Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ladylike and Contemporary

This accent chair speaks for itself, with exceptional poise, style, and grace and is ideal for any bachlorette pad! It was designed by Sergei Voichenko and Vladimir Tsesler of Art Design Studio. Find out more about this fab piece and more at

Honeysuckle Hints and Compliments

Pair honeysuckle accents and wall colors with earth tones, metallics for light and color transfer, or prints for distinction! Item List:

  • Hermes Avalon Blanket in CamelHand-Tufted Wool Area Rug by Angela Adams

  • Professor's Upholstered Chair by Restoration HardwareWoka Lamps Vienne- Luna, originally designed in 1912

  • Lindon Ottoman in Beluga by Z Gallerie

  • Marco Console Table in Black by Z Gallerie

  • Ligne Roset Multy Sofabed, would look fabulous with Apricot Chinese Lotus Stems

  • Striped Carrera Chair by Bagnato DesignsMocha Sofa available at

  • Ice Crystal Sconce by William Haines- will transfer multiple honeysuckle hues onto walls with each facet

  • Chevron Melon Pillow available at Room and Board

  • Mosaique au 24 Ashtray by Hermes

  • Onyx Light Fixture by Donovan DesignsVarene Accent Chair by Casamidy
  • T-Bone Trinket Box by Room and Board

-Keep Sofas and Drapes light to enhance the energetic and vibrant atmosphere that Honeysuckle hues create and be sure not to overwhelm with dark or over-sized furniture.

- Mirrored surfaces and Metallic accents in gold, bronze, and silver will transfer warmth, light, add contrast

- Include other high energy hues like apricot, light lime green, or turquoise; but be sure to add ivories, light browns, or other neutrals to moderate the space.

The Pantone "It" Hue of 2011: Honeysuckle

Liven up your decor and wardrobe with 2011's signature color- a vibrant and elegant Honeysuckle! Go all out and completely revamp your space by re-painting your walls or adding honeysuckle-printed wallpaper. Wanna make a more subtle statement? Add honeysuckle accessories and accents with seating, throws, candles, vases, rugs, drapes and more. Happy New Year and embrace the Honeysuckle Hues!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stroke The Furry Wall!

"When The World Slips You A Jeffrey, Stroke The Furry Wall!" -Aldous Snow
"Get Him To the Greek," starring comedian Russel Brand coined this concept of stroking a furry wall when we're losing our minds. The Pelted Rebar Desk, by RBC Designs, offers rabbit-fur drawers! Work is one of the biggest stress producers, but can also lead to great results! Get things done and stay on course with this desk, and embrace the furry drawers when you get a little overwhelmed!

Ergonomic Eccentricity!

Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs combines function with unmatchable style with these unconventional wonders! Make any of his quirky pieces the focal points of your space and bask in all the attention they will bring!
From top to bottom:
  • Suspended Bird's Eye Bed
  • Impractical Comfort Side Chair- filled with mini bottles of Southern Comfort! (add a lime-colored throw pillow just for fun and flare)
  • Protrusion Low Table- composed of awe-striking colorful pyramids and glass for transparency
  • Impractical Comfort Low Table- filled with 787 one-dollar bills, limited availability!
  • Contractions Low Table- made with concrete and stainless steel, this table is simply fabulous and durable. The stainless steel brings in a geometric pattern and contrasting texture that transfer distinctive detail into the space.

Get the deets on BRC Designs and view more of his unique furniture at

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Architectural Glass Design

Incorporate contemporary class with glass! CBD Glass Studios of Toronto, New York, and Chicago offer lavish and chic architectural glass designs for sinks, room dividers, fountains and more for residential and commercial customizations and projects. Glass architecture is a bold lifestyle choice and would not be practical in family-oriented spaces; however- for those of us still basking in the single and sexy lives, a touch of glass will go a long way!

For more info: and 1-888-447-9309

Contemporary Glass Wall Coverings

Opt out of traditional wall coverings and go with Glass! It can add sophistication to any room, easy maintenance, and a smooth texture. Opticolour Ltd. offers an array of colours to suit any style and palette, in virtually any size for a custom appeal. Visit for more information or services!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...and a List of Gratefuls

More Than A Day
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs

A List of Things I'm Grateful For:

  • Family- without a strong foundation of unconditional love and supporters we are nothing. Strong friendships, those new and old are included in this category and greatly cherished and adored

  • Faith- As my Faith and Relationship with God strengthen everyday I am extremely grateful to experience His spirit that manifests daily, and am comforted by the fact that He will see me through.
  • Opportunity- cherish any opportunity you are given and count it as a Divine blessing, for they are the only differences between advantage and disadvantage. Use them wisely
  • Home- a place where I can laugh, cry, pray....and enjoy Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, and HGTV!
  • Ambition- I am genuinely grateful to have goals, a plan, and motivation to achieve them. It's a feeling I experience everyday and it keeps me going- Vous Voir Tous Sur le Haut! (See You All at the Top)
  • Time- Time is much appreciated and also taken for granted. I cherish each given day and should be putting more energy into making the most of them.
  • My Mommy- I'm so thankful for my mother and her strength, I admire her kindness and diligence, mimic her charm and grace, and love her endlessly.

