Wednesday, July 27, 2011

art for art's sake

images: 1. annika chistensen interior design 2. photo by michael paul 3. caldwell-beebe interior design, mark rothko painting 4. amelia handegan interior design, art by todd murphy i believe 5. photo by per mangus persson 6. unfortunately i cannot recall what this space is, though i believe it's a retail space, via so haute 7. beautiful herringbone fireplace by francois and co, art by todd murphy i believe 8. thad hayes interior design, mark rothko painting 9. art by nicole cohen of sketch 42 8. jan showers interior design

art comes in every form, but probably its most tradition form, at least in western culture, is painting.
above are some of my absolute favorite examples of art (a few are photographs, not paintings) being used with purpose and beauty in a space.
so i ask, which of the above images do you love?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

jewel box

images: all via the glamourai

this fashion blogger knows how to create an inspiring work area, no?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

mary mcdonald

images: all via Mary McDonald's website

Mary McDonald has long been a favorite designer of mine, so when I heard that she would be on Bravo's new show "Million Dollar Decorators," I was thrilled. I really admire her bold use of color and her willingness to combine different patterns/textures that you wouldn't neccessarily put together. That said, some of my personal favorites she has designed are the more muted rooms and those in which she uses lots of creams with splashes of black. It doesn't get much more glamorous than this.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


kate looking beautiful on her wedding day.
gown by galliano...and though I obviously don't approve of him as a person, his talent as a designer is undeniable. thoughts on the dress?


images: 1. acne resort 2012 2. 3. the darjeeling limited 4. jak & jil 5. a perfect guide 6. michael kors resort 2012 7. unknown 8. rachel roy resort 2012 9. normaluisa fall 2011 10. unknown

"But we loved with a love that was more than love." - Poe