pops of preppy.

In light of the BIG Lilly Pulitzer giveaway beginning here on {long distance loving} in less than 24 hours, my brain has been powered by all things preppy this week! After nearly eight years on the east coast, my Midwestern decorating sensibilities have taken a decidedly preppy turn. Here are a few of the touches I'd love to incorporate into our future dream home...

{find these rooms here: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7}

The gingham, the stripes, the globes: I love it all. I can't get enough of the perfectly eclectic look. Everything looks effortless, but it's clear plenty of thought has gone into each of these designs. I only hope I can replicate this in some way down the road...


I'd love to hear your tips on achieving the perfectly eclectic look ;) I'm always looks for ways to master it! If you have any questions about this week's Friday's Fancies or the giveaway, please feel free to email me. Tomorrow is going to be one preptastic day on {long distance loving}--YAY!

27 comments:

  1. i love the stripes and the navy & white in #6! classic and gorgeous, dahhhling.

    p.s. i feel TERRIBLE but i'm going to have to skip friday's fancies tomorrow, for the first time in months!! :(

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  2. I love the combo of red white and blue, so preppy and completely classic.
    Great round up!

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  3. The globe collection and the gallery wall are just lovely. I keep my house fresh with a mix of old and new pieces, mixing vintage, modern and antique. And color. That is my bit of preppy are the bright colors I love. xo

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  4. i love the globes! i really want a vintage one for our new bookshelves :) xoxo jillian:: enter to win a La Quaintrelle gift card!

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  5. I'm obsessed with globes and maps. It's a small problem ;)

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  6. i actually surprised that i don't considering i really love it. i went with a more rustic french feel that i am still in the process of working on.

    the holiday gift guide is back! http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  7. loving those bold blue walls in the last photo and that wall of frames is pretty great!

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  8. I am loving the globes too!!! It looks gorgeous on bookshelves!

    Belly B :)

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  9. That first room is one of my all time favorites! And Ive already finished my FF outfit hehe, Im excited!

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  10. i do love the globes. so preppy, but so pretty!

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  11. i want everything in all of those pics! love it!

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  12. Love the pops of prep!! Always a classic look! :)

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  13. oooh.. that striped chair!? my heart just skipped a beat!

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  14. navy and white stripes are my fave! excited for tomorrow.
    xo,
    Haley

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  15. love that chair!

    my pop of preppy might be my lilly pulitzer bedding!

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  16. AHHH! I wish I could decorate my entire house completely prepped out, wouldn't that be great?

    P.S. Still looking like I'm not going to be able to come to BloggerBlitzNYC :-( It's killing me a little bit inside, not a joke.

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  17. I have stripes everywhere! I also recently painted a chevron canvas with my monogram on it...I love preppy touches!

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  18. I love the pops of preppy! The closest I have to it right now are some blue and white chevron-striped throw pillows on my couch.

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  19. I love the prep look. Reminds me of the east coast! In other news, have you heard of the pillow invention someone created for "long distance relationships"? It GLOWS and buzzes when your significant other lays down to go to sleep. Here is the link. I thought of you right away!! :) http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2011/11/long-distance-relationship-pillows.html

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  20. That red striped chair is fabulous!! Love Love!

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  21. L O V E this! Our bedroom is a mix of preppy and eclectic, and I love it!

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  22. Your blog is so cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    xo,
    Rosa

    http://redvelvetandleopard.blogspot.com

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  23. LOOOOVE. You can never go wrong with preppy! My house is pretty preppy in general, with sailboat watercolors, antique books, a duck decoy, etc.

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog! I went to Boston University for college so I know what you mean about the prep rubbing off :)

    Nike
    thestylecircuit.com

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  25. Love them all! Especially number 6!!!

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  26. basically obsessed with everything above. and you. i hope thats okay. :)

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  27. These are indeed beautiful pieces of preppy design for home. Creativity really does run in the blood, there are a lot of DYI decorations that we can find online and use at home. But please don't visit BookWormLab discounts because most of their design ideas are slack and not impressive at all.

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