Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fur Blankets are Sexy

For those looking to bring sexy to your bedroom it seems you only need fur to get the point across.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Painted Fireplaces

I'm trying to persuade Hubs into painting our fireplace the same color as our walls.
I can tell he struggles with the idea.

I tell him our fireplace isn't so special.  
Unless you have some marble intricate monstrosity that demands attention,
why would you want the main focal point of your room be something 
you didn't purposefully arrange?

I love how painting the fireplace pushes everything around it to the forefront.

Here are some examples that show why I love painted fireplaces,
mainly for Hubs.
Just because it's not the first thing you see doesn't mean it isn't seen.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

That Shit's Cray

In 1997 I met Hubs while working here.
He was my boss, he hired me.

Three girls later...everyday's Crazytown...I'm so lucky.
And no this isn't my house.

 Friday night was date night and we had so much fun together.

It was like back in the day...listening to music...talking...dreaming of futures
{now not ours but theirs}
and bouncing ideas off one another with all the new changes in our house 
since New York.

And alls we did was dinner and shop for furniture. 
And it was still the best.
15 years.

Crate and Barrel outlet
you are the wind beneath my wings.

Speaking of cray,
I snapped this picture from my car while driving last week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kelly Wearstler

Last night I was at a party
talking to an Amy C. about our mutual love for Kelly Wearstler.
I was trying to explain to her very ineloquently
{summer brew!}
the images I'd seen in Elle Decor of a Washington home she designed.

This is for you Amy.


 sitting room



 dining room


 master bedroom

master bath

Monday, August 6, 2012

ABC Carpet and Home

While in NYC I stopped in ABC Carpet and Home.

Apparently Betsey Johnson had the same idea as me.
I may or may not have followed her up a few floors...I depends who you ask.
If you ask her she'll say yes I did.
I took this pic on the DL.

This chair was five grand.
No joke.

The place really had everything.



The morning of my flight home
I picked up coffee at LaGuardia figuring it would taste like shit but at least be something.
This pressed coffee in a to-go plastic lid and cup was incredible.
It was almost as good as at home.
God bless NYC.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Abigail Ahern Is Lovely

Abigail Ahern was such an inspiration.
Her masterclass was a feast of knowledge about all things interior.
She broke the class down by rooms
talking devotedly of layering, playing with scale, thinking outside the box, and visual friction.

The second half of the day was advice
on choosing paint colors, mixing patterns, adding texture, finishing touches like rugs and lighting,
and creating a space that expresses who you are,
which as you see here 
is true of her London home.

It was a wonderful Saturday getting to know all types of interesting people.
I left the class with a buzz
{celebratory Prosecco toasts abound}
and a fresh confidence that the design world is where I want to be.

The group ate lunch with Abigail at The Breslin inside The Ace Hotel.