Monthly archive July, 2010

Suiting Up

Today’s collection is inspired by the continual state of living that I seem to find myself in…suitcase living. Ugh! And Monday I’m off to it again, this time adventuring in the city of Minneapolis, MN. I will be touring with the Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre (a modern dance company that I have been a member...

Color Episode

Referencing today’s earlier post (again): Colors more along these lines…cool, refreshing, clean yet comfortable. Everything a Tennessean transplanted to Texas in the middle of summer could want.

Summer Palette…Ocean Spray & Avocado

Now, I know I’ve been talking up the neutral palette recently, but a girl can’t live on beige alone. And it’s times like these, usually around the deep heat of summer, that I begin really craving cool colors. Palettes such as this one below become especially  appealing.

Why Don’t You…

In the famous words of the late and eternally great Diana Vreeland, “Why Don’t You”…Bring your artwork to life…literally!! How whimsical and charming would this idea be paired with pieces similar to the ones featured earlier today? If you try it, let me know how it goes.

Patchwork Perfection

I’ve become quiet the master at the craft of “patchworking”. This lamp from Goodwill, that table from my parents’ home, those pillows from the local Target. It takes some vision that’s for sure! These funky pieces have taken the concept literally…and it couldn’t be better.

Person to Place: Episode 2

PERSON TO PLACE EPISODE # 2: First the PERSON, the lovely “Little Miss Havisham” styled by Beth Jones and photographed by Laurel Dailey. The perfect mix of soft, moody, pink and pretty. And then the PLACE, which translates oh so beautifully! Muted walls, afternoon lighting, upholstered surfaces and delicately crafted linens. Just the right recipe...

Shifting Shades

Curious things are happening these days…and I couldn’t tell you just when it started or why. But in the process of our move and during my search for apartment inspiration, I have discovered an interest in a totally new aesthetic…for me and my perception of my personal style, that is. Neutrals!! Yes, cremes and whites…browns...

New Environments…Blank Canvas

Ok, so it’s been a while…seems like ages. But David and I have safely arrived in our new home of Fort Worth, TX and, after a long week of crisis management, we are slowly settling into our new environment. Of course, as you can imagine, I already have grand schemes and plans for our humble hacienda...

A Day to Celebrate!

Well, for those who have been following me on Twitter and/or Facebook, you know that the past few days of our move to Fort Worth have been, to put it in less dramatic terms, a challenge. But some of the worst seems to be passing behind us. Thank goodness! And just in time for my...

HOPE…Moving Forward

Hope “To arrive, contemplate, enjoy, learn, copy, try, devastate, destroy. There’s still hope.” Considering the scenery change my husband and I are experiencing and the lifestyle adjustment we are both making, this collection of photographs seemed appropriate. Alright…here we go!

Going, going…Gone!

And we’re off. The bags are packed, the truck is loaded and we have hit the long road West to Fort Worth, Texas. Wish us luck! Back to regular programming soon.

In the midst of Chaos

David and I are in the throes of our move and greatly deprived of time, energy, and sleep. So today’s offering is brief and to the point. Flowers make me happy! Simple as that. Hope you enjoy your day and stay tuned as I adventure along this foreign and untrodden path called becoming an adult...

Glam It Up…On Vacation

What better way to imagine a summer vacation than with breezy scarves, pretty polka-dots, and bunches of bangles. I can’t think of anything better! Classic almost preppy pieces, exotic influences and bold colors yet simply styled with maturity and sophistication…*sigh. You may remember my vision board for this year. It is curiously similar to today’s...

Making the Most of What You’ve Got

This unique abode offers a simple lesson in the value and hidden potential that can be found in the odds and ends of our homes. Notice the collage of frames that appear to be a collection of unmatched pieces. And then the assemblage of gold lamp bases without their shades…funky and unexpected but against the...

Artfully Crafted Design

Happened upon the most gorgeous mid-century marketing prints by the talented graphic designer, Lora Lamm. I immediately fell in love with her mod and playful representation of 1960s Italian style. Real paint brushstrokes and hand crafted designs…you don’t see much of that anymore. And a bit info about the designer and her era: “In the...

The Golden Age of Couture

There is no denying the newest and strongest trend of the fall season: 1950s glamour, initiated by both the Prada & Louis Vuitton F/W 2010 collections (shared below).   Perpetuating this trend are magazine editorials such as the July edition of American Vogue with Natalia Vodianova  and July’s Harper’s Bazaar featuring Katherine Heigl. Both were beautiful and...

Beautiful and Busty

There is just something so mysterious and captivating about statuesque busts in interiors. They seem to carry a sense of drama, wisdom, history and elegance about them.  I have a specific interest in using this element in collections or individually. Ceramic, stone, bronze…no matter the material, I still love the look. And I especially like...

Let’s Celebrate…American Denim

Independence Day…a time of American pride and celebration…and probably lot’s of the American standard, denim. For those who celebrated, I hope you had a safe and relaxing long weekend.

Texas Update: In the Big City

So, Dallas is fantastic! David and I are having the best time exploring the city and discovering what I’m sure is just the beginning of some very cool things. One such “thing” would, with out a doubt, have to be the NYLO Hotel in Irving (which is not far from where we are staying). It...

Pass the Mustard, Please.

I’m just so in love with this warm, vibrant shade of my new favorite hue…mustard yellow!