Monday, December 26, 2011

and then there is the day after Christmas...

The day labelled "boxing day" where I'm from. I love the day after Christmas; the day I get to eat lots of leftovers, watch movies, read a book or two and maybe hit the mall - if I dare! I hope everyone is having a family-filled, amazing holiday and getting prepped for the new year and new ideas! I came across these photo shots from onestowatch and loved them! Wishing my holiday tables were this hot!!!

until next time.....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Holiday Decoration Gone Awry!

So, I have finally decided that with only four days left, I will not be getting a tree - I will be doing a few non-traditional things. Yes, yes, I know - that's not in holiday cheer but I think it's perfectly fine. I received this gorgeous ornament from a friend and I will use it, it's a must. I'm going for simplicity and less to take down come January. Hope you guys are having a magnificent holiday season!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nacho Aguayo Spring 2012 Campaign

I know, it's not even Christmas yet but I had to go there, I had to pull this Spring collection. Actually, around these parts of Texas we don't really know what winter looks like, since it's still 80 degrees over here. And in the spirit of still feeling Spring, I wanted these pieces. I love the structured lines - very Jackie O, with all the color. The line, called "Spanish Allure" gives us the a new face Paula Folch, who fronts the spring 2012 campaign from the Madrid based label, Nacho Aguayo. The Spanish designer offers a selection of colorful prints for the new season with ladylike hemlines and silhouettes.

Photos by FGSunsetSTUDIO

Monday, December 19, 2011

To Tree or Not to Tree?

So this may very well be past the date for which this question makes any sense. With only seven (7) days left before Christmas, I am still considering whether to tree or not to tree. That is - should I haul whatever left over tree there is at wherever you get a tree and get it inside, to then figure out what ornaments or decoration to use on it? Don't get me wrong, I very much love Christmas, it's one of the only holidays that has tremendous meaning, history and great sense of overwhelming"ness" for me. And with my "entire" family coming in to visit, it may just be fitting to have a tree. Or, it may be fitting to not have a tree because I will need any additional space I can spare to fit the family. By the way, here are a few trees that just me want "To Tree" Thoughts???

 until next time!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Perfectly Imperfect Home Gives Amazing Illustrations

In The Perfectly Imperfect Home, WSJ Editor-in-Chief (and former Domino chief) Deborah Needleman lends insight into creating just the right domestic tableaux. Virginia Johnson’s illustrations complement ideas like “Spots for Books, Drinks, & Feet” or “A Bit of Quirk.” And, i am also loving these illustrations - they are gorge!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Typography, Please!!

Since working on Koby and Kylie Co., I've realized how drawn I am to typography and vintage inspired designs. I've always had a thing for great design, stationery that's unique and colors. So naturally - I am loving these holiday cards.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thinking About New Diggs!

So it's getting around to that time. I am in the market for a new space and the most exciting part of this news is that I get to create a space that I truly love. I pulled these inspirations because I love the white coupled with bold colors, the print and amazing arm chairs. Love this!

via design house

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dress for the Holidays: Glitter and Glam!

Until Next time!!

Friday, December 09, 2011

A Stark Contrast and Fresh Outlook

For all the design affectionados out there, this is a Friday treat. Ashley Stark, Creative Director of Stark Fabrics found her dream NYC apartment and turned it into one fresh-looking pad. With hints of gold and pops of saturated color, this apartment is grown up and rad all at the same time. I am loving the pair of 18th-century Italian chairs that flank the Damien Hirst skull print and the Christopher Makos photo and Alex Katz painting rest that so nicely rest on the original mantel; and not to talk about the tufted velvet headboard. I have seriously developed a case of eye envy!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Herieth Paul by Max Abadian for Dress to Kill Winter

Herieth Paul takes a trip to the lower east side of Manhattan for the winter edition of Dress to Kill Magazine. Love!

Monday, December 05, 2011

V to the H to the M: What do you get?

Versace for H&M! Oh my goodness, I saw a few of these pieces at a fashion preview for Spring 2012 and they are gorgeous...I hear that Houston is slated for one of  these stores - the kind that has 2 within a 2 block radius in Soho, NYC - the kind that you find a great steal that no one can tell how much you really spent. Love H&M...and definitely love the look for the Versace line...

Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday's Thought Of The Day

“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.”
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

happy friday...enjoy the weekend! Until next time.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Vintage Inspired..

So, everyday you hear how much we are vintage inspired. I personally like to go to stores and find things that have a story or things that can be remade while still keeping its look and feel...

check out this video....

i love vintage....they love it too...

Kenyan and Grace collect things. They made this movie about them. Enjoy.

Director. Editor. GARY NADEAU
Cinematographer. JASON KOONTZ
Assistant Camera TIGHE KELLNER
Production Assistant. CHRISTIAN NADEAU

Music: If I Were a Carpenter - performed by SWEET TEA. End credits performed by Johnny & June.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Power Couple Rennovates: Meet Kevin + Lee Kleinhelter

Well known Atlanta boutique furnishings owner, Lee Kleinhelter and her husband Kevin makes working together as a power couple seem easy. Atlanta Homes + Lifestyles magazine takes us inside their Atlanta offices. simply gorgeous..and very inspiring!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Rewind!

I had a productive Thanksgiving weekend! I was busy working away and getting business things in order. I spent Thanksgiving day having dinner with an amazing family here in Houston. The "A's" are wonderful and very welcoming. The rest of the weekend was spent working on web development things and fun holiday designs for a few clients. And for the first time this weekend, we felt Mr. Winter. It was cold ----eekss. It almost felt like I was back in Michigan.Welcome Monday and enjoy the beginning of your week. Below is the table setting at dinner! my favorite are the brown napkins tied with twines!

Until Next Time!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Holiday! Hope You're Shopping!

Hello everyone! I am sure we are all recovering from the yummy Thanksgiving food yesterday. And, I am planning to walk it off today finding great deals. Just wanted to say, happy holidays, enjoy your long weekend and see you in a few days!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rent the Runway Features Cover Girls

Our favorite fashion mags reveal their covers this month and we are in love! Great pieces for the holiday.

Rooney Mara, Vogue November

With a December 21st movie release on the horizon, and an H&M Collection in the works, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has inspired a wave of fiercely feminine fashion. Mara Rooney embodies this hard-as-nails female persona with a wardrobe full of leather and spikes. Lace adds a feminine touch to the look and we love this bold Elie Tahari Gold Infused Sheath.

Jessica Biel, Elle December

Winter neutral done to perfection on Jessica Biel in a figure-hugging Donna Karan tank dress. Paired with smoky eyes and embellished jewels, we love Biel’s fashion forward confidence. Look sultry in this form fitting and seductive shade and try the Yigal Azrouel Saturn White Whirlwind Dress.

Charlize Theron, Vogue December

Charlize Theron emerges from the ocean in a wet silver Calvin Klein Collection dress, glittering in glam on the cover of Vogue December. Wear her cool style on dry land with this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Metallic Rain Dress.

Cheryl Cole, InStyle UK

Who says men are the only ones who can flaunt the sexy elegance of the tuxedo? Cheryl Cole radiates femininity in menswear inspired threads. Get out your white gloves and embrace this trend in theMoschino Cheap and Chic Tuxedo Dress for an instantly classic ensemble.

via RTR