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Luxury Nile River cruises on the exotic and chic Nour El Nil. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Nour El Nil Luxury Nile Cruise? SIGN ME UP

On Instagram last week I stumbled on the beautiful Nour El Nil – a collection of luxury Nile River cruises. The photos are mesmerizing – it’s like the most exotic cruise you can imagine and straight out of a movie. Striped sails! Cushions to lounge upon! Cooling white linens with views of ancient deserts and
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The best in articulating wall sconces, swing arm wall sconces, adjustable wall sconces and more - a roundup of all my favorite sconces in a variety of finishes including brass sconces, black sconces, industrial sconces and more. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

20 Stylish Swing Arm Sconces: The Ultimate Roundup

Swing arm sconces are having a major moment right now in the design world, and I’m no exception. Last week I showed you the brass swing arm sconces that I installed at the lake house, and I thought it might be helpful to do a roundup of some of my current favorites. Brass is still
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Christmas home tour with Pencil Shavings Studio; Boxwood wreaths, simple Scandinavian inspired garlands, red stripe ribbons, and the soft glow of lanterns. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

13 Small Christmas Trees to Make you rethink the large thing

Whether it’s a lack of space or just an aesthetic preference, there’s something to be said for going with a small Christmas tree. I’m particularly charmed this year by small potted Christmas trees; it reminds me of the little tree my grandmother always had in her living room when I was little. Smaller trees are
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Colorful Christmas tree; white Christmas tree with colorful ornaments www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Holiday Home Tour Pt 3: Candy Color Tree

It’s the final part of my Holiday Home Tour (see part 1 and part 2).  Earlier in the fall I heard someone say that all anybody really wants at the holidays is sameness. That made me pause – it’s the truth, isn’t it? We want it to feel just like it did when we were
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