Friday, September 24, 2010

Brown and White weekend

In my previous post I showed the brown/white bedding that I purchased from I am in love with it and having searching the internet for inspiration to decorate my bedroom. I still like the idea of adding some blue/grays into the mix. Here are some of the photos I've been loving as inspiration this week.Source: Alice Lane

Source: Z Gallerie

Source: Shelter
Source: Target

Source: L'Auberge

Have a happy weekend. It's going to be a hot one here at the beach!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fashion Night Out

Last week was Vogue's Fashion Night Out. I knew it was happening up in LA on Melrose, but to my surprise it was also at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. My friend and I were killing time before our movie was starting and stumbled upon this fun event. All the stores were staying open and most of them were serving "Two Buck Chuck". Because both of us are designers, we skipped the clothing stores and headed straight for the home stores. First up was the new Kreiss store. They have re-invented themselves recently. I always remember them being more Caribbean inspired, but now they are all dark wood, modern lines, etc. Sorry for the bad iPhone pics, but I'm still carting around my 1st generation phone:(

Kreiss's store window.

Next up was Room Service. I had been in their LA store before, when it first opened. I was super impressed by this store. It was right up my alley, and gave me so many great ideas for my new house.

This chair has always been one of my favorites. And covered in cream mohair it was spectacular!

And of course there was a Saarinen knock-off. This floor model was on sale for $795. I desperately wanted to plunk down my credit card, but I showed some restraint.

Instead I went home that night and trolled Craigslist for a comparable table. The Ikea version would do, but I still didn't want to pay $179.00 for it. I'm going through a frugal decorating phase which is proving to be fun to see how close I can get to the designer version for cheap. I am not kidding you, I found this table for $25.00! It has a few scratches but that is ok because I plan on putting it out on my covered patio, so I am going to re-paint it and poly the heck out of it.

Ok, back to Room Service. This bedding was divine! It is from Dwell Studio. I have attached another pic, that shows the pattern of the duvet better.

As you can see from the top picture, the bedding retails for $280. But... because I am a super shopper, I found a very close replica for $39.00!! Actually with a 10% off coupon and shipping it came to $42.00. Yeah baby! Here is the picture from Overstock's website. I haven't gotten it on my bed yet, but when I do, I'll post a pic.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I haven't felt much like blogging lately. The day after my last post I had to put my dog Jasco to sleep. It was the hardest decision I have ever made, yet I am comforted knowing he is not suffering. I was blessed to spend 13 incredible years with him and will miss him forever. There has been a lot of change in my life the past two months, all of it leading to something great I am sure of. So sadness aside, I am starting a new routine and will be back to blogging next week, because it brings me joy. And joy right now is a good thing!