Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gorgeous Violet Kitchen

I've been feeling a bit sensitive today...maybe it's because I'm tired, maybe because I'm content, I'm not sure, but I am just happy to be feeling. I came across these kitchens and could just imagine myself in this space today. If my mood was a kitchen this is what it would look like:-)

I adore both of these Brava Kitchens from Cucine LUBE

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

gorgeous photography on a gorgeous day! these photos are a pretty good representation of my mood right now...peaceful and dreamy. happy day everyone!

Thank you Oh Joy for sharing these gorgeous photos from Permanent Vacation! They are going straight to my wedding photography inspiration folder!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Avalon + Kelly Wearstler

I'm a little late on posting this one, but since I saw Kelly Wearstler's re-design of the Avalon in the last Lonny I haven't been able to get it out of my head. The turquoise terrazzo, the gold and light blue leather chairs, the stripes...awwww! I love it all! I don't yet have any birthday plans...maybe the guest rooms will be done by then...hint, hint:-)

I absolutely love this David Hicks inspired feel in the cabanas!
Could this table be any more beautiful?

The Beat Boxed: Warpaint

I just realized I forgot to post my last Beat Boxed article on Warpaint, one of my FAVORITE Los Angeles bands!
I have mad respect for these three beautiful female artists and that one badass male drummer. I’ve been lucky enough to see Warpaint perform live many times and have stood front row with hips swaying, head bopping, and jaw dropping. I just let them take me away into this gorgeous ethereal hypnotic state. Their live shows are mesmerizing and when you close your eyes it’s as if you’re laughing and running against the wind through an open field and into a dark forest with bright streams of light filtering in. This is definitely a band to watch for in 2010.

The music of Warpaint is filled with energy and although at times it can be dark and eerie, the sounds are always beautiful. All parts work together to create something so surreal. The chemistry is natural and everything is perfectly unperfected. The sound really strips you down to a raw and unpolished state and just lets you feel.

As I interpret Warpaint into an interior I feel such a beautiful sense of mystery with this sweet, dark, and supernatural feel. When Warpaint was asked which movie best described their music the answer was Poltergeist, which literally means, “noisy spirit.” Each individual piece is beautiful, but the spirit behind the pieces is much darker. The Smoke and Mirrors piece deceives the eye while the Rope Lights dangle like nooses above the bronze sculpture. Soft feminine details of the moulding contrast with the raw concrete floor to create a slightly chilling effect. You can’t listen to Warpaint without, at some point feeling like you’re running through the forest, so this lamp is perfect with its turned base that emerges from an actual tree branch. Sit back and relax as the “Felt Up” chair wraps around you with its soft and gentle form and protects you from the beautiful eeriness that surrounds.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Christine d'Ornano Interior

The London home of "cosmetic royalty" Christine d'Ornano as featured in this months Elle Decor is filled with inspiration from her parents Parisian home and minimalist elements of architect Alex Michaelis.
This living room is perfect to me! I love every detail...especially the pink walls and the modern sconces.

The 1970's abstract floral upholstered walls is definitely influenced by her family's Parisian home. I love the use of abstract floral walls against the geometric pattern floors in the master bedroom. I could move into her home today:-)

New Bedtime + New Beds

How are you adjusting to the time change? I have a feeling it's going to have me feeling a little screwed up for this entire week. I know I should be going to bed right now, but I'm just not tired. So I'm sitting here looking at the gorgeous modern beds for a project I'm working on and just the thought of jumping into one of these beauties is actually starting to make me feeling a little sleepy.

I am drooling over this Nusa Jelenec Lago bed!
Patricia Urquiola Lazy-Night Bed

I think this Loren Bed by Meridiani is just so glamourous! Love the tufting and the soft curves and the fact that it has storage underneath the mattress!

Oh the simplicity and of the Simple Bed...just gorgeous.

Because i love black and white I think this Interlubke Malo bed is pretty fabulous!

De La Espada...that's all I really need to say.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Blog Header

It's way past time for a new blog header. I've been thinking about this for quite sometime and came up with these deisgn concepts and am going to try one out for a bit. I am pretty happy with the layout, but not quite sure about the color and the fonts. Can you guys help me out and let me know your thoughts on the below options? Your honesty and feedback is greatly appreciated...I won't be offended...i promise:-)

option 1
option 2
option 3
option 4
option 5
just added option 6

this one is for you Alice
option 7
another one added option 8

PS. This adorable sketchy hen is the artwork of jewelry designer Christine Kaltoft and I just fell in love with it. The actual image may change, but these are concepts that I am trying out.

Maison Moschino

Just today I got my tickets to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and am super excited! I studied in Rome, Italy in college, but had something crazy happen right before our trip to Milan and never made it. Now... I finally get to return. I am not sure where we are staying, but I would love it if we were staying here at the Maison Moschino.

Every room is different, and each one based around a fairy tale theme because "to sleep is perchance to dream, and dreams are fairy tales that we are allowed to experience first hand, the fables of a fantasy world that we have created."

I highly doubt there are any rooms available, but I am going to have to stop by and take a look at this gorgeous and innovative hotel. When I was a little girl I had a reoccurring dream about Alice and Wonderland and I can't help but wonder if I would have that dream as I lay down to sleep in one of these rooms. Zzzzzz...