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Showing posts from June, 2011

My Favorite kind of Mail

Pretty little fabric swatches are my favorite thing to get in the mail.
Custom pillows and drapery panels are being made from the below swatches. I always like to keep a swatch on hand to shop for matching accessories/artwork/etc.This is the design board I created for my client's master bedroom. They already have nightstands and an armoire. Lamps and accessories will be purchased locally.
I love creating design boards for my clients. They are a fabulous tool in helping my clients visual the design, and I just have fun putting them together!

Balboa Island

I love streets that are packed full with cute little boutiques.
If you have been to Balboa Island in Southern California you probably know what I am talking about. I grew up going to this street when I visited my grandparents who live near by in Corona del Mar. My grandpa had a vicious sweet tooth and he would take my brothers and I to get a doughnut every morning at 'Dads Donuts.'
I took these pictures a few days ago when we went to visit my 94 year old grandma before we movw out to S. Carolina in July.

I could look in these shops for hours! It is a great place to visit, has anyone been there?

Lucite to Love

Until recently, I worked in a modern furnishing showroom, we always had a few lucite chairs and cocktail tables on the floor. Lately, I have seen lucite being used in fashion and accessories.




I think lucite is used beautifully in the following interiors.





I love how lucite adds a little bit of 'bling' to a space. What do you think? Do love it, or hate it?


I will be out of the blogging world for the next week. My husband and I are going on a cruise--I can't wait to be in that sparkling turquoise water!


We all can't help our love for sunburst mirrors. They instantly create a 'wow' factor in any room. They can be found repeatedly on blogs and in home magazines - sometimes to the point of over kill where I get sick of seeing them (If I may be so bold to say...) Nonetheless, they are beautiful (sigh). Here are two different takes on the sunburst mirror that I love.

For the tutorial go to this link: http://

Project Peek

This little girl is livin' in style now :)

Nothing to do with interior design...

But a girl likes to share her pretty finds, right?!
I am not even going to pretend like I am able to shop at Nordstrom on a regular basis, but I happened to wander in there today and found that they were having their 'Half-Yearly' Sale and fell in love with these sandals. Thanks to a gift card that I still hadn't spent since Christmas, I decided that it was meant to be. They are so cute and way comfortable!