A no fail guide to mixing gold and silver!

People usually have an affinity for silver or gold.  Even when choosing jewelry, people usually favor one metal over the other.  In the past few years gold has made a major comeback!  Although, recently I have seen a lot of mixed metals used in home decor (rose gold is having a moment as well).

I love mixing silver and gold.  I think mixing metals adds depth, as well as versatility to a room. However, there are some basic guidelines to creating this look successfully.  In the rendering below, I started with a fairly neutral palette of cream, black, beige & gray.

Here are some basic guidelines:

  1. keep the finish of each of the metals the same.  If you are using a brushed gold, pair it will a brushed nickel.
  2. repeat the metals throughout the room.  In this rendering I repeated the silver on the cocktail table and light fixture, and the gold on the end tables, lamps, accent pillow and bar cart.
  3. choose one metal to play a more prominent role in the room (I chose gold for this rendering).


This topic is one that I get asked about all the time.  It is also one that people say they feel most intimidated trying.  This will definitely be a reoccurring theme for posts in the future.  I will post using different color schemes that you can follow as you become more comfortable mixing metals.

I’d love to know what you think of this post, or what questions you have related to this topic (or any other).  Thanks for reading!

xo Laurie

West Elm Rug Flash Sale!!!

I love West Elm!!! Their aesthetic is so clean and modern, and their look is just urban enough to still work in suburbia.

Their price point is such where you can change some (usually) big ticket items every few years.  Long gone are the days where you buy heirloom pieces that you want to hand down from generation to generation.

All of this leads me to today’s post: ALL rugs at West Elm today are 30% OFF!!!!

Here are some of my favorites:




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Happy Shopping!!! Xo

Get your home holiday ready……….CYBER MONDAY!!!!

Who says the best deals are on Black Friday? Cyber Monday has some pretty great deals………and, nothing beats shopping in your PJ’s!!!!!

For my hostesses this holiday season, now is a great time to freshen up your home with a new rug and accessories. Budget permitting, a new piece of furniture would definitely elevate any room.  I really love the way a bar cart looks; it is so chic and grown up!!  Check out the Dwell Studio Connaught Bar Cart.  How could you not feel glamorous pouring a drink from this cart?  However, If you only bought one new piece of furniture this year, I would recommend the Jonathan Adler’s Delphine mirrored side board.  There is something special about mirrored furniture, it really adds sparkle to any room!

Horchow – 30% off select items.  Free shipping on orders of $50 and more.  Use code HOLIDAY

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Serena & Lily – 25% off EVERYTHING….use code: BESTMONDAY



Dwell Studio – 20% off site wide.  Free shipping for orders over $49


As always, I’d love to hear about things you are loving right now or any suggestions you have for future posts!!

Happy Shopping!!! Xo

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Best BLACK FRIDAY sales!!!


As one who never goes out on Black Friday, I search for online deals to start my holiday shopping.  Below,  I’ve listed some of my favorite sites to shop on.

This is also a great time to advantage of the Black Friday sales for big ticket items like furniture and appliances.

Typically, there are three times per year to save big on furniture and appliances:  January, August and Black Friday.

Ok, here are the BEST of the best:

Jonathan Adler:

20% off all in store and online purchases with code TGIBF

I love, love, love JA…..his stuff is so chic, fun and glamorous.  He takes whimsical to a whole new level!

EVERYONE needs something JA in their home!!




Lulu and Georgia:

Online discounts of 20% off $250, 25% off $500, 30% off $1000 with codes GIVEME20, GIVEME25, and GIVEME30 sale good through Monday, the 30th.

This site is one of my absolute favorites! I’ve purchased art, accessories, lamps, rugs and furniture  and I have never been disappointed!! A great resource for all things stylish!!




30% off on furniture, decor and rugs.

Tar-jay is a treasure trove of great deals on accent tables, counter stools and accent chairs.  They have a vast array of pieces to choose from on their website.  I have used pieces from Target for client’s homes for years.  You would be shocked at how nice a lot of their pieces are!





West Elm:

10% off on orders of $100 or more, 25% off orders of $1000 or more with code MOREISMORE

My favorite place to go for fun accent pieces.  I also love their modern furniture.  However, a lot of their furniture is geared toward apartment dwellers, so pieces run small.  In addition,  their average pillow size is 18×18 which is dwarfed on a 96″ sofa.  Pay special attention to the dimensions of each piece.





Restoration Hardware:

$100 off $500 or more.  Use code SAVE100.  Sale ends Tuesday, Dec 1st.

Although this is not a massive savings because of the high price point of most RH items, it is not often that RH runs site wide sales. This type of sale is great for buying yourself a whole new set of bath towels or sheets.

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