April 9, 2010
I just love a little unexpected pop of color, don’t you?
January 4, 2010
Just browsing through some of my favorite designers’ portfolios and came across this home, designed by Windsor Smith. It’s just so lovely, I had to share.
She uses lots of different elements in this little bungalow: jute, bamboo, and (what appears to be) velvet. But honestly, she could’ve stopped with the pendant lighting and nailhead trim…I still would’ve loved it.
December 16, 2009
Linus: (after Linus and Charlie Brown discover the little tree) Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?
Charlie Brown : This little green one here seems to need a home.
Linus: I don’t know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn’t seem to fit the modern spirit.
I don’t care. We’ll decorate it and it’ll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.
– A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
October 1, 2009
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Though this should be a year-round concern, it’s nice that they officially have one month dedicated to it. To show my support, Design*Champagne style, here are some rooms that are pretty in pink:
September 29, 2009
August 28, 2009
Some of my favorite interior shots floating around blogland:
Which is your favorite?
August 26, 2009
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is grab a coffee, curl up on the couch, and dive into the September fashion issues. It’s just a simple indulgence for me. The photography is so inspiring, and with each turn of the page I feel whisked away to a world of shameless beauty.
One of my favorite stories appeared in Vogue. The model? Juicy Couture co-creative director, Gela Nash-Taylor’s romantic English countryside manor.
Left: The Jacobean drawing room, with its Queen Anne chairs and Chippendale sofa, is fit for royalty. The curtains are in Robert Kime for Chelsea Textiles “Hardwick” embroidered cloth.
Right: The antique fabric at the windows, antique toile on a Victorian slipper chair, and an 18th-century mirror on the mantel make Gela’s daughter’s bedroom perfect for a princess.
In the Chinoiserie Suite, de Gournay wallpaper and a Victorian four-poster bed with custom hangings.
The chandelier is like icing on this decadent bath.
Left: An 18th-century needlework sofa against a 17th-century French bargello work in the Medieval Suite.
Right: A 19th-century Sicilian chandelier and a harlequin set of Régence bergères in the loggia.
Seriously, these photographs are like chocolate for the eyes…dark chocolate.