10.2.10

{valentine's inspiration: breakfast at tiffany's}










. . . soft mohair throws and paper flower hearts, elegant monograms and pretty lacy envelopes, sheer silk blouses and sexy pencil skirts -- there's romance in the air, and in dusky and dreamy shades of mid-february blue . . .

{images: 1 - hotze eisma via brabourne farm; 2 - elena on flickr via everything fabulous & mary ruffle; 3, 4, 6, 8 - martha stewart; 3 - the city sage; 7 - piet boon via house of turquoise; 9 - photography by ellen silverman for metropolitan home april 2009
; 10 - scan, kate moss via british vogue, december 2009, photograph from 2005}

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51 Comments:

Blogger Re:Design Technologies said...

Thanks for the lovely inspiration. Soul food for the Holly Golightly in all of us.

Yours,

Penelope

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Noelle Marie said...

I love those colors

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Edera Jewelry said...

Ooh, beautiful, romantic and ethereal photos! This color has been inspiring me a lot lately, too :)

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Manon said...

Great photos! I love the blue shades..

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Style (R)evolution said...

WOW Great pic of Kate

February 10, 2010  
Blogger ♥Lola said...

This is so so pretty :) The lace envelopes are gorgeous :)

February 10, 2010  
Blogger escapade said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - this selection is just perfect!
xo

February 10, 2010  
Blogger dandee said...

That strand of doily lights is KILLING ME!

Lovely, lovely.

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Liz said...

i love this post from top to bottom...beautifully put together like the rest of your posts. i am feeling inspired by tiffany's blue.

ox

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Jolie Adele said...

WoW! Love, love, love this post! Thanks for this ~ it is exactly what I needed to cheer me up on this snowy grey day! xoxo You always have the most stunning photo choices!
love,
jolie
www.withlovejolie.blogspot.com

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

simply divine!!! what a fabulous post!! love it!

February 10, 2010  
Blogger sb said...

terribly romantic in every sense of the word. who can ever resist miss holly golightly?

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the colors, fantastic bathroom!

February 10, 2010  
Anonymous Anne @ The City Sage said...

Sigh. I am SO feeling Valentine's Day this year---last year it passed me by, but I'm completely into it now! And I love seeing ideas beyond the typical red and pink. Blue? Yes please!

Gorgeous as usual :)

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Amanda said...

Love this. Tiffany blue is my favorite color ever. Gorgeous. And I love all the doilies! Valentine's day wouldn't be valentine's day with delicate white doilies.

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Shannon said...

I watched BAT with my boyfriend this weekend. <3 xx

February 10, 2010  
Blogger grace @ the cinderella project said...

loving the tiffany blue - it works so well without being obnoxious! thank you for showing how it's done!

February 10, 2010  
Anonymous Jordana said...

So so so pretty. I can't choose a fave...perhaps the heart doily garland? I love bringing a little Holly Golightly into my life...usually it's in the shape of a little black dress.

February 10, 2010  
Anonymous Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

So gorgeous! You do have the loveliest finds!

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Beatriz said...

You totally read my mind!! I posted a collection of Tiffany pieces last week that are actual affordable for Valentine's. What could be more perfect than a little blue box? Loved the inspired photos :)

Beatriz.
thatgirlinpearls.com

February 10, 2010  
Blogger charissa said...

absolutely delicious. i never thought of light blue as so romantic before!

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Jessica said...

Those envelopes are so beautiful!

February 10, 2010  
Blogger DiamondsandTulle said...

This post has me weak in the knees. Can I have the room one day and mail letters in that delicate doily envelope?

http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

February 10, 2010  
Blogger Rachel said...

Wow, this is the prettiest post! I love the bathroom and the chairs in the second bedroom image - just gorgeous! xx

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Romanticize said...

wow, that first photo is just about my ideal bedroom. I've been so obsessed with light blue and white and general dreaminess lately.

Ali
www.toromanticize.blogspot.com

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Rouenna said...

Heavenly colors! It reminds me a lot of Vermeer's paintings. =)

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Susan Jane said...

