Saturday, October 22, 2011

Soothing. Inspiring. Dreaming.

After 7 years of living in Venice I finally took the leap and moved away from the beach!  I'm pretty sure I had an anxiety attack.  I thought I was going to miss it like crazy!  I was scared of all these new the new shower being too small, the light fixtures not being right, parking, the location of the stove,  and all these silly things.   But I LOVE my new home and I really don't miss my old home one bit.  I let it go and moved on.  And with this I want to get rid of all of my old stuff, my rainbow bright colored stuff, and just clear the choas out of my home.  I have been so inspired by the interior of this modern Australian farmhouse and would move here in an instant.  I want to infuse as much of this style into my home as possible.  I've gradually been getting rid of some of my favorite pieces and am still looking for more perfect pieces to create our soothing modern yet eclectic home!

And here's a glimpse inside our new home. 

There's a lot of work to be done, but this space will continue to keep me inspired!  We'll be shopping for the following: New Rug, Pillows, Curtains, Paint Color, Shelves, Lamps, Plants, and the list goes on!  I'll post pics as I go!
images via Design Files

Friday, October 21, 2011

Live By This.

I try, and I am going to continue to try, and I am going to continue to try even harder to live by this every single day.   


Hotel Du Marc of Veuve Clicquot

The Hôtel du Marc is a HOME. We like to think that ''Architects build houses. Human beings build homes''. The Hôtel du Marc is soulful, warm, inviting; a memorable place and experience.
Sabina Belli

The detail.
traditional elegance meets red  neon chandelier by Jugnet + Clairet.

the reflection.
that moulding. that floor. that sculpture. that wall color.
such simple elegance.
stunning.  like fine jewelry.
the experience.

Gosh wouldn't it be wonderful to be one of the first lucky guests to stay at the newly renovated Hotel Du Marc of Veuve Clicquot in Reims, France.  Well Costas over at Yatzer was and I'm a bit jealous!  All I have is a Veuve Clicquot pillow that an unnamed someone somehow managed to bring back from a party in New Zealand.  I guess this pillow, these amazing photos, and this interview with Sabina, the International Marketing Manager, and the first lady behind Bruno Moinard's incredible design will just take my breath away for now!  Until next time...when hopefully I'll be sipping on some champagne and experiencing this for myself! xx

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Perfectly Imperfected Elisa Nalin

For some reason tonight I cannot sleep.  I've been tossing and turning in bed for about 4  So I get up to maybe try sleeping on my half moon shaped sofa (the most comfortable thing in the world) and make a pit stop to check out some inspiring stuff on the internet and come across this amazing home of stylist and shoe designer Elisa Nalin over at The Selby!  I'm in love!  There's something about the view into an artist's home that is so inspiring to me.  I spend my days designing for others and I try to create something that's so perfect for each and every client.  But what is perfection?  Is it a perfectly organized closet with the exact accessories needed, is it the perfect refrigerator built in completely flush and plumb and so concealed you don't know it's there, does the lamp work perfectly with the accessory for that side table. There are times when we worry so much about perfection we forget who we are.  Do I work perfectly in this space, my imperfections and all.  Does it speak my story and my language?  Elisa's story is pure and perfect!  Love. Love. Love.
this would make me smile daily.
I'm no shoe designer and my shoes are not designer, but this is an amazing idea for shoes in my space.  I tried to get rid of shoes so I laid them all out on the floor they covered my entire bedroom floor...about 88 pairs and I'm sure it's grown since.  Every day I'm like I need to do something about my stinkin shoes.   So I put them back in the plastic container and shove them under my bed and have no idea what's even there. 
Oh and my closet this is a whole nother story.  About 3 feet wide and jam packed full.  I just need to clean this sucker out and throw stuff away.   I always wish I could just have a hanging rack with the perfect amount of perfectly colored clothes, but I know what's not going to happen.  Mine would look like this and i guess be perfectly imperfect.  
 I want this Snoopy!  She has the cutest toy collection EVER!
love the rug.
 Where can I find this vanity?!

I'm making this mobile!
The heart lamp and the hanging necklaces and the pile of magazines...gotcha!
Last chance to make sure you look "perfect" before you step out for your day...
And step into this damn sexy vroom vroom. 


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Outdoor Living

 As long as there is an outdoor shower...I'm good for days! Love this space.

image source erin ever after

Draw The Line Somewhere.

I've been thinking a lot about this lately...where do you draw that line.  Well, I think Debbie Smyth has got it figured out, so maybe I should call her and ask for some advice!  Get out your hammers, nails, and thread ready. She has developed a "visually stunning technique to create playful but sophisticated artworks using a networks of threads stretched between plotted pins."  I want one of these installations on my walls...NOW!  Debbie I need your advice and your art :-) 

So incredible!

This grizzly bear guy...he's my favorite!
Thanks for sharing Inside Out!

Christian Lacroix Illustrates

Wow! Thanks Camilla Morton for asking Christian Lacroix to illustrate your take on Sleeping Beauty.  I'm obssessing over this now!  I'm dying to check out the entire Fashion Fairytale Memoir Series.  Each book is illustrated by the designers themselves, "these tales illuminate each iconic individual's creative magic while celebrating his unique life and career."  Cheers.

"How did your love for fairy tales influence your career path?
I was brought up on a diet of Vera Southgate's Ladybird book series of Well-Loved Fairytales, and I always wanted to work in a world that created dreams and “happily ever afters.” I started going to couture shows [while I was still at school], and the escapism, beauty and fantasy of the collections pulled like a magnet—it was like a real life Disney extravaganza, and I had to be there to witness it. -Lacroix"

via Nowness

Friday, January 7, 2011

I Wish I Was A Parisian Lady

After discovering this photography series I am a Parisian Lady by Baudouin...yeah I think I want to be a Parisian Lady, a bit challenging I know, but all things are possible.  I am in love with this series that captures wonderful ladies in the middle of their day doing their typical thing.  There is so much personality and such amazing stories captured in each of these images and spaces!

These are some of the most inspiring studio live/work places I have seen.