Crystal Chandeliers That Make the Room

Sunday, February 26, 2017

We all know what the right chandelier can do for a room, especially when it's a crystal one I think.  This is the photo I took at the restoration Hardware store the other day. I love the way the girls are looking up in wonder at that magnificent light. It's exactly how I feel, too!

Here are some other favorites....

50 Favorites for Friday: Dining Rooms

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I think this is the most comprehensive and interesting collection of dining rooms I have seen maybe ever (originally published here). Enjoy, and I hope you all have a great weekend!

The Most Beautiful Store in Boston

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Today I took my daughter and her bestie to Boston for an appointment I had, and then we shopped a little bit on one of the best streets in New England, in my opinion - Newbury Street. It always reminds me of what Holly Golightly said in Breakfast at Tiffany's, where nothing can go wrong there because it is such a lovely place. Newbury Street is my Tiffany's (and has a Tiffany's as a matter of fact). My favorite store in Boston is on this street - the Restoration Hardware flagship store. Locals will know it is in the old Louis Boston building and is four floors of design heaven.

This is a really long post because I couldn't bear to cut any of the images. My favorite part is how the girls, age 12 and 13, reverted into little kids.... you'll see....

Rooms with Blooms (Part 2)

I did a post on rooms with florals last week, and wanted to show you part 2 here. These are all from a personal on Pinterest that I follows - here is the board. 

Design Icon: Summer Thornton (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I love love love the the work of Summer Thornton (here). That room above is one of my all time favorites. Isn't it gorgeous? Here are some of her other designs (although you can tell by the post title that I have more to show you):

You Have Never Seen Anything Like This

Monday, February 20, 2017

Summer Thornton designed this space (here). I'll tell you at the end what kind of space it is. Hint: It's commercial.

A Naples Dream Home Full Of Light and Color

Friday, February 17, 2017

It's school vacation week here, so I am super bury with the kids, but wanted to show you this house is in Naples, designed by Summer Thornton (here).  I really love the blue, green, and coral color palette;

50 Favorites for Friday: Think Pink

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I forgot to tell you guys that I dyed my hair pink recently. Seriously. I love pink that much.


It's a temporary dye that washed out eventually, but I've been maintaining the heck out of it because I kind of love it. It's a fun change anyway.

So, in keeping with my being the girliest girl ever, I thought I'd do another all pink 50 Favorites. Here they are.... enjoy!

THIS is How To Do A Black and White Home

The Design Company in Toronto designed this home, to perfection I might add. I think this is the best example of an almost all black and white home I have seen. I hope you enjoy!

25 Favorite One Kings Lane Home Makeovers

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I think the designers at One Kings Lane are exceptionally talented. I so want to be one of the celebrities whose home they make over from top to bottom. I have no idea whether the recipients pay for the product, but I kind of assume they pay a reduced amount, don't you think? If it's free I don't want to know because I'll be so jealous. 

Here are my top 25 favorites:

What I Love Wednesday: Artist Elise Morris

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Elise Morris is my favorite artist right now, hands down. You can view Morris' website here and her instagram here. I promise it's worth the visit.

Here is a little about her, from her website:

Elise Morris is a working artist exploring nature’s point of view, particularly fleeting moments of growth and change.  Finding beauty in the unexpected, she works from a deep desire to learn her natural surroundings.  Elise begins each piece with a simple line drawing, and adds layers and layers of translucent paint.  The resulting paintings and drawings explore concepts of nature, at the edge of abstraction. 
Elise received a B.A. in painting and printmaking at U.C. Santa Cruz in 1997, and is the recipient of the Hyde and Benteen Irwin Scholarship for excellence and promise in the visual arts.  She lived in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps Volunteer from1998 until 2000.  In 2005, she received a Master of Fine Arts from the JFK University Arts & Consciousness program in Berkeley, CA.  She has exhibited extensively, and has work in corporate and individual collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. Elise currently lives and works in Northern California.
She uses all colors really but I am drawn to the vibrant pinks and blues. That being said, here are some of my favorites....

Blakes London Favorites

Monday, February 13, 2017

I showed you some of Blakes London last week - the Notting Hill project that is one of my favorites of all time (here). Here are some more projects that I love.... 

Going Green (and Glam)

I have always loved this Koket image, above. Here are several more gorgeously green rooms that fit right in with the the color of the year (Greenery). Tell me, are any of you tempted to add some green this year?

Scandinavian and Modern Glam in Soho

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This is a hotel in Soho called 11 Howard that I love. The modern vibe and the color scheme in the public areas contrasted with the Scandinavian design elements in the bedrooms is perfect:

Carol Glasser Interiors

Friday, February 10, 2017

Carol Glasser is a designer in Houston that I really like. She's very versatile - everything from Scandinavian to Georgian. What do you all think - do you love her work too? Happy weekend everyone!