Monthly Musing: Athenian Blue

Style-Architects Monthly Musing: Athenian Blue

Look our Marsala...the {SA} votes have been tallied, and with overwhelming agreement, the 2015 craving for cool blues has ensued. Whether you are spicing up your interior space {like the 2015 definitive color of the year} or looking to add this perfect marriage between grecian goddess and sexy peacock to your wardrobe, now is the time to beat your bests to it! Color is how we express ourselves, from our kitchen walls to our favorite handbag, it speaks in ways in which words can't. We've picked some of our favorite representations of this undeniably chill hue. How will you be incorporating it into your life this spring/summer?

Monthly Musing: Emerald City

Emerald City

As the snow continues to flurry around you, what better way to channel your inner warmth than with a smooth, radiating hint of emerald? Sure, this jewel tone may have reigned as 2014's "it" pantone color, but after seeing this hot hue all over '15 runways, team SA doesn't plan to leave Emerald City anytime soon. Fuel your adventurous soul with evergreen-inspired wardrobe pieces to give you a mountain chic aura. Embellish your living spaces and gatherings with this natural shade to help you and your guests feel relaxed and refreshed the moment they walk through the door.

We don’t plan on missing our chance to embrace the cool season with this energizing shade, are you with us? 

Monthly Musing: Mad For Plaid

SA Monthly Musing Mad for Plaid

As the temps begin the drop, we are {happily} noticing that squares, checks and tartans are among a few of the season's most definitive prints. Although, the timeless print is no longer preferred by the preppy or reserved for collegiate. This cool-weather compadre has been updated and will surely be spotted around town.

Infuse it in your holiday party with a heritage-prep inspired invite or put a warm, patterned touch on your mid-century modern bedroom. Style mavens, channel your inner-Cher {clueless, duh!} and rock a plaid pair of pumps or bundle up with scarf for a cozy-polished look.

Whether you opt for traditional tartan or minimalist and monochromatic, plaid is the pattern that will carry us through these chilly coming months! 

Monthly Musing: Shear Genius

Monthly Musing: Shear Genius  -  via Style-Architects

Watch the leaves change colors and embrace fall’s savory flavors in a shearling shrug-- this month’s "it" textile. The fabulous fur doesn’t need to be limited to vests, throws or your go-to Ugg boots. Embrace the coziness and warmth shearling brings by picking up some unique accessories, home décor or fashion pieces. Shearling can even be the unexpected finishing touch to a fall wedding!  

Monthly Musing: Fall Knits

Thanks to fall 2014 fashion week designers, we are ready to bid adieu to the dog days of summer and cozy up to one of fall's biggest trends! The quintessential cool-weather friend was the star of many runway shows and tis the season to warm up by investing in some knit accessories, both home and fashion. Style mavens, there hasn't been a better time to throw on a chunky sweater or weaved necklace for an effortlessly {comfortable} look! For you planning a festive wedding or party to kick off the new season, we suggest incorporating some knit details to your home with some new pillows or a cableknit lamp!

There you have it, friends! From slouchy beanies to knit poufs, this fall textural trend has us ready to see the temperatures drop...who's with us?

Monthly Musing: Fall Knit via Style-Architects

Monthly Musing: Nature's Touch

This month, we are turning to Mother Nature for some inspiration as she proves that organic and elegant can coexist. For you fashionistas, step outside your comfort zone {pun intended} and throw on a pair of these Free People clogs or sling this fur shrug on for a flawlessly fierce look. Fret not you animal lovers, there are plenty of friendly faux options out there, too! For those of you looking to spruce up your home, incorporate natural elements such as this wooden bar cart or hand-crafted wooden table or keep it bare to the bone with this faux animal head for a beautifully clean, unisex look.

Monthly Musing; Nature's Touch via Style-Architects

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