organic spinach, capers and lemon, among others.

Reservations are required for both Easter events. Please call 480-948-2100.

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale.  Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Sanctuary was named the number one resort in Arizona in Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and the number one resort in the Southwest inCondé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards”.  Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001. Connect with Sanctuary on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Wednesday
March 18, 2015

Mini Rodini SS 2015

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Mini Rodini SS 2015 now available at SpearmintLOVE.com

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Monday
March 16, 2015

Boys Bedroom Decor

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Monday
March 16, 2015

Crochet Garland

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Colorful garland inspiration via wimketolsma.nl

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Wednesday
March 11, 2015

5 Pieces to Give Your Baby’s Room a Grown-Up Feel

When I started coming up with a design concept for my son’s nursery, I knew one thing for sure. I wanted the room to feel mature. A mature little baby, if you will. While it’s sweet and precious to have a room that feels more baby-centric, I knew how quickly he’d grow and how little I wanted to change the decor soon thereafter. In working with new parents, I’m finding that they come to me with the common quest.

Here are my top 5 type pieces to give your baby’s room a grown-up feel. Top5Grown-upNurseryFinds

While I’m not suggesting you buy these exact items, these are the pieces that I feel can last from baby through the adolescent stage.

Art – I’m all for mixing. I like to incorporate inexpensive youthful pieces with a more standout piece that feels grown-up while feeling very playful. An easy transition item. This one is pretty pricey for a kids room but I’m pointing more the vibe, if you will.

Lighting – It can be modern, to traditional. I think the key is to steer away from the too cutesy. This bright bold red gives energy and I’d pair it with lighter walls to cool it down.

Dresser – the changing table is out, as in more people are finding going with a dresser that doubles as a changing table is a lot more practical. You keep the dresser and don’t have to sell or store the one time function changing table.

Rocker – or a glider. Point is, look for something functional and stylish. I like a piece that offsets the other bigger, bulkier pieces in the room. The shape and modern lines of this one is a piece I can easily use in a living room. I’ve also found great rockers/gliders from non-baby sites.

Rug – I once worked with a client who said, “Oh good, you didn’t source a rug with trains splattered all over it.” Nothing too themey. Think ahead. Stripes are forever classic and in the right setting, feel just as youthful. The antique rug in a nursery/kids room is also becoming a huge trend.


Irene Lovett

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