Welcome Sponsor: ZGallerie

As the holidays grow closer I am getting so excited to have family in to visit me in NYC. So naturally, I just can't resist adding a few little accessories here and there to pep up my pad. Where I always turn...why ZGALLERIE of course! They are always on the cutting edge of design trends so when I need something last minute, they are always a great source.
Because most of my apartment is grey, black and white, I fell instantly for this chevron ottoman, its perfect for extra seating. I also love this Dynasty Mirror, it adds a touch of modern chinoiserie.

And when It comes to holiday decorating, I would go for a few sparkly things...

For the people that I cherish (and maybe for myself too) I'd love to snap these bits + baubles up too.

EXOTIC FINDS...the new Zgallerie Fall/Winter 2011 collection

I finally got my new Zgallerie catalog. (why oh why won't they open one in NYC?) I must say, I am loving their new look, its a little bit more exotic. Zgallerie is usually on point in terms of trends and I am very excited that they are offering this exotic chic look at great prices. The new collection is bursting with metallics and lots of gold, something new for the brand. These are my picks, that I am loving on, especially that cowhide rug fabness!
Headboards, 499.00; Metropolitan dinner ware, 7.95-12.95; tiger pillow 69.95; nesting tables 199.95; bedding 39.95-169.95; cowhide rug 299.95

The Art of Living...decorating moments of masculinity

Just like any other decorista, I go crazy for a bold and feminine room...
however, mixing in some masculinity into an interior can create such a perfect harmony.
It's almost too good to resist.
An easy way to pop in a gentleman's vibe is by using amazing taxidermy, 
aka well mounted antlers.
Decorating with antlers is major unabashed masculinity and I highly recommend trying it.
If you can't stand the sight of real life anters, Zgallerie has a great collection of plastered white ones that are also incredibly chic. Check out their latest collection.

{Please note that this look can easily be overdone. So limit your creativity to soft panache.}

Zgallerie boot umbrella stand {my entryway}

I am absolutely obsessed with my Zgallerie boot umbrella stand. It sits so perfectly in my apartment entryway. Honestly, the minute I laid eyes on that fella, I just knew I had to have one.
Every person that walks in my apartment door just gushes over it. Cute and affordable home decor, what's better?

I also strongly suggest grouping together a collection of vintage gold ornate frames...
(easy to find at your local thrift)
and grouping them on your wall for instant impact!!!!
Did all of this for less than 25$. A steal.

my Zgallerie Casablanca lanterns + my patio

Yesterday I posted about my patio, because I have been spending my days there.
Right after the post, my package from Zgallerie arrived and I finally got my casablanca lanterns I have been eyeing ever since I saw them in ashley tisdale's home tour.
How perfect do they look on my patio...I love the green so I changed a few things around since you last saw. My boyfriend also gave me this cute little table he found at a vintage store long ago.
I did lots of cleaning + spray painted it Spa Blue and now its the perfect host to my glass that I love.

Zgallerie on the regular...bright orange + black and white stripes

1I know...I have a problem.
My local Zgallerie is right next door to my local Starbucks. 
Not a good combination, as both are high on my list of weaknesses.
Today, I had to go in (at least it's Friday) because this huge black and white striped outdoor canopy called my name, very loudly. I had to go in.
How perfect is this? I need a pool pronto!
I am loving the bright orange colors all around the store...
and how could you not fall for these adorable boot umbrella stands?
or this gorgeous peacock serving tray.
love. love. love.

all images by the decorista + her blackberry 

The Art of Living...decorate like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2

The gorgeous Carrie Bradshaw.
always among the most beautiful spaces and places, isn't she?
I am smitten with this gorgeous and glam hallway...and one small accent caught my eye.
beautiful + whimsical butterflies...
I love the way they dance in some of the most beautiful interiors.
I am also smitten with this goodness...Zgallerie always has the goods.

images courtesy of...
casasugar, theselby, peacockfeathers, neo-traditionalist lennoxx