SCOUTED: Downward Brim Fedora

SCOUTED-Fedora-ALineBoutique This time of year, winter accessories are a must, and we like to battle the elements in style. Functional, feminine, and oh so chic, this felt fedora with velvet ribbon by Hat Attack meets all of our cold-weather requirements. In fact, with such an accessory in our arsenal we don’t even mind stepping out in inclement weather.

A Line Boutique  //  Denver, CO  //  303.773.8200

 

 

Jan
15
2015

Floored

tsg-rug-roundup-blueprint-jenkins While an exquisite room is more than the sum of its parts, one must admit that a great rug is one element that can pull it all together. As proven by this gorgeous space by Jenkins Interiors, one of the parent design companies of Dallas-based store Blue Print, investing in the perfect piece for your floor doesn’t just anchor the overall look, it can elevate all of the furnishings and create a strong, cohesive whole.

tsg-rug-roundup-kara-adam-nola-rugs A neutral rug with a subtle pattern, while not statement-making, ties everything together and adds sophistication. The selection in the room by Dallas’s Kara Adam Interiors (top) carries out the soft neutral palette while introducing a fresh yet unobtrusive new pattern that one won’t soon tire of. The same effect can be achieved with a more traditional option, like the antique turkish oushak rugs shown above, available at New Orleans’s Nola Rugs; wool and one-of-a-kind, they will stand the test of time and add richness to any room.

tsg-rug-roundup-janie-molster Mixing, matching, and layering rugs is one of our favorite looks, and Richmond-based Janie Molster Designs does it beautifully in the above living area. Keeping the colors consistent in each section of the space creates continuity, yet each segment has its own vibe, and layering an oriental over a sisal rug frames a space within a space and pulls the elements together to create an irresistible coziness. (The Golden Retriever helps, too!)

tsg-rug-roundup-charlotteruggallery-WDesign- Focusing exclusively on hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs, the selections available at Charlotte Rug Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina (shown top and above, right) are utter works of art, and incorporating one into the home is like investing in an heirloom that will be used and appreciated every day. W Design in Cleveland’s project (shown above, left) demonstrates how stunning a colorful stair runner can be when paired with light walls and hardwood.

tsg-rug-round-up-blue-print-collins How wonderful is this rug, shown in a project by Blue Print‘s other parent design company, Collins Interiors? It doesn’t just coordinate, it adds a burst of cheer that beautifully complements the more neutral elements in the room.

tsg-rugh-roundup-McKinney We love the warmth and depth that the red rug brings to this clean, contemporary project by Austin-based McKinney York Architects. See additional images of the room in the stunning Austin loft—including the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling wall of bookshelves—here.

tsg-rug-roundup-blueprint-herlong A beautiful blue oriental rug, ample natural light, and an antique writing desk make the entryway by Collins Interiors (left) oh so inviting, while a similarly hued rug brings color and a sense of coziness to the fireside scene in a project by Charleston-based Herlong & Associates (right).

tsg-rug-roundup-bochner-design This room by Savannah’s Mary Jo Bochner is beautifully serene with its neutral palette, natural elements, and layered rugs that tie together the varied hues and provide wonderful additional texture.

Jan
14
2015

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Jan
13
2015

SCOUTED: Green Velvet Chinoiserie Ottoman

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We have a soft spot for eye-catching accent pieces, so this gilt wood and green velvet ottoman is currently inspiring a lot of envy. Measuring 19″H x 16″W x 15″D, it would be the perfect pop of color in a monochromatic room or fit right in among an already lively palette. Call and claim it before we do.

Found  //  Houston, TX  //   713.522.9191

Jan
12
2015

Toasting the Hot Toddy

TSG_toddyrecipe_1 For those who appreciate a warming beverage, the arrival of January 11 is cause for a glass-raising celebration. Designated National Hot Toddy Day by the powers in control of such things, this Sunday we’ll be toasting the delicious and adaptable drink with a version created by The Nickel restaurant, which is located in the Hotel Teatro, a boutique hotel in downtown Denver. Using gin, St. Germain, and pear brandy, The Nickel puts an innovative twist on the Hot Toddy—a drink widely believed to have originated in Scotland in the 1700s for ladies who didn’t have a taste for Scotch—that we’re sure will appeal to both fans of the traditional Toddy and anyone who enjoys a toasty, sophisticated cocktail on a cold January day.

The Nickel’s Pearfection Hot Toddy

1 ounce Gin
1 ounce Pear Brandy
1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

Combine all of the ingredients into a glass, give it little a stir, and then top off with hot water. Garnish with a lemon twist or slice of pear

TSG_toddyrecipe2 Keeping in the long tradition of constantly reinterpreting the Hot Toddy, we made ours (shown at top and partially concocted above) with apple and pear brandy, and garnished with a pear twist. Whether you follow The Nickel’s instructions to a tee, elect to put your own spin on the recipe, or are lucky enough to live in Denver and are able to stop by Hotel Teatro on Sunday, we hope you salute the drink’s national day of recognition in style.

The Nickel // Denver, Colorado // 720.889.2128

Jan
9
2015

Words We Love / 40

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Jan
8
2015