Friday, January 16, 2015

WorthyStyle x Modani living room design

Hey all! Long time no post. Wanted to share with you the fun Polyvore I dreamed up this evening. Kind-of like arts and crafts for tech aware people, yes? I could lose hours going on there and designing rooms and fun outfit combos. While you have seen my clothing and accessories related posts from Polyvore, this home decor set will be the first on WorthyStyle!

What do you think of my modern living room look? I've always loved modern architecture and style. In an ideal world, when I retire I will end up in some beautiful waterfront or desert locale with a gorgeous energy efficient modern home. Maybe even a passive solar one, like my parents place in the Blue Ridge Mountains...

At some point in the past few years I became a huge fan of the color gray - some of my favorite work wardrobe items are in that color and I love it in interior design, too. I decided that this room would look more moody with a gray interior paint and a very simple color palette. The black sofa is one of many Modani sells so check out their selection of modern sofas. I feel like while the couch is leather it's really quite family friendly and durable - perfect for any home for many years to come!

I'm absolutely obsessed with the floor lamp - such a mid century modern look to it. Also, I've seen jute rugs in interiors similar to this one, but now I'm not convinced I made the right choice here - what do you all think? Maybe a plain bamboo flooring would work better?

Do you ever dream up interior design looks on Polyvore - rather than endlessly Pinning items on Pinterest?

WorthyStyle x Modani modern living room

Modern lighting

Arm wall sconce

Pottery barn rug pad

White wall art

Leather sofa

Onyx furniture

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lately Loving: The Little Market

Remember Lauren Conrad "LC" from Laguna Beach and The Hills? Well, she has had a lot of different projects going on since finishing up her 'reality' series. From her LC by Lauren Conrad line at Kohls to her Paper Crown collection, as well as her XO(eco) by Blue Avocado designs and her book series, she has been quite busy!

The Little Market Guatemala from Jacob Taylor on Vimeo.

One of her more recent projects is The Little Market. I first read about this project in the July 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine. The premise of this venture is simple, fair trade e-commerce. The Little Market's mission states:

Our mission is to build sustainable partnerships with artisans from around the world, by connecting them with customers through an online marketplace. We seek to empower women artisans to rise above poverty and support their families. Our handmade goods showcase the artisans’ traditional skills and their dedication to preserving their artisanal techniques. We source all of the artisans’ products ethically and practice fair trade principles. We acknowledge the interdependency of people around the world and our responsibility to help others.

Since The Little Market's launch in September 2013, it has grown in terms of items offered in the online store as well as the press coverage of the business itself. What I love about this company is that it offers a wide range of items in varying styles, colors, and personal tastes. You can have bright, vibrant pieces or more delicate neutrals. Everything is so beautiful. Check out my favorite pieces below:

Soy blend lavender and chamomile candle, from Prosperity Candle (Massachusetts), where female artisan refugees from Burma, hand make all of their products, $24.

Rectangle hand painted tray in turquoise, from Handmade Expressions (India), a fair trade company, $18.

Overnight bag in Newport, from Maya Traditions (Guatemala), an indigenous female fair trade company, $240.

Alpaca scarf in mocha, from Asociacion de Artesanos Andinos (Bolivia), a traditional female weaver-artisan company, $100.

Sweet rose quilt, from Community Friendly Movement (India), supporting marginalized artisans, $180+ ($200 for king size).

Clear bureau recycled glass pitcher with drinking glass, from Rose Ann Hall Designs (Mexico), supporting disabled artisans while promoting traditional Mexican arts, $68. Drinking glass does fit over pitcher.

Seaside tagine, from LeSouk Ceramique (Tunisia), a handmade ceramics company for artisans, $84

Striped towel in natural, from Woven Promises (Ethiopia), an artisan-friendly Fair Trade Federation company, $60

15" Macbook jacket in gray, from Nappa Dori (India), an artisan-supported fashion boutique, $180

Olive wood rustic board, from LeSouk Olivique (Tunisia) (a sister company of LeSouk Ceramique), which produces olive wood kitchen tools, $38

I hope you all check the website out - no paid affiliate links here - I just wanted to share this amazing business with you all in case you hadn't read about it yet. Perfect place to find a neat gift for someone in your life, or to get cute items for yourself! I think my favorite may be that tagine... what about you?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sponsored Post: Riviera Spas available for purchase at JoPa Company

WorthyStyle JoPa Company Richmond Virginia Riviera Spas orchid model

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WorthyStyle JoPa Company Richmond Virginia Riviera Spas deja vu model

JoPa Company has three remaining Riviera Spa 2013 models on the floor but they'd be happy to educate you on the sizing, options, and colors – yes colors! – available for purchase through their vendor. Most Riviera Spas hold 5 – 8 adults, with a galvanized steel frame, solid polyethylene bottom, stainless steel jets and insulated cabinet. Consider the benefits of hydrotherapy with Riviera's ergonomically designed seats and the warm heat easing your aches and pains. Enjoy a Riviera Spa year-round in your outdoor space, unlike your swimming pool!

WorthyStyle JoPa Company Richmond Virginia Riviera Spas Lily model

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