Hello-hello, welcome to a Friday at the Prepatorium, where after a week of this….
We’re more than ready for something vibrant and cheery like this:
Anything sunny and bright is making us smile today. That brings us to our first topic, a lovely post from the good folks at Kravet about a ‘preppy modern office‘. Here is more from inspired.talk, Kravet’s blog.
As temperatures continue their slow descent to zero in the Northeast, it seemed fitting to cast our eyes west to the fresh, fun office of Bravado Design in San Diego, California where they are certainly not bundled up in their warmest layers. The office, inspired by its owner’s lifelong love for Lilly Pulitzer, feels like a warm dose of sunshine. No matter which version of winter you’re currently experiencing, we feel certain this inspiring office will appeal to you. Enjoy!
Details about the process:
The previous space was modern, “more serious,” as Soldau put it. The redesign included white furniture, adding paint to dark stained walls, and freshening up the plain doors with accent paint and molding detail. With bright, citrusy fabrics from Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa, the vibe is energetic and youthful.
Reading about the office first thing this morning definitely brightened my day.
You can read the entire Kravet post here, and/or learn more about Bravado Design here.
Also on our hit parade today, a very quick peek at the upcoming Target collaboration with designer Prabal Gurung.
A closer look at one of the dresses, this is one of the print ads you’ll see if you haven’t already.
Pricing looks reasonable, although once again I wonder about a $199 price point at Targét. Here is some background on the collection as shared in Target’s news release.
Prabal Gurung for Target was inspired by a tender love story, offering women’s apparel and accessories suitable for all occasions from the initial crush to the first kiss, to everlasting love.Ranging in price from $19.99 to $199.99 for apparel and $12.99 to $39.99 for accessories and shoes,
Below we show a minaudiere in the ‘Nolita’ print, it will be $34.99.
The collection launches February 10 online and in-store. If you would like to look at the entire 80-piece line, Elle has the lookbook.
Our final tidbit isn’t really “news,” it’s about products that have been available for several weeks. We’re talking about the ‘Miss Wu’ collection for Nordstrom by Jason Wu. Below, the ‘Belted Crepe de Chine Shirtdress,’ it is $375.
If looking to expand my wardrobe this line holds far more possibilities than the Gurung collection, a function of the distinctly different style aesthetics of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. Of course, the Miss Wu prices are significantly higher.
Above we show a silk Geometric Print Chiffon Blouse ($265), the Modern Weave Crop Jacket ($495) atop the matching Shift Dress ($425), and the Bow Back Cotton Topper coat ($595).
That’s all for today, may the sun shine on your weekend!