Wednesday, May 2, 2012
which is about as opposite a vibe as you can imagine EXCEPT, they happen to look great together!
Thirdly there seems to be a very very slight sighting of acrylic which we haven't seen in many years. It has its place in the design world so it was nice to spot it here and there.
The thing we saw the most of? LINEN, LINEN, LINE!!!
sad, but I have grown used to watching the trends come and go - just reinforces it's always best to dabble with the accessories which are less expensive but keep your investment pieces a little closer to classic. Will save heartache and $ all the way around!
I wanted to show you a classic shot which is a combo of the white lacquer, the belgian linen and yet still not trendy...timeless:
My suggestion would be to swap out the rug, add colorful accessories and a few pillows and then voila - all bases covered - Belgian linen sofa, with white lacquer, contemporary tables, and colorful current pillows and lamps!
Friday, May 13, 2011
We add photos every day - things that have come in (the Ups man thinks we are crazy as we stand there ripping into boxes looking for cool new things to take photos of), and events and
great little "stuff" that happens around here. So please check it out and give Mara some feed back!
Meanwhile we are sort of springy happy one minute and then back to fog and frozen the next - not our happiest Spring to date. We are wanting to get with the sandals, shorts and smiley
lazy days of summer....our pedicures are going to waste....and our spring cleaning isn't getting done due to this dang weather!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
We are all so excited about Pantones color for 2011 - It is so cheerful that we have now done our entire entrance around it...
Honeysuckle, when combined with aqua and yellow creates a buzz of energy and we defy anyone who adds this combination to their home to be grumpy - ever!
In Marin we are known for our plethora of talented musicians, of which there certainly are many, BUT we also have an incredible number of talented artists as well. One of our very favorite ways to spend a day off is to jump in the car, (top down), and cruise around to all the different Open Studios..... right about now from Sausalito to Pt. Reyes artists are opening their doors to visiting guests and enthusiasts. One of our new haunts is the Donna Seagar Gallery featuring artists like Carl Dern, Kay Bradner, Brigitte Reynolds...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Butterflies are back! This classic chair has found its way back into interiors as well as by the pool and on the patio. Polo has introduced one that is way way way out of the usual price range of the "common" butterfly chair which usually runs under $100.....leave it to Ralph to introduce a customized version in leather that retails at close to $4500.Check it out in his newest collection - California Romantic! http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/
Minimalism may not be dead but it could certainly be waning....The Wall Street Journal ran a wonderful article recently declaring that the new BUZZ in home decor is the "acquired" or lived in look! We celebrated this in hopes that the "I want my house to look like page 52 of the catalog in my mailbox, just like everyone else's is OVER!!!! Long live individuality expressed not lonly by the way you dress but by the way you live!