Monday, December 3, 2012

Affordable Aspen Part 1: Home

Home and fashion designers are embracing rustic, winter white wonderlands this season, and it's warming our hearts. Ralph Lauren describes its Alpine Lodge collection as portraying "the international glamour of a beautifully appointed ski lodge with subtle shades of cream and cocoa... through clean lines, bold patterns, rich textures of cashmere and shearling, and touches of icy sparkle." Translation: Santa baby, bring us some of that! Fortunately, we scoured the stores (it's what we do best!) and found some great bargains, especially at Target, to achieve that icy sparkle without freezing our bank accounts.  

From top left: Decorative Pillow Target Green SQUAR, $24.99 (Target); Home Fur Toss Pillow - Cream, $19.99 (Target); Fair Isle Deer Pillow, $22.49 (Target - out of stock online); Faux Deer Taxidermy, $79.00 (Etsy hodihomedecor); Pottery Barn Fax Fur Throw - Ivory, sale $99.00 (Pottery Barn); Big Sky Rug, $129.00-$849.00 (West Elm); Stag Horn Round Mirror 24"x26"x6", $219.99 (Target); Stag Horn Dark Shade, $289.99 (Target); Threshold Antler Cheese Set of 4, sale $14.24 (Target); Threshold Ceremic Antler Antique Glass Bowl, $29.99 (Target)

Yes, we're dreaming of a white Aspen Christmas, but this is, afterall, the season of believing, so who knows, maybe Santa or Chanukah Harry will throw a little cashmere and shearling in our stockings this year!  Below, some Aspen-irational images and items to inspire, including Ralph Lauren's Alpine Collection and Aerin Lauder's Aspen home.  May your days be merry and white... 

Image courtesy of ralphlauren.com
Image courtesy of ralphlauren.com
Image courtesy of ralphlauren.com
Image courtesy of ralphlauren.com

Image courtesy of potterybarn.com
Image courtesy of http://www.cococozy.com
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Aerin Lauder's Aspen home courtesy of http://www.escapadeblog.com

Aerin Lauder's Aspen home courtesy of http://www.escapadeblog.com

   
   
   




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