Friday, April 29, 2011

friday musings: new bardot do

I finally got my hairs cut, thanks to Nestor and a great pic of Brigitte Bardot...

So not an easy pic to take of oneself!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

food for thought: literally...

busy day, gotta run!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

style board: kelly hoppen inspired dining room

After posting Kelly Hoppen's London townhouse yesterday, I was inspired by her dining room...
kind of a contemporary rustic with a touch of mod glam. Clean and cool base color with a splash of warmth. I decided to go sans rug, as I imagined this room having a cool concrete floor. The slab shelves would be dressed with a collection of personal goodies collected over the years. The flower(s) of choice would be white ranunculus and sunflowers...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

interiors: kelly hoppen's well balanced townhouse, metropolitan home dec. 2009

The London townhouse of designer Kelly Hoppen is fantastic, a mix of contempo glam with a touch of clean simplicity.

The living room has a seductive color palette; crisp white walls, surrounded by smokey goodness, and the pop of gold, exquisite.

The dining room is obviously a reflection of Kelly herself, accessorized with personal treasures. Again the crisp white walls are not so crisp when accompanied by a gorgeous and warm oak table. More touches of contempo glam goodness shown with the drum pendants and dining chairs.

The cook top/bar, Hollywood cool.

While the bath is quite minimal and mod, the shutters lend a slight tropical flair.

The master bedroom is so relaxing and peaceful, a lovely retreat to rest the mind and soothe the soul.

Monday, April 25, 2011

fab find-on the hunt: white jeans

After a busy shopping weekend with Mom & Pop, I am now on a mission to find 2 styles of fabulous white jeans... the first prospect will be the AG Stevie from Anthropologie. They are a boyfriend style with a cuff, so a little on the casual side without being a full fledged capri. Me likey!

The second pair I will be trying is from Gap, Sexy Boot Surplus Jean. The white boot cut jean could be the death of me, I am thoroughly obsessed with finding a slim boot cut jean that is not too long to wear with flip flops and thong sandals. While yes, I can get the jean length altered, boot cuts can be a bit tricky.

WANTED: suggestions for white jeans; boyfriend and slim boot cut...THANK YOU!

Friday, April 22, 2011

friday musings:

have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

food for thought: easter cupcakes

Who doesn't love cupcakes? I think cupcakes are the perfect Easter dessert and I am hoping to make some tomorrow... I guarantee mine will not be this fancy, but they will for sure have Robins Egg Blue Frosting!

Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcakes
Food Network

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

chic and thrifty: madeline vs. mrs. godfrey

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

interiors: traditional glam, windsor smith-house beautiful sept. 2009

Another amazing work of art by Windsor Smith, her L.A. home... the foyer sets the tone for an oh so lovely home. An unexpected location for a settee? Somehow, not so much. And the floor? Fabulous!

Definitely a room for ladies high tea. The colors are fresh and warm with a mix of traditional and international, not to mention a little country. And the country continues into the kitchen. Some serious food to be created, enjoyed in this glorious kitchen. I truly dig the table right smack dab in the middle of it all.

The game room is again a great mix of style.

I just love, love, love this ! How could one NOT be glamorously inspired by this photo?! The styling of the gilded console with Hermes boxes and a vintage Gucci bag. This and the master bed are magical.

While the master bath reads as French country, her dressing room reads as Hollywood glam...

thanks to the stunning mid century mod chair replated in matte gold and silvery leather, A-MAZING!

Monday, April 18, 2011

fab find: walnut wallpaper

The creative bug has been nibbling on me lately, not for clients, but for myself. Since I am currently renting, there won't be any type of permanent change, but I can certainly add some flair elsewhere... and the bar will be the recipient of this creative itch.

The bar is Mom's vanity, her high school graduation present. The top is glass with a piece of plexi underneath, so I can easily sandwich objects between the two surfaces. Currently there are a few silk flowers, but I believe a change is needed.

I found the papers above at Walnut Wallpaper. While fabulous wallpaper is not inexpensive, samples are. The six papers above are my choice for the bar project, six out of many, many, many fantastic patterns. I foresee a few other projects stemming from wallpaper samples; framed as art, a collage within bookcase shelves, matting, etc.

