Monday, February 28, 2011

sand + sea

Perhaps it is the nautical inspired bathroom I posted on Friday but when I was pursuing the web this morning I found a common theme in all the items I was gravitating too--a sand and sea color scheme. Perhaps I am craving a beach vacation?! These colors will always be refreshing and classic.

(via lulu frost, table lamp from South of Market, john robishaw pillow, lanvin flats, dvf clutch)

Friday, February 25, 2011

inspiration {portholes + dories}

Ok, I wasn't planning on posting again before the weekend but when I came across this bathroom I just could not wait until Monday. And this simple (and stunning) bathroom seemed like the perfect place to start a relaxing weekend. I love the nautical inspiration --the washed and worn board remind me of a charming dory that washed up on the beach and then the lovely portholesque cut outs!

(via nuevo estilo -- of course)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

vintage + contemporary

I am always fascinated by the homes of interior designers--from the trends they embrace, the colors they use and the lines of furniture they choose. I love the classic federal feel of the home of journalist turned interior designer, Jeff Lincoln. He mixes art deco, vintage and ikea flawlessly!
The one budget idea that I am definitely going to use in my home is the thick gold branches in a vase--perhaps a good DIY for this weekend.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

event inspiration {bold color + romantic style}

I love the this table setting by Eddie Ross--from the lovely Quadrille fabric to its perfect blend of color and whimsy. It was my inspiration for a bold yet romantic affair...

(via eddie ross, bhldn, alison events, pistachio press, jose villa and carter and cook)

Friday, February 18, 2011

small space inspiration {going vertical}

This Cape Town loft is only 59 square meters, which I can't convert to feet off the top of my head (at least not on a Friday) but none the less it is small! They really used the space well by adding a mezzanine level for the bedroom and a sitting area.

The use of open shelves and the ladders eliminates the space that closed cabinets and sraures would take up.

Lastly, the bathroom is quite brilliant as does not have a traditional shower or bath but rather just a showerhead coming from the ceiling and a floor and wall of tile to make the entire room waterproof.

(via house and leisure)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

crossing over {kelly wearstler}

While perusing the latest Fall RTW shows, I was caught of guard when I saw that there was a collection from one of my favorite interior designers! I am speaking of Kelly Wearstler, the one and only queen of Hollywood regency and her premier clothing collection. The collection is certainly unique and showcases the same whimsical and bold nature of her interior design.

What do you think of this crossover into the world of fashion? Some of the pieces are not at all my style but others I could definitely lust after. Anxious to see what she comes up with next!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

bedside pendants

Looking for a way to declutter your bedside table or decrease the risk of breaking your lamp when snoozing your alarm? Then look to this solution and raise the level of your bedroom lighting...

Monday, February 14, 2011

hints of pink + pattern

Happy Valentine's day! I thought some gorgeous patterned pink pieces (that is quite the tongue twister) would be appropriate. I love how these items all showcase how pink when mixed with mustard and muted hues is so much more than over the top girly.

Friday, February 11, 2011

just for fun {weekend glamour}

Because we could always use a little more glamor in our lives, especially in the modern form of gorgeous pendants and metallic surfaces.

(via Jeff Andrews)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

slouchy chic {heidi merrick}

Heidi Merrick just launched a new website and along with the launch was the premiere of her Spring 2011 collection. It is the perfect mix of casual and sophisticated with her usual whimsical flair. The collection has pieces perfect play and work.

Oh and make sure to check out her home collection!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

pamper perfect

It is that time of the winter when my skin needs some pampering and my mind needs a rest. Although I would love to splurge on a treatment at the Four Seasons I think I will purchase some bath salts and start to take a little time out of my day to unwind with a long soak (and perhaps a glass of wine!), now if only it was in this luxurious bathroom...

(via architectural digest)

Friday, February 4, 2011

divine {high gloss} inspiration

I am loving the proliferation in online shelter mags and the amazing quality of inspiration they provide. The newest one to launch, High Gloss, is nothing short of amazing and a very welcome addition to the online mag world. A little taste of why you should add it to your virtual bookshelf...
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

a moment of rest

I am feeling very run down today and all I would like to do is have some hot cocoa curl up in this bedroom.