Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brands - Foscarini

One of the things I like the most in decorating is lighting. It's just mouthwatering to me. Along with mirrors, they are priceless accesories, for they can turn any room into something really special. Well, I'm so in love into Italian firm Foscarini, and its gorgeous designs. I only wish somebody would sell them in my hometown, Guadalajara, México. =(

They are truly something. My very favorites are the ones in the last picture, from the tropic collection.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Houses - Beautiful Loft in Brazil

I'm loving this industrial loft in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It's so sleek, and elegant. The furniture and styling is superb. I adore the coffee table and the round flower pot. And what do you have to say of that yellow console? So gorgeous!

This post is dedicated to my male readers. I've got the slightest feeling this home of excellent taste may be owned by a man. And it is amazing.

Sorry for being away so many days, but I'm in the middle of a life reorganisation. I have tons of projects on my list, and little time. When I finally get the chance, I really don't know where to start. At least I'm moving forward (I like to think). Little by little.
images via.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Inspiration- White and Turquoise

One of my many projects in my ever-growing list is my daughter's room. Believe it or not, I catch myself daydreaming about it, in spite of my endless kitchen reno and my job chores, and planning out the room of this little soon-to-be teen.

One of the things she's got clear about it is she wants the gorgeous turquoise/white combo (one of my favorites!). For starteres, we need to find a good quilt for her bed, and then we'll build from it. She's in love with all the options from PBteen, but since that's to far away from us, we're having a hard time finding something similar here. Wish me luck on that!
So, anyway, I found these lovely and totally inspiring images at A Creative Mint (can't believe I hadn't seen that blog!) and immediately thought of my client at home. Can't wait to see what she thinks about them!

Happy Summer y'all!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Designer Spotlight - Emily Henderson

I was looking at Emily Henderson's work, when I bumped into these amazing pics from her work for her HGTV show. Living in Mexico, I haven't seen the show, but I instantly fell in love with her style. I picked these because I like the blue sofas all around (ranging from aqua or turquoise all the way up to cobalt blue and purples). There are a few rooms with a non-blue sofa, but you can find the blue element somewhere (think of rugs, curtains, etc.).
So, why is this interesting for me? Well, for starters, I find it original. Normally you'll find neutral tones, but here she goes all the way with blue, and with quite lovely results. And second of all, this is exactly what I had in mind for my TV room: an aqua velvet sofa.

So, moving on with Emily, I love the vintage feel to all of the spaces. It takes me back to the days when I was a little girl (not so long ago, mind you). Take the retro elements and mix them with a modern twist. The result is so welcoming to me.

And now, time to name favorites! Definitely the turquoise sofa with the big, bulky, rustic coffee table. What's not to love?

And of course, there's the gray rocking chair with the "love" pillow. Sigh.

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Homes - Gorgeous apartment in Manhattan

This gorgeous NYC apartment is like a dream to me. I love it's modern, sleek design with the neutral palette and splashes of color here and there. I guess what I love the most about it, is the amazing yet accesible style, and so easy to imitate at home. Wall decor, color, light, bathroom towels and curtain, I love it all! 

Best of all? You can rent this Manhattan apartment for $210 us per night (not bad at all, considering it has two bedrooms and a great location). The property is listed in  Airbn, a global community of people renting properties, something like that Cameron Diaz film "The Holiday". One of my all-time favorites!
So, if you're interested and planning on a trip to NYC soon, you should definitely visit the listing here

all images via airbn

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brand Spotlight - Rococo Furniture

While surfing the web searching for information for one of my current projects, I bumped into Rococo, a Mexican firm making the most amazing and gorgeous furniture revamp. Most of their furniture is Louis XV or XVI style, but they are restored using their own line of fabrics (with Mexican designs) or painted by local artisans and visual artists. The result: great pieces of furniture with character and lots of style.
Wish I could take my hands on one of them and paint it myself.
Really love them.

all images: rococo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I heart lace

I have a confession to make: I'm a total lace lover. The intricate patterns in lattice and lace blow me off! I want it everywhere!

Enough of words, I've got eye candy to share.
I found these beautiful pictures recently here, and I'm dying to try it on my own.
Seems like the perfect breakfast to me.

Have you ever tried making something like this?
I'm really wishing to get my hands on it soon. Perhaps tonight!