tablescape tuesday: luxurious situations

With the holidays quickly approaching, I found that some tabletop planning is essential. 
I have found one item with major impact that I LIVE for...

Incredibly gorgeous gold flatware!
 It's rare to see gold forks, knifes and spoon on a tabletop because most are in silver. However, when you do see the richness of gold flatware on a table, it feels instantly LUXE.
Back when I did a photoshoot for Adore Home Magazine, we put simple, chic, gold flatware like this and it just perked up the rest of the table to the next level. 

So, get your own gold this holiday season for some serious style! 

tablescape tuesday: getting to thanksgiving tabletop ideas

martha stewart
I can't believe its already November...
I feel as if October just flew by and its already time to start preparing for Thanksgiving. This year on my tabletop I am all about elements of nature...wood, linen, anything that resemble what the earth is all about. You all know me though and I wouldn't do anything without a little glamour.
So perhaps adding bits of gold would make the perfect addition to my very au natural tablescape. Don't you think?

needing. wanting. loving. {mixing metallics}

Oh I am so very in love with the gorgeousness of mixes of silver + gold...
Nothing looks quite more put together than mixed metallics. I truly believe that the art of the mix is the best part. Mixing highs and lows, patterns and prints, furs and's all so very fun to do. I encourage all of you to never shy away from mixing silver and gold. Metallics are very in style and can compliment even the drab-est of decor styles.

quite glamorous, no?

In the Hamptons today and will be at the Designer Showhouse...make sure to follow me on Facebook for the fabulous photos!

Secret of domestic bliss #52...get some guilded gold goodness

As we settle in to our digs I am quickly realizing that shades of gray are the jam! There is not anywhere I look that I don't spot the dark and delicious color. As I fall hard for my fave shade, I notice that the perfect compliment to this sort of hue is ornate, gold accessories. This antique gold is so on my radar right now. I can't get over it. I want more of it! Especially because no matter what your style is, this gorgeousness can be the perfect addition.

this room from lonny magazine really has touched my decorista soul. The mix of light blue and gold is just effortless. 

Style-icious Sunday: glamorous and golden

There is nothing like an oversized gold sunburst above the bed to make a statement in the bedroom. The placement of this piece is the perfect addition of that glamorous "wow" factor to add to the simplicity of an all white room. White and gold is one of my favorite color combos of all time. Here, the kiss of blue and white pillows just seals the deal. It's got me craving some gold glamour in my life....

These is something so chic about strategic moments of gold.
I also happen to adore the look of purple and gold together, its so very regal.


The Art of Living...mixing black and gold make it luxe

Absolutely loving this black and gold piece of artwork over the nosh spot. Mixing these two stark colors instantly gives the look of luxury. If you are wanting to give your home a little bit more luxe, try adding a mix of black and gold. It can be through a piece of art or wall color and mirror...whatever your method, it can give serious style! 


the most fabulous gold mirrors + where to put them

Today I will be bustling around WeHo attending the design events and I am so delighted about it!
I'm excited to meet all of the other designers and design bloggers. What I am most excited about, however, is checking out all of the amazing pieces at each showroom. I'm sure they will be putting out the best of the best for all of our eyes to see. What I'm most entranced by at the moment.....outrageously good gold mirrors. So in love...

Modern glamour: family living in Australia

With my clients, I am always hearing about how husbands and boyfriends are super picky about a space being not too glamorous or girlie. Then I stumbled upon this gorgeous family home with just the right amount of girlie glamour. The gorgeous ornate chandelier and beautiful detailed gold accents are just the right amount of feminine panache and super props to the husband who went for it. 

more of the home tour here

The Art of Living...using the right light fixtures

One of the things about living in a modern building that is not my favorite thing is standard lighting. I have a client with a gorgeous condo in a beautiful uptown high rise. It's absolutely gorgeous with floor to ceiling windows. During the day, the view of the city is immaculate and the beautiful bright light just nourishes the apartment so well. Problem is, they don't have adequate light at night. (who are these architects? jk) So today. all that is on my mind is out of this world light fixtures. I'm obsessed with finding things that have major style but also will give some good light.

In my search, I have found myself fawning over gorgeously designed light fixtures. Modern, rustic, retro, vintage, glass, lucite, there are just so many. I can only express how important it is to remember that even though its gorgeous, it needs to do its job, too! 
Isn't this such a fun brass sconce? So vintage + cool.

images via headoverheels

Home Tour: Jeff Lincoln's sophisticated in the city

Every once in a while, the New York Social Diary photographs the most beautiful Manhattan apartments. It is incredible how different each persons apartment is. I find it so fascinating that they can look absolutely stunning with very little square footage. Jeff Lincoln's manhattan apartment was such a nice little surprise to see on the site today. 
I love the cream walls of this apartment. It really keeps it light, airy and fresh. In this city, sometimes you need a completely calm place to come home to. His window treatments are fun too. Stripes and a geometric chic. He has fantastic art, beautiful gold mirrors throughout and great furniture with great lines. A very sophisticated NYC apartment. 
Not only do I adore the wall color in this dark, luscious room, I am a tad in love with the creativity on the art wall. So masculine chic.

bliss in the kitch' ...delicious cream + dreamy gold

As much as I love learning all of these fabulous restaurants in NYC, I long for those days of hanging out in the kitchen and whipping up a fabulous dinner. How gorgeous is this all white kitchen with mixtures of gold and stainless steel? I never thought they would work together, but in this kitchen they totally do. It's parisian chic at its best and the small inset bookcase doesn't hurt either.