Weekend Wrap Up

A few links for your weekend perusal ~

Everything about this Brooklyn loft above (especially the floors!) - so good!

J.Crew's new sunglasses - obsessed with these.

Nine tips for keeping your kitchen hyper organized.

Valentines Day gift ideas.

My new favorite catchall for mail, receipts, change, dog toys....

February's style stalk.

A fun and chic "transitional" sweater, on sale!

I don't really love wings or sliders, but I am dying to try this three cheese spaghetti recipe, my kind of super bowl Sunday food!


Love Is In The Air

My relationship with Valentines Day is always changing. From the young girl that loved getting a Whitman sampler from her dad, to the anxious teen hoping for some carnations to be delivered to her homeroom (did your high school offer up this torture too?) to single life, to dating life and weird expectations and over price fixed menus and finally to the present....simply buying little gifts for my three kids (they're each getting one of these) and calling it a day.  If I get some flowers and/or candy from my husband it's a win - but if I don't - it's certainly not a loss!

Unlike my feelings about Valentines Day, my thoughts on all things pink, heart shaped and sentimental is constant. I love all the cliche little items designed for this Hallmark Holiday. I adore pink and hearts and xs and os all the time, not just on the 14th. Which is why I couldn't resist putting together this sweet little group of adorable and affordable Valentines Day gift ideas. 


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Divine Details: Styling Your Home

Hello Zhush readers! It's Katy of DBK: Designs By Katy back with another Divine Detail. Today's detail is one of my favorites: styling. Sure ,you know how to find furniture you like, but how do you style it like a pro? The key is strategic layering. I always like to include fresh flowers and stacks of books. You can even score things like this lamp, mint julep cup and geode from the Zhush! Playing with height and texture will give you a cohesive designer style.
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In summary, play with all those books and don't be afraid to accent with fresh blooms. It will really set off your look. Thanks for having me, Sue! Don't forget to come visit my interior design blog, Designs By Katy. Happy styling!
katy zhush


Style Stalking Andrew Brown Interiors

Order and harmony - two things I'm always looking for both literally and figuratively. So, seeing a fresh new month on my calendar lined up perfectly with the start of the week makes me happy.

Also bringing joy to my Monday...the interior design work of Andrew Brown Interiors. Each of Andrew's spaces are filled with traditional pieces yet utilized in ways that make them seem new and interesting.  The limed wood canopy/platform bed (pictured below) really grabbed my eye - it's stunning in it's simplicity, as are so many of Andrew Brown's designs. What's your favorite look?


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Weekend Wrap Up

This week seemed long. I'm looking forward to some downtime up in Vermont this weekend. I love the image above. Now when people ask me what I do when my whole family is on the slopes skiing, I can direct them to this visual.

We're all still getting used to our new puppy (and vice versa). It seems like we take two steps forward and one step back. Getting a new dog during the coldest months...probably not the smartest thing I've ever done...

19 Easy To Do Health Tips (I'm already doing #2 and #18-and need to do more!)

Copy Cat Chic gave our Block Letter blankets a great little shout out in this clever "look for less" feature.

I've been obsessed with hair tutorial videos lately, and actually tried this one.

Annie's home tour was a big hit, if you missed it, check it out here.

A fabulous black and white runner at a great price.

Have you seen our cute new monogram decals over at

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