Monday, February 28, 2011

What was she thinking!?

 I am normally a massive fan of Olivia Palermo's style, in fact I have featured her several times on my blog as one of my style icons. But what was she thinking when she put together these outfits. They are a little to experimental for me. Or am I wrong? Love them or hate them? 

 Minus the shoes and winter coat this outfit would be much better.

 Whats with the jacket and grandma pants!

 Ok well this one I kind of like, but I am a little unsure....

Way to much going on for me. 
P.S I hate to be overly critical because at least she tries new things (unlike me), but hopefully next time she will get it right.

Images via Zimbo

Friday, February 25, 2011

It has been a long week!

 It is finally Friday and all I can think about is a glass of wine, dinner, a good movie and then bed. I would be more than happy to spend my Friday night relaxing in these two lovely spaces designed by Thornton Designs. Just Beautiful! I hope you all kick back and enjoy your weekend.

Images via Thornton Designs

Monday, February 21, 2011

Love this outfit.

Short and sweet....I love this outfit.

Image Via Fashion Bananas

Bookends

 I hope you all had a lovely weekend, mine was very relaxing which was nice after my first week in my new job. Over the weekend I was on the hunt for some great bookends and started looking for some inspiration when I remembered this page from High Gloss. Nothing better than a little inspiration when your in need of some!
Images Via High Gloss

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Making a few changes around the house.

My husband and I got this buffet as a wedding gift from his dad and I have been slowly getting around to decorating it. I posted an original picture here of what it looked like when we first got it and now I have dressed it up a little. The Hurricane lamp needs a candle in it but I cant seem to find the right size, but once I do it will look a lot better. I also added the white tray, the two white ceramic vases and some bronze coasters. At a later stage I wouldn't mind getting a new lamp but for now it will stay.





Images via Coco Pearl

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Apologies!...and some eye candy

I am going to apologize in advance for my brief posts that may occur for the rest of the week, but I have just started a new job and I am feeling a little exhausted by the time I get home. Getting into the routine of things takes a little time, but I am sure I will be back on track ASAP.  Spending to much time away from from blogging makes me feel out of touch. Weird I know but blogging has become quite a little hobby for me! One thing that did help lift my mood (and energy) was the March 2011 issue of House & Home that was waiting for me in my email this morning. I always love it when my magazine subscriptions arrive. There were actually a few goodies I wanted to share with you all from the magazine but here is my fav. A beautiful home and some lovely eye candy!



Gorgeous gallery wall!


 Loved the gold accessories and notice the gold tap.
Very Glam! Maybe a new trend?

Images via House & Home

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A little love?

My LOVE print recently arrived from Made By Girl and I couldn't wait to get it framed and put it on my wall. I wasn't sure where I was going to put it because there where a few empty walls in my house waiting for a little love, but I decided to put in in my master bedroom above my dresser. Of course I had to do a little re-arranging and pretty it up a little. I am still deciding which look I like the best. I have moved things around into 3 different looks. Any fav's? Or maybe I need something else?


 Images Via Coco Pearl

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pretty bedroom

Over the weekend our study got rain damage and we had to take everything out of it, including the wireless internet connection! So that meant no blog time for me. I hate not being able to have my blog time. It was a little weird not being able to check up on all the blogs that I read daily. Finally we got the internet up and running again, but my week has been so hectic that I have barely had any time to log on. When I finally found some grace time this morning all I could think about is this lovely bedroom. I am feeling a little tired and it is definitely a reflection of my mood right now. What a gorgeous room to relax in. Anyway....... I cant stop for long I am off to pick up my mum from the airport.


Images Via Thornton Designs

Friday, February 4, 2011

Designer of the day: Angie Hranowsky


Todays designer has been named one of the "20 designers to watch" by Traditional Home and one of the "five up and coming designers" by Metropolis Magazine and you can understand why once you have seen her work.  Angie Hranowsky's spaces have a relaxed modern style with eclectic touches and she uses bold colours beautifully. When I was looking through her portfolio every home was so gorgeous I wanted to post them all, but there were so many that this post would be more like a book than a blog post. So I picked my favorite home to show you an example of Angie's beautiful work.
If you want to get to know her a little more Angie also has a great blog as well.

 I love the little touches of turquoise in the stools and the vase on the table, it totally lifts the room. Also how adorable is that seashell lamp.

 Anyone know how I get my hands on this fabulous piece of artwork? Let me know..

 She has such a great eye for mixing fabrics that all tie in together. Love the purple too!

 What a great gallery wall.You can see it even better in the picture below

 So many gorgeous unique pieces of art. This is such a great photo, definitely magazine worthy.

 I want that coffee table and the cane ottoman !

 This bedroom would make you happy to wake up every morning. So bright bold and beautiful.

Images via Angie Hranowsky

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pretty Maps.



Dont you just love finding affordable art! Its so nice to finally be able to find unique pieces of art on places like Etsy and other similar websites.  The other day I was browsing through the new issue of Rue and I came across this lovely print by Aaron Straup Cope. The picture is of a map of Paris and I loved what the artists had to say about the inspiration behind it. Here is what he said..

"I'd like to generate map tiles that give you that same dizzy feeling you get when you look down at a city at night, from an airplane. We've spent so long fussing over the relentless details in cartography that we've sort of forgotten what things (should) look like at a distance".

You can purchase the prints HERE
8"x10"
Edition of 100 each $20 SOLD OUT
11"x14"
Edition of 500 each $50  
16"x20"
Edition of 100 each $200 
30"x40"
Edition of 2 each $2000

 prettymaps (paris)
 
 prettymaps (nyc)
 prettymaps (sfba)
 
prettymaps (la)
by Aaron Straup Cope

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Notice the similarities?


I was so excited to find out that High Gloss had finally published its first issue. Paloma from La Dolce Vita has such fantastic style I just knew that she would put together a magnificent team and produce something unique. And she did just that! I found that the magazine has a sophisticated feel to it, everything from the interiors to the fashion has glamorous little touches. I don't know how to explain it, but it seems to have a polished feel to it. I love it how all of these great new magazines are popping up with their own individual style. They all bring there own design aesthetic and it is nice to have something a little different and exciting in each one.  One thing I did notice though was some similarities in the room above (Featured in High Gloss) and the room below (featured in Rue). But don't get me wrong, I am not complaining I love each room. Plus there is plenty of room for great design right? 

Can you spot it?

Yep that's right the coffee table, the print on the cushions and the white hydrangeas.

My guest bedroom featured on Made By Girl

I was so excited to wake up this morning and see my guest bedroom featured on Made By Girl. I have been following Jen's blog ever since I started blogging and I can really relate to her personal style. So as you can imagine it was such an honor to be featured. Thanks Jen!
(If you missed my original post you can check out more pics here).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Making me happy today..

 My new Missoni hand towels arrived beautifully wrapped this morning.

 Even Olivia (my cat) wanted to get her hands on them.

 They look perfect in my kitchen.

 A nice morning coffee...

 Missoni hand towel number 2...

Some fresh morning fruit...

Images Via Coco Pearl
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