Jumat, 30 September 2011

HHHHHHaaaaappppyyyyy Anniversareee

7 and a half years together and 5 years of wedded blissss.....


i love you.

Kamis, 29 September 2011

Woah there little lassie

I have a four page front and back "To Do" list.

It's My 5 year wedding anniversary on Friday 

We are going to a Jimmy Eat World concert tonight

I am going away on a girls night to Palm Springs Saturday morning

I have a photo shoot next week with nothing to wear

I am having my house painted as we speak

2 wedding to go to with no dress or shoes to speak of for either of them

I have hired an awesome new sidekick design assistant

G's room sits untouched with nothing more than a big girl bed

I have an article to write

We are buying and selling a car

I have 4 amazing clients, 1 more potential added to the books for next week, 1 more waiting to sign contracts, and 3 e-design jobs. 

I would like to somehow squeeze horseback riding into this whole agenda and paint a huge canvas.

AND I am running for Mayor

bring it on!

Here are some pretties that are helping me check some shit off of my "to Do List"

any tips or hints or tricks or drugs would be greatly appreciated

A touch of violet

I really don’t know why, but lately my eyes are drawn to every picture where is shown a touch of violet.

It seems that depending on your mood, you will be attracted to a particular color. I have read somewhere that violet is stimulating the creativity.
Violet represents spirituality, harmony and peace!

Is it because of having a peaceful mood that I am attracted to every touch of violet or is it the color itself that makes me feel peaceful???

Anyway, I would love to share some of my latest favorite images. Maybe they even slip you into a peaceful mood!


Sfeer interieur 396 (Pinterest) source Pinterest


Sfeer interieur 394 (AD) source AD


Sfeer interieur 393 (Tijdloos n°20-2011 Bieke Claessens -Ariane von Rothkirch www.decorvan.be) Interior designer Ariane von Rothkirch  source Magazine Tijdloos n°20 2011  Photo credit Bieke Claessens


Walda PaironWalda Pairon  source unknown


Sfeer interieur 235 (Linda Chase Associates) source Linda Chase Associates


Slaapkamer 190 (VT- Interiors) source VT Interiors


Sfeer interieur 386 (www.vogt-interiors.de)source Philipp Vogt Interiors


Sfeer interieur 400 (Tria Govan photogr. via 1st dibs) source 1st dibs Tria Giovan Photography


Vicki Archer source French Essence  Photo credit Vicki Archer


Did these images brought you into a more peaceful mood?



Rabu, 28 September 2011


And the Winner is

Drum Roll Please.......................

 Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Super giveaway! I'm in desperate need it! I need to organize myself better. This will be helpful!

I'm already a follower of your blog! :-)

Have a wonderful day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com


Selasa, 27 September 2011


Clients always ask me to help make their stuff look pretty and I am always happy to help.

There is an art to the vignette, but it is a very simple formula and I am willing to share some of my 3 favorite inside tips...

Tip #1.
Layers and Layers and Layers Oh my!!!
If you have lots to display { and in my case I do} then the key to making it all work together is to layer. It's OK to stack frames or objects on top of a stack of books.  It adds height and depth to the area without it feeling cluttered.

Amber Interiors for High Gloss


Tip #2:
 Less is More and More is More
If you choose to have a simple vignette....then keep it simple and do go overboard with chotskies. Lean frames against the wall and organize trinkets in baskets to draw eye to the art and larger items in vignette. This whole area would have completely cluttered up if there were candles of various other crap stacked all over the place....agreed?


Tip #3: 
Pick a color or various complementing colors and run with it.
It will create a flow to the area and draw your eye to move and look at everything in the space. This rule also applies to objects color tones. In the first photo all the colors used are naturals, like the sandy pinks and gold hues with the black ground.


In both of these photos the color green or blue was used to to create a color story within the vignette. They used similar colors and changed up the objects shapes and sizes!

Tip #4: 
Add some plant life to the situation.
Shrubs and flowers go a long way. They add an organic height and shape to your vignette and always pop with color be it green from foliage or pink from peonies!

Amber Interiors {shame-less plug}

above images via my Pinterest



Senin, 26 September 2011

finders fee

I have got nothing for you.....except a challenge.

I know we have  all seen this coffee table before, but I just can't seem to find where????

help a sista out!

first prize to the winner



it ends on Wednesday the 28th so hurry!!!

Sabtu, 24 September 2011

What a surprise!!!


I was so surprised, but oh so pleased when my friend Céline, of the French blog Céline Chollet Aquarelles, emailed me that she had a surprise for me and that I had to visit her blog to discover what the surprise was!

Céline had to make some aquarels for a new exhibition in the Musée d'Art Naïf de Noyers-sur-Serein (http://www.noyers-et-tourisme.com) and she decided to make an aquarel of my orangery because the warm color palette and the sober character of the Belgian interiors inspired her, she told on her blog.

Can you imagine how surprised I was landing at her blogpage and discovering this most beautiful aquarel of my orangery?!!


Can you believe Céline realised her aquarel using only a few pictures of my orangery of which I posted some pictures once?!

Here you see  some of the pictures Céline had filed on her computer.foto's 044 

foto's 043

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Céline behind her desk, working at the aquarel of my orangery.


And this is the finished aquarel of our orangery!!!Orangery aquarelle Isn’t it amazing??!! I just love it!!


To read Céline’s post about the aquarel, click on logo of Céline Chollet Aquarelles. Céline Chollet Aquarelles

If you don’t know Céline yet, you really should visit Céline’s beautiful blog and discover her most amazing aquarels at http://wwwboitedaquarelles.blogspot.com/

So I am a lucky person to have a friend as Céline! And I do hope to meet her in person one day!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH CELINE !!! You are a wonderful friend!


Wish you all a wonderful and happy weekend!



Jumat, 23 September 2011

We Be Ruggin'

So I was with my AWESOME EXTRAORDINARILY AMAZING CLIENT all day on Wednesday
and we were ruggin.....!!

Unfortunately none of theses beauties worked. 

The colors were wrong or the size was just off, but here is a little preview of what the vibe in the entry hallway is fixin to look like.

We are making some serious progress......I can't wait till this job starts to take shape.

Dear Elle Decor, 
you want to know about this project....

All the rugs were from my go to rug vendor 
they have a stunning inventory and a really easy to use website

Kamis, 22 September 2011

?Dirty ?

Recently I was out shopping with a client when I came across these stunning pieces of artwork.....

They are hanging on the walls of Todd Romanos LA store.

 I was blown away by the colors and the scale and I knew right away I just had to have them......


The lovely Leslie who works at the store says " I just want you to know that the prints are Dirty"...

 "Dirty?", I asked..."Like they need to be cleaned?"

and she said..

"No, Dirty as in there is a girl, a mouth, a wiener, and a boob"

OK, she was way more professional sounding than that but all I heard was something about private bits..

Can you see the boobies, dong, and licker lady????
"Lover Xc11" by G.N. Morris

if your down for this go buy it HERE

"Lover 1xxv1" signed G.N.Morris

go buy HERE

Don't feel stupid if you can't see it...it took me a while also

So don't forget to enter the GRAPHIC IMAGE GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Enter cause you just might WIN!!