Pomp And Circumstance

Introducing: A Broad Abroad!

Posted in A Broad Abroad, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on May 31, 2012

You guys. Husband and I just got back from a 5 week trip to Europe. I know, crazy town. Crazier than that? While we were there, we found out we might get to go back about every 6 months or so for shorter jaunts!  While we’re not sure whether all of that will pan out or not, I’m going to move forward pretending like it’s a sure thing, and start a series about my travels titled:

A Broad Abroad

Catchy, right?

So get ready, cause we’re starting right….NOW!

Our first stop was in the South of France. We stayed in Nice, but took day trips to some fun surrounding towns. This particular day we drove to Eze, took a walk on the beach, and explored the amazing old hilltop commune. Thanks to my good friend Wikipedia, I know that Eze was first populated around 2000 BC. Holy Smokes Batman, that was a really long time ago.

(Blouse – Konrad & Joseph via Anthropologie, Jeans – Levi’s, Bag – J. Crew Brompton Hobo, Sandals – Sam Edelman)

Subtle Pattern

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on May 25, 2012

I LOVE these two backsplashes. It’s interesting and has some personality in it, but not an over the top look that you will get sick of really fast. Sort of like Jimmy Fallon vs. Adam Sandler. While Jimmy is witty and silly and makes you laugh, he’s not like Adam who sometimes just leaves your mouth slightly dropped open wondering what is happening and if it is ever going to stop. Although 50 First Dates is kind of one of the most awesome movies ever.

Although check out that gorgeous bathroom floor! It’s a bit of a meld of a Jimmy and an Adam, but maybe since its black and white you could take it for many years. I think I love it.

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Outdoor Monogram

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on May 21, 2012

This picture is supposed to be showing good outdoor lighting, but I keep checking out the gate. I love outdoor spaces that feel just like an indoor room, and I love the idea that it’s special on the inside. Not everyone would see it till you come on in, and then there’s this beautiful glossy black gate door with a big gold letter on it. The last thing you seen when you are leaving reminds you where you have been. Nice touch.

Image via Lonny Mag

Stab You Much?

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on May 17, 2012

This mirror made out of porcupine quills caught my eye in Lonny Magazine. Porcupine quills are kind of an amazing thing- they are big and thick and striped. There is an animal just walkin’ around with a gaggle of these things poking out of its body. What the what?!? I’ve seen the quills in random stores and you can also order them online. A DIY mirror of porcupine quills would be THE BOMB. Just don’t stick your face on it.

Faux Jeffries

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on May 15, 2012

I love this gorgeous wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries…too bad it’s a bajillion dollars a roll. I attempted to re-create it today for a client using this grasscloth wallpaper from Design Your Wall

and this stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil

In order to re-create it I had to go into the local Bermuda Triangle that is Home Depot. Good gawl I don’t  like that place…it is a black hole of time. A total time suck. Scientists should study it as some kind of real life time warp. Every time I swear, “there is now way this will take longer than ten minutes…”, and an hour and a half later I emerge dazed and confused, shielding my eyes from that big bright thing in the sky, wondering where it has been all my life.

But, I have to say I am pretty much in love with how it came out. Pictures to follow soon…

Something There To Remind Me

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on May 9, 2012

I re-discovered this apartment the other day where Philip Gorriva spends his days.

Love it.

Sneak Peak: Bathroom Makeover

Posted in Decor Files, P&C Portfolio by Miss Circumstance on May 7, 2012

In a couple weeks I’ll have more pictures to show you, but here is a sneak peak of a bathroom make-over I did for a client.

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Giants Among Them

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on May 3, 2012

The last store I want to show you from my Nashville adventures is called The Iron Gate.

This place is cool because when you walk in, it almost feels like an English conservatory or something, with super high skylight ceilings and old brick all around.

Some of the stuff seemed to be made for giant people.

Or we can call it a magic shop since it magically makes super tall people like me actually feel small. Yes please.

Since we are now in a magic shop, if I could magically take home the amazing things with me I saw, here is what I would take-