Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I will be going as a sixties mod girl...gotta get those lashes down and the hair UP!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Roman and Williams

The room above has my name all over it. I'm obsessed.

I am loving the idea of taking out a middle drawer of a dresser and putting towels in it. What an amazing piece this is...

My eyes love this... how detailed and beautiful is this space???

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Seraphine De Senlis

I first found out about Seraphine Louis aka "Seraphine De Senlis" through my boyfriend's mom. While Matt was at a bachelor party his mom and I wrote down every movie we wanted to see and "Seraphine" was at the top of the list. I had never heard of this painter but Matt's mom just knew I'd love her. She was SOOO right. We scoured Hastings for this movie and just had no luck, but a few months later I finally saw it. It was such an inspiring story and I highly recommend renting it. Basically, she taught herself how to paint by making her own secret concoctions that are still unknown to this day. She was a housecleaner by day and at night would paint under candlelight. I just love her story and her art. Do yourself a favor and look her work up. In the meantime, I posted a few of her pieces below...enjoy!
Here she is in all her Glory...

Platform Beds

Am I in love or what? Platform beds are the way to go and who cares if they're not practical or if they take up unnecessary space...right?
(image via Desire To Inspire)
The two pictures above are bedrooms from Greek interior designer, Marilyn Katsaris in her home in Greece. (The Style-Files)
I found this DIY platform bed on Apartment Therapy and cannot seem to find the link of directions at this moment. Once I find it I will post it right away! This will be happening as soon as I own a house. Can't wait!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Big Picture

I don't need to say a word...these walls speak for themselves.
A lot of these images were found on the blog: Desire To Inspire

Friday, October 15, 2010

NoMa: book I need to buy

Lately I've been listening to a lot of NPR and surprisingly I have found myself interested in at least half of the programs that run everyday of the week. Yesterday I sat in my Chiropractor's parking lot refusing to get out of my car for my appointment because of a story that had totally grabbed me just before pulling into the clinic. The interview was with chef, Rene Redzepi who I have since learned is a Danish chef that will only use food in his recipes that are native to the Nordic region. His restaurant, NoMa, located in Copenhagen Denmark made the "World's Best" list this year and remains booked up to three months in advance. Aside from the restaurant, he has been touring the country (US) promoting his new book titled, none other than, "NOMA". This book is full of inspiring photographs and recipes, however due to the hard-to-find ingredients such as: sea buckthorn, rowan shoots, and reindeer (just to name a few) and the extremities of the directions, "Noma" will most likely be found on people's coffee tables rather than their kitchen counters. This is not a negative thing, in fact, Chef Rene encourages readers to draw all kinds of inspiration out of it, be it visual or instructive.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Obsessing over....Nightwood

So I happened to stumble upon Nightwood today.... I have been closely studying every piece on their website gallery wondering how in the world I will ever strike it rich enough to buy it all...Ok...not ALL of it, but a lot of it :) It kind of makes me want to go out and collect wood and ugly dressers and just reinvent, reinvent, reinvent! ahhhh.... I love the rustic life.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

LOVING: Black Walls

I love the way these colors just POP in the above pictures, especially the orange towels. I really want to paint my bathroom black- it takes a lot of courage but these rooms are encouraging me to just go for it.

This first room I mainly am in love with the giant pictures that scream tales of knighthood and Kings and Queens and armor...ahhh I just love it. And the second room- I mean, who doesn't want to wake up in a room that looks that classy? It's dark and cozy but I don't feel that it's too dark. Something wants to make me believe that there is a wall of nothing but windows in there...

Aside from my love for matte black walls, I found these high gloss painted walls very inspiring as well. The crisp white chairs against the black glossiness just feels so elegant. I also loved the black and white shiny floor in the other picture and how all the colors play so well with each other....Can I please own a house?

As I said before, it takes a lot of courage to just paint your walls black but in these rooms I found a very thoughtful compromise. This kitchen with the black and white wallpaper gives you the same feel that a plain black wall would but also adds texture, not to mention the objects that don't necessarily belong in a kitchen make it such a wonderful adventure for my eyes. The other room with the horizontal lines paired with a round mirror just makes me so happy.

With these last two rooms I just wanted to point out A) That AMAZING black bathtub. B) The wooden chair next to it. C) The fringe that is encompassing that room. D) Last but not least, the yellow chandelier. I need all of those objects and will happily add them to my wish list.