Tuesday, January 31, 2012

classic mod spanish hacienda, domino october 2006

I have to admit, I went through a lot of magazines this afternoon trying to find a home that inspired me.  I found it, the home of Claire Forlani, decorated by stylist Estee Stanley.  Great lines from 50's inspired furniture, bits of Hollywood glam with a lot of laid back California living thrown in.  A fabulous home, I just wish they would have shown the kitchen!

So digging the low wall in the bedroom, an architectural detail (amongst many) that is missing in present day houses.

a fabulous "vintage" favorite

I'm off to do some running around; buy some beads, sell some gold, buy a foam roller to fix my muscles, etc.  The weather is mild, a non-boot kinda day; perfect for rolled jeans, black blouse with white polka dots, my favorite old school pullover and the best shoes for the outfit...zebra loafers, circa 1997.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

dining in: super tasty salmon, cooking light may 1999

Running out the door, but I had to share one of my favorite salmon recipes from my Cooking Light archives, hello, 1999!  The original recipe broils the salmon, but I have grilled it as well, either way it is delish and easy.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

style board: pacifica malibu lemon blossom necklace

I just recently treated myself to a bottle of Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Perfume.  The fresh dreamy scent is intoxicating and the box graphics are happy and lovely!  I saved the box for a bit of inspiration for watercolor and a bedroom, but it also inspired me to design a necklace.  Soon to be available at the future Bella Boho shop on Etsy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

luxe townhouse, elle decor september 2008

Start with great Victorian bones, add an energetic palette of sumptuous color, luscious fabrics, exquisite furnishings, plus a well balanced dose of whimsy and eclecticism, and you get the stunning home of fashion designer Nanette Lepore and Robert Savage, decorated by Jonathan Adler...

 ...I love, love, love this daybed!
And the pièce de résistance, the dressing room!

Monday, January 23, 2012

for the love of tile...

 ...always have and always will.  The February 2012 Coastal Living featured an amazing outdoor bar with a stunning penny tile back splash.  I'm not sure of the tile used, but the two below would definitely achieve the same fabulous results.
The modern beachy Key West kitchen of designer Blair Gordon, me likey!
Coastal Living, boho-chic!
I could not find the mother of pearl tile used in the "boho-chic" kitchen, but this triangle pattern would do in a pinch. 
Blair Gordon's "circular" bath.

Whether used to cover a wall, create a full back splash or a simple accent strip, you can't go wrong with the beauty of mosaics, especially shell!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

winter mat

 winter mat
 fall mat
summer mat

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

style board: le bureau pour mademoiselle

Product sources available upon request, TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

boho bling

This is what I have been up to when not manning the Colorado Horse Rescue booth at National Western Stock Show.  One of my new ventures this year (soon) is to open a Bella Boho jewelry shop on Etsy

I will be offering different natural beads, such as shell and pearls, semi-precious stones and blingy glass beads.  I'm still in the designing process, but any feedback, pro or con, is most definitely welcome!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

dining in: light and tasty fish in foil

After eating, eating and more eating over the Holidays, I have been craving light and fresh meals, which means I have been eating salads.  A lot of salads.  To change it up a bit, I made fish in foil.

The original recipe (sorry, not sure what magazine it came from) calls for halibut and was cooked on a grill, well, it was a bit late and rather chilly outside, so in the oven it went.  I also used Swai fish instead of halibut.  Believe it or not, I purchased the Swai, frozen fillets, from Wal-Mart.  $3.95 for four fillets and it was delish, firm and flaky!

Swai with Tomatoes, Rosemary, and Zucchini in Foil Packets

2 medium zucchini, quartered and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 pint grape tomatoes

1/4 C pitted kalmata olives, halved

4 Swai fillets

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

2 T olive oil

Preheat oven (or grill) to 350° to 400°.  Arrange 4 sheets aluminum foil on work surface.  Divide first 3 ingredients evenly among sheets of foil.  Top with Swai fillets; sprinkle fillets evenly with S & P.  Divide garlic evenly among fillets; top each with a rosemary sprig and drizzle with oil.  Gather sides of foil over fish and veggies to cover completely; crimp edges to seal packets.

Place fish packets in oven (or on grill).  Cook for 5-6 minutes, then turn packets and cook another 5-6 minutes or until veggies are sizzling inside packets and fish is opaque throughout.  Makes 4 servings (duh).

The zucchini was crisp yet tender and the tomatoes juicy, super easy, light and fresh!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

pretty-peaceful-industrial cool-ranch, house beautiful feb. 2010

Start with a 1,400 sq. ft. ranch, add a bunch of awesomeness and you get the fabulous home of lifestyle photog Amy Neunsinger...

...raw concrete walls, multiple finished floors; concrete and woods, open floor plan with industrial exposures, cool furniture, amazing photography, plenty of windows to bring the outdoors in, a peaceful and neutral color scheme with just the right amount of pretty.
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