Although the sunny skies are incredibly amazing, I do sometimes dream of what it would be like to live in London. Thank God for amazing shelter publications that take us inside the most incredible homes of other countries. This cover of the new Elle Decor seriously stopped me in my tracks.
Deep navy velvet sofa, gray grasscloth walls, that gorgeous ornate gold mirror, and that rug! This London flat is just beyond....

 I seriously cannot get over the brass and glass used in the space. (very similar to the pieces I'm currently placing in my new clients' home, so art deco glam) I also love the designer and his choice of artwork. Very sexy.
 I am such a fan of this black and white marble mixed with the burled wood looking finish and those sconces are so gaudy glam. I just think this work is brilliant.
Check out the marvelous gold feet on the dining table. Pretty pops of yellow and brass complete the look and take the traditional decor to a whole 'nother level....

art + room...woodson + rummerfield Pink Lady

So proud of my former bosses, Woodson + Rummerfield for making the cover of LUXE magazine with their fabulous pink bedroom at the Graystone mansion...they really nailed it with the pink and that has totally inspired me.
blush pink walls + pretty velvet sofa + candle wall sconces + proper painted lady =
domestic bliss
I am just smitten with the look of rose colored walls. I recently read that dusty rose is lucky for me on this birthday colorscope and since my birthday is in less than 2 weeks I want to surround myself with the best of luck + the beautiful color.
Rose is so feminine and so sweet and I really think that I am going to incorporate the pretty color into everything that I do from now on...

{images via. luxe magazine. domino. society social. elle decor. interior design. houzz}

Designer Crush: Estefania Carrero, Architectural Digest Spain

Loving the calm, creamy color palate of this gorgeous home by Madrid designer, Estefania Carrero. A mix of traditional glamour and sophistication. I am especially LOVING the mirrors on the back wall. In NYC, every apartment could really use at least one wall of mirrors. Its incredible how large wall of mirrors can make a space feel. So important with the crazy little square footage. I am really into the style. 

Now for the rest of her incredible apartment...

Gorgeous artwork, fabulous accessories, incredible patterns and textiles. 

images via.

The newest online shelter publication: Trad Home

Stop the presses! WWW just announced a new online shelter mag coming this next year, Trad Home. The stylish duo behind Lonny (michelle adams & patrick cline) will be collab-ing with the people behind Traditional Home and bringing their very best! I am beyond thrilled as Tradtional Home & Lonny (aka the current domino)  are 2 of my FAVORITE magazines. So many new mags, I'm loving all of this ambition!

The Decorista featured in Look Magazine...i LOVE the UK!

This morning I woke up to an email from the sweetest girl in the whole wide world...
The ever so lovely Helena, who we all know and love
let me know as she was flipping through her latest issue of LOOK magazine

she noticed that they mentioned THE DECORISTA as one of THE NEXT BIG THINGS.

check it out!
(i am beyond thrilled, i got a wee bit emotional about it. SUCH an honor!!)

THANKS to Helena for sending me photos! Such a sweetheart!

The Art of to be a fabulous hostess for weekend guests

Want to be the most popular hostess for friends and family?
My must have key elements...
killer seating + plenty of reading material
I have found that this combination will have guests always feeling uber comfy in your home. They have time to themselves and who doesn't love getting into a good book. I always get rave reviews about my book and magazine collection, they always come back for more!

secret of domestic bliss #23... decorate with your magazines + books

If you are like me and a self professed "design nerd", you probably have more books and magazines than you know what to do with. I mean, we all love a good bookcase filled with tons and tons of fabulous books, but what happens when you run out of room and places to put your
treasured reads....stacks and stacks of books + magazines.
My mom used to sneak in my room and throw them all away so when I finally moved out on my own I started to keep every single can imagine I have quite a collection.
I have learned that It doesn't have to look junky (see mom!).
You certainly can make your home look chic and stylish with stacks and stacks of mags + books.
Don't you agree?
(this is my aunts house in NYC....and it looks uber sophisticated with piles of books)

(i love books in the kitchen...something carrie bradshaw would do)

loving how this blogger rocked the stacks look in her home studio...

or you can be really clever and do a little something like this. love!

images from... unknown, sc, domino, nymag, pw, bruce hemming, rearranged design,,designsage, mfamb, designsponge, lovemaegansimplyseleta ,