Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hamptons House - Perfection!

I Love a nice home in the Hampton's.  This house was designed by Alexa Hampton and it is perfection!

 









Hope you enjoyed and hope you had a great Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Romantic Tribeca Loft and Technical Difficulties

Happy Wednesday!  I am having major technical difficulties and my computer is about to crash!  I had this post saved for Friday...thank goodness...so I am using it for today. I am off to Seattle Wednesday and Thursday so I don't know when I will have time to get my computer fixed or time to get to a working computer so please enjoy this in the meantime!


Last Friday I featured one of Vogue's home profiles and I thought I would post another one this week.

This is the Tribeca apartment of fashion designer Erin Fetherston.  The decor in her romantic loft was influenced by her years living in France.

When you walk off the elevator you enter right in the middle of the living room...



I love the dining room table and the Louis XVII chairs!


These chairs are interesting, they look like a mix of bergere and wing back chairs.
photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank

You can read the whole article and see more of the apartment at Vogue.com.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lusting after Lucite

via

After I posted this entryway the other day, I got some requests to search for lucite console tables under $2,000.  I know that sounds like a lot but lucite is actually very expensive!  Not to worry though, always looking for a deal, I found some options from $349 and up!

This is the $349 peekaboo console from CB2

This one is $1945 from Plexi-Craft


this King George Console is $2083 and is also from Plexi-Craft

this console is on sale for $1695 from Conran USA


this Greek Key Lucite console is $2020 from The Well Appointed House


If you are not sold on lucite consoles yet, here are some pictures of how they were used in different homes...


via Apartment Therapy

via google images - not sure of original source

via decor pad

via Aesthetic History

And last but not least, here is the CB2 peekaboo console as seen in Domino Magazine....


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Some Friday Eye Candy


I love looking at the home profiles on Vogue.  One of my favorites is the sneak peak of Model Jessica Stam's New York apartment.

Right away I am loving the tufted sofa! 


And these amazing hand carved Moroccan doors!!!!


These lamps are to die for! And you know how I feel about the boxwood balls!


 This last picture just makes me happy!



I hope you have a wonderful weekend that leaves you time to chill out on a couch while paging through at a fab book!  Looks like heaven to me!

all images via Vogue

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mecox Gardens LA - Love at First Sight!


It was love at first sight the first time I walked up to Mecox and noticed that they have the same boxwood plants and planters that I have!

Mecox Gardens is a fabulous home store with 8 locations across the country.  I love Mecox because they have a great mix of furniture and accessories in all different price ranges and different styles.  There is really something for everyone.  

On my most recent trip to Mecox in Los Angeles, the store was jam packed with all sorts of good finds! 






They always have the best vignettes set up around the store!  The amount of Christopher Spitzmiller lamps incorporated into the vignettes and placed around the store right now, were enough to send me over the edge!




Some of my favorite things I found were these bamboo benches...


This limed wood table with Spitzmiller lamp...


Blue leather chair...


Raffia dresser and chair...



Why not throw another Spitzmiller lamp in the mix?  I LOVE this white crackle finish lamp!  It is hard to see the crackle finish in this picture but it is fab in person...


Don't worry if there is not a Mecox location close to you!  You can shop on their website and the amount of inventory online is ridiculous!  Check it out!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sweet Butter


Sweet Butter is a Cafe in Sherman Oaks.  They are located next to InvenTORI which I blogged about the other day.



You walk through this gated entryway to get to the front door.  I think this covered patio is so cute!


Seating area outside the front of the restaurant.



Inside they turned silver trays into blackboards with the days specials.  Such a great idea! 


You place your order inside and then find a table in one of the outdoor seating areas, where they will bring your order to you.  While you are waiting there are plenty of great gifts, books and accessories to peruse.



Overall, I had a great experience at Sweet Butter.  I took a chopped salad to go and they were accommodating and let me substitute chicken for the salami.  My salad was fresh and the chicken was really good.  I think it would be a great spot to get a morning coffee and/or breakfast.  Also, a great place to run into if you need a quick gift.

Sweet Butter is in Sherman Oaks at 13824 Ventura Blvd.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tori Spelling's Store - InvenTORI

via Inventori Facebook Page



I drive home from work down Ventura Blvd everyday from the Valley over to my neck of the woods, which is in between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  While driving home one day, on the Valley side in Sherman Oaks, I looked over and saw the cutest new store.  I was curious about the name being Inventori and not Inventory so I went home and googled it.  To my pleasant surprise, the "tori" in Inventori is for Tori Spelling!  How fun!  I didn't know she decided to open a home/gift/lifestyle store!

It took me a couple of months but I finally stopped by after work on Wednesday night.  There is a cute little courtyard that you walk through to enter the store.




The left side is full of cute baby gifts, bath products and candles with antique furniture interspersed.



I bought this Lafco Chamomile Lavender Candle and it smells fabulous.  I had never heard of this brand.  The candles are all named after different rooms in the house.  Chamomile Lavender is Master Bedroom.



Love this vignette with vintage doors and the white marble dresser.



On the right side of the store there are more vintage and antique furniture finds and the style is a little more masculine.





REALLY cute pet gifts and accessories!




Gift wrapping station.  It is $3.50 to have your gift wrapped.  Not a bad price for this lovely selection of paper and ribbons!

 


This porcelain polka dot tray somehow made it into my bag as well.  Love it!


They are working on a website but you can go check it out in person at this address...13826 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  Looks like Tori is living out Donna Martin's dream in real life.  Remember her store in 90210, "Now Wear This"?  I had to!