November 29, 2012

Before and After - Dining Room!

When we moved into our house, the previous owners picked out this depressing red brick color for the dining room.  The room soaks up a ton of light and should be a fun inviting color.  It just felt stuffy and 1980s looking.
        Amazing what new paint color and a new chandelier will do!  I found the Urns and Golden Bonsai tree from Zgallerie and the rest is a mix of estate sales and ebay.
                                     Cant wait to find a new table + chairs & artwork to finish the look. 

November 25, 2012

Neons are Here!

New holiday arrivals - Neon Collection at
Get 30% off on EVERYTHING!  Ends Wednesday 11/28.
Use code - HOLIDAYS at checkout.  

October 7, 2012

Before and After

Last year, I found these club chairs at my favorite thrift store in Houston.  I kept them in my garage, waiting to be recovered and find the right fabric and trim.  Finally, they are done!
I love this coral fabric and even my husband loved it.  Bonus!

September 24, 2012

Best Dressed - Emmys

I know, I am late to the best dressed party for the Emmys 2012.  I just love everything about these dresses - color, cut and the stunning women who are wearing these gorgeous frocks.  Allison Williams In Oscar de la Renta, Julianne Moore in a Dior Couture dress, Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli. But my favorite of the night is Julianna Margulies, in the stunning floral brocade. 

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September 9, 2012

NHD's Love List


I am back!!  I took a long needed break, went on vacation, created some new jewels and went shopping for my closet & home.  Start the music...Zou Bisou Bisou.

Here is my LOVE list.  Seriously, Loves!  

1. I am a big fan of Rifle Paper co but the Cities Calendar is just stunning.  Every month is a piece of artwork and a new destination.
2.  Bunnies by Hunt Slonem.  Oh Hunt, you take my breath away.  who knew basic bunnies could be so stunning.  Check out his NYC loft studio here. I am using these in my living room.  
3.  I might not be in school but I love a good planner.  I am so late to the party on this preppy and colorful organizer.
4.  I went to Australia.  It was a great trip but the highlight was our adventure at a wildlife park in Ballarat, Australia. I got to feed free roaming kangaroos, pet a Koloa named "Minky" and meet the cutest wombat named "Patrick".  Traveling 20 hours to meet them was worth it!  
5.  Have you all tried this new DALLAS lipgloss by Benefit?  Its fantastic & only $16!
6.  How cute is this fabric?  I am going to use it on my club chairs in the living room. Worst part, its expensive and I really dont want to spend $100 a yard.  So I am on the hunt for a knockoff fabric. 
7. Last but not least - Introducing my new line of statement earrings...Serena Earrings

July 16, 2012

Custom Notebooks - May Books

I just love a good notebook.  I always have a to-do list, thoughts and random things in a cute notebook.  Well, here comes my favorite notebooks...ever!  Meet May Books.  All custom notebooks with great colors and patterns.  Best part, all around $17.  

July 5, 2012

Favorite Things...for summer

Here are a few of my favorite things for this HOT summer....  I am obsessed with the Vintage V-Neck shirts from Old Navy.  The best cut, soft fabric and such a great price...only $8.50!  I bought 6 this past weekend.
I love pashminas and scarfs but my all time favorite brand is Matta.  The colors and tassels are amazing and they never go out of style.  They are expensive but I use it almost every day in the summer and winter.   Love the Clutch - tribal and preppy in one!  

June 21, 2012


So excited to announce....BaubleBar + Noble House Designs.  Just in time for summer....

June 19, 2012

How to wear....Hawaiian Tribal

Shirt/Bangles/Skirt/Clutch/Shoes/Necklace (Coming soon - - Mimosa Lane)

I am loving the floral/hawaiian prints - and we must give praise to the start of this trend... Givency Resort 2012!  Anyways, I always get questions on how to wear Noble House Designs Necklaces. Here is a great way to blend trends but still keep it classic. I like the color and print in any outfit to have proportion and balance.  The colors all work well together and of course - Gold, Tweed and Tassels are considered a neutral :)

The Mimosa Lane Necklace will be for sale on  Launching 6/21/2012!  

June 13, 2012

Sneak Peek ---- NHD's NEW Website!

I am so excited to show a sneak peek of NHD's new website.... A full e-commerce site with Jewelry Bridal & Home Collections!! Coming soon......

May 21, 2012

Summer Style = Straw Bags!


