Thursday, February 18, 2010

Home Office's time!

Really, it's almost March?! Wow this year is flying by and has been crazy busy! Work, work, work! It's way past time for me to makeover my home office {area} into a much more functional and organized space! I've been saying for about the past 9 months that I am going to put shelves up above the desk. So far, it hasn't happened, but today I started going through my office inspiration folder...and here's what I found! Check out these gorgeous home offices!

This is pretty much what my office would look like if I added shelves and got a cat!

And this is kinda what it looks like now, minus the cool chairs, cool art, and unicycle. But everything is sitting on my long white desk and I'm dying to get it off!
Love this artwork, but the desk might be a little small for me!
Shelves and color...thumbs up to both.
Organized clutter. I think I could manage this!
I'm drooling over everything in this office...well except the tufted leather ottoman.
Gorgeous. Love the lamp!
The detail on the shelving is great! And the dark grey painted floors...NICE!

I would love to have this large of a work station, all that shelving, and that gorgeous light!

Seriously my dream office/den!

So sweet.

I could definitely see myself working here. love the black vintage desk and the wallpaper. It seems so cozy.

I'd feel pretty special sitting in this seat. Don't know if my organized clutter would work so well here.

Superb. I might want a different chair.
I can smell the salt water and feel the ocean breeze from here. Who wouldn't want this to be their home office!

psst...sorry i do not have any sources for these photos. if you know where they are from please do let me know!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Live in Love

I totally agree with Will Bryant!

Like Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, one of me and my fiances favorite artists! I have seen her perform multiple times, but what I really love about her is that I have also seen her in the audience of many other shows. I think she's fab!
I saw Jenny Lewis in the audience of a Maria Taylor show and I LOVE Maria Taylor. I just pulled out my old ipod and I have had Maria Taylor on repeat. Her voice makes my heart sink. And even though she says this song is not a love is to me!

I also think the work of Erin Martin Design is amazing. I want a heart hanging in my house!
This little baby is surrounded by's growing on the trees!
I have this bracelet...actually I have about 5 and I love them. When I wear it really does remind about the power of love in my life.
Image via Design Shimmer

Happy Valentine's Weekend to you all!

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." -Robert Heinlein

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love, Le Maison Pujol

This incredible boutique hotel in the South of France is the perfect blend of raw beauty with modern design. Le Maison Pujol has only 5 rooms and each one is so incredibly gorgeous and unique. I am dying for the opportunity to visit this amazing hotel. What a true source of inspiration in so many ways. I wish I had more info, but I just don't:-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

i29 Architects

My latest post over at Design Milk features the work of my favorite architects! Love this space!
This residence at the Singel, Amsterdam is yet another amazing project by i29 Interior Architects, one of my absolute favorite interior architecture firms. i29 is innovative in their approach, but they are able to keep their designs so simple by combining materials in such an awe inspiring way while maintaining an incredible sense of calmness. This design takes things one step further outside the box, or maybe I should say inside the walls. This space is made up of freestanding objects and interior volumes. Within the space you feel the openness, but the interior of the volumes feel very intimate. The kitchen and wardrobe are contained within one volume near the entrance. The burled walnut is so rich against the white epoxy floors and white walls. This space seriously takes my breath away!

I studied the design of this bathroom for about 10 minutes before I realized that the exterior walls are not glass that allows the connection between the indoors and outdoors, but that they are a living Plantwall that is actually inside the bathroom and acts as a backdrop for the entire interior. Check out the entire article here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I came across the Delfin + Postigo house over at Yatzer and am just amazed by it! When designing my goal is to "tell the story of each client through design". This home is the perfect example. It is so honest and true. Some may find this home offensive, but it truly captures the spirit and the character of the owners and I love that!
"Everything that these words entail, describe and symbolize is the essence of this residence in Madrid were the Spanish duo, fashion designer David Delfin and photographer Gorka Postigo reside. The marriage of these two individuals under one roof is the epitome of sexual elegance. David Delfin is famous for designing garments which extenuate the body giving femininity and sex -appeal for his fashion brand davidelfin. Gorka Postigo is an architect (AKAstudio) turned photographer whose work is expressed through the exploration of nudity and emotions through the human existence." -Yatzer

Photo Credit: Manolo Yllera