Tuesday, January 31, 2012

spring is in the air?

It may still be winter but today my rubber flats felt almost appropriate as there was the sweet  smell of spring in the air. The warm breezes left me daydreaming about fresh spring palettes...
 (via jose villa and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles)
(via reverie, unknown and carter and cook)

Today, I'm loving

Today, I am loving this interior with the extra-long Casa Milano white linen sofa. It is actually the Parisian living room of famous and highly talented designer Paola Navone. Can you imagine sitting in a sofa like this? I think the hardest part would be getting out of it, wouldn't you agree?


An Artful Home

One of my personal pet peeves is when people refer to a 'house' as a 'home' (are you listening to me, house-hunters?). There is a time and a place for both words but often, home is overused. The main difference is that 'home' is a feeling while house is a physical place or object. When talking about design, I always refer to a 'house'. That aside, one of the ways to turn a house into a home is through personalization; In this case, the use of a metal work artist to turn functional bars into pieces of art, giving the house an artful character. This isn't something you see everyday and the homeowner obviously put a lot of thought and expense into this detail. Located in the garden is this lovely old concrete bench covered in lichens -another artful addition. What have you done with your own house to make it your home?

Monday, January 30, 2012

best of last week.

A little late, but since I was out-of-town, I thought I'd still share some goodies from last week. I had a lovely time back home in southern California with the family. I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for a brand new week ahead. (embroidery art above by Jazmin Berakha)

Rude Messaged Diet Cookies

Need some help dieting? These rude messages might make you think twice before you grab one!
Order your cookies here.


Sorry I'm Such an Asshole Balloons

Messed up big time? Say you're sorry with this quite appropriate bouquet of balloons!


Nom Nom Nom Pillow

Nom Nom Nom!!!
Buy it here.


Not Sent From My iPhone

Funny Valentine Card. Take a break from your technological devices!
(Not sent from my Blackberry, iPad, Android also available)

Get it here.


Bottle Cap Coasters

Cute twist! Get them here.


At home with Muriel

As you know, I just got back from my trip to Paris. I brought back lots of pics and new crushes, but unfortunately, I also brought back with me a nasty little flu bug that kept me in bed almost all weekend :-(
So while I recover from my French cold, here is a lovely Parisian interior I discovered through Marion Alberge, a French stylist I truly admire....

Muriel lives in Porte de St Ouen, Paris. She remodeled an old apartment into a light filled open space loft. Walls have been painted white, oak floors sanded, color accents added throughout the flat. What a lovely and welcoming interior!

{Photos Cyrille Robin - Styled by Marion Alberge and Muriel Cibot}

Raji's 2 Tastemaker Tag Sales

You probably have heard me speak of my friend Raji before, the talented DC based designer who did my favorite room at the Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Now we all have the opportunity to have a piece of her fabulous style through her 2 One King's Lane tag sales!

One of my favorite items up for grabs is this Grand Tour Style Candlestick -you'll have to beat me to it! Sales start January 31 at 9pm EST/6pm PST.

See the preview for furniture, lighting, textiles, and art HERE
See the preview for vintage accessories and tabletop HERE

New Week Pledge!

playing it cool

A few lovely moments of calm before the week starts, compliments of these cool neutral touched interiors...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

fashioning interiors {glam sophistication}

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I adore this interior shot -- the sepia tone of the map, the perfect chandelier and the eye catching aqua and gold of the chairs. It is glamorous and perfectly sophisticated all at the same time!
(via bagdley mischka and lonny)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Music shimmer

Love this song today....

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over 

Secret Garden

I've always loved secret gardens. You know the type: surrounded by high walls allowing only glimpses of whats inside by a stray vine over the top, neatly clipped hedges peeping over or stately trees rising above.Even in winter they keep you guessing as to what's inside their private oasis. File this one under dream house features -those beautiful urns don't hurt this wall in Kalorama either.

Friday, January 27, 2012


 DIY,Source: Weekday Carnival

 DIY, Source: Urban Outfitters

Beautiful things, Source: Anna Lenas Hem

 Wallpaper: Ferm Living

Geometric wire, Source: Bend 

Geometric shapes are hot, this is just some of the things I like, have fun .....


Hey there! I am back - but tired, jet-lagged and still unpacking. I am glad this is weekend time... I will be able to catch up on sleep and family time. I will see you back here on Monday, fresh and ready! Have a fantastic weekend my dear! Xo, Si-


Thursday, January 26, 2012