Thursday, December 31, 2009

where will you be this new year's eve?

wondering where all of you will be this new year's eve? will you be with friends, a friend, the love of your life, your children, or alone? i've compiled a plethora of commercial spaces to wade through, thinking that many of us dine out on new year's eve and many of us travel, why not travel to any of these beautiful spaces? so...will you be...

in paris here?

and here?

here, under beautiful eyes?

how about here?

here? in madrid?

here? under the wavy ceiling?

mulling over the menu here?

perhaps you'll be here? under the chandelier?



whether it's here...or maybe you

can't get to paris or madrid? or even new york? well...me either. but what i can do is wish you all a safe, fun, sparkly, spectacular, love filled new year's eve and the year to come! that's my wish! and if you can get to any of these places, have a ball :) happy new year and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

winter whites.

we are taking in the end of the christmas madness, de-christmas-tizing our homes and offices. well, at least i'm in the process...but what better light to land in than that ever-so-warm, winter white color palette. ready...set...breathe!

aaah, next 2 images, here.

winter white with hints of color, here.

winter white with prominent art, here.

winter white bedroom here.

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elegant image here.

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it's completely freezing here on cape cod today. seriously freezing, and so i'm taking these warm winter images to memory today, i'll be searching for a throw to wrap up in and listen to the wind outside. i hope you are enjoying your winter white wednesday!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

overlooking the mediterranean.

i was sipping red wine and flipping through my latest architectural digest and my jaw dropped at the pages of this high rise apartment in beirut. crisp, subdued, color palette and clear soft but sturdy lines employ you to sit, take in the view and perhaps interpret beirut in a different light. joe serrins, the designer, notes that during a typical design process, late delivery of furniture might be a normal disruption of the creative process, but here in beirut, "political upheaval was a defining challenge."

"for a couple in beirut, designer joe serrins worked counter to local expectations of gilding and palatial details, favoring a modern, subtle treatment. above: in the entrance hall, a photo by abelardo morell leans against the custom carved gypsum wall bearing a map of beirut."

"art by guerra de la paz is suspended on steel cables in front of the glass curtain wall in the living area, an open space 57 feet long. divider and daybed fabrics, larsen."

“we reinterpreted traditional islamic decoration,” serrins remarks of the living area ceiling relief, which depicts a map of paris. bergamo sofa fabric. carpet, am collections."

"in the dining area, kim keever’s photograph hangs on a verd antique marble wall. A chandelier of Serrins’s design pairs with 1970s chairs covered in a rogers & goffigon fabric."

"in a guest room, he paired a 1965 danish chair with a bedside table he designed. calvin klein bedcovering."

"housed in a new kohn pedersen fox high-rise, the apartment overlooks mountains, the harbor and the mediterranean. the main terrace is paved in the same white marble emulsion serrins used in most of the interior. “we wanted to do something that flowed throughout the space and unified all the parts,” he says."

in serrin's choices of color palette, he intentionally picked up pinks and golds of the surrounding cityscape, and in the bedrooms he used the greens and browns of the mountains for inspiration. truly spectacular in every way. what are your thoughts on this space? did you see the issue as well? well, it certainly pulled me in and had me contemplating it's serenity in a sometimes complicated area. enjoy!

Monday, December 28, 2009

1st dibs beauties.

do any of you poke around 1st dibs at all? i sort of only recently discovered 1st dibs and every now and then, i poke my head into their site, one...to dream, two...to dream for clients or future clients, three...to dream again:)

i see this on a beautiful kitchen table, even a more rustic kitchen table to throw the whole look off, dripping with grapes or a mixture of lemons and limes, or maybe all clementines. wow.

searching for a unique frame for that special painting or photograph, how about this early 20th century tramp art picture frame with wonderful pyramid corners? stunning.

early 19th century painted and parcel gilt console and mirror.

leather napoleon chaise.

i love the lines of both the front and back of this sling sofa.

1940's louis XVI style armchairs.

vistosi white discs chandelier, completely amazing.

chrome industrial chandelier.

if you register with 1st dibs, which is really easy, you can then view their prices, make offers, request more information etc. and i have to tell you if you are not familiar with 1st dibs, this is only the tip of their gigantic iceberg of items. seriously. head over to 1st dibs now and then but allow time to take it all in.

i hope all of your holiday time with friends and family was super relaxing and festive! mine was, as you can see by my short break in blogging:) sometimes that's just needed. enjoy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

christmas eve...

merry christmas from cape cod! enjoy this day before christmas, get out of work early, be with family, enjoy snow (if you have it like i do:) and wrap to your heart's delight :) enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

pretty, pretty from spool no. 72

a great friend of mine introduced me to spool no. 72 (joo, thanks if you're reading this:) i thought with christmas coming that i might post some pretty pretties. i'm sure it's too late to order, but good gift eye candy from spool no. 72 all the same.

enjoy your 2 days before the big day, try to enjoy your last minute shopping everyone, breathe, take it all on in, even the craziness! enjoy spool no. 72!