28 January 2010

Shelf Life...

Suzanne Kasler

MMR Interiors

via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

via the late great Domino Magazine

via Masion de Verve

Source Unknown

Shelves are such an important part of decorating. I am always very up-front about the necessary cost of accessorizing and lighting from the beginning of a project. In a perfect world all shelves would be filled with books that have been personally picked out or gifted to the client along with items that each hold their own special meanings showcased in shelves that take years to curate. The point would be to fill your shelves with items that make you smile each time you walked by and something special caught your eye.

Happy weekend wishes to everyone - it is going to be a cold one here. I may stay in and work on perfecting my shelves!

23 January 2010

A Little Weekend Outing...

Fine Oxford White Shirt from Vivre; Found Alpaca Fur Traveler's Vest from Shopbird; Over Dyed Indigo Jamie Jeans from Topshop; Christian Louboutin Pique 140 Sandals from Net-a-Porter; Mulberry Alexa Small Satchel from LuisaViaRoma; Missono Embellished Multi-Chain Embellished Necklace from Net-a-Porter; Aviator Large Metal II RB3026 Ray Ban Sunglasses from Ray-Ban; Pippa Small 18-Karat Gold Green Tourmaline Ring from Net-a-Porter; Vintage Cartier Ladies Tank 18ct Gold Strap Watch from Asos

20 January 2010

The Unhealthy Truth...

I heard a fabulous lecture by Robyn O'Brien last night at the charming independent Brazos Bookstore in Houston. Her book, The Unhealthy Truth, is next on my reading list. She has some haunting statistics about the food America consumes and what we can do to make a difference in ensuring the safety of our food supply for the future.

19 January 2010

Cleaning it Up...

Hooked on Houses via Shelter

Rachel Zoe's closet

Jenna Lyon's of J.Crew

Mariah Carey's closet

Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti of Vivre
via Mimi and Meg


via House and Garden Magazine

Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti's closet via Mimi and Meg

via Alkemie

Something about January always gives me the ammunition to organize. I am not a strong believer in New Year's resolutions, but I think the fact that Spring is right around the corner always makes me want to lighten my load and make sure everything is in its place. A little closet clean-up does everybody some good! I hope you enjoy the fabulous images. Happy weekend everyone!

13 January 2010

If You Can't Take the Heat...

Elle Decor

Laura S Mitchell Interior Design

Ina Garten via House Beautiful

The Holiday

{ritzy bee blog}

Mariette Himes Gomez - The first designer I worked for in New York City and an incredibly talented mentor!

William Hefner

Baden and Baden

Michael Smith Inc via Elements of Style

ABCD Design

And being the sweet tooth that I am, I would make and eat this in these kitchens every day!!! Looks DELISH!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend - hopefully cooking up something good!

08 January 2010

Please Come In...

Windsor Smith via House Beautiful

Steven Gambrel

D.KArchitects via A Life More Fabulous

The City Sage

Laura S Mitchell Interior Design

Ashley Whittaker Design

Laura S Mitchell Interior Design

House Beautiful

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I know I would be happy to be greeted by any of these entry ways - especially coming in from out of the cold...Stay warm!!!

01 January 2010

A Good Starting Point...

A new year - a new blog.

I have admired so many wonderful blogs and with a little nudging from my more tech-savvy little sister Emily, I have finally committed to "taking the plunge." I have been considering it for quite some time now and figured the new year would be a sensible time to begin my project.

Being driven by my passion for design I want to be able to share beautiful images and ideas with those who may come across my posts. Often I find it inspiring and relaxing to be able to look at all the visual content on different blogs.

I am very excited to begin this project and I hope that everyone finds as much enjoyment from my posts as I have found from other's.

Being a blog novice, I am certain that I do not have all of the credits for the images I will be posting, but I will do my best to give credit where credit is due.

Cheers to a fantastic new year! I'm going to give this a whirl. Here goes...Enjoy!