Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TREND: LOTS OF BRASS

With its rich gleam and sculptural weight, this metal is experiencing a resurgence. With so many designers looking to the '70s, it's inevitable that brass and bronze will show up more and more!
Read more: Brass Material Trends - Design Trends 2013


I recently had a local antique dealer tell me the Howard's Brass Polish is the best polish if you want to restore your brass finds to their original shine!


Buy it here

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eastern Flair



“On the mantel sits a trio of Moroccan lanterns from Toronto store L’Atelier. The silk curtains framing the window are by JAB.” - Vogue Sophie Young's Toronto Lake Home
Photographed by Jeremy Allen

Casa Blanca

Bruno Frisoni’s retreat in the bustling port city of Tangier is as eclectic and inventively chic

Syrian-inspired bands of black and pale-gray marble in the master bathroom, which features a sunken plunge-pool bath.

Klismos chairs, made to order in France, surround a Van der Straeten table in the living room.
Photographed by Fran├žois Halard

Marie Christopher signature lighting fixture:


Matching Mirrors

My current obsession: mirrors over nightstands. I love the way it expands a room. What do you think?
Photo by: Manny Rodriguez
traditional home



New Look for an Unexpected Retailer...JCP!


When was the last time you stepped foot into a JCPenny? I honestly cannot remember when I have been, but what I remember was a dark and dingy department store! Well, now the store is filled with great designs from Jonathan Adler, Nicole Miller, Joe Fresh, Pantone and more. Here is a little glimpse from recent visit to the store.

Bubble Bath Display:




$78










Happy Chic Colors:



stylish canisters:


 Bedding Display:


Great deals:


Stylish Ring Pulls:


Oversized wood chandeliers in the MNG by Mango section:






Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Necklace Lovin

I have found my new favorite shop: MapletonDrive on Etsy! Here are a few of her statement necklaces that I am drooling over. I honestly can't pick a favorite out of the three below. Which one would you choose?


Long white tassel necklace with white onyx beads, coral and Brass beads




Monday, June 24, 2013

Toile

I love this modern use of a Toile wallpaper:
Manuel Canovas 'Bengale" pink and orange Toile



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Inspiration for a Classic French Kitchen





Lamp Shades

Today I am on the hunt for really great lamp shades. It amazes me that they are so hard to find locally, or when you find a really great one you realize it had the wrong fitting...hu hum, TARGET!

So, here are a few great shades with spider fittings:










Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Boho

I am obsessing over all of the colors in this bohemian bedroom:


and the amazing print in this living space:



Coral Arrangement

Love the oversized coral arrangement!

Glam Brass Trunk...

a must have! Find it here: vintage brass cube trunk