Tuesday, October 30, 2012

{art inspiration: the animal printshop}

It's been a long time since I've done an 'art inspiration' post! Today I'm highlighting the beautiful work of photographer Sharon Montrose whose animal series features real live animals, raised {and most rescued} by loving animal keepers. These amazing photos are shot either in studio or outside at the facilities where they live, then photoshopped into the backdrop. You may have caught the lovely baby camel pics in this gorgeous nursery designed by Morgan Satterfield of The Brick House & photographed by Laure Joliet:

Now that's what I call a nursery, Dorothy Draper dresser and all!!
But that's only the beginning, Sharon Montrose's shop, The Animal Printshop, is full of gorgeous pieces for animal lovers of all ages!
Catching moments behind the scenes on Sharon's blog:
What lovely inspiration! Dare I say a great Christmas gift idea? To see more prints check out The Animal Printshop here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

{a dreamy living room ...}

I came across a lovely living room on Vogue.com the other day that I just had to share. It belongs to Anastasia Ratia, grand-daughter of the founders of textile giant Marimekko. I just adore the subdued palette and well-edited apperance of this Tribeca loft she recently decorated. Be sure to watch for Anastasia, who's currently working on a Hampton's beach house among many other projects.

I really fell for the mix of the Barcelona leather daybed together with such traditional pieces, like the dining chairs and lovely wall scones. And I've always been crazy for those Weinrib pillows!! I think it's the color scheme that pulls it all together. And as much as I ooh and ahh over colorful rooms, this is a room I could see in my own home! {click to enlarge the image above}

Could you see yourself in this room? Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{house tour: massucco warner miller}

One of my favorite design firms - Massucco Warner Miller - has recently added a new project to their online portfolio. I love to follow up on what this inspiring trio is working on! Here is a Napa Valley Residence with a beautiful light & airy feel:

Just looks relaxing and inviting! To view more from the lovely ladies at Massucco Warner Miller, visit their porfolio.

Monday, October 22, 2012

{designer profile: kerrisdale design inc}

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a great weekend! I'm starting your week off with a heavy dose of delicious decor. I love to share my favorite designer's portfolios with you, and today I'm sharing the work of Vancouver-based designer Karla Amadatsu of Kerrisdale Design Inc. Not only am I a huge fan of her work, but I'm also honored to call her a dear friend. She is beyond talented, with numerous projects published in House & Home, Style at Home, and BC Home to name a few {you can find her work most recently on the cover of the September issue of Style at Home!}.



Are you dying? I know, me too! This is one designer I truly admire; her aesthetic, her eye for fabrics, colors, and stand out classic pieces is impeccable. Keep your eyes peeled, there's no doubt you will be seeing more & more from Kerrisdale Design IncYou can also check out more from her delicious portfolio, and on her blog, where she shares plans on renovating her own home!

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