  • Love- I'm thankful to have a heart filled with it to give, and more than grateful to have received it, genuinely and continuously.

On a simpler note.....
- Chic-Fil-A -Gal Pals
- Dean Baxter (Spelman) - Gay Best-Friends
- - Sarcasm
-Kelly Wearstler - My increasingly awesome chef abilities
-Zara - Devi Registre (Inspires Me) -laughter
- Wii - Phoebe Philo
- Elliptical Tread-climbers - Josie Natori
-Eiswein - Medium-rare steaks and asparagus
-Coppola Claret - Alexis Tsokos
-Education - Expressways and espresso
-All things art and design - cleavage
- iPods - sunsets and beaches
- silence - creativity- Rachel Roy
- and fun, fabulous times!

Convenience Pour Vous!

Save on counter space as you prep your fabulous 5 star Thanksgiving Dinners with these Magnetic Spice Jars by Chiasso! Fill them with your spices and stick them on the fridge with your recipes- or to hold up your grocery lists! Also, grab an adhesive magnetic board and place it on an open wall space leaving more room in cabinets and drawers, adding a little flair to your kitchen - and making your spices highly accessible!

Find this modern spice rack and more at

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fab Find

Make a positive statement and show your support with this Alyce collector's accent chair, by Platt Collections:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crimson Pride

Many people love red and want to reflect that in their homes, but when overdone, red can be a little unsightly. Embrace red and add it to your space in splashes- through accessories and varying hues! According to the Principles of Feng Shui, red is the energy of arousal. It's hot, passionate, rich and celebratory. Red is the Chinese color of luck and happiness, the marriage color in India, and the symbolic color of love and romance, courage and passion in Western societies.
In feng shui color decorating, red always signifies luxury and richness. However, if used too much, it can bring about restlessness, bursts of anger, and rage as it is an element of fire and very intense.

Above are some ways to incorporate red into your decor, along with compliments like black- an element of water, representing strength, power, protection, stability, and sophistication.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fendi Casa

Fendi showcases ultimate luxury with their Casa furniture and decor line. With deep, sultry hues and lavish prints, these pieces make quite the statement. One of my favorites- the black Chrystal swivel in photo 2, very chic finish and brilliant play on geometrics! These pieces will surely break the budget, but are timelessly invaluable!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Passion For Fashion

Diane von Furstenberg brings her elaborate prints from the runway to upholstery, pillows, and many more aspects of home design. Make your rooms high fashion and bold with these stand-out prints above. Glass tables are ideal for transparency and making the prints flow through the room!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Calico Corners Features Fierce!

Iman lends her exotic appeal to Calico Corners- Home Design Retailer. Iman Home features memorizing prints that draw you in at first glance. Use these gorgeous textiles for everything from upholstery, curtains, bedding, pillows, and more.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rules of Housekeeping

"I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house."
-Zsa Zsa Gabor

Fabulous Seating

The Isola Lounge by Vioski is unique, perfect for two, and comfortable! Find out more about this piece and more at

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Master Bed

This masculine-chic Marbella Round bed in expresso by Z Gallerie is tall, dark, and handsome with its smooth faux leather finish and built-in night tables (One for the remote and one for a cold one)! You'd almost never have to leave! Priced at $1,299.00 and well worth the investment, the Marbella is classic and will definitely outlast your typical IKEA bed, and win some style points with the ladies.

Seating Fit For A Queen

"Go get my Thrown 'cause I don't wanna stop"

This Circa Starlet Banquette by Phyllis Morris will surely motivate and make anyone feel like royalty with its handcrafted cabriole Lucite front legs, curved Lucite back legs and Swarovski crystal buttons in tufts. Place this banquette in the boudoir, your dream closet, or living room for eye-catching allure. See more at


The @ symbol has become a staple of communication in the millennial generation. This unique chair combines tradition & technology, and exudes personality and a little humor while doing so!

Dare to Be Different

Add dare and flare to your room with Squiddy Tables! Contact Judson Beaumont Straight Line Designs at or 604 251 - 9669 for these custom tables and more!

Tutto E' Luce!

Everything is Light with Terzani Zig Zag sculpture lighting! Arrange them as you like and showcase your unique style in your home with this cutting-edge alternative lighting idea! Find more at

Let There Be Light! Let Thou Be Fabulous!

Glamorize your favorite room with this Crystal Candelabra or Golden Safari Chandelier by the fabulous Eva Menz, German designer with extreme style and talent, mixing traditional pieces with modern glamor! For more eye-catching pieces visit

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Have A Seat!

Defy gravity, relive the tranquility of seaside hammocks, and simply lounge in these seating alternatives! Use a hammock similar to the first photo, designed by Patricia Urquiola for a bold, chic, and contemporary look. For light and airy spaces, use a comfortable hammock like the one below in lieu of traditional seating, or place one near a window to enjoy your view as you read, gather your thoughts, make plans, or gab to your friends via telephone! For more hammock ideas visit

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Global Giving

Many of us are beginning seasonal shopping, so let's not forget Haiti and other under-developed nations in the season of giving. Support Haitian artisans by purchasing handcrafted cultural pieces, and those from Rwanda as well, through