Home Tour: A glamorous pad you don't wanna miss!

 I love me a stylish decorista! 
Tina, my new bff, a blogger and total design freak shared her home tour with me 
and of course, I couldn't wait to share with all of you.
Her and her boyfriend renovated this amazing spread and it is total decorista perfection!
Stripes on walls, deep black curtains, sparkly accessories, amazing artwork, glossy black furniture and lucite goodness. Did I mention that I am crazy about the art?
This pad is absolutely my type of space!
love. love. love. love. love.
 see more of Tina's home tour

on this lovely sunday I'm inspired by...

The perfect mix of comfort and style...complete with an oversized mirror, plush flokati rug, romantic country seating with a mix of modern pillows in blues, blacks and creams.
 The stylishness of this demure little kitchen. The gorgeous chandelier and marble countertop make it sophisticated and luxe. Add a turquoise little toaster and some personal treasured items and it downplays the grandeur perfectly.
The beauty of this dynamic breakfast nook. Perfectly situated in the corner, modern chairs make the perfect match for the Saarinen table. The art wall with black and white photographs are the ultimate warm welcoming finish.

Aren't these images lovely?

in other blissful news...
The Decorista is now offering E-Decorating services.
Check it out!

it doesn't get much better than this {dining room decorating}



 I am just loving the fact that each of these dining rooms are based with white walls + accent colors! What a fabulous way to add a pop of style without commiting to an entire color change. This is perfect for a decorista like me, as I am obsessed with redecorating to fit my mood.
The rooms that have pink are not overtly feminine either, so husbands can deal. ;)
Supremely good + dramatic lighting tops it off with perfection and of course mismatched seating.  Swoooooooon!  

Hope I inspire your weekend lovelies! 
Thank you for being the best readers + commenters EVER this week.
Your comments crack me up and make my day.
love to you!

fashion inspiration for the weekend ALL ABOUT LEOPARD PRINT

I am so terribly ready for fall, especially since LA has been hitting the 100's these days.
Nevertheless, I am already inspired by the beautiful looks of this coming fall fashions.
Leopard print is making waves...delicious and yummy waves!
This weekend, while dressing and while decorating, I will be inspired by this beautiful print!
How amazing does Scarlett Johansson look in leopard? love!
  leopard paired with hot pink keeps it summery...
so gorgeous!

sweet dining room inspiration

In complete adoration of this lovely little dining room nook in Jessica's apartment.
The beautiful + happy shade of blue on the walls is so fun. Throw in all white glossy painted furniture with bright + colorful books and accessories and you have yourself a perfectly posh little entertaining space. The blue and white ceramics always get me too! For more of her pad check her out here.

I also happen to adore the styled coffee table sitting above a gorgeous zebra rug. 
So chic, no?

the Art of Living....dining with gorgeous lighting

Today, I am more than grateful for everything in my life.
Lately I have been reminded just how short life is, and I don't want to ever miss out on that joy!
I am also praying for our country and the oil spill, its astounding what is going on.
So I just want to take a moment to thank God for every blessing, 
especially you lovely readers who make my days so bright! 
What would I do without you????

Speaking of bright...
I am spending today on the hunt for some amazing dining room lighting and I am needing inspiration.
Modern, bright, unique and over-sized light fixtures are all up in my mood.
I can spend hours gazing at the wonders of vintage light fixtures.
This place has great sources...I can barely pry myself away from the site.
I,of course, think Ron + Jaime always knock it out of the park!

images via...decorpad, apartmenttherapy, elledecor, woodsonandrummerfield

i SPI a fabulous dining room...

I have got a huge girl crush on a new design team,
SPI (Sarah Shetter + Alison Palevsky... a darling design duo)
I have fallen for this absolutely gorgeous dining room that they designed.
The green, the glossy black and fantastic light fixture.
Gorgeous, no?

SPI designed the black lacquer dining table, and the chairs were purchased from the Elizabeth Taylor estate in Palm Springs. Above the dining table hangs an oversized 5' x 5' 1960s Italian crystal mazzega chandelier.
for more of their amazing work visit them here.

TUESDAY TABLESCAPE... Tory Burch dresses the table + the hues of blue

Who doesn't love Tory Burch? I love her style so much that I completely trust her taste on all accounts.
How adorable is this first table setting designed the fashionista herself? 
Hints of different shades of blue make it oh so blissful.

I spent the weekend in San Diego with my mom and my love. We had such a fun time hanging out together and everywhere we went the oceans color of blue just kept taking my breath away.
So, in honor of my beachy blue weekend here are some gorgeous tablescaping ideas in hues of blue...

images courtesy of... Tory Burch for house beautiful, visual vamp, Lo B, nesting newbies

bliss in the kitch' {pink + blue for Mother's Day weekend}

My sweet mom is coming to San Diego for Mothers Day Weekend
i don't know about you but i'm thinking 'mother/daughter weekend at the beach'.
In my blissful thoughts our place to stay would look like these lovely bungalows...
This is where we will gab + make goodies...
and this is where we will dine + dish. 

in other blissful news I am at Legends of LaCienega today. So exciting! 

The Art of Living...mixing it up

Remember last week when I posted about Lauren Conrad's dinner party?
Well, ever since then, I have been obsessed with the look of mis-matched dining chairs.
I think it adds such personality to your dining room and can create quite the happy mood.
So, if you are looking for a way to spice up your dining room...try mixing it up.

Like LC...I adore floral dining chairs but i'd probably want to mix them with something a little more modern, like these high back yellow guys. 
How amazing is this combination done by Anna Spiro? love.

your decorating style...

Tonight I was out at a dinner, and one of the dinner guests and i got to chatting about my blog.
I love discussing blogging because I feel it is something everyone should do.
I am a huge proponent of expressing yourself and making friends while sharing common interests.

Interestingly enough, I was seriously stumped by one simple question.
What is your design style?
To be honest, I have no particular style. 
When I walk into a blank room, I get a feeling for the room and love to create the mood, 
the vibe, the feeling. I truly believe each person, and their space becomes its own theme and 
character...so I don't like to pigeonhole myself into one particular style.
Now, I can confirm this because I was emailed these photos and 
asked which one I like better...and I have no answer! 
They all look like perfection to me, just different moods.
You guys tell me...
Which one would be more your style???