Monday, April 23, 2012

Oh, Savannah!

I absolutely adore Savannah, Georgia! It's such a magical place filled with rich history, beautiful architecture, incredible food and good ol' southern hospitality. I have been a handful of times and each visit I find something new and exciting.

I wanted to share some photos from one of my first visits there. I had the pleasure of staying at the Magnolia Hall which is a private guest mansion for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). It is beyond incredible! The home is filled with breathtaking fine art from alumni artists and faculty. Each bedroom has a different theme and luxury is, well, an understatement. From Frette bed linens to Tocca candles on each nightstand, this home was designed to make guests feel special.

The Magnolia Hall is a great example of the overall charm of the city. If you haven't been to Savannah, you should definitely add it to your travel list asap. Enjoy the photos and thanks to my friend Bridget Edwards for her insane photography skills.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Designer Profile: Jamie Drake

Are you afraid of color? Designer, Jamie Drake definitely is not. Branded the "King of Colour", Drake is not afraid to take it there with his bold use of patterns, textures and color schemes. His glamourous designs have drawn clients such as Madonna and New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. His rooms have graced the covers of the leading interior design magazines and in 2003 he was inducted into Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame.

I truly wish I was as brave as he. For a lot of people, the hardest thing about decorating a space is committing to a color. I myself recently had one wall re-painted three times!! For Drake, there are no taboo color combinations, he shows us how to be fearless.

I have a gazillion colors in my head at any given moment," says designer Jamie Drake. "If a client has a fabulous antique rug, I'll look at the colors and note down: 'blue plum.' I can read my notes two days later and get that color pretty much on the money." Does he test colors before applying them to a client's walls? The very idea seems almost to offend him: "I pick the color, it goes up, and it's right." Jackie Cooperman-Departures Magazine-Jul/Aug-2002

Ha! If only it was that easy. Take a look at some of Drake's notable interiors. I hope they will inspire you to be confident with color. Pick up that paint brush and JUST DO IT! 

hugs 'n kisses

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's been a busy few months gearing up for my grand opening and the time is almost here. Finally! Boutique La Bohème will be open for business on May 1st! I have so many amazing products to share with you! The anticipation is seriously killing me. Wing back chairs, victorian coffee tables, antique desks and modern side chairs all refinished with my funky, bohemian twist. There will also be some vintage fashions for all my fashionistas. Well time is of the essence and I still have tons to do. Check you guys later and I'll see you on May 1st!

hugs 'n kisses

Monday, April 2, 2012

Keith Haring Wall Art

Blik has released a new Keith Haring collection of wall decals. In collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, this coincides with the opening of Keith Haring: 1978-1982, the first large scale exhibition of Haring's early career. Wall decals are a great alternative to paint if you're looking to transform a room quickly and inexpensively.  If your can't make it to New York for the actual exhibit, just turn your interior into your very own Pop Shop with these fun decals. The wall decals are available at Blik and at the Brooklyn Museum shop.

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