spring is here!

March 21, 2012

We are in the mood for spring!

It officially hit yesterday, and just like that, the grass is getting greener by the day!

Let’s celebrate all things fabulously green!

1. Chandelier Earrings (Stella and Dot). 2. Villa Dress (J. Crew). 3. Playhouse (Crate and Barrel). 4. Luck Side Table (CB2). 5. Leather sandals (Aldo). 6. Green Rock Bench (Francis King Showroom).

7. Picnic silverware (West Elm). 8. Marimekko bowl (Crate and Barrel). 9. Green floral wallpaper (KDR Showrooms). 10. Glass pendant (Francis King Showrooms). 11. Green and gold bracelet (Anthropologie). 12. Green maxi skirt (J. Crew). 13. Window panels (Anthropologie).

orange is the winner!

November 1, 2011

You voted on our color poll for your favorite color of the season and the winner is…

To find these orange items, keep reading!

Orange is a stimulating color. It is also often called a power color. Use it re-energize your mood and increase your creativity.  Some believers in folklore also say that if you need any kind of change in your life, all you have to do is burn an orange candle for 7 nights and it will happen!

Pendant Light: Design Within Reach

Wing Chair: Anthropologie

Parachute skirt: Athleta

Leather belt: Banana Republic

Patterned drapery panels: Anthropologie

Outdoor camping grill: Crate and Barrel

If you’re looking at your living room and thinking that it looks a little tired and needs a quick pick-me-up, we have the perfect solution for you… pillows!

Pillows are a great way to quickly change the look and feel of  your room or to add a pop of color where it’s needed.  They are easy to change in an out with the seasons and let’s face it, they are fun to shop for… all of the new colors, patterns, and textures… ooh! 

A tip for mixing and matching pillows: grab a couple in the same color family or that have colors that are repeated in a few. It’s good to make sure you have a variety of patterns: think maybe a stripe, an animal print or large floral, and a texture…  (And don’t forget to add in a solid velvet pillow or two – they are perfect for nap time on the sofa!)

(This is a collage of pillows from Anthropologie, CB2, Crate & Barrel, and West Elm. )

4th of July fun!

June 30, 2011

The holiday weekend is just around the corner!

We’ve pulled together some fun red, white, and blue fabulous items to get you in the mood for Independence Day! Take a peek…

  1. Show up dressed in style to your 4th of July picnic with this dress from Anthropologie! (It would be so cute with a flashy red belt and necklace!)
  2. These embroidered napkins from Pottery Barn are just what you need for setting the table.
  3. Baseball is about as American as you can get. Why not serve your lovely fresh fruit and snacks in these baseball serving bowls from Patina?
  4. Heading out to a picnic? This fold down blue table is just the ticket for setting up a snack bar. You can find it at Crate and Barrel.
  5. Pack up your napkins and silverware in this neat caddy from Crate and Barrel.
  6. Fire up this Premier Weber blue grill and throw on your favorite brats, veggies, and hamburgers.
  7. No Fourth of July picnic is complete without fresh strawberries and blueberries. Stock up at your local farmer’s market before heading to the lake!
  8. What a cute (and patriotic) tote bag to toss your things in on the way to the beach. You can find this gem at Anthropologie.
  9. Bomb Popsicles. They are an Independence Day must! Sounds like you’ll need them – it’s going to be a scorcher!
  10. While you’re preparing your holiday weekend goodies, don this cute red, white and blue apron from Patina.
  11. Set your brunch table with these lovely cut-out vinyl place mats from Patina.

Cheers everyone! Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

the color purple

May 19, 2011

Today I’m taking a little color inspiration from the pretty purple Royal Candles and Geraniums flowers  that are outside of my office window…

Purple at home: 12 light chandelier by Cyan Lighting, abstract animal print wallpaper by Romo, and Theatre two seater sofa by DWR.

Purple in Life: carry-on luggage and garden hose sprayer from Crate & Barrel, and lavender infused sleeping blanket from Patina Stores.

Purple in fashion: watch by Marc Jacobs, leather heels by Michael Antonio, and Floral wrap scarf from Anthropologie.

What are you taking inspiration from today?

april showers…

April 26, 2011

rainy day products

The saying goes: “April Shower Bring May Flowers”. Well, so far it seems like April showers bring MORE April showers!

I think rainy days are good for staying in and catching up with your latest book while sipping hot tea or popping in a movie or two and enjoying some cuddle time on the sofa. What are your favorite rainy day activities?

Here are some ‘rainy day products’ to get you through the next couple of rainy days. Then hopefully we will see some May flowers next week!

(Top left to bottom right:  Swarovski Crystal raindrop chandelier; Chrysanthemum umbrella from Bibelot Shops, Sassy plaid rain boots from Target; Weather shower curtain from CB2; Smart rain slicker from Anthropologie; Copper rain chain from Patina Stores, Retro raindrop wallpaper and fabric pattern from Romo.)

get ready for spring!

April 5, 2011

Spring is in the air! It’s warming up, the snow is melting, and it’s staying lighter longer… you gotta love spring! I know we have been looking forward to it, here at hauthaus.

We thought we would highlight some fun products to help get you in the mood for the new season…

Having a spring brunch? What about pouring fresh squeezed orange juice from this lovely floral ceramic pitcher from Anthropologie?

Do you need something to make spring cleaning a little more enjoyable? Pick up one of these ‘mum scrubbers’ at Patina Stores.

The white bud vase, also from Patina, is a great little display vase for individual flowers.

And, who doesn’t love the smell of fresh-cut grass? Try this fresh-cut grass candle to really make your home smell like spring is in the air!

(products from right to left: pitcher: Anthropologie, Mum scrubbers: Patina Stores, Yellow flower ring: Stella & Dot, white bud vase: Patina Stores, Flower pendant light: Pottery Barn, Green floral purse: Patina Stores, Orange sheet set: Crate & Barrel, grass candle: available at many locations, floral upholstered side chair: Anthropologie.)