Boo! My tips for chic and trendy Halloween decor – Fall 2017 edition

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Here it comes again, that spooky, fun time of the year! What I love about this holiday is how easy it is to DYI or create decor with your partner and children and share unforgettable moments! Therefore, I have selected for you my favourite, chic, fun and a little creepy ideas for a perfect 2017 Halloween decor.

It seems that this year’s halloween will be a bit unconventional since I saw a lot a spring/summer colours rather than fall colours; as far as I’m concerned it’s been so hot in NYC that it really still feels like summer so I am very tempted to fall for the pastel palette for Halloween, at least this year!

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Amidst The Chaos

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Baby blue + Glitter = ♥

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Brighter colours are also so beautiful and energizing, it keeps your spirit on vacation mode

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Living in a tropical climate or simply not in the mood for fall decor? Then pineapple carving is for you and it is definitely a thing ! (And I love it!)

 

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Of course, the unicorn trend took over Halloween as well, I mean seriously how cute is this one and how fun would it be to do it with your daughter? Who am I kidding, how fun would it be to do it by yourself for yourself 😉 ?!

 

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Another crush for me this season, the Hyde and Eek! Boutique available at Target, here is a sneak peek; I mean seriously studded pumpkins? Am I hearing all the fashionitas/Valentino fans rushing to Target?

 

 

 

 

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Nonetheless, if you’d rather embrace the more traditional, soft and warm tones of fall for Halloween, this part is for you; after all traditional and timeless doesn’t mean boring so have fun decorating!

THIS tablescape!!

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Obviously leaving in an apartment in the city has some downsides, I can’t exactly decorate my building entrance like the image below, but for those of you who have a house, one thing to say go big or go home; because this is stunning and seems so fun to do!

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Want to glam it up? Glitter. flowers and metallics are for you, here are some of my favourites

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Et Voilà, have fun decorating , partying , dressing up…

 

Happy Halloween,

Leslie

PS: See below message 😉

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My most favorite pendant lights

It’s a been a little while since I wrote! I have been a busy bee at work and at home; BUT at least through my researches for my clients I realized how difficult it was to find and choose pendants to put over your kitchen counter or bar, especially within a budget. Another thing to keep in mind, is the size of your counter, the pendants should be either small to put 3 or more; but if you like more dramatic styles two medium/large sized pendants should be more than enough! Obviously, if your countertop is wide enough you might be able to hang 3 medium to large sized pendants; it simply needs to fit within the counter edges.
Hopefully, the below selection will help you choose the perfect pendants to embellish your kitchen!

First things first: placement.

The following drawings illustrate how high you should ideally place your pendant lights. If above a kitchen sink, 36″-40″ is the maximum lengths from the tip of the light to the counter; if placed above a bar (slightly higher than regular kitchen island), then it should 20″-26″ between the bottom of the light and the top of the bar. Finally, if you intend to place pendant(s) above a kitchen island, then there should be a 30″-36″ gap between the bottom of the light and the countertop. Needless to say, that the pendants need to be placed within the counter/bar, 6″-12″ from the edges and there should be 12″-18″ between each pendant (might be less if the pendants are small and you are installing more than 3);  these measurements before purchase will also help you determine the number and size of pendants you can afford.

Side note: If you want to stand out from regular placements, you can also play with the length of each pendants and put them at different heights (some are already sold like that, refer to my selection below for more info). Of course, this works if you have 3 or more small pendants; it will look odd if you have only 2.

 

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My selection:

 

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Wayfair, $339.99

 

1-Light+Globe+PendantAll Modern, $142.99

 

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One Kings Lane, From $235

 

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All Modern, $282.99

 

 

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Hudson Valley pendant – YLighting, $684

 

 

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Shades of Light  , $279

 

 

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CB2, $299

 

 

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Circa Lighting , $1218

 

 

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Wayfair , Copper ombre pendant at $92.37; Gunmetal ombre pendant at $87.82; Gold ombre pendant at $91.36

 

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Shades of Light, $299

 

Three outdoor design ideas for less than $5000

Summer is fast approaching (although, I can tell you in NYC I still haven’t seen spring settled), and it will be time for those late night alfresco dinners, or breakfasts on your outdoor deck with the not too warm morning sun on your face…  Basically it is the time, NOW, to revamp your outdoor!

I have prepared for you three moodboards that include no less than a dining table, six dining chairs, a sofa, coffee table and other accents; all of this for less than $5000, available online and stylish! Hope they will inspire you 😉

 

 

OB-outdoor in orange1.Wayfair, $499.70; 2.Pottery Barn, $27; 3.Pottery Barn, $31; 4.Restoration Hardware, $195 (starting at $79); 5. Acapulco Chair, Wayfair, $416.84; 6.CB2, $499; 7.All Modern, $259; 8. CB2, $619; 9.CB2, $240; 10. CB2, $99.95; 11. Pottery Barn, $20

 

OB-Outdoor greenery1.Wayfair, Conversation set (Sofa+coffee table); $1298.99; 2.One Kings Lane, $179; 3.CB2, $354; 4. Serena and Lily, $78; 5. Joss and Main, $29.99; 6. Restoration Hardware, $1540; 7.AllModern, $298; 8.One Kings Lane, $42 9. One Kings Lane (vase and flowers only decorative and not accounted for in budget)

 

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1.Wayfair, Conversation set (six seats + coffee table), $1899.99; 2. Serena and Lily, Starting at $498; 3. Pottery Barn, $20; 4. Land of Pilows, $21.99; 5.Joss and Main, $29.99; 6. Restoration Hardware, starting at 35$; 7. Hayneedle, $696.61; 8. Wayfair, blue and white chair, $182.99; 9. Wayfair, grey & white chair, $182.99; 10. One Kings Lane ( Vase and flower are only decorative and not accounted for in budget)