Archive for February, 2010

i’m out…

February 19, 2010

Ever play that game “If you could get on a plane right now and go somewhere, where would it be?”  Well I’m headed to any of the following beautiful hotels as my skin is dry, my legs are white and I’m sick of wearing six layers.  Happy Weekend!

The Parker in Palm Springs

Lunch here

Palmilla in Los Cabos Mexico

relaxing here

Haleukulani in Oahu Hawaii

sunset here

Jade Moutntain in St. Lucia

swim here

Four Season Golden Triangle Tented Camp, Thailand

shower here

February 18, 2010

I was shopping at Home Goods today scouting some accessories for clients and I found this fabulous white table.  I love the legs!  It’s versatile  in use and could work with many different decor styles.  I grabbed a few other accessories to show you how easily you can create a great look.

White console from Home Goods $129

The legs are reminecient of a line by Pheobe Howard

Here it is styled up with a green milk glass lamp($39.99) a vase of silk roses(19.99)not a big fan of fake but you get the picture, a silver tin(14.99) and a stack of books (19.99-24.99)

I'm loving this lamp!

Hang a starburst mirror(49.99) above the table and you have and instant style!

Oh and how is this for instant style, cute striped trench I picked up from Target (39.95).

before and after

February 16, 2010

This week I’m featuring a kitchen in the Denver area.  This kitchen was not a total gut  and redo in fact quite the opposite.  Most of the cabinets stayed and were repainted.  We reused the old hardware to save for splurges in other areas.  This kitchen was functional before it had most things you would expect but it needed to be updated.  The old uba tuba granite counters were switched out for a sleek honed black on the perimeter and timeless carrera on the island.  The appliances were updated and rearranged.  The biggest difference was the island.  The old one was cluttered with a cook top and only seated two.  The new one is a large work space, has seating for four and tons of storage.  The owners are excited  to show their cooking skills while their guests relax and enjoy!  This kitchen was also made possible with the help of contractor Brad Gunlock. Gunlock Homes does a great job of bringing my ideas to life on time and on budget.

Before: the kitchen had a dated counter and appliances and giant fridge that stuck out into the room

During:

We placed the new range/oven combo where the fridge used to be so it could be vented directly outside

After: sorry for the dark pictures!!

A european style refrigerator is taller and slimmer than a normal sized one was a great use of space. Gunlock Homes created a custom surround to give it that built-in look.

The island houses lots of drawers, a trash/recycling bin and a tucked away microwave

The island is functional and beautiful with bookcases and tons of room for prep work or platters!

A chef's range and simple backsplash finish off the look

tuesday’s find

February 16, 2010

This week I was forced to surf the internet for a find  as my kids were home for the holiday on Monday. So I stumbled upon a Nuddle blanket ad while clicking through the latest issue of Lonny.  Nap +Cuddle = Nuddle.   It is blanket very much like the one featured in the late night infomercials but it’s a chic counterpart.  The fabric is a plush microfiber, machine washable and it comes in several fabulous colors.  It has two openings for your arms, a foot pocket and a pocket in the front for your hands. There are also options for you kids and babies.  I think it would look great folded the back of your sofa or slug over your arm if you tote it on a plane.  Not to mention there is a long list of A list celebs who don the Nuddle!  I must admit the Nuddle would definitely make my list for great gifts.  I love it!

I love the version for kids and babies…perfect gift for a baby shower or birthdays!

designer envy

February 15, 2010

I’m loving Molly Frey Designs.  She creates beautiful, soft and serene interiors.  They are liveable and fresh.  I’d feel totally comfortable sitting down putting my feet up and relaxing.  Check out her website for more images.  Just lovely!

I love the patina on this sideboard

all images compliments of Molly Frey’s website