Thursday, July 28, 2011

Heaven in Ocean City, MD

While on my little trip away, I couldn't resist picking up a few real estate books to see how the housing market is around here. Some of these houses are so gorgeous, with my favorite being the cedar siding, new england looking ones. Then I came across this "Grand Cottage" I'd be happy to move to and never leave again. (sorry for the grainy pics, it's Coldwell Banker's fault)

Prestigious home builders “personal” residence, like new condition, only 5 years old, beautiful interiors with many special finishes, gourmet kitchen, marble tops, floors, walnut floors, two brick fireplaces, sound system, geo thermal, generator, exquisite landscaping, irrigation, saltwater pool with cabana room, unbelievable views of the inland waterways and ocean city skyline,Seller will install boat dock for easy bay and ocean access for $130k. Quiet dead end street. 2 large screened porches, This is a one of a kind home.

Now if only I could come up with the $1,949,900... 
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Missoni for Target

Have you heard?? Missoni is doing a collaboration with Target and it's coming out September 13th!! I am so excited for this collab. I'm at the beach for a few days and finally getting to look through a stack of mags I've collected the past few weeks. Vogue gave me this amazing nugget of info. It featured Margherita's apartment and some of the items (which include over 400!!) that will be sold in Target. We're talkin clothes and housewares people. This is a line I may have to be there for at 8 am on the 13th...

These are all items from the line:
I love how she wallpapered that beam:
 Below are rugs and a bike I just might have to get since I do not own one. Who doesn't want a Missoni bike??
 Love those canisters:
Click here to see more sneak peek images from their shoot. The scarves I definitely will fight someone for...

UPDATE: I've been reading a few more articles on this and the Huffington Post had a fairly negative view of this. Be sure to read the comments on the article, too. What do you think?
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Friday, July 22, 2011

A Fashionable Interior

I was super inspired by this outfit and designed a quick little living room around her look:

Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hermes Orange

Lately, I've been having a love for Hermes Orange. Not just any old orange color. Hermes Orange.

This is my orange chair in my office that my grandmother gifted me. It's not exactly Hermes orange, but close enough. The velvety material has begun to wear off on your body from years of sun exposure in the house, but no one ever sits on it anyway. And if they do, I cross my fingers that when they get up, their ass is not orange.

Of course it would be awesome to have an actual Hermes Orange bag:

I own an orange Michael Kors version that fulfills this fantasy to a degree.

I'm very into these Tory Burch flats:

How about this orange pant trend? I'm just getting myself into the red pant idea, but orange? This girl makes it look flawless, but I don't know how comfortable I'd feel walking around my office with flaming orange pants...

P.S. I went out to water my garden this morning and I almost screamed. There, on my little baby fig tree, were 2 little figs growing! Me?? The likely recipient of the worst gardener ever award?? I don't want to brag too much in case something happens before we get to eat them, but my excitement level is extremely high...
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Bathroom Love

Isn't this bathroom gorgeous? I had to design an outfit around this stylish space:

Blue Blazer

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Friday, July 8, 2011

A Fashionable Interior

I came across this image of my modern day fashion icon, Olivia Palermo and just had to post it. Doesn't she ALWAYS look awesome??

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mixing Blues

I'm currently working on a master bedroom for clients and there was a question of if it's ok to mix blues. For example, the wall will be a blue gray color, but their bed cover is predominantely light blue. I say, of course! I think it adds depth to a design when the colors are not perfectly matching. I especially love mixing a deep blue with turquoise.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Fashionable Interior

Black and white with a dash of tan. I can seriously say without a doubt, this color combo will never fail you.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Butterfly Wall

I think my highest rank post each month on my blog is the one about the butterfly wall. I've been meaning to use this somewhere in one of my designs, and thought to myself, why not do it in my own office? And so I did. I searched Etsy for 3D butterflies and found loads of options. I chose black, obvi, and anxiously awaited their arrival. They came yesterday and here is how I installed them:

First, I found inspiration in this installation and decided to go for this look:

Then I layed out a piece of paper and made dots where all my holes would be. You just need a thumbtack to push holes in the walls and then the butterflies are backed with a little bendable rod to push them in

Luigi was watching me very intently:

Then, I taped the paper to the wall, made my holes, took the paper down, and walah! Beautiful wall art behind my desk:

I installed it a little higher than the bookcase since I plan on eventually putting frames, etc. on the top of it.
I love how when I sit at my desk, I can see them in the mirror:

Also, my awesome mom brought me a bouquet of hydrangeas from her garden for my office! I just love how fresh flowers can brighten your mood.

Have a great weekend everyone! I'm off to see my new nephew and cannot wait!!
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