Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I was so excited when I heard about Kelly's shop High Street Market a few weeks back...which features little chic vintage finds at great prices even! So I've been frequenting every so often to see what's new in store, of which I am always excited and surprised, that I thought I'd feature a few items for you to check out...
Posted by girl meets glamour at Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I think blue is one of the easiest colors to work with, I mean it pretty much goes with everything...but one of my all time favorite combos is pairing this color with red! One minute it's super sophisticated the next is simple and sweet. Here are some examples I found of these colors, that I thought I'd share with you...
Monday, August 25, 2008
So I spend the weekend unloading boxes, breaking down boxes, painting a few chairs from ebay (below), and playing around a bit with some of my unknowns...
which is this pair of chairs that I'm still trying to figure out what fabrics I like with them...unfortunately one of the chairs has an area of torn fabric so they have to be reupholstered, I guess that's what you get when you go ebay.
So, I'm toying with keeping the chair color still a pale yellow or maybe going wild with Alan Campbell's Zig Zag print in Brown...oh, and I purchased some ikat fabric from UzbekAlive shown above too, which I think will make some great lumbar pillows...
Posted by girl meets glamour at Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Hot off the press...Patterson, Flynn & Martin, a boutique floorcovering company based out of New York, has just launched a new website featuring all they have to offer, in a searchable format!!
I swear this is the future, having everything accessible at the click of a mouse, no more product binders taking up library space!
I was really impressed with the website and their products of course and here's just a few that caught my eye that I thought I'd share with you...
Oh and maybe you know that Kelly Wearstler designs rugs for PFM as well, shown above is one of them called Emerald Cut...
But there are so many more to choose from and patterns that offer various colorways as well!!!
Posted by girl meets glamour at Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Yup and I'm pretty fond of him thus far, and thought you ought to know! I'm thinking he is just what I needed for my house and that's probably I why I didn't bat an eye when I bought him a week ago in a little boutique.
Funny, right as I saw him I thought of blogger Courtney and her love for elephants too!
Posted by girl meets glamour at Tuesday, August 19, 2008
and it's true in many ways, but it's what's on the inside that really counts when it comes you home....but you knew that already I'm sure!! But, when opening up my favorite magazines this month, I found this to be true in one particular way especially...Kitchen cabinets with colorful insides!!!
In House Beautiful, I feel in love with this coastal home...but the Kitchen especially, with it's white cabinets and aquamarine interior, adding depth and punch to the owner's collection of white dishes. I have a tall built-in cabinet in my Kitchen with glass, that I was planning on doing the same thing too!
Then this crimson red, which screams out against a once plain set of white cabinets in the Kitchen of designer Michael Bastian featured in Domino, caught my eye. Filled with with a "high-low cache of dollar-store champagne glasses, hand-me-down fine china and Tiffany candlesticks", a background that can make even missed matched collections come together!
Text exert from Alison Griffin/Domino Magazine
Posted by girl meets glamour at Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
In a 60's ranch style house, designer Molly Luetkemeyer transforms a home that hadn't been touched since it was built into a whole new world: "Paris in the 70's became the theme"...
With a bit of Hollywood Regency flair, here this Dining Room features a built in floating sideboard in a glossy orange and then the rest of the palette went from there...
Keeping the original marble fireplace in the Living Room, Molly reupholstered some of the existing vintage furniture left in the house, to make for a more stylish (less dated) vibe...
If you are not familiar with Molly or her company M.Design Interiors, above is an image from their office...um, can I work there!! But, you can check out the rest of their site for fun projects!
(Images vis California Home + Design/Sept. '08 and M.Design Interiors website)
Posted by girl meets glamour at Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
(Image and text excerpt from Elle Decor/Christine Lennon/Sept. '08)
Posted by girl meets glamour at Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
consider new ways of using it, to keep it fresh! I've read some great posts on zebra rugs and their use, and we've all seen this rug in different settings...what comes to mind is the zebra rug over seagrass combo (seen alot of that)...but check out this image I found in my files, of a different pairing...
Posted by girl meets glamour at Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Okay, not that kind...get your mind out of the gutter. I'm talking design trick in the bedroom...a switch up if you will, by taking that plain old headboard you're so bored of looking at, and changing the style around by draping fun textiles over it!
A seersucker headboard just so-so...but not nearly as exciting when Lee Jofa creative director Stephen Elrod draped a Indian rug over it...a rug, what a great idea!!
Pottery Barn), makes a great statement doesn't it!?!
And not only a bedroom trick, but works just the same on a sofa, one of my favorites above from the home of Amanda Peet featured in Domino...
Posted by girl meets glamour at Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
and very worthy in my opinion, I'm just amazed at how many good finds on every website...
Love this new ottoman at Horchow...in a fun leather and nail head design...this site seems to get better and better, and did you see their new Chesterfield sofa...
Pieces, always getting new inventory, but how cute is this fiberglass side chair (pair) with the pink cushion!
CBell has some new items on their latest page, of them I love this mirrored desk...
Posted by girl meets glamour at Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
in a meet up that channels a classic '60s Palm Spring vibe mixed with Modern day glamour, what is now called the "Ivy" in a once rundown Sydney spot is open for business...
This hot new party spot features 18 bars, 9 restaurants, a swimming pools, and 2 rooftop penthouse suites...
The lounge is backed full of bamboo chairs, marble tables, mirrored consoles, and loads of lush velvet drapes...
Courtyards through out create an indoor outdoor feel with sunlight, plantery, and more lounging opportunities...
Amidst the various outdoor areas, you can find spots too cool off with a shower (fit for several) like shown above...
This place is bold with color and shapes, but just looking at this image I can tell all the detail that went into each piece, from the custom booth seating and tables, to the over-sized light fixtures above...I would love to dine here!!
Reminiscent of the "Viceroy" in some ways, I have no doubt that this joint is already a huge success...and now on my list of places to visit if I'm ever in Australia!!
*Images via Vogue Living/Photographer: Hugh Stewart
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Read all about, I was so happy to hear about Katie and her recent bio on 1st Dibs blogosphere, that I thought I'd spread the word to check it out...
Posted by girl meets glamour at Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
That's right, hurry up all my favorite retailers and home stores and get going on your new Fall product. Summer is almost over and I wanna know what's new already!!
I don't know about you, but I'm on pins and needles to see what's going with Shine Home, Arteriors, Anthropologie, and others...for this next season!! I understand they want to showcase all their new goods across the country in markets and fairs before they release them to the public. But for me, I just end up feeling teased, like this shot above from Shine Home's recent press release...tell me more!
Maybe a Fall Preview online would hold me over, like J.Crew's online. Which I just can't get enough, and know that cute yellow coat will make it's way to my wardrobe one way or another!!
Posted by girl meets glamour at Tuesday, August 05, 2008