November 27, 2012


Flor carpet tiles have been around for a awhile now. I have never used them but love the looks and function of them. They seem perfect for families with pets and children. They make garages look absolutely livable. With are so many colors and patterns the design options are limitless!

November 26, 2012

Deck the Halls...

I like to put up my Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's a lot of work and I like to enjoy the decorations for a least a month before packing them all away again. My favorite place to shop for holiday decor is Neiman Marcus. This year they have a collection that I really like called Champagne Frost. Here are a few items from some of their collections and images of fully decorated living spaces to inspire you!

November 21, 2012

Setting the Table

Thanksgiving is here and feels too early! I think it's because of the endless Summer we had here is Southern California but it just doesn't feel like Thanksgiving should be here yet. But alas, it is and tables need to be set and turkeys need to be cooked. This year I am drawn to crisp, bright, settings probably because it is still hot outside. So if you need some inspiration for setting your holiday it is!

Simple Pumpkin with a White Runner

Burberry Runner, Fall Leaves, and White Pumpkins

Leaves and Candles

Branches and Tapers

Candles and Twigs

Traditional Fall Setting

November 20, 2012

There's a Place in France...

You know the old saying "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, I am of the opinion that a cover should match its contents. But sometimes it doesn't....and that can be a good thing! Take this house in France...

Such a beautiful, traditional house...I expected to see scrolled arm sofas in velvet and gilt framed oil paintings. Instead it's this....

Modern Sofas and Tables

Polished Concrete Floors

Traditional Beams and Fireplace Juxtaposed with Clean Lined Furniture

Rustic Wood Flooring with Oversized Drum Shades

Totally Modern Kitchen

Light and Airy Master

Masculine Bathroom Softened by Pooling Drapes

November 16, 2012

Rustic Sliding Doors

Character is brought to most spaces through architectural elements. Moldings, archways, beams, casings, and doors are the adjectives of a home. Rustic sliding doors add instant architecture to a variety of spaces. They can be used as closet or pantry doors, window coverings, room dividers or used to hide a TV when not in use. Here are a few inspiration rooms....

November 15, 2012

Cozy Up to Fall

This is my favorite time of year. It's still bright and sunny but cool enough to wear jeans, sweaters and boots. It's the time of year I start lighting candles, getting my throw blankets out and watching movies at home on Saturday nights. Here are a few rooms that make me want to get the latest releases and a bowl of popcorn...

November 13, 2012

What's in the Box

Remote controls are not attractive! My solution? Store them in a decorative box on the cocktail table.

 Organize your desk by keeping pens and pencils in a box.

Keep one on you nightstand for all you nighttime needs.

Create a spot for important papers and stamps and store it all in a box.

Keep a box in the kitchen for loose recipes and take out menus.

November 12, 2012

Reclaimed Wood

Using reclaimed wood to make furniture, mantles, and/or architectural details is extremely popular these days. I think it's such a great way to recycle. These pieces can used in so many different styles from French, to modern interiors. These pieces make the biggest impact when they are used sparingly. The reclaimed piece can then be appreciated standing among new pieces.