Leaving South Florida and coming back to the city was so bittersweet. I love bright colors, palm trees and bright sunshine...I can never get enough of it. So, when I got back to the city, I got just the sunny dose I needed. This incredible bathroom suite. Hello malachite ceiling...

 Talk about out of the box thinking and living for the details. I can't help but obsess over this room. The green wallpaper adds such softness, its Farrow & Ball Acanthus.
This photo shows such incredible details. Mossy green paint with teeny specs of gold trim, malachite wallpaper, Greek key ribbon, and bordered box valences. I love every little bit of this...
Interior Design by Shelley Johnstone Paschke, Photos courtesy of Veranda


Every time I return to visit my beautiful city, Los Angeles, I swear I turn into a little glam bohemian...
It's only for a few minutes before I get my business hat back on but when I'm in it I feel like I'm in the middle of a daydream.
 There is just something about relaxed glamour, its so effortless and calming. Gazing outside (or inside) at beautiful palm trees, lush greenery and golden sunshine. It just makes me in such a good mood. The interiors look magical when white with muted neutral tones making such a statement. Outdoor eating has become almost an every meal affair, my goodness I'm loving this.
 Woods are highlighted and encouraged as well as outdoor elements like shells and metals. 
I'm not missing NYC one bit and soaking up all of this pretty business. 
The dream ends after the weekend though. I'll be back to the city and back to my busy-ness! 

images via thegiftsoflife

Currently leaves

I don't care how many times I see the ever so hot Martinique Wallpaper...
I will never get enough of it. All I can think about is adding more green leave decor to my world and I am doing my best to convince my clients that they need some too. In an effort to change their minds, I am reflecting on my most favorite looks...
 This patterned sofa is an easy way to add it in without going too drastic, as is this gorgeous printed fabric in the bathroom. It looks so chic with white. 
However, the wallpaper really just puts an extra pep in my step, every time. 

 I even find this lampshade a great way to add in a pop of the look. However you want to use it, it will add something extra snazzy and chic to the room. I promise! 
 images via this search

Tablescape Tuesday...ringing in the new year right

First thing to do in the New Year...throw a fabulous holiday soiree. The first big meal of the year is always a reason to celebrate and this year is no exception. How fitting would it be to celebrate with shades of Emerald, the color of the year! I am completely crushing on this gorgeous tablescape with hints of gold, emerald and black + white stripes...

 Originally this chic little get together was for a baby shower, but I happen to think the look would work perfectly for a NYE brunch to celebrate the new year. Simple flowers and a toast of champagne and orange juice are definitely a must. 

images via...inspired by this
Photographer: Katie Stoops Photography

3 Ways with Emerald {PANTONE'S COLOR OF THE YEAR 2013}

 I am just overjoyed that PANTONE named EMERALD green color of the year. Green is absolutely one of my favorite colors to decorate with. It's a little bit darker than normal bright green but it's pretty close. So this year, its going to be such a joy to play with this color. I love mixing green as an accent color in a gorgeous palate...

Greens and black and white is always a super chic look. I love a little pink mixed in too, pink and green is one of my favorite combos. 
This dining room in Nicky Hilton's glamorous pad is one of my favorite uses of green and pink.
Aside from being just an amazing accent color. This room makeover just shows you what a stunning color it is on its own. I love what emerald green did for this little white bedroom. 



FARGERIKE COLOR partnered with the hottest hotel in Norway, the Grand Hotel and created a junior suite with some much style, you would think its from Hollywood. The look is so bright and colorful and uses the hottest shades of green together like I have never seen. I love the switch up of emerald on the checkered floor, as opposed to black, my usual favorite. Green velvets and leathers look so good together here...

I love the graphic wallpaper too and the pop of bright red is stunning + oh so surprising. 
The best part is the light blue walls with white molding. I would have never thought to mix these colors together but I think it looks incredibly chic and outside the box. Which is something I am dying to see more of. Mixing of shapes, looks, textures and styles was so well done in this hotel I am dying to go visit! 
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 There is nothing that I love more than some drama in design. This month's issue of Lonny magazine really brought new inspiration to my little decorista eyes. The Tony Duquette feature is absolutely incredible and oozing with drama and opulence. His signature pattern, Malachite, is on full display here in his grand estate with leopard prints, velvets, black and white flooring and all the deliciousness a decorator could ever dream of...

