Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
After spotting the last image on Caitlin's blog, I instantly became obsessed with San Francisco based Lotus Bleu designs. All of the homes and rooms are filled with colors, patterns, and I don't think I could ever feel unhappy in one of them!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Short but sweet post today, but I FINALLY got another job after 4 months of looking! I start a week from Sunday( I'll have to travel to Louisville for training) and am so excited. So today I am off to shop for a new professional wardrobe with my mom! any suggestions on where I MUST go?? I know my first stop will be J.Crew to channel this chic woman in the ad..pink typewriter included :)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
the business look (it will be after work),
business casual (I should have time to change)
the casual look (something easy to throw together, that hopefully still manages to look fun and flirty).
So ladies, it's time to vote...which outfit do you like best?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Here is my best dressed for the Emmy Awards last night:
January Jones in Versace. She looks so fierce.
Friday, September 18, 2009
We are so excited to have Cailtin of Caitlin Creer Interiors be our September Blogger Interview. Her blog is filled with fabulous finds, DIY projects, and amazing rooms she designs on incredible budgets.
What inspired you to start your blog?
We'll I've had a personal blog for a few years but it was always a mishmash of personal things and style related content so I decided to separate the two. I also started really marketing my interiors and I wanted a place to share my work while I work on getting my website up. I love blogging because of how it connects you with others. I have made so many awesome blog friends and it is so exciting to connect with people who share your interests.
What are your daily reads?
Totally depends but I would say Absolutely Beautiful Things tops the list. Who doesn't love Anna Spiro? I've also been reading La Dolce Vita for a long time and I love Coco + Kelley. One of my best friends has a great design blog, My Spinning Wheels and I am always excited to see what she comes up with. I also regularly read Oh Happy Day and the Cookie Nesting blog.
One of the things we love most about the rooms you create is the budgets. Finally, design is accessible to everyone. What is your design philosophy? Where do you look for inspiration when creating a space?
I have the kind of mind that instantly constructs rooms around something that is inspiring. At any given moment I have about 5 rooms that I am working out in my head and thinking about. This kind of mindset really helps when I am shopping and especially thrift shopping because I can really see the life that a piece of furniture or art could have. I read a lot of the shelter mags and shop a lot high end stores and then I think about how I can recreate the feel of those spaces on a budget. I really strive to make each space I design a reflection of who lives there. A home should capture the personality of the resident and reflect the way they live. I like to incorporate personal items wherever I can to individualize the space. I also try to set up the rooms in a way that they can grow with the people who live there, art can be added, collections can grow, accessories can change. We are living and changing every day and I think good design should live and change over time as well. Inspiration can be found anywhere. Your grandmother's quilt, the leaves from the tree in your backyard, a piece of vintage furniture, a poster. Anything can be a jumping off point for a room. I'm working on a project now that I entirely designed around a little teeny postcard. Nothing is too big or too small to be inspiring.
I really love vintage pieces so I would probably opt for some thing really great from Pieces or C. Bell. I also have a serious obsession with clawfoot bathtubs so I guess I would have to include one of those on the list and I also love Ann Sacks tile.
Finally, life or death situation, you must choose: Do you go on a date with Mario Lopez aka AC Slater or MPG as Zack Morris?
Thanks so much to Caitlin for paticipating! If you haven't please hop on over to her blog and be inspired beyond belief!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Last week my mom and I had a fun adventure at the California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park. I hadn’t been there for 10 years while it was undergoing construction, and it was just as fun as I remembered. The colors of all the animals, and flowers were amazing, and the activities were a blast; the only thing it was missing was the earthquake simulator which I used to love as a child. Now I just need to muster up enough energy to enjoy the nightlife there on Thursdays.