Friday, July 31, 2009

Music I'm loving..

The song Celebration, off of Madonna's soon to be released greatest hit's compilation!
Her new song Celebration was leaked via the Internet on Wednesday night. The album is due out in September.

Friday Finds - New Adventures..

I hope your weekend is filled with new adventures, even if you're staying close to home! Now that's my kind of weekend roadster! I love a great road trip. Cheers!

Image: Garden and Gun.
Car: 1952 Porsche Roadster

Thursday, July 30, 2009


If you're searching for a relaxing seaside retreat or a personal wedding locale, then I've got the spot for you. I attended a beautiful, intimate wedding on the beach at Blue - the inn on the beach on Plum Island this past weekend. Plum Island is located off of Newburyport, Ma. {another fun destination if you're in need of a day trip}. All of the guests kicked off their shoes and walked through the sand to the ceremony site. It was wonderful!

The repeated color scheme used throughout the inn was pure white and royal blue. Very tranquil. They also have a number of quaint white beach cottages on the property. I'll be returning to rent one of those for an evening or two in the near future. Visit their website for more details!

Thousands of glass beads were used in lieu of crushed stone or shells for the walkways around the grounds. I thought this was clever idea.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Where I'd like to..

Enjoy a cocktail or two with friends.

There are a number of reasons I am drawn to this space. I always asses the quality of light in a room. This clean, mostly white shell bounces the natural light around this multi-functional living space beautifully. The limited color palette and varied use of materials allows the room to feel fresh and calming! The open black chairs add just the right amount of contrast needed; while the lucite and lacquer introduce a hint of glamour and shine! I feel relaxed looking at this space, the ocean view beyond obviously helps.

Image: Christina Murphy Interiors, LLC.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The two pictured here are available through Circa Lighting
I still love the look of lanterns used indoors and out! There are an array of new, custom and old versions available!

This lantern's the perfect choice in this graphic bedroom full of americana influences.
A custom version of this beautiful light is available through Brown's in Texas
I loved the set design of this kitchen in the movie "The Holiday". The lanterns punctuate the space beautifully.

Pagoda Styles are a favorite for me. Brunelli Designs
An over-sized version adds a bit of drama to this dining room

Images: Ashley Whitaker, Vanessa De Vargas, Elle Decor, Elle Decor

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Finds...What I'm loving this week.

This beautiful pool and meticulous landscaping! What a peaceful image.

This amazing little bar spotted via one of my favorite blogs, Coco and Kelly. It's available through
Maison Luxe!

I love the idea of hanging an oversized bookrack in a play or bedroom. This particular one is wood with a plexi-front.
If you're not thrilled with the natural look, the paint color options are endless. I've always loved children's book illustrations. I may have a custom version of this made for my little guy.
This one is available through Whitney Brothers. I could use one of these in my office for magazine and design book storage! {now that's a thought - I would def. have it lacquered.}

These recycled burlap bags make such fun storage containers don't they?
Available through Three Potato Four.
Image: {as noted} I don't recall where I found the first image, if you know please do send me a note.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just wanted to share...

Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 1959.

I've long been an admirer of fashion photographer Richard Avedon's work. His images clearly capture more than fashion and cover a 60 year span. If you live in or are passing through the wonderful city of New York, be sure to check out the International Center of Photography's extensive exhibit. It runs through September 6th.

Carmen, 1978.

Richard Avedon

While we're on the topic of fashion and because I LOVE surprises, I had to share Kate Spade's fabulous new black trench. This beauty is a splurge but one you will have for years to come! {crazy how I justify purchases isn't it?}

How sweet? but so stylish.

my favorite part is the beautifully tailored back!

and the lining inside!
Image: Vanity Fair, Richard Avedon, Kate

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not TOO Shabby..

I love the look of clean, crisp, white, tailored slipcovers. They are fresh, inviting and believe it or not practical. {a little bleach goes a long way}. Not a sloppy cover in the bunch!

I love this simple modern cover used outdoors!

A bit more avant-garde - got to love that fox. {eek}

or for a bit more color..
Love Anna Spiro's pink stool covers.
Images: Elle Decor, Elle Decor, Decor Pad, Coastal Living, Decor Pad, Elle Decor, {J Morgan Puett's home}, via Material Girls, Absolutely Beautiful Things

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Finds...Loving summer!

This photograph by Marine Hugonnier sets a peaceful tone in this tranquil bedroom by Steven Gambrel.
These hand-printed pillows from isola bella are perfect for a sea-side setting!

Halle Berry and her family are enjoying the summer too.
Have a great weekend!


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