Working girl style...

I love running my own businesses. There is literally nothing that gives me more excitement than knowing I get to create things beyond any limitations...and I am all about making that happen in style. I have some big things coming up soon, my site will be all new and shiny and a huge workshop will be coming to Dallas, Texas in the fall. So, here are my latest loves while making things happen.

1. Not only does this Arteriors vintage bar cart look glam for entertaining, it also would be perfect to stack a fax machine, files, magazines,etc.
2. For the home office I usually throw on some ripped up jeans, a chic tee and a bold gold link necklace to polish it off and still be easy.
3. Essie marshmellow white are so my thing right now and go with everything.
4. If I have to leave for a meeting, I could throw on this perfect black leather pencil skirt and be ready to go.
5. With all the traveling I have been doing for work lately, I don't leave home without my white  mophie iphone 5 battery case. 
6. I need this Clare Vivier leopard clutch...desperatley.
7. How adorable is this little sea green task lamp?
8. After a long week, I just love burning this Mimosa candle on Saturday mornings in the city
9. What is more lovely than diamond and pearl earrings? Gotta have em.


It's Friday! The first friday of the year and the Friday that kicks off my birthday weekend. I can't believe I am already getting another year older. Eeeeek. Although, I am kind of excited. So, what have  I been up to the past couple of days in preparation. Filling up my vanity with all of my favorite beauty essentials of the winter. I am totally revamping my girlie area for 2013! Here are my must haves...

 Amarige - my winter signature scent
Argon oil - my favorite hair product
the most heavenly thing I have every put on my body

Finding the perfect floor lamp...

Shopping for clients and the perfect lighting for these apartments in New York is an entire situation. You really can never go wrong with lighting because I truly believe lighting is the best accessory, sort of like the perfect earrings. They just make the look complete. Right now I am a little in love with three arm floor lamps. Modern, chic and extremely useful...

I love this design by Ryan Korban, he uses a Serge Mouille three arm lamp as a kiss of perfection.
The three arm look just adds an element of luxury, its almost like a really good piece of art. Well, some of them actually are! 

floor lamps:
1- Mid Century Modern Tri Light $475
2- Serge Mouille $8200
3- Jonathan Adler Havana Lamp

decor images: 1//2//3//4

Ashlina's Holiday Wishlist...

This holiday season has been ultra busy, where has the time gone? I've been trying to score all of my gifts online, especially with all the fab gift guides going around the internet. With my birthday right around the corner, I have been eyeing things to add to my wish list. So, I felt that it was appropriate to make one just for me. Things that I am loving and wanting right now. 
How fab are these items?

for the home...
ONE. Diptyque candle.
TWO. C.wonder tortoise bowl
THREE. black and gold tray
FOUR. Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody
FIVE. smythson planner

for my closet...
ONE. gold tag necklace
TWO. rebecca minkhoff bag
THREE. gold tipped pumps
FOUR. gold skull watch
FIVE. heart sweater


Fall is finally here and what I am over the moon about is filling my apartment with fine fragrances that  create not only a beautiful ambiance, but a sweet smelling space, too. I am so particular about smells and always like to make sure that each area of my home smells wonderful. So, here are a few of my fall favorites...

decor image found here.

office space of the day...David Hicks meets Studio Ten25

As soon as I spotted this office with the David Hicks hexagon pattern inset on the armoire, I knew this Studio Ten 25 design was office space worthy. I use this pattern a lot in projects, it's such a classic and modern print. I also just love the idea of using it in other ways besides just the walls...
black walls + yellow curtains + greek key rug + flamestitch chair + david hicks hexagon on armoire=
domestic bliss


Lately I have been really recalling my love of making a home. Taking time and putting thought into the things that are truly important to me as far as domestic bliss goes. One of those being making my home office time more enjoyable by prettifying it a little more. Then,  I can get to writing those thank you notes I need to get around to...

image via here


 Over the weekend I splurged on a few beauty products, my favorite indulgence aside from bedding, and I found myself drawn to peach flavors. So all weekend long I smelled like a peach and I'm big on smells and seasons so peach is the perfect compliment to the end of summer. Which had me thinking that I should incorporate more pretty peachiness into my home...

