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Artwork to Room

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Have a look at designer Lauren Stern's blog. The idea is simple: each day she posts a work of art that looks like a room. I love to see the word of art and interiors come together. Check out the blog here. It reminds me of the post I did last year on art to room.

Elizabeth Taylor's Amazing Collection

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Last week Martha and I had the opportunity to attend the preview of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor to be auctioned at the legendary Christie's auction house in NYC.  We were able to see pieces from her renowned collection of jewels and haute couture as well as fine decorative arts and film memorabilia. It was an amazing evening.  If in NYC I encourage you to visit the exhibition that runs through Monday December 12th.  Given my birthday and Christmas are both in December I have high hopes that lots # 80, 78, 433, and 330 may find their way into my stocking/closet.  My colleagues have some favorites of their own which I am happy to share with you.  Kudos to Lauren Land for throwing one of my favorite events of the Christmas season.

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Here is the invite.

1 Here is the invite.

The invitation is brilliantly designed with perforated life-size pieces of jewelry that you can pop out and try on.

2 The invitation is brilliantly designed with perforated life-size pieces of jewelry that you can pop out and try on.

Adia Benson, editorial assistant at Martha Stewart Living models an emerald ring and earrings.

3 Adia Benson, editorial assistant at Martha Stewart Living models an emerald ring and earrings.

Erin Furey, assistant style editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, wears an ornate diamond, ruby, and pearl necklace.

4 Erin Furey, assistant style editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, wears an ornate diamond, ruby, and pearl necklace.

Megan Barry, digital assistant, models a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings.

5 Megan Barry, digital assistant, models a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings.

Diamonds aren't just for women! Anthony Luscia, special projects editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, wears this Egyptian-themed bracelet.

6 Diamonds aren't just for women! Anthony Luscia, special projects editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, wears this Egyptian-themed bracelet.

Kristen Flanagan, assistant editor at Martha Stewart Living, shows off an aquatic brooch.

7 Kristen Flanagan, assistant editor at Martha Stewart Living, shows off an aquatic brooch.

Grey Thornberry, senior design production associate, shows off his feminine side by wearing this emerald and diamond necklace.

8 Grey Thornberry, senior design production associate, shows off his feminine side by wearing this emerald and diamond necklace.

Robin Sayers, freelance editor for Martha Stewart Living, loved this huge diamond ring.

9 Robin Sayers, freelance editor for Martha Stewart Living, loved this huge diamond ring.

Laura Kaesshaefer, editorial assistant in crafts, shows off this emerald and diamond bracelet.

10 Laura Kaesshaefer, editorial assistant in crafts, shows off this emerald and diamond bracelet.

Sean Hendricks, digital project manager, models another Egyptian-themed bracelet.

11 Sean Hendricks, digital project manager, models another Egyptian-themed bracelet.

Lincoln Patterson, maintenance associate, shows he can rock a diamond necklace.

12 Lincoln Patterson, maintenance associate, shows he can rock a diamond necklace.

Liz Regalia, assistant digital editor, chose these dangly ruby and diamond earrings.

13 Liz Regalia, assistant digital editor, chose these dangly ruby and diamond earrings.

Rebecca liked the emerald necklace best.

14 Rebecca liked the emerald necklace best.

Yvette Gonzales preferred to stack her bracelets.

15 Yvette Gonzales preferred to stack her bracelets.

Here is Jenn Andrilik our Online Editor

16 Here is Jenn Andrilik our Online Editor

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Andy Warhol's rendition of Elizabeth.

1 Andy Warhol's rendition of Elizabeth.

This room was one of my favorites--EH meticulously labeled each jewelry box with who the gift was from and when it was given to her.

2 This room was one of my favorites--EH meticulously labeled each jewelry box with who the gift was from and when it was given to her.

Here is the plaque from the show.

3 Here is the plaque from the show.

These caftans are amazing!

4 These caftans are amazing!

There were gorgeous photos of Elizabeth throughout the whole exhibit.

5 There were gorgeous photos of Elizabeth throughout the whole exhibit.

This is exquisite.

6 This is exquisite.

I am amazed by all of the pattern she wore throughout the years.

