Nate Berkus’s new Spring line for Target just debuted this week! As always, there are several chic and affordable accent pieces. Here are my 5 favorite pieces to mix into your home!
This basket would be perfect for a large indoor house plant, holding extra throws or storing toys in a nursery!
This metal wall hanging looks like a modern wind chime. Hang it in the corner of your living room to bounce around the sunlight.
Love this neutral yet fun and fresh bedding! Perfect for a young girl’s or boy’s bedroom!
I love finding pieces that have both form AND function! This pretty file storage box is just that. Love the tassel detail, too!
This is a mirror that you can proudly display on your counter or vanity.
Check out the full line here or at your local target store.
Mother nature is a cruel, cruel lady! After teasing us with beautiful weather last week we got snow all weekend long! I’m hoping this will be the last of winter. Until then I’ll be day-dreaming of lounging in one of these Schaub+Srote outdoor spaces!
Have a great week!
Mother Nature has been teasing us with a few sunny, warm days here and there! In St. Louis, the magnolias, dogwoods and other trees have already begun to blossom. It has definitely given me spring fever and the urge to bring more greenery into the home. Here are some vases and planters I am loving at the moment – perfect for displaying branch clippings or your favorite spring flowers.
There are also TONS of beautiful options at some great local shops in St. Louis.
Have a great week!
We’re back for the final round of Red Carpet Inspired Interiors. This time we are focusing on the pinnacle of award season, the Oscars. It’s arguably the most prestigious of the award shows and the stars always save their best gowns for this event! Check out the looks we loved along with coordinating home decor picks!
If you need to catch up, here is Round 1 and Round 2.
BLACK, GOLD & BOLD
Janelle Monae STUNS in Elie Saab.
MOODY GREEN VELVET
Busy Phillips in Elizabeth Kennedy.
DRIPPING IN CRYSTALS
Olivia Culpo in Marchesa.
Riz Ahmed in Ermenegildo Zegna.
And that’s a wrap on Award Season. I hope you had fun following along!
Soulard is a historic French neighborhood in St. Louis. Lined with red-brick townhomes, this neighborhood houses many restaurants and lively bars, making it one of the most well-known neighborhoods of the city.
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
It’s been said that St. Louis hosts the second-largest Mardi Gras gathering in the country (second to New Orleans, of course)! If you’ve never been, you should experience it at least once. There is A LOT of fun to be had! Here are a couple tips to remember: arrive early, don’t drive, and it’s always helpful to know someone that lives in the neighborhood (because standing in line for the bathroom is no fun)!
Molly’s is a great place to grab some N’awlins inspired dishes and drinks while enjoying patio weather. They have seven bars and lots of TVs for watching the Cardinals and Blues – great for large groups!
The city’s most iconic market is open year round, Wednesday through Saturday. Here you’ll find local produce, meats, seafood, cheese, pastries, flowers, and spices. It’s a great way to support your local farmers while getting some of the freshest ingredients available!
JOHN D. MCGURK’S IRISH PUB & GARDEN
It’s almost patio season, and the expansive patio and garden at McGurk’s is simply the best! The garden features several water features and beautiful greenery, which make it a perfect spot for an afternoon bite to eat.
Pieces is THE St. Louis Board Game Bar & Cafe! Gather your buds and choose from over 500 games to play. Can’t wait to visit this place!
We’re back for Round 2 of Red Carpet Inspired Interiors! If you missed Round 1 you can catch up here. This time we are focusing on Grammy fashions. Here are some of the looks we loved along with coordinating home decor picks!
Bella Harris in Mario Dice.
Faith Hill in Zuhair Murad.
BLACK AND NAILHEAD
Nick Jonas in Balmain
Adele performs in Tisci.
What was your favorite look of the night? We’d love to hear!
Not sure what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day this year? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! I’ve rounded up a list of cute greeting cards, gifts and date ideas!
These restaurants serve up delicious food and candlelit ambiance; perfect for a romantic date night.
Together with 4 Hands Brewing Company, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis has created five new beer treatments —from a facial to “foot detailing.” Click here to learn more about the benefits of beer for the skin and to book an appointment.