Absolutely love your inspiration! Gorgeous photos! Thanks for inspiring us to think outside the pink and red box!

February 11, 2010  
Anonymous bussbuss said...

oh wow, i had the same blog post a few days ago (but a more literal take)
http://bussbuss.com/wp/2010/02/08/valentines-inspiration-breakfast-at-tiffanys/

love ms. holly golightly and breakfast at tiffany's seems so right this time of year.

gorgeous eye candy. i still regret not painting my former san francisco dining room tiffany blue... maybe next time.

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Destination Inspiration said...

Such a gorgeous collaboration, tiffany blue is such a romantic hue. Beautiful pictures and words as usual!

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Julia said...

It's like a softer side of Tiffany's :) I loved that first shot--can I have that for my bedroom, please?

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Michelle said...

every time I see that blue bedroom, those curtains! I am inspired to repaint my brown room...my hubs would kill me though.

February 11, 2010  
Anonymous Samia said...

Beautiful inspiration, the bedroom looks so welcoming. I love the soft shades of Tiffany blue, it has such a romantic and elegant element.

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Jamie said...

So pretty! I love that bedroom! I want to crawl in and take a nap!
http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Tamara Matthews-Stephenson said...

love the color - my favorite and the color of our bedroom - very soothing while a bit of punch, and of course, the glam color of Tiffany's....just watched that great movie with my teenage daughter after not seeing it for many years and so funny to watch again from another perspective - keep up the good work and please stop by for an interior designer's perspective at Nest by Tamara at http://nestnestnest.blogspot.com

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Tamara Matthews-Stephenson said...

love the color - my favorite and the color of our bedroom - very soothing while a bit of punch, and of course, the glam color of Tiffany's....just watched that great movie with my teenage daughter after not seeing it for many years and so funny to watch again from another perspective - keep up the good work and please stop by for an interior designer's perspective at Nest by Tamara at http://nestnestnest.blogspot.com

February 11, 2010  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oooo my goodness this is simply divine! those envelopes are so gorgeous and delicate! love this color! xo

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a beautiful post! so serene, so clean...perfection.
i'm going to put up my paper cut-out hearts...just like those in the pic you posted!
xoxo alison

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Down and Out Chic said...

gorgeous, all of it! i especially like the paper doilies envelopes.

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Marija said...

Okay, I saw this earlier. But I had to come back bc I cannot stop thinking about those lacey envelopes! Beatiful images (as usual!). Marija

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Pretty in blue! I love the french style blue chair in front of the window in the bedroom. Must paint my walls that color of blue.

February 11, 2010  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Those adorable doilie envelopes remind me of grade-school Valentine's parties. Love em.

February 11, 2010  
Blogger heart charlie said...

Beautiful post, I love the white with the soft turquoise. Everything is very dreamy and soft ;)

February 11, 2010  
Blogger ThiliBlooms said...

this is my favorite post from your blog so far! so beautiful..

February 12, 2010  
Blogger Morning T said...

Amazingly soft and romantic images...definitely gets me in the mood for Valentine's Day!

February 12, 2010  
Blogger Maya said...

I love blue. Its supposed to be the 2010 color of the year. I recently did a post on blue as well.

http://widespreadlife.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/shades-of-blue/

February 12, 2010  
Blogger Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Hi! New to your blog and now in love with all the beautiful images! Love Tiffany blue and white together. Looking forward to visiting back often! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Victoria

February 18, 2010  
Anonymous Elena said...

OMG! Thanks so much for including my photo with these gorgeous images! Beautiful collection and editing! ♥

February 25, 2010  
Anonymous Ashley Esfandiari said...

The color blue is so beautiful!! I would love to have a bedroom and bathroom like that in my home someday. :)

August 01, 2010  
Blogger Fontaine said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring. You have a remarkable gift. Thank you for doing this!

November 28, 2010  
Blogger chateaudelille said...

Cant ever go past tiffany blue. I did a similar post recently. February is also beginning of Chinese New Year. Another good thing about Feb! Fiona

February 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I get the fabric for those beautiful curtains?

February 09, 2012  

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