Month: July 2008

NO MUMUS HERE

With so many of my close friends becoming parents I was inspired to seek out chic maternity clothing and baby outfits. I stumbled upon a UK magazine for parents called Junior. The glossy featured hip clothes for moms-to-be and the most adorable baby threads!Pictured above is a halter maxi dress by DKNY. Floral silk dress by See by Chloe; Brown…

YESTERDAY’S ELEGANCE

Everything old is new again. French and English antique baths are an elegant way to re-design a Master Suite or Guest Bathroom. I came across the Water Monopoly recently and loved their antique designs. The Paris bath is a reproduction of an early twentieth century French tub (above). The Bateau is a reproduction of a late 19th century French doubled…

TIME FOR MY CLOSE-UP

Marilyn, Eat Your Heart Out!Enokiworld.com is a fun destination for vintage jewels like these. This sampling is all from the 1950s- I love the classic and girly feel to them!This Rhinestone Necklace with Teardrop Tassels goes for $205. Happy Shopping!

AQUAFINA

Let’s call it a Blue Period, but I am loving teal and aqua and turquoise and robin’s-egg blues for cabinets lately. Even doing just the island in blue (like the Plain & Fancy kitchen pictured) mixed with cream cabinets is so chic. The laundry room (pictured left) is a Ben Moore paint color Cabico color-matched to make the cabinetry we…

FASHION RX

John Galliano produced some stunningly romantic pieces for the Paris Haute Couture Fall 2008 show as design director for Christian Dior. Galliano was inspired by the “first supermodel” Lisa Fonssagrives (b/w photo below) who graced the glossy covers in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Despite what the critics say, I love the throw-back style of his collection with the cinched…

JUST ADD WATER

Consistently classic, effortlessly cool, painted white kitchen cabinetry with an inset door (the door sits flush with the face frame of the cabinet) is the chicest style going in kitchen design. Our design center makes over hundreds of kitchens each year and this is the most popular style we sell. It fits perfectly with New England’s architecture too. The photos…

ARTHOUSE

I couldn’t help but smile and fall in love with the work by Leesa Leva when I first saw it this week. The 37-year-old Texan creates such chic watercolors. I love the two-headed Olsen monster (top) and ultra hip rendition of the model titled “I ♥ Lydia Hearst!” Check out more of Leva and shop for prints at http://www.leesaleva.com