2.26.2009

A Workspace Wish List

I've been lucky enough, despite the e*****y (I'm getting tired of that word) to find small design projects here and there to keep me busy and to keep the creative juices flowing.  Most of the time I'm working at home on my laptop (literally on my lap) which, as you can imagine, is not the most inspirational, or comfortable situation.  I'm constantly dreaming about what my office would be like if space allowed, and the little luxuries that would make my day so very enjoyable. This is what I came up with...two options of course.

The inspiration image comes from Chris Miller's office (Drew Barrymore's manager and publicist), designed by Ruthie Sommers.  Miller describes it as, "sleek and understated but also warm and cozy..." PS. The blanket is because I'm ALWAYS cold, and gold paper clips make any stack of magazine tear-outs look very chic!

INSPIRATION: Domino DESK LAMP: Visual Comfort BLANKET: Hermes CLOCK: Tiffany's JOTTER: Smythson PAPER CLIPS: Staples  DESK: 1st Dibs 

Celerie Kemble's home office is, "vibrant and alive..." and yes, there is a Hermes blanket for every color scheme...aren't you relieved. 

INSPIRATION: Domino DESK LAMP: 1st Dibs BLANKET: Hermes PEN: Tiffany's LAPTOP BAG: Violet May DESK: 1st Dibs 

2.23.2009

A Catalogue of Children's Rooms


One of my best girlfriends just found out she's expecting! I love children's rooms, so I thought this would be a good excuse to post some of my favorites.

2.22.2009

RIP


The Greek Key Chair, one of my favorites from Williams Sonoma Home, is no longer available...so sad.

2.19.2009

Lasting Impressionism



While I was in London last month, I visited The National Gallery and fell in love with these two Monet's, above, The Thames below Westminster (London), and the lower, The Gare St-Lazare (Paris).  I snatched up a postcard of each and want to have them framed together as a souvenir to remember my trip.  There are obvious reasons why I adore these paintings, one, I love all things grey (and they are perfect for each other!), and two, they display almost everything I love about each place; the art, the history, the architecture, the charm, and yes, the cold. Here is some evidence of that grey obsession I have...






2.18.2009

A Catalogue of...Exteriors, Black and White




With a splash of yellow...yes please!


There's something about black and white exteriors, so crisp, clean and timeless. I could live in any one of these...or just have one of each! And it works with so many different styles; traditional, contemporary, retro...
Of course, Chanel is a fan, and if she likes it, then so do I!

2.17.2009

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! This is my first attempt at blogging so excuse the first little hiccups that will inevitably happen :). I've been a long-time follower of blogs like Habitually Chic, and The Sartorialist and think its a really great way to organize your creative ideas, and new finds, while sharing them with everyone else. I love the idea of having all of my magazine rip outs, and inspiration all in one place. Viewing this blog will give you a good idea of the styles that inspire me, the designers I admire, and the beautiful things and places I appreciate. If you like what you see, please feel free to contact me for design services and/or consulting. I would love to help! I'll be posting some of the projects I am working on as well. Hope you enjoy all of the images, ideas, resources and unique finds I am cataloguing!