If this desk is not my dream desk for my home office space, well then I don't know what is. This photo makes me want to put a tassle on my desk drawer stat. It's always the little details that say the most. 
 This bathroom is just beyond. All the elements of malachite in this space are absolute perfection. I am always a fan of repeating a pattern over and over. It really adds a special finishing touch that makes a space look decorated on purpose...It's just soooooo good! 

images via lonny magazine photography by patrick cline

Italian Greenery...Le Sirenuse

Today I am giddy with delight because the weather is close to perfection. I have a lot of traveling coming up next week (heading to Vegas Market with Traditonal Home Magazine and then over to LA for some work + play). I am beyond excited to get back to the city of perfect weather everyday, but what I am really daydreaming about it is traveling to Europe and hitting up the Italian beaches. 
Then I came across these pictures of the gorgeous hotel,  Le Sirenuse in Italy...

 Another perfect anecdote to plain white walls is gorgeous greenery. I mean it just takes this decor to an entirely different level. It also gives the color scheme for the rest of the decor. Golds, glamorous shades of green and elements of earthiness...
 I just love the architecture of everything and the accessories. Of course the little details are so delightful too. 

office space of the day...ESSENTIAL GREENS

gorgeous green parsons desk + bamboo chair + dark wood floors + silver lamp + pretty plant =
domestic bliss
This adorable home is fitted with the prettiest of green accessories...

An art wall with kelly green frames and a painted stair runner to match is such a stylish idea. I can not get enough of how cute this is. 
Hints of grey and yellow are blended in perfectly with the pretty greens. I love it. 
Mixed metallics go a long way in this entryway. The gold geometric light fixture and sunburst mirror add such dashing personality to the entryway.
This amazingly stylish house can be found here.

COLOR LOVER: onyx, white + kelly

I don't know what is in the decorating water lately but everywhere I love I am seeing onyx black, bright white and kelly green. It's a fabulous mixture I must admit and its taking me back to some of my most favorite interiors moments. For spring, I have been wanting to add a dash of color to my apartment and I'm thinking maybe some fabulous kelly green drapes...or maybe just an emerald lamp. Oh, the possibilities are endless...

Have always loved these incredible lucite + green dining room chairs. 

Office space of the day...GREENERY

Spotted this adorable office space on one of my favorite blogs, Sanity Fair.
Kelly Green walls + bamboo furniture + gold frames + bits of white and black + coral drawer pulls =
domestic bliss
Skyla's apartment is absolutely adorable and I am noticing that green walls with accents of black and white is a killer combo and oh so hot right now. Genevive Gorder used in in her room at DOAD and I saw it everywhere at HPMKT (more on that coming soon)...

This is a perfect use of a small space. You don't have to have a dining room to get a place to have great dining, and the same goes for the office. I love the way she broke down her space here.
Hope this inspires you for some great weekend decorating.

Wallcolor Wednesday: A pretty little green room...

After a day of being out in the streets walking around I am just overjoyed that spring weather is finally arriving to the city. It has me dreaming of the most bright and vibrant colors on the walls. Especially the color GREEN...

The perfect touch of pretty femininity...
A touch of modern chic...
A touch of history...
A touch of traditional...
And a baby touch of masculine...

images via, brian park photography...elle decor...apartmenttherapy. lonnymagazine.

Styleicious Sunday...the things of SPRING

Neons all the rage right now...especially when it comes to home decor AND fashion. 
 I am so looking forward to adding SPRING touches to my decor, fashion and lifestyle, aren't you?

Of course not only will I add flowers to any table surface, but bright and bold lipsticks are my favorite. I love to wear this YSL coral gloss in the springtime, it goes well with  my skin tone.
I will do anything and everything to make sure that fluros and neons are all up in my world...
I've decided that I need this satchel...ASAP
although I think I must get it in PINK.
oh the highlighter fun to play with.

How fab is this idea of combining succulents and hot pink neon macrame spotted on design sponge? 
all images sourced here...

House Beautiful March 2012...a green machine

This issue of House Beautiful absolutely rocked my world. It's packed full of amazing green goodness and the color is just so good, I am completely re-inspired. Every shade of green in this issue is just intoxicating. How gorgeous is that teal green sofa in velvet? It is matched perfectly with blues, pinks and silvers. LOVE? Me too, but wait there is more...

 Oh, this headboard. Yes, its definitely a stunner!
 This exotic green room is AMAZING...
 and even this soft and subtle beige-ish green is so soothing and beautiful.
 Now this room really packed punch to me. Dark green walls mixed with lovely lavender chinoiserie pillows. So completely boh meets neo-traditional and I love everything about the mix.
Total Perfection.

Style-icious Sunday: rainy day decor inspiration

Such a heavenly sunday in the city today. Rain in the streets and decorating on my mind. I have got to get together some inspiration for my new space. I can't wait to get it all done already, I am the most impatient decorator when it comes to my own space. Today I am inspired by the color palates of these adorable fashionistas with bubble umbrellas, something I definitely wish I had incredibly chic are those sweet umbrellas?


and current love of green!