Scouted: Floral Embroidered Dress

Scouted: Floral Embroidered Dress  3.1 PHILLIP LIM from Marissa Collections Shirt dresses have been in fashion for multiple seasons, and this floral embroidered iteration by 3.1 Phillip Lim available from Naples’s Marissa Collections demonstrates why. The silhouette and length is quite flattering, and it’s beautifully enhanced by chic details—in this case, large cuffs on the three-quarter length sleeves, a high-low hemline, a back belt, and a silk trim. Perfect for a luncheon or a summer evening out, this piece would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

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Available from Marissa Collections  //  Featured in The Scout Guide Naples  //  239.263.4333

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Apr
7
2016

Hello, Sunshine

tsg-michael-aiduss-yellow-1 The sun happens to be shining in TSG HQ’s hometown of Charlottesville today, which has us thinking about ways to create a bright spot in our homes year-round. As soon as we stumbled across the above image from Northern New Jersey-based designer Michael Aiduss, we knew we’d found the answer. Warm, cheerful, and always inviting, yellow-gold hues offer a dose of sunshine that’s versatile and sophisticated enough to stand the test of time.

tsg-meg-lonergan-yellow-2 There are a number of bright moments in this space by Houston’s Meg Lonergan: the soft, comfortable, sunny sectional; the floral accents; and, perhaps our favorite, the smiling pup. Yellow seating is a perfect choice for a sunroom, taking an already light-filled area and amping up the warmth.

tsg-bear-hill-bowerbird-yellow-1 Another ideal place to incorporate the hue is the kitchen. Exhibit A: A project by Little Rock’s Bear Hill Interiors (left) is practically glowing, while buttery yellow chairs in a dine-in area by Rumson, New Jersey-based Bowerbird Interior Design (right) are simultaneously classic and playful.

tsg-bossycolor-yellow-1 Of course Washington, D.C.-based bossy color knows how to put yellow to good use, as proven by their project above. Their design process begins with color and they build from there, layering in an inspiring mix of patterns and beautiful pieces.

tsg-janie-molster-yellow-1 The portfolio of Richmond’s Janie Molster Designs is another favorite destination for color inspiration. Here, she beautifully punctuates a luxurious living room done in soothing neutrals with warm yellow artwork and accents, adding interest and drawing the eye up to the soaring ceilings.

tsg-linda-ruderman-yellow-1 Here again, a neutral space is enlivened by the addition of sunny accents, this time in the form of chairs, pillows, and a patterned carpet. The room, done by Minneapolis’s Martha O’Hara Interiors, is composed of various inviting seating areas unified by soft materials and a consistent palette.

tsg-meg-lonergan-yellow-1 Above, Meg Lonergan marries a chair done in a golden fabric with a gilt mirror and florals, creating a cozy and cheerful corner.

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Apr
5
2016

Scouted: Hand Woven Barstool

Scouted: Hand Woven Barstool Stylish barstools can add a strong dose of personality to a space. Featuring hand woven rush and available in a variety of finishes (including a chic and soothing turquoise, featured above), this version from Asbury Park, New Jersey-based S.alt Design Co. would look lovely around an island, adding a welcome pop of color while providing the perfect place to perch.

Available from S.ALT Design Co. // Featured in TSG Two Rivers & The Shore, New Jersey // 732.455.3363

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Apr
4
2016

The Beauty of Black and White

tsg-elizabeth-vizzone-3 This time of year, it’s easy to get carried away with color. With blooms in a variety of hues springing forth every day, we’re inevitably inspired by the pinks, yellows, greens, and every other option on the spectrum. Still, we always seem to return to black and white. A palate cleanser of sorts, as the above space by Northern New Jersey-based Elizabeth Vizzone Interiors shows, the combination also provides the perfect backdrop to the abundance of color all around us.

tsg-april-tomlin-1 For black-and-white interiors inspiration, the portfolio of Nashville’s April Tomlin Interiors is an excellent place to start. Her palettes are wonderfully clean, and as the above space shows, her designs mix a variety of materials and textures together to create a look that’s utterly sophisticated.

tsg-april-tomlin-2 Here again, April Tomlin Interiors keeps to a simple black-and-white color scheme, yet the space comes alive with stunning hexagonal lighting in a warm hue and tile that proves black and white is anything but basic.