Summer is here!  These vintage style straw purses make me think of an exotic beach vacation like the Fiji Islands. You always need good accessories for any trip! 

May 17, 2012

Style Masters with Tidbits Austin!

So excited to be a part of this fun event, next week!  If you are in Austin, come by and say hello!
May 24th 6-8pm with Tidbits Austin.

May 15, 2012

Before & After - X Benches!

I am ecstatic to finally share my finished X-Benches! For a few months, I was looking at buying a pair here or here but yikes, over $700 for 1 bench and I wasn't in love with the fabric or colors.   I found a furniture designer on Craigslist and had the benches made for just a fraction of the cost.  Fabric from Dwell Studios. 

May 8, 2012


Dont you love getting a treat in the mail?  I do!  But then again, i love any type of stationary, today was double bonus!! 
My lovely friend, Lauren from Charm & Fig, sent me some of her new stationary.  Love!  Lauren is funny, creative and loves anything to do with stationary. Check out her Etsy Store and her fantastic blog

May 1, 2012

April 27, 2012

Favorite Print

Check out this adorable print from Tory Burch.  Hedgehogs!  You can even download it as wallpaper for your iphone, tablet or Desktop.
Happy Friday!

April 24, 2012

Kitchen Redo....

We finished remodeling our kitchen months ago, but it has taken me forever to find the right items.  Its not finished just yet but I had to post my new obession...My Elephant from Z. Gallerie!   I was inspired by this picture on pinterest.  It can hold fruit or flowers! bonus! 

April 9, 2012

Bitter with Baggage - Easter Edition!

Hope everyone had a Fantastic Easter/Passover/Holiday Weekend!  I spent the weekend finishing up orders and decorating like a mad woman.  I am bordering on obsessive with finishing this house but my to do list never ends.  Ugh.

As I was organizing my books in my jewelry studio, I came across my favorite book, ever....Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same:  The Life and Times of Some Chickens.  Hilarious.  I love the miniature set design, the adorable chicks and the funny quotes.  Take a look.... 

March 4, 2012

Before and After....Bamboo!

I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't had time to decorate until now and we moved into our house over Memorial Weekend, 2011.  Yikes, almost a year!  So now that I am focused and have a plan - I am painting and redoing vintage pieces.  I found this faux bamboo dresser at a thrift store for cheap & found that it was a dresser from Harrods of London, circa 1972.  Harrods of London in Houston, Texas?  Anyways,  I had it painted a gold froth color from Martha Stewart's paints at Home Depot.  The paintings are a mix of purchases from estate sales and eBay. The Foo Dogs and Decorative Tray are from target for $10 each. We got some great pictures on our trip to India and plan on blowing up a photo from our trip to hang above the dresser.  Yeah, DIY! 

February 25, 2012

Pastels Collection - Spring/Summer 2012

Spring is here....Introducing Noble House Designs Spring/Summer 2012 Collection....Pastels!  I couldn't stop thinking about Marc Jacobs LV's Spring 2012 show and his spin on pastel colors in a candy haze dream.  Hope my collection inspires you!  Enjoy!

February 10, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy FridayThis has been the craziest month, ever!  Looking forward to the weekend and putting the finishing touches on NHD's Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
To celebrate the weekend, Here is a picture that warms my soul and makes me giggle with delight!  How precious are these fuzzy marshmellows!? Compliments of

January 31, 2012

Valentine's Day Collection 2012

What is the best holiday in February?  No, I didn't create a collection for Groundhogs Day (brown is not my color)....IT IS...Valentines Day!   In honor of the holiday that makes everyone feel worse about their relationships (ha, joking again) - lets celebrate with my favorite colors - Pink & Red!  Introducing my Valentines 2012 Collection.  Enjoy!


January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

In honor of Chinese New Year, I wanted to share my Hong Kong obsession known as…..Shanghai Tang!!!

Hands down, the best shopping experience ever! The boutiques are modern, stylish but with the flair of the traditional Chinese décor! They sell home décor, clothing and my favorite, jewelry. These are just a few of my favorite things from Shanghai Tang.

Eat some Dim Sum and enjoy the Chinese New Year! Party!

January 9, 2012

Today at One Kings Lane!

I am a fan of One Kings Lane!  They have great art prints at great prices.  Check out the sale they have today for Minimalist Art.  All Limited-edition prints and reproductions from the modern masters....Albers, Kline, Calder & more! Here is a preview of some amazing pieces....

January 3, 2012

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