Tuesday, August 30, 2011

bathroom bliss

It has been a crazy couple of weeks due a very exciting career change and I am in need of a long hot soak in a beyond extraordinary bathroom to unwind and bask in it all. I recently made the leap from working at a non-profit to a beautiful interior design showroom. This bathroom would be the perfect place to reflect and rejuvenate from the chaos of bliss of it all. And more than that, this my be one of most unique and extraordinary inspirations I have seen for a small bathroom...

(via house and leisure)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

perfect {modern barn} touches

I have always loved converted barns but don't think I have ever seen one so full of light and with the perfect modern touches...

(via house and leisure)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

well balanced

Whether a diet or the work and life relationship, balance is always the ideal. This beautiful home strikes a magical balance of rustic, traditional, industrial and contemporary styles.

(buckingham interiors)

Friday, August 19, 2011

loving {proud mary textiles}

How fun are these handmade (and socially and ecologically responsible) pillows and purses from proud mary textiles. I thought the images from her site were the perfect way to kick off the weekend....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


My favorite store back home is Antiquaire--it is impeccably curated and is the only store in the states that carries the entire line of the beloved tolix chairs. Mellissa Edelman, the owner, apparently not only can fill of store with amazing pieces but can also design amazing spaces, as proved by this room that she designed for a showhouse in my hometown...

Hope you love her work and her store as much as I do.

Monday, August 15, 2011

just a touch {industrial}

I love industrial touches in small doses--whether lighting, chairs or tabletops. These touches add interest and charm to traditional and modern spaces alike.

(via unknown, luxe home, erin martin and vt wonen)

Friday, August 12, 2011

happy {restful} weekend

Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful weekend. I know I wish I was spending mine basking in the breeze of this dining room and serenity of this living room.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

room service

When I went to Madrid this Spring I was in awe of the hotel we stayed at (hotel alicia) and it was the first time I realized how inspiring hotels can be for residential interior design. And just in case you need a few reasons why...

(via california home and lifestyle, nuevo estilo and chris barrett)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

loving {walls of white}

A picture wall doesn't have to be bold or the focal point of a room. It can also serve as a neutral and charming backdrop to a space. This look can be achieved when frames are all pale neutrals and the artwork is in black and white or sepia..

(via melanie avecedo and marie claire maison)

Friday, August 5, 2011

craving {subtle luxuries}

Just a few of the luxurious and subtly hued items I came across this week...

(soliel mirror from madeline stuart, cowhide moroccan rug from the rug company, madeline weinrib pillow, garden table from south of market and christian louboutin sandals)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

home crush {vibrant + washed}

I adore the combintaion of washed wood and vibrant purple touches in this home--it brings it alive and ties all the rooms together. Mix that with layers of vintage and traditional pieces and the result is nothing short of lovely.

(via house and garden magazine)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a little bit country...

Living in place where cowboy culture reigns it is hard not to be drawn to sophisticated country style. So many people think "country" and I can guarantee that sophisticated, elegant and contemporary are the last attributes that come to mind yet they really can go hand in hand. That balance was my inspiration for this turquoise touched board..

Monday, August 1, 2011

styling {beautiful bars}

Yes, I know it is a Monday morning but I couldn't wait for cocktail hour to share these beautiful and well styled bars. The use of a trunk placed on frame with legs is a brilliant way to create a masculine and unique home for libations.

In stark contrast I love this classic bar cart framed with two boldly chairs and a cluttered message board.

Cheers and happy Monday!