December 9, 2014

Warby Parker's Newest Collection

I don't usually write posts about anything other than interior design specifically but Warby Parker is such a great company both esthetically and morally that I was inspired to give them a shout out. I suggest reading their company bio...very interesting company! I do wear glasses as part of my everyday life both because I have to (near-sighted) and because well...who doesn't look better in sunglasses?!? So here is a post about my fantasy office paired with Warby Parker eye wear.

Their newest collection can be seen here.

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Here are a few more Warby Parker styles that look super chic!

Classic yet updated Men's look

I love these!

Sophisticated and Unassuming

June 19, 2014

I Love Bradley

About once a week or so I get emails from a showroom called Bradley. Sometimes I don't open them because I know it will be just another furniture piece for me to lust over. They don't have a showroom here in Southern California but if they did...I would be there! Here are some pieces that make me swoon!

And some designers that have used their products:

Amy Morris

Frank Ponterio

Melanie Turner

Randy Heller

October 31, 2013

Aerin's Style

Aerin Lauder has been featured in many design magazines over the years and has recently released her line of furniture and fabrics. I use Kravet and Lee Jofa to source the majority of the fabric that I use so when her new line for Lee Jofa was released I was excited to see it. There are some real stellar fabrics but one thing I noticed was that they don't mix that well together. Some of her fabrics are traditional prints and some remind me of the 70's. A quick look at her overall style and I realized that her fabrics actually represent her taste perfectly. She seems to love an overall traditional  style mixed with some modern pieces. See what I mean below...

Traditional Built-ins and Drapes with Modern Desk

Traditional Wall Coverings with Modern Desk

Traditional Vingette

Traditional Formal Living Room

Modern Credenza and Art with Funky Lamp

Two Styles Juxtaposed

September 22, 2013

Moody Blues

Lately I've been drawn to blue. It reminds of the ocean...both calming and volatile at the same time. It can so soothing and peaceful and yet if you've ever been caught in huge wave you know how violent the ocean can be. In rooms I find that blue is mostly a relaxing color. It can be very energetic when used in it's most saturated state. Here are some images of blue in the more ocean-y - teal colorway.

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Katie Singer

Kendall Wilkenson

Kendall Wilkenson

Miles Redd

Palmer Weiss

Worth Interiors

August 18, 2013

Travel in Style

Interior design studio FG stijl's in Amsterdam created a lounge for those who charter private jets. As if travelling by private jet is so stressful that you need a exclusive lounge to relax in before your pilot tells you he's ready when you are! Needless to say the lounge is gorgeous and I would love to see it!  It's ultra luxurious materials of Onyx, mother of pearl and leather make for a glamorous yet masculine space. I love how they mixed traditional elements in a contemporary style. Orange and green earth tones compliment a blend of metals...copper, bronze, and steel.  Ready for take off!

May 28, 2013

Outdoor Drapes

Summer is almost here and it's time to start living outdoors. I wish that sunbathing wasn't terrible for your skin! But since it is...enjoying the outdoors in a protective cocoon like a cabana is a great way to get the best of both worlds. Outdoor spaces can look hard without plants and furniture to soften the space. Outdoor drapes can really add drama and movement to your outdoor environment. Here are some yards that make me want to grab a good book and lounge around...

April 26, 2013

Lovely Lavender

I was shopping for stone slabs a few weeks ago and came across a lavender and blue marble that I have never seen before. I took a photo of it but it's terrible! My clients really liked this stone and were considering it for their master bathroom. We ultimately decided that it was too much of a good thing and we would definitely use it for a smaller bathroom in their house.

This got me thinking about lavender...I haven't really used this color much. Most of the purple tones I have used run towards the plum and eggplant colors. I think because lavender is somewhat feminine I haven't had any clients that really wanted to go that direction.

Here are some lavender rooms that look fantastic. Could you live with lavender?