7 I am amazed by all of the pattern she wore throughout the years.

so tribal

8 so tribal

What a stunning shape

9 What a stunning shape

Here are our auction paddles--ready to bid.

10 Here are our auction paddles--ready to bid.

Elizabeth taylor on the set of Butterfield 8.(Photofest)

11 Elizabeth taylor on the set of Butterfield 8.(Photofest)

I love to see her in this Versace bolero.(Getty)

12 I love to see her in this Versace bolero.(Getty)

Her is Elizabeth at masked ball at the Ca'Rezzonico-September 1967.(Associated Press)

13 Her is Elizabeth at masked ball at the Ca'Rezzonico-September 1967.(Associated Press)

I love this picture of her looking over her shoulder. (photo by Mark Shaw)

14 I love this picture of her looking over her shoulder. (photo by Mark Shaw)

What a profile! (photo from My Love Affair With Jewelry)

15 What a profile! (photo from My Love Affair With Jewelry)

EH with her ruby-and-diamond jewelery just given to her by her husband at Villa Fiorentina. (photo from My Love Affair With Jewelry)

16 EH with her ruby-and-diamond jewelery just given to her by her husband at Villa Fiorentina. (photo from My Love Affair With Jewelry)

She is positively glowing--and so is her ring! (photo by Toni Frissell)

17 She is positively glowing--and so is her ring! (photo by Toni Frissell)

She was always so stunning. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

18 She was always so stunning. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

The infamous Krupp diamond--33 carats!  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

19 The infamous Krupp diamond--33 carats! (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

Stunning in emeralds.  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

20 Stunning in emeralds. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

This cape was what Elizabeth wore to Grace Kelly's Scorpion themed birthday in Monte Carlo.  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

21 This cape was what Elizabeth wore to Grace Kelly's Scorpion themed birthday in Monte Carlo. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

HEre is the Duchess of Windsor wearing the diamond clip that would later become Miss Taylor's.  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

22 HEre is the Duchess of Windsor wearing the diamond clip that would later become Miss Taylor's. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

Isn't this sapphire and diamond piece just stunning? (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

23 Isn't this sapphire and diamond piece just stunning? (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

Look at this fantastic amethyst, kunzite, and diamond jewelry.  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

24 Look at this fantastic amethyst, kunzite, and diamond jewelry. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

Here are the Burton cognac diamond ear pendants and diamond ring.  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

25 Here are the Burton cognac diamond ear pendants and diamond ring. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

The Daisy parure was designed by Van Cleef and Arpels.  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

26 The Daisy parure was designed by Van Cleef and Arpels. (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

And here is Elizabeth wearing it!  (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

27 And here is Elizabeth wearing it! (photo, Elizabeth Taylor:My Love Affair With Jewelry)

Here is Martha at the event.

28 Here is Martha at the event.

Inspiration: Emerald and Turquoise

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I've been so inspired by particular colors this season, especially the combination of emerald green and turquoise blue.  To start off your Monday, I'm providing an "inspiration board" to showcase this inspiring combination, followed by a gallery that explores more of my favorite looks in this palette!

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1. Velvet Ribbon (ABC Home)  2. Deco Cottage Peacock Rug (Cottage & Bungalow)  3. Pixel Painting (Design Crush)  4. (CocoKelly)  5. (C'N'C Costume National)  6. (The Sartorialist)  7. Dauphine Armoire (Cottage & Bungalow)  8. Emerald Ombre Covered Dish (Anthropologie)  9. (Habitually Chic)  10. (French by Design)  11. iKat Pillows (ABC Home)  12. Reptile iPad Case (Switcheasy)

Additionally, here's a gallery to show you the spectrum of Martha Stewart items (from both Living and Weddings, in addition to products from Macy's, Home Depot, Michaels, and PetSmart), and some of my favorite interior design arrangements, jewelry, and clothes that sport my favorite color combo this season. Enjoy!

