Friday, May 21, 2010

Home to Self

As you know, I have professed my love for the Ralph Lauren "La Plage" collection.  That being said; I've decided to take my favorite inspiration picture from the collection and turn it into a real life outfit.  interior design meets fashion (my favorittteee).  so here it goes

I love the stripe pattern paired with the floral pattern and I can't help but thinking it would make a fabulous outfit!

I was invited to join this great site named Look Ville!  I think it is a fabulous idea where anyone can post pictures up of an outfit and receive feedback!  I always said if i wasn't in interior design I would LOVE to be a stylist so this is my chance!  I will be posting some fun outfits up later on.  side note:  what a great way to test out a potential date outfit!  you can confidently go out to a wedding, date, interview, etc and know your outfit is to die for!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Prints

There is a fabulous website Hammocks and High Tea with linens and other fun things in bold colorful prints!


Chevron drawer liner

Maya Tea Towel

Ikat Chevron Placemats




Friday, May 14, 2010

Declutter Dilemma!

I, as I am sure many other persons, hoard magazines like it's my job.  I just can't seem to part with them no matter how old of an issue it may be.  When I moved from Connecticut to California I was actually forbidden to bring my boxes marked "magazines."  My stepfather could not see the sense in carting old magazines 3,000 miles across the country.  

I meticuulously went through and tore out all my earmarked pages and put them in a binder, however, my collection is quickly gaining size once more.  My book case looks cluttered and I have random stacks on night stands and coffee tables!  here is my quick solution to de-clutter my space

BASKETS!!!! they can function like little cubby holes: stylish, afforadable, and you can place them anywhere!  The bookcase, under the bed, a corner, shelves!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Lately I've been really loving homes using salvaged wood throughtout,  whether it be an old door used as a dining room table or doors used as wall panels! I think it adds character and history to a room!  the pictures below are from an article in Elle Decor were Botbol, who oversees the women’s collections at Polo Ralph Lauren, his partner, Arthur Krystofiak, an entrepreneur in hospitality and real estate.  They were interested only in “restoration and preservation,” Botbol says. and came up with the idea for "a kind of neo-Gothic barn with a modernist twist.”

The dining room walls are doors salvaged from an old ship and they then added vertical windows and skylights to the main room

 The staircase in the den is a sculputral modern version of a staircase because they would not find an antique.  the modern staircase is a great contrast to the casually displayed artwork, persian rug and salvaged wood. The barn had been moved in the 1860s from a nearby farm, and then, around 1910, the crisscross windows, salvaged from an old church were added.

Salvaged wood staircase by artisan Timothy Johnson

Finally, I found this great site based out of my very own San Diego named Sea Junk that specializes in authentic old ship relics from around the world at Maidhof Bros. Shipware. 
*get inspired*

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Unleash Your Inner Designer!

I stumbled upon this fabulous website named Spoonflower.  You can design and print your own fabric right on the Spoonflower website.  here are some perks:

custom printed fabric

  • No minimum order
  • $18-$32 per yard
    $5 swatches
  • Premium natural fabrics
  • Eco-friendly textile printing
  • International shipping
  • Weekly fabric design
The Spoonflower marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world. The site has appeared in the New York Times, Associated Press, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Make, CRAFT, ApartmentTherapy, Photojojo, and many other terrific publications

The site allows you to upload your own design, pictures, anything you want!  They also supply a photo editor so you can rotate, repeat or alter your design.  how cool?!?  below are some submissions people have made:


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Modern Chic Home Pillow Giveaway....!!!

Modern Chic Home Pillow Giveaway....!!!

Haute Home

I'm sure everyone has heard of One Kings Lane, and 1stdibs, welll......one of my favorite websites, HauteLook has an amazing home section.  Each day, HauteLook partners with premium fashion and lifestyle brands to create private, upscale sale events at savings of up to 75% off retail prices. Best of all: HauteLook is free to join!

here are some great finds from this week:

Statements by J Posh Large Coffee Table 35" W
$139.00 (originally $399.00 65% Off)

$199.00 $499.00 60% Off

Cozy Down Romance Comforter Queen
$1,342.50 $2,685.00 50% Off

and here are some upcoming events: