Thursday, May 20, 2010

Inspiration really can come from anywhere...


As a designer I believe that it is important to keep your eyes open at all times for inspiration can pop up at anytime and from anything. However I really never imagined I would find it in a men's shirt ad in the back of American Way, American Airlines' magazine.

I love the kaleidoscope of colors in this tie. It is so cool and graphic. I am seeing a textile collection coming out of this.

Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

If only...


Tomorrow is the start of another work week. If only I could have one more day to hang out in bed like this lucky bird, a designer from Nate Berkus' interior design firm (sorry, I tore out the picture before getting her name), in an equally glamourous bed.

There is so much about this shot that I love:

yellow upholstery fabric + mirrored edging + crisp white linens = divine

have a good start to the week...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

One Year Anniversary...

Today marks the one year anniversary of not my wedding anniversary, but my traveling expedition to Pieces in Atlanta, GA. I know it must seem rather silly that I remember the actual date, but if you are familiar with this store and its proprietor, Lee Kleinhelter, I am sure you understand.


The store is impeccably edited and visually impactful. Ms. Kleinhelter takes pieces of furniture that could have been easily overlooked at a tag sale or something of the like, and transforms them into stunning pieces, hence the store's name, that are hard to pass up.

If you are ever in the city of Atlanta, you must stop by the store for you will be equally impressed. However, if you do not see yourself getting there anytime soon, check out her site, www.piecesinc.com, which will give you a good idea of Ms. Kleinhelter's amazing sense of design.

If only I could go back and visit today or even soon. I guess I need to plan my next trip...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Back Painted Glass Walls....


The other week Little Green Notebook posted about mirrored walls, which I think if done right can look really glamourous. It can give a space a bit dazzle while also enlarging the space. The pictures posted were spot on.

I saw a thread between mirrored walls and back painted glass walls. You get the color and you get the shine. Above is a picture of a bather that Diamond Baratta designed which I tore out of a magazine ages ago. Elle Decor? House Beautiful? I have no idea anymore. This bathroom is grand in size and feels clean, fresh and glamourous all at the same time. When A. and I finally own a home I hope to somehow apply this look to a bathroom or powder room.

A.: FYI...see above...