Friday, July 29, 2011

danced, danced, danced all night

I watched My Fair Lady months ago and daily still have the song “I could have danced all night” in my head. I would surely be singing (and dancing to) it constantly if I lived in this beautifully converted ballroom designed by Steven Gambrel.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

zing of tangerine

Bold citrus hues, such as tangerine, can add so much zing and exude a fresh bold vibe--it is the perfect color to add to your home or closet as the peak of summer approaches. And if you are looking for my suggestions...

(Quatrefoil Linen Throw Pillow from Clayton Gray Home, Calypso Celle tunic, Lulu Frost brass chain bracelet and morrocan plate from Jayson Home and Garden)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

balanced chic

Having just moved into a new place I am getting this feeling that I have to fill every single empty space and fall sin to over decorating. Thankfully I came across this show stopping home designed by Chloe Warner that made me feel better about leaving walls without huge mirrors or pieces of art and not filling up empty spaces for the sake of it. Simple balanced style is best and allows style defining pieces, such as a fabulous wallpaper, an exotic light fixture or a standout piece of furniture to be the star.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

pure luxury: bath side bar cart

This bathroom is pure bliss--from the brilliant bath side bar cart, gilded clawfoot tub legs and the iron work in the window. That is definitely a tub that I would soak in with a glass of wine even on the hottest day of the summer.

(via house and leisure)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

inner voice {paint it!}

I am packing tonight (never the fun part of moving) but trying to focus on the exciting potential of my new space. I am beginning to realize how many pieces of white furniture I own and keep saying in my head "paint it!". These two boldly colored dining room tables are definitely making that urge grow...

(via real living magazine and NZ house and home)
So fun, right? I am a bit torn between painting pieces high gloss or matte though, so that is what I will surely occupy my mind wish as I wrap up vases this evening.

Monday, July 18, 2011

good place to start {white + bright}

I find something so comforting in the fact that light and bright spaces never fail to be beautiful. Not that there is any magic formula to great interior design but this combination is a great place to start!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

unframed mirrors

One of the first purchases I am planning to make for my new (smaller) apartment are mirrors, as they are always a great way to open up and lighten up a space. I have many framed mirrors but I really want to purchase unframed mirrors and arrange them on the wall and have them serve as a focal point. I love the floor to ceiling placement of these....

but am also drawn to the random but central placement of these...

(via vt wonen and canadian house and home)
Both make statements and are wonderful inspiration

Friday, July 15, 2011

happy weekend!

Alright, alright I know I have been a horrible blogger this week but I have just been going non-stop (in a good way!) and didn't have a single second to sit down at my home computer. I hope that the colors, patterns and styling of this incredible home will make up for it!

(via d magazine)
Also, I am moving into a new apartment next week and have all sorts of projects planned that I can't wait to share. It is a smaller space so you can expect a lot of small space inspiration as well. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 11, 2011

double trouble

One beautiful minimalist coffee table can be lovely in the right room but make it two and the look is just divine. Although different sizes (which I love) these coffee tables make a lovely focal point to this simple and contemporary room. However. I think they would be even more dazzling layered over a bold patterned rug.

(via nuevo estilo)
Either way, I need to have them...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

current cravings {eclectic luxe}

I spend a lot of time scouring the web, magazines and stores for home furnishings and fashion accessories. In the past week these are the four pieces that stand out as worthy and statement making investments...

(kage tote, shannon carney earrings, turquoise jar from jayson home, john robishaw suzani pillow)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"the new living room"

I love that Windsor Smith calls the kitchen "the new living room" and after seeing this design of hers I have to agree-I am pretty sure that I would never leave!

(via 1st dibs)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

eye candy {brick + lucite}

Just a little evening eye candy of brick and lucite in one amazing kitchen...

(via elle interior)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

{chic} commerical delight

I loved Chris Barrett's bungalow in the latest issue of House Beautiful and instantly headed online to peruse her portfolio. I don't typically focus on designer's commercial spaces but was delighted by the inspiration found in this sushi restaurant. The restaurant was inspired by the pink cherry blossoms of Kyoto and designed to cater to guests eyes and palettes.

I am particularly fond of the random pattern and elegance of the walls, seating choices, wallpapered ceiling and mix and textile choices.
All of these elements would translate perfectly in to a residential space.

(via chris barrett design)

Friday, July 1, 2011

happy independence day {weekend}

I don't know about you but I am looking forward to celebrating the independence day weekend with sparklers, picnic fare, friends and of course in red, white and blue...