colors underfoot

While spending FAR too long surfing around Lonny Magazine’s online decor archive, I realized how much I love the look of an all-white room broken up only by a colorful oriental rug.  Hmmm, something to keep in mind while decorating the new place…that I still have yet to find…

Happy Friday, chickidees!

a couch.

Sometimes you encounter a piece of furniture that you cannot live without.  Okay, maybe that statement only applies to the ladies of my family…but you get the point!  When my mom and I spotted this charming antique sofa at Butterfield, we both immediately fell in love.  Although my roommie and I already have two supercomfycozy couches (that we will never part with!), my mom and I decided that “sofa’s like this don’t come around every day!” and “we better snatch it up while we can!”…needless to say it’s scheduled to arrive Thursday afternoon and I couldn’t be more excited!

somewhere only we know



Don’t you just love this fantasy world created by Kelly Framel (aka the glamourai) and Yves Delorme furniture?  I just want to pack up and live there in serenity with the pastel bedding, flowers, fruit, pillows and shoes.

…round of applause for:

photography: Jeremy James // art direction & styling: Kelly Framel // prop styling: Mat Sanders (Domino Magazine) // makeup: Katey Denno for FLIRT! Cosmetics // hair: Noelle Chen for Kerastase // manicure: Vanessa Washington // stylist’s assistant: Doug Wright // model: Mackenzie (One Management) // all bedding: Yves Delorme // all furniture: Mis en Demeure for Yves Delorme

Kaleidoscope Eyes

Ana Montiel is a London-based, Spanish artist and designer whose mediums range from screen printing to ceramics, through surface design and collage.  I love, love, love, her use of color and the way she juxtaposes the sharpness of repetitive geometric shapes with the softness of pastel tones.  She creates mesmerizing patterns reminiscent of different scenes from nature, bringing a field of fresh wildflowers into your home without painting that tired old bouquet-of-flowers-in-a-white-vase picture we’ve all seen just a few too many times.  What makes her work even more intriguing?  Montiel’s designs are put through an intricate transfer process to produce wallpapers, curtains, shoes, clothing, furniture, even bicycles. Imagine riding down the street on a bike covered in that awesome geometric pattern?  Or eating  breakfast on a one of a kind pastel-colored placemat?  Swoooooon.