Wednesday, October 1, 2014

House Tour | Lauren Conrad's California Penthouse



Happy October friends! A new month, and we are now fully into the fall season :)

Lauren Conrad recently shared a video & image tour of her Beverly Hills Penthouse with In Style, and it's filled to the brim with femininity. Take a peek:






 
 
 
Now that is an enviable closet! The mirrored doors are both pretty and practical. I also really love the look of the subway tile and open shelving in the kitchen. What's your favorite element?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Recap | IDSwest 2014


I had the pleasure of attending the annual Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) this past weekend, and there was so much wonderful décor & design to take in! And as a long-time Sarah Richardson fan, having her as the keynote speaker was a definite highlight for me. Here is a little recap of the show:


Did you know that in the past 15 years Sarah has designed 300 rooms over 5 tv series? I've been watching from the very beginning - Room Service, Design Inc (by far my favorite!), Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage, Sarah 101, and Real Potential. She'll have another Sarah's Cottage airing soon - so stay tuned for that! She also mentioned doing a large renovation on her own home which will eventually make it's way to our tv screens as well :)

Oh, and you can now pre-order Sarah's book 'Sarah Style' which will be released November 4th; it's filled with tips and tricks and is only $20 on Amazon!


And if you are a die-hard fan, get excited because this is happening:

It'll be fun to see what she comes up with! Let's take a look at a few of the other exhibits and products that caught my eye at the show. I loved that brass was still going strong - these chic & whimsical faucets from Cantu were like jewelry:
 
 
Another great booth was from Ocean Pacific Lighting Inc, I fell hard for this geometric fixture, and the Lucite & brass combo on the right:
 
 
There were a few lovely booths set up for Dinner by Design - showcasing tabletop décor at it's finest. This first one is by the talented Gillian Segal, all the jewel-toned flowers and gold flatware made for a perfect setting:



There was a really fun booth set up by Endeavour Neon Signs, you've likely seen their work in the home office of Monika Hibbs:




And lastly, tartan was a real theme at this years show - every where you turned there was a handsome dash of plaid! Love the touch with these pillows:


How about a sea of tartan? The Montauk Sofa booth was probably the most popular spot to be sneaking in a selfie!!


Those were a few of my favorite things this year; it's always so much fun to get inspired by such creative minds, I already can't wait till the next show!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

House Tour | Princess Margaret Lottery Home


Every year I look forward to seeing the Princess Margaret Grand Prize Showhome for the Hospital Lottery, and this year definitely doesn't disappoint. Brian Gluckstein completed the interior design, and winners will get the home fully furnished (valued at a cool $4 million), plus $25,000 cash! Not a bad deal, hey? Let's take the luxurious tour (click to enlarge photos):




The wide entry and hallways with grey herringbone pavers gives such a luxe feel!


Love that touch of brass in the built in:




After seeing these photos, I think the kitchen is the crown-jewel of the home. I adore the gas range and the stunning cabinetry in the island:







Notice the mirrors in front of the windows - perfect pairing of function and beauty!




Wow! Love all of the details here. To see even more of this home head over here.

And speaking of Brian Gluckstein, I had the chance to see him speak at last year's IDSwest and he was fantastic! I learned so much, and it's got me excitedly anticipating this year's show. The festivities start this Thursday September 25th for Opening Night, and everyone's favorite Canadian designer, Sarah Richardson, will be speaking on Saturday afternoon. Will you be going? Hope to see you there!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Fashion | Just Add Plaid


 
We are all gearing up for the transition into fall fashion - and with autumn comes all things plaid and tartan! I love this look both dressed up or dressed down. A coat, a shirt, pants or a skirt, plaid will add a luxe look to your fall wardrobe:
 
Olivia Palermo
 
left: unknown | right: Wendy's Lookbook
 
 
 
Mix 2 tartan prints, like this scarf and blazer, for a lovely layered look:
 
 
 
Oh, and don't forget LEOPARD! Together with plaid, it's a deadly combination:
 
 
 
What fall fashions have you excited? I'm loving this tartan look and will definitely add a dose to my work wardrobe this season! Have a great Thursday,
 
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