Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Inspiration- Things We Love

Yellow curtains on sunny days!  Just looking at this room makes me happy!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Holiday weekend!


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Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend!
We're off to a cabin on the lake with friends to enjoy the sun, bar-be-queing, and fun times on the boat.  Whatever your plans are for the weekend, I hope the time is spent with friends and family.  Although our lake water is most likely to be brown, I rounded up images of lake scenes reflecting our experiences.

I can so see this as Craig and I when we're old!  Hopefully, that's a lake in Italy :)

Be safe!

Images via Pininterest

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Living The High Life In Dallas

I first saw this condo last year and still go back to it occasionally for inspiration as it was designed by Jan Showers (my designer girl crush).  Sitting at the top of the W Victory in Dallas, this penthouse boasts over 12,000 square feet and is currently on the market for a cool $10 million..  It was built for Kari Schlegel, who fell in love with high-rise living during her stint in NYC interning for Tory Burch.  That is, until her brother Kirby decided he also wanted to live in the W.  Never fear, daddy stepped in with the purchase of the penthouse.  In came architect Lionel Morrison who created two separate suites with a "grand salon" joining the two in the center.  The duo then called in Jan Showers to decorate the ginormous space.  Take a looky look at Kari's side in the photos below:

And then Kirby's side...

Pretty fascinating, huh? Dallas Magazine interviewed the siblings and you can read the article here.

Happy Almost Memorial Weekend!

Images via DMagazine

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Garden Stool Mania

If ever there was an accessory for home decor that is so versatile and timeless, it has to be the garden stool.  Fitting into any space and adding instant pop, they come in a range of colors and styles.  They're the one accessory that is so universal, it flatters any room no matter what the style.  Used as a side table, end table, coffee table, indoors, outdoors...  You absolutely can't go wrong!  We have a few left in the store and they're a deal at $135 compared to Target's $169 (and they're a whole lot prettier) or even Neiman Marcus at $760.

So if you're looking for a unique accessory to help "summer-ize" your home or patio, garden stools are an affordable and tres chic way to do it!

See you soon,

Images via TRAD Home, House Beautiful, Pininterest, Coco & Kelly

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

San Francisco Decorator Showhouse

Remember the post a few weeks back of the dining room featuring the grouping of chinoiserie jars on the dining table designed by Grant Gibson?  He designed the room for the West Coast's premier  designer showhouse in San Francisco. I've peeped the web for the rest of the images from this home and couldn't wait to share them!

I love the blue and ivory hues in this living room designed by Melanie Coddington

This is an old farmhouse table that was painted white and given a new life 

Turquoise paint over a black Asian daybed--evidence that a can of paint can transform anything

And this dining room of which I love every element--green leather chairs, those navy blue drapes, the patterned floor, and cluster of jars!

The list of designers can be found here.  The proceeds go towards the financial aid program at San Francisco University High School.  Decorating for a cause, I like it.

Have a great Tuesday and hopefully we'll begin to dry out soon :)

Images via House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and unknown

Monday, May 23, 2011

Designer Erin Featherston's Tribeca Loft

Designer Erin Fetherston may have earned her CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nom from her whimsical gowns worn by young starlets like Kirsten Dunst and Zooey Deschanel, but when it came time to decorating her Tribeca loft, it was her years spent in Paris that's clearly seen her collection of beloved antique and vintage furniture.

Sage green walls, rustic wood floors, and soaring windows featuring stunning views of the Hudson River make for a beautiful backdrop to the Bergere-style chairs she picked up at auction in Paris.

When guests step out of the elevator, they're greeted by these gorgeous wrought-iron doors and a chandelier taken from her Paris apartment.

I can imagine how magical this Holly Hunt chandelier is in the evenings

Her chinoiserie silk screen is used as her main decoration, instead of paint or wallpaper.  Love.

So interesting to see how fashion designers interpret their personal spaces!  You can check out the article on vogue.com.

Have a blessed Monday!