City Dwellers, Design

Urban Details, Captured.

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Every morning I wake up, my favorite place to go is to the window. Remember that window next to my favorite chair? That view does things to my heart. In fact all cities do that to me. The reflections of the rising sun off the skyscraper’s windows, driving into the city with the beautiful skyline on display and the lights – oh those lights. Walking through the city almost makes my legs wobble. Each city street has a look about it and those looks, they’re made up of details. And just the other day, I decided to capture a few.

Happy Monday, Friends!

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City Dwellers | Pillows

Blossom Pillow Co. | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blossom Pillow Co. | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blossom Pillow Co. | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blossom Pillow Co. | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Decorating a new home is not an easy task! My first project was the pillows. After hours of searching for the perfect pillows, I was drawn toward different patterns. Then I decided I loved the options available with pillow covers. I’ll start with my favorite four and then when I want an update, all I have to do is purchase a new cover. I got these great pillows inserts on sale at Nordstrom. Then after researching and messaging several Etsy shops, I happened upon the Blossom Pillow Co.  Julie, the owner, was incredibly helpful. She went above and beyond, sending me samples for not only the four prints I requested, but several other black, white and ivory prints. It was so hard for this indecisive gal to narrow my choices down to four. After messaging her my final print decisions, before I knew it, I received the beautiful covers in the mail. They fit my 20×20 pillow inserts perfectly. They were exactly what I was looking for. I love the variety in black and white prints and absolutely love walking into our main area and seeing them on our couches. They provide the perfect touch. Our guests love to cuddle up with them with their after dinner tea. We enjoy propping them up for the latest Modern Family. And, I enjoy telling my girlfriends all about the incredible service I received from Julie at the Blossom Pillow Co. Next on my list are her darling placemats, in black and white of course!

Be sure to check out Julie’s Etsy Shop and tell me what your favorite items are! And if you’re in need of any pillow covers, placemats or even coasters, Julie’s your gal!

Happy Saturday, Friends!

 

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City Dwellers | A Weekend Dinner Party

Darling Magazine | Illustration by Natalia Swarz | Layout by Aubrey Hubbell | Chic to Chic Blog www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Darling Magazine | Illustration by Natalia Swarz | Layout by Aubrey Hubbell

Being a wonderful hostess is something I hope to achieve in my near future. It means so much to me to be able to have friends and family to our home, make them feel comfortable and relaxed and fill them with delicious food and good company. This little snippet from Darling Magazine embodies everything I’d like my home to be and how I feel as our guests arrive. This weekend we had a lovely couple over for dinner. They’re great friends with the best stories and always leave us with feelings of a good time. Anita is an incredible cook. So I encouraged her to share a recipe and I’d buy all the ingredients before her arrival. We then prepared the main course together, a stuffed chicken with a side of green beans, rosemary bread and a fruit and walnut salad with a yummy lemon honey dressing. It was a feast and so much fun to prepare together. The boys chatted and ate the spinach and artichoke dip I had ready for their arrival, while we bustled around in the kitchen. In the end, we sat and enjoyed a wonderful meal with the best company. Saturday morning was filled with cleaning in preparation of our guests and I even found the time to create a fall-like atmosphere. A last-minute fall arrangement and mini centerpiece sat in the center of the table. Little pumpkins were sprinkled all around the main area and it was a fabulous memory made. Being the perfectionist I am, I can stress a bit too much beforehand, but at the end of the night, I was happy as could be. Knowing that we were able to share our home with good friends and make a night of it, makes me feel that I’m that much closer to being a wonderful hostess. There’s nothing like lovely friends, delicious food and priceless memories.

I can’t wait to share the recipes and little details that helped make this dinner party unforgettable. Be on the lookout!

Happy Monday, Friends!

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