Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Royal Wedding!

Heading out to Buckingham Palace hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal Wedding Parade!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Super Market

While in Istanbul I discovered one of the best designed restaurants called Supermarket. The design is over the top, Schrager on steroids, but for a restaurant it makes for a fun and fabulous evening. Located in the equally swanky Sofa Hotel, Super Market sells a great scene as well a varied and delicious menu. With a combination of rococo and hipster elements this place has something for everyone. The supermarket theme is carried out to the extreme with grocery carts and lots of grocery staples displayed throughout the luxury setting. The cool cocktails are served either with a mardi gras mask or inside a Converse hi-top! After touring ancient palaces and mosques all day, the modern design of Supermarket is a welcome change!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Istanbul Door Design

I just got back from Istanbul and got to experience some of the gorgeous copper and stone work from the ancient world. The Turks really knew how to create a great first impression using intricate designs on their doors and entrances. More posts on Turkish design to come but today I will be scoping out my spot on the parade route for the Royal Wedding on Friday!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Parking Lot Design

I love the shopping center The Camp and even better is their design friendly parking lot with great words written at each parking spot. So clever and creative!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Celebrate the Earth in Style

Green furniture created with the environment in mind has come a long way over the last few years and is now very stylish. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite earth friendly offerings available for the home
1) Rubie Green makes upholstery fabrics in really fun prints
2) Bring in an edible herb garden to the kitchen like this one from Jayson Home and Garden
3) Stark Paint comes in a palette of gorgeously curated colors that have zero VOC's, favorite colors include Nebulus, Truffle, and Boudoir

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earthly Materials

With Earth Day tomorrow, I thought that I would share some of my favorite earth friendly materials for the home.

Reclaimed Lumber is one of my favorite materials of the moment and makes for the perfect dining table with its rustic qualities, this material looks better with age and a few scratches don't hurt.
Inject some real green into your home with plants such as this garden moss that is low maintenance and won't grow out of control.

Recycled Glass is one of my favorite materials for light fixtures and casual glassware for the kitchen. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Setting the Scene

I love this Spring table set with zinc plates and lovely linens from Emersonmade.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Drop Space

Just photographed a couple of fun drop spaces which happen to be one of the most used areas in a busy home.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Decor8 Book Signing

I was lucky enough to attend a book signing for Holly Becker's new book Decorate at Liberty of London last night.
Holly, Leslie Shewring of A Creative Mint, and London stylist Sania Pell also put on a tabletop styling demo using some of the most amazing Liberty fabrics blending shades of gray with neon. I also love the mixture of vintage silverware for the place settings.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Outdoor Dining Weather

As the weather warms up it is time to think about outdoor entertaining. I finally had some time to photograph the outdoor dining and kitchen area from my latest project. The recycled glass lighting here makes a turns this space into an outdoor room and the candle light gives the space the intimate dinner party feel.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2 of my favorite things

I adore macarons and scented candles for the home and now Voluspa has combined the two into a candle! The scent could be sickeningly sweet but the idea is adorable.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bask in London

I had the privilege of writing a travel article on London's East End for Bask Magazine's Spring issue.
Here is a link to the article and all of my favorite spots in London!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Spring Weekend

Back to blogging after an extended Spring break and so much to write about...
This image just feels like a Spring afternoon, and hopefully the April showers in SoCal will bring beautiful May flowers.


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