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My emerald & turquoise color palette from the Martha Stewart Home Depot paint line. The boldness of both colors all at once is punchy enough to get me through Fall. (www.homedepot.com)

1 My emerald & turquoise color palette from the Martha Stewart Home Depot paint line. The boldness of both colors all at once is punchy enough to get me through Fall. (www.homedepot.com)

How ingenious is this Martha Stewart for Petsmart water and food bowl set? Stackable, spill-proof, and cute! (www.petsmart.com)

2 How ingenious is this Martha Stewart for Petsmart water and food bowl set? Stackable, spill-proof, and cute! (www.petsmart.com)

I love anything that glitters. These stick-on jewels from Martha Stewart's Michael's line are endlessly usable. (www.michaels.com)

3 I love anything that glitters. These stick-on jewels from Martha Stewart's Michael's line are endlessly usable. (www.michaels.com)

Have I mentioned how much I love Martha Stewart glitter from Michael's? These emeralds and turquoises are lush. (http://www.michaels.com)

4 Have I mentioned how much I love Martha Stewart glitter from Michael's? These emeralds and turquoises are lush. (http://www.michaels.com)

This bath mat from the Martha Stewart for Macy's collection is floral, coastal and earthy. The muted greens and blues are so relaxing. (www.macys.com)

5 This bath mat from the Martha Stewart for Macy's collection is floral, coastal and earthy. The muted greens and blues are so relaxing. (www.macys.com)

Martha Stewart food storage bins are simply the best. These rigorous snap-top designs are not only lasting but also chic. (www.macys.com)

6 Martha Stewart food storage bins are simply the best. These rigorous snap-top designs are not only lasting but also chic. (www.macys.com)

For the little Chef in your life! Polka dots, a hat, and a mitt are all you need to get a buddy cooking in the kitchen. (www.macys.com)

7 For the little Chef in your life! Polka dots, a hat, and a mitt are all you need to get a buddy cooking in the kitchen. (www.macys.com)

Here are some of my favorite rooms decorated with emerald and turquoise. The subtlety of this one is still statement-making. (www.marthastewart.com)

8 Here are some of my favorite rooms decorated with emerald and turquoise. The subtlety of this one is still statement-making. (www.marthastewart.com)

Painting the wall behind natural-colored built-in shelves might be time consuming, but the effect is so worth it, especially in this mesmerizing hue. (www.marthastewart.com)

9 Painting the wall behind natural-colored built-in shelves might be time consuming, but the effect is so worth it, especially in this mesmerizing hue. (www.marthastewart.com)

This chevron area rug is fantastic; greens and blues always look natural in sunny or semi-outdoor spaces. (www.marthastewart.com)

10 This chevron area rug is fantastic; greens and blues always look natural in sunny or semi-outdoor spaces. (www.marthastewart.com)

The play between rug, cushion, floor vase, painting, and the wall color is brilliantly arranged. The warmer colors add sensation. (www.marthastewart.com)

11 The play between rug, cushion, floor vase, painting, and the wall color is brilliantly arranged. The warmer colors add sensation. (www.marthastewart.com)

A collection of Opaline vases reflects a bluer tone on the lacquered chest. Be aware of how pieces change under various lights and against other elements. (www.marthastewart.com)

12 A collection of Opaline vases reflects a bluer tone on the lacquered chest. Be aware of how pieces change under various lights and against other elements. (www.marthastewart.com)

The rich distressed turquoise finish on these pieces is so dignified. The elements of clean minty greens allow the blue notes to come through. (www.marthastewart.com)

13 The rich distressed turquoise finish on these pieces is so dignified. The elements of clean minty greens allow the blue notes to come through. (www.marthastewart.com)

My favorite use of emerald and turquoise is a punchy, brave juxtaposition. The pattern on this table alone really speaks to me. (www.1stdibs.com)

14 My favorite use of emerald and turquoise is a punchy, brave juxtaposition. The pattern on this table alone really speaks to me. (www.1stdibs.com)

I pulled this picture to show how greenery can be used as a color, too. Against the ocean teals of this powdery room, enormous leaves make their own color statement. (www.pinterest.com)

15 I pulled this picture to show how greenery can be used as a color, too. Against the ocean teals of this powdery room, enormous leaves make their own color statement. (www.pinterest.com)

In the same way, this enormous plant brings life and contrast to a teal and yellow palette. (www.thedecorista.com)

16 In the same way, this enormous plant brings life and contrast to a teal and yellow palette. (www.thedecorista.com)

This emerald green couch is so geometric and plush. The light teal pillow is a softening touch. (paloma81.blogspot.com)

