Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wow!

I recently got an account with Stanley Furniture and look what arrived today.


I couldn't even fit all the catalogs into the photo!  But now I see my snazzy patent leather leopard clogs made it in.  Oops.

Venture over to Stanley.  If you see anything you like, let me know if I can help!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Man oh Man!

Man oh Man! - OlioBoard

I played on OlioBoard for hours trying to get this entry for the Man Room, and it kept quitting. Now the images are much smaller and I give up.  I'm too tired! Please vote for it anyway! Click on the title above.
Big smoochy kisses if you do.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inspired by the latest wall colors

I just painted my nails with this furniture catalog open to this page when I realized my nail polish matches these walls!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hippo Love

For some reason those ginormous, somewhat pre-historic creatures are cute.  I know you agree with me.  They seem so sweet and I've never had to smell a real one so I don't care about that.
Look at this face!

Baby Love

Or this:

I mean, come ON. You know that's cute.

Even Disney cute:


And Sexy Momma Cute:

Edible Cute:
(I made that, BTW. Yes, I did.)

And mini hippo foot stool cute!


Even his bum.

The deets:
Patinated Leather Hippo Stool
England
1960's
Great hippo in beautifully patinated leather that may be used as a footstool, or can support a seated adult.
Presently nicknamed Hugo, feel free to come by our showroom to visit him in person.
Better yet, adopt Hugo today!

Price
$1,750
Condition*
Great vintage condition
Measurements
height: 17 in.
depth: 12 in.
width/length: 35 in.
Specifications
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Steel inner structure, leather
Creator: unknown
Photography
provided by 1stdibs
Location
Dragonette Ltd.
711 North La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
USA

Phone: 310-855-9091

E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com



Now go buy it!





Saturday, October 9, 2010

Are you DROOLING?

I am. Drooling.  Totally in love over this. Do you see what I'm talking about?

















Maybe the amazing light. Maybe the cool blue ceiling. But no.  How about now?


Are you seeing it? I am so intrigued. I want to make this so bad.  What, can't tell yet? How about NOW?















Actually, I think I'd be kind of nervous.  I have 3 kids. A dog.  A husband that likes to read.  Hmmm. Still want.





































Doubt I will ever get to make a floor to ceiling "house of cards" book tower, but Jamie Drake did and did it well.  Sigh.

All photos from HERE.  And if you click on them, they get BIGGER. YAY!







Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wedding Colors

I love LOVE love purple. All shades of it.  And now there's a wedding coming up where the bride wants to have purple too.  Oooh..

Well, not all purples are the same and not all work together.  I am going to try to help come up with a few palettes that the bride can choose from (and stick to once she picks one!!).  These are just ideas and suggestions.  It's not the exact items that are important, but the color and FEELING of the images that are. The "boards" below can continue to grow and change over time. Clicking on the boards will open them up in Polyvore where you can get more information and see better photos.  Please leave comments at the bottom of the blog!

Ready? Okay, here we go.

First up is a grape/berry/gold palette.  Rich purple shades that will pair well with the colors of the Harvard Club that you see here:

Shades of deep fuschia to pink with little shots of a fresh green in the flowers would be beautiful.  The goal for the bouquet is to "pop" off the deeper tones of the bridesmaids' dresses. Delicate gold jewelry that doesn't compete with the rich colors, and/or bold jewels in the same tones will look fabulous. Bolder lip color in berry tones and softer browns to champagne colors on eyes. Little bit of gold shimmer.
The colors in the room can overlap with shades varying from cranberry to maroon and violet to lavender, keeping away from the blue tones and more toward the red ones.  Gold to add a little sparkle to the tables in candle holders, chargers, picture frames, possibly some birdcages and vases.

Menbur Ruffled Clutch
$108 - endless.com
Chain handbag »

FACET GEM BUTTON RING
6 GBP - oasis-stores.com
Oasis rings »

Yellow Gold Drops Earrings
120 EUR - pret-a-beaute.com
Yellow gold earrings »

Purple Bouquet
brides.com





Second up is more of a monochromatic option in softer tones that will not compete with the colors in the room.  Shades of pewter, silvery lavender, and soft mauve tones with hints of amethyst,navy and and a little spring green round this out.  Imagine the tables with a navy runner under silver cachepot filled with flowers that have some fruit for added interest and color.  Silver candle holders, chargers add a little classic sparkle, and soft gold to antique brass tones also work well.  Consider slipcovering chairs to a lighter color.
The dresses are soft and elegant in tone and the makeup is complementary- more dramatic on the eyes with a lighter shade of natural pink/beige/mauve on lips.  Shoes can be silver to pewter.  
bridal party in lavender by CKNest featuring a purple dress
bridal party in lavender




Platin Evening Dress Poland
829 EUR - veryeickhoff.com
Dresses »

MER IN PURPLE HAZE
$394 - rarechic.com
Purple dress »

Luxe pink ribbon shoes
45 GBP - dorothyperkins.com
Pink shoes »

Purple knot crossbody bag
10 GBP - dorothyperkins.com
Purple handbags »

Glitter and Pearl Bangle Stack
14 GBP - oasis-stores.com
Pearl bracelets »

Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad
$25 - nordstrom.com


Exclusively Weddings : Colorful Chic 563-0141 : Wedding Invites &...
brides.com



Another idea is more of a lilac/periwinkle/blue palette.  Again, the dresses are a little softer in color, allowing the flowers to really show.  Lots of variations in the bouquets ranging from indigo to light lilac, again with pops of green, and possibly some turquoise to peacock green (not shown).  The bridal bouquet having lots of ivory mixed in with the blues and purples.  Table linens in a medium shade with a lighter complimentary color in the napkins. 

Jewels in several shades all work together.  Shoes can be a shade lighter or darker than the dresses, but matching exactly is a no-no (too prom-like).  Cheeks should have a hint of pink blush (in the right tone for the girl, of course) and natural lips will look pretty with soft purple tones on the eyes.  



One shoulder drape dress Lilac
212 GBP - houseoffraser.co.uk
One shoulder dress »

Calvin Klein Scarlet
$109 - piperlime.gap.com
Calvin klein pumps »

Bouquet
weddings.theknot.com


Wedding flowers - Purple, lilac and blue wedding flowers | Wedding...
weddingmagazine.co.uk




And last but not least... I can't believe I forgot to include this one! Here we go:


This one is similar to the first, but the purple tones move more toward a deep plum to eggplant and had more gold added in.  The colors are rich and elegant and saturated.  Flowers are bright and deep, no white colors mixed in.  Ivory linens with gold accents on the tables. Ivory to champagne tones for candles and lush floral centerpieces.
The ladies wear a rich lip color and naturals/pinks/browns on eyes.  Consider soft champagne gold for shoes and accessories.



PAPARAZZI
65 GBP - kurtgeiger.com
High heels »