Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Holy Cow (as if you need another striped post)

I ran out yesterday to purchase a light and/or bright piece (I was thinking coral or pink) for my trip. I was short on time and money. The stores didn't have coral or pink (or resort wear in general) but everyone surely has stripes and not just one option but about five. H + M's stripes were cute and most of their tops fit perfectly. The Gap looked like J. Crew two years ago. I didn't have time to fly into J. Crew. (one of my favorites). Anyway I grabbed a striped top at H + M, I convinced myself it didn't look like the five or so others I already own! (my fav. color combo. is still navy and white)  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT STRIPES? YAY OR NAY FOR SPRING? I'M ALMOST OVER THEM BUT NOT QUITE!! OH AND AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW COLORED JEANS ARE EVERYWHERE TOO! 
I especially like to layer stripes! This is a def. a look you'd catch me wearing. A faux fur vest + stripes = Yes!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Love this quote I read this morning (yes I was up at 4:40 am for some reason) "Custom throw pillows are a touch of couture" - Jamie Drake.

I couldn't agree more! They make a huge difference on projects! Here's a peek at some pretties!
custom pillows and linens! Love this bedding

via Absolutely Beautiful Things
via Elle Decor

Monday, January 23, 2012

california cool

Stylistically my tastes are sort of all over the place. This mind set affects both my wardrobe and my home selections. I tend to stay very focused while creating and devising concepts for my clients. I of course throw their designs off a bit with unexpected patterns and textures and my client's actually appreciate being pushed out of their comfort zone a little. (key word being "little") but for myself, I like to experiment. One day I may feel a little Boston preppy, the next coastal chic, the next slightly bohemian. I think the strongest designs blend a few styles seamlessly. Today I'm feeling California Cool. I read this weekend that January 23rd is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. I'm not sure if that's true or not but the rainy, raw weather, certainly doesn't help. No complaints here, I'll take this winter over last year any day!!
Today I'm drawn to fresh, warm, colorful styles, that use both modern and classic elements. The two homes below are from CA home + design magazine. The first space is by designer Vanessa De Vargas

I'm loving these Ikat throws at the end of the bed!

AND  the second was created by interior designer Chloe Warner

beautiful door design

Thursday, January 19, 2012

on my radar

this guy available here


Image: Rue Magazine
image: Vogue

images: J.Crew for Spring 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

also loving today..

this entire spread is amazing...the gold, the textures, the colors, the lighting, that day bed, the black stripes.. I LOVE it all.
via: Rue Magazine

Room of the week 1.18

Looking back at my posts, I seem to be blogging about bright, cheerful visual subjects. I can probably thank old man winter for that. It's sort of an intrinsic quality of blogging, your posts tend to reflect your mind set. I need to focus on up beat, colorful images when the days are chilly and gray. I love the quality of light in this space. The room is fairly clean and simple. I also like the mix of what feel like vintage pieces of furniture with the modern fabrics, Manuel Canovas wallpaper and Ikea (I'm not sure if this one is still available) light fixture. I'm also currently loving light pickled floors.

Room by: Benjamin Dhong

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


How amazing is this watercolor? I may need to commission a piece myself someday!
I was searching for artwork for a teenage girl's room I'm finishing up and happened upon artist Caitlin McGauley's work. Her bright, colorful but chic style beautifully captures her subjects. Caitlin is available for custom commissions but also sells prints on her website. I love her images for Kate Spade and Tory Burch. I may be using one of her paintings as inspiration for a new project I'm beginning work on. I just never know what will get my mind racing with ideas...


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