ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: the french effect

Every once and a while I stumble upon a gorgeous home filled with the look of Parisian Glamour and I am instantly drawn into daydream mode. I would say that I typically like more modern glamour in my own decor, but I can't help but notice the elements of the oh so sophisticated french look...
The main stays for capturing the look of France are gold mirrors +  chandeliers + curvy chairs + sometimes a dash of velvet.
In my designs I like to incorporate these elements mixed with different looks for my personal favorite style...ECLECTIC GLAMOUR. However, this home is quite the gem. 
images via House Beautiful photos by Bjorn Wallander

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.

Life in Brooklyn...bright and breezy

I have a small little crush on Brooklyn. Everytime I go there, I have a great time...its just full of surprises. Like this adorable little studio, decorated by Nick Olsen, it's a complete treat! Pretty and light walls give it the ultimate pick me up feeling, total happiness. Each little adornment and detail is carefully done to ensure the perfect functionality for a super small space yet still keeping its visual beauty. Check out this video for tips on small spaces. I love the white with green trim everywhere, such a fresh combo.

images via everythingfab