Tuesday, April 22, 2014

dizzy lizzy

Wow - for the past five days I have had post traumatic vertigo - for two of those days I could not even get out of bed! This pic from the Oly Studios showroom a couple of years ago. It was all over the blogosphere then and I loved it then, but now that I have been stuck in bed for several days I think how wonderful it would have been to be surrounded by that lush green wallpaper. Delicious, right?

Monday, April 7, 2014


Two weeks ago I was in a horrifying car accident. Swerving to avoid a falling garbage can on the freeway, I hit the median wall head-on and then flipped my little car six to eight times. Witnesses said it was worse than a movie and everyone from passersby to the fireman who broke my door off to get me out all have said it was unsurviverable and that they fully expected me to be dead.

I am far from it, however. With the love and support of my family and friends I am already back up and around, and getting back into the swing of life. LIFE. I love life! So look for me soon, my friends - I will be back to blogging and designing and figuring out my next steps on this crazy journey. I have missed you.

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and puts itself into our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne


Monday, March 17, 2014

beach bound

I know I have been obsessively posting on fashion the last couple of weeks instead of furniture and interiors, but many times where my closet goes, my interiors follow. For a while now my closet has been transitioning from jewel tones to nudes, grays, black and white. Now my entire cottage is in pale neutrals with hits of black.

For the summer and especially for my mama's birthday trip to Monaco and Barcelona this July, I am really craving these pieces. Metallic blush and nude, soft suede fringe and dress, pale and tactile. My bedroom redesign is following with cream and white with shiny brass accents!

Anthropologie cuff

H&M Fringe Suede Clutch

Anthropologie Suede Sheath

Triangl Metallic Bikini
I also hope to get a great underwater or beach shot on this vacay to blow up huge like this gorgeous shot:

Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

of a kind

Have you guys been to the website Of A Kind? It is chock full of awesome clothes, jewelry, baby stuff, etc... I get into phases where I wear the same jewelry for months on end. This spring and summer I am wearing stacks of gold bangles and rings. Heading into fall though, I can imagine wearing these stud earrings and sharp necklace every single day. Love!

Monday, March 10, 2014

on the fringe

I already have a fringe purse that I never carry. But these bags from Zara are making me crazy with lust! I want one for my summer trip to Monte Carlo/Barcelona...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Why am I always?

...on a wild lamp hunt? I know I just posted on three or four options for bedside lamps a few weeks ago, and sconce options last year, but I have a friend who is looking for lamps, and it lead me to these two brass beauties.

Both are by Worlds Away. I like the white lacquer one on top best. I love lamps!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

my tv room

Have you guys seen the wonderful online mag ROCO? It is run by the talented Rachael - she used to have a blog called Roco Rennie.
She asked me to talk about my fave room this week - my tv room. Head over and check it out!