Love that designers are using more blues this year … this home featured in Style at Home belongs to designer Lindsay Mens Craig who chose a classic contemporary look and gave it a modern twist with a strong blue color scheme …Take a look!
I might be getting ahead of myself here but I’m done with East Coast weather – the storms were relentless this year and I’m really looking forward to Spring. Thought I should share some cool and colorful outdoor living spaces I found on Pinterest … can’t wait for warmer days!!!
I love renovation projects that can preserve the historical context and details of a place while making it current with our times. Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Spain was built in 1928 and named after the king who commissioned the hotel. The design and architecture reflects Spain’s past, blending Moorish, Castilian and Andalusian styles. The hotel was recently renovated to provide guests with all the modern amenities while enjoying authentic details like wrought-iron balustrades, stone arches, frescoes and decorative wood carvings.
Featured in this month’s Elle Decor, the home of Melañio Gomez and Chris Kangas is both elegant and eclectic at the same time. There’s a story behind each piece, Gomez believes that the ‘provenance’ of a piece doesn’t matter as long as it is good design. He’s a believer of mixing high and lows … he hauled the entry bench below from a dumpster and topped it off with luxury mohair cushions … Take a look.
I’m a huge fan of L.A design firm Commune, I’ve featured some of their homes in my previous blogs. I was super excited to see their new project which is the American Trade Hotel in Panama City for the trendy Ace Hotel Group. The hotel feels relax, casual and reminiscent of a bygone era, the designer was trying to achieve a look that felt like the hotel had been there forever … Take a look. Images via
With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, it’s time to pass your wishlist along or treat yourself to something darling. Here are a few things on my radar … what’s on yours???
- Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne 1oz $60.00
- DVF IPhone 5 Case $40.00
- Stella McCartney Falabella Printed Bag $1235.00
- Personalized “Je t’aime” Pillow $49.99
- Kate Spade Metro Watch $195.00
- Tory Burch Printed Scarf $155.00
- Dogeared Infinity Necklace Gold Dipped $60.00
- Hanky Panky Nice & Naughty Box $38.00
So I came by this article in Code Nast Traveler that featured outrageous hotel packages for V-Day and this one was truly outrageous. For $777,777.00 the Capella in Washington D.C offers the “Capital Engagement” package which features a 5.01 carat white cushion cut diamond ring, private jet ride, a five-course dinner and wine accompanied by a string trio, champagne breakfast in bed, a sunset Potomac River cruise followed by a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, which will then take you to a rooftop party with a private jazz trio concert, followed by a champagne night cap … I don’t have pics of the diamond or private jet but you can take a look at the property:)
I fell in love with Morocco the first time I visited in 2005 … Marrakech is a bustling city full of life … I especially love the homes inside the Medina which are completely walled on the outside but when you step into one it’s like entering an oasis. I was excited to find this home featured in Elle Decor, it’s a beautiful blend of traditional elements with modern touches … Take a look. Images via Elle Decor