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(BAD) Blog About Design: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Too Hot To Handle: Pretty 'n Pink


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Missing From Your Closet


Friday, April 27, 2012

Featured Post: Connecticut Classic
Yesterday I had the honor of being featured on LDV with this post. Here it is in case you missed it...
I'm so excited to share with you some of my favorite traditional styled homes and elegant looks... Greenwich, Connecticut has some of the most magnificent homes in the world. I love homes in Greenwich, Connecticut because, each home has its own unique style and look. Home I: This wonderful Normandy style estate in Greenwich, Connecticut is surrounded by colorful grounds and greenery making it perfect for a spring getaway. Applying Ivy onto the front facade is a great way to soften brick or stone. In addition, Ivy gives a home an old-glamorous feel. A great way to give the entrance of your home some sprucing up for the spring is by adding flowers. I always love yellow flowers in front of my home as they are very inviting. What do you love about this estate?
Home II: This wonderful estate is set on eleven acres of well landscaped grounds. The estate looks as if it is set in the European Country side. What fascinates me about this home is the large windows. I love home's with much natural light. The home is very stately and speaks volumes on its own, therefore, I like how simple the landscaping is. What do you love about this estate?
Home III: This 1930s Georgian colonial is set on over eight acres of land. Whenever I think of estates in the Northeast I always think of home's that look like this, classic, with beautiful detailing. The estate has a very warm and inviting look, despite being so large. To achieve this, the landscape architect applied much greenery both on and around the home. This estate also features a wonderful pool and tennis court, I wish I knew the owners so I could invite myself over! What do you love about this estate?
Home IV: This home is another example of Georgian architecture. The home was built in 1927, by the acclaimed Twachtman brothers. The estate features many impeccably landscaped gardens in the English park style. I can just picture myself laying on the grass, reading a book here. It feels like such a magical place. What do you love about this estate?

The Fashion: For the above looks I was inspired by classic pieces with a modern edge. Whenever I think of classic pieces with a modern edge I always go Halston Heritage. The Halston dress features a wonderful stripe pattern. It's the perfect dress for an evening on the town. The Alejandro pumps are very elegant, but do not go overboard. The color works great with both dresses, the Juliet & Company necklace, Elizabeth and James sunglasses and vintage Chanel clutch. Which piece is your favorite?
Home V & VI: Home five has wonderful views of the water. I can just image how beautiful the property must look during the fall. Home six was designed for the heiress of Hibernia Bank in 1930 by noted architect, David Adler. Unlike the home's above, this home was built in California. The pool deck is my favorite part of this home. It's wonderfully landscaped and has sweeping views. Which estate do you want to live in? 

The Fashion: For the above looks I was inspired by purely classic elegance. The Thread Eleanor gown is absolutely amazing and captures the whole feel of classic elegance. It's the perfect dress for a formal event at any one of the above homes. The second dress has the most wonderful beading. It's simple and can be dressed up or down. Pair the dresses with a Diane von Furstenberg clutch to add a little flare. Which piece is your favorite?  

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spaces I'm Loving: Part III
Why I Love This Space: I love this space's eclectic mix of styles

The way the furniture is positioned adds to the space's eclectic feel. My favorite piece in this space is the Brutalist style sculpture that sits on top of the console table. The tiled stairs give the space a more Mediterranean touch, which contrasts with the Asian, modern, and contemporary pieces. What do you love about this space?
Why I Love This Space: I love this space's traditional elegance with a modern touch

This space is full of beautiful traditional and modern pieces. The surrealist painting over the fireplace works beautifully with the ornately decorated sofa. What makes this mix of styles work in one space is the colors. The red moves from the painting to the chair, to the pillows, to the flowers. The blue moves from the painting to the chair to the sofa to the lamp shade. What do you love about this space?
Why I Love This Space: I love this space's Asian eclectic mix

The furnishings in this space are very elegant, laid back, and have a great Asian pop to them. What gives this space its laid back feel is the low seating, sofa and pillows. The deep green walls and wall murals give the space a natural earthy feel. What do you love about this space?
Why I Love This Space: I love this space's 60s style glamour

The Warren Planter furnishings are the perfect pieces for a 60s inspired space. The painting is my favorite piece in this space. Without the painting the space would not tie together. The shag rug is great because, it gives the space a dose of texture and feels great under your feet as the floors are stone. What do you love about this space?


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Squarely Modern Living
This clean, modern home was built in 2011, by architect David Jameson in Maryland. When I first came across this home I was captivated by the placement of the windows as each window is placed in a unique spot. In addition, the interior colors come through the windows to give the structure splashes of color. If you look at either the top or bottom of any window you will notice a black band extending from one edge of the window to the other. I find this black band to ground each window and make it stand out. Painting the front door red was a great idea as it stands out against the white facade, making it easy to spot from the street. If given the opportunity to design the interior of the home I would choose pieces that are eclectic and 1960s/70s inspired to contrast the stark, modern facade and landscaping. How would you design the interior of this home? 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Room Spotlight: Casual Contemporary

This Casual Contemporary Living Room in Greenwich Village is full of natural materials, great textures and natural light. The rug is my favorite piece, because it brings a cool geometric pattern into the space. I like how there is not perfect symmetry on opposite sides of the fireplace. The lack of perfect symmetry allows the space to have that casual, laid back feel. The ceiling fixture has a very vintage feel, however, it does not feel dated. It's a simple piece that compliments the many stripe patterns found throughout the space in the pillow, rug, and right side art-piece. The coffee table is very beautiful. What I find interesting about the piece is that you can plant a plant inside it. What do you love about this space? You can add as little or as much to your space as you want. Don't follow rules, just do.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Missing From Your Closet


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Missing From Your Closet