 When I found some incredible images of peach spaces, I realized just how beautiful and non feminine the color can really go. It has such a sophisticated feel and complements a more exotic color palate, but you can really work with any style of your choice.
 I love the feel of these richly colored rooms, it makes me instantly want to "I dream of Jeanie" myself to India or Morocco and come back with vintage treasures...

 Since I have a little too much going on and no time for travel, I'll stick to shopping online...

decor images via: elle decor, house beautiful, molly lutkemeyer, cotedetexas, bellevivir, dominomag

How to home accessorize...mix brights and black

Inspired by a few of my favorite fashion bloggers, I can't help but adore the look of brights mixed with blacks. I love sticking with simple and neutral for the big pieces, but for home accessories, that is where I like to mix it up...


Hello darlings! Another slew of my most favorite things I have found while shopping for clients...

I have been searching everywhere for this Kate Spade Cloverdale Vase and finally found it. 
With the colder weather in NYC I want to have my apartment full of big, glossy books like Vogue, The Covers 
Gold Nugget bookends are such a gem-tastic way to punch up my new desk.
This gorgeous gold + black swirl work of art by Anna Coroneo is at the top of my wishlist for amazing art! I am obsessed, its the perfect look.
#LiveSparkly Gold Pillow...need I say more?
Zgallerie Bryant Frames are so art deco and I LOVE that about them.
MOR candle in Gardenia, it's my favorite everyday scent. 

secret of domestic bliss #51......monogrammed living

It's the weekend already, where has the week gone? My bedroom is mostly set up but I have a few essentials that I have to stock up on this weekend. One thing I am looking for is the perfect monogrammed bedding...I love monogramms (especially towels for some reason) and I am feeling the need for some good looking letters in my life. Monogrammed bedding is all over the magazines and blogs these days, so I am not sure that I want to do what everyone else is doing, but I just adore the look.


Accessory Love: Harry Allen piggy bank

Over the weekend I did some really fun shopping in brooklyn (williamsburg to be exact, such fun shops) and one thing I can't seem to get over is the adorable and ever so popular,
  Harry Allen piggy bank
It's been around for a long while, but this little guy is still in style and all over NYC. He comes in gold, silver and other fun colors like copper...adorable! Check out how stylish he makes any ol' abode. I am needing one of these babies bad.

 more cute piggies...
I mean you just don't get more adorable than this. A perfect gift for the stylish child too.

images via pinterest + madebygirl

10 things that rocked my world in South Beach, Miami

A quick re-cap of the amazing time we had in Miami for my birthday! 

1. The view from our hotel in Miami was absolutely killer. We enjoyed coffee on the balcony and watched on as the sun rose and set...the perfect girls weekend backdrop.
2. My birthday roses, pink peonies and lime green hydrangeas (my favorites). Such a beautiful combo!
3. Instead of cake I had the most incredible Thai Donuts from World Resource Cafe. Deelish! 
4. A super fun crew of ladies to spend your birthday with! Tricia, Erika, Angela, Bianca (not pictured)  and Tuyet...i heart you!
5. My new favorite decor store in the world Nest Miami! I was wowed by the amazing items in this store. Completely would die! 
6. Shopping on Lincoln Ave. always rocks my world. We spent an entire day shopping the fun boutiques and eating brunch at the fun restaurants on the strip. My favorite...sushi samba.
7. Out of all the hotels in Miami the Mondrian has the best bar and poolside view. Super swanky and chic. All the furniture was oversized and so very Alice in Wonderland.
8. The best part of the weekend was the fact that I got to wear a beautiful tiara to my birthday party at the Fountainbleu...we danced the night away. 
9. Poolside moments watching the sunset...very relaxing.
10. Beach time was so much fun, nothing beats the beautiful blue water! As much as I love the California beaches, there is something very tropical + european about the beaches of South Beach.
We had the best time! 

Style-icous Sunday {bohemian luxe}

The warm and lovely essence I feel when I am in Austin, my hometown, is intoxicating! catching the chic boho luxe look around this town just makes me know I'm home... so very similar to LA, too. Flowy fabrics and exotic prints fill the city as well as an abundance of earthy elements flattered by insence and fresh air. If it wasn't so cold here I'd be wearing a lovely long and flowy caftan and big sunnies as I shop my favorite spots today. Post-Holiday shopping is always madness, but I love being out on the town, having brunch at the very chic Austin hotspots and shopping down on so-co
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas!