Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tom Faulkner's Gorgeous Funriture

Tom Faulkner Mirror
The Dream Mirror

I am falling in love with these pieces by Tom Faulkner! Anyone want to redecorate? Anyone? The mirror above is made up of 40 different pieces and is so modern and feminine I just really would love to put this in a powder room. MY powder room !

Tom Faulkner Table
The Carlo Magno Dining Table

Tom Faulkner Capricorn Console
The stainless steel Capricorn Console Table

Tom Faulkner Havanah Chair
The Havana Side Chair

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Despite the fact that I lived in Los Angeles and worked in Beverly Hills, about 5 minutes from the landmark, Beverly Hills Hotel, I have never stayed there. I always loved driving past that famous aqua sign and imaging all of the fabulous people who have stayed there. Famous starlets are still photographed poolside and rich old women are secretly holed up in the suites after not-so- top secret plastic surgeries. It's one of those hotels (unlike ours here in Vegas) that never fall out of vogue. Here's to someday sipping drinks next to someone famous in the cocktail lounge!

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel

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Jim LePage

Word: Jonah

Sometimes you are rewarded for wasting time on the internet. Sometimes you bump into talent, creativity and passion. Sometimes you bump into Jim LePage. This talented graphic/web artist and "church communications thinker" from St. Paul is graphically representing each book of the Bible and I dig it! He is posting a new piece of work each Friday here. You should check it out and you should even buy something. I'm trying to narrow down my favorites pieces. It's even making me want to read the Bible and although I've been a Christian since I was drinking chocolate milk through a swirly straw this is still a daily battle. Yea for Jim! Yea for God!

Word Leftovers: Song of Solomon 2

Word: Joel

Word Leftovers: Daniel

Word: Lamentations
all images by Jim LePage

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Innovative Restaurant Design

La Terraza Restaurant
La Terraza in Madrid

I've always been intrigued with restaurant design, even though I've never had the opportunity to work on one yet. I think that the innovation happening is incredible! To create a one-of-kind dining experience isn't all about the food anymore. Restaurant design takes a special talent and one that I am envious to be sure.

Innovative Restaurant Design
Banq Restaurant in Boston

I love this detail above. There are a couple of restaurants her in Las Vegas that sport something similar, like Stack at the Mirage and Fix at the Bellagio. It reminds me of the the site models we had to build in school.

Kaa Restaurant
Kaa Restaurant in Brazil

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sofa Love

Sofa Love

Grandma floral fabric+modern sofa= FAB! I am so in love with the image above. Nothing says decadence to me like an expensive piece of furniture dressed in the most beautiful and impractical print possible. One day when I have my own office I hope to sport something like this in the lobby- only with a crazy Missoni print.

Sofa Love

Even just a sofa in a bold color makes a huge statement!

Sofa Love

White. The boldest color of them all. *especially if you have 1 dog, 1 cat and 3 little boys

Sofa Love

Ah. The Chesterfield, getting some major air time these days for obvious reasons. Quirky, humorous and the perfect mix and masculine and feminine.

via The Sofa and Chair Company

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Braving Michael's to Make a Wreath

My Farmhouse, Wreath, Thanksgiving, Fall
photo via It's Mary Ruffle

About 5 years ago I made two wreaths, one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. They are a little sad and have seen better days so I've been keeping my eyes open for some inspiration to get going on a new one. I think I've found it! I may brave Michael's soon and use a coupon I've been hanging on to. I have to go into that stupid store with a specific shopping list otherwise I get so overwhelmed that I just stare at all of the Martha Stewart crafting stuff, eyes glazed over, and walk out with nothing but a candle or something. It's sad really. On another note, we had some serious painting happening this weekend in the baby's nursery and I should have some progress photos up for you by tomorrow. My dad painted the crib a bright shade of green that I'm crazy for and my brother is slooooowly getting the room painted a crisp shade of white. Don't tell him I said that. He doesn't read my silly blog so it's just between us;) Until then.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Be Bold!

Cath Kidston in Lonny

Are you as tired as I am of boring interiors? I am guilty with a capital "G" of this in my own home. I am trying my best to set out on a new design path and that is one of fearlessness. Now, I'm not saying I want Jonathan Adler's home but I do think I could stand a dose of adventure in a few rooms that I don't spend all day in. The powder room, the laundry room and the office are great places to get out the big box of crayons. You know, the one with the sharpener. At large, I am working on my baby's nursery and I am making every effort to think outside the box. I'll post photos when we're done!

Victoria Thompson

Bathroom Inspiration
images via Lonny & Decorpad

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Indoor Outdoor Space

Unlike other areas of the country where people live outside during the summer, this is the time of year in Las Vegas when people linger outdoors and enjoy the weather. You can leave your windows open all day and then sit out for dinner in the evening with a light sweater. It's making me wish we had a fabulous indoor/outdoor space like these. That was a dumb statement, wasn't it?! Anyhow, these places are gorgeous. My husband is currently designing an amazing guest house for a couple where the walls of glass literally just stack away into the walls leaving nothing but you on the sofa with a glass of wine while the sun sets.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Jerry Misko's Art

Jerry Misko Art

Jerry Misko is a local Las Vegas artist who does awesome work. I have always loved our iconic signage (really meaning to take a tour of The Neon Museum) and love that you can bring a piece of our local history into your home by buying a piece of Misko's work. He is one of our most celebrated artists and I wanted to share his work with you. Enjoy!

Jerry Misko

Jerry Misko Art

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Furniture Love Story

Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Chair

It's a love story marked by furniture. The Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Chair is the first piece of furniture that I fell in love with in design school. In my first furniture history class I discovered there is a lot to learn about world history based on what kind of chairs the behinds of the influential sat in! The Barcelona Chair has a rich story and if you consider yourself a history buff, feel free to read on here. For me this chair represents the point in time where I fell in love with design and not coincidentally my architect, aka, my husband.

Eileen Gray Side Table

This classic side table designed by Architect, Eileen Gray in 1927 for her famous house in Cap Martin now sits in my living room. I have always loved this piece and about 4 years ago my husband surprised me with it for my birthday. It's sleek, clean and totally tough as nails! It was also designed by a female architect in a time when the only thing a woman was designing was a plan to escape!

Eames Lounge Chair
images via Office Furniture Express
Ah, the Eames Lounge Chair. It's like the holy grail for us. Designed by the husband and wife team, Charles and Ray Eames, this lounge chair is the epitome of modern design. In 1956 this lounge chair came on the scene and it's not going anywhere people. In my opinion, the sexiest rooms in the world hold this chair and is object of our affections! Someday, after the kids are grown and half-way trustworthy, we'll splurge and add this little piece of history to our own home.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jonathan Adler Junior

Jonathan Adler Junior

I know that most of us are just trying to get rid of our Ikea and move on to big girl furniture so the thought of our little ones having this nice of stuff makes us a little crazy BUT we still can't help but loving it, can we? Jonathan Adler knows his way around color and pattern so it only seems natural that a kids line would be next. Quite frankly, I would take any of these for myself in a heartbeat. *on a sidenote, I will periodically be adding links to fabulous sponsors. Please check them out!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

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