Book a stay at the beautiful Moonrise Hotel. Special packages are available!
Enjoy an evening at Jazz at the Bistro listening to the sounds of Erin Bode. The Erin Bode Group creates music forged from the Americana of its members’ Midwestern roots, infused with jazz grooves, and made magic by Bode’s bell-like voice.
Design a beautiful bouquet with Snapdragon Studio! An array of beautiful blooms in romantic tones, along with fun accents and foliage will be provided. Mix and match to your heart’s content. Sign up for an event on Sunday February 12th or Tuesday, February 14th.
Try a cooking class! Schnucks and Dierbergs have several options available.
Happy Valentine’s Day! <3
In honor of awards season we are starting a fun little series on the blog! After each awards show we will choose some of our favorite looks and share home decor pieces inspired by these looks. First up is the SAG Awards!
Michelle Dockery in Ellie Saab.
Caleb McLaughin in Book a Tailor.
FLORAL AND LACE
Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Ellie Kemper in Wai Ming
What were your favorite looks of the night? We’d love to hear your comments!
Every January, buyers flock to the 3 big home markets: Atlanta, Dallas, and Vegas. While I didn’t attend this year I find that it’s always fun to look through Instagram hashtags and following along with Instagram stories! It really helps me get a sense of what’s to come, interiors-wise, in the year! I found many common themes and lots of beautiful eye candy!
I saw a lot of rich jewel tones from Worlds Away.
This dark green paint color was one of our predictions for 2017! Check out our favorite dark green paint colors and accessories here!
Layering neutrals is one of my favorite looks. These spaces below are full of interest and prove that neutral doesn’t have to mean boring!
I love the legs on this Tritter Feefer dining table!
TONS OF TEXTURE
This ties in with the layered neutrals above and is the key to achieving the look. I saw a lot of textured pottery and special furniture pieces.
It seems like this shade is popping up everywhere in accessories and accent furniture!
How cool is the faux bois patterned pillow?!
BOTANICAL AND FLORAL MOTIFS
I love the detail and texture of this Palecek magnolia-inspired mirror.
BRIAN PATRICK FLYNN for CRYSTORAMA
Brian Patrick Flynn’s lighting line with Crystorama is so beautiful! He was kind enough to send me some professional images to share with you!
The Hulton – This collection has an industrial vibe and features a “cage within a cage” design. Available in 3 different sizes in a matte black finish.
The Alston – This collection features a heavy metal drum shade with a thick, rectangular chain! Available in 3 different sizes with matte black or matte white finishes. (The white option has a beautiful brass interior!)
The Hurley – This collection is a modern take on a classic lantern design. The frame is super thick and looks so luxurious in the polished nickel finish.
The Truax – This collection is available in a modern style (simple globe) and more traditional style (metal band). It’s available in various sizes, including a huge 30″x 38″ version!
Did any trends or pieces catch your eye? If you want to see more check out these accounts and hashtags on instagram:
Today we are kicking off a new blog series – The Principles of Design. This will explore the building blocks of great design with examples of how to achieve them in your home. Today we are going to explore the importance of balance.
Balance is a constant in our everyday lives. One of the most relatable examples is the ongoing struggle to balance life between work and leisure. Similar to when we are off balance in various aspects of our lives, an unbalanced interior space can be uncomfortable. Balance is achieved by distributing the visual weight of objects within a space to achieve a feeling of equilibrium. The size, shape, color and texture have a major impact on the visual weight of a particular item. Larger, darker, brighter and highly textured objects typically feel heavier.
Balance can be achieved in three ways: symmetrically, asymmetrically and radially.
Symmetrical balance is achieved by arranging elements on either side of the center of a composition in an equally weighted manner. Symmetrical balance can be thought of as 50/50 balance or like a mirror image.
In asymmetrical balance, the two sides are not identical, but differ from one another. However, the elements are arranged so that there is a sense of balance.
Radial balance is a visual balance based on a circle with its design extending from center.
Make sure to visit SchaubSrote.com to see how we incorporate balance everyday into our own projects.