Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Short Break in Programming

Hi guys! I'm on a short break while I make a few changes to the blog. I can't wait to share what's been happening around here! Please check back Monday for some new and exciting features!

Have a great week!
hugs 'n kisses

Monday, July 22, 2013

SHOP LOVE: The Minimalist

Australian online store, The Minimalist, will soon be available to the US. Owned by design lovers Leah & Darius Taylor and Liban Akil, they search for limited edition and designer made products from around the globe. Together they source an array of unique finds, from art prints and posters, to textiles and decorative accessories. I visit their blog often for inspiration. The photography is breathtaking and the interiors are styled perfectly. Pre-ordering has started now, and shipping will begin late July.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

via AphroChic: Madeline Weinrib's Home Tour

I'm a big fan of textile designer Madeline Weinrib. Her textiles are always globally inspired, full of pattern and vibrant colors. I was happy to see her Bridgehampton home featured on AphroChic yesterday. It is stunning. Madeline is such a pro at mixing patterns, and her country home is a perfect blend of textures and styles. View the entire home tour here.

To view more of Madeline's work, visit her website here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Photography of Trevor Tondro

While visiting Mid2Mod's blog last week, I came across the work of notable interior/architectural photographer, Trevor Tondro. I've been obsessing over Trevor's amazing work ever since. What's funny is that I've discovered that some of my favorite photos were taken by him. One in particular, was the NY Times feature on actor B.D. Wong's eclectic loft. Trevor's work is incredible and he's a genius at capturing the mood of a space within his photography.

His work can be seen in publications such as Architectural Record, The New York Times, House Beautiful and Interior Design Magazine, as well as countless design websites. He's authored six design books and is currently finishing a book on farmhouses of New York and New England which will be published in Fall of 2013. View more of Trevor Tondro's photography here.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Follow me at!

Hi guys! I have some big news, that I'm so excited to share with you. I will now be contributing to My job is to find amazing homes and homeowners, photograph their lovely spaces and write a Houzz Tour feature on them. I'm beyond excited!

My first Houzz Tour premiered today. I had the pleasure of meeting design blogger, Dana McGill-Perez. She has an awesome blog on midcentury design and the coolest home to match! I had so much fun sitting with Dana and listening to her stories on the design of her cottage.

I realized with this job, it allows me to meet some of the coolest people! I'm really looking forward to what this next year will bring. Click below to check out my first home tour and follow me on Houzz for my upcoming tours.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hanging Planters

I'm really loving hanging planters right now. It reminds me of the macramé hanging planters of my childhood. Now, there's so many different styles and options to choose from. Check out this post over at Apartment Therapy on five DIY projects to create your own.
Also, here are some lovely options for purchase:

Macrame 'Diamond Design' Plant Hanger Warp & Weft $130.00
Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter HRUSKAA $49.00
Egg Hanging Planter Urban Outfitters $34.00

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Dining Dilemma

I've decided that I need a dining area. I've grown tired of tv trays, and eating from my lap; and frankly, entertaining without a dining space is quite awkward  So, I've cleared out my 'library' area, and I'm squeezing enough room for a round table and two chairs in a tiny little space. My preference would be a round table with a leaf so I can add at least two more chairs if needed.

I've become quite obsessed with round dining tables actually. I wish I had the space for a Saarinen table, but that dream will just have to wait. My table will have to be smaller than 36" diameter to fit comfortably, but I'd hate to end up with a small bistro table. Does this table even exist? Please share, if you've seen a great round table for a small space. The hunt is on!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Inspiration for the Weekend

I saw this interior on Pinterest and it blew my mind. It's just the right amount of quirky and modern that I love. I went on to discover that this crazy cool pad belongs to Mariska Meijers the founder and creative director of Mariska Meijers Amsterdam. Mariska's story is so inspiring. In her former life, she was an attorney, and with no art or design training, she left her corporate career and dived right into the creative world. She launched her artistic brand in 2006 and the Mariska Meijers flagship store in 2012. Talk about fearless! What a lesson for all of us, to chase our dreams no matter what obstacles are in our path. To learn more about Mariska's journey, go here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Art Print Love

I am loving this Geometric Monotype Print I ordered from my friend, graphic designer Kayla Hood. Isn't it a beauty? I'm really looking forward to framing it. I've decided to redo the wall vignette in my living room and this lovely print is my first purchase. As a bonus, she gifted these cute little gift tags too.

Here's a peek at her process for creating the monotypes. It's such intricate work and they're each unique. Visit Kayla's Etsy shop here for more of her art and photography prints.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What's Your Style? Classic Elegance

I must admit, this particular style doesn't come natural to me. I have more of an eclectic, boho-chic style. Classic or Traditional style is all about form, structure and symmetry. This is a very grand style, that lends more to a formal interior. These interiors are very appreciative of historic architecture and patterns. The furnishings and accessories should be timeless, never modern or trendy. You may find this style more in government buildings or official homes, but I think this can work very well in residential interiors when it's done well. For me, these interiors are done best when high quality fabrics are used.

Hanna Chair Oly Studio
Greek Key Metallic Accent Pillow Horchow
Lighting Enterprises Floor Lamp, Antique Brass Macy's
Saphir Collection Feizy Rugs
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Mixing Modern and Traditional

Happy Monday! Here's a little inspiration for mixing modern and traditional style furnishings in your interiors. Houston-based designer, Ashley Goforth does this so well. Her blending of styles and use of texture and pattern is effortless. She uses neutral color palettes for fabrics so that the furniture styles don't compete but instead create a cohesive, serene room. So, who says modern and traditional don't go together? For me, one should never be without the other.

For more inspiration, visit my Pinterest board: modern+traditional. Have a great week!

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