Any other creative, crafty ideas?

Friday, April 15, 2011

friday musings: springtime in the rockies footwear

...nuff said.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

creative cocktails: margarita spritzer

Even though the current Spring weather is rainy, no wait snowy, no...well, let's just say it's Springtime in the Rockies... I am hoping to grill some fish this weekend for tacos. And nothing goes better with fish tacos (well lots of things go with fish tacos, but let's just stick with today's cocktail) than a Margarita Spritzer.

This recipe hails back from Gourmet, May 1985! I didn't find it until 1999 on, but thankfully I printed it off and saved it since it is no longer available.

Margarita Spritzer

  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 1 oz. triple sec or orange liquour of your choice

  • Chilled seltzer or club soda

  • Lime for garnish

I make mine in a 16 oz. or larger glass filled with ice. Add ingredients and stir with a swizzle stick.


    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    style board: industrial glam parlour

    I started today's board with the very cool Benedict Cabinets from Jayson Home and Garden because I love them and I have a serious weakness, not to mention an addiction, for metal cabinets...
    and since metal can be a little too industrial, I had to throw in some glam. The sofa is slip covered, but it has great, clean lines and lends a bit of a relaxed feel. The other key point of the sofa is that it is 36" high to accommodate the 33" high cabinets.
    While there are more girly attributes to this room, thanks to the tufting, ruffles and feathers, there is a small injection of testosterone, aside from the cabinets; the rug and the twig sconces. The bar while florally ornate, is metal as well.
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    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    tuesday's treasure: contemporary country home, decor spring/summer 2008

    The Maryland condo of designer Catherine Bitter, is a lovely example of contemporary design with country influences... clean-lined built-ins accessorized with country goodness; wire, pottery and cast-iron.

    Easy living slip-covered furniture sets the tone for a relaxed yet oh so classy and elegant way of life.

    Sunday, April 10, 2011

    fab find: riviera palm springs

    Being that Palm Springs is one of my favorite destinations, it was a no-brainer to pick the Riviera Palm Springs for this weeks fab find...

    after a two year, 70 million dollar renovation, I can't wait to book a stay at this amazingly gorgeous resort.

    The Riviera was once a hot Hollywood hangout in the 60's with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack being regulars. From the looks of the mod glam interior, the old Hollywood influence has definitely been injected in the new digs.

    Thursday, April 7, 2011

    food for thought: super tasty salmon cakes

    I'm on the run again today, so just a quick share of a super tasty dish I made last Saturday...and believe me, they are tasty and oh so easy! The recipe is from Self Magazine, so the cakes are low in fat and calories, not to mention good for you too. The Cakes are served with greens, so the buttermilk included in the sauce is for the dressing. I had a different salad with mine, so I omitted the buttermilk and made more of a tartar sauce, sooooo good!


    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    style board: neutral beachy mod dining room

    We are having a gloomy day here in Colorado, waiting for some rain. But instead of a rainy Rocky Mountain themed Style Board, I decided to take it to the beach... where everything is better, even in the rain.
    I wanted to use one of the chairs I featured on Monday, and I happened to choose the "Reed" Chair, you can find reeds on the beach right? The room is neutral, very relaxed with lots of texture and modern, clean lines. I can hear the waves lapping now...good thing I have a sound machine!
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    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    tuesday's treasure: multi-style home, decor spring/summer 2008

    The home of designer Jane Ellison is a perfect tutorial on how to marry multiple styles...sleek, mod side table, glam suede daybed, elegant silk drapes and gilded frames. Throw in a sisal rug and place a beautiful piece of art on the floor; the space also has a casual feel.
    The global aesthetics of the room play so nicely with the glam textures, a harmonious balance.

    The bedroom, pretty and calming, simple and somewhat understated, until you look up...then it is WOW!
    Being a huge fan of Venetian plaster, my favorite feature of the master bath would be the walls.
    The outdoor living space is a fabulous retreat, with clean lines and architectural accents. And the grass canopy? Love it!
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