design mix | things i’m loving

Hello lovely readers!

Just popping in to share a few things I’m loving right now:

The soft but striking colors captured in nature here…

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…look how amazing they look in a space!

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Tom Dixon’s gorgeous accessories, especially these Bash Vessels. We use them when styling projects for photo shoots all the time and they never get old.

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These dining and kitchen spaces. Don’t you want to invite friends over and hang out in them?

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These mirrors.

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This creative restaurant.

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The art in this bedroom.

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These beautiful light fixtures from Residents.

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This room at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. Staycation, anyone?

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That’s all for now. Have a good one!



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loving lately | dream a little dream

this camera strap.


these prints.



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palazzo print

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this bookshelf.birch

this book.


this pillow.SONY DSC

these louboutins.  (HINT: If you’re a fellow New Yorker, Strawberry is selling a $20 version – I have a silver pair and a black pair, and my roommate went to buy 3 herself they’re so perfect!)


What are you loving lately?



guest post | black & white plus color

Today, I’m excited to feature my first guest post on the blog (Welcome, Jessica!).  Enjoy!

Hi everyone! I’m Jessica with Arcadian Lighting, a wonderful online source for beautiful and affordable light fixtures. I’m excited to be guest posting on Cityclectic today because I’d like to share a collection of inspiring interiors that feature a rather chic color scheme – black and white with a brilliant accent color. The stark quality of a monochrome color palette, like black and white, doesn’t have to be so intimidating when you include a vibrant shade that really pops. I hope you enjoy!

Black and White Bedroom
The modern lines and energetic patterns make this black and white bedroom anything but boring. The vase of blooming roses on the nightstand adds a lovely burst of color.

Black and White Living Room with Gold and Silver Accents
The wonderfully eclectic wall of art in this living room certainly creates a unique atmosphere. Shimmering gold and silver accents offer an extra bit of elegance.

Black and White Living Room with Red
Fiery red accents completely transform the feel of this stylish living room. A black sculptural table lamp matches the heavy, yet intricate pieces of décor throughout the room.

Black and White Living Room with Turquoise
The brilliant turquoise blue accents create a fresh and serene feel to this living room. The glittering pendant light adds just a bit of sparkle and shine.

Black and White Living Room with Emerald
The black features of this living and dining room don’t overwhelm the space thanks to plenty of white, with a splash of emerald green wallpaper. The velvety sofa lends a textural aspect to the room.

Black and White with Gold
A pair of matching scarab prints with golden yellow wings add definite character to this home office. A bold pendant light creates a stunning focal point for the room, as well.

Black, White, and Pink Dining Room
This simple, all-white dining room reflects a cool, modern flair with black and pink accent colors. Fresh flowers are always a great option for bringing color into a room.

Black and White and Purple
The rustic, industrial feel of this cozy living room is softened with purple throw pillows and a blanket. The mix of numbers and letters on the pillows adds a quirky touch, as well.

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What do you think of black and white rooms with a splash of color? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting for a brilliant lighting fixture to add plenty of color to your home!

feature | style mix from SFAD’s collections

Whether you’re a thrifty shopper with an eye for design or just clueless about how to pair a sofa and chair, you can’t fail with the selection from Stylish Furniture and Decor.  The mission of their design team is to find what their client wants and needs – no matter what:  “There is no purchase or project too small – as every piece is an important component.”  Take advantage of their expert design advice, or just shop their site to find that last piece you’ve been searching for.

To help you get the look you’ve been dreaming of, SFAD is offering a discount exclusively for readers of this blog…aren’t you special?  Just type in the code CITYC for 10% off your purchase before it expires on 5/31/12.  Oh, and did I mention they offer free shipping for all orders over $500?  Deal!

Need some inspiration?  Check out my eclectic combos from their collections below, featured with art from Etsy!

Living & Dining Combo #1

1 | Mid-Century Style Corbus Black Leather Chair $325

2 | 7pm Giclee Print from Etsy

3 | Planks Single Bench $459

4 | Sylvia Microfiber Sectional Sofa $1600

5 | Cassandra Three-Tiered Side Table $225

6 | Yesinia Modern Coffee Table $375

7 | Mid-Century Style Tezzo Plastic Side Chair (Set of 2) $295

8 | Bleecker Extension Dining Table $1550

9 | Applause Retro Starburst Wall Clock $69

10 | Adam Black Leather Arm Chair $225

Living & Dining Combo #2

1 | Brittany Modern Coffee Table with Glass Top $495

2 | Shuttle Chair Black $479

3 | Driftwood Stool $199

4 | Every Time That Is Rain Giclee Print from Etsy

5 | Trio Modern Tripod Side Table $85

6 | Aristotle Microfiber Sleeper Sofa $495

7 |Xerxes Bar Cart $335

8 | Tonic Chrome and Glass Bar Table $339

9 | Austin Adjustable Black Leather Stool $300

10 | Abingdon Sideboard $1150

For more inspiration, check out SFAD’s very own blog here!