Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Architectural Icon

Completed in 1889, the Eiffel Tower turns 120 years old today..{in case you didn't know}
Image: L.A. Times

Where'd I'd like to

Relax with my family

There are a number of reason's I'm drawn to this image..For one, the quality of light is wonderful. Natural light lifts a space like nothing else. Secondly, this dining area feels attainable, lived in and realistic. And finally, I love the dialogue between the rustic farm table and the sculptural Eames chairs.
Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome Home

Ahhh, the entry or more formally referred to as the foyer..It's the last room you {whether it be you or a guest} see before departing and the first room you are greeted with upon arriving. The foyer should set the tone for your entire home both functionally and aesthetically. So let's look at what most of these spaces have in common.

1. A place to momentarily drop your keys and mail {the key word being momentarily - be weary of the clutter bug}
2. A mirror of some sort, looking glasses are good for two reasons. For one, they visually expand the space, but more importantly mirrors allow for a quick glimpse of your pretty face.
3. A seat! The perfect spot to take shoes off and put shoes on.
4. Lighting, whether it be a table lamp, ceiling mounted fixture, a sconce or all three; good lighting is crucial. {and remember layered light is the most appealing}
5. A beautiful table-scape or a "moment" for flowers, found objects, artwork, comfy pillows...there are countless creative options.
6. Storage for the necessities of life!

A thank you to Ivy Lane. I knew Tom Scheerer's work but hadn't visited his site in a while, see her blog for a recent post on the designer.
Images from top to bottom: Tom Scheerer, Nate Berkus, Tom Scheerer, Taylor Howes, Mary McDonald, Martha Stewart, Miles Redd, Mark Lund, Barrie Benson - Domino, Celerie Kemble - Domino, via decorpad, Annie Schlecter, Amanda Nisbet, Ashley Whittaker

Friday, March 27, 2009


Image: Photography: UK Based James Merrell

Friday - This week's finds..

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos's Georgetown home was featured in the Washington Post this week. {I really should say their children's room, and play room were featured. Cleary they didn't want to share the rest of their home, do you blame them?}

Their daughter's room. {the girls share a king sized bed}

Fun Lulu DK, Sunshine, wallcovering the the powder room

The basement craft room

The playroom

A few beautiful table-scapes to brighten your day

For more amazing eye candy by photographer Mark Lund visit his site here
Top Images: The Washington Post

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Jonathan Borofsky # 5 print, available through Joni Moisant Weyl

I can't think of a better time of year to add a bit of graphic whimsy to your home.

How Sweet, Tea cups - Anthropologie

Mary McDonald's guest home - kitchen; Numbered plates available through dfd boutique

A feminine or masculine touch will do..
Hand made pillows by Red Shoes llc

Felt pillows by Soft Goods
Recycled sail cloth tote through Ella Vickers

How simply creative are these table numbers? What a great idea for a casual, outdoor wedding, shower or party.
Image via Pink to Green

Image: Domino

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Kristen Buckingham's furniture line......Design is truly about the details....Most of you have probably seen Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham's amazing home in the March issue of Elle Decor, if you haven't had the opportunity, please do click here...Happy Wednesday!
See Coco & Kelly {one of my favorite weekly reads} for styling inspiration using this desk.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Rubie Green has added a beautiful organic bedding collection to their fabulous fabric line. Great job Michelle!! Can't wait to introduce this product to my clients. Read more about Michelle's venture here.

All photos by Patrick Cline.

Where I'd like to...

Cozy down.
I know chocolate is everywhere, but I still haven't tired of it..I love an inviting bedroom at the end of a long day.
Image: Thank you to Leah from the blog Mrs. Howard personal shopper for letting my know that Phoebe Howard created this beautiful room

Monday, March 23, 2009



I have a passion for vintage furniture. As a designer, I clearly love transformations, so when the two come together with a bit of sweat equity. I'm thrilled. Here's recent rehab of my own.
I found this baby on the side of the road..a little paint, coral velvet and {also a favorite} nickel nail heads...Voila drab is fab...


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