Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Art In Hollywood Glamour

I'm always attracted to elegant, classic, photography of movie stars of days gone by, especially in black and white! These frame images really add an instant glamorous touch to any space. Here are some great examples I found:


left via Windsor Smith; right via Melissa Warner
With clean modern lines, glamorous frames, and with restraint, the results are quite stunning! One great source for these types of prints is, hop over to take a look. Happy mid-week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

House Tour | Lauren Ranes

A lovely house tour in store for you today ... this one from the talented San Francisco-based interior designer Lauren Ranes. She's created a serene yet memorable space in this Presidio Heights home:

Just look at that centered oversized doorknob on that stunning ebony-painted door!

With panelled grey grasscloth in the Master bedroom, Lauren has achieved a luxe boutique hotel feel:

Ok - a built in coffee machine and a shelf of ready-to-go mugs takes morning luxuries to another level!

Now this last amenity really takes the cake - a stunning retractable glass skylight that literally takes you from indoors to the incredible outdoor rooftop deck seamlessly.

Pretty incredible home isn't it? I would move in without changing a thing! To see more from Lauren Rane Interior Design, click here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Decor Inspiration | Club Monaco NYC

I've constantly been inspired by the images I see on Pinterest and Instagram showcasing the fabulous flagship location of Club Monaco in New York. I basically want my house to look like this store! Herringbone floors, marble mantels, fantastic lighting, brass étagères, the lust list goes on. Who knew fashion and décor could blend so seamlessly ...


Well, I cannot wait till my next trip to NYC to see this glamorous flagship 5th Ave shop in person! Until then, I'll be saving several of these images in my 'Home Reno Inspiration' file ;) Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Adventures In Renovating!

Hi everyone! Thanks for popping by today - I'm excited to finally have the first "before" shot of the home we recently purchased (and many more 'befores' to come soon!!). We haven't quite got our hands on the home yet, but soon enough we will be in demolition mode; there is plenty to  tear down including walls, a fireplace, pink carpets, and 1989 wallpapers everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE. I'm nervous but excited. Any wallpaper removal tricks you may have are much appreciated ;)

For today, a look at the exterior of the home. It's on a great street and it's got good bones but needs a bit of re-working:

So here's what I'm dreaming up ... of course budget may come into play but if we can we would love to add shakes, replace the upper windows and the front door, add oversized lighting and shutters, paint, and re-do the landscaping. Here's a wee mock up of what I'd love to see happen to this little diamond in the rough:

Can you picture it coming into our current decade? I think little changes could go a long way in modernizing this home. I'd love to hear your thoughts and your ideas of what you would do if you were to renovate the exterior of this home! I'm quite thrilled to share the process along the way with you, honestly my first reno was the reason I even started blogging some 5 years ago. Thanks for joining in my next journey!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

House Tour | Chic In Chicago

Here's a lovely house tour via Style Me Pretty; homeowner Winnie, and Christine Dovey of Bijou and Boheme worked together to create perfection! Christine helped Winnie to design the little girls room (the stuff that dreams are made of!) and the family room, and this set the tone for the rest of the home. It's whimsical, classic, and comfortable all in one:

To see even more from this lovely home hop over to Style Me Pretty. Hope you are having a fantastic week!
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