Who said you always have to re-invent the wheel?! Sometimes a little glowing sphere is all you need. These Bocci globes always make me happy… like chicken soup for your soul, you know.
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Nothing says weekend morning at home more than lazy moments on cotton with rays of light peaking through the blackout drape, making breakfast to the Sinatra and Bennett tunes and totally busting a move while doing it, dressing up for no reason and a book that swallows you all. Hope you are having a wonderfully sunlit weekend!
Just when I think I finally persuaded my poor soul that wearing couture gowns on the daily basis is … well, not quite appropriate. Here come Elie Saab with the Spring Collection 2012 and smashes my hear into million of pieces. Oh sweet lords, I just want to wrap myself in these cotton candy!
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How do you know that the designer is…well…a little obsessed? It’s when instead of placing the chandelier at the “industry standard” height, one places it much lower. The reason? Isn’t it obvious, so that the diners all through the supper could marvel at the every last detail of that piece of art.
Had a burning desire to do just that today at work, but those standards (god bless them) took over…again. There’s always the next time!
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With the warm days slipping away, so does my interior desires for bright patterns and sheers (I though I’m never going to say that out loud!). I found myself leaning towards something more substantial and real. How about strong architectural elements and solid unpretentious woods. Don’t you just get that crispy-thinning-fall-air and wet-wood-after-rain vibe from this Urban Loft by Steven Volpe.
And with my lust for library/dining spaces this room is beyond perfection.
One might say: “How’s the rich blue velvet is down to earth and unpretentious?” Well…I’m sure that it is blooming somewhere there in that wet forest of mine…on the bronze branches.
<images via www.elledecor.com>
I’ve learned the hard way to never…NEVER….post something on the blog if you are seriously thinking of buying it for yourself. Buy it first – then post about it, otherwise you risk a “sold out” disappointment. So I open up a secret, I did treat myself to a certain birthday gift from the below list before showing all the cards.
Anyways, I’ve been love stoned for quite a while now, especially with so many lovely options to choose from.
Ranking first on my list of necessities is a pleated maxi skirt…preferably in color. I’ve been looking for it for quite a while now and if I won’t find it in time for the summer I’ll be VERY mad at the fashion gods up there. So if you see a good one, send it my way or else…
I’ve been shopping on registry lists quite a lot lately, which made me wish we’ve had “the American” wedding. Since there is no tradition of wedding registry in Russia, I feel like I’ve missed out on a great opportunity to score some beautiful dinnerware (‘coz let’s face it – when else would you treat yourself to a hundred-dollar plate?!).
So I’ve decided to put together my registry for “just in case” occasion…that is just in case I have extra $100 laying around. The first on the list would come the new DVF Home Collection. So fun and whimsy, it brings the memories of warm summer evenings…
…when you can pick a fresh bouquet,
…gaze into the night sky laying on the beach,
…be creative and artsy,
…or try something new and unexpected.
This Chinese design genius totally topped my creative overload last week. Before I didn’t even know that such state of mind exists. Browsing blogs and design magazines I always left me wanting more. While researching for two hotel projects I’m working on right now I came across Andre Fu and my design cravings were fully satisfied with the first few clicks.
WARNING! Intended to be taken in small doses due to the high risk of creative overload!
My absolute favorite project – The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong.
Wow, the longest post ever!
if one day I let my passion for everything vintage run wild and free, my interiors will start to look like those in this video…can’t get this song out of my head.