office space of the day...Kelly Wearstler PINK RHAPSODY

Madly in love with this home office done by the one and only Kelly Wearstler herself and her intoxicatingly good new book, Rhapsody. It's so glam, I just can hardly stand it...
black and white rug + amazing artwork + gorgeous lamp + eccentric desk + hot pink croc chairs =
domestic bliss
Want to see more of the KW glamour in this months Lonny?

Like I mentioned before, this woman continues to amaze me with her pattern concoctions. It's just unbelievably good. Get in on Rhapsody here...

Book Review: The First Apartment Book

I love getting things in mail, especially when they are shelter books. I really fell for this book by Kyle Schuneman. The First Apartment Book is such a fun guide to decorating a small space on a budget. I highly recommend it, in fact, I think I am going to send a few out to friends. Kyle really knows what he is doing. He gives super clever ideas, like how to make pillows without sewing them and how to easily install wallpaper. It's just packed full of goodness. Here are a few samples of the fab style I'm talking about...

 I love this green and white chevron wall paired with a chic black and white striped rug. 

 How adorably cute is this fireplace style. Turn up the volume on yours with his fab tips. Any New Yorker sure could get a thing or two out of this book

all images scanned by the decorista

Tablescape Tuesday: the decorista bookshelf

Holidays are for entertaining, dinner parties and creating fabulous home decor. As most of you can tell, I love the internet, but lately, I have been pulling inspiration from some of my favorite books and wanted to share them with you...
I will always love entertaining and home decor books. I love the big pictures and holding the books in my hand, turning the magical pages and I even love the smell of the fresh printed paper. Sitting on my sofa, having my coffee and tearing through these delightful pages...such domestic bliss! 
If you need some tabletop decor inspiration or just want to look at pretty things, GET THESE...
they are my most favorite. 
(do you have any books you LOVE? If so, leave a comment and let me know, would love more!)

Light X Design -- Bentley MeekerI was floored by this book that covers the portfolio of lighting design guru Bentley Meeker. I have never seen such amazing entertaining photos in my life. WOW!  The basic premise of how to light any space is illuminated here by a top expert. He shows  P Diddy's 40th birthday party, and the wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. His impressive portfolio is sure to please the art, interior design, and professional and novice party planners alike.

Design for Entertaining -- Preston Bailey- This man rocks my world. He created this ultimate sourcebook guides the reader through the event planning process--from picking a theme, setting the mood, and transforming the space to details such as flowers, lighting, and table settings. 

Inspired Wedding -- Matthew Robbins'- I am maid of honor in a wedding in Feb and am obsessed with this book by Matthew Robbins, Martha Stewart’s right-hand wedding expert. He approaches each wedding design with an object that the couple finds meaningful, and in this inspirational guide, he shows you how to do the same. I love it.

Flair -- Joe Nye- Who doesn't love this JOE NYE? He is a master at style. Everyone I know refers to this book at least once for entertaining inspiration. 

Fabulous Parties- Mark Held- Packed with advice and inspiration from three of LA's most popular party planners. The relationship between food and flowers is clearly shown in this book with amazing photographs and will totally inspire the florist in you. 

Simple Stunning Parties at Home--Karen Busen- I absolutely LOVE this book. It breaks down the art of having parties at home into one jam packed guide. With easy to do DIY projects, it can help you make the perfect tabletop decor for your next event. 

{image via Matthew Robbins' book}

Book Love & Review: The Well Lived Life

Since I have been doing a lot of writing lately, I have been reading so many art + design books for inspiration...

The one I am loving the most right now is The Well- Lived Life by Dominique Browning.
It's a perfect book for any girl who wants to live in domestic bliss. Packed with gorgeous photos of entertaining and home style, my eyes are just filled with delight! 
The reason why its utterly fabulous, well because Assouline is the publisher of course, they are an absolute powerhouse for well done books.
Of course, it was also put together by the editors of House + Garden and hailed as
"the result of one magazine's long love affair with the pleasures of home."...that doesn't hurt either.