Tuesday, May 31, 2011

if you've got it, flaunt it...

After popping over to Material Girl, I HAD to let you in on “Show Off Your Schumacher”. It's a really great way to be inspired by wallcoverings! They set the stage for a totally unique space.

TOP WINNER- Bronwyn Poole- Touch Interiors- Mosman, Australia

HONORABLE MENTION- Renee LeJeune Hallberg- RLH Studio- Minneapolis, Minnesota

HONORABLE MENTION- Kippie Leland- Leland Interiors, Inc- Nashville, Tennessee

HONORABLE MENTION- Christopher Kennedy- Kennedy Interiors- Palm Springs, California

Friday, May 27, 2011

the bold and the beautiful

the epitome of "tradish with a twist"...traditional furniture lines and lots of symmetry with a modern and oh so fresh use of color...tobi fairley interior design!! a force to be recognized in the world of interiors. she has a remarkable eye and an approachable style that makes her designs so inviting and easy to obtain.

I have been inspired by her "InBox Interiors" which offers a easy to follow design plan for home owners, like yourself. the idea is simple - you provide measurements, photos and your design style desired for a particular space, then let you designer provide you with floor plan, budget and where to get all the pieces to pull it together. No face to face meeting it's just all via email and the final product arrives on your door step. It's GENIUS! Rates vary depending on size of space and how difficult to complete (i.e. Hallway $400, Kitchen $1800) Please email (courtneyadamsdesign@gmail.com) when you are ready to begin!

all images via redo it design and traditional home

might she be the cutest designer you've ever seen! precious!!

i recognize an adorable floor lamp from stray dog designs!

tobi with her daughter ellison...lucky girl!

i want to be just like tobi when i grow up!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

paper or bag?

just made a quick stop over at katespade.com and found this little nugget of a purse...isn't it adorable?!? but what about the wallpaper...it's from Scalamandre (6 colors) and here are a few installations pics. Could you go bold with this paper? Or would you prefer to splurge on the handbag? Tough call...

via katespade.com

Elle Decor Dec 2010

how appropriate...kate spade's bathroom!

Gino's Italian Restaurant on NYC Lexington Avenue

how festive is this umbrella...

and who wouldn't love to be more like kelly weastler!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mr. Goodwill Hunting...

if you don't know him then you need to take a second. he is a genius when it comes to shopping on a budget. he sees potential in the some of the most unfortunate pieces. here a few pics from the nate burkus show that you night enjoy!!
and his blog is not to be missed...I need to make more trips to goodwill!

this is the typical eye popping transformation that he is known for! all the best painting tips from the master him self are found on his blog....so inspiring!

stray dog strut

ever needed to add a little whimsey to your space...stray dog designs can deliver. they have such a refreshing spin on seating, accessories and most importantly lighting! here are a few faves of mine!! will you dare to stray?

many of these paper mache pieces can be custom colored with 14 colors!

whether to expedit or lack?

ikea storage is most genius when it comes to style for not a lot of cash. had this piece in our home for a long time until we needed a play space for our little man! this is called expedit

the scoop blog has featured the LACK bookcase from ikea . Michelle Adams is shown styled above that was featured in Australian shelter mag Real Living.

LACK bookcase used as nursery storage for one of the scoop's authers laura. isn't this sweet!!(kelli...note that this is the same crib that you purchased for baby tyler! shout out!!)

this photo shows how laura from the scoop has transformed this piece into extra storage in their family room...well done!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

colorful company

Company C has been making delicious candy coated rugs for over 16 years. The BEST part is that the price is right too! Email if you find one your interior can't live without...I'd be happy to help you!

these are OUTDOOR!

love the little pops of sherbert, blue and lavendar...so many choices
for cooridnating accessories!

this would be great in my bedroom..hmmmm

Monday, May 16, 2011

channeling a little jonathan adler...

jonathan adler design.

if you don't know this blog, coco & kelley, then you MUST visit it quickly and frequently!! cassandra is constantly posting design, fashion and beautiful photography. this is a recent eye catching favorite of mine...it feature bright colors and vintage inspired patterns that palm springs is known for. Below is a little more eye candy from a little designer named jonathan adler via house beautiful and various google images.

turquoise and blue...color scheme genius!

really dying to own a chevron patterned rug!

what a happy kitchen...don't you just want to come drink you coffee in here all day!

it takes lots of guts to go bold with a dark wall color but look at the amazing results!

very chic and pretty in pink!

glitzin' it

what a fun rock star couple....Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. She takes such bold fashion choices and she is pictured here at the 'Tree of Life' premiere at Cannes. If want to see more pics and the full story just click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

if these teapots could talk...

Have you ever collected anything? I feel IN LOVE with hotel silver when my husband and I took our first adventure to europe in 2008. This site, Paris Hotel Boutique, has an amazing collection of pieces. I hope to expand my collection of hotel teapots, trays, sugar and cream bowls, slat and pepper shakers, the list goes on and on!!!

this beauty is from Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 1927!

isn't the detail just delightful...and the patina finish is just perfectly worn!

here I am giddy to purchase my first piece in London...such fun memories!
When will we go back to Portobello Road?
Just need to pack extra suitcases to bring back lots of loot!