tsg-glynis-wood-schwarz-1 The pared down palette never fails to let fixtures and furnishings shine. Top: black tile and a white window frame look gorgeous against clean-lined fixtures in a space by Austin’s Glynis Wood Interiors. Above: in an image from Northern New Jersey-based to-the-trade Schwartz Design Showroom‘s look book, a dreamy silver sofa stands out in a beautiful black and white setting.

tsg-april-tomlin-6 A dark wall, creamy drapes, a plush pink ottoman, and black-and-white patterned pillows come together to create a relaxing room with romantic touches in yet another April Tomlin Interiors project.

tsg-historical-concepts-mminteriors-1 A checkerboard floor can be hard to resist—and can take a space to the next level. Left: Atlanta-based Historical Concepts‘s “Serentity on the May” project provides a stunning example of black-and-white making a statement (see more images of the Palmetto Bluff estate—including additional photos of the amazing entry hall pictured—here). Right: A photo by Daniel A. Newcomb captures a lovely kitchen by Palm Beach’s MM Designs. We adore the pink patterned wallpaper and curtains paired with the classic floor.

tsg-fiddlehead-design-group-2 A black-and-white color scheme might not be the most obvious choice for a child’s space, but Minneapolis’s Fiddlehead Design Group shows the palette’s playful side (how fun is the dog silhouette wallpaper in the bedroom?). The mixing of many black-and-white patterns makes the space feel fresh, dynamic, and inviting.

tsg-bearhill-beckly-1 More black-and-white pattern play courtesy of Little Rock’s Bear Hill Interiors (left) and Fort Worth’s Beckley Design Studio (right). The combination is perfect for a powder room or seating area—especially when you add a pop of unexpected color or an ornate accent.

tsg-april-tomlin-3 We couldn’t resist sharing one more image of April Tomlin Interiors‘s work. Who wouldn’t want to gather around this black-and-white table? Whether sitting for a meal or a creative meeting, the simple palette and eye-catching accents offer an ideal setting for lively conversation. Stylish yet unfussy, the space is contemporary yet comfortable—which we think is always a winning combination.

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Apr
3
2016

Scouted: Upcollar Schoolboy Jacket

Scouted: Upcollar Jacket The perfect white blazer is a must in every woman’s wardrobe, and we love this Veronica Beard version carried by The Scout Guide Equestrian’s Hunt Ltd. Ideal for a night out (just add heels) or a daytime excursion that calls for looking crisp (consider adding stripes, like the Ottoman Dickey shown in the photo above), this is a cool, classic piece that will stand the test of time.

Hunt LTD.  // Featured in TSG Equestrian // huntlimited@gmail.com

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Mar
30
2016

What We’re Making: Zen Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Zen Salad From the healthy food experts at Greenville, South Carolina-based Southern Pressed Juicery comes a bright and fresh dish that combines some of our favorite flavors: Zen Cauliflower Salad. We love incorporating ingredients from our gardens, and mint is starting to come up here in Charlottesville; plus, the raw sour cream adds a “guilty pleasure” aspect to the salad that’s much appreciated as we focus on lighter fare. A perfect dish for the winter-to-spring transition, it packs wonderful health benefits in each satisfying bite. Here’s how to make it at home:

Zen Cauliflower Salad

RAW SOUR CREAM
yields 1 1/4 cup

1 cup cashews (soaked and rinsed)
1/2 cup water
1/4 water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Blend all ingredients together in a Vitamix until smooth.

ZEN DRESSING
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp. tumeric
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
pinch cayenne

CAULIFLOWER SALAD
1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup finely chopped soaked cashews
6 dates, pitted and finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
1 tbsp cacao nibs

Mix all ingredients together, dress, and garnish with cashew sour cream.

For a guilt-free treat to go with your salad, check out Southern Pressed Juicery’s recipe for Cinnamon Raisin “Oatmeal Cookies” here, and find more healthy food inspiration and information on the organic cold-pressed juice/superfood smoothie/plant-based meal company’s website. Bon appetit!

SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY // Greenville, SC // 864.729.8626

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Mar
29
2016