17 This emerald green couch is so geometric and plush. The light teal pillow is a softening touch. (paloma81.blogspot.com)

Darker turquoise, such as the shade on this headboard, is a wonderful color for Fall. I love how it works in tandem with the mossy green of that lamp. (www.pinterest.com)

18 Darker turquoise, such as the shade on this headboard, is a wonderful color for Fall. I love how it works in tandem with the mossy green of that lamp. (www.pinterest.com)

I love how the colors transition from emerald paint to turquoise tiles on this wall, and the collection of red vessels are so fun! (vi.sualize.us)

19 I love how the colors transition from emerald paint to turquoise tiles on this wall, and the collection of red vessels are so fun! (vi.sualize.us)

This chair is covered with an emerald latticework pattern that invites in all kinds of cooler florals, such as the pillow displays. Using a prop book to bring a burst of color is an easy decorating trick. (www.krishelmick.com)

20 This chair is covered with an emerald latticework pattern that invites in all kinds of cooler florals, such as the pillow displays. Using a prop book to bring a burst of color is an easy decorating trick. (www.krishelmick.com)

The paint on these rustic stairs catches the light in such a changing, oceanic way. (www.weheartit.com)

21 The paint on these rustic stairs catches the light in such a changing, oceanic way. (www.weheartit.com)

Emerald leaves catch a turquoise shine in the light. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

22 Emerald leaves catch a turquoise shine in the light. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

This place setting captures Martha Stewart's classic turquoise coloration in a fresh, emerald-laced setting. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

23 This place setting captures Martha Stewart's classic turquoise coloration in a fresh, emerald-laced setting. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

Quiet, aqua chargers are brought to life with simple grass clusters as centerpieces. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

24 Quiet, aqua chargers are brought to life with simple grass clusters as centerpieces. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

This herbal bouquet is stunning to see and likely just as pleasant to be around! (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

25 This herbal bouquet is stunning to see and likely just as pleasant to be around! (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

Playful boutonnieres are tied in emerald and turquoise ribbons. Choosing a color palette means the designs don't have to match precisely. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

26 Playful boutonnieres are tied in emerald and turquoise ribbons. Choosing a color palette means the designs don't have to match precisely. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

Rings tied with a turquoise bow, on a sweet emerald arrangement. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

27 Rings tied with a turquoise bow, on a sweet emerald arrangement. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

Cocktails or spritzers can be garnished with colored ribbon flags for easy greens. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

28 Cocktails or spritzers can be garnished with colored ribbon flags for easy greens. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

I love the soft glow that pervades this arrangement, with all its quirks and elements. (www.marthastewart.com)

29 I love the soft glow that pervades this arrangement, with all its quirks and elements. (www.marthastewart.com)

Ball glasses (especially antique ones) are often tinged with turquoise. An emerald ribbon brings my color combo to these centerpiece votives. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

30 Ball glasses (especially antique ones) are often tinged with turquoise. An emerald ribbon brings my color combo to these centerpiece votives. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

I love the graphic quality of these wedding invitations: modern, and yet classic. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

31 I love the graphic quality of these wedding invitations: modern, and yet classic. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

Mix and match ties, especially for weddings. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

32 Mix and match ties, especially for weddings. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

Emerald and turquoise are, foremost, jewel tones. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

33 Emerald and turquoise are, foremost, jewel tones. (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/)

The multitude of colors in this single emerald stone are fascinating. (www.reddressboutique.com)

34 The multitude of colors in this single emerald stone are fascinating. (www.reddressboutique.com)

The way the light catches this dress is ephemeral; turquoise is almost a shade of emerald, here! (www.augustrush.tumblr.com)

35 The way the light catches this dress is ephemeral; turquoise is almost a shade of emerald, here! (www.augustrush.tumblr.com)

Bold combinations of elegant basics create a unique look. (www.thesartorialist.com)

36 Bold combinations of elegant basics create a unique look. (www.thesartorialist.com)

Images from Fashion Week 2011. Turquoise in almost every imaginable shade! (www.refinery29.com)

37 Images from Fashion Week 2011. Turquoise in almost every imaginable shade! (www.refinery29.com)