Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Charming Little Treasure..

There aren't many places that make me go ouiiiii - but this place did. When you walk inside you are immediately taken into a place where everything from your mother's closet meets everything from restoration hardware. It's just as if old meets new and everything in between. You are immediately overwhelmed by the vintage candy colored objects de art and all the small things. I had the great pleasure of directing a photo shoot there and I cannot wait to share all the photos with you. It was amazing and it doesn't help that the owners are equally as amazing! Without holding out any longer, this place I speak of is called Recollection Vintage and it is fabulous! See for yourself.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

And We're Back...

To our normal programming! There is still so much happening in this little world and we also decided to move work studio and office studio as well over the past weekend so it was really tough. I think I hurt in places I didn't even know existed. But touché, we are back and ready to for all the amazing things that will unwrap themselves! So, please stay tuned. We are doing a little revamping and we plan to keep you up to date with all the great details!

until next time...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coastal Chic Inspiration

We received a reader request yesterday for sailor chic stationery and we are brimming with excitement about the new collection we will create - "The Karina Collection". We decided to pull a few inspirations of coastal chic interiors and things! Happy Wednesday everyone - these photos makes me want to go on a beach vacation!

until next time...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Surrounded by Knowledge

As I prepare to move into a new space, all I seem to be focused on are books! There is something spectacular about knowledge, reading, learning and books and it is all very exciting to me at this moment. While I must admit I have three unfinished books open, I am very optimistic that I will finish them and start a few more soon. In the meantime, take a look these inspirations for an office filled with books!

until next time...

Friday, May 18, 2012

This Weekend: What's Happening!

So, it's been a busy, crazy week this week. I felt like I have accomplished a month in one week. With many upcoming client meetings and behind the scenes work as I build a team, I am really excited. So, as a treat this weekend, I will choose one day to sit back, relax and have a large bowl of pistachio gelato - my favorite! Yummy... Any great plans this weekend?

enjoy the weekend and I'll see you next week....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Great Debate: Food

Last night I was out having a celebratory dinner with friends and the conversation shifted to how we all enjoyed great food. We all laughed because we agreed that food is certainly one of our favorite past-times, especially in Houston where there is no shortage of great restaurants and new things to try. Well, this sparked a little debate among us, "whether we would consider ourselves foodies and ultimately, what would the French think." After much conversation we agreed that we all loved food but not enough to officially consider ourselves foodies. And then, I had to agree to this poster! Happy Thursday everyone!

until next time....

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Arm Candy and All Sorts of Baubles

So, lately (or not so lately) I've noticed that there are loads of baubles on the arms of friends. And I must say that I have tried it too. I somehow can't seem to get myself to adding on an entire wrist full but at least I have the essentials. But nonetheless, I am loving the look at there are always so many bracelets to choose from.

until next time..

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Life Changes And All

So, there has been many changes - all good when placed into perspective - happening with moi lately! All of which I am very excited to share with you soon. And one  of my very close confidant (MP) says to me yesterday, "start each day like it's your birthday." My instant reaction was, "what? I don't even really celebrate my birthday, I haven't since I was in my twenties." Well, the point of the message still rings true, it doesn't matter which day it is or what's happening, if you shape your outlook, you will essentially shape your life and your destiny. And while the optimist in me sees the glass half full, sometimes I forget to stop and tell myself that "today is your birthday, because every new day you get, should be celebrated and lived with intention." So, thank you SN, SB, HH, SL, RC, KA, BH, LP, BM, and RL - you all have given me reason to smile and to think of everyday like my birthday! Now, let's go eat cake or better yet, "Let em eat cake"!

until next time...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's a Neon Sort of A Day!

Tis the season to enjoy life and all the the bright colors abound. Loving the look, the feel and those chairs. Actually, still very much in a chair sort of a mood and hopefully you guys are hanging in there! Love the art wall inspiration made from magazine covers - pretty cool stuff! Here's to a bright and colorful day!

until next time...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


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Monday, May 07, 2012

It's Just Quite This Simple!

Have a great Monday! And remember, it really is this simple!

until next time...

Friday, May 04, 2012

Have A Great....

Weekend Everyone! Do something fun. Stop and smell the roses. Try something new. See you in a few...

until next time....

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Put A Bird On It!

You guys may be familiar with the series Portlandia and the infamous five words: “Put a bird on it” - very apropos for this post. Even more, just in time for spring we see feathered flocks alighting on home furnishings and fabrics alike.

La Volière table lamp by Mathieu Challières from the Conran Shop;

Ottoman by Design Legacy by Kelly O'Neal

Aunt Kitty pendant by Stray Dog Designs;

                           Cockatoos and Finch pillow covers by John Robshaw Textiles;

until next time....

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

It's the Small Things that Make the Difference

Ever so often while searching around, you find great inspiration - the fact is that inspiration comes in many shapes and forms and sometimes in the most unusual places. While checking out Pinhole Press, an online boutique for photo gifts, I realized that they have great wedding collections that are full of amazing invitations, save the dates, wedding shower sets, wedding gifts and other lovely paper goods. Their collections can only be described as simply beautiful! And, confirms my belief that it's the small things and little details that make the difference for a wedding.

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