Archive for September 15th, 2012

Unique, beautiful, and functional kitchens So pretty and light-filled...!   I like open shelving, but I (and boyfriend) are not quite disciplined enough to keep things that neat all the time.       Which do you like?
Ultra luxe, super glamorous spaces These rooms are truly some of the most luxe, glamorous spaces I've seen.  If you are a girly-girl, love the feeling of satin and velvet on your skin, and don't shy away from drama - these will definitely speak to you!   Amazing mirror, fab wallpaper.  A mix of textures keeps monochrome interiors from feeling flat.   White, black, and shiny surfaces (check out the ceiling!) is instant drama     ...even the rug has sparkles... While I appreciate the beauty of this dining room, I couldn't live life without pets and children :)   Love the floor! Could you live in these spaces?  What ideas could you take from them and incorporate in you
What I missed at NY International Gift Fair 2012 I was all set to go to this summer's NYIGF when a last minute obligation came up.  I was a bit bummed as I haven't been to one yet, and I have been wanting to go for years now.  I will shoot again for 2013, and in the meantime, live vicariously from those lucky enough to attend. Here is some of my favorite coverage and products.   Unsurprisingly, COCOCOZY's booth is a breath of beautiful fresh air...   Love the combo of luxe and rugged on this PEHUEN 3 images above via OD360 Designs   Adorable ceramics by Kahler and Pantone bowls by Room Copenhagen via 3 rings   All the finials a girl could Hillary Thomas Designs

Bathroom love

Bathroom love I've been absurdly busy this month, and it looks like September will be no different... I'll have to squeeze in some pampering and soaking in the tub whenever I can... How lovely is this? ...and that wallpaper!  I'm not sure how practical the lamps are though - and I hate it when they take out the cords in photos!       I swoon over beautifully arranged objects! via BHG
Victory Ford’s casual chic apartment in Lipstick Jungle I don't know if you guys remember the show Lipstick Jungle from a few years back.  It was written by the same author of Sex and the City, but Lipstick Jungle only ran for two seasons I think.  I watched it on DVD awhile ago with some girlfriends and my favorite part of the show was the character Victory Ford's apartment.  They changed it a bit throughout the show, but it was always a pretty and chic space. See below This shot is the apartment in the second episode.  Notice the green room behind them, and the blue room behind that one.  In following episodes, the green room becomes the kitchen, painted light blue, and the room behind that one becomes Victory's design studio (she's

Blissful bedrooms galore

Blissful bedrooms galore I don't think I will ever be the type of person who wakes up at an "acceptable" hour without an alarm. My bed is one of my favorite places. Considering my enthusiasm for sleep, I also share a similar enthusiasm for the bedroom. Cheap beds or higher end, they all deserve some lovely surroundings. This elaborate ebony bed is an amazing focus point. Love the soft pink combined with dark gray.       What do you think about putting a dresser at the foot of the bed? images above via Elle Decor Love the blue on that wall. How gorgeous are those windows. images above via Hus & Hem
Happy Friday and a fantastic giveaway from eclectic decor boutique Zengerine! I was lucky enough to be recently introduced to a very cool online shop called Zengerine. It combines two of my great loves: home decorating, and travel. While traveling I come across so many amazing objects, but expensive baggage costs and the desire to keep my bags light prevent me from snatching up all the amazing cultural décor I come across. Luckily, shops like Zengerine have collected little treasures from across the globe so you don’t have to carry them over great expanses of land and sea! The folks at Zengerine are also awesome enough to give one lucky reader a gift of $75.00! All you have to do to enter is answer some questions in the widget below! (Each question you answer