Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Crazy how much can happen in just a year and how fast a year goes by.  A year ago I made a decision to leave my job in the city to open my own business. Scary and equally as exciting as it was, I am so glad I did. It opened many doors, I made new friends, learned a whole lot and now I am ready for the next chapter.  Before I give myself permission to do that,  I just want to thank all of the people who have helped me this year... You know who you are, but just in case (Sean, Darlene, Diana, Tommy, Artie, Natasha, Grissel, Chris, Nydia).  Thank you for believing in me.  I  couldn't have done it without you!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Inspired stylist and designer Kara Rosenlund..

I'm on holiday in South Carolina, although am squeezing in some work here and there... I have been surfing the web looking for some unique pieces for a design project  I am working on and I came across a room that was simple and crisp with perfectly selected and edited pieces. Of course, I am always interested in the person behind the design. The very talented Kara Rosenlund is not only a designer, but she's a stylist and photographer from Australia.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that this designer is only 30 yrs old! Good for her and I hope she inspires young women out there just as much as she has inspired me.

Her design is minimal and very relaxed, with a great eye for found pieces.. I like how she filled interesting containers with simple objects. The trick is to repeat one object, like she did with these conch shells, and collect in mass.  I  love the shutters she is using to make the wall appear much larger and they frame out the window beautifully.  Not sure, but it looks like this coffee table was re purposed from old doors and finished with a black honed granite top. Very smart combining old with new.

I love her all white kitchen and the way she uses earthy tones and adds light accessories. It looks and feels relaxed and not too complicated, but really... she planned this very carefully and I love that! Every piece has its place.

It's all in the detail..
Seriously... I need to find a ginormous mortar and pestle like this one. I would love to use one as a planter in my kitchen for an herb tree..
Hope you find as much inspiration in Kara's design as I have!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vintage marble sink display inspiration...

I came across this picture above of a make shift, but very cool bathroom on Greige that inspired me.  So funny, because I little while back,  I found this marble vintage basin at Anthropologie. I must have talked myself through not purchasing it a million times before I left the store. I just fell in love with it knowing that it would be a cool display in my shop. It must weigh about 100 pounds... just I couldn't figure out how to do it without securing it to the wall. But I love the idea of this found wood acting as a base to support it  and the contrast in material is cool too! I'm thinkin' it may be the right time...?!

Thanks Greige!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dream Home..

Isn't this dream house fantastic? I just gasped the moment I saw it... My imagination is just running wild!  I don't even know where it is...  I found the image on Pinterest.  Thanks so much.  This is my inspiration for the day.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Manifest Monday... a trip to Marrakech

This afternoon I was reading the newest issue of Elle Decor magazine and they featured the most amazing photograph of a Bohemian Morrocan style house in Marrakech.  It got me thinking about my dream of  traveling and that maybe, just maybe, the pure act of seeing and visualizing my deepest desire to see the world would manifest to reality. 
Who knows what the universe has in store for me, but I'm sure gonna try! 
So, this is the first post of Manifest Mondays... This is where I will share my dreams of globetrotting.

I'm on my first adventure.. Off to the markets to find some decorative accessories for my shop..
These lamps and this mosaic would be the perfect pieces for a project I'm working on..
Mmm.. Salad and Mint tea.. so refreshing after a day of shopping.
I just love the architecture.. So much inspiration here!
Relaxing in the courtyard... Manifesting the next adventure.
Hope to see you back next Monday!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Les Indiennes hand printed wallpaper and textiles...

My love for hand printed and hand blocked textiles led me to Les Indiennes.  Mary Mulcahy,  the founder of Les Indiennes, produces hand block textiles of naturally dyed cotton, with airy patterns of big, single colored motifs. Check out their hand bound catalog...  Beautifully made and made with love, I would say. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gorgeous lamp finials... It's all in the details

Hello again my blogger friends! It's been a while since I've posted on my design site. If you're wondering why, I opened a flower shop recently.. actually  a flowers and home boutique called Bloomflora! I set aside my love for interior design to pursue my love for floral design. It's been a great ride so far, but  no more.. I've realized that I need to have both in my life to be truly happy. So today is the day to push forward and make that happen. I came across these gorgeous lamp finials on Hillary Thomas Designs "Chic Shop".  It inspired me to share...again.  Hope they inspire you as much as they have inspired me.