Friday, April 24, 2015

HAVE YOU SEEN...KITCHENAID BLACK STAINLESS

Have you heard about KitchenAid's new Black Stainless appliance line?
Let's start though with my love hate relationship with kitchens. Unless they are carefully and beautifully designed and have a good layout, they can be my least favorite place in the house. I'm not a huge fan of open floor plans where the kitchen is open to the living room. I prefer to have some sort of separation so when you walk in your home you don't see the kitchen right away, cause let's be honest here - its never perfectly styled and clean like you see in photos, cause that's not real life. I think part of this love hate is also I hate seeing appliances, they are just not attractive to me (not including though a beautiful large range with brass accents - which I will never be able to afford). Everything else, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, I want hidden in the cabinetry. And I am very over stainless steel appliances. But now with KitchenAid's new color I may change my mind and be okay with showing them off. You get the smooth finish of stainless but (to me) a more attractive and classic color. I wish I had more pics but the new line doesn't seem to be coming out until the summer...





clean, sleek and to me timeless...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MY FAVORITE: CEMENT TILE SHOP

If you haven't seen the beautiful array of cement tile from Cement Tile Shop you are missing out! From traditional to modern, their handmade cement tile is perfect for any room and any style. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that within the next year I can tear up our master bathroom floor and lay down one of my favorites...

BOB
CHECKERED
CONTEMPO
CUISINE
DALE
DIAGONAL
KELLY
STRATA III
TRIVIA
ZEN

Too many to pick from! My favs are contempo, dale, diagonal and trivia. What would you pick?

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Friday, April 3, 2015

LARGE SCALE ART - IT'S HAPPENING (at some point)

One of my favorite things in design is to play with scale. Be daring! And one of the best ways to do that is with art. It will definitely be happening in our living room, hopefully sooner than later



















I'll definitely most likely be going the photograph way as apposed to a painting and really want to frame it with an acrylic panel and brass anchors as in the tenth picture from the top...like Jana did:



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Monday, March 2, 2015

I WANT...BRASS CABINETS

If I could afford to I would no question have brass cabinets or a brass island in our kitchen...

This kitchen by Claesson Koivisto Rune is no question my favorite


And some more favorites:







Monday, December 8, 2014

KELLY WEARSTLER AND A BEL AIR MANSION

I don't know why I am just finding this article now, as it was done in 2013, but hey never too late to fall in love with some Kelly Wearstler. Architectural Digest featured this home, well mansion in my eyes, designed by the fabulous KW and I am in love. Here are my favorite rooms, but check out the article here






that black and white spiral striped rug is just amazing, and believe it or not those solid pink leather chairs calms the rug down!



Gold leafed wood paneling, um yes please!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

INSTAGRAM FAVS - EDITION ONE

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am completely obsessed with Instagram. More so than any other social media platform. And it's not even the fact that you can put filters on pictures, I just like the instant gratification from scrolling though my feed and seeing photos. I favorite instagrams like a crazy person, so I figured across several posts I would share with you my favorites. Be sure to follow me along with all these wonderful instagramers you'll see below...

I'm obsessed with Scout Design Studio as you will see below. They find the best pieces possible and if I could afford to I would buy out all their inventory! Be-still my heart these reupholstered channel back chairs.

SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

I know I will probably get some eye rolls, many, but I find "Lord Disick" truly entertaining, love following him on instagram and believe that he is not indeed a douche bag as the world claims him to be

LET THE LORD BE WITH YOU

Seriously, that moulding...and love the pillows...and those are probably my favorite Resto chairs...

DESIGN DAREDEVIL


DOMAINE HOME

My dream is to have a waterfall console table...

SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

Beautiful and simple cabinets...

EMILY HENDERSON


DOMAINE HOME


SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

Love Everything Kelly Wearstler...

SHOP KELLY WEARSTLER

Never thought I would like Olive walls until I saw Jenny's bathroom...

JENNY KOMENDA

My ultimate dream dining room chairs...

SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO