I am a Style-Setter // InStyle Magazine Nov 2011

Posted on: October 22nd, 2011 by rebecca



Here is the shoe store in Florence, Italy where I spotted the gorgeous Beat lights.

Also in Florence, amazing design and color. Gelato. Two Ways.

Love Locks. If you are a romantic at heart like me, read more here.


A day trip to Chianti – oh my – amazing.

Vino. New & Very Old Bottles.

 My cutest and sweet Mom and I taking a cooking class in Chianti

Florence. Everyday Life.

I am excited to share some fun news – I am in InStyle’s November 2011 issue as a STYLE-SETTER (pg. 344) I was asked to be part of the very cool monthly column – Think Tank – and this month’s question was “How can I make my home feel more cozy?” I knew my answer immediately.

When I was invited to do this, I had just returned home from my holiday to Stockholm and Italy. I was all over black and gold products since I had spied them everywhere and really loved the vibe of the style. Aside from the color combination, the texture contrast was awesome – matte exterior and shiny/polished interior. To me, it was a thoughtful and pretty design and the warm glow from the gold – love it!

Most of my time in Italy with my mom was spent exploring the culture and style of the towns – the streets, buildings, design, food – seen in some of my personal photos above. We were walking back to our hotel when we strolled by a shoe store and – wowza – there were the Thomas Dixon lights as part of the shop design. I just loved them and was excited to share them with InStyle as great lighting and style idea for home.

On loving. living. small. and {soon-to-be launched} Salt General Store, I am all about making your house a home and *feeling* great where you live, seek refuge, relax. Lighting is super important, especially in smaller spaces because it can add balance and harmony to a room. And while you are at it, have a lighting element that is just awesome.

By the way, also in this issue is the Best of Web Online Shopping feature. It’s jam-packed with awesome online destinations for the lifestyle lover. I especially like the Etsy picks in each section. I was actually honored to be picked for this issue last year as one of InStyle’s Best of Web Home bloggers for 2010. It was a complete and lovely surprise to me and I still can’t believe it a year later. As a small blog, I was humbled to not jut be selected but to be in great company with some incredible (and big!) blogs/sites. Woo hoo!

UPDATE 8/2/12: Check out the white Tom Dixon lamp in my FAVE COLOR COMBO | GOLD & WHITE post right here.



6 Responses

  1. Congrats! That is so awesome!!!!!!

  2. Many many congratulations. That’s a really good article there and then you top it off with some great photos.


  3. Piper says:

    Congrats Rebecca – that’s so cool!!! I remember seeing you in last years web round up. Keep it up :) Looking forward to seeing the opening of SGS (hint, hint :)

  4. aphrochic says:

    That is awesome! Congrats Rebecca!

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  6. […] design lover. I pointed out a few of my absolute faves (hi, Echo touch gloves, Lytro camera and the Tom Dixon Beat light I highlighted in the current InStyle mag) as well as picked an awesome range of home life and every day life experiences. Do you have any of […]

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